About This Listing
'La Mansarda del Sodo' is a typical Tuscan house, placed at the bottom of the hill in the archeological Etruscan area, one km and half from the center of Cortona: a lovely garden, 3 double bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, living room, kitchen.
Make yourself at home in this charming, top floor apartment in a typical old Tuscan stone house. The apartment has been restored to preserve the original features with terracotta tile floors and ancient beams. The house is set in the Sodo's hamlet amidst the olive groves. Our lovely apartment in the middle of nature is perfect to reach all main Tuscan and Umbrian sightseeings, not far from Florence, Siena, Arezzo, Montepulciano, Montalcino, Pienza and Perugia (all about an hour or an hour and half from here by car or train), and only 20 minutes away there is the Trasimeno Lake.
Guests have access to the garden with barbeque, garden equipment. Inside a small house located in the garden is available a small kitchen so is possible to prepare food outside and fully enjoy the lovely garden area! The Sodo is located in the heart of the countryside with all the benefits of historical city nearby. The wonderful town of Cortona is just a few minutes drive from Sodo. The parking is just few meters from the house.
We always welcome our guests ourselves and my husband Paolo will be always there to provide assistance and also a guided tour of this beautiful area or any information needed.
The house is centrally located in southern Tuscany, 2.5 hours north of Rome, a little over an hour south of Florence, 45 minutes from Siena, 20 minutes from Montepulciano and Perugia and in easy reach of numerous other beautiful Tuscan towns. The property is just a few minutes from Camucia, where the main train station for Cortona is located, a stop on the Rome – Florence train line and where you will find banks, supermarket, bakery and butcher, bars etc.
Ten minutes walk from the house or a few minutes drive you can get to a CLUB WITH SWIMMING POOL, BEACH VOLLEY, RESTAURANT and BAR. Swimming pool entrance ticket: 5 euro per adult a day (3 euro for children untill 12 year old) from monday to friday; 7 euro per adult and 5 for children on saturday and sunday. FOR OUR GUESTS they apply 10% DISCOUNT ON THE PRICES FOR THE SWIMMING POOL (20% for RESTAURANT). The price includes deck chairs and beach umbrella. The ticket for the swimming pool is valid all day long.
The private car is the best way to get around here but you can also walk around or take buses to go to Cortona and Arezzo. To get to Rome or Florence there are several trains from the Camucia-Cortona station. We’ll provide informations and bus/train timetable.
From june 15 to august 31 the price per night includes air conditioning in the three double rooms. Other rooms - lounge, kitchen - have ceiling fans
A FREE SPACIOUS PARKING LOT IS AVAILABLE 150 METRES FROM THE HOUSE.
We'd like you feel at home here and we ask you to treat the place as your own.
Daniella and Paolo were great hosts. They provided excellent driving directions, wonderful photo maps of local hikes and were a joy to chat with about the area.
The apartment is very large with a great kitchen for cooking. Great location with a car as you are outside the main walled portion of Cortona and always have parking. We stayed ten days and had a hard time leaving. Highly recommended.
Siamo stati ospiti di Daniela e Paolo nel weekend di Pasqua. La casa è accogliente, charming ed esattamente come da foto che tanto ci avevano attratto. Le temperature esterne in quei giorni erano fredde ma la dotazione di un ottimo impianto di riscaldamento ci ha fatto stare a nostro agio nel tepore dell'appartamento.
La cucina ben attrezzata è stata utilissima per gestire due bimbi piccoli e ovviamente anche le esigenze dei grandi..
Un bellissimo weekend.
Daniela e Paolo discretissimi ma sempre disponibili all'occorrenza. Torneremo sicuramente.
Persone molto carine, accoglienti e disponibili.
Abitazione accogliente con 3 camere da letto e servizi. salottino e cucina.
La casa è posta in una tipica borgata che da sulla strada che porta al centro storico di Cortona.
Cortona città storica, piccola ma affascinante. Da visitare
The house was more than expected. The house was beautifully cleaned and we didn't expect 3 bathrooms so each bedroom had its own bathroom! The courtyard was just perfect for breakfasts and leisurely evening drinks.
Paulo was absolutely wonderful he was a font of information about the local sights and how to get to them, who we showed an interest in the Etruscan tombs he went out of his way to take us to see them.
He was so kind when we arrived late after having car problems in Siena. We arrived after 8 pm and he had left us with a wonderful and most welcome meal of fresh local produce and bread and cheese.
He also showed utmost patience directing us to the house in the dark. We certainly will always have fond memories of our stay in Tuscany and our gracious host Paulo.
A casa está de acordo com a descrição do anuncio. Fica em local agradável, é espaçosa, limpa, e a cozinha possui os utensílios necessarios. Ficamos hospedados em dois casais durante 03 dias de maneira bastante confortável. A casa fica fora da cidade, mas como estávamos viajando de carro, isto não foi um problema. A Daniela e o Paolo são muito simpáticos, prestativos e flexíveis. Fizeram o necessário para facilitar nossa estadia e no check in nos presentearam com um kit de café da manhã e uma garrafa de um aperitivo típico da região chamado limoncello
We have had the most wonderful week in Cartona, living in the spaceous house of Daniela and Paolo.
The trip to Cortona was arranged on a very short notice, and both Daniela and Paolo were extremely helpful all along.
We were a party of five - to adults and three teenagers. The accomodations in the house are no less than perfect for a family like ours: Lots of space, three (!) bathrooms, three bedrooms - and in the small back yard the most wonderful little garden with tables, rest chairs and even an extra house at our disposal, where we could cook, bake, grill and prepare meals, if we wished to do that.
The host were marvelous: the house was not easy to find, as we arrived very late in the evening after a long drive.
We called Paolo - and he immediately offered to come and lead the way the last 2-3 kilometres. Fantastic.
The hosts - both Paolo and Daniela - were fantastic at giving information about the area. And good advice on where to find the best restaurants, the cooling pool for the kids, the best and shortest road to Places we wanted to see etc. A perfect host couple - no less!
We would not hesitate to recommend this place - even to our closest friends, and we may even decide to go back there, as the area offers a lot more wonderful things to see, taste and experience, than we had time for this summer....
Daniela and Paolo were fantastic hosts, and we had a lovely time in Cortona.
I made a very short-notice request to stay at their apartment, as our plans changed, but Daniela got back to me straight away, and was incredibly accommodating and flexible to fit in our last-minute booking!
Daniela and Paolo live next door, and they were always happy to give us advice and help us out, from helping us book local wine tours to telling us their favourite spots in Siena.
The apartment - which feels more like a house - is spacious and very comfortable, with big (air-conditioned) bedrooms with beautiful views over the Tuscan countryside and a well-equipped kitchen. There's a very sweet garden with a great brick-built barbeque, and Daniela and Paolo's cat and dog sometimes wander over to say hello. The location is ideal - you drive up the hill to reach Cortona in a few minutes (or walk if you're feeling energetic!) and you can also reach the surrounding vineyards and other hilltop towns with ease. It feels peaceful, but not remote, and provided us with a great base for exploring the local area.
Just down the road there's an area for off-road parking which is free and has plenty of space. There are also several large supermarkets nearby.
Thanks for a lovely time!
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