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Breathtaking Views In Historical Centre Of Cortona

Apartment with 2 bedrooms and 1 bathroom in Civitella v d Chiana, Italy

From £617 per week

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Apartment to rent in Civitella v d Chiana, Italy

  • Apartment
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • WiFi
  • Washing machine
  • Tennis court
  • Near supermarket
  • Near bar
  • Near restaurant

Apartment overview - owner's description

Designer holiday apartment with beautiful views in the historical centre of Cortona, Tuscany. Two bedroom apartment with fully stocked kitchen, free WIFI and perfect for couples or families.

Perhaps best known these days as the setting for the book and movie “Under the Tuscan Sun,” gorgeous hillside Cortona has a long history dating back even before its time as an important Etruscan center.

A small but charming town in the Valdichiana, Cortona is in the province of Arezzo in southern Tuscany. The city, enclosed by stone walls dating back to Etruscan and Roman times, sits on the top of a hill about 600 meters (about 1968 feet) above sea level.

This dominant position over the valley offers a spectacular view from all over the town of the surrounding valley and even Lake Trasimeno. The heart of Cortona is Piazza della Repubblica, with the Palazzo Comunale or town hall building overlooking the square.

Although not a large city, Cortona offers many interesting places to visit, among these the Diocesan Museum (where you can admire a beautiful panel painting of the Annunciation by Beato Angelico) and the MAEC (The Etruscan Academy Museum of the City of Cortona), where it is possible to see many artifacts found in the Etruscan archaeological sites in the area.

In addition there are many wonderful places to eat, have an Aperitif or just sip a cafe and people watch.

Casa di Amici is steps from all attractions.

Reviews

5 other reviews

Charlotte, North Carolina Dec 2015

PRECIOUS & LOCATION PERFECTION I traveled to Cortona with my husband and my 2 adult children joined us on our 3rd day. Parking was confusing for us and at a minimum, but once you figure it out, it's fine. Cortona is not nearly as steep as we expected, so getting to the apartment with a rolling suitcase is a complete breeze! Sofia is a PERFECT LOCATION for exploring Cortona and visiting nearby Tuscan Hill Towns. The apartment was exactly as pictured, however seemed much larger than it appears in photos. The view is amazing in every light, day and night! The living room was a perfect perch for the 4 photographers to upload all they wanted on social media each night. My adult children took over the sofa with all of their devices so we borrowed a chair from the kitchen and it was perfect. Samantha mentioned in our communication that the wifi didn't have the strongest signal, but we had NO PROBLEM at all. The kitchen was perfect for cooking our locally sourced pasta, pesto, bread and WINE! And yes, there's a dishwasher! We cooked a few evening meals and breakfast everyday. The bathroom is roomy with a small shower, but plenty of hot water! We over-packed as usual, so didn't need the washing machine, but there were racks for drying and plenty of room. The master bedroom was very roomy, plenty of storage and a fabulous large window above the bed if you enjoy an open window during the night. The second bedroom was WAY BIGGER than it appears in the photos, but has no storage. That was NO problem for us as my well traveled adult children lived perfectly out of their suitcases and the beds were perfect, however my daughter needed earplugs because of her brother's snoring #lifefatherlikeson #familyproblems. We explored Cortona, inside and outside the wall on foot and loved every step! It's very small and easy to navigate with phone gps for quick reference if you get a little lost winding through the streets inside the wall. Cortona was a perfect location to take day trips to some other Tuscan Hill Towns. We visited Siena, Montepulciano, and Civita (the dying city, accessible by footbridge only, population 8!, SO FUN!) We will go back to Cortona for a spring/summer experience. There is just so much to do and see! I hope to meet Samantha on our next trip as she was the perfect hostess albeit by email. She answered every email within a couple of hours, if immediately. She offered great suggestions for every aspect of our trip and she is adorable! Hope to meet her for a meal next time!!!

Brittney Sep 2015

This property was beautiful. We had a rental lined up for a week in rome and when we got there, it was not as advertised- so we had to find something last min and the moment we saw this we knew where we wanted to be. Samantha was SO nice and helpful through the whole process. She was very accomidating. The flat is so nice, and the view is something you just have to see. We arrived at night, so when we woke up the next morning (after a great nights sleep in the very comfy bed), we were just amazed at the beautiful views from the kitchen and living room! Everything is new and updated, its got the italian amenities with conceniences as well. Cortona was an awesome little town to stay in- you can walk from the flat not even a min and your in the square where you can get great coffee and pastries. A must eat is Nessum Dorma- the food was fantastic- we ate in the cellar, and it was beautiful. The owner was so nice and helpful accomidating us with our 1yr old dauhter. You will definatly be missing out if you dont stay here. Its a must! P.s. We missed a delivery of an item for our daughter before we left back home and Samantha has been so kind to help us in getting it sent back to us. A big life saver for sure!

