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):
- The Nido degli Ulivi is a typical Tuscan farmhouse set in one of the Val di Chiana's most beautiful landscapes. You will spend your holiday in a small farmhouse, far from the noise of nearby villages, in total privacy surrounded by the quiet of a 10-acre olive grove only a few minutes from the small and very beautiful Etruscan town of Cortona. With its outstanding views, the Nido degli Ulivi is a typical tastefully furnished Tuscan home, overlooking the entire valley all the way to Lake Trasimeno and with views of Cortona. The beautifully furnished house, equipped with every comfort, is the result of careful restoration undertaken personally by the owners with love for tradition and respect for the landscape. The Nido degli Ulivi has a large living room with a kitchen and a frescoed fireplace, two bedrooms, one double and one with two beds, and two bathrooms. There is also satellite TV, central heating, air conditioning and a washing machine. The property is fenced in and has a beautiful swimming pool in the lower part of the garden. It is an area filled with flowers, plants and stone walls, a setting that enhancing the terrace overlooking the Tuscan countryside. ... more less