눉Having to leave so soon!
눇We have recently spent a lovely weekend at Villa Aurea near Cortona and have absolutely loved it! The resort is located in a very private location - a beautiful estate - with stunning landscaped garden and the facilities are also great. It's not a big hotel but more of a boutique and absolutely a true gem! I suggest to book when it's not high season so that it's a bit more private...if possible obviously! We went around mid-September 2015 and it was just perfect!
If you are looking for a place to get away from the hustle and bustle of a busy city - like us - this is just the place to be! When it comes to location, as long as you program your GPS with "Campaccio" then it's easy to find it, basically there's just 2 ways you can go one is left and one is right, depending on what side you come from, and you will find it, no biggie at all!
The atmosphere is really relaxed and it's literally 5 minutes car drive from the beautiful Cortona and about 1h30m from the busy Florence. Cortona is a true gem so I can definitely recommend spending some hours there, and I can also recommend the restaurant "La Grotta" just by the main square..it's a little tucked away but well worth it, honest prices and food is excellent!
Food was delicious, or as I should better say "delizioso!", breakfast is served with fresh pastries "lovely cornetti" - and other "mini pasticcini", as well as savoury things... the staff is very friendly and elegantly dressed. If you want to dine there there's also a restaurant and on that particular weekend they had a sort of tasting menu with local specialities served as a buffet, and again, we really enjoyed it!
Oh and for you folks that cannot live without Wi-Fi, YES they have it in the rooms and it works fine, but my suggestion is: leave the phone/tablet in your room and RELAX!!!