We stayed at Casa Solotti at the end of September/beginning of October. I'd initially booked a room for 2 nights and wasn't sure whether I'd made the right choice as it took us a while to work our way up to the top of Monte Ortobene in our little Fiat 500 ( this was mainly due to confusing road signs). However, as soon as we arrived at the door of Casa Solotti, we knew we'd found an exceptional place. Mario, our host, gave us a very friendly welcome. He sat us down at a long wooden table in a wonderfully airy and athmospheric sitting room, with a large window overlooking a valley drowned in afternoon mist. We were immediately taken by Mario's enthusiastic descriptions of things to do and see in the area and shared his interest in archeology. (We rapidly spotted Julian Cope's book, 'The Megalithic European' in the bookshelves, our loyal companion on our trip through Sardinia). Mario has a wealth of useful information to provide about the area and beyond, be it walks of all levels, historical sites, beaches, coves, caves... Every morning, he patiently spends time with his guests to work out the best itinery matching the time available. So in the end, we had no choice but to stay another two nights!
The decor throughout the house is tasteful and interesting, with lots of intriguing finds and artefacts, and our room had a warm, welcoming feel and a comfortable bed. Every morning, we had breakfast on the terrace with stunning views over multiple mountain ranges, opening up onto the sea in the very distance (on a clear day). Mario and his French partner Frédérique (both fluent in Italian, French and English) serve a very good breakfast, with homemade yoghurt and fresh fruit, sometimes homemade pastry and/or fresh bread, and good quality coffee (or tea if you prefer) as well as fruit juice.
It is the kind of place you find hard to leave and really hope to return to one day!
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