CORTONA SESSIONS FAQ
WHAT DAY DO I ARRIVE/DEPART?
When booking tickets for the Cortona Sessions, you must book your arrival into Italy for July 2 and your departure on July 16. Click here for more information on travel.
WHAT IF I PLAN TO COME EARLY OR STAY LONGER IN EUROPE?
GREAT! Just know that your tuition covers your time in Cortona for 14 nights, checking in on July 2 and checking out on July 16. You will be responsible for all of your travel arrangements prior to or after the festival. If you are coming to Cortona from a European destination, let us know and we will try and help you figure out appropriate travel scenarios.
WILL MY DEBIT/CREDIT CARDS WORK IN CORTONA?
YES! We strongly encourage everyone to arrive in Italy with around €100 in cash. Once you are in Italy, almost all shops and restaurants accept Visa and Mastercard and there are plenty of ATM's that also accept Visa and Mastercard debit cards. Local banks are available to cash Traveler's Checks as well.
Note: American Express and Discover are rarely accepted in Italy and Discover even less.
DOES THE HOTEL HAVE AIR CONDITIONING?
No. Typically, we sleep with the windows open but it can get quite warm. People have brought portable fans in the past which do help, or they can be purchased in town!
ARE THERE LAUNDRY FACILITIES?
Not in the hotel. They offer a VERY expensive laundry service. Everyone usually purchases some laundry detergent at the market and washes clothes when needed in the sink or shower. It works great!