Luca's place is simply wonderful. This villa is pure, simple, real Italy. No frills, no extravagance. But more beautiful and peaceful than we ever could have expected. We stayed two weeks in Italy and our two nights at Luca's were, by far, the highlight. We arrived after dinnertime and were greeted by the housekeeper, who spoke little English but told us all we needed to know about where to eat nearby -- Mimi's, just a 10-minute drive. It was incredible -- one of our best meals (certainly our most memorable!) in Italy. Luca met us for breakfast the next morning and had prepared a lovely meal for us. We chatted with him over breakfast on the patio, staring out into the stunning valleys of Umbria in the sunshine. We wish we had spent far more time at his place. There was one other couple there, but we rarely saw them. Luca is a terrific host -- very kind and welcoming. And he hooked us up with wine-tasting and a wine tour that were some of our greatest memories of the whole trip! We feel so fortunate to have found this place and hope to go back someday. We recommend it highly to anyone.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Terzo di Danciano is a charming 18th-century villa with a marvellous view overlooking a valley on the border between Umbria and Tuscany. There are 4 large, comfortable bedrooms available as well as a beautiful apartment (with double bedroom, kitchen and sofa bed). Every room is with ensuite bathroom and has a lovely view.The quality of the spaces, indoors and outdoors, the genuine atmosphere and the natural way we greet our guests make Terzo di Danciano a destination you shouldn’t miss out on if you enjoy places that are out of the ordinary.The strategic location of Terzo di Danciano makes it an attractive destination in terms of cultural tourism. The property is on the border between Tuscany and Umbria, making it a perfect "station" to head out from on any number of itineraries. Cortona, Perugia, Arezzo, Gubbio, Assisi, the splendid towns in Val d'Orcia with their hot springs, you'll be spoilt for choice!Nature lovers can choose from countless hiking routes marked by C.A.I. (the Italian Alpine Club), immersed in an uncontaminated environment that is very sparsely populated. The near-by Lake Trasimeno offers an enchanting landscape, the opportunity to rent bicycles, go horse riding and play water sports. ... more less