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Locanda Petrella Cortona Reviews
Charming, affordable and genuinely Italian Aug 26, 2009
I have been a guest of the Locanda Petrella 4 times now and I am more than confident to recommend this B&B to anyone visiting the beautiful city of Cortona. I have even rebooked while visiting the neighbour city of Arezzo which is 30 kms away.
This charming small hotel has a limited number of rooms and is never too crowded; it's hosted in a historical building right in the centre of town, the high road is less than 2 minutes walk and all the historical attractions (including the Museo Diocesano) are within walking distance. If you are visiting Cortona and do not own a car or prefer not to drive around for a couple of days then this is the perfect place!
The property is thankfully still owned by a well known local family and manged by a lady (Graziella) who lives nearby. The building has been beautifully restored and every room is unique in size, position and furnitures with wooden beams and terracotta flooring.
Like every old building the thick walls were built to retain the heath of the fireplace during winter and keep the rooms cool in summer therefore you won't need the aircon available in every room. The breakfast is served in the main hall where you will be sharing the table with other guests and have the chance to socialize and meet other interesting people. The breakfast consists of local cakes and cookies plus coffee, tea juices and you can help your self as may times as you wont with the waitress encouraging you to have some more or try different specialities.
All rooms are nice but at the moment of booking I would suggest that you request the room called "olmo" (the elm - every room is named after a tipical tree of the area); this room overlooks the Val di Chiana and has an old and beautiful fireplace facing the bed.
Also if you book for more than 2 nights you are going to get a complimentary ticket for the Museo Diocesano and other historical attractions. Cortona is not particularly cheap but the "Locanda Petrella" has reasonable rates which are definetly much cheaper than the other more known hotels nearby.
Go for it and experience some true Tuscan hospitality!
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Locanda Petrella Overview
The Locanda Petrella is conveniently located in the centre of the town. For dinner and lunch options, the Locanda Petrella is surrounded by a wide variety of cafes and restaurants. The bed and breakfast is animal friendly. The bed and breakfast managers are welcoming.
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