Close your eyes and envision the Tuscany of your dreams.........it is Villa Rosa dei Venti. Rolling hills, green verdant fields broken by wheat fields, sunflowers, olive groves, cypress trees bordering hilltops and pathways. Barbara and Stefano welcome you into their hearts and home. The Micheli family have transformed their homestead into a fabulous home away from home. The grounds are immaculate and beautiful. The suites are extremely clean and well appointed. Air conditioning is available in some units; soon all will have air. Our unit did not have air, but with the large screened windows, we could have the beautiful breeze come through. Take advantage of the culinary expertise of this family! The Micheli family have added to their Villa a beautiful new stone building that houses their culinary classes. They were on Finish television in a series featuring Tuscan cuisine. The Fins know of this wonderful spot in Italy, now we are spreading the news to Trip Advisor members! We signed up for a class and had a blast! The class included lots of hands on participation and some demo. It all ended with a fabulous Tuscan meal with the Micheli family and extended family joining us for a time of great food, wine and fellowship! The surrounding countryside is spectacular. I love the hilltop medieval towns of Cortona, Assissi, Siena, Montepulciano, Arezza. The history, both ancient and 20th century is sobering. It has built the character of the people of this beautiful country. I would return to Rosa dei Venti in a heartbeat........this is the heart of Tuscany!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The "Rosa dei Venti" estate spreads over 25 hectares in the municipal district of Cortona. Its lands enjoys a favourable location, are well exposed to the sunlight and are suitable for the cultivation of olive trees, grapevines, wheat, sunflowers and apples. Two farmhouses are located within the estate: Villa "Rosa dei venti" and the "Vecchia Fattoria". ... more less