On the Umbria - Tuscany border, in the heart of the verdant hills between Cortona and Lake Trasimeno, in the town of Piazzano, the Relais Parco Fiorito holiday farm is the ideal destination for a vacation surrounded by nature near delightful cities and exciting archeological ruins.
Cortona is just 6 kilometers away, Tuoro sul Trasimeno 19, Arezzo 35, and Perugia, Montepulciano, Montalcino, Siena, Assisi, Città della Pieve and Pienza are all within 50 kilometers of Parco Fiorito. Outdoor lovers can take their pick of either trekking, mountain biking or horseback riding on the shores of Lake Trasimeno and Trasimeno Park trails.
To see in the immediate surroundings: Cortona with its beautiful city center teeming with alleyways and Medieval houses. The ancient Etruscan city still preserves its Cyclopean walls. Here you will find the Etruscan Academy and city of Cortona Museum that houses some of Italy's most important findings of Etruscan civilization, and the Diocesano Museum which houses Tuscan artwork from the thirteenth to nineteenth centuries including the magnificent Annunciazione del Beato Angelico. The museum tour continues through the city streets and on the outskirts (Archeological Site), where ancient Etruscan underground tombs were found including "il Sodo" and significant remains of the Roman Empire.
On the hill stands the Girifalco Fortress, the magnificent castle which now houses exhibits and events.
Le Celle, the enchanting town just a few kilometers from Cortona, where St. Francis of Assisi lived and founded a convent in 1211 which still welcomes brothers and all those who want to live the spiritual and religious experience of prayer in a place rich in history and spirituality.
The easiest way to get to Piazzano, to the Relais Parco Fiorito is by car. Planes and trains are a few kilometers away and you can get to the relais in a rented car or by shuttle (at a fee) to be reserved a few days ahead.
By plane land at the Florence airport (130 kilometers away). There is also a small airport in Perugia (55 kilometers from Parco Fiorito) where domestic and European flights land.
There are also airports in Rome and Pisa (about 200 km away).
The nearest train station (about 6 kilometers away) is Terontola-Cortona (on the Florence - Rome and Florence – Perugia line). From the North, change in Florence or Arezzo and, from the South, change in Rome or Arezzo depending on the type of train you take (Intercity or Regional).
By car, from the A1 highway (from Milan, Bologna, Florence and Rome) exit at Valdichiana and take the expressway towards Perugia. Get off at Castiglion del Lago, turn right to Cortona (Via Terontola) on SS 71. After Riccio, turn right to Ossaia on SP 35 and follow the directions for Montanare/Mercatale to Pergo. From here, follow the signs for Relais Parco Fiorito.
From Cortona, take SP 34 - 35 to Montanare - Mercatale to Pergo and follow the signs for Relais Parco Fiorito.
If you are using a GPS to arrive at Relais Parco Fiorito set the destination to: "Cortona Località Pergo"