About Us

Rent in Tuscany is an Italian Tour Operator based in Cortona, Vicolo del Precipizio n. 2/A – 52044 Cortona (AR) – VAT 02212120519 (Authorization of Arezzo n. AR 167649) qualified in the lease of properties for tourist use and related services for tourist stays.

Our company is born from the will of providing our guests with a modern and complete customized vacation planning service, taking care of every single aspect: starting from booking the perfect accommodation or the possibility to enjoy some of the activities and experiences tailored on your dreams, to the handling and resolving of any problem or issue that may arise during your stay.

We founded our company in the 2014 thank you to the “dream” of Angela, Federica and Kirsten to build a new way to discover Cortona and Tuscany. During the years our “trio” become a group of passionate and competent hospitality professionals.

Our company is based in Cortona, one of the major traveled towns in Tuscany (Italy), boasting centuries of history and offering its visitors a variety of artistic, cultural, gastronomic and recreational attractions. Moreover, Cortona, overlooking the entire Valdichiana valley and situated in a strategic geographical position, is a perfect starting point to reach and discover Florence, Siena, Assisi, Rome, the Tuscan coast with its beaches or the Abetone with its ski slopes in less than 2 hours.

The agency carries out their activity through two website portals: RENT IN TUSCANY (http://www.rentintuscany.it) dedicated to incoming and DO IT IN TUSCANY (http://www.doitintuscany.net)dedicated to experiential tours and activities of the territory.

For information, custom requests, accommodation booking, exclusive services, tours and activities, visit our portals or send us your requests.
We will be happy to give you the best possible solutions in order to make your holiday a perfect one!

Headquarter and office:
Vicolo del Precipizio n. 2/a
52044 Cortona (AR) – Italy
P.Iva: 02212120519

Phone/Fax: +39 0575.601966
Mail: info@rentintuscany.it
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Tours and Activities: Cortona food & wine tour

One of the most charming and funny way to discover Tuscany and the Cortona area is to spend an unforgettable day discovering the food and the wines of this beautiful land, tasting and comparing various kind of wines with their personality, tradition, production and history.

Cortona is a small wine-producing town perched on the hills of eastern Tuscany, on a spectacular hilltop overlooking the Valdichiana valley from where people can enjoy stunning views of Lake Trasimeno and Monte Amiata.

Here, the hills and plains provide with a good mesoclimate for the grape growing. Sunshine is abundant on the southwest facing slopes, giving excellent ripening opportunities throughout the day. This is tempered by cooling influences at night, brought about by the area’s altitude (Cortona is nearly 600 mt above the sea level). This slows the development of sugars and phenols overnight, leading to a retention of acidity and consequently balanced wines. Absorbent clay-based soils provide plenty of hydration for grapes in dry summer periods.

Cortona has a long and illustrious viticultural history beginning with the Etruscans and growing up during the centuries. The red wines are headed by Syrah, which makes up the majority of the region’s plantings, as well as Cabernet Sauvignon, Gamay, Merlot, Pinot Nero and local Tuscan hero Sangiovese. Whites favor Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Riesling Italico (Welschriesling) and natives Grechetto and Pinot Bianco.

In 2000 Cortona established Cortona DOC (Denominazione di Origine Controllata), which has 29 members that produce and control 14 different types of wines. The Cortona Doc is one of the most appreciated wine expressions at national and international levels and thanks to the passion and the experience of its wine makers, its fame and its quality is growing up day by day.

We recommend to try a Cortona Wine Tour with us, our brand is “Do it in Tuscany” that offers an incredible range of private tours with expert english speaking drivers and extremely friendly and knowledgeable tour guides tailored according to your requests. You will visit vineyards and cellars, meet the wine producers and wine estate owners and learn about wine making techniques. Your experience will be completed by tastings of wines produced combined with local products. Don’t miss your chance!



