Casa San Francesco
- 3 bedrooms Sleeps 6
- 2 bathrooms
- Kitchen, dining and living areas
Décor: Furnished with beautiful traditional Tuscan furniture and tastefully appointed home accessories
Amenities: fireplace, modern kitchen, TV, wifi, stereo, washing machine. Heat, Air conditioning and is an extra fee based on usage, that is to be paid at the end of stay.
Location: Upper Cortona with wonderful views of rooftops and the valley below, as well as San Francesco church. A 5 to 10-minute walk up the hill from the center of town.
This beautiful home was purchased by Ivan Italiani, our culinary manager and the owner of Casa San Francesco 25 years ago when it was in a crumbling state of disrepair with no roof and open to the sky. Over a period of five years, he lovingly restored it himself along with local Cortona artisans and tradesmen.
The first thing guests will notice about Ivan is his shining, generous aura. Beyond his marvelous, hands-on cooking workshops, Ivan goes above and beyond for guests who stay in his home, often showing up at the door to give them fresh homemade delicacies straight from his mother's farm. Always with a radiant smile, Ivan gets to know his guests personally and to talk about the town. The genuine connections he forms gives guests an authentic, human experience in Cortona, and one they rave about for years.
Upon entering from the street, you’ll find the living room equipped with a cozy functional fireplace, as well as a full bathroom and laundry facilities. A set of stairs leads to the second floor with a fully equipped kitchen and large dining area, as well as the first queen bedroom. The last set of stairs leads to the third floor, with the second queen bedroom, the bedroom with two twins, and a full bathroom.
Ivan is also an incredible chef, and once you book a stay at Casa San Francesco, we highly recommend you partake in his in-home cooking classes- it is some of the best Tuscan food you will ever eat!
You will love your stay at Casa San Francesco and having Ivan as your host. The two combined will ensure you a memorable experience in Cortona.