It was just the sort of place that I was looking for to get away from the big city, to relax and enjoy the company of my better half. We drove the two hour trip up from Rome, crossing the green hills of Umbria and passing by the scenic Lake Trasimeno, well know for it’s pretty green islands guarded by ancient castles. We took in the gorgeous view of the lake from the citadel town, Castiglione del Lago where we took a stroll and bought typical Tuscan homemade products. After having an expresso at a local bar with the townspeople, we set of for this gorgeous little hotel cuddled among the voluptuous tuscan hills.
The name of this charming place is Relais alla Corte del Sole, and it is an ancient monastic village which has been perfectly restored to house 18 rooms and suites. These are furnished in antique furniture with great taste providing great comfort while taking you back in time!
The tranquil quiet of the monastic life that anciently took place in these grounds has been conserved at its best but revisited in a romantic key. The rooms and suites are spread about in a gorgeous flower garden where you can stroll inebriated by the scent of roses and jasmine as you delight your sight. The hotel’s pool is surrounded by soft green grass and by a big orchard where apricot trees shade you as you relax by the waterside. You can even pick an apricot and savor the genuine taste of the countryside’s products as you dip your feet in the clear blue water.
In the evening you can book a table at the hotel’s restaurant L’Essenza, and savor rich dishes that revisit traditional italian cuisine in a sophisticated key, mixing the flavors of fresh countryside products to find perfection in taste! I had a wonderful homemade pasta topped with rabbit ragout and grilled vegetables straight from the orchard… it was unforgettable!
In the wintertime, it’s possible to make a special request to eat in the hotel’s wine cellar by the fireplace. Here you can taste gourmet treats surrounded by a special collection of hundreds of bottles of wine!
Year round, Relais alla Corte del Sole is the perfect place for lovebirds…
It’s also a great place to take the big step, and to get married with your soulmate! Expert wedding planners can set up your marriage ceremony, and Relais alla Corte del Sole can host your wedding party in it’s beautiful banquet hall called La Limonaia.
It’s the ideal place to relax, and indulge in romance and love …
TO FIND OUT MORE… CALL 1-800-621-2259, AND ASK OUR RESERVATION AGENTS ABOUT OUR SPECIAL WEDDING SERVICES AND HONEYMOONER’S GETAWAYS FEATURING RELAIS ALLA CORTE DEL SOLE!
– Chiara Galli –