We have just returned from a wonderful week in Tuscany with our teenage daughters. The villa is the most charming villa we have ever stayed in. The interior was beautifully decorated and furnished with a phenomenal attention to detail. The owners have put their heart and soul into the making of this property. Very clean and beautifully maintained. Perched high on a hill just behind Cortona it offers stunning views of the surrounding countryside. A car is essential to access this property . The pool was a welcome break from the Tuscan heat and used every day! Having received a welcome basket on our arrival we also received further treats during our stay! This also provided a perfect opportunity to check that everything was ok for us. They were very willing to please and very friendly. Our Italian improved with the conversations we had! A local shop (in a small village 5 minutes from the villa) provided everything we needed for self catering. Cortona is a charming Medieval town and we enjoyed exploring its many narrow streets. We also visited Montepulciano, Arrezzo, Assisi, Castiliogne and Lucignano. Not forgetting the stops at many vinyards on the way! We sampled much of the Tuscan cuisine but our best meal was at La Loggetta in Cortona. It was a stunning finish to our holiday. Already planning a return visit next year...one week was not enough!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Nido degli Ulivi is a delightful Tuscan country-house, deep in the green and the silence of the countryside. It's the ideal location for everyone who loves the peaceful and slow rhythm of country life.Nido degli Ulivi set in the open, on a hill which rises above the beautiful valleys, there is countryside all around as far as the eye can see and on a clear day the view extends as far as the Trasimeno Lake.It represents a delightful refuge where you can forget the bustle of the city and regenerate your mind. ... more less