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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.

    Wonderful! 4.9/5
    (17 reviews)
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    • 2 BR
    • 2 BA
    • Sleeps 6
    House #6441811
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      Wonderful! 4.8/5
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      • 2 BR
      • 2 BA
      • Sleeps 6
      Apartment #681415vb
      6
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        Exceptional! 5/5
        (6 reviews)
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        • 8 BR
        • 7 BA
        • Separate Toilet
        • Sleeps 16
        Villa #986615vb
        6
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          Wonderful! 4.9/5
          (10 reviews)
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          • 2 BR
          • 2 BA
          • Sleeps 5
          Apartment #856818a
          10
          Viewed 12 times in the last 48 hours
            Exceptional! 5/5
            (17 reviews)
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            • 3 BR
            • 1 BA
            • Separate Toilet
            • Sleeps 6
            House #2245884
            17
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              • 4 BR
              • 2 BA
              • Sleeps 10
              Cottage #6742795
              2
              Viewed 15 times in the last 48 hours
                • 3 BR
                • 1 BA
                • Sleeps 7
                Villa #1856415
                4
                Viewed 21 times in the last 48 hours
                  Excellent! 4.6/5
                  (5 reviews)
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                  • 3 BR
                  • 3 BA
                  • Sleeps 6
                  Villa #8037836
                  5
                  Viewed 15 times in the last 48 hours
                    Exceptional! 5/5
                    (16 reviews)
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                    • 6 BR
                    • 6 BA
                    • Separate Toilets
                    • Sleeps 12
                    Villa #407902
                    16
                    Viewed 45 times in the last 48 hours
                      • 3 BR
                      • 1 BA
                      • Sleeps 5
                      Chateau / Country House #6814586
                      1
                        Exceptional! 5/5
                        (6 reviews)
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                        • 2 BR
                        • 1 BA
                        • Sleeps 4
                        Multiple rentals Apartment #751459
                        6
                        Viewed 20 times in the last 48 hours
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                          • 3 BR
                          • 2 BA
                          • Sleeps 6
                          Villa #8003714
                          4
                          Viewed 6 times in the last 48 hours
                            Exceptional! 5/5
                            (11 reviews)
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                            • 3 BR
                            • 2 BA
                            • Sleeps 6
                            House #6786308
                            11
                            Viewed 27 times in the last 48 hours
                              Wonderful! 4.9/5
                              (9 reviews)
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                              • 4 BR
                              • 4 BA
                              • Sleeps 8
                              Villa #8027623
                              9
                              Viewed 17 times in the last 48 hours
                                Exceptional! 5/5
                                (6 reviews)
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                                • 7 BR
                                • 5 BA
                                • Separate Toilet
                                • Sleeps 15
                                Villa #1987671
                                6
                                Viewed 57 times in the last 48 hours
                                  Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                  (31 reviews)
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                                  • 2 BR
                                  • 2 BA
                                  • Sleeps 5
                                  Villa #463746
                                  31
                                  Viewed 11 times in the last 48 hours
                                    • 3 BR
                                    • 1 BA
                                    • Separate Toilets
                                    • Sleeps 8
                                    Villa #8132824
                                    5
                                      • 5 BR
                                      • 5 BA
                                      • Separate Toilet
                                      • Sleeps 10
                                      Chateau / Country House #6063350
                                      1
                                      Viewed 38 times in the last 48 hours
                                        Excellent! 4.5/5
                                        (6 reviews)
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                                        • 5 BR
                                        • 4 BA
                                        • Sleeps 10
                                        Villa #71084
                                        6
                                        Viewed 8 times in the last 48 hours
                                          Excellent! 4.6/5
                                          (8 reviews)
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                                          • 1 BR
                                          • 1 BA
                                          • Separate Toilet
                                          • Sleeps 4
                                          Apartment #6629528
                                          8
                                          Viewed 5 times in the last 48 hours
                                            Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                            (5 reviews)
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                                            • 2 BR
                                            • 2 BA
                                            • Sleeps 5
                                            Farmhouse #8036630
                                            5
                                            Viewed 16 times in the last 48 hours
                                              • 6 BR
                                              • 5 BA
                                              • Separate Toilet
                                              • Sleeps 14
                                              Villa #8121486
                                              3
                                              Viewed 13 times in the last 48 hours
                                                • 3 BR
                                                • 2 BA
                                                • Sleeps 5
                                                Villa #40071
                                                21
                                                  • 5 BR
                                                  • 5 BA
                                                  • Sleeps 10
                                                  Villa #6506310
                                                  6
                                                    Exceptional! 5/5
                                                    (13 reviews)
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                                                    • 3 BR
                                                    • 3 BA
                                                    • Sleeps 6
                                                    Farmhouse #8151802
                                                    13
                                                    Viewed 9 times in the last 48 hours
                                                      • 3 BR
                                                      • 2 BA
                                                      • Sleeps 6
                                                      Cottage #6808525
                                                      Viewed 25 times in the last 48 hours
                                                        Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                        (24 reviews)
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                                                        • 3 BR
                                                        • 3 BA
                                                        • Sleeps 9
                                                        Chateau / Country House #6028278
                                                        24
                                                        Viewed 16 times in the last 48 hours
                                                          Exceptional! 5/5
                                                          (11 reviews)
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                                                          • 3 BR
                                                          • 3 BA
                                                          • Sleeps 6
                                                          Farmhouse #8028340
                                                          11
                                                          Viewed 7 times in the last 48 hours
                                                            Exceptional! 5/5
                                                            (6 reviews)
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                                                            • 2 BR
                                                            • 3 BA
                                                            • Sleeps 7
                                                            Villa #6494869
                                                            6
                                                            Viewed 6 times in the last 48 hours
                                                              Exceptional! 5/5
                                                              (18 reviews)
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                                                              • 4 BR
                                                              • 4 BA
                                                              • Sleeps 8
                                                              Chateau / Country House #1672839
