We were staying at nearby Casa Bacanella and drove past this beautifully manicured stone facade and decided to turn in to see what was there and we came upon the magical Relais La Corte dei Papi. The beautiful rustic buildings and the well manicured grounds gave a hint
to the pride and care put into this unique retreat in the rolling valley just outside the town of Cortona.
We went in to take a peak and were greeted by owner David Papi who could not have been more friendly and warm. So excited to see a beautiful dining room with the look and feel that you imagine only exists in movies, we made reservations for dinner that evening.
Everything about the meal was just perfect. The service was attentive without being intrusive,
the food was fresh with the simple Tuscan style that makes it so authentically delicious.
But what made this experience even more memorable was the very charm that David Papi exudes---a charm of genuine care about his guests and a pride he has in the beautiful retreat he has created.
If you're looking for a perfect blend of beauty, peace, convenience and a friendly and engaging host, give yourself a treat and book Relais La Corte dei Papi.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Relais La Corte Dei Papi is an original late 17 century family dwelling that has been lovingly restored to create a hotel that caters for our guests every wish. An oasis of tranquility and peace ideal for the discerning traveler who yearns for exquisite Tuscan food in an elegant, charming countryside residence. Situated between the beautiful hills that surround the famous historical town of Cortona made even more famous by the writer Frances Mayer in her book “Under the Tuscan Sun” The Relais La Corte Dei Papi provides its guests with classically stylish room and suites equipped with every amenity. The interior has been lovingly restored to its original splendor. Every room and suite is furnished with taste and discernment. The beautiful Spa Suites are dedicated to the balance and wellbeing of guests. A truly unique experience with every imaginable facility to enhance your relaxation, the spa comes to you in the privacy of your suite. The restaurant is housed in what was the originally the wine cellar of the house and it maintains the integrity of traditional Tuscan cooking. The kitchen recreates the delicate flavors of genuine Tuscan dishes with a modern twist. Every ingredient used in our kitchen is selected for its quality, freshness and flavor; this creates a special experience at every stage of your meal. Our Chef daily prepares everything fresh including, bread, pasta and desserts. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Relais La Corte Dei Papi Hotel Cortona