A natural holiday
Here dream atmospheres merge with the highest levels of comfort: an ideal and relaxing setting to revitalize mind and body.
Meanwhile, the location is pure magic. Surrounded by Tuscan countryside, in the ideal position to visit the major cities of art, Florence, Siena and San Gimignano, Cortefreda unites the welcoming ambience of a traditional hamlet with the comfort afforded by cutting-edge technology. It offers numerous opportunities and solutions, tailor-made to satisfy all your needs.
The hotel is the main business. A complex comprising 55 rooms furnished with refined fabrics, Arte Povera [literally, impoverished art], walls decorated by hand and warm colours that conjure up evocative atmospheres of bygone times.
A stunning panoramic pool is on hand too, equipped with a hydromassage pool, which yields views over the gentle hills of Chianti, as well as a conference room covering 120 m2.
For those who love to be pampered, there's Sweet Spa, a wellness centre concentrated in 3m2: shower, Turkish bath, sensory showers and self-treatments, washed down with refreshing herbal teas, fresh fruit and a glass of sparkling prosecco.
The use of lights and colours, the selection of materials, the ergonomics of the equipment and the harmonious proportions combine with maximum functionality. Lovers of fine dining will undoubtedly feel more at ease seated at one of the restaurant's tables, where only dishes with zero food miles are served.
The philosophy of Ristorante Cortefreda is in fact based on promoting locally-grown products, old recipes and some hints of real creativity.
The selection of Cinta Senese pork products, cheeses, mushrooms and truffles found in the area stand out on the menu as well as certain kinds of fresh pasta.
The wine list is something special too; about 130 locally selected labels are available. This is a specific choice aimed at offering customers products that does not hail from large-scale retail, but which enhances and highlights local produce, reflecting a superb price/quality ratio. Romantics can reserve a table in the exclusive candlelit cellar. It is a select and private ambience for those who desire more intimacy.
Charming views of the Tuscan countryside and the warm hospitality of our staff make your stay here truly enjoyable.
THE LOCAL AREA
In the Tavarnelle Val di Pesa area there were numerous buildings of great architectural and historic worth: castles built on hills surveying important communication routes or in a sighting and predominant position over the valleys below and walled settlements in the middle of vast properties.
Wonderful old churches, brimming with art and history; religious establishments including the exceptional Passignano complex with the monastery and church in the fortified castle, which is home to valuable works of art such as the frescoes in the refectory with "The Last Supper" by Domenico and David del Ghirlandaio.
Villas, farms and old noble residences, whose beauty and wealth bear witness to the financial possibilities and the adoration of beauty and refinement of the old owners