A stay at our farm is ideal for those who want to relax and simply enjoy the peace that only a place in the countryside can bring. Since our farm sits, almost literally, on the border between Tuscany and Umbria, we can also offer the opportunity of day trips to towns and villages in both regions.
For those who love walking in the woods there are trails leading to various places of interest like, for example, Pierle Castle or indeed our own vineyard. These trails are of varying difficulty to suit a range of abilities and ambitions. Opportunities to just have fun are also plentiful ranging from local festivals and traditional events to a wealth of local cuisine to be sampled.
Events and Festivals.
Our immediate area has many festivals and events of cultural and gastronomic interest to enrich your vacation with new experiences and flavours. During your stay we will update you regarding these events. These festivals, while offering both local and speciality dishes, are often enriched by complimentary events including music, theatre, sports and other aspects of local culture.
The Farm Pilari is located in a strategic place, between Tuscany and Umbria, where you can get to many interesting places to visit. We are always available to help our guests in organizing their daily excursions, both informing them about places to visit, both providing schedules (eg trains, museums etc.) and possibly indicating possible routes.
Here you can find some place to visit
Arezzo km 50
Old town of Etruscan origin rich of medieval and Renaissance monuments. The famous “Giostra del Saracino” in the amazing Piazza Grande
Assisi km 80
It is one of the best known religious centres in the world for the mystical memory of San Francesco
Cortona km 15
Situated in a wonderful position on a spur along the eastern border of Valdichiana. Important art centre already famous in Etruscan and medieval times. there is a rich Museum of the Etruscan Accademy called MAEC
Firenze km 120
It is possible to visit this beautiful city easily by train, leaving the car at the nearby station of Camucia-Cortona. The frequency of trains is about 1 per hour
Gubbio km 40
It is one of the most typical towns in Umbria for its medieval aspect and for its magnificent monuments
Lago Trasimeno km 12
It is the largest lake in central Italy with three isles: Maggiore, Minore and Polvese. Its name reminds us of the famous battle of 217 B.C. between the Romans and Carthaginians. On its banks there are some nice villages: Passignano (20 km.), Tuoro (12 km.) and Castiglion del Lago (25 km.); the last one is famous for the ruins of its old castle
Montepulciano km 55
Elegant Renaissance town, famous for its monuments and also for its world known wine “Nobile di Montepulciano”
Pienza km 65
Lovely Renaissance town planned by Pope Pio II who assigned the rebuilding to architet Bernardo Rossellino
Siena km 80
This important town situated on three hills lies in the heart of Tuscany. Its medieval aspect is pure and perfect. It is famous all over the world for its Palio (2nd of July and 16th August)
In our valley and in places close to it, there are festivals and events of gastronomic interest and cultural, so that your vacation will be enriched with experiences and new flavors .. During your stay we will update you on events in the area.
The festivals, as well as offering dishes and local specialties, are often enriched by events (music, theater, sport …) and entertainment.
Festival of bringoli (typical pasta of Lisciano): Lisciano Niccone Second and third week of July
Festival of tagliatella: Mercatale di Cortona in the first half of August
Festival of the steak: Cortona August 14 and 15
Porcini Mushroom Festival: Cortona next weekend in mid-August
Pigeon Festival: Montecchio Between July and August
Wild boar festival: Pergo In July
Chestnut Festival: Pierle Castle Second week of October
Barbarian festival: Castel Rigone early August
Festival of fried fish: Borghetto Lake Trasimeno (PG) late June
Snail festival: Cortona end of May Start in June
Palio of pierle val (market town of Cortona) second half of June
Cortona on the Move: International Photography Festival. From July to September
Medieval Week: Cortona June / July
Antiquarian Cortona: Cortona End of August
Antique Fair Arezzo. Every first Sunday of the month and the Saturday before it
Joust of the Saracen: Arezzo 17 June and 3 September
Palio of Siena: Siena July 2; August 16
Starting from our farm you can take walks in the woods and walk to interesting places in the valley such as the castle of Pierle, the paved road, our vineyard or even enjoy the peace of the woods and immerse yourself in their green.