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One bedrrom apartment in historic, stone-built Tuscan house with private garden and breathtaking views

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The owner uses only local produce to prepare her gourmet meals.
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Overview
Condo/Apartment -
1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 3
Cortona, Province of Arezzo, Tuscany
The 500 years old stone built house, listed by the Italian Fine Arts Ministry, is situated at the end of a private road. It enjoys a 360 degree panorama of unspoiled hills,and dominates a valley of olive-groves. The guest apartment offers everything you need for your comfort, and consists of a large living-room with a kitchen corner and two sofa-beds, a double bedroom, a large bathroom, and a small sitting-room. <BR><BR>Each room opens directly onto or overlooks the gardens .... Nestled among nature, with no traffic passing by , the peace and silence here are only disturbed by song-birds ....Concerts, operas, and food and wine-tasting take place in Cortona, a medieval and Renaissance town rich in Architecture and museums ....A car is essential to visit the area as public transport is poor locally .<BR><BR>Wonderfu... Read more
About the Owner, Marie-Claire S
Languages spoken: English, Italian, French
Response Rate: 75 %
Response Time: Within a day
Calendar Updated: 12 days ago
Listed since : Mar 2007
Overall rating: 4.5 / 5.0
Based on 11 reviews and 1 property
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peterT908...
Somerset, United Kingdom
1 review
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Reviewed October 1, 2015 for a stay in September 2015
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person found this review helpful

Unfortunately the owner, Marie-Claire, was unable to be around at the time we rented the apartment, and therefore sadly unable to offer the gourmet welcome meal that other reviewers have raved about. We're also obviously unable to comment on her welcome (she lives in the upstairs part of the house) but it was very clear from all the correspondence that...

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Oliver B
Potters Bar
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
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Reviewed June 18, 2015 for a stay in June 2015

Not only is Torre dei Venti ideally situated for exploring and enjoying the rolling countryside and ancient towns and villages but it also provides a peaceful, comfortable and simple refuge from the pace of the rest of the world - with panoramic sylvan views of the surrounding hills. A wonderful, mainly level walk leads to the centre of lovely Cortona,...

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Juliana E
Cambridge, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed January 4, 2014 for a stay in December 2013
1
person found this review helpful

I came to Cortona several years ago and loved “La Torre Dei Venti” for it's beauty and peace in the middle of Tuscan olive groves and views of the countryside beyond belief. The host of this house is French and a wonderful cook. She is also outstandingly welcoming. I was able to taste her imaginative and delicious meals and enjoy...

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Amenities
  • Central Heating
  • Dining Seats (6)
  • Double Beds:(2)
  • Freezer
  • Hairdryer
  • Internet Access
  • Iron
  • Kettle
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room Seats (4)
  • Microwave
  • Parking
  • Private Yard
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Towels Provided
  • Washer
  • Wi-Fi
House rules
    Not kid-friendly
    Pets not allowed
    Smoking not allowed
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£50 per week discount for two weeks minimum - i.e. £650 instead of £700 - Discounts for longer lets to be arranged with owner.

Minimum stay is 5-7 nights.
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About the neighborhood
Cortona offers open-air operas in the Summer, classical concerts in churches and in the local theater , jazz-festivals , wine and food tasting , medieval plays and lots of pizzerias and restaurants with terraces offer Tuscan specialties .... Alike other medieval towns in Tuscany , roads tend to be steep , so walking to discover is the best way , for young people keen on mountainbykes, the area is ideal ....Swimming in the new splendid swimming-pool with bar and restaurant five minutes away from us, by the tennis-courts with modest charges is another activity .... Montepulciano, the wine-tasting and cheeses area as well as Chianti , one to two hours away on lovely country-roads , another excursion and hot-baths in the area by car ....Florence is one hour away by train and Rome circa two hou... more
Access
Car recommended
How to get there
PLEASE ARRANGE TO ARRIVE BEFORE 7-00PM FOR SECURITY REASONS.<BR><BR>To get to Cortona, the cheapest low-cost airlines are Ryanair and Easy-jet , to Rome, Pisa and Perugia.... In the Summer there are also flights to Florence ....<BR><BR><BR>We strongly recommend that you rent a car to pick-up at the airport of your choice, cheaper via internet ....<BR> Florence Airport is 1hour and 30 minutes circa .... Pisa is 2 hours and 30 minutes as well as Rome ....<BR> Perugia is only 40 minutes away ....<BR> <BR>Without a car you will find getting about difficult and time consuming as most visitors find public transport iinadequate.<BR>
Activities nearby
Fishing Nearby, Horse Riding Nearby, There Are Tennis Courts Nearby, Watersports Nearby, Nearest Beach: 4.3 mi.
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