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Villa Lupo is set high on a valley side in Valtopina affording you picturesque views and an isolated and peaceful setting. The villa is well appointed with a large and well laid-out sitting room into which there is lots of light through large windows and patio doors: you really get to enjoy the views whilst sitting on the sofa reading a good book! We particularly enjoyed the wood burner in the sitting room, which created a cosy and warm atmosphere, given that we visited just at the start of spring when cold temperatures were still prevailing.
The kitchen has an impressive array of utensils and equipment, making it very practical and functional. Simple or elaborate meals can be prepared without concern about lack of the equipment to do so. The fridge freezer is of a good size, so that you can easily store a week's food.
The bedrooms were of a good size (we used just two of the four available) and children are well catered for with a bunk bed and appropriate decor. If you visit in the summer then there is no shortage of fans. The bathroom was of an impressive size and finish - large enough to house a jacuzzi - and it was great to have the choice of bath or shower.
The outdoor area is well facilitated with a great play area for children with slide, swing and carousel, and had it been warm enough at the time of our visit we are sure we would have enjoyed the well-located and sized pool! Nevertheless, we got to enjoy the hot tub! There appears to be a lot of barbecuing equipment around, so al fresco is very possible.
My partner, five year old and I are keen hikers and the central location of Valtopina allowed us to visit a wide variety of hiking areas. As such, we hiked in areas like Montemelino in the north-west, Orvieto in the south-west and Gubbio in the north, all with ease: a car is a must, unless you just want to enjoy the villa which is equally possible. We also visited the beautiful towns of Assisi, Spello, Spoleto and Monetfalco, again Villa Lupo providing an excellent base from which to do so. Our supermarket of choice was Iper Simply in Trevi, 24km away and about a 20-minute drive.
Finally, my family and I would like it noted that a highlight of our stay at Valtopina was the hospitality shown by Francesco. He went well beyond the call of duty to make us happy and comfortable, and would readily visit the villa if we had any issues or concerns, of which we had few. He was warm and welcoming! Thank you, Francesco! Ciao-o!