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Country Resorts / Borgo San Felice

insect and wild life. San Felice also boasts a Health Centre offering Wine therapy: these new anti stress, slimming, purifying and skin treatments rely on the therapeutic and beneficial properties of wine and grapes, which have been scientifically proved over the past decade. Location: Cuisine: While wandering through the lanes, the visitor is soon attracted by the flavours and aromas of the hamlet, by the successful combination of its rustic beauty and the refined elegance of its restaurant. Poggio Rosso serves elaborate and innovative dishes that never lose sight of typically Tuscan values. The two basic protagonists are Chianti Classico extra virgin olive oil and wine. The cuisine is of utmost importance, it is almost the star attraction of this Relais hotel, which has chosen local traditions in favour of the tired international cuisine so often monotonously served elsewhere. The restaurant combines Chianti cuisine with a touch of creativity to improve and stimulate a new tradition linked to the roots, which have never been abandoned.

Borgo San Felice

Borgo San Felice, in the heart of Chianti, lies on a hill 350 m. above sea level, only 15 Km from Siena, 6 Km from Castelnuovo Berardenga, an hour by car from Florence and two and a half hours from the capital, Rome. This jewel, set amid straight rows of vines and olives, has something to offer for all visitors: the woods on the steep slopes of the high Chianti Mountains, the imposing castles in the vicinity, the vineyards and hills descending towards the Crete Senesi.

Rooms: Discovering Chianti is easy while spending relaxing days immersed in the nature and history of San Felice, enjoying the highest standards of comfort. The prestigious hotel has 43 rooms, including elegant suites. The whole of the hotel is in the typically sober Tuscan style. Guests stay either in the main palazzo on the hamlet's small piazza or in the Medieval houses with their characteristic arches, loggias. Relax: A good Chianti does not merely warm the spirit, but also, according to recent research, tones and beautifies the body. Therefore, art, nature and typical products can be followed by health and fitness. Grapes and wine are protagonists in this sphere as well: the facilities at San Felice include tennis courts, putting and pitching green, swimming pool, gym and mountain biked; guests can follow signed botanical trails to enjoy the perfumes and aromas of the local flora and aspects of the region's -4-

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Country Resorts / Borgo San Luigi

and a screen with VCR and television. Thanks to the location and quality of the amenities available, attendees need to leave the conference venue, since they will find all the relaxation and entertainment they could wish for right where they are.

Borgo San Luigi

Location: Distance in kilometres to the main towns and tourist locations of Tuscany: Lucca 90 km; Pisa 100 km; Florence 45 km; Siena 15 km; San Gimignano 40 km; Volterra 55 km; Arezzo 65 km; Seaside 130 km.

Extremely comfortable apartments, each different from the other, all of them well-appointed and provided with kitchenette, telephone, radio, TV and heating, are arranged on one or two floors and allow our guests to choose the design that suits them best from among the following types: • Studio A) for 2 persons • Studio B) for 2-4 persons • Studio C) for 2-5 persons

Rooms: B&B Executive Matrimonial or Double B&B Junior Suite (with 3rd bed) B&B Suite (Two-room with 3rd or 4th bed) The apartments have the same characteristics as the rooms, but also include a cooking corner. Swimming pool: The swimming pool available to our guests is set in the green of the countryside. Semi Olympic for adults, with a special reserved for our smaller guests. Relax on the deck or on the surrounding green lawn enjoying a quiet and exclusive environment. Restaurant and bar service for lunch as well as enticing appetizers are also available.

Meeting: As far as conventions and conferences are concerned, Borgo San Luigi offers large rooms seating 50 to 200 persons. The rooms are equipped with a language laboratory and overhead projectors, a slide projector, -6-

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Country Resorts / Castello di Spaltenna

Castello di Spaltenna

The hotel has 8 double rooms, 7 double superior, 13 double deluxe so as 6 Junior suite and 2 Senior suite. all the rooms are provided with air conditioning, Satellite Tv, minibar and telephone. They are all furnished with elegant tuscan furniture and many of them have got twin double beds and jacuzzi. Specialized staff is available to make your staying as good as possible.

Restaurants: A four stars restaurant where luch and dinner are served both in and out in pretty cetral courtyard. In the summer time breakfast will be served on the terrace around the garden

Swimming pool: Close to the spa center there is an equipped fitness center. There is an open swimming pool just in the huge garden where you can find a tennis court too. You can have a marvellous view of the vineyard by the garden.


