I stayed three nights in this gem of an apartment while visiting friends in Citta della Pieve, a friendly and lively hilltop town near the Tuscany-Umbria border. Everything about this apartment (the middle one of three) pleased: its bright modern decor, comfortable furnishings, and central location in a picturesque lane along one of the town’s medieval walls. Anne, the owner, proved to be friendly, helpful, and very knowledgeable about the area. For privacy, spaciousness, and being able to feel ‘at home’ away from home, this place beats any of the hotels I normally stay in when traveling. A treat!