|Space||2,152 sq. ft.|
|Minimum Stay||3 - 7 nights|
This property has been converted into seven separate apartments which can be booked individually or several together. Some apartments can sleep up to four guests and for a group the whole building could accommodate 15 to 19 guests so for a holiday with friends or acquaintances booking the entire building can provide a shared base but with the independence of separate apartments. This is an ideal location for a group on activity tours or for wedding guests. We can arrange a wide variety of tours and activities. We can also take care of all the aspects of a wedding.
All apartments have air conditioning, winter heating and WI-FI Internet access.
The kitchens have a fridge, oven, electric hob, Kettle and Toaster. There is an iron/board and hairdryer supplied in reception plus 2 clothes dryers for guests use.
Bed and bath linen are included.
Our guests can enjoy the large 12m x 6m swimming pool and barbecue area (with sink). The pool area is equipped with tables, chairs and loungers.
This recently renovated country villa is situated in a beautiful rural setting, nestled in a village in the valley below the Etruscan town of Cortona. It has been converted, in traditional Tuscan style, into seven fully-self-contained, apartments which sleep between 2 to 4 visitors. Each apartment has an open plan kitchen and lounge area plus separate bedroom and bathroom. All apartments have air conditioning, winter heating and WI-FI Internet access. All kitchens have a fridge, microwave or oven, electric hob, Kettle and Toaster. An Iron and Hair dryer are also provided. Bed and bath linen are included. The Mela and Bugia apartments are situated completely on the ground floor and are suitable for people with restricted mobility. Our guests can enjoy the large 12m x 6m swimming pool and barbecue area. The pool area is equipped with tables, chairs and loungers. From here you will enjoy a spectacular view of the Tuscan hills and the lights of Cortona at night-time.
We can also offer a wide variety of events and tours, including;
Your Wedding in Tuscany
We can take care of all the aspects of your wedding, from the required documentation, church or civil service, the location, catering and banqueting, reception, photography, lighting, floral and wedding cake design, tailor-made invitations, menus, music, transport, wedding favours, the best Italian ateliers for the wedding dress, hair and make-up consulting, translation service and, or course, accommodation.
Food and Wine;
We will arrange a visit to the best Italian wineries guaranteed by our Sommelier
Our tours often include lunch / dinner at the estates and can be arranged in the major centres such as;
Cortona, Firenze, Siena, Montepulciano and a Chianti Wine Tour (covering several estates).
We can arrange a variety of hands-on Cooking classes
These authentic Italian Cooking classes will provide a real experience of cooking with a professional Italian chef and you will, of course, get to eat the specialities prepared by you during the class.
We can also arrange:
Oil Mill tour and Tasting, Cheese factory tour and tasting and a Pasta Factory tour.
Guided Tours of Cities, focusing on History, Art or Culture:
Tours guaranteed by professional English speaking guides.
Art and Culture of Florence
Guided walking tours of Florence including the main historical sites of;
Piazza della Signoria, Palazzo Vecchio, Piazza della Libertà, Via Tornabuoni, Lungarno and Pontevecchio, Oltrarno area and Palazzo Pitti.
Specialist Guided tours of Uffizi Museum, Uffizi and Vasari Corridor, Accademia Gallery, Florence and the Gardens, Markets and artisan workshops, Brunelleschi’s Dome, Cathedral, Baptistery and the churches of S.Maria Novella, S. Croce and Orsanmichele.
Or you may prefer simple Tuscan and Umbrian Village Tours:
We also arrange guided walking tours of some of the most interesting towns and villages in Tuscany and Umbria;
Cortona, S. Gimignano, Montepulciano and Pienza, Montalcino,
Chianti villages (Gaiole, Castellina, Radda and Greve), Siena and The Palio, Pisa and Lucca, Cinque Terre,
And in Umbria;
Perugia, Spello and Assisi, Orvieto, Todi and Deruta and other smaller but fascinating Trasimeno villages.
Here are some of the other activities we can arrange:
Walking - Trek through the picturesque Tuscan countryside alive with wildlife and carpeted with wild flowers or wander through medieval hamlets, exploring exquisite Churches and Castles.
Cycling - A tour of Tuscany will take you through beautiful scenery with rolling hills, ancient houses, churches, medieval architecture and views which will simply take your breath away. We can simply arrange cycle and helmet rental or provide a guided cycle tour.
Vintage Vespa tour invites you to have the opportunity to discover the best of Tuscany and to appreciate its natural beauty and ancient villages. An outdoor experience, riding a vintage vespa or a Lambretta and visiting selected paces of interest along the way.
Horse Riding - The Tuscan hills are perfect for a relaxing horse ride. Discover the beautiful Tuscan countryside in a unique adventure with quiet and safe horses. The wonderful ranch in the heart of the countryside but only a few steps away from Cortona's historical centre.
Painting - Tuscany is an inspirational location with stunning views and Mediterranean light to capture the imagination and enrich the spirit.
Four Friends who are in love with Tuscany decided to club together and buy a property and convert it, in traditional Tuscan style, into apartments so that others could enjoy staying in the heart of Tuscany.
Joe is an interior designer and has Italian parents and speaks fluent Italian,
Chris is an architect
Colin is a Project Manager and
Ed is an accountant
so between us we had the skills required, but in reality it was a passion for this part of Italy which inspired us to renovate Le Casine.
We hope you enjoy your stay with us.
Christine Lagna purchased this apartment in 2009
A booking can be held for 3 days with no deposit.
There is a €25 surcharge per week for heating in winter time.
The normal changeover day is on Saturday, but please enquire as we can sometimes accommodate alternative changeover days.
Check In from16.00-20.00.
We can accept arrivals after 20.00 if notified in advance.
Check Out: 10:00 a.m.
Notes on prices:
Prices are for the property per week and are shown in UK £
There are discounts (up to a maximum of 15%) of:
* 5% for Early Bird bookings made by the end of February.
* 5% for bookings of 2 weeks or more.
* 5% for groups which book two or more apartments.
* 5% for guests returning for a subsequent time.
We can accept short stay bookings (3 days minimum) during low season periods.
Learn more about this vacation rental at the manager's website:
Probably nearer to 4.5 really!
Stayed here for a week in Juky 2016 with my extended family. We rented all 6 apartments at reasonable cost (discount for taking all 6) and were in total a group of 17. It was great to have exclusive use of pool and terrace whilst at same time each couple / family had their own space and bathroom. Apartments were newly decorated, clean and comfortable with air conditioning. Great base to get to Florence, Siena and montepulciano etc but you definitely need a car (went to Florence by train but needs to drive to local station).
Garden space and pool area lovely and good to be able to sit out in evenings. You can walk to small village of shops and easy drive to Cortona for restaurants etc.
Christine was very helpful before and during our stay - when the air con went wrong in one apartment she got the engineer round in an Hour. She also let us rent Sunday to Sunday to fit in with travel plans.
The only things stopping this being a 5 were minor - 1) could have had more umbrellas and chairs round pool and outside - ok for us but would have been more difficult if sharing with other families. 2) Air con problem in one apartment (engineer attended within an hour but could not immediately fully resolve).
Overall would definitely recommend