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Locanda I Grifi offers hotel exclusivity including a wide range of services such as a chef and a professional and dedicated staff at your disposal during your stay, a swimming pool and sunbathing area, restaurant with panoramic terrace; our concierge will arrange for you tours, visits to wine cellars and wineries in the area, cheese making,  cooking classes on-site with our Chef and Owner Cristiano Milighetti. You will experience the essence of Tuscan life, tradition, culture and food!

Discover the heart of tuscany

All inclusive package

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Cortona the dreaming landscape: The hills around, the stunning view on the Valdichiana below, the proximity with the ancient walls of the town, Santa Margherita church and Medici Fortress of Girifalco;  this is the charming place where Locanda I Grifi is located.

Have you ever wished to spend your holiday in Tuscany renting a place to stay with your friends and family without worrying  about anything? Just relax!

Locanda I Grifi is the place you are looking for!

This is the new formula Locanda I Grifi is offering now - The Package includes

  • At least 5 nights stay
  • Hotel exclusivity-7 Rooms-1 Deluxe room-5 Standard rooms-1 triple room
  • Accommodations up to 15 adults
  • A Restaurant with a la carte Menu always available for lunch and dinner or agreeing on a fixed menu

Then you can add several activities to entertain your friends and family, such as:

  • Tours : Explore the most beautiful towns in Tuscany/Umbria with a driver at your disposal:
    • Montepulciano, Pienza, Montalcino or Val d’Orcia
    • Chianti Area
    • Siena  and San Gimignano
    • Perugia Assisi
    • Full day in Florence
    • Shopping route-Outlet in Tuscany
  • Wine tours and wine tasting in Cortona, transportation and lunch included
  • Wine tours in Montepulciano, Montalcino or Chianti transportation included
  • Cheese Making in a Farm/Agriturismo in Cortona
  • Cooking class @Locanda I Grifi Restaurant with Chef Cristiano Milighetti; choose you preferred menu to become a ...masterchef!
  • A tasting dinner with matched wine; a wine tasting during dinner with the owner of the winery could be arranged
  • Ballooning; discover the area from a different point of view
  • Aperitif by the pool

Example of an all inclusive package day-by-day schedule, (but the package could be tailor-made following your requests)

  • Day 1 Meet the chef/Owner Cristiano Milighetti – Welcome drink and Tasting dinner at Locanda Restaurant
  • Day 2 Tour in the area-transportation included-
    Tours available
    • Montepulciano - Pienza - Montalcino or Val d’Orcia
    • Chianti Area
    • Siena and San Gimignano
    • Perugia Assisi
  • Day 3 Visit to a Cortona winery lunch-transportation included-
  • Day 4 Free Day-Cheese Making
  • Day 5 Cooking class followed by dinner and final toast!
  • Departure

For further information and quotations contact us.

Locanda I Grifi - Cortona

Locanda

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.

Locanda I Grifi - Cortona

Rooms

Locanda I Grifi in Cortona has 7 rooms, between Deluxe, Standard and Triple rooms. Bright and finely furnished: parquet in every room, as in the common areas, precious fabrics, and the enchanting view make these rooms so comfortable that your stay will be full of magical sensations; an extremely relaxing experience for you to feel at home on your holidays.

One of our Standard room is furnished with a bathroom suitable for disabled guest; the room patio is also easily accessible with wheelchair. A lift is available to reach the restaurant on the ground floor.

Deluxe Room

Spacious and bright room with wider panoramic window- view on the valley and the Trasimeno Lake; bathroom with hydro massage shower cabin, 40” Lcd TV, safe, 3 door wardrobe, digital safe, air-conditioning/heating, fan, towel heater, writing desk with antique style desk lamp.

Triple Room

25 SQM family room, furnished with a double and a single bed, can accommodate up to 3 adults; bathroom with shower, LCD tv, minibar and safe.

Standard Room

Comfortable rooms, some with view on the valley, some with a patio and relax corner. Bathroom with shower and window, air-conditioning/heating, minibar, safe and LCD tv.

Services

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Daily room and bathroom cleaning, minibar and courtesy set replenished daily, daily towel change.

    • À la carte restaurant
    • Free wi-fi in the rooms and common areas
    • Air conditioning in the rooms and common areas
    • Heating in the rooms and common areas
    • No-smoking rooms
    • Bar
    • Buffet breakfast (tables set on the terrace in summer)
    • À la carte breakfast *
    • Lift
    • Cot *
    • Safe
    • Courtesy set
    • Hairdryer and shaver socket
    • Room Service (breakfast, lunch, dinner) *
    • LCD TV
    • Laundry service *
    • Daily cleaning
    • Public free parking just outside the reception
    • Babysitting (on request) *
    • Free luggage storage
    • Free barrier/ wheelchair accessibile
    • Free congierge service
    • Free portage
    • Gluten-free breakfast, lunch and dinner (on request)
    • Vegetarian and vegan menu (on request)
    • Kid’s menu (on request)
    • Outdoor swimming pool (sesonal)
    • solarium

* on payment

Locanda I Grifi - Cortona

Locanda I Grifi Restaurant

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

Perfect place to celebrate and group dining

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.

Bar

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 I Grifi - Cortona

Cooking Class

“Discovering the secrets of Tuscan and Italian Cuisine” - Cooking Classes at Locanda I Grifi with Chef Cristiano Milighetti. If you are interested in cooking, with Cristiano’s cooking lesson you will have the opportunity to experience a real “professional experience” directly into the restaurant kitchen. Chef Cristiano will guide you step by step in the meal preparation, providing also important theoretical basics; you will be able then to cook the recipes at home to surprise and delight you friends and family.

You can choose from several types of typical Tuscan and Italian menu or arrange directly with our Chef a tailor-made menu according to your taste and needs.

Where we are

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.

By car

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.

By train

The closest train stations are Cortona-Camucia and Terontola; contact us to book a transfer from the train station to the hotel.

Airports

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