My wife and I recently stayed at the Casale San Bartolomeo. From the day when we contacted the owner, Gabriele, we were impressed with his prompt responses, helpful travel information, and a willingness to go above and beyond. The Casale has beautiful grounds, and is located on a quiet lot accessed by a long driveway. From our window, we saw Umbria's hills, farm houses, vineyards, and olive groves. Upon request, Gabriele makes dinners for his guests. After our first dinner, we were convinced that he is by far one of the best chefs we have met. We ended up having him cooking for us three more evenings. His wonderful wife Anna and two beautiful children all live on the ground level of the house. The whole place gave us the feeling of being at home. We also liked the central location of the Casale. Within less than one hour's drive, one can reach great historical hill top towns like Assisi, Orvieto, Todi, Bevagna, Trevi, Montefalco, etc. Gabriele helped us to select our daily excursions, including sights to see and places to eat. For sure, we will return there before too long!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Charming Umbrian Farmhouse with swimming pool, culinary lesson & Wine tours. We offer you full immersion in the Italian lifestyle, focusing on wine, olive oil and food tasting in undiscovered and unspoilt Umbria.Here our guests become part of an Italian family and enjoy nature and the pleasures of life lived slowly. The property includes a 300 m2 old stone farmhouse and a two-hectare estate with a garden and a swimming pool surrounded by trees and greenery. ... more less