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Casa Ambra
Ranked #24 of 79 Specialty Lodging in Cortona
Reviewed May 19, 2014

We stayed at the Piazza Passerini apartment for a week in April and thoroughly enjoyed Cortona and the accommodation. We were very pleased with the advice and assistance from Ambra and Sara both prior to our trip and during our stay. We had the privacy of our own apartment with the convenience of emailing them or popping across to their beautiful B and B to book taxis and restaurants. The apartment was very comfortable and a good size for a couple. The bedroom was spacious and had lovely afternoon light from windows on two sides. The kitchen was well equipped and it was all very clean. The location is excellent with all conveniences a very short walk away including many great restaurants. We will long remember our stay in this beautiful hill town.

  • Stayed: April 2014, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed December 9, 2013

Casa Ambra was very pleasant. Furnished with many lovely Tuscan details. It was great to be right in the center of the charming hill town of Cortona. We enjoyed walking all the up to the top to see the beautiful church. The fortress was closed because we were there in December, but still had a great time. Ambra's family treated us like guests, not just renters. The linens were so lovely and fresh. I'm spoiled by the ironed sheets! The bathroom was very large with very nice details. I do wish there had been a clock and mirror downstairs. One does have to climb up into the apartment so is not good for the elderly. We are a retired couple in our late 60s and had no problem with the climb. It was a lovely stay with very friendly people.

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  • Stayed: December 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed November 24, 2013

Ambra and Sara were wonderful hosts! Casa Ambra was highly recommended to us by friends and we now know why. Both Ambra and Sara were very helpful with our itinerary as we were planning our trip. The apartment was spacious and had all of the kitchen items we needed. It was fun to hang our laundry out of a window to dry - like we see in movies. One of the highlights was the wine tasting they scheduled for us at Baldetti Winery about 15 minutes from Cortona. Also, 10 steps away from the Casa Ambra is an organic wine shop that had delicious olive oil and limoncello too. Driving through the city walls into Cortona was a fantastic experience and we felt as if we were driving into a different world. Sara was waiting for us to help us unload and Ambra then drove with us to the carpark. There is a small market within 30 seconds of Casa Ambra and we stocked up there on food for cooking at the apartment. We toured their almost complete bed and breakfast that Sara and Ambra are opening soon. It is beautiful! Cortona is a great location in central Tuscany with easy day trips.

  • Stayed: October 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed October 27, 2013

Casa Ambra is located in the center of Cortona's old part. We can not imagine a better location in the town. We have stayed in two of Casa Ambra's apartments. We can warmly recommend both of those. Our stays have been 3-5 weeks long, mostly in the autumn during the past 5-6 years. The owner family is very friendly and helpful, we have always felt us welcome, thank you! This goes to all people of Cortona! Hope to see you soon again!

  • Stayed: October 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed August 4, 2013

My family of 5 stayed at Casa Ambra for 5 nights in June. All of us agree that Cortona and Casa Ambra were the best part of our 3 week trip. The apartment was clean, comfortable, and spacious. Sarah and Ambra were available to help us with finding our way around the city, transportation, and suggestions of things to do. The location can't be beat! Great views and gelato right across the street!

  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed July 9, 2013

In 2009, at a non-profit fund raising event, we bid on and won a week's accommodations at Casa Ambra. In Fall of 2010 we built our first trip to Italy around this week in Cortona and quite simply fell in love with the city and our hosts. Cortona is the perfect launching point to see Florence and many hill towns in Tuscany and Umbria. Casa Ambra is clean, has generously sized rooms, modern kitchen and bathroom conveniences, and a washing machine. It's move in ready! Casa Ambra is so close to the main action in Cortona (Piazza della Repubblica) including shopping, food markets, community events, bank machines and some incredible restaurants. We hit it off right away with Ambra & Sara. They could not have been more welcoming or gracious and Casa Ambra is our Casa Italiano. Ambra and family have become our dear friends and we returned to Casa Ambra in fall of 2012 for another perfect week. We are so excited for Ambra's B&B to open. Ambra is a fantastic cook! We are already making plans to return in 2014.

  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed July 7, 2013

We spent 3 wonderful days in Cortona and no doubt it had a lot to do with Casa Ambra and our wonderful hosts. Ambra and her daughter, Sarah made us feel very welcomed. They took care of us in every way. They arranged taxis to transport us to and from the train station, made sure we had maps and showed us the places we should visit.
We felt very at home. The apartment was very comfortable and the location. There were four of us but the apartment was big enough for a family of 5. We are definitely coming back !

Stayed: July 2013, traveled with family
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Additional Information about Casa Ambra

Address: Via Benedetti 14, 52044, Cortona, Italy
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Location: Italy > Tuscany > Province of Arezzo > Cortona
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette
Hotel Style:
Ranked #24 of 79 Specialty Lodging in Cortona
Price Range: $78 - $297 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 5
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Casa Ambra is located in the heart of the historical center, ideal location to experience the reality of Cortona living the peaceful lifestyle of the small Etruscan town. The structure, recently fully renovated maintaining the classic style of Tuscan homes with rafters and tile flooring, is composed by three apartments, of different typologies ,finely furnished and complete with all amenities to ensure guests a pleasant stay. You will be enveloped by a picturesque atmosphere and friendliness. Each apartment has been given the name of the area in which it overlooks. Croce del Travaglio (2 pax): is ideal for short stays and for couples who want privacy. It consists of kitchen, bedroom and bathroom with shower. Piazza Passerini (3+1 pax): more suitable for long stays with family or for couples who do not want to give up a romantic atmosphere in front of a warm fireplace while enjoying a good Tuscan wine. It consists of kitchen, living room with view on the homonymous square, double bedroom overlooking the Piazza della Repubblica, single room and bathroom. Apartment with panoramic view. Via Benedetti (5 pax): is structured on two levels. The first level consists of a spacious living room, adjacent to the kitchen; the second level consists of 2 double bedrooms, one large and can take advantage of another single bed and a half, and bathroom. Meets all the requirements and is equipped with every comfort. A beautiful charming apartment with panoramic view. ... more   less 
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