The proprietors and all the staff of the Alla Corte del Sole are completely at your disposal and are looking forward to offering a stay that fulfils your wishes and dreams.
Swimming Pool and Light Lunch
The Swimming Pool is located in gardens immersed in olive trees, lawns and flower borders. Adjacent to the pool is a Jasmine covered terrace, from where you can enjoy a relaxing drink or eat light food from our lunch menu.
There are two parts in our Restaurant, the outside terrace overlooking the beautiful landscape and the refined atmosphere of the dining room. The interior of the Restaurant is warm and welcoming with soft lighting, floral motif wall coverings and sublimely elegant table settings.
Our Wine Cellar is the place to enjoy a glass of wine from a selection of more than 500 labels from the most outstanding vineyards from around the world. The warmth of the open fire and the relaxing sofas create an undeniably inviting atmosphere.
A former greenhouse, this conservatory is a bright lounge in our gardens. During the day we offer a selection of teas, coffees and fresh pastries, and in the evening it is the perfect place to enjoy a quiet drink and listen to soft music.
Our Tuscan decorated Breakfast Room will surprise you each and every morning. There you will enjoy a traditional Italian or international breakfast buffet in a warm and welcoming atmosphere. We endeavour to make this a pleasant and relaxing moment of the day.
Our guests also have the opportunity, with the assistance of an experienced guide (including transportation) to visit historic places such as Cortona, Montepulciano, Castelion del Lago, Siena, Montalcino and Pienza.
These particular towns and cities have their own individual cultural characteristics such as museums, ancient streets, Etruscan tombs, historic monuments and piazzas for your interest and enjoyment, but more importantly their one common characteristic is that from all there are spectacular views of the surrounding countryside.
It is possible for us to organize with a trusted tour guide Pino Teresi daily excursions for singles, couples, small and large groups. Pino is a mind of information and will happily assist you in answering any questions or requests you may have. Pino, was formally a teacher of A. Vegni Agricultural School in Cortona, and has owned since 1970 a 45 acre vineyard close to Cortona, and therefore has an extensive knowledge of wine growing and wine making. For the last 4 years he has taken tourists on daily excursions to the most famous wine regions of Tuscany and Umbria, creating personal itineraries that are pleasing and interesting. In addition to his expertise in the production of wine, Pino also has extensive knowledge of local culture, art and cooking traditions not only of Tuscany, but also of neighbouring Umbria. He is available for any kind of tour. Pino is married to Angela, a Canadian from British Columbia. He speaks fluent English and has sufficient knowledge of Spanish and French.
Montepulciano & Montalcino Wine Tour
This daily excursion will take you to the southern part of Siena. You will visit old wine cellars to taste two famous wines, “Nobile” of Montepulciano and “Brunello” of Montalcino, and enjoy “Pecorino” cheese from Pienza. After you will visit and experience the spiritual atmosphere of Saint Antimo Abbey, listen to Gregorian chants and bathe in the hot spring waters of Bagno Vignoni.
Siena & San Gimignano
This is tour we particularly recommend as these two cities are both rich in art, and have unique and breathtaking architecture. During your visit to San Gimignano you will have the opportunity of taste the city’s most famous white wine “Vernaccia”.
Assisi, Torgiano & Deruta
The beautiful city of Assisi is full of art and religion. It was, of course, the home and resting place of Saint Francis of Assisi. After Assisi, you will visit the Wine and olive oil museums of Torgiano, with the opportunity to taste the city’s most famous wine “Rubesco”. To complete the day you will visit Deruta, the most famous “pottery and ceramics city” in Italy. This is recommended tour and we promise an unforgettable day in Umbria.
Orvieto & Civita di Bagno Regio
Orvieto is one of the most popular destinations for both Italian and international tourists. Here you will not only have the opportunity to visit the marvellous Gothic Cathedral, Town Hall, the Palace of the Captain of the People and Saint Patrick’s Well, but also to taste the most famous wines of the region. To complete the tour you will visit Civita di Bagno Regio. This medieval borgo is built on a volcanic plate, and which is only accessible by a high narrow bridge.
Spello, Norcia & Montefalco
This will be an unforgettable day. These three cities are architecturally beautiful, and are home to three individual treasures. Spello is the home of famous artworks such as the frescoes of Perugino and Pinturicchio. Norcia is home to the famous black truffle, and Montefalco is home to the famous red wine “Sagrantino”.
Our Traditional Tuscan Cooking School is dedicated to those who love the true taste of tradition and culinary culture of Italy. We offer to you three three-day programmes to introduce to you the ancient flavours and reveal the secrets of home cooking from both Tuscany and Umbria. Step by step lessons in the preparation of homemade pasta and other local delicacies will coincide with exceptional dining in our Restaurant, the tasting of typical wines of the area and guided tours of Cortona and ancient vineyards of Montepulciano.
Programme 1 – “the Wine”
Day One After a welcome cocktail and an introduction to the three-day programme, you will savour a traditional Tuscan dinner in our Restaurant “the Essence” and taste typical wines of the area. Second Day The morning will be a guided tour of a local winery, followed by lunch at a typical restaurant. The afternoon is a guided tour of the ancient wineries of Montepulciano. Day Three the morning and afternoon will be leisure time for you. In the evening there will be an explanation as to how to choose wines to compliment the different dishes presented by our Chef.
The programme includes – Three nights accommodation in a double Classic Room with buffet breakfast; welcome cocktail; dinner in our Restaurant “the Essence”; the guided tour; wine tasting and lunch. ALL INCLUSIVE COST - €500,00 PER PERSON
Programme 2 – “the Pecorino Cheese”
Day One After a welcome cocktail, and an introduction to the three-day programme, you will savour a traditional Tuscan dinner comprising of difference kinds of fresh and well-matured cheeses in our Restaurant “the Essence”. Day Two the morning will be leisure time for you. In the afternoon you will visit a traditional farmhouse to witness the making of Pecorino cheese, which will be followed by a typical dinner. Day Three The morning will be a guided tour of Cortona, followed by lunch in a typical Restaurant. The afternoon will again be leisure time for you.
The programme includes – Three nights accommodation in a double Classic Room with buffet breakfast; welcome cocktail; dinner in our Restaurant “the Essence” and at the farmhouse; the guided tour of Cortona; cheese tasting and lunch. ALL INCLUSIVE COST - €500,00 PER PERSON
Programme 3 – “the Olive Oil”
Day One After a welcome cocktail, and an introduction of the three-day programme, you will savour a traditional Tuscan dinner in our Restaurant “the Essence”. Second Day the morning will be leisure time for you. In the afternoon there will be a tour of an ancient mill to taste olive oil, followed by lunch. Day Three The morning will be a guided tour of Cortona followed by lunch at a typical Restaurant. The afternoon will again be leisure time for you.
The programme includes – Three nights accommodation in a double Classic Room with buffet breakfast; welcome cocktail; dinner in our Restaurant “the Essence” and at the ancient mill; the guided tour of Cortona and lunch. ALL INCLUSIVE COST - €500,00 PER PERSON.
The wine cellar is perfect for parties, private dinners, business lunches and wine tasting. The warmth of an open fire in winter, music, soft candlelight and luxury furniture create an ambience of extreme relaxation and the peace is perfect for reflective moments. We have, at the moment, more than 500 labels from many of the most prestigious vineyards around the world.
Thanks to the kind collaboration of DREAM IT we have the possibility to make you rent auto for your moves, to be able to freely visit the country Tosco-Umbra and the more important historical centers as Cortona, Montepulciano, Assisi and Castiglione del Lago. Besides transference is organized from and for the most important cities and from the aereoports more transited.