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
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.
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!
Rome, Italy (ROM-All Airports) 70 miles
From FIUMICINO Airport (Rome): Follow all green signs for FIRENZE and 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.
Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, National/State parks, Nature area, Fresh Buffalo Mozzarella daily produced, Religious Services, Ruins
Farm, Bed and Breakfast, Historic Inn
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, In-room internet, Desk, Fireplace, Fridge, Hairdryer, Internet Service, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Telephone
Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Hunting, Sight-seeing, Swimming pool
English, French, Italian
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.