Our charming apartment is located in the heart of historic Cortona, a walled Etruscan town that dates back to antiquity. Situated in one of the more serene areas of Cortona, the apartment is near the ancient convent of Sant’Agostino and the historic center, rich with museums, monuments, stores, and other amenities. Free parking is also nearby, a mere 100 meters away.
Cortona is in the center of the Valdichiana, in the heart of Tuscany. The city is teeming with history, art, culture, local artisans, and regional wine and culinary specialties. Several popular tourist destinations of Tuscany and Umbria are well within reach of Cortona (Florence – 116km, Rome – 200km, Siena – 70km, Assisi – 70km, Orvieto – 90km, Montepulciano – 30km). Thanks to this favorable position, a choice of major international airports is also available (Rome Fiumicino – 230km, Florence Amerigo Vespucci – 130km, Perugia Sant’Egidio – 60km).
The apartment is on the ground floor of a palazzo that dates back to the beginning of the 19th century. It is a single-level studio apartment with no stairs, making it ideal for two guests, or up to four guests by utilizing the pull-out sofa in the living room. The main door opens into an ample living space complete with a spacious kitchen completely restored by hand by a local artisan and highlighted by handmade artistic ceramic fixtures realized and painted by the property owner herself.
The bedroom area is separated from the rest of the apartment by a great arch of brick and stone, which contrasts the spectacular wooden beam ceiling and antique terracotta floor. The room itself consists of a queen-sized bed and large armoire, and is divided from the rest of the apartment by a stylish curtain.
The bathroom is located on the other side of the bedroom area and features a stand-alone shower with a stone floor, an exquisite ceramic sink, mirror, and lighting fixtures – all made and painted by hand by the property owner who also owns a small studio shop in the historic center of Cortona where guests are welcome to explore all her artisanal and artistic work.
- Free wifi
- Washing machine
- Hair dryer
- Coffee pot (drip coffee)
- Moka (Italian stovetop coffee maker)
- Linens (with weekly changings)
- Fully-stocked kitchen
- Iron and ironing board
- Small exterior table
- First Aid kit
Free public parking
Free WiFi service to all costumers
Flat screen TV
Note that guests are invited to attend complimentary demonstrations of painting and ceramics by local artisan, Stefania
Patassini. Her store is located in the historic center where guests can learn about the ancient tradition of the ceramic arts and admire the precious hand-painted ceramics inspired by the Renaissance, Etruscan art, and the classic Tuscan countryside. www.stefaniapatassini.it
Things to do in Cortona
Cortona and its surrounding areas offer a variety of activities for all manner of visitors: swimming, hiking, golf, tasting rooms, language courses, cooking classes, and car rentals. The city is also home to the MAEC museum (Museo dell’Accademia Etrusca), the Diocesan Museum, the Tanella di Pitagora, Etruscan tombs, the Celle di San Francesco (Convent of Saint Francis), and the works of the painters Gino Severini, Luca Signorelli, and Pietro Berrettini.
Cortona was an important Etruscan city
MAEC Museum (Museo dell’Accademia Etrusca)
The Diocesan Museum
47 km (29,2 miles) from Perugia San Francesco d’Assisi Airport
Pricing and conditions
Apartment Rules:Check-in anytime Check-out 10:00 am No animals No smoking No parties or events Terms and condition ANNULMENT Cancellations must be communicated in writing to Appartamento Stefy. The cancellation of a reservation by the holiday maker, regardless of the reason, implies the payment of the following penalties: – 25% of the total rental price if the cancellation is communicated to Appartamento Stefy up to 60 days before the start of the rental. – 50% of the total rental price if the cancellation is communicated to Appartamento Stefy between the 59th and 30th day before the start of the rental. – 90% of the total rental price if the cancellation is communicated to Appartamento Stefy between the 29th and the 1st day before the start of the rental. – 100% of the total rental price if the cancellation is communicated to Appartamento Stefy on the day of arrival or in case of no show. For each change made by the holiday maker to the original booking, it being understood that the rented property and the rental period remain the same, the holiday maker will have to pay a penalty of € 50.00 as a dossier fee. If, due to the changes brought by the holiday maker to the original booking, Appartamento Stefy is forced to cancel this booking and make a new one, the aforementioned penalties (penalty for cancellation) will be applied to the holiday maker. In the event that Appartamento Stefy succeeds in re-letting the property for the canceled period, the holiday maker will have to pay a penalty equivalent to the damage actually caused to Appartamento Stefy.The rental prices do not include insurance policies for cancellations. If, for reasons of force majeure or for other reasons beyond its control, Appartamento Stefy is forced to cancel a reservation, it will reimburse the vacationer the rental price paid, excluding in any way claims for compensation / or refunds. CLEANING Upon arrival, the holiday maker will find the property clean and tidy. Upon departure, the holiday maker will be required to pay the final cleaning costs, unless it has been specified that these are included in the rental price. It is the customer’s responsibility to ensure that the property is left in the same state of order and cleanliness in which it was found on arrival. Any costs incurred by the owner to restore the state of order and cleanliness due to a lack of the holiday maker will be deducted from the security deposit. METHOD OF LEASE All bookings must be concluded directly with Appartamento Stefy or through the agencies authorized to act in the name and on behalf of Appartamento Stefy. Authorized agents can also receive payments in the name and on behalf of Appartamento Stefy. To complete a reservation, the holiday maker must accept these General Rental Conditions. At the time of booking, the holiday maker must pay 25% of the total rental price as a deposit. The balance must be received by Appartamento Stefy within 60 days before the rental start date or upon arrival in the aforementioned apartment. In the event that the booking is concluded less than 60 days before the rental start date, the holiday maker must pay 100% of the total rental price at the time of booking. In case of non-payment within these terms, Appartamento Stefy reserves the right to cancel the reservation. Upon receipt of the balance, Appartamento Stefy will communicate the address and other useful information to get to the apartment. Any change in the total number of people during the stay must be communicated in advance, in writing to Appartamento Stefy, otherwise the owner or his representative may request the removal of the entire group. In this case, no requests for compensation and / or refunds of any kind can be made by the holiday maker. Any changes and special requests must be communicated and accepted by Appartamento Stefy. Appartamento Stefy reserves the right to apply a reasonable administrative “fee” and any associated costs imposed by the owners and due to any special requests or changes. Unless otherwise specified in the property description, children under the age of 2 can stay in the properties free of charge and are not calculated in the number of holiday makers, provided that the parents bring the baby bed and the necessary linen.