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Country Resorts / Castello di Velona

Castello di Velona

Cuisine: Lovers of fine food and wines will be delighted to taste the typical regional Italian cuisine, served in summertime under the olive and cypress trees, and in winter in the castle's restaurant Le Colonne, before the massive roaring log fireplace. The Castle is also an idyllic setting for a honeymoon, or to celebrate anniversaries with the splendid backdrop of the beautiful Tuscan countryside. The panoramic terrace overlooking the peaceful Val d' Orcia, the gardens and the spacious courtyard, combined with the possibility of the exclusive use of the property, offer a stately context for unforgettable moments.

High on a gentle hillock overlooking the peaceful Val d' Orcia and the distant 5,700 ft. summit of Tuscany's highest mountain peak, Mt. Amiata, is the breathtaking site of the newly reconstructed luxury boutique hotel, Castello di Velona. An 11th century fortress and once the villa of famous Sienese families, the Castello di Velona is today an exclusive relais where history beautifully blends with art, viniculture and gastronomy. Elegant and aristocratic, the Castello di Velona is the perfect venue for prestigious events with the Tuscan countryside as a backdrop. The meeting room seats up to 25 persons, while the beautiful library and the Salone dei Paesaggi can hold up to 10 participants. The whole castle can be privatised to make events even more memorable and exclusive while its service and modern technology including Wi-Fi complete the offer. The hotel consists of 22 suites, and 2 double-rooms all equipped with all modern comforts. Each of the 24 accommodations is slightly different from the other and decorated in a different colour (blue, green and dark red are the typical colours of the Castle). All rooms have fireplaces, antiques furniture and broad views of the Tuscan countryside.

Relax: A stay at the Castello di Velona is a perfect time to relax and practice your favorite sports & activities. Take a refreshing swim in the panoramic outdoor pool with hydromassage, stroll along the walkways beside the gentle River Orcia, bicycle over the shaded country roads, travel cross-country on horseback or just relax reading a book in the peaceful terrace and enjoy the unmatched views of the Val d'Orcia.

Suites: All suites are equipped with centralized air-conditioning (adjustable from the room), 2 phones, satellite TV, full stocked mini-bar and safes for valuables. Embroidered linen, feather and latex pillows and down duvet for all seasons ensure a complete comfort to our guests.

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Country Resorts / Hotel Athena

and Rome, and leave it at the exit 'Siena Ovest'. From there follow the signs for Porta S. Marco - Duomo. go through the Porta S. Marco, follow the road a short distance, skirting the walls, until you reach our car park on the right

Hotel Athena In the historic centre of Siena, near to Piazza del Campo, famous for the well known Palio, there is Hotel Athena.

Rooms: The rooms are large with plenty of light, decorated in either classic or modern style, and are equipped with the following: • Private bathroom with either separate shower or bath. • Air-Conditioning/central heating. • Fridge-Bar. • TV with parabolic antenna. • It is also possible to have multiple rooms, sleeping up to four people.

Restaurant: The restaurant in the hotel Athena is well worth mentioning. Reserved solely for our client's use it seats up to 80 people. The chef offers a knowledgable menù consisting of the best recipes of the typical local cuisine. It is also possible to try international dishes.

Meetings: The hotel Athena also has a room specially equipped for meetings and conventions, which can accomodate up to 80 people. Fumished with confortable armchairs, a wide screen, projector and all other necessary equipment.

Terrace: Next to the inside bar of the Hotel Athena there is a large terrace with wonderful views where guest can take advantage of the bar service whilst enjoying the countryside around and below them characterised by the ancient city walls of Siena and its backdrop of soft green hills.

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Country Resorts / Hotel San Luca

Hotel San Luca 4* Stars Le camere, spaziose, colorate, completamente insonorizzate, sono impeccabili nella pulizia, piene di comfort ed i letti matrimoniali sono larghi 2 metri; i bagni in marmo di Carrara sono grandi, molti con Jacuzzi e tutti con telefono, scaldasalviette, specchio antiappannamento. Nell'albergo non ci sono nè tendaggi nè moquette, l'aria condizionata è primaria, la costruzione è in regola con tutte le norme vigenti.

