At the end of August I spent a few days with close friends and their little 4 year-old boy at Agriturismo Pilari. The cottage is located in a lovely valley, near an old castle and close to a sweet village (less than 1 min. by car) where one can find everything (grocery, nice cafés, excellent bakery, and even a restaurant).
The place is extremely quiet, the swimming pool is large and overlooks a wonderful countryside, and the cottage is perfectly clean and provided with all the needed comfort.
The owners are very warm, they even drove us to their wineyard uphills and took an hour to explain to us how they produced their own wine (which is actually very good !). We were also free to eat the figs and blackberries of their garden at anytime. The owners also organized a dinner on Saturday night, where all guests were invited. We really felt "at home" and most welcome.
It is mostly a location for those who want to relax and take profit of the "dolce vita" that such a breathtaking place allows. It is perfect for a honeymoon or for families with young children. The only counterpart is that, as the village is located between two steep hills, any trip further to Trasimeno, Cortona or Perugia takes between 20 (for the closest town) and more than 30 minutes, but the roads are so beautiful (and really not stressful) that, for us, it was not an issue.
We will definitely come back to Agriturismo Pilari !
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The farm is situated in Val di Piele, a small valley next to lake of Trasimeno, between Toscana and Umbria.Here you can spend a beautifull time full of nature. You can also visit the most important towns and places of the two countries (es. Cortona, Assisi, Firenze, Siena etc...).Pilari apartments are in the ancient village that is the farm heart and its origins are lost in the past. The oldest part of the village was built as a watch tower of Pierle castle near the XIII century. This castle was a very important fortress for Pierle valley and now it is a very important sign of the history valley. ... more less