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'Torre del Falco', a wonderful medieval tower in Spoleto

Beatrice Panichi

Member since: 2008
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Speaks: english, french, italian
Bedrooms 6
Property type castle
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

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'Torre del Falco', a wonderful medieval tower in Spoleto

Bedrooms 6
Property type castle
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


Spoleto Castle Rental Photos and Description

Villa with 12 acres park and large swimming pool, 1.6 miles from town centre

'The Hawk Tower is a beautiful, ancient stone tower located 1.6 miles from the medieval town of Spoleto, and surrounded by a 12 acres private park. The villa sits on a hill overlooking a beautiful valley and facing Monte Luco, the first hermitage place of St. Francis of Assisi. Surrounded by an olive grove, the plush swimming pool with salty water is there for you to swim or to get lazy lying on a deck chair. The blue of the water melts perfectly with the ivory of the stone, the green of the olives and the violet of the lavender bush, permeating the air with its relaxing fragrance.

On the top floor of the Tower there is a magnificent, furnished panoramic terrace, and the pergola by the pool offers you a chance to breakfast in the first rays of the sun or to dine under the starry sky.

  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Beatrice Panichi (Owner)
Member since: 2008
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Guestbook comments from the owner

Hi all, we are a family of 4 and we stayed at the Tower during the last week in August. As probably many people have experienced often pictures are more promising then reality. In our case it was absolutely the contrary! Pictures cannot grasp the stunning and unique atmosphere of this exceptional location. Not only that the rooms and everything inside this tower gives proof of the tasteful arrangements of the whole facility; it is this atmosphere which made our stay such a great experience. This is just a wonderfull place where one can relax and get down again from stressfull times to find the inner balance. Even our "modern" kids were thrilled by the experience of staying at this great place. We would have loved to extend our stay but Beatrice's place was already booked. Beatrice is a wonderful host who has created one of these rare locations where you can find the "muse" to write a book or create art-work. I can highly recommend te Tower as well as the Falcon for families and groups of people who want to have a nice and relaxing break!
Aug 2013
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Bedrooms 6
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'Torre del Falco', a wonderful medieval tower in Spoleto
average rating of 4.7777777 based on 10 reviews

Rapunzel must be here!?

  • 5 of 5

This is a place out of a fairy story. The renovation is perfect and the tower a novelty that is very well equipped. The owner is beyond perfect in her help so that the holiday does not have any hiccups and Spoleto has a very friendly Italian population. It is within easy reach of Rome by train but it is better to drive around the area of Spoleto. The pool is wonderful and young and old enjoyed it tremendously especially on the hot days. The mornings are cool and the sun radiant and though the property is it is within an area of great walks. Our family of 9 people found it large enough to enjoy solitude as well as company. This is the Italy that we all think is "Amore".

  • Submitted: Apr 2, 2009
  • Stayed: Aug 2008
  • Source: HomeAway
Washington, DC

Truly wonderful!

  • 5 of 5

Everything about Torre del Falco was perfect. The grounds, views, flowers and pool are as beautiful as the photos suggest, if not more so. The pool is long enough for lap swimming, and the mild salt water is much nicer than chlorine. The interiors are finished to a high standard and in excellent taste, simple but very appealing, and very well maintained. It's tempting just to relax by the pool for hours on end, and some of our group did that from time to time, but the location also is ideal for going to any number of wonderful places. Spoleto has a lot to offer and is very atmospheric. It's just a few minutes' drive to the main carpark with moving walkways to the center. The walk from Torre del Falco to town is also very nice, taking only a half hour even for the uphill return, and a moderately fit 65-year-old did not find it taxing. (We didn't try the walk at night, but with a flashlight I think it would be fine.) Daytrips to fascinating and beautiful places, including the Montefalco vineyards as well as the many famous towns, were easy to manage by car or in some cases by train. (Service to Rome is very frequent; we were surprised by how much of Rome we were able to see in a daytrip by train.) But perhaps what makes Torre del Falco most special is the way Beatrice cares for her guests. As we were planning our trip, Beatrice responded very thoroughly and candidly to our endless questions. We sensed that we could rely on her to give us helpful and accurate information, and we were right. From the moment we arrived, Beatrice was very attentive and personable, making us feel like family. She lives on the property and was always available to help, yet was never intrusive. We found that to be ideal. Another thing that made our stay so nice, and which I would recommend to others, was that Beatrice arranged for a talented local cook (I should say chef, as the cooking was of a very high standard) to make dinner for us on 5 of the nights we were there. That arrangement could not have worked out better; Alessandra made wonderful meals emphasizing the local ingredients and traditions, and was very pleasant to deal with despite the fact that she speaks no English and we speak no Italian. Beatrice went above and beyond to make these arrangements, to check that we were enjoying the meals, and to serve as translator. All in all, this was the most enjoyable stay I have experienced anywhere, and our entire group was delighted with it. We shall return!

