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Last summer my family and had the most amazing experience staying at Torre La Cupa! The pictures cannot possibly describe how beautiful this property is. The profusion of flowers, plants and trees and the tranquil buzzing of bees create a sense of separation from the rest of the world. The home is magnificent, and transports one back to medieval times, but with modern amenities! The comfort and seclusion made us long to simply stay put and enjoy, but the relative ease with which we traveled throughout Umbria and beyond, enhanced the magic of this place for our family. The owners were beyond kind and gracious. They helped us organize prepared meals, exposed us to the amazing town of Acqualoreto via a centuries old path from the backyard, and treated us like family. We made memories and friendships! Rarely in life are expectations greatly exceeded, but such was the case for us at this incredible place!
Vacationing at la Cupa, in its authentic and sophisticated simplicity works on several levels to restore wellness and fulfillment. Everything you could possibly need while in one of Umbria's most genuine microsettlements of medieval origins, is in the house and in the nearby hamlet of Acqualoreto (home to a very interesting mix of friendly locals and charming expats: the stunningly functional pool (perfect for an improvised session of acquagym or wetyoga immersed in mediterranean nature!), the outdoor eating patios, the reading rooms, the grand piano, ect ect and last but not least, the central sandstone unique four-story tower which was used by some inspired guests as an outdoor climbing gym with an epic atmosphere. The listing description although accurate, barely captures the identity and feel of this place where we stayed with family and friends for a week in august. Extremely clean and well cared for, is a bit overwhelming at first due to the vast selection of the owners items which give the house a very distinct identity. And yet these items are also what made our stay very inspiring in every glance of the interiors and sorroundings. Lin and Carlos and their vast extended family are just great hosts and always provided solutions to the minor and largely forseeable domestic issues which arose. I would reccommend this property without any hesitation to all those looking to be inspired and fulfilled with La Cupa's sophisticated simplicity.
We spent two fantastic weeks in july, first a week with our son (23 years) and three friends and then with a couple of our own friends. The boys played crocket, had a daily waterpolomatch in the swimminpool, cooked every evening and also spent, surprisingly enough, serious time to enjoy the cultural side of Umbrie. With our friends we visited of course many cultural, historical sites and enjoyed the pittoresk Tower House and our pleasant dinners in the garden. Lin and Carlos were great hosts and very helpful when our car broke down and had to be repaired in Todi. It was interesting to hear from the owners how they restored the property resulting in an extremely characterful house, with all the comfort needed surrounded by a large charming garden. We can highly recommend this lovely place
This is a truly wonderful place to stay, surrounded by stunning countryside. We loved the house itself - filled with books, comfortable furniture and full of character. Felt instantly at home!
The gardens themselves are hard to describe. "Gorgeous" doesn't really do justice. We spent most of our days lounging by the pool or in the garden hammock. We also ate outside as there is a nice, large outside table, handy for the kitchen. Loads of room for kids to have fun and adults to find peace and quiet. We were two families and assorted friends, so it was just the right amount of space.
Bedrooms felt luxurious, with amazing views of the hills and sky. There is a big piano in the living room. The village of Aqualoreto is nearby, and it has a little bar/cafe. Orvieto and Todi are just a short drive away; we visited both and fell in love with them.
All in all, the perfect combination of culture, history and glorious relaxation by the pool!
We stayed in the house in the first week of June with our 5 week old baby and some friends. The jasmine covering the walls of this beautiful medieval farm house was in bloom and the sent drifted into our bedroom every morning. Just one of the many aspects why this house is a pleasure to stay in.
The house is as lovely on the inside as it is on the outside. It is decorated with a lot of taste and detail. The owners have collected the furnishings over the years from all over the world and it feels as home.
The house has lots of nooks and crannies, lots of little stairs, hallways and rooms of various sizes, making it easy too imagine you have not only travelled in distance, but also in time.
The views from the gardens, which surround the house from all sides, are stunning and there is a lot of space in the house and grounds. For all times of the day there is another terrace where you can sit down to enjoy these surroundings.
According to the owners the week we stayed was the first one with nice (normal ;-)) Umbrian weather. Fortunately to cool us off we could take a dip in the large and very pretty pool and lay in the sun beside the pool sipping on something refreshing. Absolute luxury!
For those looking for a beautiful house with a true historic feel this is definitely the place to stay.
the week we spent at the Tower House was the high point of an eighteen day trip to four locations in Italy with two grown "children," their spouses, and four "grands" ages 12 and 10. although every stop held its own appeal, this "home" offered everything: it was an easy drive to many enticing "must-sees," it was close to a major transportation hub (Orvieto) where one could easily and quickly pop off to further destinations, and it offered a wonderful variety of near-by restaurants with easily described epicurean delights.
but its major attraction was the ability to enjoy simple family time in such a gorgeous and other-worldly environment. Lin was a delightful, fascinating and ever-helpful hostess who managed every query, concern and request with easy aplomb. One only wished one could enjoy her company after a stay. The home, the grounds, the furnishings, the books (oh, the books!!!) all presented constant delights. And of course, the big and little children enjoyed the pool and the ever-present potential for exploring the area.
there is no down-side to my review. the only caution would be that one must have transportation, and be comfortable with driving along the somewhat less than superhighway - type roads common in the Umbrian terrain . But the challenges posed by "getting there" are more than made up for by the vast variety of ancient, modern, secular, religious, historical and simply gorgeous natural attractions in the area.
would i recommend the Tower House? absolutely no question. my only regret is that i have not yet booked my next trip; but i guarantee, it's on my to - do list. And as to whether it was magic for everyone: i must not fail to relate that my twelve year old grandgirl has already announced that the Tower House will be her marriage location!
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Prices include: electricity, bed linen, bath and swimming towels, cleaning on Saturdays for rentals of more than a single.
Generous discounts for small parties. Please inquire.
Firewood and metered central heating at cost.