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1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 4
Cortona, Province of Arezzo, Tuscany

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JudyMaco
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Spectacular views of Tuscan countryside from terrific apartment!”
Reviewed 18 October 2016 for a stay in October 2016
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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!

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Liked best: Wonderful and helpful hostess Vanna
Liked least: Getting used to the European Washing Machine
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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benrosen
New York
Level 3 Contributor
20 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“What a wonderful apartment in a wonderful town”
Reviewed 22 July 2016 for a stay in July 2016
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We just drove down from Cortona to Rome after spending two weeks in this apartment. Put simply, this apartment is wonderful. The view from the living room is as advertised. Vanna, our host was so kind and generous. The walk up the hill into town is not bad and once in town, you see why Cortona is such a great place to visit. Vanna gave us a cooking class one evening and all I can say is that she is a fantastic cook. Tuscan dishes are fantastic.
I would highly recommend this apartment if you want to get a good taste of the Tuscan life style. We will definitely be back.

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Liked best: Everything
Liked least: Nothing
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Your age range 65+
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sueand
Sydney, Australia
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187 reviews
55 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
“Nice apartment with wonderful views.”
Reviewed 14 July 2016 for a stay in June 2016
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person found this review helpful

This is a fairly spacious apartment which is nicely decorated. It is just outside the walls of Cortona on the main road that runs around the town. Parking is available over the road in the public car park for free. There is quite a steep walk into town as it is on the low side. The views from the back of the apartment are amazing looking down the hill to Camucia and out along the valley. We had a very comfortable stay here for 12 nights. Vanya (Mirko's mother) lives onsite and is very helpful although sometimes has difficulty with English. We really enjoyed our stay.

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ArtistJam...
Salem, Oregon
Level 6 Contributor
100 reviews
76 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 297 helpful votes
“Your Italian Dream Come to Life”
Reviewed 29 February 2016 for a stay in February 2016
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Look no further if you’re on the hunt for your own little Italian hill-town fantasy.

LOCATION: While on a fairly well-travelled street, the door is accessed on a side pedestrian path and the windows face the opposite direction over a magnificent view. From the apartment, you’ll need to climb uphill a bit to reach the town center, but it shouldn’t be a problem for any reasonably-fit person.

COMMUNICATION: Mirko responds quickly and kindly on-line. He manages the apartments for his mother, Vanna, who stays on-site.

APARTMENT: Roomy, well-equipped, modern fixtures, good bed, nicely designed. What a pleasure to sit and gaze out down the hillside in this delightful gem of a place.

We did a small amount of cooking here and found it fun to purchase basic groceries in the tiny food stores in town. (Just make sure you don’t visit during their lunch break of 1:30-4:30 PM, when they’re closed. This is Italy, after all!)

TRANSPORTATION: On our first visit to Cortona, we had a rental car. This time we decided to use our feet and public transportation. Vanna may offer to pick you up from the train station in Camucia if she’s free. Otherwise, she will help you reserve taxi rides from one of the local drivers to help get you around as needed.

COOKING CLASS: We booked Vanna’s cooking class, which was a highlight of our time in Cortona. How many opportunities do you get to learn how to cook Italian food at the hand of an Italian grandmother? Vanna used recipes she had memorized from watching her own grandmother cook in this very location so many years ago. Vanna is a little shy about her English skills, but she actually does quite well if you speak slowly and simply and enunciate well.

OVERALL: What fun we had here. Largely we attribute that to the delightful Vanna, who made us feel completely at home during our eight days in Cortona. This is an excellent value, and an opportunity of a life-time.

NOTE: This apartment is just one of five owned by Mirko and Vanna in the building. I would not hesitate to rent any of their units. Just look for “Mirko T” as the contact person.

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Liked best: Vanna
Liked least: Saying goodbye
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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503terry
Ottawa, Canada
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39 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Best view in Cortona”
Reviewed 25 February 2016 for a stay in September 2015
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Mirko and his mother Vanna were exceptional hosts. The view is majestic - better than the pictures. Everything you need is there from the fully equipped apt. rental to the location. Restaurants/stores in walking distance. Please see previous reviews as they say it so well I would just be repeating everything. The price is right and you will NOT be disappointed!

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Liked best: The hosts and the view
Liked least: Nothing
Travelling group: Extended Family
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