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“Paradise in Tuscany”
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11 reviews
front view of the villa
The rear of the Villa . view from the pool
Rustic apartment sleeps 4
spacious bathrooms throughout
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9 Bedrooms, 6 Bathrooms, Sleeps 24
Cortona, Province of Arezzo, Tuscany

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bradford
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Paradise in Tuscany”
Reviewed 2 March 2016 for a stay in May 2015
1
person found this review helpful

We stayed here for a week in May 2015 and Raffael could not do enough for us. he even came into our apartment and cooked Italian food for us, the pool was warm enough once you got in and very clean, The barby's we had were superb again Raff did the cooking, all the rooms we had were of very high standard and very clean, we will definitely be going back, can't wait

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Liked best: the food
Liked least: having to go home
Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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HeatherSa...
San Francisco
1 review
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“Staying at Villa Nobile is an unforgetable one of a kind travel experience.”
Reviewed 7 July 2015 for a stay in May 2015
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person found this review helpful

Between the gorgeous sweeping Tuscan countryside setting, Raffaele's commitment to making sure that his guests are comfortable and thoroughly enjoy their stay and Lina's deliciously decadent cooking, this place is one not to be missed. Villa Nobile was exactly what I was looking for: a restful retreat "off the beaten track" where I could truly enjoy the Tuscan experience (rather than simply being a tourist) ; yet close enough to visit all the places I had always wanted to see. Staying at the villa was like being in a cozy museum with antique furniture, beautiful artwork and other curious objects. Raffaele and Lina were the most warm and charming hosts with all kinds of entertaining stories to share and suggestions about things to do that I would not have otherwise known about. I would not hesitate to recommend this amazing place to all my friends and family!

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Liked best: the beauty of the surroundings, peacefulness, incredible meals and great company
Liked least: can't think of anything
Travelling group: Solo
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
9 Jul 2015
Thank you once again for a lovely review. Our job is made so much easier when we have a continues flow of wonderful guests at Villa NObile. We enjoy making people feel at Home & socialise with them as much or as little as they want. We offer people our Home & want them to feel that it is their home for the time they are there. Anytime you wish to return , our Home is always open. Thank you once again for taking the time to write this lovely Review
Raffaele
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Marny W
Rockport, Massachusetts
2 reviews
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“Home away from home!”
Reviewed 29 June 2015 for a stay in June 2015
1
person found this review helpful

Fabulous location,great accommodations ,wonderful host. Our second trip there and it was as magical as our first. Raffaelo and Lina are welcoming and fun. The pool is beautiful and the views are spectacular . Can't say enough nice things about this place and the people. I highly recommend it as a holiday destination !!!

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Liked best: Lina's cooking
Liked least: Leaving
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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Management Response
4 Jul 2015
Thank you for taking the time to write a review for Villa Nobile. I am so pleased that you enjoyed your stay. Hope to see you, friends & family again sometime in the near future
Raffaele Nobile
Villa Nobile Cortona
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JPCapeAnn
Rockport, Massachusetts
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
“It's like having your own home and good friends who in Tuscany”
Reviewed 23 June 2015 for a stay in June 2015

This was our second visit with friends for a plein air watercolor workshop with Phil Hobbs. Our wives are the painters, and we just carry their bags. The Villa is home base for Raffaele's plein air water color, oil painting, and italian cooking programs under the name of "Tuscany in the Frame". Raffaele and Lina can help make your visit personalized to your interests, whether you elect one of his travel weeks, or just choose to stay in the Villa. We have done both, and expect to travel with him again. During our first visit two years ago, Raffaele even found me an english speaking fly fishing guide on the Tevere river. If you fly fish, the brown trout of the region are famous. This year, we returned to Cortona after a week painting in Sardinia, and Lina provided an impromptu, hands on cooking class in preparing a four course meal, including pasta and eggplant parmigian made from the ground up.. Raffaele's sense of humor, contacts wherever he travels and bilingual skill in english and italian allow him to create a personalized trip that you will remember. Orvieto, Assisi, Cortona, Arezzo, and Montepulciano are all close and if you want to visit vineyards, restaurants, cathedrals,or small churches, local markets, bicycle, hike, swim, paint watercolors, fly fish or just read a book by the pool, Raffaele will help you assemble a visit you will remember. He can introduce you to local historical sites that you might otherwise miss. Ask him to show you the Celle of St Francis in Cortona after you visit Assisi. It is a wonderful counterpoint to the beautiful but touristy city. The home cooked food Lina prepares is better than many of the restaurants we enjoyed. Choose this Villa, and call Raffaele with your interests before you go. We will travel and paint with "Tuscany in the Frame" again, and return for a visit to Villa Nobile to stay with our friends in Tuscany.

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Liked best: personalized visit
Travelling group: Friends
Your age range 50-64
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Management Response
26 Jun 2015
Hi J.P, Thank you for taking the time to give myself, Lina & Villa Nobile such a wonderful review. We have had so many people give me amaizing positive feedback in all aspects of what I offer which you have covered in great detail. It seems that I have little reviews with Trip Advisor, but that is because I rarely ask people to do so, & for those people who see just the few that I have, will hopefully realise that Villa Nobile can be everything you want it to be. I would like to thank you , Mike & the lovely ladies for being such great guests & might I add ,Friends. It seems as though we have known each other for ever even though we have only met twice . It will be my pleasure to spend time with you all again anytime in the near future.
Take care & thank you again for the review
Raffaele & Lina
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dobiemom1...
Boston, Massachusetts
Level 6 Contributor
115 reviews
35 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
“Our Italian home away from home!”
Reviewed 18 October 2014 for a stay in October 2014
1
person found this review helpful

I first met Raffaele about five years ago, and since then have brought three groups to the Villa. One was a painting group, one was a culinary tour, and one was simply to visit the area. It was, and remains everything I had hoped to find here in Italy. Everyone who has come here, without exception, has been enchanted, and find it almost impossible to leave at the end of the stay. I could never say enough nice things about our host, Raffaele! He is tireless, always warm and welcoming, and his knowledge of the area is unparalleled. The apartments are quite spacious, beautifully appointed, and the grounds are tranquil and soothing. Although you feel as though you're 1,000,000 miles away from civilization, you are really only moments from all of the best that Tuscany has to offer. With luck, I will continue to come here for years to come!

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Management Response
23 May 2015
Although I am very late in responding to this wonderful review & reason being that I am only getting to grips with New technology( No Excuse) I would like to say a huge thank you for everyone that has stayed at Villa Nobile & all the lovely comments made. I very much appreciate this & feel honoured to share my dream with you all . The satisfaction I receive from your wonderful positive comments is indescribable. Thank you so much
Raffaele Nobile
Villa Nobile Cortona
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