Ciao! I come from the finest city in the world. Rome is mine and yours? Today, I leave in Montreuil, near Paris, which is not that bad neither. I'm a researcher in social sciences. I'm especially interested in food systems. I love to write and read, converse and contemplate. That goes without saying, I love to travel, with the backpack on my shoulder and my girl besides. Vengo dalla città più bella del mondo: la mia è Roma. Vivo a Parigi, cioè a Montreuil, vicino a Parigi, che non è poi male. Sono un ricercatore in scienze sociali, mi occupo di cibo e di alimentazione. Mi piace leggere e scrivere. Amo conversare e contemplare. Neanche a dirlo amo viaggiare, col sacco in spalla insieme alla mia compagna.
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A wonderful rural experience
The casale is very nice, everything so clean but simple decorated. We enjoyed the casale especially the garden where we have our coffee every morning and talk about where we are heading for the day. Thank you Roberto for providing us fans for each bedrooms, for recommending places to eat and visit. We enjoyed almost all of them. It's a very local town with amazing food and wonderful price. And we also be able to visit all 3 hot springs, the warmest one is Casciano dei Bagni. The house is on top of the hill with beautiful view, but also of course with a lots of bugs and mosquitos. The road to the house is quite rough and long like Roberto as mentioned you do need a 4/4 to get there. Roberto is very accommodating if you do have any questions. Overall we enjoyed the casale and the surroundings very much and Acquapendente is worth to visit.
Our first family trip to Italy
Our stay at the Casale was truly a wonderful experience. It's a rustic country Villa that is situated above the surrounding landscape. It's views are something to behold. The property is quiet, private and secure. The villa itself is comfortable and spacious, even with 7 adults , still plenty of room. We stayed in early June and the weather was perfect. The stone and concrete structure, coupled with the thermopane windows and French doors , kept the villa cool, even on warm days. There are also nice breezes that contribute to the comfortable temps. At night, open the windows and awake to beautiful bird songs. The Casale also has nice outdoor spaces that are shaded. You can enjoy your morning expresso or wine and cheese and prosciutto at sunset. There is even a pizza oven for the little chef in all of us. The grounds around the Casale have fruit trees and fresh vegetables ( Roberto picked as some artichokes for us, then gave us a french marinade recipe to complement the dish, they were superb) and herbs growing , which Roberto encouraged us to pick and enjoy. The Casale is located about 10 mins from the town of Acquapendente. This is a town not to miss. The people are warm, friendly, and very hospitable. There is also a local supermarket called coop which offers the freshest fruits, local wines( very inexpensive and so good) and fresh baked bread. Just go there you won't be disappointed. Roberto has a property manager named Eline. She is Awesome. She will met you on the day of your arrival and if you need anything , she will make it happen. Eline knows many of the better restaurants and places of interest. She will set up your reservations and you will be treated like royalty. This was our first trip to Italy and we realized there is so much to see. The Casale served as a central base. Our friends. native Italians, joined us for some day trips. We were able to see Florence, Siena, Ovrieto, Bagnoregio, San Gimignano, and some others. There are also some natural hot springs close by. Obviously, you can set your own pace. On off days, the Casale was an oasis to rest and drink in Italy. Roberto suggested to hire a SUV or a vehicle that had at least a higher ground clearance. Part of the farm road that leads to the house had some erosion but not a major problem. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay. Roberto and Eline and the Casale made it a Memorable and Wonderful vacation experience. Ciao, Roberto and Eline Regards Paul Finochiaro and family
Dear Paul, I'm so happy that you have had a good time at the Casale. It was a real pleasure to know you there. I really hope that we will have the chance to meet again n the future. Maybe in NY, maybe somewhere else. All the best to all of you, Take care, r
Peaceful location with stupendous views
If you love being close to nature you will love staying at this house. So peaceful and a delight to hear the sound of cuckoos, nightingales and owls. We regularly saw wild boar on the track up to the house and the fields were full of wild flowers, but, still only a 15 minute drive to all the facilities of Acquapendente. There were only two of us staying but the house could easily accommodate lots more being spacious and comfortable. The weather wasn't kind to us but the heating and open fire made things cosy. A few initial hiccups with the house were quickly remedied by Roberto & Eline both of whom were very friendly and helpful. We found the position of the house ideal for visiting Siena, Arezzo, Assisi and also a trip to Rome on the train. A warm day enticed us to try the nearby thermal springs- amazing, but most of all we enjoyed the evening BBQs with ever changing stupendous views across the valley. Very nice property in a wonderful location.