“A dynamic makeover has recently been given to this hotel which now offers stylish accommodation in the centre of a bustling market town and very reasonable prices. The square, grey-shuttered building is set in attractive grounds, while inside, traditional and contemporary design elements combine to make a refreshingly different overall result. The pretty garden now incorporates the welcome addition of a sun deck and plunge pool. We highly recommend the hotel's elegant restaurant, Zafferano, which serves regional dishes with a creative twist.”
Written by Nicky Swallow
“Why do people love staying in your hotel?
From reviews we understand that people love Hotel Vannucci’s location in the charming mediaeval town of Città della Pieve on the border between Umbria and Tuscany. They appreciate it’s cleanliness, comfort and service, a friendly staff, an extended breakfast and its excellent restaurant.
Hotel Vannucci is centrally located for sight seeing, shopping, and a wide range of sporting activities. Umbria, Tuscany, and Lazio can be comfortably explored from Citta’ della Pieve.
What is there to do in the area or on site?
Siena, Perugia, Assisi, Orvieto, Todi, Montepulciano, Pienza and the Val d’Orcia are just some of the important destinations reachable by car within 30 to 60 minutes.
The thermal baths of San Casciano dei Bagni and Chianciano Terme are located 20 minutes from the hotel, with the spa town of Bagno Vignoni 40 minutes by car.
Lake Trasimeno is 20 minutes by car, with its beaches, water sports, tennis courts and golf course.
What kind of breakfast do you offer?
Hotel Vannucci offers a good quality continental breakfast, fresh and plentiful with variety of cheeses, cold cuts, eggs, home made bread and cakes, fresh fruit salad and fresh squeezed orange juice.
Do you offer other meals? And can you recommend good places to eat out locally?
Hotel Vannucci’s restaurant Zafferano Pievese specialises in Umbrian and Tuscan cuisine serving an extensive choice of pizzas and regional dishes, home made pastas, truffles, wines, cheeses, cured meats, fresh fish and meat grilled on wood fires. Ingredients are always fresh and are often provided by local, organic producers.
Which are your most popular room types, and why?
The Deluxe double rooms are guest’s favourite rooms, but above all they prefer our Deluxe room with balcony for sitting out watching the world go by. All Deluxe rooms have a surface between 20 and 23 sq mt beyond bathroom with shower or bathtub-shower, they are provided with sofa relax area and are uniquely styled with rich fabrics, hand-crafted furniture, offering an exceptional range of conveniences, including: air-conditioning, free internet access, hairdryer, safety deposit box, TV, Mini bar.
What facilities do you have for children and can you fit extra beds in your rooms ?
Children are welcome at Hotel Vannucci, up to 2 extra beds can be made up in the Deluxe rooms.
What message would you like to give Hotel Guru readers?
Hotel Vannucci was built in 1887 by King Vittorio Emanuele II as the elegant Villa Mirafiori. The ornate iron gates of the hotel open into private landscaped gardens overlooking medieval churches and verdant Umbrian countryside. With attentive and individualized service Hotel Vannucci aims to make every guest feel immediately ‘at home’. With its warmth, charm and gastronomic excellence, guests can’t help but enjoy their stay at this Umbrian Hotel.”