There are not enough superlatives to accurately describe Antica Olivaia. The setting is one of the most beautiful places on earth. The home is elegant comfort, simple and tasteful. Everything has been considered. Breakfasts are delightful, with homemade breads and more. Most of all, Daniella and Marco are incredible: warm, generous and helpful. If you want to relax you will not find a more ideal setting: crystal clear pool, great walking area. We used it as a home base for daily trips to museums near and far; it could not have been more perfect. Also, if you appreciate a well behaved friendly dog and 2 gorgeous cats you'll be happy. If you do not, don't worry, they will not bother you and do not go inside. If you have any thoughts about staying in Italy, this is the place.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Agriturismo Antica Olivaia is a charming 17th century stone farmhouse nestled in a protected nature reserve and located near the ancient hill town of Orvieto. This recently restored country inn offers its guests six spacious rooms with en suite bathrooms, a beautiful private pool and breathtaking views of Orvieto and the Umbrian countryside. Conveniently located between three of Italy's most beautiful regions, it is the ideal place from which to discover the extraordinary Umbrian countryside and many towns such as Civita di Bagnoregio, Todi, Perugia, Assisi, Montefalco, Spoleto, Montepulciano, Montalcino, and Pienza. The owners, Marco and Daniela, prepare dinner 3 times a week for their limited number of guests and meals are eaten together family style on the veranda under the stars. Informal cooking lessons can also be organized in the afternoons usually in conjunction with dinners. Marco, Daniela and their furry friends look forward to welcoming you to the Antica Olivaia...A slow farm for a slow life! ... more less