Villa ai Cedri Agriturismo is 2.5 miles from the historical center of Cortona, Tuscany, set on a hillside where you enjoy spectacular 180 degree views over the Valdichiana valley and the hills of Montepulciano; from the intense green of spring and the yellow fields of wheat in the summer to the golden red of autumn and the white of snow in winter.
Guests can enjoy unforgettable sunsets over the Tuscan landscape, a sight that will stay forever in your memory. The surrounding countryside is typically Tuscan with terraced olive groves and the villa is nearly always blessed with sun! The gardens are large and full of plants and flowers and there is a vegetable garden from which you may pick your own fresh herbs and seasonal vegetables.
Set amongst the olive groves is the 6m x 12m swimming pool with semicircular steps. There is an outside BBQ area with a covered terrace and a table shaded by cypress and oak trees, along with a play area for little ones with a swing, seesaw and slide.
The villa is built from local stone, with traditional wooden beams and Tuscan terracotta floors. It is set on two floors with 4 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms. The ground floor has a spacious sitting room with sofas and armchairs and a working fireplace. The dining room/ kitchen is fully equipped and there is a stone, covered patio ideal for outside dining.
Enjoy a meal prepared by a Personal Chef for you & your guests in your Villa. This includes a four course traditional Tuscan-Italian meal, and beverages including house wine, Italian coffee and locally prepared lemoncello liqueur.
Your private chef returns and treats you all to a private hands-on cooking class. Up to 8 guests will prepare your own four course traditional Tuscan Italian dinner, and get to take away your recipes, apron and unforgettable memories!
Choose a date to tour the Montepulciano region with a private guide, enjoy a wine tasting and sightseeing in Poliziano, pass through La Foce and tour the Medieval town of Montichiello. From there travel to Pienza and sample their famous Pecorino cheese and locally prepared salamis. Then experience another wine tasting in a beautifully restored castle in Montalcino. A picnic lunch will also be provided along your tour.
On another day your group will be whisked off to San Galgano, Monteriggione, and San Gimignano to experience some of the area’s historical significance. You’ll see the Medieval Cistercense Abbey, then visit the chapel where the sword in the stone of Saint Galgano still lies, since 1170. Later you will see the city of Monteriggione, a medieval fortress whose towers & walls have been perfectly restored. And last, in San Gimignano you’ll sample local delicacies over a picnic lunch, including cheeses, prosciutto, salamis, and wines.