Paula Jul 2015

Great, clean, tastefully decorated and uncluttered apartment in the middle of everything with awesome view. Super responsive owner, comfortable beds, kitchen suitable for preparing meals with food market steps away. Parking available in easy walking distance inside the walls and outside ZTL. We spent many hours happily scaling/wandering Cortona from one end to the other & also made daytrips to Orvieto, Assisi, Poppi, Monterchi, Arezzo, happy to come back to Cortona as a home base. Lots of other greatest hits within driving distance. Shopping, art, garden, playground, Saturday market, piazza & street life all in walking distance. We stayed in heat wave in July and were fine with fans. Stayed with two kids and worked out great with layout, clothes washer, clean modern bathroom.

David May 2015

My extended family stayed in the Marcelo and Sofia apartments. The booking process was simple. Samantha was incredibly helpful with developing our travel plans. She has a good knowledge of traveling in Italy. Indeed, she is a great ambassador for country! Her love of the area is infectious. Cortona is a beautiful, quaint hilltop town. It has plenty of amenities, but not in the least "touristy." The people of Cortona are very kind and welcoming. We were particularly impressed with how accepting of children the people are. Most locals speak some degree of English which makes getting by a lot easier. There are plenty of affordable delicious, restaurants in town. We were very impressed with the accommodations. The apartments are located in a quiet part of the town and about a two minute walk from the main square. Free parking is available very close by. We felt very relaxed and at home in the apartments which have been newly renovated and decorated. The kitchens had everything we needed. There are a washer, iron, and hair dryer which were much appreciated. The beds were very comfortable. Samantha provided us a crib for our toddler without us even asking! Cortona is a great base of operations for exploring Tuscany and Umbria. From Cortona, we did day trips to Montepulciano, Perugia, Lucca, Siena, Florence, and Populonia. Cortona is a two hour drive from Rome. I highly recommend staying here. We had a great experience! Dave

Brenda Apr 2015

Stayed for 4 nights. Sofia was beautifully decorated and the view from the living room was breath taking. Master bed with the memory form mattress was very comfortable. Found the apartment was outfitted with everything one would need. All you needed was some good bottle of wine, fine cheese and a wonderful companion. The town of Cortona was so nice, great little shops. Lots of restaurants for those romantic evening meals. The Italian food is delicious. I didn't want to leave. Will definitely go back.

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Location

This apartment is:

10km from the nearest beach 500m from the nearest bar 500m from the nearest restaurant 500m from the nearest supermarket 200km from Rome Fumicino airport 110km from Florence Airport 5km from Camucia Train station
Outside this apartment in Civitella v d Chiana, Italy
This apartment is in the town and near a lively area. It has a tennis court. Car hire is not necessary as the apartment is less than a 15 minute walk to a large selection of shops, bars, restaurants; however parking is not available.

Prices and availability

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Changeover days and minimum stays

  • 1 October - 31 December 2016: the minimum stay is 3 nights.
  • 1 June - 31 December 2017: the minimum stay is 3 nights.
  • 1 June - 31 December 2018: the minimum stay is 3 nights.
  • 1 June - 18 December 2019: the minimum stay is 3 nights.

Compulsory extras

  • Visitors Tax 2 euro per adult (over 12) to a max of 4 days due in cash on arrival

    £1.69 per person per night, paid locally

  • Cleaning fee of 60 euro due in cash on arrival

    £50.58 per booking, paid locally

Facilities

Bedrooms

2 bedrooms, Sleeps 4:

  • 1 king size bed
  • 2 single beds

There is also 1 cot

Bathrooms

1 bathroom, 1 Separate WC

Entertainment

DVD/Blu-ray player, Internet / WI-FI

General

Living area seats 4, Dining area seats 4, Central heating, Hair dryer, Iron / board, Towels / linen, Washing machine, Car hire optional

Kitchen

Cooker, Crockery, Cutlery, Dishwasher, Fridge, Freezer, Glassware, Kettle, Oven, Pots / pans, Toaster

Outside

Tennis court

Suitable for

Children, Hen or stag groups

Extra information

Incredible views from both the living room and kitchen

Private Owner From Black Bourton, United Kingdom Member since Jan 2016

We are a Canadian family that fell in love with Italy over a decade ago. We stumbled upon Casa di Amici quite by chance and knew with a little work, and a lot of love, they would make the perfect place to stay for our friends, family and visitors to Cortona. Opened in 2015, Casa di Amici is an independent house, with three designer apartments, smack dab in the historical centre of Cortona. Our North American perspective, combined with all of the things that make Italy spectacular, is sure to make your stay safe, comfortable, and memorable.

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We are a Canadian family that fell in love with Italy over a decade ago. We stumbled upon Casa di Amici quite by chance and knew with a little work, and a lot of love, they would make the perfect place to stay for our friends, family and visitors to Cortona. Opened in 2015, Casa di Amici is an independent house, with three designer apartments, smack dab in the historical centre of Cortona. Our North American perspective, combined with all of the things that make Italy spectacular, is sure to make your stay safe, comfortable, and memorable.

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