I have chosen the Villa Di Corliano for my wedding in September. My sister and I visited in late March. From the moment you enter the drive you are speechless, it is like going back in time to the fifteenth century! Of course the Villa has all the mod cons of modern day living with very clean en suites and hairdryers. Much it very much retains the rustic charm of days gone by.
The rooms are tastefully decorated and the owners are charming. They really went out of their way to help my sister and I. If you want a taste of Italian history then you must stay here! Look out for Dodi the dog, he is very cute.
I would recommend a hire car if staying here although there is a bus stop outside. Must sees are of course Pisa, Lucca, Forte Dei Marmi (upmarket seaside resort-Tuscan Rivier) and Florence. It is a great base to explore tuscany. The restaurant is great too. I can't wait to get married here! I will update..........
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Where do you head to escape the daily routine and slow your pace? Somewhere where history and nature blend to reward you with inner peace and harmony? Look no further, because your answer is: Relais dell'Ussero at the Villa di Corliano. Here, immersed in the Tuscan hills of "Monti Pisani", four acres of a beautifully colored, Tuscan historical park are planted with ancient plane and pine trees, Lebanon cedars, palms, ancient oak, cypress and magnolia trees, as birdsong and the rustle of leaves whisper a total sense of peace. The Renaissance Villa, in the heart of the historical park, was in a bygone age the summer retreat of the earls Agostini Venerosi della Seta who own the monumental complex since 1536. Within the Villa, "Relais dell'Ussero" guesthouse offers accommodation in 9 comfortable and spacious rooms and 2 suites equipped with pure silk and cotton bed linen, courtesy kit, television and hairdryers. Two apartments with kitchen are also available for rent for longer periods. Free Wi-Fi internet access is available in the common areas of the Villa and in the park. Pets are welcome at no extra cost. Ceilings may be embellished with frescos painted by Andrea Boscoli (1592). One might be greeted by various antique busts or by the smile of friendly ghost, while descending the stairs leading to the buffet breakfast. Yet it's the warm, friendly and discrete service that makes you feel at home, in your own private Historical House. The Villa offers the perfect setting for all kinds of holiday, from tranquil nature to trekking itineraries. For sport lovers the area offers golf courses, riding stables, cycling routes, paragliding activities, while for nature lovers there is the possibility to visit the natural park of Migliarino and San Rossore, the beaches of Marina di Vecchiano or the lake of Massacciuccoli, which are the unique examples of Tuscan landscapes. The nearest beaches are just 7 Km away by car and easily accessible by public transportation. Our restaurant "Osteria dell'Ussero", is open daily for lunch and dinner, serves dishes from the local cuisine, with respect to the time-honoured secrets of the Tuscan food tradition. An extensive menu of wines is perfectly-matched to the restaurant's dishes. You also have the option to reserve the restaurant to host a business lunch, enjoy an intimate meal with friends or perhaps a romantic candle-lit dinner in the park in the summer. At the Villa di Corliano, you can also celebrate private events, such a traditional wedding ceremony in the private chapel or an open-air American-style civil wedding. Our halls can hold up to 200 guests and the park is available for open-air aperitif, dinner or buffet. Villa of Corliano is located 2 km away from the thermal municipality of San Giuliano Terme, famous for its Spa and curative waters, at number 50 of the Via Statale Abetone e del Brennero (S.S.12) which connects two of the most important cities of Tuscany: Pisa and Lucca. The property is located exactly halfway between the Leaning Tower of Pisa (7 km, 10 minutes by car) and the fortified borough of Lucca (9 km, 15 minutes by car). Both cities are easily accessible from the Villa by public transportation, with buses passing by every 15 minutes in front of the entrance gate of the Villa. Livorno (25 km), Florence (65 km) and Siena (85 km) are respectively 30 minutes, 50 minutes and 90 minutes away from the Villa. By Plane: o Aeroporto di Pisa - Galielo Galilei (9 km / 20 minutes away by car) o Aeroporto di Firenze Peretola - Amerigo Vespucci (83 km / 1 hour away by car) o Aeroporto di Bologna - Giuseppe Marconi (168 km / 1 hour and 48 minutes away by car) By Train: From "Pisa Aeroporto" train station with change at "Pisa Centrale" train station The train station of San Giuliano Terme and Rigoli are the closest to the Villa (1,7 km). By Bus: Viabus "Fratelli Lazzi" Q03 from Pisa airport, Pisa city center (via Bonanno) or Lucca. The Bus Stop is situated just in front of entrance gate of the Villa. By Car: Highway A11 or A12 (exit Pisa Nord, 10 km away from the Villa) ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Relais Dell'Ussero a Villa Di Corliano Province Of Pisa/San Giuliano Terme, Italy