About this listing
Rooms in an ancient 13th century tower, with peaceful garden and plenty of artworks, it's home of a sculptor: you can see him at work in his atelier. Surrounded by olive trees and vineyards it's strategically located to explore SouthernTuscany
I Palazzi is an ancient country residence, with 4 double rooms available for the guests, located on the border between Tuscany and Umbria, at about 20 km from Cortona and Montepulciano and 10 km from lake Trasimeno, easily connected to the best itineraries of this wonderful part of Italy.
Its oldest part comes from the Middle Age, and it is known that Santa Margherita lived here in the XIII century. The little chapel is still a holy place. The owner is a sculptor, so that I Palazzi is an art workshop amongst the Tuscan hills, surrounded by the most enchanting Tuscan landscape, with olive groves and vineyards, just a short drive to the beautiful towns of Cortona, Montepulciano and Castiglione del lago by lake Trasimeno. A small village is just one km away, for local shopping and ice-cream.
The family will be pleased to show you the amazing view from the tower and will help you to find the typical trattoria which is not on the guide books yet or the small local producer where to buy the Vino Nobile di Montepulciano or the best pecorino cheese.
Extra services on request:
Daily cleaning, laundry, Traditional Tuscan breakfast with local products, buffet dinner on the tower, cooking lesson followed by dinner: learn to make Pici, the local home made pasta!.
On the first floor, 4 double rooms (one with twin beds) all with en suite bathrooms, can accommodate 8 guests.The rooms open into a sitting room with art books and literature about the territory. The room "Suite" is a large room with a double bed and a single bed, spacious bathroom with a tub.
On the ground floor the breakfast room, where a small Italian breakfast can be served incuded in the room rate, and a large hall with a piano. A peaceful garden open for the guests to sit and relax with a BBQ and tables and chair to have breakfast outside.
Interaction with Guests
The family lives in the house and Antonella will be glad to give you information about the area, suggest the best itineraries and excursions, to help you book restaurants, wine tastings or any other activities. Massimo is a sculptor and you can see him working in his workshop and have a talk about art and possibly also decide to carve a piece of olive wood together . A small italian breakfast is included in the room rate but Antonella can prepare for you (extra charge , on request) a traditional Tuscan breakfast with local products or a buffet dinner on the tower, or organize an informal cooking lesson followed by dinner: learn to make Pici, the local home made pasta!.
This is a very strategic location, exactly halfway between Cortona and Montepulciano,
at a short drive from lake Trasimeno. Very easy to reach (18 km from the Rome Florence motorway exit) can be a perfect starting point for daily excursions as well as a relaxing stop when driving around this area.
A car (or a bicycle for active travellers)) is needed as there is no public transport.
You can rent a bicycle or a vintage Vespa for daily excursions.
Other Things to Note
No air conditioning in the rooms, only fans.
Open from March 1 till October 31
wifi in the common areas.
One euro tourist tax per person per day to be paid cash on departure.
Diamo le chiavi ai nostri ospiti e ci aspettiamo che si comportino con lo stesso rispetto che riservano alla loro casa.
We give the keys to our guests and expect them to respect the house.