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Holiday home SANTA CATERINA in Cortona (Arezzo)

Via Santa Margherita 47 - 52044 Cortona (Arezzo)
Number of beds50
affiliatoStruttura affiliata Associazione Ospitalità Religiosa Italiana 2019
Landline phone +39 0575 630343
Fax +39 0575 630396
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The Santa Caterina Holiday Home has an ancient origin, even dating back to 1272, and is located in the same building that was inhabited for thirteen years by Santa Margherita da Cortona, when, coming from Laviano with his child and abandoned by everyone, he found refuge in the palace of the noblewomen from Cortona Marinaria and Raniera.

In the ancient palace Santa Margherita founded the Confraternity of Santa Maria della Misericordia, for the care of the poor and the sick and the Franciscan tertiary sisters "Le poverelle" who remained there until 1808, the year of the Napoleonic persecution. In 1828 the convent passed to the Oblates of San Francesco di Sales, who opened a "Conservatory" for the education of the girls of wealthy families. In 1917 they took over the sisters of the Poor of Santa Caterina da Siena (a congregation founded by Beata Savina Petrilli) who currently manage the ancient monastery, now used as a home for holidays and rest.
The property is located in the historic center of Cortona, a stone's throw from the heart of city life; has 23 rooms (single, double, triple and up to 5 seats) for the needs of tourists, groups, families and pilgrims, offers adequate space for relaxation, meditation and prayer and a spectacular view of the Valdichiana and the lake Trasimeno.
It offers a comfortable accommodation at reasonable prices and equipped with all modern comforts: lift, meeting room, 100-seat hall, recreational spaces such as the 19th-century internal theater, parking and internal garden.
The kitchen, reserved for guests, is typical of Cortona.

Within 200 m. church, inhabited area. Within 1 km bus stop, ATM, bar / restaurant, supermarket, pharmacy. Between 1 and 5 km train station. Between 5 and 10 km airport, hospital.

Pets not allowed, Elevator.

Specific details

Profile of the guest Single Male, Single Female, Priest, Nun, Male student, Female student, Male worker, Female worker, Couple, Family, Family with children, Parish youth group, Organized group, Parish group, School group, Relatives of hospitalized, Pilgrims, Scout
Reason for stay Pilgrimages, School camps, Spiritual retreats, Prayer meetings, Liturgical rites, Spiritual exercises, Experiences of silence, Experiences of monastic / convent life, Scout fields, Courses / seminars, Conferences, Congress, Conferences, Holidays / Tourism, Week end
When to go January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December
Type of structure Convent, Religious house, Holiday house, Pensions, Bed and Breakfast
Structure management Hospitality managed directly by religious
Area City / town center, Semicentrale, Hill
Treatment Overnight, Bed and breakfast, Half board, Full board
Accommodation type Single, Doubles, Triple / Multiple, Rooms for the disabled, Ground space indoors for sleeping bags
Common services Church, Chapel, Religious assistance, Disabled accessibility, Garden, Children’s play area, Outdoor space for activities, Meeting room, Conference room, TV room, Car parking, Wi-Fi
Accommodation facilities Towels sheets, Bathroom in the room, Shared bathroom, Cradle (on request), Courtesy cleaning set, Hairdryer, Heating, Television


Via Santa Margherita 47 - 52044 Cortona (Arezzo)