Hotels in Cortona, Italy
Vacation accommodations in and around Cortona,
are basically of two kinds, hotels and alberghi (essentially the same
thing) plus B&B rooms in town, on the one hand, and agriturismi,
country apartments and villas, on the other.
For hotel reservations, you can almost always get a good price,
sometimes much better than walking up to the door, by reserving on-line
through a large scale booking agency.
in Tuscany, Italy
An agriturismo is a farmstay or farmhouse holiday and
strictly speaking the accommodation should be on a working farm,
usually, this being Tuscany, a vineyard and/or olive oil producer.
However, many beautiful country accommodations informally calling
themselves agriturismi are actually former farms but they are usually entirely rural in character. An agriturismo holiday gives you the chance to rediscover the pace and the
products of the countryside, as well as often being significantly
cheaper than an equivalent hotel. Farm stay vacations are particularly good
for families, thanks to the relaxing and restful settings, and the open
spaces for children to run around in. In addition,
vacations in Tuscany
provide an opportunity to see agriculture in action first hand, providing both in children as well as in many
adults an awareness of the origins
of food and an understanding of the laws of nature. For this reason a
farm holiday has an important educational value.
Click to learn more about agriturismi in Tuscany.