Girasoli Cottage at Villa Grazia / Near Cortona in Tuscany

  • Girasoli Outdoor Dining
  • Girasoli Yellow Bedroom
  • Girasoli Grounds
  • Girasoli Living Room  Kitchenette From Loft
  • Girasoli Living Room
  • Girasoli Living Room
  • Girasoli Living Room From Kitchenette
  • Girasoli Living Room
  • Girasoli Loft Bedroom
  • Girasoli Loft Bedroom
  • Girasoli Patio
  • Girasoli Villa Chapel
  • Girasoli Villa Flowers
  • Girasoli Villa Flowers
  • Girasoli Villa Pool
  • Girasoli Exterior
  • Girasoli Villa Pool And Jacuzzi
  • Girasoli Exterior
  • Girasoli Villa Pool At Night
  • Girasoli Exterior
$ 1,470 – 1,730 /wk
2 +2
PoolWalk to Village/ServicesInternet/Wi-FiTVTerrace/BalconyWasher Child friendly
Top Features

Choice property with olive groves, beautiful gardens, pool. Excellent location.

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Minutes from the Umbrian border, Cortona is the setting of Frances Mayes’ Under the Tuscan Sun. Filled with the spirit of its Etruscan heritage, its winding streets are lined with lovely shops and restaurants. Cortona, as a cittá d’arte, hosts a variety of cultural events and festivals through the year.

Nearby are Montepulciano, Montalcino, Cetona, Arezzo, and Chiusi. Access to Florence and Siena to the north, as well as Rome to the south, is easy by rail or by the A1 highway.

Villa Grazia is well located for touring both Tuscany and Umbria. Its charming owners live in Florence and spend weekends in their private villa on the estate. They enjoy welcoming guests to their property and can help organize trips or museum visits as well as make restaurant reservations. If you are lucky, you may be invited to visit their private garden.

The grounds and gardens are beautiful, with a large swimming pool that is open 9am-8pm and a fish pond. A private chapel is sheltered in a small wood on the estate, and another stretch of land is cultivated with grape vines and olive trees. Although there is a train station nearby in Terontola, guests staying at Villa Grazia will need to rent a car.

When you arrive, you will find a Welcome Basket waiting for you, with everything you will need for breakfast the following morning. There is a wonderful large supermarket in neighboring Camuccia that is open on Sunday mornings, so there is no need to rush out for groceries when you arrive.

Reviews for Girasoli Cottage

  • Frank and Barbara DiGiovanni
    July 27, 2018

    Our one and only vacation to Italy included a one week stay at Girasoli cottage in Cortona. It was in July of 2011 and I went with my wife, our youngest son and his wife. It was a vacation that just happened for us. We planned it in only five weeks prior to our departure date and it was the BEST EVER for us to date. We made so many wonderful memories, saw with our own eyes so many beautiful and inspiring places and things and met many kind and friendly people. The owners of this villa Maria and Massimo were there our week and they were extremely helpful in giving us advice and assistance in planning our time there. They were also so friendly every time we saw them and made us feel like we were special travelers. They gave us a can of olive oil from their business when we left and we gave them a bottle of wine from a vineyard we visited (Avingonesi). Doorways handled our reservations for Cortona and Venice and were wonderful every step of the way especially Ellen. I could say more but let me end by saying Maria and Massimo made us feel like family and Doorways opened the door and made the best family vacation I have had possible and without any problems. I truly hope to be able to make it back to the beautiful country of Italy someday and I would use Doorways and Villa Grazia again.

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The Cottage (sleeps 2+2)

Girasoli Cottage is 800 square feet.


  • Open-plan living space with table and chairs, sofa and kitchen corner, with stairs leading to loft
  • King bedroom
  • Bathroom with Jacuzzi shower
  • Loft bedroom with two twin beds
  • Furnished covered porch, private fenced garden and BBQ



  • Terrace/Balcony
  • Walk to village/services
  • Closest store or village: 2.0 km
Closest Village/Services
  • Pool (unheated)
  • PhoneInternet/Wi-Fi
  • TV (satellite)CD Player/Stereo
Climate Control
  • Central Heat
  • Dishwasher
  • Washer
  • Child friendly

Rates & Availability

Rates and Availability


Calendar available on request. Please inquire.

Minimum Stay
1 week
Arrival Day
2020 Weekly Rates
Jan 4 - May 1$1,470
May 2 - June 26$1,556
Jun 27 - Aug 28$1,730
Aug 29 - Sep 25$1,556
Sep 26-Dec 18$1,470

Discounts are available when booking t three apartments together during low and mid seasons.  Please inquire about Christmas rates and availability 

Additional Information

  • Linens
  • Utilities (except heat and A/C)
  • Final cleaning when each apartment is rented separately.
  • Welcome basket with everything you will need for breakfast (so you don't have to go to the market until the following morning).
  • Wi-Fi Internet
  • Heat is metered and based on usage at €1.25 per mc. Charges are to be paid locally in cash.
  • Air-conditioning is €140/wk each for Gelsi and Ginestre, €300 for entire property. Charges for air-conditioning are to be paid locally in cash.
  • Final cleaning is €100 when the entire property is rented together.
  • Additional cleaning, cooking, babysitting and grocery shopping services can be arranged at extra cost.
  • Local tourist tax due in cash in Euros upon arrival.
Security Deposit

$500 per apartment, payable by check to Doorways and returned a month after your stay less any damage or unpaid fees.

  • Maximum occupancy is 16 people.
  • Pool (14x7 meters) is open mid-May - September and is equipped with a diving board.
  • Discounts are available for renting multiple accomodations on the estate. Please enquire.



Siena70 km
Florence100 km
Perugia45 km
Arezzo30 km
Orvieto95 km
Rome205 km
Spoleto110 km
Assisi70 km
Montalcino70 km
Pienza50 km

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