Stuart M. from Englan April 2014
We are a family of six from Christchurch, England and stayed for two weeks in April, 2014.
The hospitality shown from Giacinta was first class and nothing was too much trouble. She is warm and very friendly and made us feel at home. She was very helpful rearranging her bedrooms to accommodate our requirements and provided a delicious welcome pasta meal on the evening of our arrival so we didn’t have to cook.
The accommodation is well appointed and tastefully decorated in the local style and Giacinta and her husband have done an excellent job converting the old barn into a comfortable holiday let. All the usual amenities are present and there is a well stocked kitchen. Our children especially appreciated Sky t.v. and wifi access! One added bonus was the log burner which was useful on the one or two chilly evenings we had.
The gardens are well kept and were beginning to bloom during our stay. They must be spectacular in the summer. There is a large patio area to sit out and make the most of the beautiful weather sipping Prosecco.
The villa is centrally located in Italy a short drive (15mins) from the hilltop town of Orte. Orte has a large train station with direct trains to Rome, Naples, Florence etc. Car parking at the station is just 1.50 Euros/day. We caught the train to Rome a couple of times using the B.I.R.G. pass (12 Euros return including Metro and buses in Rome) – 40 minute trip. We also caught the train to Florence. Day trips to Rome, Pisa, Pompeii, Vesuvius, Florence, Asissi, along with many local towns all possible by car. Giacinta has lots of information on these and many more places.
We would highly recommend this villa and believe it represents excellent value for money. Many thanks Giacinta for a wonderful holiday. Hope to be back!