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I'm a journalist and my husband, Paolo, is a professor and musician. We invite you to come and enjoy the enchantment of the Tuscan countryside
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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.
Dear Brian and Stacey, thanks for your nice words. It was a pleisure to host you and I hope to meet you again. Paolo and Daniela
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.
Grazie Mersia per la tua bella recensione, siamo molto felici vi siate trovati bene, vi aspettiamo presto, Daniela e Paolo
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
Wonderful! That's the best word to describe our stay in Daniela's lovely cottage in Cortona. We were surprised how spacious the apartment was and how well appointed. There was everything and more! Many lovely little touches (like delicious welcome Lindt chocolates in a little dish on the kitchen table) and the furnishings suited perfectly the lovely old feel of the apartment. The hosts have put a lot of thought and work into this apartment and one could not but feel welcomed and well looked after. My daughter Elena wished she could air lift this apartment in order to have it on our hometown, she liked it so much! And the view from the little old windows over the sunflower fields was breathtaking. Cortona is a very interesting ancient town and there are many other wonderful little towns within easy reach from Daniela's apartment. It really is located in an ideal location from which to explore this beautiful area. Meeting Daniela and her husband Paolo added to the pleasure of our stay here, they are the loveliest couple: I could have stayed and chatted to them for a long time. Grazie Daniela, spero proprio che un giorno ci rivedremo! Un caro saluto! Sara
Grazie Sara, spero davvero anch'io di rivedervi, Daniela
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....
We're very happy that Anne and her family enjoyed their stay in Cortona and we would love to welcome them back
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!
Hi Jade, thank you very much, we are very pleased that you have had a lovely holiday in Cortona and we hope to see you again in the future as our guests
Es entsprach nicht nur unseren Erwartungen, es hat sie übertroffen! Ein großzügiges Apartment in einem stimmungsvollen alten Haus, alles vorhanden was man so braucht, und besonders bezaubernd der kleine Paradiesgarten hinterm Haus , der sogar noch eine zusätzliche Kochmöglichkeit in einem alten renovierten Backhaus hat. Paolo und Daniela waren aufmerksame und charmante Gastgeber, wir hatten interessante Gespräche und mit Paolo haben wir die etruskischen Gräber in der Nähe besichtigt.Corona selbst ist fußläufig auf einer wenig befahrenen Straße zu erreichen. Ein wunderbarer Ort für "dolce far niente" und schöner Ausgangspunkt für Wanderungen.
Thank you Margret and Peter, it was a pleisure to have you as guests. We hope you will come back to Italy and to Cortona soon (P.s thanks to your accuracy we changed the length of the path from Sodo to Cortona), ciao Daniela and Paolo
I had the most wonderful time in Cortona. I had never seen this part of Tuscany and was truly amazed by the fairtytale view that met me when we drove from the station through the cute little Cortona center, and down the hills to the beautiful house of Daniela and Paolo. The house is exactly as described, clean, authentic and just gorgous in every way. Felt like a princess in that bed! Paolo lent me a bike so I could easily get to everywhere I wanted, like to the supermarket, the local swimming pool or to the train station to go visit other beautiful cities nearby, like Arezzo, Modena, Perugia and Florence. From the house and up to Cortona center there's a lovelt walk. Daniela and Paolo are the nicest hosts you can immagine. Thank you.
Ho trascorso una settimana meravigliosa a Cortona. Non avevo mai visto questa parte della Toscana e sono rimasta veramente stupita dalla vista fiabesca uscendo dalla stazione e andando sú in macchina attraversando il carino centro di Cortona, e poi giù per le colline alla casa di Daniela e Paolo. La casa è esattamente come descritto, pulita, autentica e bellissima. Il letto é da principessa! Paolo mi ha prestato una bicicletta così ho potuto facilmente andare ovunque volevo, come al supermercato, alla piscina locale o alla stazione ferroviaria per andare a visitare altre bellissime città vicine, come Arezzo, Modena, Perugia e Firenze. Dalla casa al centro di Cortona c'e' un passaggio molto bello. Daniela e Paolo sono i più simpatici hosts che si possono immaginare. Grazie.
I would like to commend Paolo and Daniela on their wonderful hospitality and a beautiful clean and spacious place with a beautiful view. I couldnt have asked for a better place to make my dream come true in visiting Cortona.
Their is a kitchen with everything you need to make and prepare your food. The place is gorgeous like you would want in a country cottage.
They were both so helpful from the first contact to the day that I left the apartment.
Daniela was in Florence as was I before I left to go to Cortona and she offered to meet me first and also to let me keep my luggage with her incase I was returning.
Paolo picked me up from Camucia train station, he showed me around with the car and took me to the supermarket with him the evening I arrived. He spent a lot of time explaining things and showing me places. He showed me the local grocery store and bus stop. Always there to answer questions or have a chat.
I had used the bikes and Paolo rode with me to show me a bike track to follow.
Daniela and Paolo have a folder with pictures they have taken with descriptions on how to walk to Cortona through the country side which I highly recommend.
Cortona is a beautiful town and it was great for me to stay more in the gorgeous country side (as the house is in Sodo) with a short bus or car drive or a difficult but great trek on the road up to the hill town. (Country side walk is easier)
I would recommend their place in a heart beat!
It was like staying in a home which is important to me.