Fortezza de' Cortesi (Historical Residences) San Gimignano
Peace, tranquility and luxury... in Tuscany
Three reasons why you'll love it here
- A historic hideaway with view of San Gimignano
- Antique furnishings and textiles by Rubelli of Venice
- The farm's delicious DOP saffron and olive oil
Part period residence, part luxury farm stay, Fortezza de' Cortesi, in the tiny village of Monti just outside San Gimignano, is the perfect place in which to experience the art, history and natural beauty of the Tuscany.
First recorded mention of the villa dates back to the 10th century. In the 15th century, the building served as the sumptuous residence of Paolo Cortesi, prelate and secretary of Pope Julius II.
It was Cortesi, one of Italy's most eminent humanists, who converted part of the edifice into an important center of humanistic studies: the Castrum Cortesianum.
Luxury for a maximum of 12 guests
A villa with a staggering cultural heritage, Fortezza de' Cortesi reserves a whole 852502 square inchs of luxury and historical charm for a maximum of 12 guests in 5 individually-appointed bedrooms and 1 suite.
Traces of the history of Fortezza de' Cortesi are lovingly conserved in each and every room. Stone fireplaces, exposed wooden beams, cross vaulted ceilings, exquisite antiques, and hand-crafted floor tiles, perfectly reproduce the atmosphere of times past. Textiles by Rubelli of Venice offer a touch of additional luxury.
Wonderfully peaceful, blissfully television-free: at Fortezza de' Cortesi in-room entertainment is provided in the form of classical music and marvelous views of nearby San Gimignano
Swimming pool, solarium and saffron!
The villa's garden, with swimming pool, solarium, patio and characteristic pergola, is the perfect spot in which to relax, surrounded by breathtaking views of the Tuscan countryside.
On Fortezza de' Cortesi's farm, the purest Saffron of San Gimignano DOP and an excellent Extra Virgin Olive Oil are produced: ingredients used to maximum effect in the kitchen of the Dulcisinfundo restaurant, run by the owners of the Fortezza de' Cortesi and located in the center of San Gimignano.
Much more than a holiday
An exclusive rural retreat, designed for those looking for peace, tranquility and luxury in Tuscany, period residence Fortezza de' Cortesi is available for both partial and single let and provides the ideal venue for small meetings and intimate wedding parties.
LocalitÓ Monti - 53037 San Gimignano (Siena)
Tel. +39 0577 940123
Fax +39 0577 940123
Fortezza de' Cortesi amenities
- Swimming pool
- Free Wi-fi
- Air Conditioning
- Safety deposit box
- Hair dryer
- Bathroom with bathtub
- Room with fireplace
Food and drink
- Cooking courses
- Cultivation of organic produce
- Own oil production
- Tastings of typical products
- Car park