In Umbria,at fifteen minutes of romantic drive from Todi and only one and a half hour drive north from Rome the medieval Castle of Sismano and it's tiny surrounding hamlet will plunge you into a magic atmosphere. In the Borgo 11 charming suites will help you to unwind and relax and discover how to live history and learn to listen to the silence.The owner, who comes from a florentine princely family, will make you feel special guests and will try to make your stay in Sismano a memorable experience. The restaurant, at just a few meters from the rooms, will serve you meat, venison and organic vegetables that come from the owner's estate.Please check .travelandleisure/articles/europes-best-affordable-castle-hotels/14
4.6 on May 18, 2014
Three generations of our family stayed in one of the country apartments _ perfect for child and grownup alike and a complete break from screens and other intrusions. We had dinner at the cozy castello restaurant with a roaring fire in the background. Altogether one of the best vacations we've ever had as a family.
5 on August 04, 2013
We first went to Sismano for the opening of a well curated art exhibition "Per un arte fluida", a few weeks ago. There we met Ginevra, the lovely owner of the castle, who suggested we should come for dinner to the "2 Papi" Restaurant. So we did a few days later. The atmosphere was magical, with just a few tables placed in the garden with a view towards the unspoilt hills. The food was excellent, all sourced locally. We loved the varied antipasti. The service was professional but also very warm; the chef came to our table to describe the dishes and make sure we enjoyed our dinner. In all of this, Ginevra came to say hello and gave us an insight in the estate's history. We were also given a private tour of the exhibition. Italy as it should be......
5 on May 22, 2012
We stayed in the Castello Sismano a wonderful bed and breakfast near Todi. We were really impressed from this beautiful castle and enjoyed the calmness. You get the lovely feeling of being set back in a different time period. The rooms are beautiful and very clean. For us the most amazing part of staying at Sismano was enjoying its restaurant "I Due Papi". The food was excellent and convenient since we did not have to leave the hotel in order to enjoy amazing food. The castle is very well located since you can easily reach culturally important places around. All in all, Castello Sismano is an insider's tip!
4.0 on April 13, 2012
Nel mese di Marzo 2012 abbiamo avuto il grande piacere di soggiornare nell'antico borgo del Castello di Sismano, e di conoscere personalmente la gentilissima proprietaria, la marchesa Ginevra Sanminiatelli, con la quale abbiamo avuto modo di conversare assai gradevolmente Mia moglie ed io ci siamo trovati benissimo nella splendida "Suite Dei Tetti", molto suggestiva ed assai particolare, ed abbiamo cenato veramente con gusto nel caratteristico Ristorante "I due Papi". Ci siamo rammaricati soltanto di non essere potuti rimanere piu' di una notte, ma a questo sono sicuro rimedieremo non appena ci sara' nuovamente possibile. Saremo comunque lieti di consigliare ai nostri amici di trascorrere almeno un paio di giorni nell'Agriturismo, perche' siamo certi che ne saranno pienamente soddisfatti.
4.6 on April 28, 2011
Un posto incantevole immerso nelle colline Umbre, da ammirare per tranquillità, buon cibo, camere confortevoli, servizio ottimo, gentilezza e cortesia del personale, divertimento, un piacevole soggiorno!
4.0 on April 28, 2011
We (one adult, three kids) spent a most wonderful long-weekend at the Castello in March, the staff were fantastic with the kids requests and not only, the rooms were great and the food delicious. Many thanks specially to the chef who went to great lenghts to make every body happy. Worth it every penny, will definetly go back.
4.8 on August 23, 2010
We stayed in Castello di Sismano and discovered the best of the best.Friendly and helpfull people, The chef of the restaurant asked what we want to eat the next day and always it was outstanding,also the older people who're living around the wall are making that this is Italy at it best. And lets not forget the lady of the Castello with her lovely smile who will help you with all information needed THIS IS HEAVEN ON EARTH
5 on June 27, 2010
Well where do I start? Arrived on Saturday with my girlfriend for our 4th anniversary and was warmly greeted by the owner who, after some usual paperwork and checking in, took us to our room. Each room was designed differently and we were in the "I Vasi" room which means "The Vases". The rooms were spacious, very clean and tidy, ready for new guests, us. :) After leaving our stuff in the room we had a look around the estate. The castle was beautiful and the fields were stunning. We then went straight for the pool and then some relaxing in the sauna. Before we knew it was dinner time and we were hungry, so decided to eat at the hotel restaurant, “I Due Papi”. Again, this was lovely! The food was fantastic and the service next to none. The staff were always on the ball and the food came promptly even though it was a busy night. We retreated to our room and before we knew it, it was morning. After a good night’s sleep and some fantastic home-made breakfast we went to the local town for some site seeing and then headed back to the hotel to relax and have dinner at the hotel. After another great night sleep we were sad to be leaving in the morning. :( Our stay in Sismano was lovely and would recommend anyone and everyone to go. The staff provided a great service and made our stay just that bit more memorable. We loved it so much that we are planning to go again soon.
5 on June 15, 2010
We were advised by friends to stop in this medieval borgo, but we could not imagine we would be feeling like princes from a fairy tale! Beautiful suite, incredible views, amazing dinner at the nearby restaurant owened by the same lady who owns the castle and who baked the cakes for our breakfast. Definitively a memorable experience! Thankyou Marchesa, we'll be back!!
beautiful suite with spacious living room with working fireplace. Bedroom with kingsize bed overlooking medieval borgo and private bathroom with shower. Access to pool. Free internet and wifi provided outdoor, satellite TV, minibar and air con. Antique furniture. Comfortable double sofabed in the living room.
Nightly Rate: EUR 160 - EUR 180
Rome, Italy (ROM-All Airports) 70 miles
From SOUTH (Rome): take A1 Motorway northbound and exit ORTE. Make a left and follow signs for PERUGIA. Continue following signs for TODI, PERUGIA, DERUTA, CESENA and exit at Montecastrilli-Avigliano Umbro exit (about half hour after you left motorway). Follow signs for AVIGLIANO UMBRO for 10 KM and you will find Sismano after village of Dunarobba. FROM NORTH (Florence): Take motorway A1 direction ROMA and exit VALDICHIANA. Follow signs for PERUGIA and then for TERNI, ORTE. Exit at TODI S.DAMIANO and take the road uphill on the left. At the top go left again and after 600mt go left once more at the roundabout. Opposite ESSO petrol station (on your left) there is a road with many directions (Avigliano, Vasciano, Pesciano) and SISMANO. Keep going for 8 miles leaving Todi behind and you'll find the castle on your right. From Rome Airport 1.50 minutes drive From Perugia airport 50 minutes drive
Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, National/State parks, Nature area, Fresh Buffalo Mozzarella daily produced, Religious Services, Ruins
Bed and Breakfast, Historic Inn, Farm
Computer, Conference Rooms, Copier, Fax Machine, Private entrance, Wedding Facilities, Wi-Fi , home baked cakes for breakfast, sauna, relaxing massages possible directly in room, walking distance restaurant
Air conditioning, Desk, Fireplace, Fridge, Hairdryer, Internet Service, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Telephone, Wired internet
Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Hunting, Sight-seeing, Swimming pool
Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian
PANZANELLA (Tuscan bread salad)
Cut in cubes 2-3 slices of old bread. Add 2 medium tomatoes, cucumber, carrot, celery, onion in quantities as you prefer, all chopped up in small pieces. Fresh basil, extra vergin olive oil, salt pepper and vinegar to season this plate that will have to stay in the fridge at least 2 hours, better if overnight. A great way, in summer, to recycle old bread.