A large and luminous
apartment in the historic city center of Cortona. Recently restored
with a discerning eye to historical accuracy (listed on the national
historical register) and has been lovingly furnished with antiques
and reproductions predominantly in the "Impero" and
"Luigi Filipo" styles. The apartment is on the
"noble" floor of the building and was home to several noble
Cortonese families for more than 600 years - from the mid-1300s to
the mid-1900s. There are numerous frescoes - both on several domed
ceilings (one fresco believed to date to the early 1600s) and the walls.
The oldest part of the
building dates to pre-1200s but the apartment has all the
modern conveniences (eat-in kitchen, 2 baths, dishwasher, & washer)
and is fully furnished. It also has a TV and a phone.
The apartment is on one
level and is about 180 square meters (~1,935 sq. ft.) in area with
most ceilings ranging from 12.5' to 14' in height. The main door
leads into an ingresso (receiving room) with frescoed dome & walls and tile floor with inlays. From there, a door opens
into a grand living area (salone) with chandelier and tile floors with inlay; doors lead off the salone to the
kitchen/dining area and a domed corridor. From the corridor you can
enter the first bathroom, a bedroom with a domed ceiling, or the more
private area of the apartment (which has a master suite - bedroom and sitting/living
room; a second bath; and another bedroom). The master suite and the
bedroom next to it have double (matrimoniale) beds and the third
bedroom has two twin (singolo) beds. There are two large tiled
bathrooms, one with a large shower and the other with a tub/shower.
In the pranzo/cucina or combined dining area/kitchen, there is a
fireplace which has been hand-carved from the local "pietra
From the large windows, the
apartment has praiseworthy views over either the Valdichiana valley
or the tile roofs of Cortona from most of the rooms.
The apartment is near the
main piazzas, museums, restaurants/cafes, and parking.
Sleeps six (2 BR
w/matrimoniale beds, 1 BR w/two singolo beds). No pets allowed. No
smoking. No young children.
For availability and
Fax: +1 (661) 420-5590
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