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2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 4
Cortona, Province of Arezzo, Tuscany

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Paul M
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“stunning location, everything we needed”
Reviewed 11 July 2016 for a stay in June 2016
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we had a short 3 day break without the children for the first time in many years!
This place is super for one couple but would also suit two, very nicely laid out, beautiful view, central in cortona but quiet as well as away from the the main streets, very stylish furniture and style, friendly welcome from Giovanni.Well equipped, although we ate out nearly all the time.
Take a small car as the roads are very narrow especially if you want to park outside the property. If you have a big car don't worry you can park just below outside the city wall.

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Management Response
11 Jul 2016
Thank you very much for your kind words.
You will be always welcome !
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Rain M
Milan, Italy
Level 4 Contributor
24 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Lovely house with a gentle, compassionate, soul - and the best view in Cortona!”
Reviewed 29 June 2016 for a stay in June 2016
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It was something we've often talked about, but never actually "did': hire a house in Italy for a whole month...

Last year (2015) we spent some time in the area (Poppi & Bibienna) - Cortona was definitely the place we wanted to come back to.

Right from the start Ester Mattesini was such a pleasure to deal with - friendly, warm and welcoming... and the house is just like Ester - it has the nicest 'vibe'.

The beds are comfortable, the bathrooms great, WiFi, its fabulously QUIET most of the time and the nearby church bell only rings at 7am (and then it has a most civilised tone!). The tiny kitchen has everything one needs (it could do with a stick blender and a few more sharp knives - but then we're cooking people...). The stove is fuelled with super-efficient Italian gas - marvellous stuff :-) - and the little fridge and dishwasher are great.

For those who have never dealt with Italian style washing lines, take a moment to work out the logic (otherwise your line will run into the stop before you've run out of washing!).

Certainly, Cortona is a challenge if you have any vehicle larger than a Panda - but super-bonus, there is parking behind the house (most of the time).

Inside comfortable walking distance of the little supermarket - for longer term provisions and staples, shop in Camucia or Arezzo - but the local shops have everything, including a fabulous green grocer, marvellous wine shops and an excellent butchery.

We enjoy most meals at the green table outside next to the wall - the view is the best in Tuscany and the sunsets spectacular!

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Liked best: House was easy to live in, quiet and comfortable - what more could one want?
Liked least: Kitchen could do with some more prep knives, a few plastic containers and a stick blender...
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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Management Response
3 Jul 2016
Dear Peter , dear Maryna,
I thank you very much for your kind words.
It's a really pleasure to host you.
I f you like, "Alle Pietre" will be your home in Tuscany !
All the best,
Ester
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Yorky578
Leeds, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“A little piece of Italian heaven.”
Reviewed 13 June 2016 for a stay in May 2016
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people found this review helpful

We have recently returned from a wonderful time in Alie Pietre. The accomodation had everything needed for an enjoyable stay. The owner Ester greeted us on arrival and had cakes fruit and enough provisions to keep us in breakfasts for a few days, The cottage was spotless and has been furnished with art and flair by the owner. The setting of Cortona
Is everything I expected from Italy, excellent restaurants with very reasonable prices.
Very sad to leave.

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Liked best: The accomodation, the views and Cortona.
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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Management Response
13 Jun 2016
Dear Theresa
Host you was a pleasure.
I hope to meet you again at Cortona.
Thanks for choosing Alle Pietre holiday house.
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SallyMISe...
Seattle
Level 3 Contributor
19 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Adorable cottage on the walls of Cortona”
Reviewed 1 May 2016 for a stay in April 2016
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people found this review helpful

Wonderful old town with plenty of restaurants. This little house on three levels was bliss. Beautifully decorated. Perfect for a couple or two and peacefully quiet. Views over town or valley. Easy parking a few minutes away. Can't wait to return.

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Liked best: Perfect rental. Beautifully decorated
Liked least: Nothing to dislike
Travelling group: Friends
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Management Response
2 May 2016
Dear Sally,
thanks ! I will waiting for you again.
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runnarunn...
Shrivenham, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
68 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
“Great Experience”
Reviewed 12 April 2016 for a stay in April 2016
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people found this review helpful

We just returned from our trip to Tuscany. For three nights we had the pleasure of staying in Alle Pietre. What a simply charming house. Our lovely host met us in the parking lot and gave us the tour. She had left the next day's breakfast which was so thoughtful.

The house is beautifully decorated. Everything feels very luxurious while still maintaining the charm of a period property. Location is amazing. We had our evening drinks sitting by the wall enjoying the amazing views. The view from every window in the house was idealic. We loved walking around the city, day and night. My children are still talking about Cotona.

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Liked best: Gorgeous home with gorgeous views
Liked least: Disposing of refuse is a little complicated.
Travelling group: Teenagers
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
12 Apr 2016
Thank you so much for your kind words !
I hope to meet you again in Cortona.
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