                                                              18
                                                              Viewed 16 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                • 3 BR
                                                                • 2 BA
                                                                • Sleeps 6
                                                                Villa #1856420
                                                                2
                                                                Viewed 13 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                  Exceptional! 5/5
                                                                  (32 reviews)
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                                                                  • 1 BR
                                                                  • 1 BA
                                                                  • Sleeps 6
                                                                  House #406952
                                                                  32
                                                                  Viewed 9 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                    • 1 BR
                                                                    • 1 BA
                                                                    • Sleeps 4
                                                                    Multiple rentals Apartment #53280
                                                                    8
                                                                    Viewed 8 times in the last 48 hours
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                                                                      • 4 BR
                                                                      • 4 BA
                                                                      • Sleeps 8
                                                                      House #8055862
                                                                      3
                                                                      Viewed 27 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                        Exceptional! 5/5
                                                                        (9 reviews)
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                                                                        • 4 BR
                                                                        • 5 BA
                                                                        • Sleeps 10
                                                                        Villa #1069180
                                                                        9
                                                                        Viewed 6 times in the last 48 hours
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                                                                          • 1 BR
                                                                          • 1 BA
                                                                          • Sleeps 3
                                                                          Apartment #564235vb
                                                                          3
                                                                          Viewed 5 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                            Exceptional! 5/5
                                                                            (10 reviews)
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                                                                            • 3 BR
                                                                            • 2 BA
                                                                            • Sleeps 8
                                                                            Apartment #8041195
                                                                            10
                                                                            Viewed 5 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                              Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                              (18 reviews)
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                                                                              • 4 BR
                                                                              • 2 BA
                                                                              • Sleeps 9
                                                                              Villa #6576935
                                                                              18
                                                                              Viewed 23 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                • 2 BR
                                                                                • 2 BA
                                                                                • Sleeps 4
                                                                                Villa #6790451
                                                                                Viewed 6 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                  Excellent! 4.6/5
                                                                                  (5 reviews)
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                                                                                  • 2 BR
                                                                                  • 2 BA
                                                                                  • Sleeps 4
                                                                                  Villa #1856414
                                                                                  5
                                                                                  Viewed 19 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                    • 5 BR
                                                                                    • 2 BA
                                                                                    • Sleeps 9
                                                                                    Villa #1856418
                                                                                    2
                                                                                      Excellent! 4.6/5
                                                                                      (10 reviews)
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                                                                                      • 3 BR
                                                                                      • 3 BA
                                                                                      • Sleeps 8
                                                                                      Villa #1403458
                                                                                      10
                                                                                      Viewed 12 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                        • 5 BR
                                                                                        • 4 BA
                                                                                        • Sleeps 10
                                                                                        Villa #1150869
                                                                                          • 9 BR
                                                                                          • 6 BA
                                                                                          • Separate Toilet
                                                                                          • Sleeps 17
                                                                                          Villa #1845001
                                                                                          1
                                                                                            • 3 BR
                                                                                            • 3 BA
                                                                                            • Sleeps 6
                                                                                            Villa #6790452
                                                                                              • 3 BR
                                                                                              • 2 BA
                                                                                              • Sleeps 7
                                                                                              Villa #6790456
                                                                                              Viewed 9 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                • 4 BR
                                                                                                • 3 BA
                                                                                                • Sleeps 8
                                                                                                Villa #6799332
                                                                                                  • 14 BR
                                                                                                  • 10 BA
                                                                                                  • Sleeps 30
                                                                                                  Farmhouse #8143314
                                                                                                  Viewed 38 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                    • 1 BR
                                                                                                    • 1 BA
                                                                                                    • Sleeps 3
                                                                                                    Condo #6797838
                                                                                                    Viewed 5 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                      • 2 BR
                                                                                                      • 1 BA
                                                                                                      • Sleeps 4
                                                                                                      Villa #1644348