  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: HomeAway

A small paradis!

  • 5 of 5

Our family, 12 members all together, from the age of 1 to 60 years old stayed at Torre del Falco for two weeks in july 2012. It was like a dream! The tower and the garden was more beautiful than the pictures can tell. Everything was clean, comfortable and well equipted. The tower had everything we needed and the garden was full of roses, beautiful trees, green grass, small places to sit at your own and a lovely table in the shadow where we had our meals. The children loved the cats, the two donkeys and the sheep, and we walked down to the animals several times a day. The wiew from the roof is incredible and can not be described. The pool was lovely and clean, really a place for relaxing and sunbath. The owner, Beatrice, was very helpful and took good care of us. She helped us with everything, what to see, where to go, practical questions and whatever our family needed. We all walked up and down to Spoleto every day, but a car is needed. We have stayed at many places in Italy, but Torre del Falco is one of the best. We would like to return because the place is so beautiful, because Beatrice took so good care of us, and because there is so much to see in a short distance. We higly reccomand Torre del falco.

  • Submitted: Feb 18, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: HomeAway

Good with Disappointing Aspects

  • 3 of 5

The Torre is well placed, with lovely views of the surrounding hills from from many of the windows. It is well equipped.

The property was beautifully decorated, clean and well maintained.

The beautiful bathrooms deserve a special mention.

However, we feel that the following points should be made:

in spite of my communication with Beatrice stating that we were looking for a villa with sole occupancy, and her assurance that only she would be present, we found on arrival that the Casetta and the Nido had both been let;

The 12 acres of parkland referred to consist mainly of hills, and the actual space available for occupants is far less than this;

the terazza described is at the top of 88 steps. Since there is no awning, it would be impossible to have breakfast there, as described, or any other meal under hot sun;

the main kitchen is below ground and electric light is needed at all time ;

the Nido is so close to the Torre that it is necessary to pass by the outside eating area every time one wishes to enter or leave ;

the nearest toilet is reached from the grounds by going up the iron spiral staircase and then two further flights of stairs;

the private pool described is not private as it is shared by the occupants of all the properties;

the owner has 12 cats, which are very much in evidence. This should be mentioned for those with allergies to cats - as had one of our party.

The customer service suffered from the following:

A list of offences which would merit fines was left on the kitchen table to greet us on our arrival, to be signed by us;

we would have appreciated prior knowledge of the gardener's early morning visit as his equipment was extremely noisy;

on the middle Saturday of our visit, the change of linen for all the beds was dumped onto the kitchen table for us to sort out ourselves.

Nevertheless, we had an enjoyable holiday, but Beatrice might wish to review her description of her property and produce a more accurate version.

  • Submitted: Sep 11, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Of course it is not possible to please everybody, even though I do my very best to make my guests’ holiday perfect, and this can be clearly understood from all my other reviews. Since the first answer to your enquiry I gave you the address of my website, that you acknowledged to have visited, and on the website is clearly explained from the very first page that there are 3 apartments on the property. I don’t see why I should hide this, considering that the guests pay on arrival, so my highest interest if for them to be happy when they see the house. Unfortunately I see you are still disappointed that the house had stairs to climb, but I am not surprised considering that you were expecting a tower on one unique floor, which is something I never heard about in my whole life. About the gardener, your son was told the day before about the time it would come (9 am) and was asked if it would be fine for you. Last but not least, in a self catered house the normal policy is to provide clean linens and towels and leave the change to the guests’ care. Happily, I am able to say that this is the very first time in 6 years that my guests have been disappointed, and this is of great comfort to me.

Tranquil Perfection

  • 5 of 5

We were lucky to have 3 weeks at Beatrice's paradise last year. One week in the Nest and 2 in the Falconer. Charmingly decorated and fully equipped it was a perfect setting to unwind after a strenuous couple of years. Beatrice was extremely helpful and the cats and ponies a delight.

