About this listing
The "Affreschi" takes its name from the fresco on the wall, which features an olive tree. This special architectural was only discovered during the restoration of the house. This room also has a charming terrace overlooking the courtyard, which promi
Il Sole del Sodo is a small and cosy Bed & Breakfast with 6 charming rooms where you will be able to rest, sleep-in and relax surrounded by stunning Tuscan countryside. Situated outside the ancient Etruscan walls of Cortona – only 1 ½ miles from the town centre – Il Sole del Sodo is named after the neighbourhood in which it is located and by the sunshine that illuminates the property during the day. An ideal holiday home, with swimming-pool and lush courtyard, Il Sole del Sodo is also an excellent base for daytrips to valleys and charming towns in close proximity to Cortona – from Valdichiana to Val D’Orcia, from Montalcino to Pienza, from Spas to Churches frescoed by Piero della Francesca, and to nearby Umbria with its enchanting landscapes. And after a busy day you will be able to sit back and look at the sunset sipping on a glass of wine accompanied by a tasty selection of local products.
We have a pool during summer time ,wifi connection free of charge , available sitting relax area outside .Each room have a bathroom with shower .We do provide dinner under reservation .
Interaction with Guests
me or somebody will be here in the morning until 7pm at night but for anything we are always available to help you
An encounter with Cortona is an encounter with art, history and spirituality. Making oneself acquainted with this timeless town leads to an authentic discovery of the past. Cortona is 500 meters above sea level. It is situated at the heart of a vast unspoilt district, which enjoys artistic, historic and scenic distinction. Cortona still holds on to the values of its surroundings, of the open and wholesome countryside, of life "at a human pace". Within its Etruscan walls it jealousy preserves the evidence of a truly noble civilization
Discover all Tuscany has to offer, when you take advantage of our our self-guided driving itineraries:
Montalcino and surroundings – Bagno Vignoni
Montepulciano – Pienza-Monticchiello
Siena – Montalcino
Siena – Chianti
Piero della Francesca – The Exhibition and his works
Perugia – Assisi – Spello
Perugia – Foligno – Bevagna – Spoleto
Lake Trasimeno – Chiusi – Val d'Orcia
Arezzo – Casentino
Arezzo – Valtiberina
Other Things to Note
Visiting Cortona in mid-August you may just happen to find yourself in the middle of the famous Sagra della Bistecca (Steak Festival)
And just a few weeks later, and for 10-15 days, Cortona hosts the Mostra Mercato Nazionale del Mobile Antico (the popular world-class antique fair)
Minor but not less interesting events include the Fiera del Rame (copperware fair – late April)
September is the month of the grape harvest—don't leave Italy without having visited a local winery! Visits arranged on request
Visiting Tuscany in November offers additional opportunities to immerse yourself in Tuscan heritage—it's olive picking season. Local olives are pressed less than one kilometer from Il Sole del Sodo and we always have a few bottles of the best local olive oil for sale
Cortona is well known around the world, in no small part thanks to the best-selling novel "Under the Tuscan Sun". A festival bearing the same name, featuring programs packed with classical and lyrical music concerts was started in recent years. Dates vary by year—check back for more details later.
arrivals are between 1pm and 7pm otheriwse please infirm us of the time of your arrival .
We ask you to respect others guest staying the house
We offer our breakfast include in the price but if you take more then one coffee it will be charge extra all the rest is buffet and you will serve anything you want .
we do accept animals but small and medium size .
we do not allowed people smoke in the permises
Claudia is a very warm and welcoming person. We couldn't find the place at first and she gave us directions how to find her place
We absolutely loved our time Il Sole del Sodo. We are sad we didn't stay longer. The grounds, the apartment, the people and the food, all amazing! Claudia and Sylvie were perfect hosts. Thank you so much for such a memorable experience in such an idyllic setting!
We loved our stay at Il Sole del Sodo! Claudia was ready to greet us when we arrived and went over our room with us. There were only two rooms with AC and with it being July we paid the extra $10 for the upgrade and it was well worth it. The property was beautiful and we enjoyed our time at the pool. Breakfast was served daily and they had a beautiful spread of pastries, meats, cheeses and yogurt. They also include a complimentary espresso or cappuccino with breakfast which was great! The location was a quick 5 minute drive from town or a 15 minute walk if you don't go in the warm months like we did. We would highly recommend staying at Il Sole Del Sodo, it was relaxing and just what we needed!
We booked Claudia's listing as we wanted a true Tuscan experience. The listing is a beautiful old house with lots of charm and character that is equally matched by the host Claudia. Upon arrival Claudia greeted us warmly and gave us local tips that came in very handy. Our room was like being transported back in time with a beautiful balcony overlooking the garden and surrounding countryside. The pool area was very relaxing and cooling under the Tuscan sun. The breakfast served had a selection of pastries and local meats that was a great start to the day! The listing is located at the bottom of the hill on the way towards Cortona and a quick five minute drive into town. The location of the listing is also good for exploring the wineries of the region and nearby towns. We would highly recommend Claudia's listing for your Cortona stay.
YES- Claudia was a perfect host- all went well and she was extremely help full-
Her home was one that could instantly make you feel at home and back in old world Italy- very charming-
Would recomened it highly !
Upon our arrival Claudia met us at the train station, got us settled and served us dinner! She is very warm and welcoming. The rooms are nice and comfortable. We slept very well. Breakfasts were wonderful as well. Claudia helped us plan our days and had very good information printed out so we knew where to go. Definitely 5 star service.
Maison malheureusement en bord de route , MAIS, pas de nuisances sonore intérieure en octobre ( hors saison). B&B aménagé avec beaucoup de goût, salle-de bain privée très fonctionnelle. Claudia est une hôte charmante. Il faut juste lui rappeler qu'en Octobre il faut allumer le chauffage de la chambre mais surtout de la salle-de-bain. A côté de cela, lorsque l'on voit le petit déjeuner ultra varié, important et délicieux, on oublie le petit frisson au sortir du lit et celui de la salle-de-bain du matin. B&B à 6 minutes des remparts de la ville. Très facile. Allez-y !!!!
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About the Host, Claudia
Ciao a tutti sono Claudia, proprietaria del Bed and Breakfast Il Sole del Sodo a Cortona. Ho conciliato la mia grande passione per la cucina con l'apertura del mio b&b, e mi piace mettere a disposizione dei miei clienti cene con prodotti tipici.