We have just returned from a week at Santa Chiara and loved every minute of it. We stayed in Pietramelina, the one bed appartment which was ideal for myself, my husband and 1 year old daughter. It was well equipped with 'baby essentials' including toys and games which made packing lighter and with the many finishing touches provided by Paul and Anita it gave it a home from home feel and we had a very enjoyable stay as a result.
We would thoroughly recommend staying at Santa Chiara to anyone, especially those with young children. It is a beautiful rustic farm house set in a poppy filled valley with gorgeous grounds and an attractive safe pool area. The location is great to access many of the local sites such as Gubbio, Assisi and Lake Tresimino - most of which are about 30 mins drive. Sienna is about an 1hr 30 mins away.
Paul and Anita are a lovely welcoming couple, they gave us many hints and tips on where to go and where to eat - Anita even babysat for us one evening
which we very much appreciated! They also have their own olive groves and make their own olive oil which came back home with us!
All in all a fantastic holiday we will be back!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- This beautiful Umbrian stone farmhouse was restored in 2005 and converted into 3 luxury self catering holiday apartments with swimming pool. Santa Chiara is set amongst lush gardens of Oleander, Hibiscus and Figs and has its own Olive Grove with over 100 trees. The house offers fantastic uninterrupted views down the rolling green valley with the imposing figure of Monte Tezio and its nature reserve dominating the horizon. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Santa Chiara Italy/Pierantonio, Umbria