|Minimum Stay||2 - 7 nights|
'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.
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!
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".
I have been to Spoleto many times and stayed in several places but I have to say that Torre del Falco is definitely my favorite one. Furbished in typical local style with some Medieval/ancient flavor, this place is immersed in the nature and surrounded by an enjoyable quiet and tranquility, perfect to rest. At the same time it is few minutes from Spoleto's town and the historical center.
The property includes a tall ancient tower with several floors, spacious rooms and an amazing terrace on the top where it is possible to enjoy breathtaking countryside views..a perfect place for the morning breakfast. It has also a master apartment and a spacious dependence all perfectly and tastefully furbished. Outside there is a spacious open are and a beautiful pool equipped with bed.The whole property is very clean and the landlady, Beatrice, is second to nobody for her hospitality and courtesy. She is very friendly and enjoys the presence of guests. I would strongly recommend a stay in this beautiful and peaceful place, where you can dream to jump back in the past and relieve the stress of your everyday's life,
The property and apartment were a combined spectacular experience. Spoleto itself is amazing, and staying in this fabulous apartment, beautifully decorated and with such a wonderful view made the experience perfect. The property is beautifully designed and tucked away for solitude and overlooking the mountains. I highly recommend a stay here (and bring some tiny treats for the small ponies)>
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!
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.
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.
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.