We are a family with 2 boys aged 10 and 12, and we spent 2 weeks in June, 2013 on this lovely agriturismo. It was everything we dreamed of! Agriturismo Pilari is lovingly cared for by Diletta and Vanni, their 2 young boys, and Maria (Vanni's mother.) It's located in the Val di Pierle, with a centuries-old castle that is visible from the farm, and breathtaking views of the valley and surrounding mountains all around. Take a 5 minute walk into the small quaint town of Mercatale, where you can get your morning pastries and bread from the baker, stroll to one of the 3 cafes in town for your cappuccino, pick up some fresh groceries from one of the 2 grocers, and then some fresh meat from the butcher. We cooked most of our meals at home--the kitchen is well appointed, and the farm makes a yummy red wine which is always available! The farm is a 15 minute drive from Cortona and perfectly located for day trips into all the classic hill towns. The family is warm and helpful but not intrusive. Vanni even figured out where my 10 year old son could rent an electric bass during our stay! This was a very special trip for us, thank you Diletta and Vanni!!!
- 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