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“Superb setting, peaceful, great facilities”
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L'Ippocastano
Ranked #36 of 76 Specialty Lodging in Cortona
Warks, England
2 reviews
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“Superb setting, peaceful, great facilities”
Reviewed August 16, 2010

We stayed here 1st week of August 2010, grounds are stunning, peaceful location and all facilities you would need. Remember Gas has to be turned on by a handle nr the sink ( we didn't know this until check out day !! ) Owner very helpful. Restaurants not great in the town & take your Italian phrase book, you will need it, but its part of the adventure. Scenery stunning, Cortona, Siena, Florence & Pisa all accessible & go to Lake Trasimeno, the village itself is just gorgeous.

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Gilbert, Arizona
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Reviewed June 10, 2007

We have stayed at l'Ippocastano 4 times and have booked again for Sept. 2007. The owners are wonderful people and very helpful. The apartments are comfortable and clean. The grounds are quite lovely, and you feel like you are in the countryside, but in reality, the town is just up the road. There are restaurants, shops, grocery stores all within walking distance, and the Thursday morning market is spectacular! The train station to Rome and Florence is just 2 blocks walk. We love this place!

Stayed September 2006
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Adelaide South Australia
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Reviewed April 29, 2007

L'Ippocastona is wonderful - we have stayed twice & will do so again.
The location is fantastic with easy access to Perugia, Assisi, Cortona, Arezzo & the hill towns of Tuscany. Not to mention the outlet shopping at Val de Chiana within 10 kms. The property has everything you could possibly need. We stayed both times in the apartment Archi - two bathrooms, two double bedrooms. Friends stayed in apartment Camucia & that too was well equipped & very comfortable.
Within easy reach of the supermarket, restaurants. Great place to stay. Thank you Maria Grazia & family.

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Property: L'Ippocastano
Address: Via Fratelli Cervi 14, 52044, Cortona, Italy
Location: Italy > Tuscany > Province of Arezzo > Cortona
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #36 of 76 Specialty Lodging in Cortona
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 9
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
L'ippocastano, your holidays Under the Tuscan Sun "Ippocastano" is an restored villa located in a convenient area within Camucia, near Cortona. Cortona is famous for the film "Under the Tuscan Sun" and "Ippocastano" was the temporary home to several of the film's staff. At "Ippocastano", you will have access to all that Italy has to offer including beautiful vistas, beautiful flower gardens, olive groves, boutiques, restaurants, grocery stores, and easy assess to the train station (line Rome - Milan). "Ippocastano" (meaning Lucy in ancient Etruscan), is also located on the famous wine and gastronomic route "Vino Terre di Arezzo". The apartments have a large swimming pool; lounge area, a hot tub, a picnic table and covered area, and a playground with swing set for the children. There is also a washing machine to be used for individual consumption at the apartment complex. The city of Cortona is located within the Valdichiana, which is famous for its fabulous views of the Italian countryside. "Ippocastano" was recently restored to provide you with "all the comforts of home". We have comfortable beds, modern kitchens equipped with eating areas and all of the cooking utensils you will need. In addition, we have television sets with Satellite TV, a washing machine, and an iron and ironing board. Our beautiful gardens overlook the swimming pool where you can bask in the "Tuscan Sun", smell the fragrant flowers, and drink some wine or simply relax with our comfortable lawn furniture. Ippocastano has a large swimming pool that is open from May to September. Things to do: There are many things to do in the local area. There is cycling, tennis, golf, horse riding, country walks, shopping, wine and olive oil tasting, and many fine restaurants for dining indoors or outdoors. In the summer, there are many festivals and gastronomic events. ... more   less 
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