About this listing
Very quiet apartment in the middle of nature, one mile from beautiful Cortona and perfect to reach all main Tuscan and Umbrian sightseeings!
Perfect for 2, can host max 4 guests, with kitchen corner and wood fired oven!
For nature and relax lovers!
The bedroom (with the double bed) "on the rocks"! The naked stone walls are very unique and suggestive...
Our lovely house is located one mile from the splendid historical towncenter of CORTONA, not far from Florence, Siena, Arezzo, Montepulciano, Montalcino, Pienza and Perugia, all about an hour from here by car, and only 20 minutes away from here, the Trasimeno Lake, the biggest lake of central Italy...
A little, white country road (partially asphalt partially no) will lead you in the magic mysthical athmosphere of our location (5 minutes by car, 30 minutes on foot)...you will leave the towncenter to jump into a magic world...
The apartment is at the ground floor of a two floors ancient farmhouse and is componed by: bedroom with double bed, living room with kitchen corner, sofa and a single bed (in case we can add a second single bed) and a large, comfortable bathroom with shower and tub.
The house in on the slope of a hill, in a magnificent position, with a splendid view.
The garden is at your complete disposal with the ancient stone wood fired oven waiting for you...
The apartment is perfect for a couple but can comfortably host up to 4 people, for instance a couple with 2 children...
If you're looking for a magic, nice, peaceful and relaxing place to stay, you can't miss visiting us!
This is the perfect place for painters, poets, writers, musicians, singers and if your artistic side hasn't appeared yet, here it will jump out!
All around the house, wonderful walks through the countryside, following SAINT FRANCIS of Assisi's footsteps, that loved to come and hide from the crowds in the mountain behind our house and rest at "LE CELLE" the very famous (not to miss!!!) convent not far away from us...
We can organize for you:
- HORSERIDES (for absolute beginners as well as for superprofessionals), from one hour to 5 days!
-WINE AND OLIVEOIL TASTING ( friends of ours produce them totally biologically and are ready to share their knowledge with us!!!)
-BYCICLE RIDES, since down in the valley VALDICHIANA there is a 62 kms route, crossing the valley and following the bed of the canal Chiana available for a relaxing family ride
...and if you like wild herbs and nature, our hill is waiting for you!
And pets are more than welcome here!!!
P.S. We're in the heart of nature but our wifi connection is...a bomb!!!
Come and visit us!
We are waiting for you!!!
-outside woodfired oven
-children backpack for your excursions
-children foldable table stool (for the small ones)
-2 foldable sunbeds
-gardentable and gardenchairs, beachchairs and sun ombrella
Our guests will have the apartment at their total disposal (we live upstairs so if you need anything, just ask!), as well as the garden and parking is just few meters from the house.
You have digital tv, internet wifi 24/7(perfect from the living room), fridge, gas kitchen, electrical oven, hairdryer and if you need the washing maschine...it's upstairs in out apartment, so...just ask us anytime you need to use it!
Interaction with Guests
We always welcome our guests ourselves (at least every time it's possible, also because the first time it is impossible to find us!) and we try to always keep in touch, also if we are away for work..we always try to message through Airbnb to double check if our guests need anything...so, please, if you need anything, just ask!
We want to have all happy guests!
The quiet around us is incredible and perfect for relaxing but in few minutes by car you can reach beautiful historic and artistic plces...so you have relax, nature, culture, art and history in one!
You can walk around very safely but we highly suggest to come by car, so that you can be independent for your personal visits..thee are some buses from Cortona, but few and only local..trains to Rome and Florence and Perugia but overall, the private car is the best way to get around here!
Other Things to Note
Ours is a countryhouse, so be prepared to share it with some little creatures (little spiders for examples); be ready for a nice walk uphill (only one mile but in tree points quite uphill) towards Cortona and a bit of offroad driving.
Please, leave the apartment as you find it and enjoy your stay.
We use our own water from our own well (so perfectly safe to drink and controlled every year), so please do not waste it and use carefully soaps since it all goes in the fields!
Please, when leaving the apartment for daily excursions, turn off lights and electrical appliances.
