A stylish and characterful property that sits proudly at the head of Le Valle dei Falchi with views from the house, garden and pool over a rolling landscape little changed in generations.
Villa Falco is a large, carefully restored farmhouse perched high in the hills at the head of Le Valle dei Falchi, not far from the bustle and beauty of Città di Castello. Surrounded by a large garden with terraces formed from local stone, beautifully maintained lawns and fabulous places to sit, eat and unwind, the elevated position of the house means that, even in high summer, there is a gentle breeze.
The house’s interior is as wonderful as its surroundings and is simply yet beautifully furnished with antique furniture, modern lighting and carefully chosen fabrics. There are plenty of original features including the original exposed wooden ceiling beams and clay tiled floors.
Spacious enough to accommodate 12 guests in comfort, the property is one where guests will find it hard not to relax into its somnolent charms, whether inside or out. The two sitting rooms, one on the ground floor and a double-height room on the first floor, have plenty of space for guests to sprawl with a good book and the impressive stone fireplaces not only look wonderful but offer warmth and cosiness out of season. Food is the focal point of any holiday in Italy and the inside dining room is matched by the shaded table outside, while the well-equipped, big kitchen gives guests room to experiment with local ingredients.
Bedrooms are large yet cosy, with furnishings that are a welcoming balance of calm and style. Likewise, the simple yet spacious bathrooms.
Villa Falco is a place where guests can excel at what the Italians call dolce far niente, which translates as the sweetness of doing nothing. From its pretty location to its comfortable interior, this is a property that is designed for maximum relaxation where you can while away your days reading by the pool, indulging in delicious food and star-gazing at night.
You won’t need to go far for a delicious meal cooked by someone else. Fraccano is on the doorstep and its two restaurants serve fabulously tempting regional pasta, pizza and risotto dishes – the wild boar taglietelle is not to be missed. Città di Castello is not far away either and is brimming with shops and restaurants. After which, Villa Falco will welcome you back for further restorative relaxation.