Welcome to Casa Marzi

Visitor Reviews

  • Outstanding beauty

    We have spend our summer holiday in Casa Marzi. The place is one of outstanding beauty. It is friendly and calm.  It worth to stressing it has very good standards and a high quality of equipment

    We recommend it as fantastic place to relax and enjoy.

    Dana and Witek from Poland

  • Stunning views!

    Casa Marzi is a lovely house with stunning views ideal for a family stay. We truly enjoyed our one week stay and will definitely come back.

    Halimah, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

  • Loved it all!

    Hope this it is not my last visit. Loved it all especially the art- the paintings and pottery.

    Peg Cornwall, California, USA. Mike and Anne Brown, Sunderland

  • A fabulous place to stay

    Casa Marzi is a fabulous place to stay. This summer was my fourth visit. The secluded cottage is set in olive groves and is only a five-minute drive away from the beautiful hill town of Cortona where there’s plenty of places to eat. Be sure to catch the street artists and musicians found in the main piazza most evenings.

    To me, Casa Marzi is a home from home, a comfortable cottage with everything you need, including Wi-Fi. Although at home I can't take a dip in a private swimming pool with views across a valley of olive groves. If you want a relaxed rustic retreat, then I highly recommend Casa Marzi.

    Helen and Richard Dent, Rhys and Lily, Birmingham, UK

  • Home from home with all the beauty of Italy

    You know when you want to review somewhere you've been that's marvellous, but for purely selfish reasons you also want to keep it a secret? That's Casa Marzi. Casa Marzi is quite simply home from home, with all the beauty and culture of Italy rolled in, from the interior of the original villa, to the gardens, grounds and pool, and historic Cortona right on your doorstep. We have returned every year since our first visit and we don't have plans to change that anytime soon. Rocambolesco!

    Dawn Bradley and family

  • An undiscvered gem!

    Casa Marzi is an undiscovered gem! Set in gentle hills just outside the historic hill town of Cortona, it is a beautifully restored farmhouse with views from the wisteria shaded terrace across surrounding hills and farmland. Just below the house is the well maintained swimming pool and one of the pleasures of a visit is to relax and enjoy the view from the pool. Casa Marzi is ideally placed to visit the towns and villages of Tuscany e.g Montepulciano. It is also only a short distance away from Perugia and Lake Trasimeno where you can take a ferry to the island in the  middle of the lake. Casa Marzi is a wonderful place for a relaxing family holiday in one of the most attractive regions of Italy. We have holidayed there three times.

    Hilary and David Cullingford, Newcastle upon Tyne

  • Beautiful setting

    The house is in a beautiful rural setting with a small market town nearby. A perfect place to relax, enjoy the homely atmosphere and peaceful surroundings. The pool and attractive sheltered garden are great places to unwind. A perfect base to explore Tuscany and Umbria. The English owner is very helpful and knowledgeable about the area and speaks fluent Italian. We have been 5 times.

    Chris Stamp and Linda Hargreaves, Newcastle upon Tyne

  • Highly recommended

    I've spent a week with friends at Casa Marzi and really loved it. It is ideal if you want to combine a relaxing holiday in the beautiful garden with the swimming pool and fantastic views with sightseeing. The location is perfect for that. The house is friendly and comfortable, and you can listen to the birds singing. You will never get bored at this place doing different things. Highly recommended.

    Tanya Chekhet, Kiev, Ukraine

  • Amazing time

    "Thank you so much for an amazing time in your home in Italy.  It was really so amazing to be able to spend time there.  We had such a lovely trip and will remember our time there so fondly."

    Galina and Ekaterina, Siberia, Russia. Irina Davydova, Jeremy and Anna, Newcastle upon Tyne.

  • Heaven on Earth!

    Thank you very much for having us all at your special retreat. We loved every minute of our time in Tuscany and are just so full of admiration at all you have achieved there in such a short space of time. You have created such a welcoming, relaxed and comfortable place, both inside and out. Sitting under the overhanging vines, blossoms falling all around us, good wines to drink, delicious food to eat, surrounded by olive groves and soft sunsets, with church bell ringing in the distance, has to be heaven on earth. Lyn and I are still filled with lovely memories of our trip to Italy and the nice few days we spent in your Casa Marzi retreat.

    We will remember it fondly forever.

    Lyn and Don McNeil, Sydney, Australia

  • Absolutely magical!

    Just a quick note to say thanks for letting us stay at again your farmhouse. We really enjoyed our week at Casa Marzi, One of the highlights of our stay at your house was coming back from Cortona one night, getting out of the car and seeing fireflies everywhere in your lane and garden, Absolutely magical! We had a great time and will be back yet again.

    Ross Tyrell and David Barnes, Leek

  • Happy to recommend

    I am happy to recommend your beautiful house to anyone you would like to hear about it.

    We have travelled a lot over the years, especially in Italy, and the children and ourselves are unanimous that it was one of the loveliest places.

    Sue and John O'Leary, London

  • A beautiful place

    Just writing to thank you for a very enjoyable week. It was much appreciated by all. It truly is a beautiful place and I hope everyone else enjoys it as much as we did last week.

    Jess and Owen, Wales

  • Loved the house and pool

    We had a really good time staying in Casa Marzi and felt relaxed almost as soon as we arrived there. We loved the house and pool and enjoyed visiting Cortona. We had some excellent meals out including one with your friend Franco, where we admired the Innocenti, and one at Il Melone which was a lovely spot. With thanks again for a lovely week.

    Ann Farthing and family, Bristol

  • Looking forward to going again

    Looking forward to being in your house again. We cannot believe that it is a year ago since we were there!

    Pat Bielby-Smith, Windsor

  • Area is beautiful

    We also had time to visit Il Portole and had a chat with Marco. This was also everything you said it would be. The whole area around Cortona is beautiful and we loved it and the train ride and experience of Florence was just breathtaking. Many, many thanks once again for being an exceptionally caring “landlord” .

    Bryan Sinclair, Nigel and Marion

  • I will happily recommend your lovely Villa

    We all had a wonderful time in your villa. The area is lovely and it is easy to travel to other places. I shall certainly recommend it to friends.

    Lynn Stowe, Geneva

  • Thank you so much for an amazing time in your home in Italy

    It was really so amazing to be able to spend time there.  We had such a lovely trip and will remember our time there so fondly.

    Ben Freeth, Zimbabwe

  • As we said before, we thoroughly enjoyed your lovely house. Everything was perfect.

    Laura and Diego Caballos. New Mexico


Perugia - 40 minutes away.
Florence - 75 miles 
Rome - 125 miles 
Pisa - approximately 2 1/4 hours away
Bologna possible. 

Other airports may be available.
More information

About Casa Marzi

3 Bedroom
King size bed with Balcony
Twin bedded room
Studio with two single beds
Extra bed accomodation
Swimming pool
Large kitchen and dining area
Stunning views


September - June
£175 per person a week. 

June - end of August
£250.00 per person per week

More than four people contact us to discuss discounted rates


For general information about us please contact us at:

  • dave@besag.co.uk
  • +44 (0)191 281 0685
  • 3 Jesmond Dene Terrace, Jesmond, Newcastle upon Tyne NE2 2ET