Farmhouse “Cortoreggio” in Cortona, TuscanyThe farmhouse
Set in the charming scenery of the Tuscan hills in Terontola-Cortoreggio only few miles away from Cortona, an ancient Etruscan town, the farmhouse Cortoreggio lies amongst beautiful woods and lawns. Its excellent location provides guests with stunning views of the Valdichiana and Lake Trasimeno and makes the farmhouse the ideal location to spend quiet and stress-free holidays amongst relaxing walks, mountain-bike outings and visits to nearby artistic and cultural destinations. This tastefully restored old farmhouse is equipped with a 16x8 foot swimming-pool; its interiors are finely furnished and each room is equipped with bathroom with whirlpool shower, telephone and TV set. Tennis courts are located only ¾ mile away. Experts rated our farmhouse as one of the best in Tuscany.
Some historical facts: the farmhouse is located on a hill at about 300 metres a.s.l. in close proximity to the places where Carthaginian general Hannibal routed in 217 B.C the Roman army in the battle of Lake Trasimeno.
Its strategic location on the border of the Perugia, Arezzo and Siena provinces make the farmhouse an ideal base for short trips to major destinations in Umbria and Tuscany. Staying at Cortoreggio you will also enjoy the chance to visit Rome and Florence by train as the Terontola train station is located only 1 ½ miles from the farmhouse.
Our farm spreads over an area of approx. 14 hectares of land 9 of which consisting of olive-groves, 3 of sowable land and 2 of vineyard. The hilly location, the structure of the land, the excellent and sustained sun exposition as well as our experience al contribute to the production of top notch wine and olive-oil.
Olives are hand-picked in October-November; our 2200 olives yield about 1500 litres of olive-oil. Olives are milled at the latest within three days of picking to avoid even the smallest percentage of acidity.
The grape harvest is done in late September and in the wine cellar the Sangiovese and Cabernet must is fermented in oak barrels to yield in January the first nouveau wine. Our wine is a genuine, sincere and very traditional wine as no ageing process is involved and all quantities are used within the year. Our production is sold on site: for olive-oil reckon about 10 Euros a litre whilst wine is usually sold for about 3 Euros a bottle.