Antica Olivaia is beautiful place...and Daniela and Marco make it even more so by being so warm and welcoming. I already know I will go back and spend more time there. Our stay felt much too short and I would highly recommend this place as an oasis away from the hectic pace of some of the more touristy areas nearby. We stayed in the Moraiola room which was extremely spacious and had an amazing bathroom with a wonderful rain shower. The view from the room was of the beautiful pool area, which I immediately took advantage of with a nice long swim. They have thought of every detail to make you feel at home from an abundant breakfast with homemade treats to delicious authentic dinners with local ingredients - Marco grilled for us the evening of our arrival which we much appreciated having traveled all day with no urge to hunt down a local restaurant for the evening. We were happy staying there in our new favorite place. Some local wine and a gorgeous sunset made it perfect...we only had to walk to our room after enjoying food and some great conversation together. Daniela and Marco are the extra touch that makes Antica Olivaia so special.
- 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