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Charming Cortona villa with private pool (Dardano)

Dardano surrounded by poppies in June
2 reviews
Dardano surrounded by poppies in June
The pool is surrounded by the Valdichiana countryside
The newly installed kitchen
The sitting room and indoor dining table if needed
Dine outdoors beneath a vine canopy
The red double bedroom in the tower with en suite bathroom
A nice glass of Syrah di Cortona?
The wonderful view of fields speckled with poppies from the loggia
The atmospheric centre of Cortona is just a short drive up the hill
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4 Bedrooms , 2 Bathrooms , Sleeps 6
Cortona, Province of Arezzo, Tuscany
Dardano is a deceptively large house, full of atmosphere. It is a simple country home, basic even, but with an elemental charm.

You drive up to the house with its ancient stone well and to one side there's a little vine-covered area for shady outdoor eating. The garden is a neatly mown meadow with glorious views of the surrounding countryside, while the large outbuildings house a barbecue and give welcome shaded parking.

A flight of steps leads to the front door and into the old farmhouse kitchen, which also takes a stab at doubling as a sitting room. The stone floor and old fireplace (with a medieval “spy hole” hidden in it) has authentic Tuscany stamped all over it. We couldn't call the place smart; it isn't! But it'll charm you nevertheless with its comfortable bedrooms, ancient arched windows and huge old beams. Al...
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Listing #HL250755
About the Owner
Bob M
Languages spoken:English, Italian, French
Response Rate:95%
Response Time:Within a few hours
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Warkworth, New Zealand
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6 reviews
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Reviewed 14 October 2013 for a stay in October 2013
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The pictures do not do Dardano justice. Thoroughly enjoyed our stay, Carla and Paolo amazing hosts . Great spot to explore Siena and Umbria. Fantastic local food market 2 minutes up the road. Will return.

Suzy G
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 August 2012 for a stay in July 2012
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We stayed at Dardano in July of 2012 and enjoyed a wonderful vacation!. Dardano is beautiful, and very comfortable for an extended family (there were 7 of us). It was a warm summer so we spent many happy afternoons in the beautiful pool while the house stayed very cool and comfortable. What makes Dardano so very special are the owners, Paolo and Carla. From the minute we arrived they treated us like returning family. Their welcome was warm, informative and most importantly involved an invitation to attend Paolo's birthday taking place the next day. Of course we went!, the food, location and people made the day very special. Carla and her mother in law, Stella also joined us for a cooking class later in the week where we had the opportunity to make some of the dishes we had enjoyed at the party. What a fun afternoon and what a feast we all created together. We can hardly wait to return, to spend more time at this beautiful home and to enjoy the company of such warm, wonderful owners.

  • Central Heating
  • Cooker
  • Cots:(1)
  • Dining Seats (6)
  • Dishwasher
  • Double Beds:(1)
  • En Suite Rooms (1)
  • Fireplace
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Hairdryer
  • Highchair
  • Internet Access
  • Iron
  • Kettle
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room Seats (6)
  • Parking
  • Private Garden
  • Private Outdoor Pool (Unheated)
  • Queen Beds:(2)
  • Refrigerator
  • Shower Rooms (1)
  • Single Beds:(2)
  • Suitable For Children Under 5
  • Toaster
  • Towels Provided
  • Washer
  • Wi-Fi
House rules
    Pets not allowed
    Smoking allowed
    Check in: 5:00 PM
    Check out: 10:00 AM
Smoking allowed on the loggia outside the sitting room but not indoors
    1 Shower
    1 Attached (ensuite)
    2 Kings
    2 Twins
    1 Crib
    1 Full
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Rates are calculated based on the latest information provided. Please contact the manager/owner to confirm actual rates for your requested dates.

Dates Min stay Per week
Default 7 nights
R 31 429
€2 090
19 May 2018 -
15 Jun 2018
7 nights
R 20 903
€1 390
16 Jun 2018 -
6 Jul 2018
7 nights
R 28 422
€1 890
7 Jul 2018 -
31 Aug 2018
7 nights
R 31 429
€2 090
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Please note: rates may have been converted from the original local currency to South African Rand and are approximate rates that may change due to exchange rate fluctuation. Please contact the manager to confirm actual rates for your requested dates.
  • Damage Deposit: R 1 504 / stay - Deposit
Additional Rate and Availability Information
Additional costs to be paid directly to the owners:
- Cortona tourist tax: 8 euro per adult per week
- Heating if used: charged at cost
Everything else is included
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About the neighbourhood
Noah saw that goodly works had been done and bestowed the name Corito (derived from the Latin word for sceptre, the symbol of a king’s power) on his relative, and thus Cortona got its name. Whatever the truth may be, there is no doubt that Cortona is indeed ancient, and within its walls you’ll find eateries, smart shops and a museum housing the famous Etruscan lampadario.
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