Escape to Cortona - One week stay in a Renaissance Palace with Private Cooking Lessons
- Item Number
- Estimated Value
- 4520 USD
- 3400 USD to Live Event Bidder
Casa Nobile is on the third floor of one of the largest and most majestic buildings in Cortona: the 15th Century Renaissance palace, Tommasi-Fierli. Staying at Casa Nobile is an entree to the true Italian lifestyle of ages past.
Upon entering Casa Nobile, you will find the elegant foyer, with a writing/reception desk and walls painted in frescoes dating back 3 centuries. The next area you encounter down a long hallway is the dining area that hosts a charming sunken dining room and massive stone fireplace. The adjoining kitchen is quaint and cozy. There are 2 full bathrooms off the main hallway.
Further on is the formal living room, furnished with Murano lamps, antique sofas and armchairs, an 1800‘s fireplace and a lifetime collection of the owners paintings, books and art. Adjoining the living room is a master bedroom, with large windows opening out on to the bustling commercial street of Via Benedetti below. This room was formally the library of the owner, a renowned Florentine architect. Both the living room and the adjoining bedroom have extremely high ceilings, hand painted with decorative frescoes that date back to the Renaissance. The rooms are luminous and airy.
Lastly, the second master bedroom is tucked away off the living room down another corridor. Casa Nobile is a beautiful home, where one will feel they have stepped back in time.
2 bedrooms (2 queen beds). Sleeps 4 (+sofabed 5 max)
Kitchen, dining and living areas
Amenities: Free WiFi, washing machine, hair dryer
Location: Third floor of the 11th Century Tommasi-Fierli Palace, just steps from Piazza della Repubblica and Piazza Signorelli
Cortona is a 3,000 year old Etruscan hill-town conveniently situated in Tuscany between Florence and Rome. It lays on the main
rail line and also the main Autostrada between Rome and Florence.
Cortona was recently made famous by the book/movie “Under the Tuscan Sun”. Along with incredible physical beauty and views
of the valley and lake Trasimeno below, Cortona offers a array of fine restaurants and shops. The town also boasts two museums
and numerous churches and historical sights. It truly is a magical place to explore!
*Please note: Cortona is an ancient, walled hilltown with many stairs, steep streets and limited driving/parking with no elevators or
handicap accomodations. Please be advised of this if you have mobility issues of any sort.
*Please note: Cortona is an ancient, walled hilltown with many stairs, steep streets and limited driving/parking with no elevators or handicap accomodations. Please be advised of this if you have mobility issues of any sort.
Trip is for 7 nights stay (Saturday to Saturday) subject to availability. There is a two-year expiration.
Includes a personalized, private cooking classes taught by talented local chefs. Our guests love the intimate experience of In-Home Cooking Classes, where they can choose to actively participate or to simply relax with a glass of wine and watch the chefs in action.