Jeremiah C., Date of stay 30 July 2014 - Truly Wonderful!
Everything about Torre del Falco was perfect. The grounds, views, flowers and pool are as beautiful as the photos suggest, if not more so. The pool is long enough for lap swimming, and the mild salt water is much nicer than chlorine. The interiors are finished to a high standard and in excellent taste, simple but very appealing, and very well maintained. It's tempting just to relax by the pool for hours on end, and some of our group did that from time to time, but the location also is ideal for going to any number of wonderful places. Spoleto has a lot to offer and is very atmospheric. It's just a few minutes' drive to the main carpark with moving walkways to the center. The walk from Torre del Falco to town is also very nice, taking only a half hour even for the uphill return, and a moderately fit 65-year-old did not find it taxing. (We didn't try the walk at night, but with a flashlight I think it would be fine.) Daytrips to fascinating and beautiful places, including the Montefalco vineyards as well as the many famous towns, were easy to manage by car or in some cases by train. (Service to Rome is very frequent; we were surprised by how much of Rome we were able to see in a daytrip by train.) But perhaps what makes Torre del Falco most special is the way Beatrice cares for her guests. As we were planning our trip, Beatrice responded very thoroughly and candidly to our endless questions. We sensed that we could rely on her to give us helpful and accurate information, and we were right. From the moment we arrived, Beatrice was very attentive and personable, making us feel like family. She lives on the property and was always available to help, yet was never intrusive. We found that to be ideal. Another thing that made our stay so nice, and which I would recommend to others, was that Beatrice arranged for a talented local cook (I should say chef, as the cooking was of a very high standard) to make dinner for us on 5 of the nights we were there. That arrangement could not have worked out better; Alessandra made wonderful meals emphasizing the local ingredients and traditions, and was very pleasant to deal with despite the fact that she speaks no English and we speak no Italian. Beatrice went above and beyond to make these arrangements, to check that we were enjoying the meals, and to serve as translator. All in all, this was the most enjoyable stay I have experienced anywhere, and our entire group was delighted with it. We shall return!