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Our stay at Roberto's beautiful villa was definitely the highlight of our trip to Italy. Roberto has thought of everything to make a vacation relaxing and enjoyable. The property is perfectly maintained and stunningly beautiful. The kitchen is large and well-equipped; the bedrooms and bathrooms are large, clean and comfortable. The pool and grounds are gorgeous (as you can see from the pictures). Roberto lives next door in another villa and is very discreet but always available when you need him.
Would recommend a car that can handle bumpy dirt roads though! We had a small car (too low to the ground) which made things a little challenging when driving up the road to the property....but as my husband said "well worth it when you know what is awaiting you". Our only regret was not booking it for a longer period! We stayed a week & two would have been better!
Orvieto is close by and was our favourite village in Umbria. A good size with everything you need including amazing fresh pasta, great restaurant selection, grocery store nearby etc.
This is a beautiful, well-maintained property overlooking Lake Bolsena. The house sits on a large lot with lots of green space and nice gardens. It is quite private and has a view down over farm fields out to the lake about 500m away. The house itself is very nice inside and was very clean and tidy when we arrived. It has a well-equipped kitchen with most of what you might want for cooking. The only item missing was a microwave oven. We found the beds very comfortable and there was lots of closet space. The owner obviously takes pride in ownership and comes personally to tend the grounds and pool (at agreed times). There are two bedrooms on the main floor and a further bed for older children on a loft floor (as can be seen in photos). The house is fully air-conditioned, but it also has window screens, so we found in early September that the AC wasn't needed much. The pool is very large and is great for swimming lengths. It is kept very clean by the owner. We enjoyed walks along the road bordering the lake, visited the beach on the lake (about 30min walk) and also walked into Gradoli on the gravel road (40min up hill). We happened to go over the siesta time that starts at 1pm, so not much was open, but much to our surprise, we met the owner on the street. He works at the local city government, which is housed in the 15c Palazzo.We speak almost no Italian and he speaks almost no English, but he was kind enough to give us a private tour of the Palazzo and a quick walk through the Costume Museum in the palace. I would highly recommend this property.