Casa Vinalia: Etruscan paradise


Entire residential home hosted by Ashleigh

4 guests, 2 bedrooms, 2 beds, 2 baths
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You’ll have the house to yourself.
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Pets allowed
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Cortona, where life is made.

Piazzas, wine, food and good times, great times. We came for a couple of years and stayed for 11. We built this place for us, for our family, for our friends and for you. We want to share Cortona as much as we want to keep it for ourselves.

A cosy home, a place to share meals outdoors, a beautiful view to wake up to everyday, the ever changing valley allows you to stare and wonder for hours.

We hope you feel as welcome in our place as we have been made to feel.

The space
My husband and I moved to Italy for a couple of years almost eleven years ago after I came for a four month winemaking internship which turned into a fulltime job. It has always been our dream to own a piece of Cortona where we were married and in 2016 we managed to realise that dream and make it through the crazy job of renovating in a foreign country.

We have always appreciated a house that feels a little like home when we travel with some basics in the pantry and a few more than one dishwasher tablet! We hope that you do too...

Our home is in a shared building with one other family although it has a private entrance and a large private courtyard for outdoor dining. In the small outbuilding you will find a laundry and a fireplace to do some barbeque cooking.
Inside we have created an open-plan living and kitchen area for a relaxing holiday feel which opens out to the outdoor area. The kitchen has a large stand-alone Delonghi oven with 5 burner stove, dishwasher, big fridge and microwave/grill.

The two large bedrooms have incredible views over the Chiana Valley, the master bedroom with its own private bathroom with a toilet and shower (also with a view from the shower!) and the second bedroom has a smaller bathroom in the hall with toilet and shower.

Where you'll sleep

Bedroom 1
1 double bed
Bedroom 2
1 double bed

What this place offers

Valley view
Free street parking
Pets allowed
Patio or balcony

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Where you’ll be

Cortona, Toscana, Italy

Casa Vinalia is in the high part of Cortona called 'Il Poggio' (the hilltop) which is residential, quiet and offers some of the most photogenic spots in Cortona.

It is a short walk down the hill to the centre of town where you will find small shops, restaurants, museums and bars providing everything you may possibly need for your stay. The walk back up the hill is fairly steep but it is also possible to access of house by car and park fairly close by if necessary.
Within a short driving distance there is plenty to discover from the historic wineries of Montepulciano (there are some around Cortona too), to breathtaking historic towns such as Pienza, Arezzo, Castiglion Fiorentino, Castiglione del Lago and Lago Trasimeno, Spello and Asisi. After Pienza you can visit the whole of the Val d'Orcia all the way to Montalcino and the thermal springs at the base of Mount Amiata. The list goes on...from the spring through until the autumn/fall you will find plently of local food festivals where you can discover all the local delicacies.

For anyone associated with the University of Georgia the house is only a 4 minute walk away from the campus.

Hosted by Ashleigh

  1. Joined in May 2013
  • 26 Reviews
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I am an Australian winemaker living and working in Italy.


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During your stay

We are currently in Australia so our trusted friend Louise or her daughter will check you in. Fee free to contact us at any time for questions or suggestions.

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Things to know

House rules

Check-in: 3:00 p.m.–11:00 p.m.
Checkout: 10:00 a.m.
No smoking
No parties or events
Pets are allowed

Health & safety

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Carbon monoxide alarm
Smoke alarm
Security Deposit - if you damage the home, you may be charged up to $148

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