Perfectly situated near Cortona, the town revealed to travelers around the world through the wonderful best selling books of Frances Mayes and the hit film that followed “Under The Tuscan Sun”’, there lays an ancient three story building constructed over three hundred years ago. The building originally served as the main structure of a farm that was managed for a local aristocrat that owned most lands of San Lorenzo and additional lands between Cortona and Trasimeno Lake situated ten kilometers from it. A few years ago the building and the adjacent lands were purchased by two brothers with architectural and construction background. The two saw the potential and through a long and detailed process renovated the structure to an upscale apartment hotel while keeping the essence of its Tuscan heritage. The apartment hotel includes nine separate apartments varying in sizes from one to four rooms. Each apartment includes a kitchen and authentic Tuscan furniture. In the adjacent land around the apartment hotel a swimming pool was constructed and a 50 olive tree orchard was planted as well as wide grasses and flowers common to the Tuscan area. The landscape architect retained by the owners planted a special garden that provides visitors with intoxicating smells that merge with the scenic town of Cortona that lies on the mountain across the apartment hotel. Each upscale apartment includes all modern day conveniences including large beds, orthopedic mattresses, air-conditioning and heating, equipped kitchens in ancient Tuscan style, internet and satellite television. The hotel also includes a management office and an art gallery featuring Tuscan style oil paintings of international artists. The hotel provides its guests with daily trip plans, recommendations to the great hideaway restaurants of Tuscany and insider tips to make each vacation a truly great one.
Added: February 18, 2013