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Pianciano-Ancient hamlet with spectacular view on countless olive trees - L'ARCO

Bedrooms 4
Separate WCs1
Space 3,229 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Internet
  • Parking




L'ARCO, our bigger unit (sleeps 8) is composed of: a) ground floor: large comortable sitting room with fireplace, dining room, large kitchen,1 bathroom, store-room; b) first floor: 1 double bedroom with bathroom en-suite and fireplace, 1 double bedroom and one twin bedroom with their own bathroom;1 twin bedroom with bathroom en-suite. Shaded terrace with dining table to eat 'al fresco' with spectacular view, separate utilityroom with washing machine and iron table. Large playroom for children with tennis table. BBQ .Private garden, hammock. Private parking.All property fenced.Swimming pool (about 40 x 20 feet), dressing room, batrhroom with shower, sunbeds. . All the appliances are state-of-the-art and in a perfect working shape. All our outdoor property (olive grove, park, pool, etc.) is 100% accessible to our guests. Discreet and kind custodians on spot.

About the property


In a secluded valley, within a huge olive tree estate, Pianciano is a stone hamlet built in the 15th century. It is dominated by the magnificent villa Paradiso, built at the end of 1600. In the hamlet, three accurately restored and furnished cottages are perfect for a peaceful holiday, in the 'green heart of Italy'. It is possible to rent from one 'room with a view' for a romantic holiday up to the all hamlet (max 21).Swimming pool 12x6, dressing room. The guardians will take care of any problem during your staying. Self catering accommodation. Also breakfast, dinner and wooden oven pizza on request. Cooking lessons. Tour guide, wineries tour, wildlife guide.Wifi, broadband in all houses and in the pool area. Steam bath, minispa. Mobile phone and pc at your disposal. Pick up from and to airport.

Also close to Rome and Florence, Pianciano is ideal to visit jewels of architecture and art like Spoleto, Assisi, Bevagna, Todi, Bevagna and Montefalco. Wineries tours, olive oil and truffles tasting. Also ideal for a relaxing holiday, in the peace of its lovely garden and surroundings.

Genuine, all-Italian product shopping: Pure olive oil, meat by the farm butchery and truffles (in season) are available for purchase at the estate farm.

Household-staff: Custodians on spot. Fenced property. Extra cleaning on request. Dinner on request. Wooden-oven pizza cooking on request. Cooking lesson (Italian traditional, Umbrian traditional, pizza, cous.cous).

Added amenities : Besides great furniture and efficient, state-of-the-art appliances the house provides a fully equipped kitchen and a phone line with a modem-jack. Properties are detached from each other. Room, privacy and comfort are ensured.

More Details

Property Manager
Francesco Bachetoni
Member since: 2007
Speaks English, French, Italian
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
22 June, 2018

About Francesco Bachetoni

My profound link with Spoleto and this beautiful area goes back to my roots, as my ancestors lived in Umbria since 1500. Pianciano and the estate were bought by my greatgrandfather in 1911 and the property still belongs to our family. I am a civil engineer with a master at the MIT, Boston. Even if i live in Rome and have been working abroad for many years, I like to spend my free time at Pianciano. Horseriding and taking care of the property are the most relaxing activity during holidays.

Francesco Bachetoni purchased this villa in 2013

Why Francesco Bachetoni chose Spoleto

The medieval hamlet of Pianciano needed restoration. I decided to give the hamlet a new life! I love to share the pleasure to stay at Pianciano with other people, and to let them know Umbria and Spoleto. We know a lot about historical buildings, art, shops and restaurants, and we can give good advices, even if sometimes we still learn from our guests. When possible, I take our guests for a tour in our family house, Villa Paradiso. Recently restaured, has a frescoed ceiling ballroom, and a collection of paintings and art objects. It gives an idea of Italian taste for art in a private home.

What makes this villa unique

Pianciano is unique for its atmosphere, the peace of the garden, the quietness, and the spectacular view on the olive grow (some 11.000 trees). Enjoy the beauty of the surroundings, the taste of the traditional cooking, the authenticity of an unspoilt location. Relax in the panoramic swimming pool after the hammam. The feeling of being in continuity with the past brings an incredible energy to face the challenges of the future.

