|Minimum Stay||3 - 4 nights|
This charming apartment, made of stones, consists of bedroom with queen size bed and a big wardrobe/closet, living room with a convertible sofa-bed and a breath taking view of the Val di Chiana Valley, full kitchen with dish washer, breakfast table and the same beautiful view as the living room. The bathroom has shower, bidet, sink and toilet. Also includes a washing machine for clothes, Free WiFi, Air conditioning and ceiling fans.
The house has been completely renovated in May 2009, taking care of any little particular and mixing the old Tuscan style with a modern touch.
NEW!!! Under The Tuscan Kitchen: Tuscan home cooking classes available now!
We also have 4 more apartments right next door, if you see that this one won't be available on the calendar. So, feel free to contact us and ask us about availability and price!
LAST MINUTE SPECIAL RATES: from time of inquiry till a month later (if not already rented out). Email us to get a special price!
Built on a hill, this stone town house is right outside the old city walls (dating from the 2nd century B.C.) of Historical Centre of Cortona, an old city founded by The Etruscans, the ancient civilization that built Rome. Cortona is conveniently located in a 1,15 hrs drive from Florence, 2 hrs from Rome and Pisa International Airports, 30 mins from Perugia (in Umbria) and Arezzo, 45 mins from Siena, 35 mins from Montepulciano, 1hr from Assisi (Umbria) e Montalcino (where the famous 'Brunello' wine comes from)...all the best sights of the famous Tuscan countryside, with yellow sunflower fields in the summer and multi colored trees in the spring!
Cortona is famous as the inspiration and setting for the book Under the Tuscan Sun, (that later became a movie) written by USA writer-novelist Francis Mayes. It also homes a branch of the Georgia University - USA, for artistic matters, since 1970.
I'm a musician traveling the world, living between the US and Italy and I manage my family properties from wherever I am. I cherish the friendship we get to establish with our guests, that then become our friends and come back to stay with us! :-)
Mirko Tessandori purchased this townhome in 1948
This is my family house and we owned it since ever as far as we know. My mother, grandparents and great grandparents lived here.
A breath-taking view of the Valdichiana Valley, 2 steps away from a nice park and 5 mins walk from the Historical Centre, the 'Rugapiana' promenade with all its shops, the main square with its clock tower and flight of steps over the 'Piazza'! I also enjoy very much walking at the 'Parterre', a long tree-lined unpaved road that takes you to a Tennis court overlooking the whole Valley...priceless!!!
We stayed 5 nights in this lovely apartment and it was the highlight of our 20 day trip through Italy. The apartment has everything one needs - it is clean, nicely decorated and really charming! We were greeted with a bottle of wine waiting for us in the kitchen after our hostess Vanna so kindly picked us up at the train station in Camucia. The bedroom has a wonderfully comfortable bed and storage closet, the kitchen fully equipped and a comfortable sofa bed to relax on. There is a cute terrace also available with table/2 chairs -accessible a few steps from the apartment door. Vanna offered a cooking class which we took advantage of and it was a wonderful evening of conversation, fun, food and wine! The one thing I can say that meant so much was having a hostess close by for any questions or needs we had --Vanna was just one door down and so helpful. We fully recommend "Under the Tuscan Sun" and we are already planning our return trip!
We really loved our stay at Mirko & Vanna's. The home was sweet & charming and had everything we needed. Our cooking class with Vanna was amazing. Well worth the money for the amazing meal & experience. She was sweet & helpful the whole time we were there. Since it was our first time to Italy I had many questions, and Mirko was ALWAYS fast getting back to me. They were both helpful, accommodating and welcoming. I highly recommend this home. Also, it was close to EVERYTHING! The location was PERFECT :)
This rental was amazing. The location is perfect, just a short walk up the hill to the town of Cortona. Mirko was very helpful and answered all our questions. Vanna picked us up at train station and took us back on the day we left. We also took Vanna's cooking class which was quite a treat. She used simple, easy to remember recipes so we would be able to make at home. Also we were involved in the preparation of the food. This rental was everything it was presented to be. . We will definitely stay here again when we return to Cortona..Vic and Amanda
Absolutely beautiful apartment well located just outside the wall of the town. The view from the living room windows is stunning, even prettier than the picture. The apartment is very well furnished with quality fixtures. Parking was usually available across the street but a couple of times we had to park a block away. The center of town is just a long block away, but it is straight up hill. A highlight of our 2 week stay was the cooking class by Vanna, Mirko's mother. Vanna lives in the apartment next door and was very helpful in anything we needed. Overall a great experience.
Vanna very helpful, picked me up at station.
Everything you needed there.
Other apartment equally good too.
Lovely atmosphere and good that it's near parking and bus stop.Would definitely recommend.
During our whirlwind trip throughout Italy, we took some time to stay at Under the Tuscan Sun for 4 days. It was amazing and a treat to be away from all the tourists in the large cities. Vanna welcomed us with a hug. We enjoyed exploring Cortona and the beautiful surrounding countryside of Tuscany. Free parking was very close to the apartment. Vanna made us a wonderful Tuscan meal in her private kitchen. It was a pleasure getting to know her and having her answer our every need.
* Approximate monthly price. Actual pricing will depend on the days of the month you stay.