We rented a room for 2 nights in a monastery in February and we were the only guests during our stay. We only saw 2 caretakers the entire time and neither spoke English so we got by with smiles and gestures. The atmosphere was peaceful and the view from their back balcony over all of Cortona was breathtaking. The caretaker made a very simple breakfast for us each morning. One morning I woke up and saw this dusting of snow on a flower pot outside our room window.
Cortona Italy - Home of Under the Tuscan Sun
The window with the drapes below is also from a hall in the monastery. I hope to return to Italy's Hill Town hospitality.