Spoleto itself has a lot to offer, not least the wonderful restaurants that Beatrice can recommend. But this is a perfect spot to explore and enjoy the delights of Umbria. Fascinating hill top towns, historic buildings, great local food ad couldn't wish for more. We also had fun shopping at local markets and cooking the purchases back at the Falconer.

Touring Umbria by car is easy. Don't miss Spello, Assisi, Orveito and many others. A surprise and delight was a day trip to Castelluccio.....a must. Good train services made lunch in Rome or Florence a simple outing. Great grounds and a superb pool.

It was a privilege to meet Beatrice and share in her wonderful property. Highly recommend.

John and Ann , Canterbury, New Zealand

  • Submitted: Jan 22, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear John and Anne, it was a great pleasure meeting you and having you as my guests last summer, you are a wonderful couple and spending time with you was real fun! I hope to have a chance to meet you again, in Spoleto or in your beautiful Country.Your friend Beatrice
Camberley surrey

We Didn't Want to Leave

  • 5 of 5

The tower was a wonderful place to stay, very comfortable and roomy with good bedrooms and a generous number of bathrooms. The rooms are decorated very sympathetically and the three bathrooms are reassuringly moderrn. Its great to have the battlements - a good place just to imagine your a feudal lord. The little kitchen is also a nice touch, though we only manged one big meal on top. The lounge is comfortable and airy. The kitchen is large and homely - nice and cool during the day as well. Overall the tower is 21st century comfort but with a wonderful medieval charecter.

Outside there is lots of space and the best pool our family has ever had on holiday (and we like a our pools). Considering how close you are to Spoleto the views are really rural. There is a hum of noise from the road in the valley, but that is the modest downside of being able to walk in 20 minutes into the centre of medieval Spoleto. You are competely unaware of the nearby properties, but a 5 minute drive takes you to a decent supermarket. A beautiful place to stay where it is so tempting just to stay at home - however you must tear yourself away from the tower on some days as the area is so lovely and un-touristy.

On top of it all Bea is a trully generous host who really looks after her guests - the care she took to make sure our car window (badly cracked on the journey) got repaired was really kind. To rent a place from someone who was so helpful and very very nice really made our holiday wonderful.

  • Submitted: Sep 24, 2009
  • Stayed: Aug 2009
  • Source: HomeAway


Nearest Airport
150 Kilometres
Nearest Train
3 Kilometres
Car: recommended

Spoleto has a tradition in History and art which goes back to the ancient Roman civilization. You can spend your days visiting the castle and the many churches and exhibitions, getting lost in the narrow streets punctuated by artisan shops, discover the Umbrian tastes and flavours in the typical, cosy restaurants, and end the day attending one of the many cultural happenings typical of this town. And when you get tired of human artefacts, you can just walk for hours on end in the surrounding woods and mountains, immersing yourself into the beautiful nature or following the prints of San Francis along his retreat paths.

Explore the many breathtaking towns within less than 30 minutes by car: Bevagna, Trevi, Spello, Montefalco and Foligno; or in one hour you can reach Assisi, Orvieto, Deruta, Perugia, Todi, Cascia and Norcia. Rome is 1h 20’ away by train, and Florence is just two hours by car.


Rates & Availability

From €400 Per night

Spoleto Castle Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
July 2015
Jul 4 2015 - Jul 31 2015
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Top season 2015
Aug 1 2015 - Aug 28 2015
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate

Changeover Day: Saturday
2 night minimum stay

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Spoleto Castle Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • castle
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 300 m²
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Rural
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Maps
  • Parking
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , bidet
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , bidet
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower , bidet
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 5 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 6 - 1 double , 1 twin/ single
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Terrace
  • 20 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
  • churches
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • tennis
A park of 12 acres is there for you to explore. The property offers several dining spaces to suit all tastes. On the first floor a large kitchen/dining room opens on the garden; you can take your meals in the cool inside or step outside and sit at the dining table under the pergola, just by the pool. The main kitchen is fully furnished with traditional and microwave ovens, dish washer, refrigerator and freezer. On the top floor is located a lovely decorated kitchen opening on the gorgeous terrace overlooking the Umbrian countryside. Here, under the shadow of the wooden gazebo, surrounded by flowers, you can enjoy your breakfast, drinks, or dinner under the stars. A separate cottage for 2 is also available for rent for 14 people parties. For more information, please visit us on our website.

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