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We, my husband and 2 children (17 & 19), stayed here for 2 weeks in July 2018, we had a really wonderful time.
The apartment, a converted farm building, with beams, shuttered windows, big rooms, and high ceilings, was lovely , the decor was rustic and homely. Tanya had added simple thoughtful touches that just made it easy to be there from the moment we arrived. With busy lives in England the drive up through the Olive groves, with clean mountain air and the tranquility of the place made us all shift down a gear and relax. We spent mornings under olive trees eating breakfast, swimming in the pool, and reading books. I was able to find a quiet spot to practice yoga, sometimes joined by Tanya, n the shade of the trees.
Tania has also provided a shared covered open area with lots of seating, table tennis, snooker and table football. We had a lot of fun despite my lack of skill, playing snooker and table tennis. There is so much space that was easy to find a quiet hammock to relax in, or spend time with some of the other families there.
we used the pool everyday, to swim, mess about or cool down in. There are plenty of sun loungers, chairs, hammocks and sunshades, so no need to race over with a towel!
The surrounding towns and villages are a wonder to explore. I almost don't want to say how lovely they are, as the peace and tranquility might change, But Ovieto, Speloto, Assisi, Perugia, Gubbio, the beaches (2 .5 hours away but worth it) are all un-mined gems. The architecture is from the 13century, with higgledy piggelby lanes, frescos, towering castles, roman arches, churches, little shops all mixed together .
We walked in the mountains near Castellucia, hired a speed boat ( brilliant fun) on lake Trasimeno, and explored towns. Everyone we met in shops or restaurants was friendly and laid back.
The places to visit are spread out and rural so would be difficult to get around without a car, we didn't use public transport.
And finally to say Tania, who owns the apartments with her family, is really lovely. She is kind and thoughtful. If you need any thing or have questions about the area she is really helpful. She has created a beautiful place of tranquility, but if you feel energetic she organises pilate classes some evenings. The 2 dogs, Baghy and Goa, trot about and say hello, and the cats find shady spots to lie in.
Thank you Tania for creating this haven of tranquility and joy. I would really recommend staying here