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Pianciano-Ancient hamlet with spectacular view on countless olive trees - IL CIPRESSO

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,614 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Internet
  • Parking




This very comfortable apartment has been obtained from the stable of the hamlet. It has a vast garden and a fresh and airy terrace, with a tiled roofing, to eat 'al fresco'. On the same floor there is a large kitchen-living room, a master bedroom with a king size bed, two twin bedrooms, and two bathrooms (one with bath-shower, the other with shower). Separate laundry room with washing machine and iron-table.

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 a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
16 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 cottage 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 cottage 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.

Available Rentals

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Rates to be intended for the whole apartment. Heating, weekly and/or final cleaning and general expenses included (water, electricity, gaz). Wood for the fireplace.
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 IL CIPRESSOin Spoleto in Province of Perugia

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1614 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets considered
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • rural
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fireplace
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Sunbed
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bidet
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed
  • Both bedrooms 2 and 3 can be prepared as twin beds or double.
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • Game Room
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Player
  • Bicycles
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Terrace
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • 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. Large playroom. Discreet and attentive custodians on spot.


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average rating of 5.0 based on 6 reviews

Amazingly beautiful

  • 5 of 5

It was amazing. Claudia and Francesco were so welcoming. The stay was all that we had hoped for and more. To see the major house was a beautiful great. Beyond words. Thank you.

  • Review Submitted: 18-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A perfect place to relax and unwind.

  • 5 of 5

From the moment we arrived, we didn't want to leave. Thank you for a wonderful week in your beautiful house. Best part of the day- watching the sun set out by the pool overlooking far reaching views.

  • Review Submitted: 26-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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outstanding secret

  • 5 of 5

As you drive deeper into the valley flanked by steep hills lined with rows of olive trees and the punctuating lilac of the Albero di Giuda, you know you're up for something unique. Tucked away up the hillside, this property is a gem. The owners have restored an old medieval "borghetto" with impeccable taste while remaining true to the original style and the surrounding landscape. Each unit has its own distinct charm, and they are all wonderfully comfortable and fully equipped with all amenities. The location is a perfect blend of privacy and centrality, allowing for easy day trips to neighboring exquisite historic sites, while making for a stay that is as peaceful and private as can be. The area is a culinary paradise, and the locally produced olive oils, meats, truffles, cheeses and the regional cuisine are nothing short of excellent. This is Italy at its best. Claudia, Francesco, Eva and Aziz are wonderful hosts who will go to great lengths to ensure that your experience is something you will look forward to repeating. And sharing, so here we go - now, don't tell anyone.

  • Review Submitted: 10-Jun-2012
  • Date of Stay: April 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
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Copenhagen, Denmark

Best place we've stayed in

  • 5 of 5

The last 20 years we have been travelling in Italia and visited lots of places. Pianciano is the best place we've stayed in so far. Everything is great: The houses, the position, the pool, the surroundings, the view, the breeze, the domestic animals and the people. Normally we always go to a new place in Italy every year. But for the first time ever we're returning to the same place next summer. And that's probably our best recommendation of Pianciano.

  • Review Submitted: 08-Sep-2010
  • Date of Stay: July 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
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Los Angeles, CA

A wonderful experience

  • 5 of 5

Just returned from a two-day stay in Il Cipresso, and it was heavenly. Breathtakingly beautiful scenery in a peaceful setting. The house was spacious and spotlessly clean and very nicely furnished and well equipped. Delicious lasagne and a bottle of wine were gifts from our host upon arrival. Loved the two house dogs who came to visit us. All in all, a FABULOUS stay. Would highly recommend to anyone wanting a total get away. Great restaurant close by and a charming village. Thank you for making our stay a memorable one. They also sell great olive oil, meats and truffles on site.

  • Review Submitted: 05-Oct-2009
  • Date of Stay: September 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
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Carmel, CA. USA

March 2009 visit

  • 5 of 5

We arrived during a snow fall. Didn't expect that in March. But the beauty took our breath away. The villa, the grounds, the people, the dogs were beyond our expectations. This is a perfect setting for a get away. A little isolated but with a car not a problem.

  • Review Submitted: 02-Apr-2009
  • Date of Stay: March 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
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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).