Apartments for rent in Cortona: APARTMENT ZEFFERINI

Zefferini is a beautiful apartment located in the historic center of the Etruscan town of Cortona, a medieval village of extraordinary beauty that owes its origins to the Etruscan people, of which, even today, we have testimonies throughout the town.
The apartment is located on the second floor of an ancient Cortona building with lift. We are situated in the heart of the cultural and social center of the town life and a few steps away from every service but, at the same time, immersed in a calm and peaceful atmosphere that will guarantee you maximum relaxation and quite. Perfectly detailed and elegantly furnished, this beautiful apartment is a jewel set in the center of Cortona.
Appartamento Zefferini is very spacious (130 sqm) and can accommodate up to 6 people. Furnished with materials of great charm and high quality, it embodies details that make it a unique accommodation. Spread over one level, a feature that, together with the lift, makes it suitable for those looking for maximum comfort.

Appartamento Zefferini consists of 3 double rooms, each of which is decorated in a colorful theme: the blue room has a French bed and ensuite bathroom with shower; the green room has a double bed and ensuite bathroom with shower and features a lovely balcony overlooking the city rooftops. The third bedroom, the beige bedroom, has a double bed a bathroom with shower. This bedroom has also a safe.
For the preparation of your favorite dishes you will have at your disposal a fully equipped modern kitchen (complete with TV), distinguished by an elegant mix of design and tradition.
The apartment has a large and bright living room where you will find elegant sofas and armchairs for your moments of relaxation, dining table, Sat TV and a fireplace. Lastly the living room is characterized by a balcony from which you can enjoy a beautiful view of the valley and the buildings of the town.
Appartamento Zefferini has free wi-fi and all rooms have AC and heating (on consumption). Each room is characterized by ceilings with exposed light wooden beams and Tuscan terracotta flooring whilst the walls are distinguished by splendid handmade decorations which give the apartment a refined style and timeless elegance.

Apartment in historic center, free wi-fi, air conditioning (on consumption), heating ( on consumption), weekly linen change included, safe, washing machine, dryer, Sat TV, digital TV, hair dryer, baby bed and highchair upon request, fully equipped kitchen with oven, microwave, fridge with freezer compartment, dishwasher, toaster, American coffee machine, Italian moka, boiler, center island with stools, washing machine and dryer.



Villas for rent in Cortona: VILLA LAVANDA

Villa Lavanda is a beautiful property located in one of the most evocative sceneries of central Tuscany. The villa dominates the Valdichiana valley from an elevated position that will give you a breathtaking view surrounded by nature in complete tranquility, the property is fully fenced and surrounded by a park of 5 hectares planted with olive trees.
The villa is a typical rustic Tuscan farmhouse, which, thanks to a clever and careful restoration followed by the owners, has retained its original charme while offering its guests a refined residence, lovely and complete of every comfort, furnished with taste and with attention to detail.
You will have at your disposal the large garden and the gorgeous pool overlooking the valley, surrounded by plants and flowers and skillfully embedded in the natural scenery offered by this wonderful property.
Free wi fi included.

Villa Lavanda develops on one level, has ample space and features a décor of refined taste, blending the classic Tuscan style with innovative elements of modernity and can accommodate up to 4 people.
Upon entering this beautiful villa you access the living room where you will have at your disposal the elegantly frescoed fireplace, sofa and armchairs. In the same room there are fully equipped kitchen and the dining table.
The villa consists of a master bedroom with window that opens directly to the outside and of another double bedroom (convertible into two single beds if necessary) with panoramic view. Guests have at their disposal two bathrooms with shower.

Fully fenced estate, private garden and swimming pool, panoramic view,outdoor furniture, sun decks and umbrellas, weekly linen change, wifi free, A/C OR heating mandatory 65 euro per week, highchair and baby cot on request, washing machine, hair dryer, fully equipped kitchen complete with: oven, microwave, dishwasher, fridge, refrigerator, american coffee machine, toaster, TV Sat, safe (n. 2 in the bedrooms), mosquito nets.

DETAILS AND INFORMATION: http://www.rentintuscany.it/italy/tuscany/cortona/56/

Local guidal of Cortona: RESTAURANTS and NIGHTLIFE

Cortona offers a wide variety of restaurants ranging from Local Tuscan Mamma Cooking to high cuisine and even a Michelin Star restaurant. The historic centre counts a proud number of ca. 30 restaurants. Also in the surrounding area there are many high quality restaurants and pizzerias. Don’t forget to accompany your dinner with a good wine, Cortona it is in central position near to the best italian wine areas.

