My husband and I arrived at Pianciano to stay in Il Cipresso, a cozy, elegant former stable nestled comfortably into the hill with a spectacular view of the valley. We were there to celebrate his 60th Birthday.
Upon our arrival we went to sit by the beautiful pool when all of a sudden we heard voices and looked up: our older daughter and her husband, and our younger daughter and her boyfriend, walked down the hill to the pool. My husband was stunned! I planned this wonderful surprise with Claudia’s help, and the six of us spent a memorable week at Pianciano touring nearby Bevagna, Montefalco, Spoleto and Assisi, cooking fabulous dinners with vegetables from the garden and eggs plucked from the property’s chickens. We swam, hiked, went horseback riding and drank wine watching the sun set from our backyard. To celebrate Father’s Day Claudia arranged for us to make our own pizzas with the help of her Roman chef friend Fulvia in the property’s stone pizza oven. She also took us on a personal tour of Francesco’s noble ancestral home Il Paradiso, just down the valley from Il Cipresso. We felt more like family than visiting guests.
Being together and sharing the beauty of Umbria at Pianciano was unforgettable.
Casal Pontecuti is a beautiful old house with a fantastic view oft the umbrian hills and landscape. We have been there for four times and count the days for our next visit wait for the next visit!
The house has three appartments of different sizes. The appartement „La terrazza“ (the biggest one) is very spacious with a huge fireplace in the livingroom, a table big enough to seat 0-12 people in the kitchen and two big bedrooms, one of those even with an extra bathroom.
Mariella and Giuseppe (very friendly), keep the house and garden in excellent shape and when you have forgotten coffee, sugar or anyhing else, they are immediately there to help you and put things right.
In the garden there is also a big fireside for barbeque or just to sit besides with good glass of wine in the evening. During day one relaxes at the poolside enjoying the beautiful view and taking a regular cooling splash in the water. Sunbeds and parasols are abundantly available.
For the ones that that like to do some sports they can take a jog or play tabletennis or tablesoccer.
Last but not least: for a coffee in between or the aperitivo before to dinner the nearest bar is in Pontecuti approx. 10 min walk.
Conclusion: Go there, feel good and enjoy every moment!