Sleeps 4, 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, huge terrace with amazing views,apartment in Cortona
This rental apartment in Cortona is situated right in the heart of town, walk in along the little road made famous by Frances Mayes in her book "Under the Tuscan Sun" you will experience the true life of this famous little Etruscan town.
Set high on the hillside, the views from Cortona are marvelous. This apartment in Cortona allows you to experience this with its huge terrace facing Lago Trasimeno and the valley beyond. I couldn't imagine a better place.
Vacation Property Details
This apartment in the center of Cortona has been recently restored; nicely furnished with a combination of classic and modern furniture, it offers the perfect holiday rental for two couples, a family or friends.
Situated on the first floor of an ancient palazzo, you enter from the pedestrian only main street of Cortona, into a grand entrance hall with a beautiful historic staircase,and frescoed ceiling. At the top of the stairs there is a secure door, that opens into your private entrance to the apartment.
Once you unlock the front door, you enter into a hallway, to the left are the two bedrooms, each with own bathroom, continue straight ahead, up a few stairs to the main living/dining room. This large room, is nicely laid out with a fireplace to your left, and two cosy leather armchairs set up in front for a conversation or glass of wine in front of the fire. Pass behind the chairs to access the large terrace. Against the wall across from this sitting area - is the long antique dining table, with bench seating and chairs too. There is a tv with dvd and hi-fi system
Don't go on the terrace yet...keep that as the surprise ending to this description, go through the door at the far end of this room and you will find the large kitchen.
The kitchen is spacious, with lots of counter space, and a kitchen table for breakfast or intimate kitchen meals. It is laid out length wise to take advantage of the views and the many windows allow you to look out onto Lake Trasimeno and the valley below - even while you work at the kitchen sink! The kitchen is well equipped with every utensil you could need and with a big working fireplace.
Now, go back to the living room, and out the glass doors onto the large terrace (500 sq ft) and look at the stunning view! Imagine sitting here with you evening glass of wine to view the sunset, or an early morning cappuccino as the light changes over the lake. This terrace is large enough to host an event should you with to entertain.
Back to the bedrooms, leave the living room, towards the front door, and on your right you have a small hallway that leads to the two double bedrooms, plus the den, which is up a few stairs. here you will find a cozy reading area or a quiet space to allow you blog about the experiences of the day
Bedroom 1: 1 Double or matrimonial beds; Private bathroom with shower
Bedroom 2: 1 Double or matrimonial beds: Private bathroom with shower
Amenities: Independent heating system Air-conditioner Washing machine/Laundry Clothes dryer Fireplace Dial-up Internet Wireless Internet TV Hairdryer Microwave oven
Included/Excluded in Price
Included linens and towels, taxes, power and water consumption, bed and bath linens, final cleaning.
Not included Tourist tax not included, if applied by the Municipality where the facility lies. Payable locally in cash to keyholder
ON request breakfast daily, cooking service in home, cooking classes, wine tastings, historic walking tour, day trips with private driver, Italian conversation classes, please ask, we can arrange pretty well anything for you .
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Even better than in photos, Carina you were right the terrace is amazing, we spent all our time ( when not sightseeing) here. David would go out early in the morning and pickup fresh croissants (cornetti) nearby and we would enjoy our breakfast on the terrace. Thanks for finding it...more later.