Here a list of all restaurants in the historic centre:
Il Cacciatore
Bottega Baracchi
Cortona Bistrot
BeerBone Tuscan Hamburger & Artisan Beer
AD Braceria
La Locanda nel Loggiato
Il Gozzoviglio
Il Preludio
Birrificio Cortonese
La Grotta
Pozzo Antico
La Bucaccia
Il Tempero
Nessun Dorma
Pane e Vino
Osteria del Teatro
La Fett’Unta
La Croce del Travaglio
Trattoria Toscana
Trattoria Dardano
Trattoria Etrusca
El Comanchero
Scara e Beo
Casa Reggiani

You can enjoy sipping a good glass of wine in one of the many enotecas, bars and caffès which also offer drinks, sitting on stone steps with the best ice cream you have ever tasted, letting your children run around in one of the squares or dancing in the piazza during one of the various evenings in which the piazza turns into your open-air disco.

Snoopy Ice Cream in Piazza Signorelli
Gelato Ti Amo in Via Benedetti
Dolce Vita in Via Nazionale

Enoteca Molesini in Piazza dell Repubblica
Enoteca Enotria in Via Nazionale
Enoteca Cacio Brillo in Piazza Signorelli


Sottovoce in Piazza della Repubblica
Bottega Baracchi in Via Nazionale
Pasticceria Banchelli in Via Nazionale
Bar 500 in Via Nazionale
Tuscher in Via Nazionale
Caffè La Saletta in Via Nazionale
Caffè degli Artisti in Via Nazionale
Caffè Signorelli in Via Nazionale
Bar delle Mura in Via Guelfa
Bar La Dimora in Via Guelfa
Caffè Vittoria in Piazza Signorelli
Bar La Posta in Piazza Signorelli
Nessun Dorma in Piazza Signorelli
Bar Teatro Signorelli in Piazza Signorelli
Il Granaio in Piazza Signorelli – Cortona

Moving away from the historic centre of Cortona, you can find several places where to enjoy good aperitifs and drinks:
Cristallo Caffè
Bar Menchetti

Also the Lake Trasimeno Area offers a great variety of places for a night out in Umbria:
Bar and pub in Passignano sul Trasimento and Castiglione del Lago (along the coast of the lake)
Ciao Ciao Ciao Disco Dancing
Sualzo Disco Beach

In Cortona town center during the year you can also find a lot of street artists and enjoy with their sings performance.

Apartments for rent in Cortona: SUITE IMPERIALE

The apartment Suite Imperiale is a luxurious and romantic apartment located in the historic center of the ancient town of Cortona, charming and beautiful medieval village that owes its origins to the ancient Etruscan civilization, of which today we find evidence throughout the town. Cortona is situated at the top of a hill from which it proudly dominates the whole Valdichiana and Lake Trasimeno.
Suite Imperiale is located on the first floor of Palazzo Vagnucci, born from the union of ancient luxury homes and apartments. We are in the heart of the old town of Cortona, the center of social and cultural life and a step away from all services, but at the same time immersed in a peaceful and calm atmosphere.
Throughout the Suite Imperiale one sees the result of careful and detailed renovation that has brought to light the incredible environments, which received endorsements from major critics and artists. A stay here will make you live a dream out of time and give for unforgettable moments in a magic place.

The Suite Imperiale is large and spacious (97 square meters) and is a unique environment of its kind featuring old frescoes and furnishings of the highest standard and quality.
On entering the apartment you access the living room and are immediately captivated by the charm of nineteenth-century frescoes on the walls and beautiful contemporary ceilings, as well as by the impressive marble columns that dominate the entire room. The living room or “column” room is widely quoted in some nineteenth-century descriptions and is considered a masterpiece of the neoclassical style of the century.
From the lounge you have access to a modern and functional kitchen equipped with everything needed to prepare meals or just to enjoy a glass of wine or a cup of coffee.
Also from the lounge you access the sleeping area consisting of a large double bedroom where you will be immersed in a blaze of seventeenth-century frescoes inspired by Greek mythology with a ceiling decorated in Art Nouveau style.
The property includes a bathroom with large shower and features travertine and modern furnishings, include a laundry room.
The accommodation offers free wi fi, air conditioning and heating (both upon consumption), safe, TV Sat and washing machine. Garage upon request and payment.

