If like me you are searching for the Italian countryside villa experience, don't search anymore, just stay here! It is the most amazing place. The rooms are beautiful, spotlessly clean, very spacious with a wonderful shower! The common areas are so well decorated that I almost spent more time taking pictures of the villa than I did of Italy! You must eat in the restaurant during your stay. The family prepare the food and it is just wonderful! We ate outside and the atmosphere was exactly as I had imagined that a stay at and Italian villa might be. There is an enormous breakfast spread each morning, everything you could imagine and more! The pool is wonderful and although the villa was fully booked when we were there, it never felt crowded, actually for the most part, we felt like we had the place to ourselves. I cannot say enough about the family that runs Le Terre dei Cavallieri. They were wonderful, so helpful, so friendly and warm. On our last day we had to leave at 7am, the night before we left there was a bag with breakfast dropped to our room. And lastly, the location was perfect. We were less than 10 minutes from Cortona, there are so many little towns within a 30 minute drive and if you want to go a little further, the town of Assisi is only an hour away and well worth the trip! We we definitely return to Le Terre dei Cavallieri!!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Our estate consists of a Farmhouse and a Leopoldina built in the 18th century during the extensive reclamation of the Valdichiana by the Grand Dukes of Tuscan. In times past they belonged to the Order of the Knights of St. Stephen and Malta. The Order used to protect the ancient Grand Ducal Farm of Creti and S. Caterina.The restoration of these buildings required some years of works during which the old “cocciopesto” plaster was restablished, walls with the natural stuccoed pigments were painted and where the structure of the fireplaces wee left unchanged, vaults of the old stable were empty and strengthened, columns which define the countryside were stuccoed.Today we can offer you this unique place to enjoy an intense and unrepeatable experience, making you feel part of an environment where things have remained unchanged and the past seems to be brought back to life everyday in its charm and character.You will be able to dine in a kitchen that used to accommodate over thirty people at a time, sleep in the bedroom converted from the old cattle shed where farmers used to spend sleepless nights watching over their cows delivering their calves, sleep in the “tracantone” bed, sleep in the bedroom located in the Loggia or in the bedroom converted from the old dove-tower, a shelter where doves were bred by farmers. Fireplaces will tell you and remind you of stories that were told gathering around them in the cold winter nights.Walls are decorated with paintings and pictures that will explain you old piece of life and tradition. The best images you will be able to behold will come, as if by magic, from the windows opening onto stunning natural settings such as the dark mountains hanging over Cortona, the sweet and seamless country-side and the noble profile of Cortona.Unique observation, scenes and tastes of true peasant life, a restful and relaxing effect, wealth of details interpreting the sense of place.Looking forward to having you here to discover many more things that words can not describe we would like to make a wish: that knocking on our door you may call beauty by its name. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Le Terre Dei Cavalieri Hotel Cortona