About This Listing
Near Cortona and Trasimeno Lake, Assisi and Siena, Marilena offers one great apartment with 2 bedrooms, one bath, kitchen, living room, swimming-pool and beautiful garden.
Gioia is located on the first floor and is ideal for large groups of people and families with children. The kitchen is well-lit thanks to a big window door from which you can access a beautiful balcony with a view onto the valley of stream Niccone. The balcony is half covered with a wooden roof, making it perfect for having breakfast in the open air; the other half of the balcony is furnished with sunbeds to sunbathe in total relax. The living room is a cool room where you can relax while reading a book, drinking a glass of wine or getting warm in front of the fireplace. The double bedroom is really nice and furnished with a wardrobe, two night tables and some chairs. The biggest room is the triple bedroom, which is furnished with three wrought-iron beds, a wardrobe, a chest of drawers, night tables and chairs. The bathroom has a bathtub shower where you can either take a shower or a (email hidden)is apartment is also equipped with fridge, freezer, electric oven, microwave oven and dishwasher.
We have a fine restaurant (reservation is required) where we serve excellent breakfasts, fresh and home-made dishes of Umbria and Tuscany cuisine. All this is served by a good house wine, white or red. Our specialities are: cappelletti, pasta and cannelloni baked with porcini mushrooms and truffles, grilled pork or veal, wild boar, lamb and vegetables grown inside our garden.
Children younger than 4 years eat free.
We also offer cooking classes for you to learn creating and cooking dishes. Everyone who loves our cuisine and who wants to discover the traditional flavors of Umbria and Tuscany is invited to attend our classes.
Free WiFi connection.
In the garden that surrounds the property there are: a swimming pool (5x10x1,5 m) with views over the Niccone valley, a football field, games for children, two barbecues, gazebos with table and chairs where you can eat, relax or read a book.
2 mountain bikes available.
Interaction with Guests
We live near the apartment (2 km).
We are at the farm every day and always available. We seek to delight our guests and make them feel at home.
If you want to come in Italy and see the most beautiful places of Umbria and Tuscany: Cortona, Montone, Gubbio, Perugia, Assisi, Siena, Florence and many more!
This is also the perfect place to live a real agritouristic experience: nature, tranquility, relaxation, great food and local products guaranteed!
Private parking included in the price.
Other Things to Note
Restaurant present in the farm (reservation required).
Children 0-4 yo stay for free. Children 6-12 yo have 30% off on half board and full board.
In addition, children have the opportunity to meet/feed the small and big animals we bred (rabbits, guinea fowl, turkeys, pigs, chickens and hens).
The products we produce as olive oil, jams, wine, vegetables and fruits are available at our (website hidden) classes available for adults and children at our restaurant. All classes require a mandatory reservation at least one day before.
Comprised in the price: light, water, private parking, swimming-pool, sheets, towels (change on request). We provide a laundry room with washing machine and iron.
Pets allowed (extra).
From Jul 4 - Aug 28, 2015 the minimum stay is 7 nights.
We were welcomed upon arrival and everything was in place as anticipated. The location is great, on a hill, far from noises, and we had a private terrace with a gorgeous view on the quiet valley of the river Niccone separating Tuscanna fom Umbria. The weather was sunny and warm, and added to the pleasure. We left the place without having too much to care about. The owners are experienced and very pleasant. They can help with cooking or with cleaning if one asks for.
We (myself, husband, 20month old daughter & father-in-law) stayed for a week while attending a wedding at Borgo Di Bastia Certi (20 min drive).
We found a clean & comfortable apartment with friendly & very helpful owners who had also been very helpful with answering our questions before we arrived. Although the restaurant is very very close we weren't comfortable leaving our toddler on her own asleep but Guiseppe & Marilena kindly prepared our dinners so we could enjoy them in the apartment. And boy did we enjoy them! We ate there every night (except the night of the wedding!), price varied depending on what we had but very filling meal & wine averaged 20-25 euros per person. We all enjoyed exploring the grounds & my daughter particularly enjoyed meeting the animals. Communication wasn't too difficult despite our total lack of Italian, our phrasebook was handy although Marilena's daughter / daughter in law speaks very good English. The shutters made the rooms really dark so we all (including our toddler!) enjoyed some lovely long sleeps.
Our hire car (from v close to Terontola- Cortona station after getting the train from Rome) was very well used, we had some great day trips to Arezzo, Cortona, Perugia and Castiglione del Lago including cycling part of the way around the lake with toddler on a bike seat. Our only disappointment about the apartment was said toddler not wanting to go swimming in the on-site pool as it was a bit too cold.
We felt the description of the apartment was accurate & were made to feel welcome. Thank you to our hosts!
What a beautiful secret hidden place this is! We enjoyed everything, from the welcome by Guiseppe with homemade wine to the pool, the great food and the beautiful surroundings. My husband Niels was immediately called “Nelo” :-) and we had some nice talks with Guiseppe during diner. The appartement Gioia is clean and cosy and has a balcony which overlooks the Niccone-valley. Perugia and Assisi are nearby. It is a perfect place to stay for families with kids. We love to come back some time!
We had a great time at the apartment. Orsula was verykind and privided alot of information and Guiseppe was around alot and was very helpful. We spent most of our time by the pool and enjoying the amazing scenery. We hope to return sometime.
Many thanksto all
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About the Host, Marilena
Amo stare a contatto con la gente, conoscere realtà diverse dalla mia. Ospitare mi offre la possibilità di incontrare culture diverse anche stando nel mio paese in campagna: tutto questo può avvenire grazie alle storie che ogni mio ospite porta con se e condivide con me durante il soggiorno!
Sono appassionata di cucina e mi piace preparare per i miei ospiti piatti prelibati fatti con amore e con i prodotti biologici del mio orto. E anche dietro ogni ricetta c'è una storia da raccontare, da condividere!
I love to stay in contact with people, to know the reality diverse from mine. Hosting gives me the opportunity to meet different cultures even while I'm in my countryside village: this may be due to the stories that my guest brings with them and shares with me during their stay!
I'm passionate about cooking and I like to prepare for my guests delicious dishes made with love and organic products from my garden. And behind each recipe there is a story to tell, to share!