Property in the historic centre of Cortona, panoramic view, terrace, free WI FI, air conditioning and heating both upon consumption, weekly linen change, washing machine, safe, Sat TV, CD and DVD player, hair dryer, garage upon request and payment, highchair and baby bed free upon request, breakfast upon request, fully equipped kitchen with: oven, fridge with freezer compartment, microwave, fireplace, dishwasher, American coffee machine, Italian moka, orange squeezer, boiler, toaster.

DETAILS AND INFORMATION: http://www.rentintuscany.it/italy/tuscany/cortona/29/

Useful information: local wildlife and National Parks in Tuscany

The hot sun and long, warm days have encouraged a surprising diversity of wildlife to inhabit Tuscany. Tuscany’s national parks, wildlife reserves, mountains and vast woodland areas provide a habitat for wildlife to flourish. Not many people realise that Tuscany has some fantastic local wildlife to see. Deep in the Tuscan countryside you may come across European animals such as hare, deer, porcupines, badgers, dormice, red foxes, pheasants, wolves, and even wild boar.
Tuscany is also a great place to go bird watching. A wide range of beautiful birds can be spotted throughout the region. Bird-watching enthusiasts should head to the mountains and marshlands to see birds such as the tawny owl, herons, ring ouzel and the rare glossy ibis. In Tuscany there are a lot of National Parks you can visit:

Parco Nazionale delle Foreste Casentinesi, Monte Falterona e Campigna: covers an area of about 36.000 hectars along the Tuscan-Romagna Appennino ridge. Here you can find a great variety of animals (deer, wild boar, mouflon, wolves etc..) and around 97 different species of birds.

Parco dell’Arcipelago Toscano: the seven island of Tuscan Archipelago (Isola d’Elba, Isola del Giglio, Capraia, Montecristo, Giannutri, Gorgona and some of the minor islands and rock outcrops) are located between the Ligurian Sea and Thyrrenian sea, in the Mediterranea Sea and covers an area of 56.776 hectares of sea and 17.887 hectares of island. Archipelago Toscano National Park it is the largest marine park in Europeand with his butterflies, crickets, lizards, birds and even whales typical of the Mediterranean ecosystem and due to its considerable wealth of plankton, during the summer months you can observe whales of all species including fin whales (Balaenoptera physalus), sperm whales (Physeter catodon), pilot whales (long-finned pilot whale), Risso’s dolphins (Grampus griseus), bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops truncatus), zifi (Ziphys cavirostris) and common dolphins (Delphinus DELPHY)

Parco Nazionale dell’Appennino Tosco-Emiliano: consists of a striking stretch of the Apennine Mountains surrounded by forests, in an extraordinary geographical position between Cisa and Forbici Passes, the forest ridges separating Tuscany from Emilia and hosting 70% of the species present in the entire country of Italy.

Parco della Maremma: the Maremma Regional Park is located in Southern Tuscany, stretches along 25 km of breathtaking coastline (from Principina a mare to Talamone) surrounded by marshland, pinewood forests, tilled land and pastures. Here you can find maremma wild boar, maremmana cow, osprey, wild cats and wild deer, wild cats and martens. The Maremma National Park is an important area for many waterfowl species and home of over 270 species of birds.

Parco delle Alpi Apuane: the Regional Park of the Alps includes the entire mountain range that extends in the north-west / south-east direction, an area of about 1080 square kilometers in the northwestern corner of Tuscany. The park includes a great variety of mountain and hill environments and the famous white marble quarries. Among the intelligent predators in the area is the imperial crow. At higher altitudes, the chough is distinguished by its characteristic red beak, which has become the symbol of the Park.

Parco Regionale Migliarino San Rossore Massaciuccoli: Migliarino San Rossore Massaciuccoli Regional Park it is located near the northern Tyrrhenian Sea coastal area. It covers approximately 24,000 hectares of the coast from Viareggio and Livorno and also includes Lake Massaciuccoli the fires of the Serchio, Arno and Fiume Morto rivers, the former presidential estate of San Rossore, the forests of Tombolo, Migliarino and Macchia Lucchese, and manages the Secche della Meloria marine protected area. Here live insects, deer, wild boar and over 100 species of birds.

