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Dolce Maria

Via Ghini, 12, 52044 Cortona, Italy
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Ranked #5 of 39 Cortona B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014
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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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35 reviews 35 reviews
27 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014

parked outside the walls of the city and walked the shortish uphill walk to the b&b. stayed one night only. cortona is a wonderful small town with great views but VERY steep and steps galore. really nice to explore the streets and visit the small shops. breakfast was good with good variety. wifi was just OK, not great. authentic room... More

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Madison Heights, Virginia
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3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2014

My husband and I stayed at this lovely B&B for two nights recently and loved it! Our room was very private, beautifully appointed and included a private terrace with an amazing panoramic view (accessible by a steep, narrow, spiral stairway, but who cares?It was worth it!). The central location is quite convenient and close to the Piazza della Repubblica, and... More

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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

This intimate B&B has everything you could want for a visit to Cortona. Located in a beautifully restored palazzo just a few minutes away from Cortona's main piazza, the guest rooms are full of the charm and character you would hope for when visiting this lovely medieval city. And for a town that can be expensive, it's surprisingly affordable given... More

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54 reviews 54 reviews
25 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2014

I stayed at Dolce Maria for four nights and was delighted by the rooms and service I received. Nothing seemed to be too much trouble for the family whether keeping your coffee topped up or enjoying the homemade jams available and making sure the free wifi works. I would heartily recommend staying there.

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Atlantic City, New Jersey
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3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2014

My husband and I stayed at Dolce Maria on Friday and were utterly delighted with our choice. Paola and her mama Dina are a treat and very gracious. Cortona itself is authentically wonderful and everything you would expect from a small medieval town in he Tuscany region. Having read about one of the rooms (La Torretta) from other trip advisor... More

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Los Angeles, California
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22 hotel reviews
93 helpful votes 93 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2014

Dolce Maria is absolutely everything you could want from a B&B in a small Tuscan town. The building is straight from a storybook. Paola, her family and staff are wonderful hosts, the rooms are beautiful and comfortable, and the breakfast is delicious (her mother bakes different things to add to the breakfast spread and is there to make espresso or... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2014

Within about half an hour of arriving at Dolce Maria and exploring our beautiful room (we had the Torretta, which, as other reviews mention, includes a secret, windy back staircase up to a small rooftop deck with a breathtaking view), we decided to ask Paola (the owner) if we could extend our stay an extra night. We were so glad... More

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Perth, Australia
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2013

Dolce Maria was a great guest house in Cortona and Paola and her family were lovely hosts. We stayed in quite a few b&b places on our trip but Dolce Maria clearly had the best breakfast. Nonna makes the best cakes! The rooms were excellent, and certainly was a reflection of the beautiful setting which Cortona enjoys. Our rooms both... More

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Leesport, Pennsylvania
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28 reviews 28 reviews
11 hotel reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2013

We stayed one night in Dolce Maria and loved it. We were in need of a place to stay as our previous two-night booking had not worked out. We decided to take our chances and walked around Cortona in search of a room. We happened upon Dolce Maria, much to our good fortune. The owner, Paola, met us and showed... More

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Portland, Oregon
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2013

The attached restaurant to the Dolce Maria B&B doesn't have its own website to write a review, but it was so outstanding I must add my comments here! We stayed in a lovely country inn just below the town and this was our last - and best - meal in Cortona. Absolutely fantastic food, quiet and helpful service. I'm still... More

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Address: Via Ghini, 12, 52044 Cortona, Italy
Location: Italy > Tuscany > Province of Arezzo > Cortona
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
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Only 30 meters far from the main square, the B & B Dolce Maria enjoys peace and silence back in time. The old building of historical interest from 1400, above the main floor where resident the family owner has 6 exclusive rooms of different sizes, with suggestive panoramic on the roofs of Cortona and Valdichiana, or which overlook the quiet courtyard.Each room is furnished with antique furniture of the family, which gave a further elegance with frescoed walls and important windows high 3 meters, without depriving the modern comforts of air conditioning, The entrance to the house at number 12 entroduce in an elegant corridor that leads to 3 upper floors through the ancient stairs with handrails in sandstone, or give access to small and elegant restaurant where you can taste the delicious dishes of typical local and Tuscan cuisine accompanied by the best national wine labels. A few steps from the B & B are also the most important buildings, monuments, museums, the S. Agostino congres center, the theater Signorelli, the shopping streets and far 80 meters the free public car parks outside the Etruscan walls. ... more   less 
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