We have just returned from a holiday staying at several places in Umbria which included a wonderful week long stay at Casa Delle Rose.
Their guest book is quite rightly full of superlative comments from happy visitors, who have all enjoyed this tranquil place.
The house is set amid delightful gardens which I thoroughly enjoyed, the apartment is the ground floor of this lovingly restored farmhouse, which is so well appointed, all the facilities that you could possibly need or want.There are many places to sit and read in the shade and the pool is lovely when the temperature climbs.
The owners Michael and Sophie are most welcoming and attentive without being intrusive in any way. They offer a warm greeting and place a bottle of their estate produced olive oil for your use and some of the produce from the garden which was so fresh and delicious, on the kitchen table to welcome you. They were able to offer advice on places to see and visit and kindly offered to make reservations for dinner at the local restaurant just accross the valley.
This restaurant was well worth a visit, the food and wine were reasonably priced and they use fresh ingredients cooked to order, and there is the added bonus of the stroll there and back, during our stay a full moon and fireflies lit our return journey.
The house is well situated to tour lots of different locations in this delightful part of Italy, so unspoilt and, as yet, not teaming with fellow tourists. Locally there are lovely walks to take from the house, the supermarket is only 10mins by car, or you can buy local produce like fresh eggs from Dominico the next door neighbour!
We had very pleasant trips to places such as Deruta for the pottery and Todi where they were holding a balloon festival (wonderful to watch the balloons take off across the valley each morning) - if you enjoy funicular railways ask Michael or Sophie for directions to the correct car park for the one which will take you to Todi. Perugia is really interesting and Assisi inspiring.
On the whole this was such a lovely stay, we plan to return like many fellow guests have in the past ,when I need to be "renewed".
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