(Townhouse in Cortona with panoramic roof terrace)

view from terrace

Located just two minutes’ walk from Via Nazionale, the main street of Cortona, where most of the shops, bars and boutiques are to be found, Pancrazi has just about all the features that you could possibly wish for in a vacation rental property in town – quiet days and peaceful nights, no traffic noise, panoramic views of the Val di Chiana and Lake Trasimeno, an open-air roof terrace where you can relax outside during the daytime and enjoy “al fresco” aperitives on those lazy summer evenings before going out to dinner and then maybe a concert or opera in Piazza Signorelli (in July and August). Cortona is full of restaurants and trattorias within easy walking distance of the apartment, and the beautiful (pedestrians-only), 1km-long Parterre avenue lined with shady lime trees (built by Napoleon’s troops in 1800) is also nearby, great for jogging and peaceful walks.

The house, which is laid out on three floor levels plus the roof terrace, has its own private street entrance. On entry there is a small hall which gives access to a fascinating stone cellar featuring an ancient artesian well (said to bring good luck) and a charming bathroom with tub. A unique and rather beautiful semi-circular stone staircase leads up to the next level which comprises a large (300-sq.ft.) living room and dining area with the TV and DVD player. The kitchen (which gets the morning sun streaming in) is a separate room on this floor level. The semi-circular stone staircase then leads up from the kitchen to the second floor where there are two double bedrooms (divisible for singles occupancy) and a second independent bathroom with shower (not en-suite). Finally, a flight of steps leads up to the roof level with access to the private panoramic terrace (about 100 sq.ft.) All of the rooms in the house, except for the ground floor, are bright and enjoy truly inspiring views of the Cortona rooftops and the valley below. Weekly Rental Rates

Accommodates: 2 or 4

Layout: 2 double bedrooms, 2 bathrooms (not en-suite), living room with dining area, a fully-equipped kitchen, panoramic roof terrace

House Equipment: TV-DVD player, CD music player, small washing machine, portable room ventilators, gas-fired central heating (extra charge), no dishwasher

Shops: 2 minutes

Distances: Perugia 30 kms, Arezzo 30 kms, Siena 60 kms, Florence 110 kms, Rome 200kms

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Guest Comments

Wonderful to be the first guests in this delightful apartment. All should be sure to have a glass of local wine on the roof patio at sunset. Be sure to walk the long promenade up to Torreone. Beautiful views, wonderful food – all the best in life. Thank you!
— Pam and John Rutledge, Greenwich CT, USA

What a special place! Cortona’s relaxed pace, beautiful vistas and cooling breezes make it a real treasure. Pancrazi became our comfortable home and we will carry only fond memories of it. We look forward to returning one day with the rest of our family.
— Virginia and Emma Hanson, Cape Elizabeth, Maine, USA

We were so privileged to be able to live in Cortona for 3 weeks in the beautiful Pancrazi apartment. Everything is so tastefully appointed with attention to every detail for one’s comfort. A perfect finale for a 32-year marriage full of travel. Many thanks to the caretakers for all their help and kindness.
— Karen and Jack Beckman, Los Angeles CA, USA

Pancrazi filled our expectations. Thank you for the care you gave the apartment. Hope to visit again.
— The Millers, Maypole Beach, South Carolina USA

We felt at home in Pancrazi and loved our time in Cortona. We shall miss this wonderful place and hope to return. Special thanks to the English-speaking caretakers for all the help given us during our stay.
— Harmon Ahluwalia, London UK

Weekly Rental Rates 2015

Season Dates Sleep 2 Sleep 3 or 4
High June 8—Sep 14 / Dec 21—Jan 4, 2016 $ 2,100 $ 2,400
Mid March 23—Jun 8 / Sep 14—Nov 2 $ 1,850 $ 2,100
Low Jan 5—March 23 / Nov 2—Dec 21 $ 1,600 $ 1,850
  Rentals are Monday to Monday
(arrival after 4pm, departure by 10am)


NOTE: We accept payment in USD, GBP or Euros. For equivalent rates in the currency of your choice contact

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