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“A perfect week in Cortona”

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Margherita Holiday Home
Reviewed 16 October 2011

We had a wonderful week in Cortona in June 2011.
Man, wife and three sons. It was very warm so the swimming pool was frequently used.
We rented the Casa Sole, with an extra bed.
Everything was excellent. The apartment was decorated in old style and beautiful. Even two bath rooms, very convenient for five persons.
Maybe the best part was barbecuing in the evenings overlooking the pool and the ancient city of Cortona. Be sure to buy your "bistecca Fiorentina" at the butcher's in Camucia, forget the super market. Much more fun! And try the pasta "pici", thicker "spaghetti", yum!
Cortona, what can you say? Such a beautiful town with small piazzas and narrow alleys.
At Lago Trasimeno we saw snakes fishing in the water, a non-venomous snake known as "Dice Snake".
We even took a longer trip to Montepulciano, a town where you walk upwards, and upwards, and...
So, the Margherita Holiday Home can be recommended by us strongly. The hosts Beatrice and Bernardo are serviceminded and friendly. Their daughter Margherita is master of performing "la bomba" in the pool. And the donkeys are quiet!

  • Stayed: June 2011, travelled with family
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Reviewed 3 December 2010

Casa Nido is the smallest of three accommodations managed by a very friendly and helpful couple near the hill-perched town of Cortona. The accommodation (located near a windy road) is very well-equipped but does not have any air con (old building). We spent a great week there in July, enjoying an amazing view of Cortona and its surroundings from the pool. The facilities (bbq, table tennis table) and their owners (always ready to provide recommendations) added to this truly memorable experience. Strongly recommended but can get very hot during the summer!

  • Stayed: July 2010
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Reviewed 10 September 2010

We stayed in this hôtel few days in June 2010. The owners a really sympathic and we had a real pleasure to discuss with them.

The place is comfortable, well maintained, quiet and we had a lot of pleasure in the pool with the childrens (the view from the pool is amazing!).

The village of Cortona located a few minutes from this hôtel (by car) is charming and we had good meals there. We have made a day trip to Firenze : it was OK but it's better to stay longer in Firenze and rent an hôtel in the city.

  • Stayed: June 2010, travelled with family
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Reviewed 29 August 2010

We stayed at Margherita Holiday Homes one week in July. My husband and I had a wonderful time both because of the friendly welcoming atmosphere and because of mhh location. Beatrice an Bernardo are kind and very helpful, while strictly respecting the privacy of the guests. They produce their own wine and olive oil which I can highly recommend.
We stayed at the rondinella house. The house is charming and clean.
We especially enjoyed the private terrace where we always had our meals and relaxed. From the terrace you have a fantastic view of the old city of Cortona and surroundings.
You can also spot the owners’ three donkeys grazing in the olive yards.
So, if you are looking for a tranquil and charming setting, a place to relax and feel at home I recommend Margherita Holiday Homes

  • Stayed: July 2010, travelled as a couple
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Thank krisenik
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Reviewed 2 June 2010

We spent a week in Casa Rondinella and had a wonderfull time. The house, spot and view is beautifull, with a lot of privacy. Beatrice and Bernardo create a very personal and pleasant atmosphere, they are such kind people, helpfull and yet modest. We felt very welcome. Because we love animals it was a special treat that they own three donkeys, who where part of our view, roaming around in the meadow below. We visited several interesting places. Assissi, Perugia, Pienza, Moltepucciano and ofcourse Cortona itself. Still there is a lot more. That is one of the reasons that we want to return to this little paradise.

  • Stayed: May 2010, travelled as a couple
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Thank EnjoyitAmsterdam
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Reviewed 10 October 2009

My husband and I spent a week at Margherita Holiday Home. We rented Casa Nido -- a lovely small apartment for 2. Just wonderful ! Very nicely restored. Warm welcome by Beatrice and Bernardo who are happy to share with you their local products and the Italian culture. The owners have thought of many details to make your stay the most pleasant as possible. We definitely consider coming back for a longer stay at Casa Rondinella ! There are many sites around to visit. And for relaxing Margherita Holiday Home is perfect. --- Béatrice from France

  • Stayed: July 2009, travelled as a couple
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Thank hello69
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Reviewed 24 August 2009

We stayed in Casa Rondinella and it was fantastic. You wake up in the middle of olive trees with sun and nice swimming pool. Really nice furnitures, warmly welcomed by hosts. I highly recommend this house. In the middle of Firenze, Assisi and Sienna : a lot to see. I hope I can come again. Thanks a lot Beatrice and Bernardo. Kisses to Margherita

  • Stayed: April 2009, travelled with family
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Address: Nucleo Cegliolo 25, 52044, Cortona, Italy
Region: Italy > Tuscany > Province of Arezzo > Cortona
Hotel Style:
Ranked #23 of 79 Speciality Lodging in Cortona
Price Range: £62 - £164 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 9
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
In the quite tuscan country side among olive trees you will find margherita holiday home. The location, up on a hill, is really extraordinary: on one side there is a view of cortona and in front you face the beautiful val di chiana; you can take the pleasure for trekking, walking from the numerous olive trees up to the mountain through the chestnut wood. ... more   less 
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