We just returned from our stay at Azienda Fontelunga's beautiful property La Bozza located on a quiet country road near Cortona, Italy. The three bedroom/two bathroom house was beautifully furnished with antiques and a well-supplied kitchen. The tiles in the kitchen and baths were lovely. In addition, there is a very nice pool just steps away from the house as well as a spot for outdoor dining.
Because of La Bozza's central location, we were able to visit many of the Tuscan hilltop towns. In addition to Cortona, we toured Pienza, Montepulciano, Montalcino, Gubbio, Arezzo, Orvieta, and the charming Castiglione del Lago on Lake Trasimeno. The property's proximity to Cortona made it easy to find great places for dinner, and the views from the hilltop town were spectacular.
The proprietor, Michele Catani, was very knowledgeable and gave us tips on what to see and do. He also arranged for me to take a class with his mother, Chef Donatella. It was a great experience and I came away with several recipes that I intend to make for family and friends.
We would definitely recommend La Bozza or any of the Azienda Fontelunga properties - they truly are "a home away from home."
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- In the heart of tuscany, close to the border with Umbria, In the Azienda Fontelunga you will have the opoertunity to experience the beauty of the tuscan country. The ancient farmhouses we rent will be the perfect headquortes for your escurtion in the many beautiful Tuscan and Umbrian Locations you can reach easily and will let you live the true emotion of a traditional tuscan country holiday. We don't have suite but entire villas or apartments completely independent and with large private gardens each. Traditional tuscan dinner and cooking classes available in our exclusive restaurant inside the family 1491 villa. ... more less