At a Glance
The hotel is beautifully situated close to the beautiful hilltop town of Cortona
The villa offers complimentary mountain bikes with which to explore the surrounding countryside
Twice a week, on Tuesdays and Fridays, owners Paolo and Phillip host a four-course dinner party, not to be missed
Relaxed atmosphere in elegant surroundings
Best time to Visit
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The Mediterranean climate makes Tuscany a year round destination. It is important to remember that the main tourism season stretches from mid-April to the end of September with July and August being peak months. The best time to visit Tuscany is in the quieter part of the season, from April to June and from September to October when weather is usually good, prices lower and there are "fewer" tourists. Many have also discovered the advantages of visiting during the "low season" (winter and early spring) as rates are lower and the reduced number of tourists is visible.
To start planning your vacation to Villa Fontelunga
Villa Fontelunga is a charming boutique hotel set in a scenic part of Tuscany. Guests have the choice of stay in the 9-room main villa, where they are treated more as house-guests than hotel clients, or booking one of two small separate private villas.
Offering a new concept in villa accommodation in Tuscany, Fontelunga Villas are three newly restored properties. Specifically built for couples Galleto is a rare commodity in Tuscany, providing couples and honeymooners with the privacy and intimacy of one-bedroom, split-level living with its own landscaped garden, pool and sun terrace. Gallo, sleeping four, is a larger cottage giving way to a lavender garden and swimming pool.
Last but not least, the expansive Villa Fontelunga (which sleeps up to 18) enjoys panoramic views across the Tuscan countryside. Combining the traditional with the contemporary the Villa has eight double rooms sleeping up to 16 people and, on request, an additional Cottage Suite is available accommodating an extra 2 people. Al fresco dining can be enjoyed on the large terrace or in the gazebo and within the grounds there is a swimming pool, ample sun-loungers and a tennis court for the more energetic!
The concierge service allows guests to select the degree of service, whilst being very attentive the staff are never overly fussy. Villa Fontelunga is the ideal place to relax by your exquisite pool area, feast on gourmet treats from the Tuscan welcome hamper and soak up the charming atmosphere of the surrounding Italian countryside.
Villa Fontelunga has six bedrooms which are individually decorated and each has wonderful views of the surrounding countryside and gardens. The junior suite in the cottage has french doors opening on to a private terrace.
Gallo has two bedrooms and has a very Italian feel to it despite its modern comforts. The en-suite rooms can either be made up as a double or a twin.
Galetto has one bedroom and was built with couples in mind to give them ultimate privacy. The villa has a lovely sunken bath for you to relax in whilst soaking up the views.
Villa Galletto is a sweet 1 bedroom honeymoon cottage, built specifically for couples who would like their own privacy. With a contemporary styled split-level kitchen, living area with fireplace & private patio dining area this mini villa is perfect for honeymooners.
Children of all ages are welcome to come and stay. The Galletto cottage is ideally suited for families as it has two bedrooms. Cots can be provided and a babysitter can be arranged with prior notice.
Internet, entertainment system, telephone, swimming pool (Gallo & Galletto share pool) all feature at the villas. Villa Fontelunga additionally has a tennis court. All villa bedrooms are en-suite and air-conditioned.
Guests opting for “Full Concierge” at Villa Fontelunga enjoy buffet breakfast, lunch and dinner.
“Full-Concierge” (Villa Fontelunga) - lunch and dinner, housekeeping, pool towels & fresh morning pastries. “Semi-Concierge” allows guests to make own dining arrangements but includes fresh pastry breakfast, housekeeping and laundry.
Free Activities : Enjoy a complimentary welcome ‘Tuscan Hamper’ it will provide you with some of the necessities for your vacation. Many add-on services to choose from including buffet or sit down lunch/dinner, continental breakfast.
Paid Activities : Massage, yoga, pilates, guides, mountain biking, hot air balloon trips, horse riding can all be arranged.
Charlotte Austin (Staff)
Villa Fontelunga is ideal for couples or families with teenage children who are more independent who perhaps have visit the area before and are looking to use the property as based whilst exploring the local area. There is the option to dine at the villa on the terrace where the food is prepared by the wonderful Phillip. On one nights of the week Phillip and his partner Paolo join guests for dinner. The dogs, Lucy Lu and Charlie, add a lovely homely touch to the property.
Charlotte Austin (Staff)
A real home away from home - this villa is hosted by the most friendly couple and they really do make you feel part of the family. I would recommend staying here as a couple whilst doing a tour of Tuscany, it is a great resting stop for a couple of nights and you are close enough to the major cities to enjoy some sightseeing as well.
Fiona Bickmore (Staff)
A personal favorite - Paolo and Philip are natural hosts and you are guaranteed a stay full of happy memories. We spent our days relaxing in the sun by the pool, enjoying the view down over the rolling Tuscan countryside. Villa Fontelunga is in a great location for going out and seeing lots of Tuscany, a great choice is Cortona which is only 20 minutes away. Cortona is a beautiful sleepy hill top town with winding streets and a real hussle and bussle of Italians going about their day. Florence and Sienna are also not far so your choices reallly are endless.
Location & directions
Villa Fontelunga is superbly positioned in Tuscany, just 2km down small country roads from the village of Ossaia, to the east of the town of Cortona. 20-minutes from Arezzo and Cortona.