4 slaapkamers, 3 badkamers, slaapt 10-12
Alison Cornish Squatriti
- Engels, Frans, Italiaans
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Such a beautiful place. We highly recommend it, and it is perfect if you travel as A group
Top notch Italian villa with outstanding views
We spent 11 days in this villa and had a wonderful time. The villa is exactly as it looks in the photos with comfortable bedrooms and a very good living space. As others have said, there are well stocked supermarkets nearby and in Penna itself, there is a small store and a lovely restaurant within walking distance. Maura, the housekeeper, is a wonderful cook and prepared several delicious 3 course meals which was a fantastic bonus. The villa is an easy drive from Rome, just over an hour, and well placed to visit the many beautiful hilltop towns like Orvieto and Amelia. The pool which is not visible from the house is totally secluded and a good size for swimming lengths or messing around. Our children found the floor of the pool rough on their feet (as they spent hours in the pool!) but otherwise it was always refreshingly cool. Shade is limited as it's only provided by the olive trees around the pool but there was generally a lovely breeze. Beach towels are needed for beside the pool.
I would thoroughly recommend this villa for its secluded position but yet it is within walking distance of a pretty village and easy driving distance of other towns. The views on the patio are quite breathtaking, looking down the valley past the olive, fig and lemons trees, it was spectacular to sit there at any time of the day.
We spent a week in this lovely villa together with another family. All up, there were 4 adults and 5 children (ages 5 to 10) and the villa was perfect for this number. The villa is very well designed with enough bedrooms, bathrooms and living spaces so that people do not feel on top of each other. It has the 'look' of a traditional villa, but all of the modern comforts and features you need to make life easy. The kitchen is very well equipped and the gardens and grounds are great for kids to explore and roam. The pool is wonderful and hours and hours were spent in it. We also enjoyed spending time in the little town of Penna. We were quite literally the only tourists in town, which is no mean feat for Umbria in the height of the tourist season. We were all genuinely sad when it came time to leave. It will be a week we reminisce about for years to come.
Magical week - superbly peaceful
There are not enough good things to say about our stay here. We were a party of five and we all loved it. To say that it exceeded our expectations is an understatement. The villa, seemingly old but actually fairly new, is beautifully designed, laid out and pleasantly comfortable. When we were there, usually in the mornings and from late afternoon on, we lived on the covered terrace which overlooks the truly magnificent view of the Tiber Valley. Breathtaking. We ate our meals there, arranging the five seats at the long table so we all could see the splendid panorama, like a Hollywood film set, before us. We took advantage of the wonderful Maura who prepared excellent four course meals for us. Every night something different. She is terrific. However, if you want to do meals yourself, that is easily accomplished as the kitchen is fully stocked and there is a terrific COOP store in the nearby town of Amelia. But we were thrilled to have Maura bring us her meals every evening. Renting a car, we were able to do day trips to the endless nearby towns every day. Orvieto, Todi, Viterbo, Narni, Amelia, the list goes on. The pool, when we were home, was inviting and cool and the perfect place for relaxing on a hot summer day. Paolo and Alison have done a wonderful job and we hope that we will be able to return again in the future. We miss it already.
The old and the new
This house is such a cleverly and lovingly made thing -- the pieces of an old farmhouse resurrected from the land that Paulo and Alison know well, on which olives and lemons and roses grow, and on which guests can now spend beautiful weeks suspended between the water of the hillside pool and the blue sky. An evening on the terrace eating cheese from the buffalo farm next door and drinking wine made from grapes on the property is not to be beaten. And the wider setting, which make Rome close but not overwhelmingly so, and is dotted with ancient sites (we saw Etruscan tombs and Roman cisterns on short day trips) lovely fortified hilltop towns is perfect. We are so grateful to have stayed here!
Op de grens met Lazio, de villa staat aan de poort van het Umbrische hilltowns (Orvieto, Assisi, Perugia, Todi, Spoleto, Narni, Gubbio), maar ook een korte afstand van de vulkanische Etruskische steden Viterbo en Tarquinia en de Toscaanse kust (Capalbio, Ansedonia, het eiland Giglio). Het is ook dicht bij de Apennijnen en de rivier raften op de Nera in de buurt van de watervallen van Marmore, een van de hoogste in Europa. Vanwege de nabijheid van het Orte station (op 15 minuten rijden met de auto), Rome en Florence zijn gemakkelijk dagtrips - zonder de zorg van een auto.