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

Sleeps12
Bedrooms 6
Bathrooms3
Space 3,229 sq. ft.
Property type castle
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

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.

More Details

Owner
Beatrice Panichi
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english, french, italian
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
September 26, 2017

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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Map

Nearest Airport
150 Kilometres
Rome
Nearest Train
3 Kilometres
Spoleto
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.

Amenities

Spoleto Castle Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • castle
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 3229 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Rural
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • 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
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , bidet
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , bidet
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower , bidet
Bedrooms:
  • 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
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Beach Chairs
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Terrace
  • 4 bicycles
  • 20 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
Attractions:
  • 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
Notes:
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.

Reviews

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'Torre del Falco', a wonderful medieval tower in Spoleto
average rating of 4.857143 based on 15 reviews
5

Castle of Our Own in a Story-book, Idyllic Setting

  • 5 of 5

When my husband told me he had booked us a castle of our own on a hilltop in Italy to celebrate our 33rd anniversary, I thought he was overstating it. Until I saw the online photo. And I soon found that photo did not do the place justice. As most beauty—the camera just does not capture.

We had arrived at Torre del Falco after several days of travel that been exhausting. We were caught in the recent British Airways debacle in London (beginning of our trip radically changed, luggage lost, etc.) and so by the time we got to Spoleto, I was a little emotionally and physically spent. My eyes perked up as we drove the winding road up to the flower-lined driveway and when we got to the top and arrived on the property, my eyes widened and were filled with the glorious, unimaginable view. And that was just when we met Beatrice! Beatrice met us at our car and was the loveliest of hosts. She took us to our castle, made us feel at home and did everything in her power to make sure our stay was the most special it could be. It truly was. My husband and I had the entire tower to ourselves with many rooms from which to choose, and of course, we wanted to stay in the top floor to have the pinnacle. Our view at the top was extraordinary to say the least. When something is indescribably beautiful, I like to say “It broke my eyes.” Torre del Falco broke my eyes and filled my heart. I would recommend Beatrice Panichi’s special, unforgettable place to all my friends and more. I will never forget her or her castle.

  • Submitted: Jun 25, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Pam, you and John have been the most adorable and interesting guests a host can ever dream about, and I dare say that our friendship is very dear to me! Thank you from the bottom of my heart!
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5

most relaxing holiday

  • 5 of 5

When I booked the Falco I obviously read all the reviews and I must say they were spot on. Beatrice is a wonderful host who offers help where needed and freedom when desired. We had the luck that for most of the days we were there (7) no other guests where there so we enjoyed the pool for ourselves, which was very nice and not cold. The rooms were excellent and the kitchen and living room is well equiped. Another plus, at least when you don't mind cats, is that every now and then a cat stroles along for a kuddle and crashes with you on the lounge bed by the pool. Or when bbq'ing sits itself at the table outside to be served diner. We loved it and made friends with a couple of them very fast. The town of Spoleto is surprisingly interesting and a lot of narrow uphill and downhill streets are there to be discovered. Also some very nice restaurants which Beatrice is more than happy to point out. The atmosphere of the place is easy going and has a certain grandeure that makes you experience that you are the king of your own caste in the hills of Umbria. The pictures on the website do not do it just. The bathrooms for example are very pretty in reality with nice glazed tiles and a modern glass sink but on the photo's it looks a bit 70's. Which again is not what it actually is. In short we loved our stay and would go back in a hart beat, life stands still for a moment and allows you to wind down and recharge.

  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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SOGGIORNO FRA STORIA E NATURA

  • 5 of 5

I rilievi morfologici che si incontrano attraversando la Valle Spoletana, luogo che segnò profondamente l’animo di San Francesco per le straordinarie bellezze naturali, sono per me di forte impatto emotivo, così come le architetture medievali di abbazie, pievi, torri e fortificazioni in pietra: sono affascinanti strutture erette sulle alture che dominano la valle. E’ proprio su un altura, a pochi minuti dal centro di Spoleto, che vengo attratto da una torre medievale in pietra denominata ”Torre del Falco”, nella sua totale compattezza e bellezza di struttura architettonica, che emerge nel verde dei secolari alberi. Qui ho ritenuto trascorrere un fine settimana, immerso per incanto tra storia e natura, in compagnia di sorridenti amici al bordo di un invitante piscina che ricorda gli abbeveratoi rurali e i mulini idraulici, tipici del luogo dove l’acqua diventa protagonista. Peccato che i giorni siano volati via ……ma ci tornerò!!!

  • Submitted: Apr 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Definitely my favorite accommodation in Spoleto

  • 5 of 5

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,

  • Submitted: Jun 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

amazing

  • 5 of 5

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)>

  • Submitted: Apr 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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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
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Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $118.57

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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