Zoos and Aquariums in Tuscany: in Tuscany you can find different type of adventure and educational experiences and discover zoos and aquarium as Zoo di Pistoia (Pistoia), Acquario dell’Elba (Isola d’Elba), Acquario di Livorno (Livorno), Riserva Naturale dell’Occhiella (Garfagnana), Parco Zoo di Poppi (Poppi, Arezzo).

Useful information: Public Holiday in Italy

Italy has several public holidays during the course of the year when most activities is closed, except restaurants, coffee bars, some stores, fuel stations on the highways and 24 – hour cash dispensers (for fuel or for bank notes).
Plan your day trips and shopping expeditions with these dates in mind.

January 1 – – New Year’s Day
January 6 – – Epiphany
Easter: variable day (in the 2020 will be April 12)
Easter Monday: variable day (it is always the day after Easter)
April 25 – – Liberation Day
May 1 – – May/Labor Day
June 2 – – Anniversary of the Republic
August 15 – – Assumption Day
November 1 – – All Saints’ Day
December 8 – – Feast of the Immaculate Conception
December 25 – – Christmas
December 26 – – St. Stephen’s Day (Boxing Day)
All Sundays: in Italy Sunday is always a festivity day
Fest of the Patron: a public holiday established by each municipality for its own territory to celebrate the saint who was the patron saint of the city.

We suggest you to check the opening time of supermarkets: in Cortona town center usually they are open during the morning of public holiday but not in the afternoon (also the same in the Sunday). During all the year and public holiday check the opening/closing time in Sunday for the big supermarkets around Cortona, most of this are closed for lunch time or afternoon and all the day during public holiday.

Villas for rent in Cortona: TENUTA POMONA

In the heart of Tuscany, nestled on the south side of the hill where the ancient Etruscan town of Cortona is located, lies Tenuta Pomona, a place where one can live an incredible and unforgettable experience, in a villa of undisputed charm and luxury. The property enjoys one of the most beautiful views of the Cortona hillside, thanks to its panoramic position with breathtaking views of the Val di Chiana and the Cortona skyline. The villa is privately located away from traffic noise and is set in a scenario where vegetation, olive trees and the typical terraces of this particular hill cone create a place of rare beauty and strong visual impact.
The property has been recently restored by the owners, who, in respect of the morphology of the territory, have used materials of great value and taste, creating a modern and fully comfortable setting which integrates completely with the surrounding landscape.
The accommodation consists of the main villa in stone (165 sqm), which can comfortably accommodate up to 6 people and a cottage (24 sqm) also in stone, where 2 additional guests can stay for a total of 8 people.
Tenuta Pomona is surrounded by a beautiful garden in which a large stone terrace hosts a dining table and a comfortable structure with barbecue and wood oven ideal for al fresco dining. You will also have at your disposal various relaxation areas where you can read a book or enjoy a glass of wine of the famous wines produced in Tuscany.
From the garden you will reach the pool area through comfortable stone steps. The area is exposed to the sun throughout the day and enjoys a spectacular view of the surrounding landscape; the pool (8 x 4 meters, minimum height 0.50 meters – maximum 2.50 meters, with Roman steps, open from May 1st to September 30th) is equipped with sun deck, sun beds, umbrellas and it is fenced.
The villa has a semi-covered private parking. Free Wi-Fi internet connection and Sat TV. Laundry. Pets are NOT allowed.

Tenuta Pomona has been furnished with great care by the owners who wanted to give their guests the best of modern comforts by using high quality materials and finishes in order to create luxurious environments, rich in light and glass windows from which to enjoy amazing views of the surrounding landscape. Tenuta Pomona can comfortably accommodate up to 8 people (4 bedrooms and 4 bathrooms).
The main building develops on two floors connected both internally by a comfortable staircase and externally by a beautiful stone staircase.
On the ground floor you will have the living area at your disposal with a beautiful fully equipped kitchen with central island; the dining area lies next to the kitchen. Passing through a hallway (with guest toilet) you will reach the cozy living room with satellite TV, sofas and fireplace. All rooms on the ground floor have direct access to the garden.
Going up the steps to the first floor you will find the sleeping area: you will be struck by the first of the three bedrooms, a beautiful suite with double bed, chaise longue and open bath in the room where you can spend moments of complete relaxation. The room also has a double washbasin in plain sight. The toilet and shower are divided by doors.
The other two rooms are also an expression of taste and elegance and both have double beds. Completing the sleeping area is a second bathroom with shower.
A few meters from the villa lies the annex: a romantic double bedroom with armchair and en-suite bathroom with shower.
All rooms of Tenuta Pomona have air conditioning and free wi-fi internet connection.