Camere: • Camere isolate • Aria condizionata • Letti di grande dimensione • Accesso internet • Tv satellite • Telefono diretto • Cassaforte • Mini bar • Servizio in camera 24h • Camere con servizi per handicap

Servizi: • Hall • Reception 24 ore • Ristorante • Bar 24 ore • Garage sul livello stradale • 2 ascensori • Giadino • Courtyard - bar • Solarium • Camino • Lavanderia, baby sitter • Bagni • Asciugacapelli • Jacuzzi su richiesta

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Country Resorts / Hotel Villa la Palagina

Hotel Villa la Palagina

Restaurant: The restaurant offers an innovative Tuscan cuisine, in a continuous search for a balance between traditional flavours and a more modern taste. Take a break from your life and choose the Tuscan relax where you could take part at the Tuscan Cuisine Renaissance learning the highest celebration of taste . the Tuscan cuisine, peasant style but never without depth, displays itself in rich flavours, aromas and colours that looks in every dish the highest celebration of taste. Anything is easy but nothing is impossible. Sometimes it takes weeks, days, hours to realize a dish sometimes it takes just a twinkling of an eye. But a dish should be everything or anything.

Villa La Palagina has 25 rooms located in the main building access to which is by way of a beautiful staircase and art nouveau frescoed corridors. Cosy and welcoming, they offer a spectacular view of the Chianti Hills in one side and, on the other, overlook the tranquillity of the park which surrounds the villa. Villa La Palagina has 25 rooms located in the main building access to which is by way of a beautiful staircase and art nouveau frescoed corridors. Cosy and welcoming, they offer a spectacular view of the Chianti Hills in one side and, on the other, overlook the tranquility of the park which surrounds the villa. All rooms are equipped with telephone, satellite TV, some complete with Jacuzzi, air conditioning and frigo-bar.

Relax: To spend relaxing weeks or just few days featuring exciting cooking classes and wine tasting or for your business group we offer you a truly fun and constructive team experience. Spend your holidays learning the flavors, colors, traditions in the Tuscan cuisine . The cooking school activity is divided in masters, short courses and single lessons; eachones is different for flexibility, targer, subjects.

Location: Villa La Palagina is situated in the middle of the vast farmland where the Bonechi family, the owners, works to combine the age-old love of farming with highly biological methods. Villa la Palagina for its location is the ideal place for discovering Tuscany. Surrounded by trees, overloking the Chianti hills and few minutes far from the A1 motorway, Villa La Palagina is located in the middle among Florence, Siena, Arezzo and all the others Chianti and Valdarno cultural actractives.

Casa Santa Margherita: Casa Santa Margherita is one of the most beautiful farmhouses which makes up the farm of La Palagina. Recently restored it's on two floors and it consists of kitchen, two large living rooms, four bedrooms and two bathrooms. Private swimming pool.

Casa dei Frutteti: Within the same turistic complex is the nearby farmhouse "Casa Dei Frutteti"divided into 4 apartments which are designed to accommodate from 4 to 6 people. Created with all possible comfort in mind, they make the most of the architectural structure to offer spacious, welcoming and functional rooms. All the apartments have independent entrance, kitchen or kitchen area , telephone, satellite TV. - 14 -

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Country Resorts / Hotel Villa Zuccari

Standard audio/video facilities available.

Hotel Villa Zuccari

Facilities: The hotel :

This large villa surrounded by the vineyards of Montefalco has been the Zuccari family's residence since the end of the 16th century. The current owner, Paolo Zuccari, has transformed it into a Relais de Charme, with a 40,000-sqm park and a large swimming pool. It's a house that embraces you.

• Reception 24hours • Bar 24hours • Restaurant, dinner only • Elevator • Fireplace • Library • Meeting room • Tv sat • Internet point • Outdoor swimming pool • Park • Italian garden • Free enclosed car park • Laundry,babysitting,transfer on request

Reception: A large, airy room enhanced by a hand-worked and painted, 19th-century terra cotta tile ceiling, brought to light during the long, painstaking restoration.

Rooms: Large, airy rooms with large beds, large bathrooms and large terraces …And, they are also all different, each with its own distinguishing style, worth discovering one at a time.

The room : • Air conditioning / heating • Soundproofing • King-sized beds • Internet access • Tv sat • Safe • Minibar • Rooms equipped for disables • Bathrooms • Carrara marble • Hairdryer • Towel warmer • Jacuzzi on request

Restaurant: The room where grapes were treaded is now a dining room where you can enjoy simple, traditional cooking with homemade pasta and splendid legume and grain soups. The wine is the magnificent Montefalco Rosso or Sagrantino DOCG.

