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“lovely hotel and helpful staff in the countryside”
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Villa di Piazzano
Ranked #1 of 24 Hotels in Cortona
Certificate of Excellence
California, U.S.
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“lovely hotel and helpful staff in the countryside”
Reviewed 24 May 2007

We stayed here for 4 days in mid-May for our honeymoon. We got the Garden Cottage (or junior suite by the hotel's definition) out by the pool area, which is away from the main building and has a separate patio with table and seats for relaxing. We are a bit ambivalent about the property, not all of it the hotel's fault, so the best way to do this would be to list the pros and cons.

The pros: the hotel grounds are absolutely beautiful. Tucked away in the countryside, well maintained, and helpful staff. The cottage is very private and well furnished. If you are looking to a place to enjoy the countryside or better yet, to stay around the hotel grounds, hike, or sit by the pool, this is the place to visit.

The cons: Given that this is the countryside, our room has spiders and spider webs in every corner. We also found several tiny scorpion-looking creatures. While this is just the nature of living in the country, we were a bit disappointed that housekeeping did not clean up the webs or the dead spiders on our sinks and floor. Second, as mentioned earlier, this place is secluded. We had to drive at least an hour to get to a decent size town in the region. If your idea of a vacation is to visit as many towns as possible, I would not recommend this place. And third, as noted by other reviewers here, this place is overrun by Americans. During our stay, almost all the guests were Americans, and it felt more like a Napa Valley lodge than an Italian villa. Lastly, the food, while good, is expensive for what it is. I recommend driving to Cortona and visit a local trattoria for a real italian meal for half the price.

Despite the cons, we gave this property high marks because of the excellent staff, and it's relaxing atmosphere. Short of renting your own Tuscan villa, this is the closest to it.

  • Stayed May 2007, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 2 April 2007

This is a hidden gem! Enter in through the cypress trees to find the jewels and you will find a place away from reality ! Where you can dream away the hours by the pool at Piazzano like we did in peaceful surroundings. We did not need to venture out for dinner as the romance was alive in the dining room and the food is divine. The wine list is like going through the local vineyards plenty to choose and even better to taste! Sound nights asleep in rooms that are spacious, clean & bright unlike most places around. What can top the Villa di Piazzano as well as memorable views? The answer lies within the owners who make you feel so welcome and ensure your stay is as special as they have made the Villa, which is one of many reasons to come back.
I decided on my first stay years ago that the Piazzano would be where I would marry- last September it happened! Now that is another story at the Villa!

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  • Stayed September 2006, 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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