• Rooms
    Relais La Corte Dei Papi provides its guests with classically stylish rooms and suites equipped with every amenity. The interior has been lovingly restored to its original splendour and every room and suite are furnished with taste and discernment. 
    Deluxe Double Room

    Deluxe Double Room

    Max 2 guests
    1 King bed
    20 m2

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    Deluxe Cottage

    Deluxe Cottage

    Max 2 guests
    1 King bed
    25 m2

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    Classic Suite

    Classic Suite

    Max 4 guests
    1 King bed
    45 m2

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    Deluxe Spa Suite

    Deluxe Spa Suite

    Max 3 guests
    1 Super king-sized bed
    60 m2

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    Exclusive Spa Suite

    Exclusive Spa Suite

    Max 4 guests
    1 Super king-sized bed
    85 m2

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    Exclusive Suite Spa "L'Antico Granaio"

    Exclusive Suite Spa "L'Antico Granaio"

    Max 2 guests
    1 Super king-sized bed
    100 m2

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    Need help? Speak to our Reservations Team on +44 203 397 0085 or email us
    Opening Hours 09.00 - 18.00 Monday - Friday (UK time)
  • Overview

    Why so chic?

    Why travel experts chose this hotel
    • True Italian hospitality

    • Exclusive Spa Suites

    • Authentic Tuscan food

    Chic Treats

    Only when you book with Chic

    Bottle of exclusive estate wine

    Room upgrade (subject to availability)

    Early check-in/late check-out (subject to availability)


    Situated in Cortona, Relais La Corte Dei Papi is an original late 17th-century family house that has been lovingly restored. An oasis of tranquillity and peace, this small, privately-owned, boutique hotel is ideal for travellers after a romantic escape, with exquisite Tuscan food and an elegant countryside setting. 

    Relais La Corte Dei Papi has 15 stunning rooms with luxurious modern touches. Original wood beams, terracotta flooring, stonework and lavish contemporary furnishings bring this historic dwelling to life. The Spa Suites are particularly special - with their own private spa featuring Turkish bath with 4 multi-sensorial showers along with Jacuzzi tub. 

    Owner David and his team offer personal and unfailingly attentive service with wonderful local recommendations to help you really make the most of the stunning Tuscan setting.

    Families are welcome at this Chic Retreat, which offers babysitting services. Small/medium pets are also welcome free of charge. Relais La Corte dei Papi has wheelchair access.

    Host story

    This is my family home – I was born in this house and grew up here with my family. It was a farm before and my grandparents were the seventh generation of farmers. When they passed away, we moved out of the house and it sat empty for many years until we decided to restore it. From the beginning to now, it’s been continued improvements – we started with just a restaurant, then we added two rooms, then the pool and then another room... My favourite place in the hotel is the old restaurant in the cellar. I have so many beautiful memories there. When I was a child, I was always with my grandfather and I have a beautiful memory of making wine with him there. We still make our own wine and olive oil – though very small quantities, just for our guests. I think our hotel is different to other hotels because it’s really personal. Everything I do in my hotel – it’s me, you know? I’m here all the time – when my guests arrive, for breakfast, when they leave – I like to be here all the time for any needs during their stay.

    - David Corte dei Papi, Owner

    Read David's full story here >


    This gorgeous hotel is great for exploring the pretty villages and lush countryside of Tuscany and Umbria. The hotel is within easy reach of Cortona, just 6 km away. Within the ancient Etruscan walls, you will find the Municipal Palace, the Cathedral and Diocesan Museum - home to pieces by Luca Signorelli and Beato Angelico. 

    There are some lovely walks through the countryside and there is a great golf club in Perugia, 30 minutes away. You can also relax by the outdoor swimming pool, which has views out to the mountains. For some pampering, choose a suite with its own exclusive spa, where you can request a large range of treatments to leave you feeling rejuvenated.

    If you want to explore the nearby wineries, David and his team will happily arrange guided tours of Chianti, Cortona, Arezzo, Siena, Montepulciano, Perugia and other famed wine regions. For cooking enthusiasts, individual cooking experiences can be organised with the experienced chefs who will share their traditional (and often closely guarded) recipes with you.

    Italy is renowned for its luxury sports cars, such as Ferrari and Maserati; fulfill your dreams by having a tour arranged for you. You can even take a turn at driving the newest models.

    Looking to get married in Italy? Look no further. Relais La Corte dei Papi can cater for up to 150 people and is the ideal wedding location in Tuscany.


    The Corte dei Papi Restaurant is an elegant place for fine dining. The kitchen recreates the delicate flavours of traditional Tuscan dishes with a contemporary twist.

    The Chef prepares everything fresh daily including bread, pasta, and desserts and every ingredient used in the kitchen is selected for its quality, freshness, and flavour creating a truly special experience.

    The dining room is laid out with silverware, fine porcelain and Flanders linen offering a romantic setting for an unforgettable meal. The wine list includes Tuscan and Umbrian DOC wines and some from further afield.

    There is a lovely spread for breakfast with a buffet of cheese, salamis, fruit, homemade cakes and bread which can be enjoyed in the restaurant during the winter and on the poolside terrace during the summer. 

  • Facilities
    • air conditioning

    • car parking

    • child friendly

    • pets allowed

    • restaurant

    • swimming pool

    • weddings

    • wheelchair access

    • WiFi/Internet

    • cooking course

  • Location

    Via La Dogana, 12, Cortona 52044, Italy

    How to get there?

    By car: 
    From the highway A1 Roma-Firenze, take the exit Bettolle-Val di Chiana and follow Cortona-Perugia. Follow the road through Perugia and take the exit Castiglione del Lago. From here, follow the indication to Cortona. After crossing Terontola and Riccio, turn right to Ossaia. Go straight until the stop and turn right to Mercatale. Continue for about 3 km: La Corte dei Papi Relais is on the right, about 1 km after the white sign for Pergo town.

    There is private parking free of charge for guests at the hotel.

    By train:
    Terontola and Camucia are the closest train stations, 9 and 6.5 km away respectively. From both train stations, you can take a taxi or you can rent a car to get to the hotel.

    The hotel is also able to assist with organising transfers

    Nearest airport

    Firenze airport is a 1 hour 30 minute drive from the hotel (138 km)
    Pisa airport is a 2 hour 20 minute drive from the hotel (222 km)
    Roma Fiumicino airport is a 2 hour 30 minute drive from the hotel (240 km)
    Ciampino airport is a 2 hour 15 minute drive from the hotel (220 km)
    Perugia has a small airport called Sant'Egidio, which is a 50 minute drive from the hotel (55 km). It has connections to and from London and Milano Malpensa
    From all airports, it is reccommended that you rent a car and follow the directions noted below

  • Conditions
    Payments policy

    15% deposit is required at the time of booking.

    Cancellation policy

    If a cancellation occurs 31 days prior to the arrival date, there is no charge
    If a cancellation occurs from 30 days prior to the arrival day, 100% of the total stay is charged
    In the event of a no-shows and early departure, 100% of the total stay is charged

    Check-in/check-out policy

    Check-in time: 15:00

    Check-out time: 11:00

    Early check-in: yes, subject to availability

    Late check-out: yes, subject to availability

    Pets policy

    All pets allowed. Fee is $0

    Small and medium pets are allowed free of charge



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Special benefits only guests booking through Chic Retreats obtain.


If you find your stay cheaper elsewhere we will give you £50 towards your next stay with us.


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Need help? Speak to our Reservations Team on +44 203 397 0085 or email us
Opening Hours 09.00 - 18.00 Monday - Friday (UK time)