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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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                                                                                                      Casa Fontemaggio was everything we had hoped for and more. Aware that it can be hot in August, I had looked for a villa that provided areas of shade, as well as sun. This was a place which did just that. The pool area was beautifully landscaped with cypress trees, lemons growing in pots, as well as greenery that had been trained overhead, yet there was still plenty of sun. It was a particular favourite of the two young children in our group & also much enjoyed by the adults too. The seventeenth century farmhouse is situated on several levels and has stunning views in all directions - rolling hills, cypress lined driveway, a castle on the horizon - the epitome of Tuscany/Umbria. The kitchen is well equipped, a wonderful bowl of fruit and welcome pack greeted us. There was a choice of a number of seating and eating areas both inside and out. The meal provided by Cinzia & Luciano was superb & definitely to be recommended. A wall of books lined the sitting room, contributing to the atmosphere of knowledge and history conveyed by this lovely old farmhouse. Bedrooms were rustic yet very comfortable and bathrooms provided all we required. We felt privileged to be the occupants of this beautiful old house for a week & could gladly have stayed for longer. Sylvia, the owner lived in the nearby barn & was there to answer queries. She booked meals at the local restaurant for us & even took two of us to a jazz concert in the local square one evening. The surrounding countryside is truly idyllic, we really enjoyed walking its gravel tracks through fields of sunflowers, tobacco plants, vines, tomatoes & more, as well as up to Lippiano castle. At almost every turn, there was a fantastic view. The extremely hot weather during our stay meant we preferred to stay close to the pool & in the immediate locality, rather than venturing to the bigger cities, yet there are many interesting and atmospheric small towns nearby. We came, as three generations of a family, to celebrate my significant birthday and to make memories of good times spent together. This wonderful villa, its accommodating owner and stunning surroundings provided the perfect backdrop. We left feeling that we'd love to return in the future.
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                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Aug 2017

                                                                                                      Relaxing and quiet stay

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                                                                                                      very nice house on top of a hill- good pool and water remained refreshing despite the high air temperatures. Fantastic view. We had a wonderful stay- lots of nice villages/cities/lake to visit in the area.
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                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Jul 2017