Real Estate Agency in Cortona Arezzo.


About us

If you’ve fallen in love with Cortona and yearn only to return, then you have surely fallen under its magical spell! If you are toying with the idea of buying somewhere to call ‘home’, then Agenzia Immobiliare Cortonese is the agency for you.

We have a large selection of properties in the area from town houses and apartments to country properties in beautiful settings (villas, farmhouses, residential complexes). We have restored properties, properties in need of upgrades and abandoned properties in need of complete restoration.

For those with more modest budgets, we also have a choice of practical and comfortable homes – new builds, apartments in condominums, portions of old houses - which can be viewed on our Italian website:

If you can’t find what you are looking for, or if you are looking further afield (Castiglion del Lago, Montepulciano, Lucignano, Sansepolcro) we would be more than happy to do you a personalised search. We have an excellent working relationship with a number of other agencies. Just email us your requirements and we’ll start asking around.

About Cortona Real Estate
Cortona Real Estate (aka Agenzia Immobiliare Cortonese) was set up in 1997 dedicated to the local Italian market. In recent years, our solid reputation for sincerity and transparency, led many foreigners to our doors. In order to serve them well, we joined forces with HelpWorksItalia ( so as to promote the agency globally and provide assistance in English.

The company’s base motto is clarity and honesty in all things. Cortona Real Estate takes great pride in the generous comments, made by past clients, attesting to our competence and sense of responsibility towards them ( ).

In fact, unlike many agencies, Cortona Real Estate works together with its vendors to try and ensure properties conform to all regulations BEFORE they are advertised. Checks are carried out by a registered surveyor who cross references the actual state of the property (as seen and measured) with all documents deposited at the Land and Building registry and those deposited in the local town hall. This tends to avoid nasty surprises at a later date.

Cortona Real Estate also collates all relevant documentation for calculating eventual purchasing taxes and fees, annual council taxes and even annual overheads for the individual properties. We like to be certain, that as a buyer, you have all necessary information to hand before making a final commitment.

We believe our strength lies in our meticulousness to detail. We leave nothing to chance.

Cortona Real Estate knows that buying or selling a property in a foreign country can be daunting. For this reason, we look after our clients through each step of the purchasing (and selling) process.

As part of the comprehensive assistance we provide all purchasers, we also:

- transfer utilities / opens bank accounts / sort out payment of annual taxes / can organise direct debits and/or payment through a client dedicated bank account.

- We can also be of help with regard to long term property management / small and large maintenance jobs / building works and complete renovations.

Basically, we are always available. If we can help, we are happy to do so. We will never just abandon you!

The agency is registered at the Chamber of Commerce in Arezzo and has been enrolled in Fiaip (Federazione Italiana Agenti Immobiliari Professionali) since 1997.





Michele Burazzi.

Graduated from high school in 1977 with a diploma in accountancy.
Graduated from the Universita’ degli studi di Siena (2011) with a degree in Political Science.
Registered mediator for the Camera di Commercio of Arezzo.

Married in 2006, father of three, passionate about amateur soccer and outdoor living.

Having worked in the agency from its onset, it has become like a second home to him. When it first opened its doors to business in 1997, he worked 10 hour days before establishing himself as the main real estate agent in the local market. 

The piazza’s more important property entrepreneurs all know him by name and hold him in esteem.

It would be difficult to find someone in Cortona who does not know Michele, either directly or through a mutual friend. In his almost twenty years of business he has closed hundreds of deals and has developed an experience and sensitivity, particularly during the phase of negotiation, that few other professionals could claim to possess. Michele is proud to say that he even closed deals during the market’s darkest moments, reaping the benefits when the time was right. 

He has gained a large amount of first-hand experience working on site and overseeing works for both new constructions and restorations. He can provide you with invaluable advice on costs and timelines regarding any restoration or new build you may wish to take on. 

Michele works full time in residential sales for the local market as well as in the commercial, industrial, and agricultural sectors. 

He has successfully relocated entire businesses to Camucia: from important agricultural businesses from the Val di Chiana to nationally recognized industrial groups.

English: basic knowledge
French: basic knowledge

Mobile 335 7733754


Nicola Burazzi.

Graduated from Castliglion Fiorentino's Liceo Scientifico in 1980.

Graduated from the Universita' degli studi di Siena with a degree in Economy in 2003.

Scholastic year 2002/2003, studied abroad at the Copenhagen Business School.
Registered mediator at the Chamber of Commerce in Arezzo.

Completed English language courses at the Kaplan Aspect of London (2009) and in New York (2011).

Married in 2015.

Passionate about Cortona, its history and traditions, and about art.

Began working in the agency in 2005.

He began working in the rentals market and then shifted his focus to local sales before specializing in the international second homes market. There, he has developed opportunities and contacts utilizing his excellent knowledge of the English language. His inclination and talent for creating relationships with people from all over the world has greatly contributed to his work.

In addition to taking care of international clients, he is responsible for advertising and updating the websites. He is also responsible for providing a photographic service for the properties on sale.

He has frequented a story-telling course at the Holden School in Turin, and a photography course at the Cortona Photo Academy.

Passionate about art (renaissance, modern and contemporary), he visits all exhibitions held in central Italy (particularly those held at Palazzo Strozzi and Villa Barding in Florence, Palazzo Fava in Bologna, and Palazzo Blu in Pisa).

He has many friends, both international and Italian, with whom he has studied, shared experiences, and to whom he has sold properties. He is always aware of the latest economic and social trends, often to the extent that he is able to predict what will be the next one.

He will follow you every step of the way in finding the right house to suit your requirements. By attentively analysing the available opportunities, he aims to satisfy your expectations.

He is a donor member of Avis, the Italian association for organ and tissue donors.

English: Fluent
French: Basic knowledge


Mobile 0039 335 6146796

In collaboration with:

About HelpWorksItalia

I set up HelpWorksItalia (HWI) in 2006 after a long and varied experience in property and restorations. My intention for HWI was to help, not hinder which is why I offer straightforward services at realistic, manageable prices.

HWI is a small property services agency in the Cortona area of Tuscany. I provide practical and inexpensive property management and caretaking solutions on the basis of an annual retainer fee. It includes the use of a client dedicated account for paying bills and taxes.

In your absence, I keep an eye on your property, make sure all bills are paid, the house aired, the grass mown and the pool clean. Should problems arise, I deal with them.

Building Works and Restorations

Having worked for over 15 years in restorations I have acquired by default (my husband Mario is a builder and has restored properties for over 30 years) a team of exceptional people to work with (builders, carpenters, electricians, plumbers, decorators etc…) and together with my geometra of longstanding, can organise permissions for small or large building jobs and, if requested, see works through to their completion. All works are consigned on time and within budget.

Most importantly perhaps, this team of professionals I work with also make themselves available to me for small jobs and especially emergencies. This is an essential service which enables me to provide assistance quickly and with little or no frustration!

References for all works done to date are available: Home owners who have carried out works with HWI are more than happy to talk about their experience and show you their finished homes.

Contact details:

Alison Koetser
Office/home telephone – + 39 0575 691042
Mobile – +39 347 197 0512