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Here are top rated hotels in Cortona, a medieval hill town in Tuscany made famous by Francis Mayes in her book, Under the Tuscan Sun. These places to stay are in Cortona's historic center or in the countryside near town. Click on a hotel link to see guest ratings and hotel photos and find the best prices for your dates on TripAdvisor.
Hotel Villa Marsili
Inside Cortona's walls, Hotel Villa Marsili is a 4-star Beaux Arts hotel with a garden, sitting room with fireplace, bar, and great views.
Hotel Italia is a 3-star hotel housed in a restored historic mansion in the center of Cortona. From the rooftop terrace, there are great views of the surrounding countryside. The hotel has 25 rooms including some triples, family rooms, and suites.
Hotel San Michele
San Michele is a 4-star hotel inside the walls in the historic center of Cortona. The hotel is housed in the restored 15th century Baldelli Palace, a building that has been declared a National Monument. Guest facilities include parking, a terrace, and a nicely decorated lounge.
Locanda Pane e Vino
Locanda Pane e Vino is a bed and breakfast housed in a 14th-century building about a 5-minute walk up the hill from Piazza della Repubblica. It has 5 rooms with private bathroom featuring rainfall shower heads. They also own Pane e Vino restaurant nearby.
Relais Villa Baldelli
Villa Baldelli is a 4-star hotel with 15 air-conditioned rooms, garden, seasonal swimming pool, restaurant, and parking. The hotel is 1.4 miles from the center but it's convenient for those with a car who may wish to use it as a base for more day trips.
Borgo Il Melone
Borgo Il Melone is a 4-star hotel with swimming pool in the valley below Cortona. The hotel has free parking so may be a good choice for those arriving by car and wanting to take day trips. The hotel has a restaurant and gardens.
Residence Il Casale
Residence il Casale, in the countryside about 1.4 miles from Cortona, has 10 guest rooms with kitchenette, private patio, sitting room, and the internet. There's a seasonal swimming pool, barbecue grills, garden, parking, and bicycles for rent.
Rugapiana Vacanze Bed and Breakfast
Rugapiana Vacanze offers bed and breakfast (served in a nearby bar) on one of the main streets in the center of Cortona. Bedrooms and apartments are housed in a restored ancient palace.