In the lovely triangle between Cortona, Lake Trasimener and Umbria we find La Corte dei Papi, a stately old building with a history going back to the 17th century. Today the farmers have moved out, and it has been converted to an exquisite hotel and stylish restaurant.
In spite of the deliberate rustic style the few bedrooms are fitted with all modern comfort (mini bar, TV, telephone, air conditioning and heating), and en suite bathroom.
The small restaurant on site is often used for weddings, which must say something about the quality. If the locals don't know where to eat well, who would? Traditional dishes are served here, often with a modern twist to further increase their appeal. The wine list is comprehensive and varied and there is something to suit every budget.
In the large garden there are shaded areas with old trees and a 12 x 7 m swimming pool.