Locanda del Molino
(4 Star Hotels) Cortona
For centuries a symbol of the local farming tradition, the Baracchi family mill has over the last few years been restored and converted into the enchanting Locanda del Molino rural Inn, designed for holidaymakers who are keen to experience the authentic atmosphere of Tuscany's traditional country homes and savor the region's exceptional cuisine.
Each of Hotel Locanda del Molino's eight individually appointed bedrooms features a charming combination of the finest Tuscan furnishings and the latest in modern amenities. Wrought iron and four-poster beds, hand-woven fabrics and family antiques decorate rooms which have air conditioning, internet connectivity and satellite television. In the bedrooms' spacious bathrooms guests luxuriate in hydromassage bathtubs or showers.
The Baracchi family has been producing excellent wines and olive oils since 1860. For generations, the grapes used to make the superlative Ardito, Smeriglio and Astore wines have been grown in the vineyards around Cortona and the fruit cultivated in the farm's olive groves has been brought to the mill's oil press, to be transformed into Tuscany's "green gold". Today, the legendary Baracchi wine and oil are available for purchase at Locanda del Molino's farm shop.
Dining at Locanda del Molino's restaurant is the perfect opportunity to savor the typical cuisine of Cortona, and enjoy beautifully presented dishes served in the attractive dining rooms or, in the summer months, on the pretty terrace overlooking the creek running beneath the Locanda. The idyllic setting and excellent food and wine make Locanda del Molino the perfect venue in which to host an exclusive banquet, romantic wedding reception or intimate family celebration.
Locanda del Molino is the ideal haven for those eager to experience the peace and quiet of the Tuscan countryside. Surrounded by the colors and perfumes of the garden, the hotel's swimming pool is the perfect place in which to relax in the Tuscan sun. Those eager to combine a summer holiday with a little professional pampering should be sure to visit the nearby Falconiere wellness center, situated a mere 10 minutes away from the Locanda. Whilst walkers and horse riders will no doubt spend time exploring the vineyard carpeted countryside of Cortona, art lovers will enjoy visiting the Tuscan towns of Arezzo, Montepulciano, Montalcino and Pienza, and the great Umbrian cities of Perugia and Assisi: all of which lie within easy driving distance of the Locanda.
Three good reasons
- A romantic vacation in a converted mill.
- The excellent wine and olive oil, produced on the estate since 1860.
- Beautifully presented Tuscan cuisine.
Località Montanare, 10 - 52044 Cortona (Arezzo)
Tel. +39 0575 614016
Fax +39 02 00665002
Locanda del Molino amenities
- Swimming pool
- Air Conditioning
- Safety deposit box
- Satellite TV
- Hair dryer
Food and drink
- Snack bar
- Cooking courses
- Own wine production
- Own oil production
- Tastings of typical products
- Car park