We feel so lucky to be some of the first guests of
this remarkable apartment in the heart of this old,
rich medieval hill town. This gorgeous hilltop nest
is so beautiful in your artistic gathering of furnishings
from the cozy linen-covered down filled duvets
to the local art tastefully placed on the perfectly
frescoed walls. We have loved exploring morning marketplaces
to gather the freshest of produce, cheeses, meats
and bread to prepare and enjoy from the balcony overlooking
the expansive Val di Chiana valley. It just
doesnt get much better than this. Thanks
for sharing your vision and heart with us!
Kristen Finnegan, Larry Grant and Betsy Hillman
A wonderful abode in a wonderful town centrally
located to give visitors a true taste of old Italy.
The town of Cortona is a delight and everything you
may have heard about Italians is true, they make you
feel as though you truly belong, even if you have
just met them. Casa San Marco is MOST HIGHLY
Thank you for creating Casa San Marco with all its
beauty and conveniences. We had a wonderful
time and found it was the best place we have stayed
in the WORLD. Your living there really made
the difference with all the small touches you anticipated
and so beautifully provided. It raised the experience
beyond what we could have hoped for. Thank you
for the experience of a lifetime and the introduction
to a new way to enjoy Italys most perfect hill
Dick and Diane Lowensohn
Thank you for all you have done to make Casa San
Marco such an amazing place to hang your hat.
The best thing we did during our trip to Italy
was to stay put for an entire week in your lovely
little hill town. We know we should have gone
to explore other towns but we felt like we had everything
we needed in Cortona and in Casa San Marco.
We spent 5 days exploring, eating, watching the view
and making temporary locals of ourselves. It
is the first time in ages that we came home from a
vacation feeling rested and relaxed. I cannot
wait to go back, Im dreaming of those sun-kissed
roof tiles every night. Casa San Marco is perfect,
I am glad you recommended Gelateria Snoopy.
It was really good!
Tavia Cooley, age 12
What a wonderful honor it has been to stay in your
beautiful home in Cortona. Just the mention
of your names to local shopkeepers puts a smile on
their face and ensures a warm welcome. It has
been a gift to be surrounded by the beauty of this
Tuscan hillside and the friendliness and generosity
of the townspeople. We will long remember
the chattering of the little Italian ladies below
the balcony in the evenings, the pink sunsets and
the passing swirls of swallows. Your home is
warm and welcoming and it is difficult to articulate
how grateful we are to have experienced it.
Our hearts are forever changed, thank you.
Kim Bennett, Linda Brunner, Kathy and Graeme Sandell,
Mary Jo Carson
How to begin to tell you about all the great times
we shared here in Cortona! We feel we found
you by fate and the visit here confirmed that it was
meant to be! You have a beautiful home and we
thank you for sharing it with us!
Deb and Kent Oliver
My first Italian experience exceeded my expectations
due to comfortable Casa San Marco, the charming old
city, the friendly people and our circle of friends
joined together for a slow food and living experience.
We loved the kitchen and are putting together a Cucina
Cortona cookbook, a memento to relive our time here.
Your Corona home reflects your store URBINO, in Portland,
good taste in the tiniest of details. Thank
you for sharing your ray of Tuscan sun.
for reservations please contact:
Rob and Stacey Friedman
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