Cortona and its surroundings
La Corte dei Papi Relais is 6 km far from Cortona, in the heart of the hills at the border between Tuscany and Umbria.
It’s the perfect place for who wishes to relax in a quiet place, surrounded by vegetation, near hamlets and art cities, surrounded by hills of grapevines and olive trees.
In a few minutes from the hotel you get Cortona, an ancient Etruscan city which has preserved the beauty of the ancient Middle Age hamlet. On the hill over Val di Chiana, surrounded by ancient Etruscan walls, Cortona is a very nice place to visit, walking among the little streets recalling the past. The most important monuments to visit are: the square with the Town council building, the Cathedral and the Diocesan museum with works by Beato Angelico and Luca Signorelli, as well as Santa Margherita Church and the Franciscan Sanctuary delle Celle, just outside Cortona.
The Relais is not far from the main Tuscany and Umbria famous places, alowing all the guests to know the everlasting beauty of Val di Chiana, the lake Trasimeno, Arezzo, Pienza, famous for its cheese, Montepulciano and Montalcino, known all over the world for its wines Nobile and Brunello.
Just an hour by car from La Corte dei Papi Relais, you can go to Siena and San Gimignano, true historic and landscape treasures on the foot of Chianti, famous for its uncontaminated hills and for its extraordinary variety of food.
Furthermore, it is possible to visit Florence, just one hour far away by car or train. You can spend there a wonderful day, walking in the centre, being conquered by the beauty of the artworks of the city, cradle of Renaissance.
Going South-East, within 50 kilometers, there are Perugia, Assisi, Spello, Gubbio, Spoleto and Todi, wonderful old towns integrated in a natural landscape which highlights the presence of small museums, churches, cloisters, and International events such as “Umbria Jazz” and the music festival "Dei due Mondi" of Spoleto.