La Corte dei Papi
- At a Glance
- Our Review
A complimentary bottle of wine from the hotel's own vineyards.
Appealing gastronomic hideaway near historic Cortona
Just outside medieval Cortona, La Corte dei Papi is just the place to recharge and relax in idyllic surrounds. The setting is a treat, and honeymooners love this 18th century Tuscan country house.
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"La Corte dei Papi was excellent – it was an amazing experience that totally exceeded expectations. Thank you so much…"Mark L, London SW17. Stayed June 2010
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Hit the Spot
A peaceful village near historic Cortona.
Come here for...
• Classic Tuscan surroundings. • Outstanding dining – the owners have a passion for good food. • Honeymoon-style seclusion. • Hospitable hosts.
There are pretty gardens and a centrepiece pool terrace with gazebo-style outdoor dining. Wine tours, cookery lessons (if arranged in advance) and car rental can all be organised.
Good to know
Be sure to dine in – the cooking here is a highlight.
Eight rooms and suites, and two cottages
Rooms have classic Tuscan decor, warm colours and beamed ceilings. Most are queen-bedded and several have jacuzzi bathtubs. All have TV and wi-fi.
For the max in indulgence, pick one of the two Deluxe Cottages in the gardens, both of which have jacuzzi bathtubs. The first floor Spa Deluxe suite is also laden with treats, having a Turkish bath for two, chromotherapy shower, kingsize bed and double whirlpool jacuzzi bathtub.
Eat & Drink
Cooking here is exceptional. La Corte dei Papi's young and talented kitchen brigade produce flavoursome and inventive dishes majoring on Tuscany's seasonal local produce. Nibble on freshly baked, herby foccaccia, then bite into wild game, perhaps – pheasant, rabbit, partridge or wild boar – succulent steaks or delicious pasta dishes such as traditionally braised wild boar with papardelle noodles and toasted pine seeds . There's an excellent wine cellar to choose from.
Buffet breakfast is served until 10am and it's pretty hearty fare. Expect plenty of home made pastries and preserves, fresh fruit, eggs, cold cuts and just about everything else you can think of
No, though if you need anything the friendly staff will be happy to help. And there is a babysitting service if you can't bear to leave the kids at home.
See & Do
The hilltop city of Cortona is bursting with history and art riches. You'll want to see the Duomo, the church of San Francesco and the town's fetching little streets and squares. Dating back to Etruscan times, the city of Perugia is another gem, with great art collections, churches and fabulous stores. Arezzo, too, is arresting. Trasimeno Lake is also within easy driving distance, with boating, beaches and cafes. Do call into the local weekly market in the town of Camucia, below Cortona in Val de Chaina.
Some of the world's greats flock to Perugia for the Umbria Jazz festival – a must on the music calendar.
Cortona's yearly Tuscan Sun festival is one of Italy's most prestigious cultural events, while the Palio in Siena is one of the most boisterous.
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ESSENTIAL INFORates Guide
EUR 280-500Check In
11:00Minimum Night Stay
Open all yearAir Conditioning
Welcome, and free aged under 12Pets
Dogs welcome by arrangementWedding License?
Yes. Exclusive hire is recommended (minimum stay of three nights), so you can really make full use of the facilities. Up to 120 guests can be catered for.
Via La Dogana, 52040 Locanda Pergo di CortonaParking
There is free guest parking.Trains
Camucia-Terontola station – 6kmTaxis
EUR 10 from the station.Airport
Perugia – 30 km, or Florence – 90 km