Bar: Also known as the Winter Garden, it represents a vineyard with houses and birds and has a fabulous veranda on the Italian garden. A buffet breakfast with homemade sweets is served in this very relaxing and charming spot.

Sitting room: The fireplace room and library: here, you can relax reading a newspaper, leafing a good book, viewing a collection, playing a game of cards or simply doing nothing… Meeting room: The meeting room, which has three windows facing a small garden, can accomodate up to 60 persons. - 16 -

Country Resorts / La Corte di Bettona

including cold-pressed extra virgin olive oil, cold meats from Norcia and Bettona, mushrooms from the local woods, truffles and legumes from Valnerina, and exceptional wines. These culinary delights are served in a warm, intimate environment that even offers veranda dining with a view that is unparalleled in its beauty.

La Corte di Bettona 4* Stars The Relais & SPA La Corte di Bettona lies in the heart of the old town centre. In fact, it's entrance faces the main square. The building, which was originally a medieval 'hospitale' for pilgrims and orphans in the 14th century, stretches out within the village in a series of enchanting terraces, solariums, and lookouts that are perfectly equipped and designed for guests seeking a truly exclusive relaxing holiday. The entire facility has been further enhanced by an impressive restoration project that united elegance and sophistication with the original spirit of the place. The warm and welcoming atmosphere immediately envelops guests upon entry. There are spacious common areas for chatting, reading a magazine or enjoying an aperitif or drink to the bright tunes of live music. The staff is courteous, efficient, and always ready to help. At Relais La Corte di Bettona hospitality is not a profession but rather a calling, and we continuously monitor, adjust, and improve our services in order to meet all guest needs.

How to reach us BY CAR From North: (A1 Florence-Rome) exit Valdichiana, continue on the E45 in direction of Perugia exit Torgiano. At the lights of Torgiano follow the indications for Bettona, and then our direction signs. From South: (A1 Rome-Florence) exit Orte, continue on the E45 in direction of Perugia, exit Torgiano. At the lights keep on in direction of Bettona, and then follow our direction signs.

Rooms & Suites The facility has thirty-nine accommodations including classic, superior and deluxe rooms, junior suites and suites. All accommodations are furnished in an elegant, sophisticated manner, and each one shows the careful attention that was given to the distribution of space and the recovery and integration of construction materials during the realisation of a truly exemplary restoration project. Each room offers individual climate control system (heating and air conditioning), satellite TV, minibar, direct telephone, and private safe. WiFi free of charge.

Restaurant Naturally, the attention to detail and sophistication of the Relais La Corte di Bettona are also found in the kitchen. The 'La taverna del Giullare' restaurant, which is located inside an old oil mill, will surprise guests with the finest traditional Umbrian dishes, characterised by strong, genuine and authentic flavours. Dinner will find the best of regional gastronomy, - 17 -

Country Resorts / Palazzo Bocci

Palazzo Bocci 4* Stars The Hotel Palazzo Bocci, in the hearth of the old town centre of Spello, is the place where history, traditions and art coexist along with new technologies, thanks to the well-balanced restoration work, with its design of exclusive rooms, both simple and elegant.Palazzo Bocci, which opened as a hotel in 1992, has paintings by Benvenuto Crispoldi and an architectural style that is enlivened by in-between floors, split-levels and niches.

Rooms: All rooms are: • Soundproof • Hairdryer • Hidromassage shower or bathtub • Telephone - tv colour with satellite • Mini bar • Safe deposit box • Air conditioning

The hotel has: • 2 suites • 4 junior suites with whirlpool tub • 13 doubles with shower • 2 doubles with normal bathtub • 2 sigles with shower

Restaurant: The building of the IL MOLINO restaurant dates back to the 14th century. The views of walls from the Roman period and a large fireplace in the dining room contribute in creating warm and pleasant surroundings. The dining room can seat around 100 people and in the summer one can also enjoy the open-air terrace. Location:

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Country Resorts / Palazzo Mannaioni

- Enjoyble charted hiking and trekking trails. - Two fully-equipped ranches for horse-back riding . - Mountain biking through the rolling hills of the surroundings.

