Cortona, Tuscany, Italy
Villa di Piazzano
Review by Mila
Written on 10-10-2019
Romantic and small-scale country estate hotel with personal service near Cortona
By far the best place to enjoy a romantic holiday in Italy is the chic Villa di Piazzano, part of Small Luxury Hotels of the World. The surroundings are breathtaking, the rooms are classy, the service is world-class, and the restaurant serves high-quality dishes. In this beautiful high-end hotel located between the regions of Umbria and Tuscany, you will experience a holiday like never before.
You can't make a better choice than Villa di Piazzano for a luxury holiday with your loved one. The hotel is nothing short of fantastic and has a beautiful location near Lake Trasimeno and the medieval city of Cortona. But there is one thing that makes this hotel particularly special: the skillful staff who know all guests by name and ensure that you get the very best service. Here you are truly treated like royalty and attention is paid to the smallest details.
Villa di Piazzano exudes grandeur and radiates allure. The classic country house dates from 1464 and details from the early period are still visible everywhere. Also in the 30 romantic rooms: the floors still have the traditional tiles and the canopies and ceilings of wooden beams are centuries old.
A holiday in this chic accommodation is pure indulgence: every day there is an extensive breakfast buffet with homemade pastries and local delicacies, in the garden there is a nice swimming pool with a view of the rural surroundings, there is a fantastic bistro, a beautiful wine cellar where tastings are regularly given and a restaurant that is recommended by Michelin.
Moreover, you can also take a professional cooking class. With fresh ingredients from our own garden and from the region, you learn to prepare a full Italian meal, with which you can truly impress friends and family. In short, you will still be able to enjoy a fantastic and unforgettable holiday at home for a long time!
Back in time
Although Villa di Piazzano has been serving as a luxurious hotel since 2001, the history of the building goes much further back in time. The beautiful, monumental building dates back to 1464 and is originally the hunting lodge of Cardinal Passerini. Today, the hunt for wild boars, pheasants and other animals still takes place in the surrounding hills during hunting season. And in those same hills – centuries before – the base camp of the Roman army was set up, during the bloody battle of Trasimeno.
The atmosphere of bygone days
This charming House of Hideaways accommodation features 30 beautiful rooms with a romantic and classic twist. You feel the old-fashioned charm, but with all modern conveniences. There is a rain shower, a flat-screen TV, a well-stocked minibar with fantastic wines, and a large bed with ultra-soft bedding. In short, everything you need for a very comfortable stay.
For culinary connoisseurs there is L'Antica Casina di Caccia. The Michelin-endorsed restaurant is located in the garden of Villa di Piazzano and serves top-notch Italian specialties, such as fresh ravioli with blue cheese, garden vegetables and pear, and grilled cutlets with dolce-forte sauce. Moreover, the location is extremely romantic; while gazing at the starry sky, you can enjoy the most delicious dishes at a neatly set table.
Villa di Piazzano is a fifteen-minute drive from Cortona, one of the oldest cities in Italy. The picturesque center of Cortona is built on a hill and has some special sights, such as the thirteenth-century Palazzo Comunale and Museo Diocesano. In addition, you can wander through the narrow winding streets, people watch, enjoy an ice cream, or just ponder.
Villa di Piazzano is located in a peaceful area between Umbria and Tuscany. Nearby is the idyllic spot of Cortona and Lake Trasimeno.
The nearest airport is Aeroporto dell'Umbria - Perugia, the airport of Umbria, which is located about 60 km away. But you can also reach Villa di Piazzano well from Pisa or Florence. From there, it's best to rent a car to the accommodation or use the hotel's (paid) shuttle service.
From Amsterdam, it's approximately a 15 hour drive to the accommodation. Parking at the accommodation is possible and there are no additional charges attached.
Important to know
Check-in: Available from 15:00
Check-out: Available until 11:00
- Airport shuttle (charges apply)
- Outdoor pool
- Coffee and tea facilities
- Pets allowed
- Free parking
- Bicycle Rental
- Beauty Salon
- Free WiFi