Guestbook comments from the manager

A beautiful property in a wonderful location. Both were beyond my expectation. [The Donegans] - Faut-il d'abord mentionner la splendide rénovation ou l'hospitalité? Un endroit d'exception! [P. & E. Wunsch] - Votre proprieté possède un ame. Vous et votre familie lui avez rendu l'élégance, fidèles à son passé et elle se retrouve dans votre facon d'accueillir. Grace à vous, nous ne nous sommes pas sentis des consommateurs mais nous avons apprecié le gout et l'authenticité de vos amenagements, avons été très sensibles à vos conseils de visites dans la région, à vos petites attentions... [Les Fontaines] - My days here have been marvelise and every thing gorjuse and very comfortable and the dog down the street is lovely [Elizabeth Hallgreen, age 8] - We have had a wonderful relaxing stay in your villa. The facilities and furnishing are both beautiful and excellent throughout. We will be back soon. [The Caldwells]. Great stay, great people, great environment. Not to be missed! [J & L Parker].
Nov 2007
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Available Rentals

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Rates to be intended for the whole apartment. Heating, weekly and/or final cleaning and general expenses (water, electricity, gaz)included. Wood for the fire place.
No other charges apply. Please inquire for more-than-2-weeks stay special. 10%discout on the second week (not in July and August)
Extra cleaning, dinner, laundry, babysitting: on request.


Accommodation and facilities for L'ARCOin Spoleto in Province of Perugia

Property Type:
  • villa (detached)
  • Self-catering
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
Floor Area:
  • 3229 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 9
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • rural
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Dialup Access
  • Fireplace
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Sofa Bed
  • Sunbed
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 10 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bidet
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bidet
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
    Bathroom 4 - Toilet , Bidet
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 4 - 2 Single Bed
  • All bedrooms are large and comfortable. Double beds with latex mattresses. Duvet pillows. .The fourth bedroom, with batroom en-suite, and a tiny kitchenette, has a separate entrance. Possible to add a single bed and/or a cot.
  • Audio Tape Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Player
  • Balcony
  • Child's Swing
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Terrace
  • 8 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • not suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Staff
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • whitewater rafting
Children and pets wellcome. The hamlet provides a very safe environment for children, which are free to go around.In the hamlet live two dogs, three cats, two horses, poultry. Children can collect egg themselves. Farm products on season. The house is not accessible to wheelchairs and infirm persons because of the stairs (inside and outside). Large playroom.


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average rating of 4.818182 based on 12 reviews

Beautiful and peaceful

  • 5 of 5

Pianciano is an unbelievably beautiful, tranquil place to be.

  • Review Submitted: 17-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
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Very warm wellcome and authentich atmosphere!!

  • 4 of 5

Beautiful house and surroundings. We felt very comfortable as guests: warm wellcome, delicious pizza evening snd comfortable house.

The only problem was that specially one of the sleeping rooms was too warm and we got only a ventilator which was very loud.

For the children was a very nice experience pickung up eggs for breakfast.

  • Review Submitted: 28-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
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Wonderful stay

  • 5 of 5

We loved everything about our stay here. The villa is comfortable and elegantly designed and the location is stunning. We enjoyed taking day trips to the many nearby unspoiled towns, but looked forward to returning to the villa to relax at the end of the day. Francesco and Claudia were lovely hosts, going above and beyond to help in every way. Pizza night was a highlight! We are already dreaming about a return trip.

  • Review Submitted: 26-Aug-2015
  • Date of Stay: August 2015
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Pass Christian, MS, USA

Umbrian Magic

  • 5 of 5

This is an amazing property! The accommodations, the vista, and the atmosphere are truly special and make for a delightful vacation.

We had the pleasure of renting two of these beautiful homes during our stay, and they were charming and warm residences for our visit to Umbria. There were many delightful day trips to nearby towns and cities. We dined in during the evenings as our apartments were so well suited for a relaxing dinner on the veranda terrace.

Our host, Francesco, was gracious and helpful. The resident staff was available and saw to our every need. The special tour of the family home and our night of homemade pizza in the old brick oven were highlights indeed.

