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“Tuscan heaven with a pool” 5 of 5 stars
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Le Terre dei Cavalieri
4.0 of 5 Ranch   |   Santa Caterina 46, 52044 Cortona, Italy   |  
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Chicago, Illinois
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5 hotel reviews
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“Tuscan heaven with a pool”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2012

After being here an hour, I wanted to extend our 2-night stay to a month. The whole place is so warm and inviting. Beauty in every direction. The beautiful rustically appointed room shared a central living room with three other guest rooms which came off the other three corners of the common room. In our room we were never aware of anyone else being in our whole building. I did see another couple in the living room when I went in there to use my IPad for better reception.
We used the pool both days we were there. Refreshingly cool water was a welcome relief after a busy day of sightseeing and Cortona and Montepulciano. Sitting by the pool reading or just looking over the heavily laden grapevines in this idyllic setting was truly a dream. Marco is the perfect host along with his father. His mother prepared a delicious dinner on Saturday night. Dinner is not available every night. The breakfast buffet was extensive and delicious. We would go back there in a heartbeat. Our stay at Le Terre dei Cavalieri was definitely a highlight in our wonderful Italian vacation.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Rooms
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  • Cleanliness
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2012

after detour from A1 and finally finding (GPS didnt work) this is magnificent!!!. best of our trip. !!!breakfast was beautifully displayed, large variety of foods with american coffee.. dinner was superb.. bed linens elegant and antiques interesting... highly recommend...couldnt have been better.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
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Northbrook, IL
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2012

This Agriturismo is the epitome of peacefulness and understated luxury. Our well appointed (AC, TV) room was adjacent to a central living area shared by three other rooms. The central living area was a living room, family room, and kitchen area all in one room. The decorating throughout the estate is very tastefully done. A beautiful breakfast was served either indoors or outdoors. Dinner, prepared by the owners, is served two or three times a week. The swimming pool was nice, but seemed to be solar heated-not real warm.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2012

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!!

Room Tip: From what I could see all the rooms were fantastic!!! Air con and shutters, made for a cool dark roo...
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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2012

This was a beautiful place to stay, surrounded by sunflower fields and vineyards, with a view of Cortona in the distance. The rooms were spacious and clean (with a great shower!), and the pool was terrific (it was August!). The owners were pleasant and friendly. Wonderful place, would love to go back.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2012

Le Terre dei Cavalieri is the best place we have ever been. The owners and staff are all very nice and friendly. We could not ask for anything that they could not deliver. They do everything that the guest feel completely comfortable.
Perhaps there is not a guest who does not return at least once! Needless to say that we definitely will!

Room Tip: All of the rooms are comfortable. The staff do everything to share the rooms on the best way.
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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2012 via mobile

This is the kind of resort that we would recommend without hesitation to even the most demanding traveller. The old and authentic country style building has been nicely renovated and is beautifully located in the middle of sun flower fields, overlooking the surrounding hills and the nearby city of Cortona. This is a great place if you're looking for a quiet and relaxing vacation.

The resort has spatious and comfortable rooms, all with the same authentic atmosphere, and everything is kept very clean.

The owners are genuinly friendly people, doing everything they can to make you feel welcome and at home, but not in an intrusive way, respecting everyone's privacy. Breakfast is served on the terras (if weather allows) and is very nice, with fresh and quality products and plenty of variation. We also had lunch on the terras one day, which was just great, and also the dinner we had one evening was very good and enjoyable.

Not much further to add, except that this is one of the few places we've been to, that we would book again for a future visit without any hesitation.

Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
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Address: Santa Caterina 46, 52044 Cortona, Italy
Location: Italy > Tuscany > Province of Arezzo > Cortona
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( Wi-Fi ) Free Parking Restaurant Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #6 of 76 Specialty Lodging in Cortona
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Le Terre dei Cavalieri 4*
Number of rooms: 14
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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