|Minimum Stay||2 - 7 nights|
The Falconer is a beautifully decorated Villa located 1.5 miles from the medieval town of Spoleto, the perfect place to relax and enjoy your Umbrian experience.
It is surrounded by a 12 acres private park offering a spectacular view of the mountains and all the privacy you may want for your relax.
The house, fully restored in spring 2010 and furnished in the typical Italian country style, will greet you in its bright and appealing spaces: the charming living room with fireplace, the cosy kitchen and the lovely bedrooms with en-suite bathroom, all viewing the mountains and valley facing the property.
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. For more details please visit us on the web at torredelfalco.
This was the most divine location in Umbria very close to Spoleto. Beatrice was a magnificent host, the facilities were impeccable, and having a pool and other facilities such as a BBQ and courtyards truly made our stay special.
Our family (two adults, two children aged 7 and 8) enjoyed a wonderful stay at the Falconer apartment. It is just as described on the website with two cosy bedrooms, a fully equipped kitchen that provides for everything you need, as well as a large private outdoor space with wonderful views over the valley. It is very clean and thoughtfully furnished with lots of attention to details. Beatrice is a very charming host with answers to any questions you might have, but who does not impose herself on her guests. The shared swimming pool is great, again with stunning views over the valley and surrounded by a lovey rose garden. The children particularly enjoyed the two little ponies and the numerous characterful cats that live on the property and add a particular peacefulness to the place. Spoleto can be reached on foot via a quiet downhill road through the wood, but going up the hill at the end of a full sightseeing day can be strenuous. However, there are taxis, as well as a good parking system in town. Spoleto is lovely, and you can spend hours wandering the labyrinth of roads, steps and squares. The cathedral as well as the church San Salvatore are stunning, and we would particularly recommend to wander the Giro dei Condotti, a round walk in the hills around Spoleto giving wonderful views to the town. Further afield we made great excursions to the Great Plain (Piano Grande), to the towns of Orvieto, Bevagna and Montefalco, as well as to lots of hidden mountain churches and abbeys. We would also highly recommend the 19 km walk between Spoleto and Sant'Anatolia di Narco on a disused mountain railway line. It leads through a few dark railway tunnels (up to 600m) which you should only tackle with a torch, but which add a huge excitement to the walk.
Our family of four had the pleasure of staying in The Falconer for 10 nights. The property was even more lovely than depicted in the photos. The scent of jasmine and Rose is everywhere. Each rental has a private seating and dining area. We dined at "home" several times outdoors under the jasmine covered pergola while gazing at the Umbrian countryside. We all enjoyed the beautiful pool. The mini horses and cats were a treat as well and kept our children very entertained. Beatrice is so incredibly kind and offered restaurant recommendations and assisted with train schedules. Spoleto is a gem. We found it to be a fantastic location for many adventures!! Our family agrees that it was the best holiday we've taken and I know that is due in large part to the perfect accommodations at Torre del Falco. I highly recommend this property. We hope to see Beatrice again!
Other highlights of our trip: 1. truffle hunting with Wild Foods Umbria (experience of a lifetime); Marmore Falls; hot springs of Saturnia; Orvieto; and getting lost in Italy!
Our group of 12 stayed in the Tower and we were very happy with our choice. Staying in such a beautiful and unusual property certainly helped to make our holiday. The Tower is beautifully decorated and furnished and very well maintained - the photographs on the website are a true reflection of its condition. The main kitchen on the ground floor is large and very well equipped - there is everything you need and more. There's also a handy small kitchen on top floor which leads to the Terrace. The terrace has stunning views and was well used by us for both breakfast and sundowners. I noticed another review said the rooftop terrace couldn't be used because there was no shade - this has been rectified and the table is shaded.
The property's grounds are truly beautiful - a lot of care and attention is obviously devoted to the garden area. The pool is large and great for lap swimming - great for us. There is a large outdoor table, a double BBQ and the garden is beautifully lit in the evening - wonderful for evening meals.
The property is a five minutes (maybe less) drive from Spoleto. It is walkable, although as the property is on a hill, the road is winding and largely unlit - so the walk is less inviting in the peak of summer or at night. Spoleto itself is enchanting, as well as having all the facilities you need and there are just so many places to visit in the area that we will have to go back again to explore more. We also managed a trip to Rome, which only took an hour and a half by train from Spoleto.
Beatrice, the owner of the property, was a great host. From our initial contact with her and throughout our stay she was both professional and very helpful. She answered all our initial queries promptly and during our stay she recommended and booked restaurants for us and had great suggestions for days out and things to do. She can also arrange a local cook to prepare meals for you - in the end we ran out of time to do this but would be on my list at another visit. Beatrice lives in a property in the grounds but was very discreet throughout our stay.
We had a fabulous holiday thanks to Beatrice, her beautiful property and the surrounding area. It is definitely worth a return visit.
J'ai vécu une de mes plus belles vacances à Spoleto chez Beatrice. Le site est magnifique. Vous avez une vue époustouflante sur les montagnes. L'endroit très tranquille, vous n'entendez rien. Les lieux sont très bien entretenu et propre. L'accueuil est des plus chaleureux. Beatrice est sur place pour s'assurer que tout soit parfait mais ne vous importune aucunement. Nous avons resté dans le Falconner qui était parfait pour nous 3. Deux chambres avec salles de bain complètes dans chacunes. Terrasse privée avec BBQ au bois. Les déjeuners devant la montagne étaient tellement agréables ! Le village est à proximité et peu même se marcher. Il y a 2 supermarchés où vous trouvez de tout. Il y a beaucoup à visiter à Spoleto. J'ai adoré "Torre del Falco". Je vous le recommande fortement !
We stayed in the two-bedroom apartment. It was fabulous, spotlessly clean, very well maintained and a lovely private patio to sit outside. The pool was amazing, really big with lots of pool furniture to laze about. A first class property; I would recommend highly. The friendly owner lives on site with sweet cats.
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.