Find the best place to stay — Cortona

Where to stay around Cortona?

Our 2018 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 4,306 holiday lettings near Cortona. From 1,533 apartments to 1,457 villas, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends. The best place to stay near Cortona is on HomeAway.

What is the best area to stay when travelling to Cortona?

Whether you are travelling solo or with family and friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of holiday accommodations for a long holiday or just a weekend break in Cortona:

  • Contrada Castello: 18 holiday homes
  • Ponte d'Oddi: 35 holiday homes
  • Quartiere di Porta Crucifera: 84 holiday homes
  • Montelaguardia: 17 holiday homes
  • Contrada Fontivegge: 18 holiday homes

For other neighbourhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near when travelling to Cortona?

HomeAway offers a large selection of holiday accommodations near great places in Cortona. From HomeAway travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • Casali Palace: 5,276 holiday lettings
  • Farneta Abbey: 5,457 holiday lettings
  • Santa Maria Nuova: 5,243 holiday lettings
  • Terontola-Cortona Station: 5,207 holiday lettings
  • Eremo Le Celle: 5,124 holiday lettings

But there are many other points of interest around Cortona listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent apartments in Cortona?

Yes, of course. HomeAway offers 1,533 apartments in Cortona. Our other popular types of Cortona holiday rentals include:

  • Villas: 1,457 self catering accommodations
  • Houses: 707 self catering accommodations
  • Farmhouses: 308 self catering accommodations

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other holiday rentals including chateaus and more.

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in Cortona?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 3,380 holiday homes with pool available in Cortona. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

    Vistas of Italy in Cortona

    The red-tiled roofs and terracotta towers of Cortona keep watch over the Tuscan plains just as they have done for centuries. Calling it picturesque doesn't nearly do it justice. The cobblestone streets drape over the hillside, making way for the crenellated keeps of the medieval piazzas, now host to bustling cafes and trattorias and Saturday markets. You'll be wowed by the long history, featuring Etruscans and Romans. You'll be seduced by the fine Arezzo wines. You'll be bewitched by all sorts of Cortona holiday rentals, from rustic villas on the surrounding peaks to romantic boltholes in the centre.

    Cortona's culinary flare

    Views aside, Cortona is an authentic slice of Tuscan traditionalism. The streets that fly off from little Piazza Repubblica are awash with antique delicatessens, all bursting with buffalo mozzarella, fresh mountain herbs, fruity olive oils, hand-roasted coffee beans and peppered meat cuts. Cooking lessons with a local are a good way to dip your toe in the region's cuisine – forget pizzas, this is all about hearty stews and pappa al pomodoro. Alternatively, wait for the weekend market, a whirlwind of porchetta sandwiches and stacked tomatoes. No wonder Cortona holiday rentals with kitchens are so sought after.

    Wines and Etruscan tales in Cortona

    It's impossible to come to stay in a Cortona holiday rental and ignore the town's long, long history. Local guides will be able to reveal the remnants of Etruscan and Hellenistic tombs in the dispersed Archaeological Park of Cortona outside the city walls. Back inside, the famous Diocesan Museum is a place to gawp at great triptychs and artworks of the Italian Renaissance, or encounter the carved tombs of Roman nobles. Then the wine calls. The Molesini and Baracchi wineries are just a stone's throw from the centre – get ready to taste.

    Cortona's many seasonal faces

    There's no hard and fast rule about when's the best time to visit Cortona. Seeking a family villa with a pool on the Italian hills? Summer's the best choice. There are dry, warm days aplenty between June and August. Prefer to explore the town's long history or culinary character? A spring trip – in September or October – could help save you a heap of euros to spend on truffle pastas and Tuscan T-bone steaks. More unusual are winter breaks between December and March, which could mean catching Cortona and the Apennines blanketed in snow.

    Clutching the Tuscan hills

    Cortona clings to one of the last foothills of the Italian Apennines before the rolling plains of central Italy and the undulating landscapes of Tuscany take over. That means the eastern side of town is given over to mountains that forever rise and rise, clad in galleries of chestnut forests and pines. The western side, meanwhile, drops down to the Arezzo valley. You'll find endless farms and green fields and vineyards there, not to mention the vast Lake Trasimeno, with its islets and wooded shores.