Borgo Il Melone
|A special place for a stylish stay|
In close proximity to the most fascinating towns of central Italy such as Florence, Arezzo, Siena and Perugia, in the valley below Cortona, the oldest Etruscan settlement, lies "Borgo Il Melone" an exclusive hotel surrounded by the most typical Tuscan countryside. Borgo Il Melone dates back to the beginning of the 19th century when it was a property of the Mancinis, a noble family from Cortona who still owns the entire set of buildings.
When you arrive at Borgo Il Melone, you will meet a vast stretch of bright green fields, with an area of almost 9 acres, partially covered by lively patches of flowers ranging from the deep red of rose beds to the delicate purple of lavender shrubs and the dark green of rosemary bushes spreading a lovely scent.
This elegant and charming hotel has twelve wide double rooms equipped with private bathroom with bathtub and shower, minibar, satellite TV, hairdryer, air-conditioning, safe, telephone and ADSL.
The eight spacious apartments are located where a small village once stood in the 19th century. The restoration of the set of buildings has been carried out with the uttermost respect for the original architectural features. The Borgo included a manor surrounded by a group of smaller farmhouses where the products of the land, such as oil, grapes, and wheat were collected and processed.
Original building materials have been cleverly restored and reused thus combining the typical atmosphere of a traditional agricultural settlement with state-of-the-art facilities suited to the needs of our times.
In a quiet and reserved area of the Borgo lies the large swimming pool equipped with a relaxing hydro-massage area. The swimming pool is watched by a lifeguard and has showers and a changing room. You can plunge into its clear water, surrounded by the green hills that enclose it and enjoy superb serenity and relaxation.
The air is alive with the perfume of lavender used to make the potpourri to decorate the interiors of the apartments. Borgo Il Melone is filled with the colors, perfumes and gifts of the luscious, authentic, lively and welcoming nature of our land.
The Borgo offers two different premises for those who wish to taste local food: a Restaurant and a Tavern-Wine Bar. The food selection of both premises boasts recipes that are colourful and tasty, prepared according to the local cooking tradition and seasoned with a touch of originality.According to the season, you will have the chance to sample the different flavors of the land, complemented by a selection of wines from our cellar.
If you wish to discover the secrets of our most traditional recipes, cookery courses can be arranged on request."Borgo il Melone" is a place full of magic for a stylish and elegant, as well as extremely comfortable and relaxing, stay.