The room Il Professore is in a family run B&B, in an ancient 13th century tower, surrounded by olive trees and vineyards with peaceful garden and plenty of artworks, being home of a sculptor. Located on the border between Tuscany and Umbria, at about 20 km from Cortona and Montepulciano and 10 km from lake Trasimeno, it is also easily connected to the best itineraries of this wonderful part of Italy: Siena, Arezzo, the Orcia Valley, Pienza and Montalcino, Perugia, Orvieto and many more...
The room Il Professore is a spacious double room, with an ensuite small bathroom with shower. The room is in the old part of the house, and has two windows facing the front garden. It opens on a sitting room reserved for the guests, with art books and material about the territory. The B&B is family run and has just 4 double rooms available for the guests.
Its oldest part comes from the Middle Age, and it is known that Santa Margherita, the patron saint of Cortona, lived here in the XIII century. The little chapel is still a holy place. The owner is a sculptor and you can see his artwork everywhere in the house. The property is surrounded by the most enchanting Tuscan landscape, with olive groves and vineyards, just a short drive from the beautiful towns of Cortona, Montepulciano and lake Trasimeno. A small village is just one km away, with a convenient store and a bar.
The family will be pleased to show you the amazing view from the tower and will help you find the typical trattoria which is not on the guide books yet or the small local producer where to buy Vino Nobile di Montepulciano or the best pecorino cheese.
Extra services on request: Traditional Tuscan breakfast with local products, buffet dinner on the tower (min.4 guests), aperitifs with sparkling wine "just for two" on the tower (honeymoon special), cooking lesson followed by dinner: learn to make Pici, the local home made pasta!
The B&B is located in the house, with a private entrance and separate from the owners' apartment. The 4 rooms for the guests, all with en suite bathrooms, are on the first floor and share a sitting room with art books and literature about the territory and free wifi.
On the ground floor the breakfast room (for the Italian breakfast included in the room rate) with coffee and tea facilities, a large hall with a piano, and a peaceful garden for the guests to sit and relax, with a BBQ and tables and chairs to have breakfast outside, pool.
Interaction with guests
The family lives in the house and is available to give you information about the area, suggesting the best itineraries and excursions, and ready to help you booking restaurants, wine tastings or any other activities. Massimo is a sculptor and you can see him working in his workshop and possibly also carve a piece of olive wood together! Italian breakfast is included in the room rate and, on request, Antonella can prepare for you (at an extra charge) a traditional Tuscan breakfast with local products or a buffet dinner on the tower (for groups only), an aperitifs for two (honeymooners special) or organize an informal cooking lesson followed by dinner: learn to make Pici, the local home made pasta!
Other things to note
No air conditioning in the rooms, only fans.
Open from April 1 till October 31
there are cats and other domestic pets around
wifi in the common areas.
We are a licenced B&B and need to register our guests, so please provide your passport or id at check in.
One euro tourist tax per person per day to be paid cash on departure.
un euro al giorno di tassa di soggiorno da pagare alla partenza. I proprietari vivono nella casa e sono a disposizione per informazioni ed assistenza.
Camera doppia in uso singolo.
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