We (three couples and a teenager) rented Casa dell’Arco for a week in June and were thoroughly enchanted by our stay at Pianciano. We would go back in a heartbeat. Casa dell’Arco is even more beautiful than the pictures and is extremely comfortable. We spent most of our mornings and evenings enjoying the view from the terrace. We took day trips (you do need a car in this area) to Spoleto, Assisi, Orvieto, and Bevagna, as well as to Norcia and Castellucio as we traveled to the lovely Piano Grande natural area. There’s so much more we didn’t have time to see. We bought groceries in Spoleto and Campello sul Clitunno. On several evenings we enjoyed the refreshing pool, right by the borgo, with its incredible view. We had a great time at the pizza dinner on our last night, where we were able to visit with the families staying at the other houses in the borgo. The pizza was divine! One of the highlights for all of us was our cooking lesson from Maria! She was delightful to watch and let us practice our beginning Italian with her, and the food was simply amazing. Do arrange for this experience during your stay! We have since attempted to recreate most of the dishes she prepared, with good success! It was easy to work with Claudia to make our reservations and she was a great help in arranging to have some groceries available since we were arriving early Sunday evening and were not sure we could get to a market in time in order to have food for breakfast the next day. And the welcome lasagna and wine were truly welcomed! We’re sorry we didn’t get to meet Claudia but we enjoyed chatting with Francesco and learning more about the history of the property. We look forward to another stay at this marvelous property!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Ancient hamlet with spectacular view on countless olive trees and historical mansion. Incredibly peaceful location, in a large estate, 11km from Spoleto. Closed to Assisi, Perugia, Montefalco. Accurately restored and furnished villas.Wifi. Swimming pool, private garden, steambath. Unobtrusive custodians on spot. Possible to rent from a romantic "room with a view" to the entire hamlet (max 20). Self catering, dinner on request, wooden oven pizza on request. Cooking lessons. Tour guide, Wildlife guide. Farm products. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Pianciano Spoleto, Italy - Umbria