Relais Alla Corte del Sole is a beautifully restored monastery by Petrignano in the middle of the triangle between Cortona, Montepulciano and Lake Trasimeno. The place is surrounded by rolling hills with olive groves and vineyards and a view over the lake. In its present form the monastery dates back to the 16th century, but the oldest parts are from the middle of the 14th century. Many pilgrims used to stay here overnight on their way to visit Umbria's many holy shrines.
La Corte del Sole is surrounded by a well kept and lush garden with fruit trees and flowers as well as century old trees. Today the monastery enjoys all modern facilities including a swimming pool in the garden, bar, comfortable rooms and bedrooms. Pious meditation and mortifying the flesh are not the first things that spring to mind here.
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There are 17 bedrooms all tastefully decorated and furnished. They all have air conditioning, TV, safe deposit box, telephone and en suite bathroom with shower or bath. No expense has been spared on details, so antique furniture and lamps transform the monastery into a lovely dream, which we recommend to all who want to spoil themselves in wonderful surroundings.
In the morning guests can look forward to a substantial breakfast buffet, which is served in the "refectory". On request dinners and small conferences for limited groups can be arranged.