I simply can’t say enough good things about our stay at Santa Maria degli Ancillotti.
Beautifully situated among hundreds of olive trees with long-range Mountain views, the place is peaceful and quiet. When you are ready to wander, you are a half hour or less from fantastic mountain-top ancient towns like Assisi, Spello, Montefalco and many other Umbrian treasures.
Allessio, the proprietor, is a born host in the finest tradition. He greeted us warmly upon our arrival, and suggested we enjoy the dinner that his family prepares nightly as an additional service for guests. (5 courses, 40 euros). We had already made dinner reservations nearby, but decided to accept Allessio’s suggestion and cancelled our restaurant reservations. Oh my goodness. Certainly among the best meals we enjoyed in all our two weeks in Italy! (And we are foodies who always sought out the highest rated places!)
After the first meal, we decided we would eat ALL our dinners at Santa Maria degli Ancillotti there while in Umbria.
Two other couples were there while we stayed, and we quickly learned that they had been there many times, and that more than 50 percent of Alessio’s guests were repeat guests. Some come for weeks on end.
We had a marvelous time in Italy visiting several great areas, and my only regret from our entire Italy trip was that we didn’t schedule MORE time in in Umbria staying at Santa Maria degli Ancillotti!