Friday, January 22, 2010

Casa Portagioia - Bed and Breakfast Tuscany

Cortona, Tuscany

The picturesque village of Cortona, one of the oldest villages in Italy, sits on a green mountainside above terraced olive groves, vineyards, rolling hills and woodlands in Italy’s Tuscany region providing panoramic views over the wide Chiana Valley. Bed and breakfast travelers will appreciate the central location with easy reach of major tourist attractions such as Florence (1 hour), Siena (45 minutes), Pisa (1.5 hours) and Rome (2 hours). The town itself is rich with art and historic attractions including several fine museums, such as the Museo Diocesano and the Museo dell’Accademia Etrusca, as well as magnificent churches including the Ecstasy of St. Margaret, restaurants, antique and gift shops.

Elegant Country Retreat

Casa Portagioia is an elegant yet relaxed country retreat in Tuscany – somewhere between a country hotel and your best friend’s home. It is a place where you can relax, take time to reflect on your travels and to be energized and enthused in to seeing more of the wonderful places Tuscany and Umbria have to offer.

Casa Portagioia offers 5 independent guest bedrooms and 2 suite apartments, all with luxury bathrooms. Four of the bedrooms and both apartments benefit from air-conditioning. Our accommodations are fresh and inviting. For a Tuscan country B&B you’ll find everything ‘just so’ from our comfortable orthopaedic beds to the modern bright bathrooms to the lovely views of the gardens and surrounding Tuscan hillside.

Breakfast can be quite a perilous activity. You might find yourself sitting on the terraces for hours on end, taking in the views, or sipping a fresh cappuccino – such is the relaxed style at Casa Portagioia

You might also be at Casa Portagioia for one of their dinner parties. During the summer these take place on one of our terraces overlooking the bucolic splendour of the valley. A five-course feast is served; you might like to try some of Tuscany’s finest and award winning wines from their cellar.

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