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

Cortona is a city of art, history and spirituality, located in Tuscany, Italy. Fifty miles from Florence, and flanked by hills and valleys on both sides, Cortona is the picturesque setting in the film ‘Under the Tuscan Sun’. Cortona has attracted tourists for nearly 400 years, and has changed little during that period. Many people go every year to stay in some of the beautiful apartments and holiday homes in the city, or farmhouses in the beautiful surrounding countryside.

Things to do in Cortona, Italy

A lot of visitors are attracted to Cortona’s medieval architecture, which is embodied by the characteristic steep, narrow streets. The main street – via Nazionale – is the only street in the city which has no gradient. Many locals call it Ruga Piana – or ‘Level Street’. The city walls should be your first port of call, and date back over 3,000 years.

Cortona is steeped in culture, and there are three institutions to visit whilst on holiday in the city. These are the Museo dell'Accademia Etrusca, the Civic and Academy Library and the Historic Civic Archive. The city also boasts many churches which date back hundreds of years.

Being a historic Italian city, Cortona offers visitors a great range of trattorias and pizzerias, as well as traditional Tuscan restaurants which serve fantastic food and fine wines. The city does not possess a raucous nightlife, but there is still a good selection of bars to choose from when relaxing after a busy day of sightseeing.

A visit to Cortona is not complete without a trip into the countryside. If your holiday rental accommodation is based in the city centre, you can even hire a bike to explore the many hills and valleys just a short distance away. Some places of accommodation also offer cycling tours at a small cost.

Places to visit on holiday in Cortona, Italy

If you have several days holiday in Cortona, you may consider visiting the city of Perugia, which is around 50km away. Perugia is a popular tourist destination which is famous for its chocolate. A chocolate festival is held every October. Perugia also boasts some impressive medieval architecture, and is well worth a visit.

Weather in Cortona, Italy

Cortona enjoys a warm, dry climate, with summer temperatures averaging around 24C. July and August are the warmest months and the most popular with visitors. The winters are less busy in terms of tourists, but are still a mild 11C on average.

Flights to Cortona, Italy

There are two main airports to consider when holidaying in Cortona – Rome (FCO), Pisa (PSA) and Florence (FLR). Some budget airlines do fly to Florence Airport, which is nearer (around 110km away), but there is usually more regularity and better offers on services to Rome.

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              Villa #8037836
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                  Chateau / Country House #6814586
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                      House #2245884
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                            Wonderful! 4.9/5
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                            Chateau / Country House #6028278
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                              Multiple rentals Apartment #751459
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                                Apartment #6629528
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                                  Villa #1987671
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                                    Multiple rentals Apartment #751459
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                                      Exceptional! 5/5
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                                              Wonderful! 4.9/5
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                                                  Exceptional! 5/5
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                                                        Wonderful! 4.9/5
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                                                        Farmhouse #16699
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                                                          Villa #1069180
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                                                            House #6786308
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                                                              Wonderful! 4.9/5
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                                                              Villa #6576935
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                                                                Villa #1403458
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                                                                  Apartment #6325431
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                                                                    Apartment #3892669
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                                                                      Apartment #6126610
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                                                                        Excellent! 4.5/5
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                                                                        Villa #71084
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                                                                          Townhome #273579vb
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                                                                            Apartment #688904vb
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                                                                              Villa #6535039
                                                                                Excellent! 4.6/5
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                                                                                Villa #1856414
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                                                                                  Villa #6790451
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                                                                                    Exceptional! 5/5
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                                                                                    Multiple rentals Villa #407799
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                                                                                      Farmhouse #45200vb
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                                                                                        Excellent! 4.7/5
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                                                                                        Multiple rentals Villa #407799
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                                                                                          Villa #6790452
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                                                                                            Villa #1150869
                                                                                              Exceptional! 5/5
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                                                                                              Farmhouse #97452
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                                                                                                • 9 BR
                                                                                                • 6 BA
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                                                                                                Villa #1845001
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                                                                                                  Villa #6790456
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                                                                                                    • 10 BA
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                                                                                                    Farmhouse #8143314
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                                                                                                    Recent Reviews

                                                                                                    Holiday of a lifetimw

                                                                                                    5 of 5
                                                                                                    We had the holiday of a lifetime at the beautiful Villa Quercia. The setting is typically Umbrian/Tuscan and the property itself is lovely. It was spotlessly clean and had everything we needed. The heating on the pool meant that it was at a lovely temperature even early in the season before the sun really gets going. Trestina is the nearest town (10 min drive) and has all the necessary amenities with supermarkets etc. Cortona, Città di Castello and Umbertide are all 25 minutes away, very beautiful and with great restaurants, shops and evening entertainment and markets in the mornings. However, there are also closer restaurants with our favourite place only 5 minutes away in the next village. And we loved that we could by the odd item in the little shop in the village. Christina & Richard were fabulous hosts. They were on hand to offer valuable advice on everything from where to eat to the best places to shop (including the best markets to visit). We loved the fact that we could relax by the wonderful pool during the day and that there were so many lovely small to middle sized towns to visit near by. Fantastic!
                                                                                                    • Review Submitted: 18-Dec-2016
                                                                                                    • Date of Stay: May 2016

                                                                                                    The house could not have been better. The house is authentic and the views are the best.

                                                                                                    5 of 5
                                                                                                    Great feel, kitchen was awesome and Dianne was great to deal with. I would highly recommend the home.
                                                                                                    • Review Submitted: 26-Oct-2016
                                                                                                    • Date of Stay: Oct 2016

                                                                                                    Lovely place to stay

                                                                                                    4 of 5
                                                                                                    This is a great place, spotlessly clean and reasonably well equipped. The owners are friendly and the views are stunning except for an ugly bard built in front of the property that ruins it a bit. It is lower down the hill though so you can see over it. There was only two of us so we had enough space though I would imagine it would be crowded with the maximum number of 7. There are only 2 comfortable chairs downstairs so we used the settee and chairs in the upstairs mezzanine as our living area in the evening. The owners run a small restaurant at the side of their house which serves simple, fantastic food. It's only open Monday to Friday so if you arrive on a Saturday I'd suggest stopping off in a town on the way there for supplies. The pool was clean and large and there are several living areas in the garden for you to follow the sun during the day.
                                                                                                    • Review Submitted: 19-Oct-2016
                                                                                                    • Date of Stay: Sep 2016