Garden, covered parking, pool, panoramic view, luxury villa, pool towels included, garden furniture, barbecue and wood oven, outside dining table, weekly linen change, free wi fi connection, Sat TV, heating and AC upon consumption and payment, laundry with washing machine and dryer, iron and ironing board, hairdryer, baby bed and highchair on request, window screens, fully equipped kitchen, first aid kit, fire extinguisher.

DETAILS AND INFORMATION: http://www.rentintuscany.it/italy/tuscany/cortona/105/?lang=en

Local guidal of Cortona: Public Transport

Public Transport in this area is not very well distributed, so we always recommend coming by car or renting one.
However major cities such as Florence or Rome can be visited by train or you can hire a driver. Contact us for a quotation (info@rentintuscany.it).
Have a look at the national railway website: http://www.trenitalia.it
If you buy a train ticket at the Tabacchi, train station or self-service machine at the
stations, these tickets must be validated at the specific machines at the station prior
to boarding a train. Failure to validate your ticket can result in a fine if a conductor
checks your ticket on the train.
Taxi service is offered plenty in Cortona and there are several bus stops in Cortona,
but with not very regular timetable. Inform yourself at the various bus stops or enquire with us.

WINTER from Piazza Garibaldi to Camucia train station from Monday to Saturday included every hour starting from 9 am to 7 pm

SUMMER from Piazza Garibaldi to Camucia train station from Monday to Saturday
included every hour starting from 9 am to 7 pm and from 7.7.-25.8. also from 8 pm to midnight, Saturdays included.

Apartments for rent in Cortona: LA TERRAZZA CORTONESE

Terrazza Cortonese is an incredible apartment in the historic center of the ancient town of Cortona, charming and beautiful medieval village that owes its origins to the ancient Etruscan civilization, of which today we find evidence throughout the town. Cortona is situated at the top of a hill from which it proudly dominates the whole Valdichiana and Lake Trasimeno (fourth Italian lake in order of extension).
The apartment is located on the second floor of an old building born from the union of ancient luxury homes and apartments. We are in the heart of the old town of Cortona, the center of social and cultural life and a step away from all services, but at the same time immersed in a peaceful and quite atmosphere. The apartment owes its name to the beautiful 44 sqm terrace and from which you can enjoy incomparable views of the surrounding landscape, dine outdoors and simply have some relaxing moments. Perfect and romantic all year round this beautiful terrace is a little corner of paradise in the town center and is also equipped with outdoor table and sun beds.

The apartment is large and spacious (136 square meters) and is furnished with quality materials and details which make it one of a kind. It has a large and cozy living room with fireplace, sofa, satellite TV and dining table. From the lounge you have access to the terrace and kitchen, also very spacious and complete with everything needed to prepare meals or to welcome a chef who will cook exclusively for you. The kitchen is complete with dining table and a fireplace that you can use as a barbecue. Both living room and kitchen further to the bedrooms have windows which overlook the valley, brighting up the atmosphere and giving you breathtaking views. The sleeping area consists of a double bedroom and a twin bedroom (convertible into a double room if necessary), both enhanced by exposed beams and wooden floors, giving you a sense of serenity and family warmth. There are two bathrooms, both with showers. The apartment is completed by a small studio overlooking the sleeping area.
La Terrazza Cortonese has free wi fi, air conditioning and heating (both payable upon consumption), Sat TV, a safe and washing machine. Garage upon request and payment. Pets on request.


Luxury apartment, property in the historic centre, panoramic view, terrace, free WI FI, air conditioning, heating, weekly linen change, washing machine, safe, Sat TV, CD and DVD player, hair dryer, garage upon request and payment, highchair and baby bed, free upon request, breakfast upon request, fully equipped kitchen with: oven, fridge with freezer compartment, microwave, fireplace, dishwasher, American coffee machine, Italian moka, orange squeezer, boiler, toaster.