About the Homestay
Imagine an international family: she is French, he is Italian and both traveled a lot around the world. A typical two storey Tuscan country house surrounded by fields planted with sunflowers and wheat. A huge garden shaded with trees. A postcard scenery with low hills on the horizon and the historical little town of Cortona well in sight. A remarkable position between Siena and Perugia, only a few kilometers from Trasimeno lake and Arezzo. Two daughters of whom one, high-school aged, still living at home. Two dogs outdoor.
This is what we would like to share offering our guests a large and bright double room “de charme” with parquet, a private bathroom and an independent entrance. Our wish is both to make good use of the space a big house implies and to go on travelling by meeting guests from all over the world. We speak Italian , French and English. We are interested in almost everything: good books, music, movies, geopolitics, art, sports... We can provide language lessons (Italian and French) for our guests (Odile is a language teacher), as well as cooking lessons (Michele is an oenologist and had a restaurant for some time). We can organize wine tastings, visits to wine cellars, excursions by foot, bike, scooter! We’ll prepare breakfast with homemade bread and on demand we’ll cook a special lunch or dinner for you. If you don’t have a car, we‘ll offer lifts to the nearest train station (direct line to Firenze or Rome).
- Pets Indoor
- Internet Access
- Non Smoking
Bedrooms available for booking
About the Area
Our house is located in the country, so it is quiet. We are 4 kilometers from Camucia which is the modern part of the old town of Cortona (7km) situated on a hill. There, you can fin supermarkets, all kind of shops and facilities and the train station. Cortona is full of cafés, restaurants, nice boutiques and very animated on week-ends.
Local Area Facilities
- Horse Stables
- Train station
Hosts can offer a complimentary light breakfast at their discretion. All other meals, including a full breakfast, might incur an additional cost, if offered. Meals and any additional payment should be arranged directly with your host.
Included in the stay
- Complimentary Light Breakfast
- Use of Kitchen
Our guests can smoke only outdoor.
Smoking is not allowed.
How do I book?
Contact the host to check their availability and ask them any questions you have about staying with them. Once the host confirms they’re available for your dates, you can complete your booking.
When do I pay?
Once a host confirms they're available, you can go ahead and pay the 15% booking fee (maximum of 199 $£€ for longer term bookings) using a choice of payment methods: Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Maestro, Laser, JCB & PayPal (not available in certain countries). You then pay your host on arrival or as stated by your host on their profile and agreed by you on booking. Please be cautious if a host requests advance payment if its not included on their profile. Our hosts have been advised that if they wish to request advance payment they must make this explicit in their profile. We do not recommend the use of Money gram or Western Union.
When can I share my contact details?
Host and Guest email address, phone number and home address will be exchanged in a confirmation email sent to both immediately after a booking is completed. It's against our policy for Guests and Hosts to exchange direct contact details via our messaging system.