                                                                                                      Cortona Holiday Apartments & Villas (300+)

                                                                                                       

                                                                                                      Recent Reviews

                                                                                                      Perfect, tranquil surroundings, beatuiful home.

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      Cortona is a beautiful town and has a wonderful energy. This home and garden made our trip, we have named the garden 'Prosecco Garden' as we spent some lovely afternoons sitting there sipping prosecco and enjoying the tranquility. The home is beautiful and comfortable. Our host Alesandro was wonderful, helpful and informative.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: Jun 21, 2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Jun 2017

                                                                                                      MORE THAN WE HOPED OR DREAMED OF!

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      What Barbara and Leonardo have created at Villa Primaluce is truly special! They are SUPREMELY talented and gracious hosts! We booked the villa for our family of 8 to celebrate my husband's 60th birthday. From the very start, both Barbara and Leonardo were committed to making our week long celebration as special as they could. We arrived later than planned and Barbara surprised us with a delicious spread of appetizers to welcome us while toasting our arrival with Prosecco. They arranged for delicious local wines to be at the villa, and at our request, hired a most fantastic (and fun)cook for an indescribable birthday feast on our last evening. We learned to make several Umbrian dishes and Barbara oversaw that the details of the evening were perfect. It was a fantastic memory our family will never forget! Everything about this villa is 5 Star accommodations. The pictures of Villa Primaluce are wonderful, yet we were in awe as we experienced it! There are jasmine draped patios, shaded terraces, sunlit grounds overlooking the beautiful Lake Trasimeno and a quiet garden with picnic tables. Perfect for our family gatherings and yet wonderful when you desired a quiet space to enjoy the beauty alone. The pool is a highlight! It is a most beautiful design and surrounded by lavender, roses, and the most comfy chaise lounges. It's where we enjoyed resting from some of our longer travel days, and dancing on our last evening! All the amenities are 5 Star! Having 4 beautifully appointed, large bedrooms, each with comfy beds and spacious, private bathrooms was a true luxury! The kitchen was gourmet and easy to navigate. One evening we spontaneously ended up cooking a fantastic meal together and enjoyed it on the patio with Italian music! The villa is a slightly remote, but in the very best way. It was a respite and offered us sweet relaxation as we were surrounded by the beauty they have created. The only problem we experienced was that it was so beautiful it was hard to leave on the days we explored the Umbrian villages nearby! Florence was less than 2 hours away, and many of our favorite Umbrian places, less than an hours drive. We enjoyed, Montepulciano, Assisi, Orvieto, Spello, Florence, Perugia, and truffle hunting in Pettino. We think this is the perfect location! We can't thank Barbara and Leonardo enough for making our once in a life time family celebration more than we had hoped or dreamed for! Don't miss being blessed by Villa Primaluc
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: Jun 18, 2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Jun 2017