What to do
Il Berneto is situated on the Umbrian - Tuscan border between Rome (130 km) and Florence (130km), 10 minutes from the A1, one of the main highways. It is within easy reach of great sites such as Città della Pieve (10 minutes driving), Cetona (20 minutes), Cortona (60 minutes driving), Orvieto (45 minutes), Perugia (45 minutes), Todi (60 minutes), Gubbio (80 minutes), Arezzo (50 minutes), Assisi (45 minutes), Lago Trasimeno (30 minutes), Spoleto (60 minutes, Montepulciano (40 minutes), Montalcino (45 minutes) Pienza (50 minutes), Florence (90 minutes), Rome (90 minutes).
A 10 minute walk from the villa brings you to Monteleone d'Orvieto, a lovely hill-top town that offers events during the summer and the winter that attract visitors from all over the world: in winter, it hosts one of the most famous nativity scenes in the area and in the summer the Palio colors the streets with flags and traditional costumes. (www.monteleoneonline.com)
Just a 10 minute drive from Il Berneto sits Città della Pieve, a larger medieval town that continuously hosts events, concerts and traditional Umbrian celebrations (cittadellapieve.org).
Also, 20 minutes by car you will find Chianciano Terme, a spa resort with mineral water enriched with rejuvenating qualities, open to everyone, which offers the perfect spot for body treatments and the total relaxation that you are looking for. (www.chiancianoterme.com)
Il Berneto possesses a beautiful setting in the Italian countryside, nestled away from the hustle and bustle of daily life, but providing easy access to local sites, the visitor to Il Berneto is sure to experience the culture and atmosphere of the nearby Italian towns and villages.
Il Berneto is the optimal choice for a vacation holiday. On any given day, choose to shop the local markets and prepare yourself a meal with the freshest of local Italian ingredients, on another, enjoy a delicious Italian meal at your choice of one of the areas several fine restaurants. Take a lovely afternoon stroll through the produce markets and vineyards, enjoy the Sagre (food festivals) taking place in the surrounding area, or arrange for an Italian chef to prepare a traditional Italian meal - you'll never run out of things to do at Il Berneto!
Il Berneto's owners are happy to offer assistance for any reason. They are fluent in English, Italian, French and Spanish. They are pleased to arrange any additional services that might be desired. The staff of Il Berneto is available to arrange local home-cooked food, Italian lessons, painting classes, golf outings, and other ideas for your stay. One thousand olive trees provide exceptional olive oil in November each year as well as beautiful views of the olive groves. Hospitality and warmth are the trademarks of a week's stay at Il Berneto.
Distances - Città della Pieve 10 minutes driving, Cetona 20 min, Cortona, Orvieto 1h, Perugia1h, Todi1h, Gubbio1h, Arezzo 1 1/2h, Assisi 45 min, Lago Trasimeno 30 min, Spoleto 40 min, Montepulciano 40 min, Montalcino 45 min and Pienza 50 min, Florence 1h, Rome 1 hr 20 min.
Sports and activities:
Tennis court - 100 meters away, available by prior arrangement
Golf - different options, closest course 18 holes Golf Club Perugia