The ANNEX of VILLA PIANCIANI (dependence of Villa Pianciani) has an independent access to the monumental park of Villa Pianciani, sits on the NW side of the hill, offering a magnificent view over the valley, at sunset time, facing Montefalco and Assisi.
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The Annex contains the BIANCHINA COUNTRY SUITE as a self-contained apartment unit with one double bedroom with bathroom, living room, a kitchen and a sun-filled glass veranda.
The ARDESIA COUNTRY STYLE double bedroom with bathroom (suitable for handicap) can be added at the apartment with in-house and independent access.
PRICES LISTED IN THIS SITE ARE INTENDED ONLY FOR the BIANCHINA COUNTRY SUITE (annex of VILLA PIANCIANI ) OCCUPANCY 2+1.
FOR the EXTRA double bedroom (ARDESIA COUNTRY STYLE) PLEASE ENQUIRE FOR SPECIFICS.
At the heart of Umbria's green heart of Italy, Villa Pianciani is located in the small village of Terraja (5 min walk) about 400m above sea level, on top of a hill overlooking the valley of Spoleto (9 km drive).
The Spoleto Valley, which stretches for about 320 sq km from Spoleto to Perugia, consists of a wide plain bounded by the slopes of the Umbrian mountains and by many fascinating small towns of significant cultural traditions (Assisi, Trevi, Montefalco, Spello).
The plain below is predominantly agricultural and the sunny slopes are home to the best Italian olive groves and the excellent wine cultivation area of Montefalco. Surrounding mountains give way to the olive trees and Mediterranean forests of evergreen holm oaks.
The Valley is far from industrial areas and has magically kept intact the ancient landscape.
|Room type:||Entire home/apt|
|Bed type:||Real Bed|
|Extra people:||$28 / night after 2 guests|
|Minimum Stay:||2 nights|
|Weekly Price:||$709 /week|
|Monthly Price:||$2127 /month|
|Check In:||2:00 AM|
|Check Out:||12:00 PM (noon)|
I loved my stay here and will be coming back. Here is a place of refreshing calm and tranquility where you can pause and recuperate from the daily stress of modern life. The views of the Umbrian countryside with olive groves and small farms relax you and allow you to recover your peace of mind. In our modern world these unencumbered sights are becoming more rare. No one is trying to sell you anything through billboards or visually noisy advertising! And you don't have to turn on the tv or radio. I never did my entire time here and I am the better for it.
The air is fresh and pure, the organic materials of the buildings - floors and walls of stone and terracotta bricks, doors and shutters of wood impart a feeling of health and of being nurtured and protected. My bed was incredibly comfortable with pure cotton sheets and blankets that I welcomed bedtime with an inward smile every night. There are no sounds of traffic or city and the true silence in the night hours or the birds (website hidden)ing in the daytime hours was very soothing.
This charming villa and her outlying buildings of the Bianchina and the Casale are wonderfully picturesque and have been restored with great attention to maintaining as much of the original detail as possible. And yet they have all the modern conveniences one needs to be comfortable. These are elegant, historical dwellings from the times when Italian counts governed the land from the hilltops. Even though elegant there is a kind of wildness about this place. The grounds are not so manicured as to be tame.
The staff are very attentive, responsive and agreeable yet dignified. The place is kept immaculately clean and the descriptions on the listing are accurate. Places like these are becoming so rare that I feel very privileged to have been able to live a week of my life here. Truly a unique and unforgettable experience.
I stayed in the Bianchina and had my own kitchen - gas oven and range- love it! The villa supplied me with olive oil from their groves and that was a truly a treat. I got to try the ripe olives right off the tree and something they call wild cherries which taste like a cross between cherries, raspberries and pears. There were still fragrant peach roses and gardenias blooming in November and the weather was mild.
To sum it up: AWESOME. Come here and be thrilled with the richness of Umbrian life. Stay here!