We arrived at the Villa di Piazzano after a hectic two days in traffic filled Rome. The drive up was so beautiful with gorgeous views and typical tuscan scenes. The long driveway was planked on either side by tall cypress trees. We entered a beautiful villa surrounded by gardens and went up to our room. Our room had spectacular views of the surrounding countryside and my husband immediately pulled out our camera and began taking pictures out the windows. A spacious bedroom, comfortable beds, a small table with chairs and a period wardrobe to put our clothes into. The bathroom was very nice, something I am particular about. Everything was tastefully decorated with a period villa feel. Even the room keys were enormous with tassels on them.
Breakfast, surprisingly, included scrambled eggs, cheese and meats along with the usual European pastries and croissants. Coffee and Juices were offered as well. For me, the best part of the experience here was the private cooking lesson with Gabriela where we learned all about Tuscan food, made pasta, appetizer, chicken and tiramisu. We then sat down to eat a wonderful feast we had helped prepare. Gabriela was so personable and friendly.
Staying at the Villa in Cortona was very convenient to visit the surrounding towns. One such trip we took was to Assisi where we were given a tour by Fra. Michael. The people at the Villa were so helpful and full of knowledge. A big shout out to my friend Franchesca at the front desk who recommended some stores in Cortona where I shopped for linen, leather bags and pottery. Beautiful stuff! Franchesca never got tired of all the questions we asked her. Thank you Franchesca! - we have wonderful memories our time there. We especially loved getting to know everyone who worked there, Franchesca, Gabriela, Marco etc.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- A historical manor house offering old wold charm and modern world comforts including: a fine restaurant, bar, pool, gift shop, private parking, beautiful gardens, great walking and biking trails and a cooking school with its own monastic vegetable garden. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Villa Di Piazzano Hotel Cortona