We stayed at Casale San Bartolomeo for 4 nights. this is by far the best, most enjoyable place we stayed in during our visit to Italy, and the others where considerably more expensive. 3 reasons for that: (a) location location location - Casale San Bartolomeo is less than 15 minutes away from the highway. It's about an hour drive from eveyr major spot in Umbria - Assisi, Peruja, Orvieto. It is close to villages (where you can visit the Monday market, have dinner in a restaurant or withdraw money from a bank) - and yet it's completely quiet and away from the noise. It takes a 750 mr. drive on a dirt road (well kept!) to get there, and when you stop the engine - you're surrounded by nature and hear the singing of birds. Fabulous; (b) The house, yard and rooms are great. It has all the comfort and yet it is not flashy. The garden is full of flowers. There's a swimming pool in the yard (early October was already a bit cold to use it). A reading room is situated at the first floor as well as a dining room. The bedrooms are the second floor. Ours was just the right size, with two windows. A table was missing, but other than that - perfect; (c) Gabriele, the owner: he is friendly,landing a helping hand in case of need (we asked for his assistance with the rental car company and he gladly helped), gives great advise about the area (wineries to visit, restaurants to dine in, market days, places to visit etc.) - and he's doing that without being pushy. On top of that - he is a chef, who's willing (for 25 Euro/person) to cook dinner for you, and he really excels in that. Don't miss it. Again, perfecto.
We'd love to come back anytime. Don't think twice.
- 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
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