Palazzo Mannaioni UNA Palazzo Mannaioni is an historic residence of the '500 located in Montaione, a small medieval village in the Tuscan hills. The strategic position makes it easy to reach the most famous art cities like Florence, Siena, and Pisa. The much celebrated San Giminiano and Volterra towns are nearby. The Tuscan mansion has been completely restored into a 4 star hotel including all the modern comforts. The offer is a relaxing and charming stay with a panoramic swimming pool and a restaurant with vaulted brick ceilings serving typical Tuscan cuisine and Chianti wine from the surrounding hills. Sport lovers can go horse riding, bike riding on the special routes, or go trekking on the trails of the Tuscan countryside. A few km away from Montaione an 18 hole golf course and the Spa of Gambassi Terme, both with a special agreement with UNA Palazzo Mannaioni, welcome the hotel guests.

Rooms The Classic rooms, some with " cotto" floors and beamed ceilings, recall the warm colors of the Tuscan countryside and make the rooms an embracing place from where to enjoy the surrounding panorama. The rooms can be twin or double and offer satellite tv, free Sky independent air conditioning system, safe, mini bar and hair-dryer. Bathroom with bathtub or shower.

Cafè The American Bar offers cocktails and a delicious capuccino .

SPORT & WELLNESS The panoramic pool is available for guests' full relax. For sport and fitness lovers, there is a wide choice of activities: - Castelfalfi Golf Club (18 holes), 10 km far away from the historic center with the hotel's special ageement. The new 3287 yard long panoramic 9 hole course, called "Lake Course" will complete by the end of 2011 - 19 -

Country Resorts / Palazzo Squarcialupi

The Hotel Spa, realized in Palazzo Squarcialupi's ancient cellars with the services: • hydromassage • sauna • turkish bathroom • emotional showers and hairdry. Open from 16 to 21.30

Palazzo Squarcialupi

Location Our hotel is situated in Via Ferruccio which is a restricted traffic area. Guests are allowed to load and unload their car in front of the hotel from 8 to 11 a.m. and from 3 to 5 p.m. (except for Saturday mornings). Out of this time, to avoid a fine, we ask you to park your car in Via IV Novembre, near the police station (Carabinieri), 1 hour parking, and proceed to the hotel. Our staff will explain how to

Situated in the heart of the historical center of Castellina in Chianti, you will find the 15th century Palazzo Squarcialupi. In the past, the Palace was a noble residence with agricultural activity and has recently been restored to become the HOTEL PALAZZO SQUARCIALUPI. Underneath the hotel, in the ancient vaults with its suggestive stone structures, are the antique wine-cellars where wine to this day is produced, fruit of the prestigious vine-yards which extend around the village. The hotel, with 15 rooms, two Superior rooms and three elegant lounges, pojects you into a medieval world whose walls are an ever-silent witness to time. Every room, provided, with bathroom, telephone, airconditioning, frigo bar and satellite TV, offers the maximum comfort for a pleasant and relaxing stay. The hotel also provides private parking, elevator and two rooms for the disabled. At the hotel bar, small enoteca and at our panoramic terrace, guests can taste our own wines whilst admiring the magnificent scenery of the Chianti hillside. Set in the spacious garden, in a most suggestive position, is the swimming-pool, from where you can also depart for a pleasant walk through 170 hectars of woods and vineyards which surround the property. All rooms are provided of: private bathroom, direct telephone, mini-bar Satellite TV and air-conditioning. Relax Center: Sauna, Turkish Bath, Jacuzzi, Emotional Aroma-Theraphy showers ....Free Parking - All major credit cards accepted


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Country Resorts / Relais della Rovere

Relais della Rovere Renaissance building, obtained by Cardinal Giuliano della Rovere from the ancient Benedictine Abbey built in the XI century. A decorative two-storey building in a beautiful position facing the panoramic view of Colle Bassa and Colle Alta, with the della Rovere coat of arms on the facade.

Rooms: 30 rooms, including luxury and junior suites, furnished in the style of the surroundings and equipped with all modern comforts, silent and elegant, with prestigious colours and furnishings. A large park with a pool, a cloister inside the main nucleus of Relais where you can have an aperitif in complete peace, a congress centre with the most modern equipment and a restaurant created in the ancient halls invite our clientele to sample the flavours of Tuscany. These are all guarantees that your stay will be enjoyable and unforgettable.

Location: From Rome: Motorway A1 direction Florence.Go on untill Val di Chiana exit. Follow the indication to Siena (SGC Siena Bettolle) Arrived at Siena Exit, go on to Florence direction. After about 18 Km take the Colle val d'Elsa Sud Exit and continue to the center of the town. From Florence: (Motorway A1) Take the higway FI-SI Exit Colle Val d'Elsa Nord

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