Relais Corte dei Papi, Cortona
La Corte dei Papi
Relais SPA & Restaurant
La Corte dei Papi
Relais SPA & Restaurant

Relais Corte dei Papi, Cortona

The Relais La Corte dei Papi in Cortona breaks the model of the classic country house hotel. There are all the signs of an elegant estate, but it’s also somehow intimate, pleasant and unpretentious. Here anyone can regain perspective and find inner calm.

The Relais La Corte dei Papi in Cortona breaks the model of the classic country house hotel. There are all the signs of an elegant estate, but it’s also somehow intimate, pleasant and unpretentious.
The talent of the owner created a balance between the traditional Tuscan hospitality and a touch of relaxation and recuperation. Here anyone can regain perspective and find inner calm.
Situated just a few kilometres from Cortona in Tuscany, in a small valley surrounded by rolling hills, la Corte Relais is an oasis of peace and tranquillity. La Corte Relais is a country residence dating back to the 1700s, built and owned by the Papi family and has remained in the same hands for many generations.
Most recently restored with love and respect by David and his mother Gabriella, original features have been maintained and well preserved. Together, David and Gabriella have realised their dream of transforming the residence, rich in history and memories, into a romantic and authentic hotel, where people feel right at home.
To enhance the guest experience, there is a magnificent swimming pool and the renowned restaurant, from where it’s easy to appreciate the beauty and peace of the surrounding valleys.
La Corte Relais is surrounded by extensive grounds; rich in flora including olive and pine trees.


This 18th-century residence has been completely restored respecting its history and at the same time encompassing modernity with particular attention to the wellness of guests. Whether visiting with family or getting away with a loved one, La Corte Relais have rooms that suit every occasion.
Down to the smallest detail, each of the 16 suites and rooms has been lovingly restored. Antique furniture is provided in comfortable seating areas.

Food & Drink

Perfect days end with dinners in one of the two restaurants where magnificent views set the scene. The outdoor restaurant is in the lush garden adjacent to the swimming pool. The setting provides the perfect atmosphere for a romantic candlelit dinner. All in all, it presents an idyllic showcase for the peace and magic of our beautiful Tuscan countryside. The indoor restaurant is located in the old cellar, a romantic area with characterful stone walls, a timber roof and terracotta floor tiles. The menu offers a wide selection of Tuscan specialities, both modern and traditional. The chef and his staff prepare daily all of the dishes, including the bread, pasta and desserts.
The Lounge Bar is located at the edge of the swimming pool, in a classic and elegant setting enriched by the delicate tapestries, precious marbles and craftsmanship of our local artists. Guests can immerse themselves in the serenity of the gardens while sipping a delicious cocktail, and letting themselves be pampered by the romantic view of a breathtaking sunset and the hills surrounding the Relais.


Quintessential countryside charm

16 Rooms & Suites
Restaurant • Bar • Front Desk (24-hour)
Wi-Fi Internet • Outdoor Swimming Pool • Parking

You can book directly with hotel or take advantage of Tales Concierge. Best Available Rate is always guaranteed.


Amenities you get when booking with Tales Hotels Collection

  • Fresh fruit in room at clients arrival
  • Welcome Italian Spumante aperitif in room at clients arrival
  • One-time per person € 15 food credit at hotel restaurant,
  • One-time per person 10% discount on activities and private massage in Suite
  • Free Wi-Fi internet access
  • American Buffet Breakfast
  • Free Parking

Points of View

A family hotel.
Independently owned by mother and son team David and Gabriella, La Corte Relais is a place where guests can "be themselves and feel at home". And the recent revamp to the 16 guest rooms, pool, dining rooms and bar has resulted in smooth and tranquil sophistication
Wine centric.
The wine cellar houses more than 700 of the most excellent wines from throughout Italy. The cellar holds many fine Tuscan red wines: Sassicaia, Ornellaia, Masseto, Solaia and Tignanello among the other. For wine lovers or curious, the owner organises wine tastings on-site to enjoy unique and utterly unforgettable new sensations.
Bikers and Golfers
La Corte Relais is a perfect destination for golfers and bikers. One of the most beautiful golf courses in the centre of Italy is only 30 minutes by car from la Corte. There's no better start to a Tuscan cycling holiday than staying on the Cortona hills before moving to Valdorcia and Chianti.

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Staying in Cortona

Relais La Corte Dei Papi is just 6km from the city of Cortona, a medieval hamlet sitting amongst the hills on the border between Tuscany and Umbria. Assisi, Perugia, Montepulciano and Valdorcia are very close and perfect for a day trip. Only and an hour’s drive from the residence are the historic cities of Siena, Volterra and San Gimignano; the historical and beautiful untouched countryside of the Chianti region.
The city of Florence is just an hour away by car or train.

Every trip we take contributes to build our own life story.

A story that is a patchwork of encounters, experiences and memories made while traveling. And just like fabric scraps in a quilt, every trip we take, no matter how big or long, holds its own special place in our life and contributes to shape who we are.

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