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“verdant setting / wonderful staff”
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Villa di Piazzano
Ranked #1 of 24 Hotels in Cortona
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
“verdant setting / wonderful staff”
Reviewed 3 July 2011

The Villa di Piazzano is a beautiful villa in a verdant tuscan setting ten minutes from the hilltop town of Cortona.

The clean, well appointed, rather large rooms have great bathrooms and fantastic toiletries.

Although wifi IS available gratis throughout the property, be prepared for a weak signal!

Explore the property and be sure to visit the monastic vegetable garden near the pool.

The wonderfully helpful staff also arranged a tour of the AVINGNONESI montepulciano winery nearby which actually is a ‘must do’ if visiting the cortona area.

  • Stayed July 2011, travelled as a couple
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discerning_travel, Owner at Villa di Piazzano, responded to this review, 5 July 2011
Dear Guest,

Thank you for your delightful comments which we very much appreciated. I did want to respond to you on your point about the WI-FI, particularly because of the large investment we made this year in order to offer wi-fi throughout the hotel. At the beginning of the year we conducted work to wire the entire hotel so that a wi-fi signal could be picked out throughout the property, and you can appreciated that in a 500 year old villa with thick stone walls, this was not an easy task. We then went one step further and decided to offer this service for free, despite our initial investment. The work which was carried out to wire the hotel is state of the arts and works well, but unfotunately the signal must then travel from the central node to the hotel and this is where the problem lays. Italy is a first world country with third world infrastructure. Our phone lines still travel on copper wires and optic fibres are only present in very few sections of a couple of major Italian cities. The problem therefore is not restricted to our zone but nationwide, and I often read comments of other guests staying at other hotels who are frustrated for the same reason. To improve our situation we now have a second line and this allows us to distribute the usage on two lines thus increasing the speed of the signal but there is not much else we can do. My suggestion, therefore, is to come Italy, enjoy all the woderful things this country has to offer and arm yourselves with a bit of patience over its inefficiences. Look at it as part of the folklore of Italy, so that you can make the best of your holiday in our country!

Thank you for staying with us. We sincerily hope to be able to host you again on a future occasion.

With many kind regards,

Alessandra Wimpole
Owner-Manager
Villa di Piazzano
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Reviewed 30 June 2011

Eleven members of our family ended our 14 day trip to italy with 7 glorious days at the Villa di Piazzano. We were in 6 different rooms or suites and each one was lovely , beautifully furnished, exceptionally clean and quiet, and afforded us the perfect night's sleep. We were a group with ages from 14 years old to 50 somethings, and everyone of us enjoyed the place, the friendly staff, the pool, the grounds and most especially the delicious food. We took a fabulous cooking class with Gabriella ( the most enchanting, friendly and skilled chef) and decided to eat as many dinners as we could at the lovely restaurant. Because the weather was so delightful, we were able to dine outside each morning and evening, surrounded by the beauty of the Tuscan countryside. Words cannot describe it. It was absolutely wonderful. When we go to Tuscany again, we will definitely stay here. Many thanks to the kind owners and the amazing staff for making our stay so memorable.

  • Stayed June 2011, travelled with family
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Sarasota, Florida
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Reviewed 30 June 2011

We stayed 7 nights and loved every minute! What a wonderful place and the staff and owners were exceptional. We were able to celebrate Easter there and had a wonderful meal followed by a lovely visit by the owners who took time to sit and visit with us. we can't recommend it enough and look forward to visiting again at some point in the future.

Room Tip: The 2nd floor has a wonderful sitting room.
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  • Stayed April 2011, travelled as a couple
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New Jersey
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Reviewed 28 June 2011

Villa di Piazzano is one of the most beautiful places you will ever stay! the gardens, the food, the staff, the rooms…perfect! The food is prepared from their own gardens and each meal is exquisite. We love our stay here and found the nearboy town of Cortona to be enticing!

Room Tip: This hotel is so wonderful it is hard to imagine !
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  • Stayed June 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 11 June 2011

Just wanted to let anyone who is looking into booking here do it you won't be disappointed. Beautiful setting.

  • Stayed May 2011
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Bowen Island, Canada
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Reviewed 2 June 2011

We relied a lot on this being everything we had read about here, and accordingly made it the centrepiece of our three week trip. We stayed here for five nights, and we were not diasappointed. The staff were very welcoming, friendly and accommodating. The property is very well maintained. It is a restful and serene place from which to enjoy a Tuscan vsacation.

Stayed May 2011, travelled as a couple
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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 June 2011

we visited this hotel last week as part of a week long trip around Tuscany and have to admit that the stay was the highlight of our trip. For our anniversary we were upgraded free of charge and a chilled bottle of prosecco was awaiting for us in our room. The hotel has been restored wonderfully, the staff were exceptionally helpful and friendly. We ate at the hotel in the evening and the chef came out to greet everyone - a wonderful touch. Having been fortunate enough the travel all over the world and stop at the very best hotels I would rank this hotel right up there! Grazie for a trully memorable stay

  • Stayed May 2011, travelled as a couple
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Property: Villa di Piazzano
Address: Loc. Piazzano 7, 52044, Cortona, Italy
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Region: Italy > Tuscany > Province of Arezzo > Cortona
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#1 Luxury Hotel in Cortona
#2 Family Hotel in Cortona
#3 Romantic Hotel in Cortona
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £££
Hotel Class:4 star — Villa di Piazzano 4*
Number of rooms: 23
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A historical manor house offering old wold charm and modern world comforts including: a fine restaurant, bar, pool, gift shop, private parking, beautiful gardens, great walking and biking trails and a cooking school with its own monastic vegetable garden. ... more   less 
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