Martha and Sara Jane from Seattle USA November / March 2014
We were unusual renters since we spent 5 months at Casale Eredita, from November 2013 through March 2014. We are two retired sisters who now rent for 5 months every year in a different area of Europe, immersing ourselves in a select region, becoming a part of the community and getting to know the surrounding areas. It is almost hard to say how much we loved this wonderful home and the village of Orte and on March 31st, it was very difficult to leave. The converted barn was perfect – modern, comfortable, completely outfitted for ease of living, and wonderfully situated in the countryside and farmlands of the Tiber Valley. But most of all, Giacinta and Gianpiero and their two daughters are the absolute perfect hosts. They are warm and friendly owners – very accommodating but never intrusive and Giacinta is always available to answer questions about the area. This was our fourth year renting in Europe, and this is the first rental we’ve had with each of us having an equally huge, comfortable bedroom with our very own en suite bathroom. Being here during the off-season months, we did not avail ourselves of the large swimming pool, but the gardens, even in winter are big and very beautiful. Orte is in itself and ideal location being only minutes from the major North-South highway so we could easily visit Siena, Assisi, Todi and Orvieto, just to mention a few. And the Orte station allowed us to easily train into Rome and Florence. There just couldn’t be a better, more central location.