About this listing
The apartment consists of living room with a convertible sofa-bed, kitchen, bathroom with shower, bidet, sink and toilette connected to a separate room with washer machine. Bedroom with queen size bed and wardrobe/closet.
The house has been completely renovated in 2011, taking care of any little particular and mixing the old Tuscan style with a colored modern touch.
The apartment is right outside the old city walls (dating from the 2nd century B.C.) of Historical Centre of Cortona, an old city founded by The Etruscans, the ancient civilization that built Rome. Cortona is conveniently located in a 1hr 15mins drive from Florence International Airport, 2hrs 20mins from Pisa International Airport, 2hrs 40mins from Rome International Airport, 30 mins from Perugia (in Umbria) and Arezzo, 45 mins from Siena, Assisi (Umbria), Montalcino (where the famous "Brunello" wine comes from), 20 mins from Montepulciano...all the best scenaries of famous Tuscan country, with sunflower fields in summer and colored trees in spring!
Cooking Classes with my mom (Vanna) who will teach you how to cook proper Tuscan dishes for € 75 per person. The "problem" might be the language, but she's improving her English and you'll be able to actually see the preparation with your eyes, so it shouldn't be hard! :-) At the end you will have a nice meal together, enjoying the food you prepared during your cooking class. I can guarantee you, this will be one of the best experiences you will have about Italian food!
Personalized tours in some of the best wineries in the Chianti area (Montepulciano, Pienza, etc) where you can taste wines, cheeses, salamis etc. € 120
Horse Back Riding in a beautiful scenary right in front of Lake Trasimeno, only 20 mins away. 1 hour €20/person. If you don't have a car and we have to take you there, please consider €20 more.
Art Classes with an awesome local Tuscan painter.
Free WIFI available!
LAST MINUTE SPECIAL RATES: from time of inquiry till a month later (if not already rented out). Email us to get a special price!
Other Things to Note
Minimum stay is 4 nights.
Cortona is famous as the inspiration and setting for the book Under the Tuscan Sun, (that later became a movie) written by USA writer-novelist Francis Mayes. It also homes a branch of the Georgia University - USA, for artistic matters, since 1970.
We expect you'll treat our apartment as if it was yours, with maximum respect and care. We put lots of love to make it comfortable, clean and nice for you and we expect you to leave it as you found it. Thank you very much, we appreciate that. :-)
Please, when you get out the house, remember to turn off lights. Electricity in Italy is quite expensive, so we would appreciate your thoughtfulness on this matter. :-)
We stayed for three weeks in Mirkos and his mamas house. It is a beautiful place with lovely surroundings with a short walk to the center of Cortona. The place is very well equipped with everything you need - good beds, nice kitchen, aircon and lots of space on the terrace.
We really loved our stay there and will surely come back. Very nice house and lovely hosts.
We can recommend the place to all.
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