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“Lovely property, outstanding hosts”
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The view of San Giovenale, the quarter hosting our holiday house
Orvieto is the city of the Duomo, the beautiful Gotic cathedral
Orvieto is also famous for its network of caves, tunnels in the underground of the cliff
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1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 5
Orvieto, Province of Terni, Umbria

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wyongahfe...
wyongah
Level 3 Contributor
11 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Lovely property, outstanding hosts”
Reviewed April 4, 2016 for a stay in October 2015

My wife and I stayed for one week in this property and thoroughly enjoyed all that it and the village of Orvieto had to offer. We had visited the village for a day trip a few years previous and decided that it was one of our favourite locations and so decided to revisit.
We were so glad that we booked Casa San Giovenale, as its position and amenities were perfect for us. The view from the property over the Umbrian countryside is outstanding. The unit is located in a very peaceful area of the village but close enough for an easy stroll to the shops and restaurants.
Piero and Ornella were perfect hosts and ensured that we had everything that we needed and were always ready to provide advice as needed. We really enjoyed meeting them for a coffee morning in the village. We did not have our own car at this point in our travels and Piero and Ornella were kind enough to ferry us to from the railway station.
We would highly recommend this property.

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Liked best: The location and great outlook over the countryside.
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
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halchorp
Fort Collins, Colorado
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61 reviews
24 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
“Amazing home base...incredible hospitality”
Reviewed January 20, 2016 for a stay in January 2016
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We drove to Casa San Giovenale after dark, and would never have found the way without excellent directions (with photos via PDF) from Piero. After we arrived and Piero and Ornella showed us the house, they helped us find a free parking place down the hill, and since shops were closed and we needed milk for the next morning, Piero ran with me into town to two different bars where we obtained milk. Piero and Ornella also provided good recommendations for restaurants and bars and things not to miss in Orvieto.
When we awoke the next morning, we were literally stunned by the incredible view from the huge front window at Casa SG (see photo). Perched high above the beautiful Umbrian valley, you see olive trees, vineyards, old estates, and verdant hills. We also loved being so close to the church, which has amazing frescoes and church bells.
The house itself is the most comfortable we stayed in while in Italy. It is charming, with very high ceilings, lots of light, an enclosed courtyard (which functions like another room in good weather), and a recently updated bathroom which includes a clothes washer. The kitchen and dining area are very functional and great. (They also left a supply of staples: everything from balsamico to olive oil to sugar and coffee.)
Our son stayed on a very comfortable pull-out bed in the dining area. The bedroom was very comfortable, too, and Ornella's artwork graces the walls of Casa SG.If you are looking for charm and atmosphere, you will love the living room that includes a view down to an ancient cistern dug into the tufa.
We really loved our stay there...and can't wait to go back and stay longer!

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Liked best: The view and the hosts
Liked least: Driving in Orvieto ; )
Traveling group: Other
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
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Raquel444...
Albany
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19 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Immersed in History”
Reviewed November 2, 2015 for a stay in October 2015

We enjoyed our stay in this sweet and beautifully appointed home. It is wonderful when special attention is given to the bed linens...something that is always appreciated and makes one feel luxuriated! We especially enjoyed hearing the church bells from the home and the view at sunset is truly magical. Walking back from town each evening made us both feel like residents of Orvieto. We highly recommend this spot for a single or a couple. The home is well appointed and personally decorated by the owners beautiful artwork. You will not be disappointed.

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Liked best: The decor and the history of the home..
Liked least: Wish there were screens on windows.
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
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HappiestO...
Ottawa, Canada
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Stunning views, impeccable property, gracious hosts...”
Reviewed October 5, 2015 for a stay in August 2015
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We stayed for at this incredible property for two nights in August, and we feel so blessed to have found such an amazing place owned by the kindest of hosts. Piero and Ornella welcomed us into their home as if we had been their friends for years, sharing stories and many tips for our visit - we couldn't have been more pleased! The apartment is very well-equipped and gorgeous, with a breathtaking view of the Italian countryside right outside the door. We have done a lot of travelling, and all four of us agreed that this was by far our best find!! Dreaming of a way to return someday soon...

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Traveling group: Teenagers
Your age range 35-49
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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killermag...
Sydney
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51 reviews
21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Very, very nice”
Reviewed July 7, 2015 for a stay in January 2015
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The apartment was well presented, clean and comfortable with everything we needed... Piero and Ornella went out of their way to help make our stay pleasant and make us feel welcome (many thanks, and apologies for the delayed review). The location couldn't be much better, perched on a hill and a very short walk to restaurants and shops... highly recommended.

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Liked best: Location
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
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stlouis
Level 4 Contributor
41 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“I did not want to leave”
Reviewed May 10, 2015 for a stay in May 2015
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person found this review helpful

There are no words to describe the quaintness, scenery, the history, and the people. Ornello and her husband were very helpful and sweet. The art work by her is a special treat. All the amenities. Plus it's right next to a beautiful church.

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italytrav...
Arlington, Virginia
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Gorgeous Place”
Reviewed April 20, 2015 for a stay in April 2015
1
person found this review helpful

Nicest place we stayed in Italy: clean, attractively decorated and large (living room/kitchen; bedroom; bath). Absolutely gorgeous view of countryside from the picture window in the living room. The hosts were extremely nice and helpful.

Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Your age range 50-64
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