Just returned from a two week vacation from this beautiful Country. It was my first experience and did not want to be a slave to a formal Tour schedule so my husband, sister and brother in law scheduled our own 14 day "experience". Part of our trip was to center ourselves in this region to visit hill towns and do the vineyard thing. We chose Cortona mostly because of its location, knowing that we would be driving ourselves, most days, to Asisi, Siena, Montelcino, Florence and Pisa. This was a HOME RUN! We stayed in the Belvedere and Glicine apartments on the ground floor. They are connected by a common hallway but with each having their own entry off that hallway. The view from the front apartment common area was spectacular. The four of us used that space for eating and relaxing. The front apartment bedroom was small but comfortable. The back apartment had no window views but the bedroom was very large and the bathroom was a bit larger also. Be forwarned that the showers are a struggle throughout the entire country. My 6'4" brother-in-law struggled the entire trip but with a great sense of humor. Let me say also that Francesca was there whenever we needed direction. All we needed to do was dial her cell and we had her attention. It was one of the cleanest apartments we rented and out of the 11 cities and towns that we visited, this was our favorite. It was the only place that was limited in tourists and you felt the love of the residents...we miss our Cafe' Americano from Mossimo every morning..and oh...did I mention the view?