Perfectly situated near Cortona, the town revealed to travelers around the world through the wonderful best selling books of Frances Mayes and the hit film that followed “Under The Tuscan Sun”', there lays an ancient three story building constructed over three hundred years ago. The building originally served as the main structure of a farm that was managed for a local aristocrat that owned most lands of San Lorenzo and additional lands between Cortona and Trasimeno Lake situated ten kilometers from it.
|Size||Sleeps up to 6, 2 bedrooms|
|Nearest Amenities||5 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Florence 100 km, Nearest railway: Camucia 5 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
|Luxuries||Internet access, DVD player|
|Pool||Shared outdoor pool (unheated)|
|General||Central heating, Air conditioning, TV, Safe, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer|
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms of which 2 En suites and 1 Shower rooms, Solarium or roof terrace|
|Furniture||1 Sofa beds, Double beds (2), Cots (1), Dining seats for 8, Lounge seats for 8|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Shared outdoor pool (unheated), Balcony or terrace, Shared garden, BBQ|
The apartment hotel includes nine separate apartments varying in sizes from one to four rooms.
Each apartment includes a kitchen and authentic Tuscan furniture. In the adjacent land around the apartment hotel a swimming pool was constructed and a 50 olive tree orchard was planted as well as wide grasses and flowers common to the Tuscan area. The landscape architect retained by the owners planted a special garden that provides visitors with intoxicating smells that merge with the scenic town of Cortona that lies on the mountain across the apartment hotel.
Each upscale apartment includes all modern day conveniences including large beds, orthopedic mattresses, air-conditioning and heating, equipped kitchens in ancient Tuscan style, internet and satellite television.
The hotel also includes a management office and an art gallery featuring Tuscan style oil paintings of international artists. The hotel provides its guests with daily trip plans, recommendations to the great hideaway restaurants of Tuscany and insider tips to make each vacation a truly great one.
The hotel also offers its guests either mountain or dirt bicycle riding with instruction from certified instructors of the Umbria Bicycle Association. The area includes special paths of 80 KM around Trasimeno Lake as well as mountain riding on asphalt roads in the Hannibal path nearby where he fought the Romans. The path crosses nearby between hills and forests and is named for the battle that took place some 2200 years ago.
For those who prefer leisure cooking courses are offered to either small or large groups. The courses are led by professional chefs that teach the secrets to authentic Tuscan cooking. Each course begins with a visit to the local farmer's market where fresh products are purchased, from there you head to the hotel to cook and later enjoy the wonderful dishes and meals prepared.
The courses are fun filled and must be registered in advance when booking your hotel reservation. Recently the hotel offered group painting courses for beginners. The courses were led by an international artist with specialty in instruction to physically challenged individuals. Some of the participants who never painted before were surprised to learn that each person, no matter how inexperienced he or she is, was able to produce impressive art paintings.