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Il Sole del Sodo

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  • Excellent69%
  • Very good19%
  • Average5%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
Il Sole del Sodo is a small and cozy Bed & Breakfast with 6 charming rooms and 5 cousy apartments-allowing you to sleep-in and relax by the pool while being surrounded by our stunning Tuscan countryside. Situated outside the ancient Etruscan walls of Cortona - only 1 1/2 miles from the town centre. Our property is named after the neighborhood in which it is located and the sunshine that illuminates our gardens during the day. We offer the ideal holiday location, making our property the perfect base for daytrips to valleys and charming towns in close proximity to Cortona - from Valdichiana to Val D'Orcia, Montalcino to Pienza, spas to churches frescoed by Piero della Francesca and to nearby Umbria with its enchanting landscapes.
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Property amenities
Free Parking
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Public Wifi
Breakfast included
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Room features
Non-Smoking Rooms
Family Rooms
Air Conditioning
Refrigerator in room
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Full view
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Sant Egidio Airport22 mi
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Ontario, Canada
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
This is a great getaway from the city. Relaxing countryside at the foot of Cortona. We were scheduled for a cooking class with the owner (Claudia), but due to a family emergence she had to cancel. To compensate she booked us at a beautiful winery and negotiated the price of the class to be the same as hers was supposed to be, amongst other thoughtful things. The other staff (especially cute Paola) were great to deal with as well. We definitely felt like we had a true Italian experience during our stay.
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Lyle, Washington
Reviewed Oct 18, 2018
My husband and I stayed in an apartment here for 4 nights in September and it was lovely. The environment created by Claudia, the owner, is beautiful, full of flowers and comfortable places to sit outside. The breakfast is amazing...wonderful coffee and homemade baked goods. Eggs are available for a minimal extra charge. Paula and Claudia are so helpful and kind. Claudia gave us great suggestions of villages to visit. We also hiked from the b&b to a monastery in the hills above. One of the highlights. Be aware that the b&B is on a major road. From the pictures I thought that the location was more removed from traffic, but within the walls of the B&B property is is quite nice. Also they say that one can hike up the road to Cortona from the b&b. I'm an avid hiker but I wouldn't do it. The road is narrow, winding and has quite a bit of traffic. We drove up and parked outside the town.
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James M
Reviewed Sep 3, 2018
Claudia was fantastic and the location was easy to get to and had all the amenities you could ever want, pool, wifi and just a picture perfect view... Be aware in the winter months the pool is shut down but it didn't deter us!! My wife even took the cooking class and it was wonderful and the meals..... AMAZING!!!!!
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Budapest, Hungary
Reviewed Aug 20, 2018via mobile
We spent two full weeks at Claudia’s Il Sole del Sodo with a family of four (kids 8,9) and also our parents joined for 5 days. So far we went to busy and big hotels, where there are kids animation, 3-4 pools at the sea... and after this holiday I asked the family, where they would you like to go again? And all of us chose Il Sole del Sodo. Fantastic place, quiet, still there is always something happening. I try to list all that we loved about this place:
Garden, flowers, view from the pool, canary singing during the whole day, choices for breakfast, pool, seating in the patio, style of rooms and apartments, cleanliness, kindness of people working here, dinner cooked by Claudia, nearby area, location (close to Cortona).
I specially would like to thank to Paula, who is always smiling, prepares the breakfast table very nicely and prepares excellent coffees.
Also special thanks to Claudia, who was always there to help with programs, routes, taxis, special requests for dinner and breakfast, reservations for restaurant. And she is the best cook!
Places we visited: Cortona, Lago Trasimeno, Castiglione del Lago, Orvieto, Gubbio, Perugia, Siena, Pisa, saltalbero adventure park, Rapolano Terme, Asssisi, and the sea. And spend also 4-5 days at the pool!
Go and visit this place to experiment the hospitality.
Thank Dorka4
Response from claudia t, Proprietario at Il Sole del Sodo
Responded Aug 29, 2018
Hello Dora and FAmily, Thank you so much for your kind words and i really wish to see you again becasue having such a nice family in my house it will be always a real pleasure . Kind regards , Claudia & The team of Il sole del sodo
Reviewed Jul 28, 2018via mobile
My brother booked this accommodation for me and my 2 teenagers who we were meeting for a family birthday celebration . This is a charming little place . Very clean . Very friendly host Claudia . Lovely breakfast and coffee on outside terrace . Very charming indeed . Cortona of course is built on a hill and the main town is up the hill and it’s a steep walk up . Maybe too steep to walk but this is lovely accommodation if you want an inexpensive authentically Italian place to stay in this area .
Thank HFamilyGlasgow
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Room Tips
"We had our own private balcony."
2 weeks ago
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"Not all rooms have A/C"
Jul 12, 2016
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"The Apartments separate from the main house offer great privacy and have kitchens and wood burning fireplaces"
Nov 19, 2015
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"Apartments are cosy and great value, upstairs rooms are romantic and have views"
Oct 20, 2015
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$85 - $155 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ItalyTuscanyProvince of ArezzoCortona
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