My wife and I stayed at the Torre while touring Italy in May 2013. Don't forget to bring a GPS, because it is hard to find but well worth the effort. As so many other guests have stated, it was fabulous.
Anne is an amazing chef. She uses fresh ingredients and the presentation, texture and taste are perfect. I thought that she had studied in a famous Cordon Bleu school. But no, she is self taught and learned much from her mother. We mentioned that we were vegetarians with some additional diet restrictions. Anne was able to provide great meals that accommodated our diets for the other two days that we stayed. I can honestly say that they were the best meals that we had in Italy.
Francesco, Anne and Paulo are very genuine, open and honest people who do all they can to make your stay a pleasure. Francesco even phoned to Rome to ensure that the booking for our stay there was in order.
We stayed in the Serpeverde apartment. It is spacious, very tastefully decorated and comfortable - particularly with the terrace that overlooked two valleys and gave a view that went for miles.
One very pleasant surprise was a tour of Assisi and Perugia conducted by Paulo. We mentioned during our first evening at the Torre that we wanted to do some sightseeing. Paulo was not busy the following day and offered to serve as our guide. We took him up on his offer. Even though he had never done this before, he was great. We saw places that we would never have seen on our own (like a church within a church) and heard stories about many of the sights (like the golden angel that had been stolen by helicopter). He was able to explain about the sights and history of Umbria as if he had lived there all his life.
I can see why the Torre has been so highly rated by all who have stayed there. If you are visiting Umbria, the Torre is a MUST stop on your visit. You will not be disappointed.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- La Torre Valbiancara located in the immediate vicinity of Perugia has four beautiful apartments, equipped with every comfort and equipped kitchen with a quaint restaurant on the ground floor. The structure was in medieval times a watchtower, which dominated the valley overlooking Assisi, beginning of the 900 around the central building have been added to the base, from the farmers who lived there, parts of buildings without altering the impressiveness of the tower. In fact, from the east side, where the courtyard you can admire the majesty of the Tower with its base in outcrop while the south side on the current door leading to the terrace an arch of medieval stands in all its glory. Although located in the unspoilt Umbrian countryside on the road called Montebagnolo Valbiancara overlooking the valley in the early hours of the morning is filled with fresh white clouds, hence the name of Valbiancara, a destination for lovers of walks and bike rides, kilometers of trails await you it is located just 7 km from the historic center of Perugia and 20 from Assisi, in ten minutes you reach Perugia or E45. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Torre Valbiancara Country House Perugia, Italy - Umbria