Welcome to Palazzo Passerini, your luxury residence in the heart of Cortona.

Step into a world where medieval charm meets modern luxury. Palazzo Passerini has been thoughtfully updated to provide all the conveniences of the digital age, without compromising on its historic allure. From high-speed WiFi to mobile boosters, every detail has been carefully considered by the owners.

But it’s not just the technology that has received a makeover. The bathrooms and kitchens have been completely transformed, boasting sleek designs and top-of-the-line appliances. The goal was to highlight the stunning architecture of the interiors while incorporating contemporary and comfortable furnishings.

Local artisans and esteemed Italian companies were enlisted to ensure that only the finest Italian products were featured throughout the palazzo. One such collaboration is with Busatti, a renowned fabric supplier founded in 1842 in Anghiari. Located just an hour’s drive from Cortona, a visit to their workshop is a must. Their exquisite fabrics adorn the curtains, linens, and soft furnishings, while the towels, bedding, and dining chairs proudly display the distinctive bird and crown logo, inspired by the woven ‘Stemma’.

Prepare to be transported to a world where history and modernity seamlessly intertwine, creating an unforgettable experience for every guest at Palazzo Passerini.


Tosconova, a Florence-based manufacturer of bespoke furniture, made all of the beds, sofas and chairs and use the Busatti fabrics to cover many pieces you see.

Craftsmen from Palazzo Morelli, a family-owned interior fit-out firm in Todi, with kitchen and bathroom cabinetry and marble work by them completed the interior. Stone and floor cleaning were also arranged using local experts to restore terracotta floors and the local pietra serena stone door and fireplace surrounds had to be carefully cleaned.

The brassware was supplied by Italian manufacturer Nicolazzi with a contemporary style in brushed brass as a natural finish; as the brassware ages, it will naturally gain a tarnish which is intentional.

Stone and specifically Carrara marble are used sparingly for kitchen surfaces and bathroom surrounds with basalt stone used for shower bases. The entrance area outside has been resurfaced with the traditional pietra serena (rigatto) for slip resistance and is commonly used in almost all Tuscan cities as paving.


At Palazzo Passerini we are proud to partner with Marco Molesini and his Enoteca Molesini in Piazza Repubblica just a few steps away from our entrance. Our selection of wines in our honesty bar are all from the Enoteca and change every month.

His family has been involved with the wine industry since 1937, when his father, Giuliano, opened his first food and wine emporium.

Giuliano’s love for wine has now been embraced by his sons, Marco and Paolo, who have created a haven for wine enthusiasts like yourself – at their remarkable wine shop in Cortona, where they proudly boast 1200 specially selected labels. Visit them for a tasting accompanied by fine meats and cheeses, or if you’re not yet in Italy, browse their website to search for the best wine for you.

Step inside and be greeted by a collection of meticulously chosen labels (mostly red), each representing a unique story and flavour profile. Whether you’re a connoisseur or a curious beginner, their knowledgeable staff will guide you through a memorable tasting experience. Savour the intricate notes and aromas as you indulge in a selection of fine meats and cheeses, perfectly paired to enhance your Tuscan wine journey.

Their website offers a virtual tour of their extensive wine collection for those unable to visit in person. Browse at your leisure, discovering the perfect bottle to suit your taste and occasion. With their expertise and dedication, they strive to ensure every wine lover finds their ideal match.

When in Cortona, visit their wine shop, where tradition meets innovation, and indulge in the art of wine appreciation. If you have the time, let their English-speaking and knowledgeable team take you on a sensory adventure that will leave a lasting impression on your palate and your heart.

“I’m so happy to collaborate with Palazzo Passerini; this is certainly one of the best properties in Cortona. All my clients have a wonderful stay, and I would recommend it to everyone.” Marco Molesini



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