Locanda I Grifi is located in one of the most charming spots of the hill of Cortona with a breathtaking view on the Valdichiana Valley and Trasimeno Lake. Locanda is the right place to experience a relaxing stay: comfortable rooms; a restaurant with panoramic terrace to taste the best Tuscan and Cortonese cuisine while enjoying the view on the Tuscan countryside.
Peaceful moments by the panoramic pool, under the Tuscan Sun: a refreshing dive, admiring the valley and its charming colours, drinking a glass of prosecco or local wine will lighten up your day.
The restaurant, the “beating heart” of Locanda I Grifi. Taste and enjoy the traditional Tuscan Cuisine; Chef Cristiano Milighetti gives to the traditional Tuscan recipes a modern touch to please every guest’s palate. “Zero Kilometre” food: our choice is to prefer local products such as Chianina IGP beef meat, EVO from Cortona and, of course, the local wine produced in Cortona, Montepulciano and Montalcino. You will always find fresh hand-made pasta in our menu (tortelli, tortellini, ravioli, as well).
The Locanda restaurant is the right place for a romantic dinner or lunch / dinner with friends or family. It is also possible to book, on request, lunch or dinner with wine tasting with one of the local winery. The wine producer will be here to choose the wine to be paired to your menu.
The restaurant is open for lunch from 12:00 to 14:30 and for dinner from 19:00 to 23:00. Half-board is also available for our guests and includes 3 courses from our à la carte menu, beverage not included
The unique view on the valley and the lake, the terrace and the pool make Locanda I Grifi the perfect venue for celebrations and weddings. Our dining room can accommodate up to 80 people while our the terrace up to 60. Locanda I Grifi restaurant can also arrange menu for groups still keeping high quality ingredients.
You will be always welcome at Locanda bar; our staff is at your disposal for a coffee, a cold beer, an aperitif, a cocktail served on the terrace or by the pool.
Locanda is located in a strategic point to visit Cortona and the area around: You can be easily reach on foot Santa Margherita church, the Girifalco Fortress; in less than 10 minutes walk you will find the old “Porta Montanina”, the highest entrance to the town that leads you to the “Poggio” district, the charming San Niccolò Church and then to the centre of the town.
In 5 minutes walk you can also reach the famous “Villa Bramasole” owned by the American novelist Frances Mayes; the villa inspired the famous book “Under the Tuscan Sun” from which the film, starring Diane Lane, was based on.
The main points of historical and cultural interest are easily reachable by car: Montepulciano, Pienza, Montalcino, the iconic Val d’Orcia (Unesco World Heritage Site) and Siena; in Umbria region the Trasimeno Lake, Perugia, Assisi and Spello; Arezzo area, Anghiari and San Sepolcro. Our concierge will be at your disposal suggesting routes and giving any information to live your holiday in Tuscany at its best.
Directions: A1 highway exit Valdichiana-Bettolle, follow the sign to Perugia and continue along the Siena-Perugia freeway to reach the Cortona exit. Once arrived in Cortona, follow the signs to “Santuario Santa Margherita”, “Fortezza di Girifalco” , “Torreone”; continue driving uphill on the left leaving the historic center behind until you reach Torreone. Locanda i Grifi is located at the crossroads leading to the Church of Santa Margherita. You can esily park the car just few steps from the reception.
The closest train stations are Cortona-Camucia and Terontola; contact us to book a transfer from the train station to the hotel.
Perugia - Sant'Egidio: 60 km, Florence - Peretola: 130 km, Pisa - Galileo Galilei: 195 km, Rome – Fiumicino: 235 km.
GPS: Lat. 43.281715, Long 11.999040