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Make a holiday rental villa or apartment in Cortona, Italy your home away from home

To take a holiday villa in Cortona, an ancient and noble city, is to travel back to Italy’s past. Cortona is a magnificent destination with a tangible atmosphere and some of the best artistic heritage outside Venice and Florence. Set high in the hills of Arezzo, Tuscany, Cortona offers magnificent views over Lake Trasimeno and of the Apennines.

Places to holiday in Cortona, Italy

Lake Trasimene is the largest stretch of water in the Italian Peninsula. It is a beautiful lake, surrounded on three sides by hills. The banks are covered in beautiful flora and fauna, and there is a considerable variety of bird life. The fishing available from a self catering villa in Cortona revolves around Lake Trasimene, and is varied, extensive and extremely tranquil.

Things to do in Cortona, Italy

When you first arrive at your holiday rental in Cortona, the first thing to investigate are the 3,000 year old city walls, much of which remains in tact, and the Medici Fortress which menacingly dominates the skyline. The city is characterised by the steep, narrow streets and medieval buildings of the Piazza Garibaldi, which give the city a fantastically timeless atmosphere. To get a clearer understanding of the long and fascinating history of the city, the Musee dell’Accademia Etrusca in Palazzo Pretorio will supply all the answers. The incredible archaeological heritage of Cortona and the surrounding area has been recorded and reserved in the Parco e del Museo Archeologico di Cortona.

The artistic treasures of Cortona include the two panels in the Diocesan Museum and the fresco adorning the entrance of the Church of San Domenico by Fra Angelico.

Sporting holidays to Cortona are popular especially with cyclists. The mountain biking trails are of particular note, and there are bike hire available in the city. Touring from a Cortona apartment or holiday villa is also considered a fantastic method of exploring the surrounding countryside.

Weather in Cortona, Italy

Cortona enjoys a dry, warm climate. Summer temperatures remain pleasant, with monthly averages of 23°C in July and August. Winters also remain mild, with average temperatures in the coldest months of January and February remaining around the 10°C mark, allowing you to discover this magnificent city and the treasures within by foot all year round.

Travel to Cortona, Italy

Cortona’s holiday villas are closest to Florence Airport (FLR), and cheap flights do arrive directly from the UK. However, for the majority of good deals on cheap flights to Cortona, and for the most regular service, Rome Airport (FCO) is the best option.

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Recent Reviews

Fantastic Location for Family Reunion

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We are a family of 5 with three small boys (8,6,3) who have just spent an amazing 10 days at Favola Umbria. We travelled together with 6 other adults and 7 other children all aged under 10. Our hosts Laila, Mario and Sara made sure we had everything we needed, and they were always available in person to answer questions we had about the local area etc. They really went out of their way to ensure we had some special memories of our Umbrian adventure. The villa is set in a beautiful area with amazing facilities and full privacy. The grounds are very secure and well kept and all our children had a fantastic time enjoying the pool, playground and other facilities. There are also some great trails right next to the villas for any keen walkers/runners. I'd recommend the villa to any family wanting to prioritise quality time together and wishing to have a central Umbrian location for day trips.
  • Review Submitted: Jul 14, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017

Beautiful, comfortable, relaxing, and Italian countryside

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What a beautiful home full of comfort and authenticity. We thoroughly enjoyed our two week stay at Villa Caprile. The property, the house, the pool, all the accommodations met or exceeded our expectations. Our children teenagers and younger felt so at home, and we all enjoyed our stay. It was so wonderful to have this home to return to after short or long day trips to some of the most amazing places and towns that are all around. The location could not have been more perfect for the trip we planned. Thank you Dianne and Antonella and all the caretakers of the property for all your care and recommendations.
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  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017