The fortress

If you are looking for a good retreat of tranquillity and relaxation, Fortezza de' Cortesi is looking forward to welcome you. A country resort located in the heart of Tuscany, the sites of art, culture and food. A strategic place to reach in a short time the most enchanting Tuscan places, but wonderfully far away from the frenzy of stress, the roar and the madding crowd.

It is found between Florence and Siena on a part of the old pilgrim route of the Via Francigena. It is in a panoramic position on top of a hill that dominates the landscape at 360 degrees, located only 5 km from the center of San Gimignano, with breathtaking view of its towers and the hills of Chianti. We dedicated it to very special guests, who wish to immerse themselves in the pleasure of a special  experience in the Tuscan countryside, without renouncing the charm of an exclusive environment. Here the history, culture and art are closely linked to a rare logistic proposal of great spaces designed and created exclusively for a limited number of guests whose main desire is to regenerate in total relaxation surrounded only by the sounds and colors of nature.

The prestigious portal Trivago has placed us in the top ten of the childfree quality accomodations:
In fact, we offer up to 12 people, only adults, the privilege to enjoy true luxury that characterizes the present day a holiday, the uniqueness of share, with very few other guests, the spacious and quiet living spaces of a historic mansion dating from the tenth century, to live so as it was in ancient times, where all the rooms have maintained the charm of the past, each in its own purpose, furnished with genuine antique furniture and precious textiles, where every object tells a story, in which the old stairs still echo of medieval steps away.
the court
the pool
the fortress

We made a choice for you in the name of privacy. For this reason, in the rooms and throughout the dwelling, there are no televisions, but the chance to enjoy a pleasant background music. Here the real protagonists of a special and unique Tuscan vacation are the stillness and silence, broken only by the crackling of the fireplace and the musical notes profuse slightly in the air of the great room with beautiful vaulted ceilings where guests are served hearty genuine breakfasts or by the chirping of cicadas all around the house and the swimming pool where the view sweeps over a panorama of rare beauty where the towers of San Gimignano are silhouetted heedless of the passage of time.

The comfort is deliberately that of a cozy family home and not that of a hotel. A good retire where we offer you precious and indispensable tools to regenerate the body and mind and be able to rediscover yourself, but also a site that tells you a story full of important events, which began in the Etruscan period and continues through the Middle Ages and the Renaissance up to today where close archaeological excavations show a history of ancient civilizations.

A quiet country dwelling  ideal setting for your holiday stay in Tuscany. Sleeping within ancient  medieval  walls,  experience and relive the great past of San Gimignano. for romantic getaway,  for exclusive bedrooms in overnight B&B, relax, comfort, beauty of a private ambience of charm. A historic fortress with a precious cultural heritage to live in an exclusive way, the unspoiled landscape, the ancient paths in the woods, the slow passage of time punctuated by the rhythms of a nature that always follows the changing of the seasons, are the specific elements and the added value of a holiday of excellence should not be forgotten. Find out in the following pages the unspoiled charm of this romantic hideaway, the beauty and richness of this place, the wellness of the pool, the colors of the garden who kidnap the senses and the heart, for your vacation of dream.

We are looking forward to sharing with you the charming atmosphere, the "magic" of this place.