Many thanks for such a wonderful stay!

  • Review Submitted: 22-Oct-2012
  • Date of Stay: October 2012
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Oklahoma City, OK USA

Heaven on Earth

  • 5 of 5

On the plane home from Italy, I was already looking at my calendar to see when we could return to Pianciano. Claudia & Franceso, as well as their whole family, were the most gracious, laid back, sophisticated hosts one could hope for. Their knowledge of the area must be unsurpassed, and their willingness to share it was a real privilege for us. The property itself is ideal. The villa was spotless, the rooms are quite large, the decor is simple and elegant. The exposed stone walls, which are very thick, keep the villa cool in the hot Italian summer, and there are two fireplaces for the colder seasons. The kitchen is large and well stocked. It even has a pizza oven (and Aziz will make you pizzas). Also, don't miss having Maria come to prepare dinner for you while giving you a cooking lesson. She is a dear and her meals are delicious! The view from every window and the terrace are spectacular! You will see an opposing hillside, blanketed in olive groves with another hamlet across the way, as well as the Castello belonging to the family of Pianciano. You will also look down at the rest of the the property (a few other villas). The new pool is big and beautiful with a view looking over the entire valley. At this property, you have all the privacy you want but the security of others around. If you want to socialize, the pool and the surrounding terraces are natural gathering spots. While we were there, the other two villas were rented. So, the farm consisted of our hosts (Italians), an Australian family, a Dutch family and us (Americans). It was fantastic and we made some lifelong friends. On the flip side, there are plenty of times when there is nobody at the pool and one can have it to oneself. If you just want to relax in solitude at your villa, nobody will bother you. There are many nearby towns and villages to visit, rural family restaurants and lots of hiking opportunities. As you sit, sipping your Montefalco Rosso (or whatever), from your terrace, you will hear an occasional bray of distant donkeys, and the muffled crowing of a rooster on the hillside. The two resident dogs are sweet and gentle. We even found a couple of baby porcupines, so nature is around you in the lovely place. Step inside to the cool cotta floors, lay back, relax, and enjoy the beauty of the beamed ceilings and the quiet of the Italian countryside. Pianciano really is Heaven on Earth! P.S. Don't tell anyone. :)

  • Review Submitted: 09-Jul-2010
  • Date of Stay: June 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
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Alsace, France

Pianciano : close to perfection

  • 5 of 5

Unspoiled sceneries from the different houses available in the borgo, tastefully restored and comfortable houses, extremely kind and available hosts, many villages and towns close by to relish authentic Italian art, style of life, great wines, organic products, magical walks in the wild flowers. Over a period of 10 days, we stayed in 2 houses and had the opportunity to visit a 3rd one. This hamlet is a true jewel and Umbria has a lot, a lot to offer. Yes, we shall be back !

  • Review Submitted: 11-Jun-2009
  • Date of Stay: May 2009
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Nearest Airport
45 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
6 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
200 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
45 Kilometres
Nearest Train
11 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
30 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
1 Kilometres
Passo d'Acera
Nearest Ski
50 Kilometres
Forche Canepine
Nearest Beach
200 Kilometres
Conero (Ancona)
Car: necessary

Spoleto, one of the most beautiful Medieval towns in Italy, welcomes you with its stunning landscape made of olive trees and hills, its many works of art, its traditional warmth and excellent wine and cooking. The very heart of Umbria, from here you can conveniently reach the most important art cities in Central Italy. (Rome, Florence, Assisi, Bevagna, Montefalco, Perugia ). At Pianciano, enjoy total quiet and relax in the lovely garden , with 80 different antique roses. Steam bath, minispa. Wifi in all houses and pool area. Cookery lessons, dinner prepared on request. Pizza night in the medieval wooden oven. Nice trattoria at walking distance.

Other Activities: Natural and typical product shopping. Crafts. Gourmet restaurants. Wineries tour. Best cashmir wool products factories. Worldwide-famous art and music festivals (Festival di Spoleto, Umbria Jazz, Medieval Festa delle Gaite in Bevagna, Medieval Giostra della Quintana in Foligno).