We were looking for something different for our stay in Umbria and found it at the castle. While it's not perfect, it's certainly unique.
Pros: It's a castle with incredible views. The surrounding roads and paths provide lots of opportunities for exploration. The garden outside our front door was beautiful and well maintained and was a perfect spot to share a bottle of wine after a day of wandering through the local villages. Mariella and Andrea went out of their way to make us feel welcomed.
Cons: Three words - sheets, towels and mosquitos. It's clear that a lot of time and effort went into renovating our apartment at the castle, so we were a bit surprised to find that both the sheets and towels were a bit past their prime. It's a small detail, but one that surprised us. As far as the mosquitos, screened windows are not common in the area, so do be prepared with some bug spray for the mosquitos and no-see-ums.
All in all, it was a unique and memorable experience and perfect for anyone looking something out of the ordinary.
We had a wonderful relaxing holiday staying in this spacious house and would recommend it to anyone who appreciates tranquility. The house has been restored and furnished to a very high standard. It is isituated high up within the walls of the little hamlet of Campello Alto, you have a wonderful views of the Umbrian countryside. It is ideally situated if you want to visit the numerous towns and villages in the surrounding countryside by car and if you also like walking there are walking routes close by.
This holiday rental stands out when compared to other property's available in the area, have a look at the photographs of the house and outside space and you will see why!
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We stayed ten days at this charming,rustic/sophisticated property. Rooms are spacious,and an interesting mix of ancient castles walls and high tech furnishings. The view from the castle walls is beyond amazing.the whole of the Umbrian plain is laid out before you.there is quite a lot of privacy,yet a feeling of being part of a very special community.be sure to say hello to the Nona's at the gate!
Andrea and his mother Mariella could not be more accommodating or helpful (Andrea speaks some English) get him to show you the tiny town of Pissagnano.....there is a coffee shop for
Breakfast, a market for groceries and a laundry,all side by side and with the nicest people imaginable.another tiny market in Bianca,will interpret your horrible Italian and serve you with humor and grace. All of the hill towns are within easy driving distance.don't miss Norcia! More than worth the trip.
There are great walks around the castle,wine tours etc.etc.
Consider picking up wine and staples......coffee,sugar bread cheese either before or right on arrival, and be mindful that this region REALLY does shut down for siesta!