Photos and Description of this 1 bedroom holiday townhome in Cortona - Under the Tuscan Sun Apartment
Townhome, 1 Bedroom + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2-4)
The house, made by stones, consists of living room with a converteble sofa-bed and a breath taking view of the Val di Chiana Valley, full kitchen with breakfast cristal table and the same view of the living room plus pantry with washer machine. Bathroom with shower, bidet, sink and toilette, bedroom with queen size bed and a big wardrobe/closet, window on the characteristic 'Vicolo San Michelangelo'.
The house has been completely renovated in May 2009, taking care of any little particular and mixing the old Tuscan style with a modern touch.
NEW!!! Under The Tuscan Kitchen: Tuscan home cooking classes available now!
PrePaid Cell Phone available upon request.
Art classes by a great local painter!
LAST MINUTE SPECIAL RATES: from time of inquiry till a month later (if not already rented out). Email us to get a special price!
Built on a hill, this stone town house 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 1,15 hrs drive from Florence, 2 hrs from Rome and Pisa International Airports, 30 mins from Perugia (in Umbria) and Arezzo, 45 mins from Siena, 35 mins from Montepulciano, 1hr from Assisi (Umbria) e Montalcino (where the famous 'Brunello' wine comes from)...all the best sights of the famous Tuscan countryside, with yellow sunflower fields in the summer and multi colored trees in the spring!
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.
Keywords: Town House
- Long-term Renters Welcome
- children welcome
About Mirko Tessandori
I'm a musician traveling the world, living between the US and Italy and I manage my family properties from wherever I am. I cherish the friendship we get to establish with our guests, that then become our friends and come back to stay with us! :-)
Mirko Tessandori purchased this townhome in 1948
Why Mirko Tessandori chose Cortona
This is my family house and we owned it since ever as far as we know. My mother, grandparents and great grandparents lived here.
What makes this townhome unique
A breath-taking view of the Valdichiana Valley, 2 steps away from a nice park and 5 mins walk from the Historical Centre, the 'Rugapiana' promenade with all its shops, the main square with its clock tower and flight of steps over the 'Piazza'! I also enjoy very much walking at the 'Parterre', a long tree-lined unpaved road that takes you to a Tennis court overlooking the whole Valley...priceless!!!