The bedroom with view on the rock....the house is infact built directly on the slope of the hill
If you're looking for peace and tranquility in a traditional Tuscan Farmhouse set amongst the olive groves and close to the beautiful hill-top town of Cortona this place fits the bill. It's not 5 star. It doesn't try to be. It's basic Italian farmhouse but all of the basics are there.
What sets this apart is the hospitality of the host. Natascia (and hubby, Lucca) couldn't have been more helpful to us during our two week stay. From meeting us at the Church of Santa Maria Nouva and guiding us to the property some 1 klm away along a steep and (sometimes scary) track, to arranging hairdressing appointments, to dropping us off at the Camucia Railway Station and giving us spot-on advice for places to visit. This is what helped to make our stay here special.
We were seeking easy access to historical sites in Tuscany and Umbria and, as this place sits close to the border between the two, we were able to make the most of our time there.
We also enjoyed just sitting on the front terrace and having a glass of wine as the sun went down over the hills (mosquitoes aplenty so take some insect repellant). The Tuscan sunsets really are something else.
Although Cortona is a real tourist mecca we found the town residents, who could be forgiven for being a bit "over" the tourist thing, really friendly and helpful.
We enjoyed local food (wild boar and porchini mushrooms) at Trattoria Dardano - check it out, and some wonderful hospitality and (cheap) food down the road in Camucia at Quo Vadis Restaurant.
All in all, a very pleasant two weeks in Tuscany.
Très bien accueillis par natascia et sa famille venues nous chercher en voiture à l'entrée de Cortona, nous avons trouvé une maison conforme à la description, très calme dans un cadre campagnard agréable . Nous avons passé un séjour très reposant ,très amical, très convivial, c'était ce que nous souhaitions. vue magnifique . Merci à nos hôtes de nous avoir si bien conseillés dans nos visites.
Vacation that became a story,
Unbelievably amazing place !
A perfect combination between real breathtaking Toucan nature and beautiful culture so close by. If you are going to Tuscany and looking for an italian home away from home DON'T miss this place !
This family is just remarkable; friendly, helpful in any thing you need,
We loved every minute of our stay and we can't wait to come back, this place is SUPER recommend and a real treasure, r
we got a recommendation from our aunt that stayed there last October and we couldn't have loved it more, we fell in love with the place and with our new Italian family !
(The house has everything, the kitchen is fully equipped and there is nothing lacking).
I felt so at home and welcomed at Natascia & Luca's beautiful home in the countryside! I cannot imagine a more lovely stay for us....friendly family to make us feel welcome in everyway and such a charming apartment. I wanted to stay forever. I recommend this place highly in the risk that it may not be available when I want to return! I'm already thinking to next year....it's idyllic!
A story of love. If you wish to travel to Italy to one spot then this is the one. Natascia and Lucca are wonderful hosts (as are their daughters Valeria and Veronica) and we felt that we were staying with family. They are knowledgeable, concerned, helpful and available, but not intrusive .The description of their home is accurate but cannot adequately convey the quiet beauty of their location. The sense of being alone in nature yet only 5 minutes from Cortona is extraordinary. It was the ideal place for our exploration of Tuscany, and a place we shall return to.
Our host was out of town for work but we were met by her husband whom was very helpful. He was able to provide directions to places, and offered to show us some bicycle routes. The place was more charming than expected.
Natascia and Luca were exceptional hosts, going out of their way to look after us and make sure we enjoyed our time in Cortona.
Luca came out and collected us and also came to our rescue one evening when we couldn't remember the way back to the house in the dark.
The house and it's surroundings are beautiful, it had everything it needed
The road leading to the house is quite something but after a few attempts you get used to it.
All in all a fantastic stay and fantastic hosts. Highly recommended
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About the Host, Natascia
I love travelling, discovering new places, meeting new people and showing foreigners the beauties of my marvellous country, Italy.
I always try to do all my best to let my guests feel "at home", 'cause that's the way I myself love travelling!
I'm a Tour Director and teacher and love speaking with people from all over the world;
I have a wonderful 6 years old daughter and a lovely doggy, Milù.
I love the two mottos: "leave the world a little better than you find it"and "do to the others what you'd like the others to do to you"!
I love classical music as well as any kind of beautiful music, love movies, art and theater...