About this listing
LA CASA DI TUFO is a unique medieval palazzo that was built in the 5th century where you can experience the atmosphere of the past yet have all the modern comforts of today. Each room has marvelous views of a private garden and of the medieval part of town. There is a radio in every room as well as private bath with massaging showers and foot massage. There are stone arches, original wooden ceilings and other medieval architectural elements as well as TV and exceptional WIFI access in the living room. The breakfast is a mix of Italian (pastry and cappuccino) and continental (bread, cheese, yogurt, granola, and fruit).
The house is in the center of Orvieto within a few minutes walking distance to all the famous sights, including the grand Duomo (cathedral) with its famous frescoes of Signorelli, multiple museums, the underground caves, monuments, Etruscan ruins, the famous well of St. Patrick (Pozzo di San Patrizio) as well as many others. If you like archeological places we can organize a guided tour to some Etruscan cemeteries or to the caves of the famous “Fanum Voltumnae,” the most important spiritual Etruscan place, which was discovered in Orvieto after excavations of more than 50 years.
If you want to relax after a morning of walking you can go to the hot water springs in the surrounding countryside of Orvieto (35 minutes by car). After that we can recommend to you a typical local restaurant where you can eat pasta like your grandmother used to make. We can also book a guided tour to a local Umbrian vineyard for you to enjoy wine tastings.
Within Orvieto’s historic center there are many charming intimate restaurants where you can experience delicious authentic Umbrian cuisine which often includes truffles, porcini mushrooms, fresh vegetables, new olive oil and a terrific selection of wines from Umbria and Tuscany. The owner of LA CASA DI TUFO has a truffle dog and if you want she can show you the dog finding truffles in the woods.
If you completely fall in love with Italy and want to stay for a longer visit, you can also learn Italian cooking at a nearby cooking school.
After the second night there's a discount of 10 euros: the room is for 40 euros.
Jasmine made us feel very welcome. the listing was as described. she let us drop off our luggage early so that we could wander the city unencumbered. the room was quiet and private. the bed was very comfortable. Jasmine was very helpful in describing the history of the city and gave recommendations for sites to visit. she served us breakfast with a variety of things to choose from. and she personally made cappuccinos. she made sure that we had what we needed. thank you so much Jasmine!! we highly recommend this place and wish we had stayed longer.
The room in Orvieto was very very cute! The rooms were clean and it is very well located. The breakfast was however my favorite part! So delicious and the perfect way to start the day! They also have a huge map with pins marking the places from which people have come to stay which I thought was a great touch. Definitely recommended!
We had a very nice stay with Jasmina. The room was beautiful and clean. Orvieto is a beautiful town and the apartment is perfectly located. Jasmina and her husband were perfect hosts, and interesting people. Our only regret was we couldn't stay longer. Restaurant tip: go to Cibus - great seafood.
Jasmina and her husband are very classy host. I love the interior design of the place. The location is very nice. It is quiet and convenient. Orvieto is a very picturesque town. Their location is very close to my favorite spot. It is where the road bifurcates and when you take the shot, it is very nostalgic. You can almost imagine being in the Etruscan era or during the middle ages. Then you walk inside her house which is modern yet very homely.
Lastly, we had the best breakfast. Better than any first class café that I have been to. The cappuccino is excellent! Thank you for having us.
Roberto ci ha accolto in maniera calorosa, con il suo modo di fare simpatico e disponibile ci ha messo subito a nostro agio.
Al nostro arrivo, dopo averci fatto accomodare nella stanza, comoda ed accogliente, ci ha suggerito cosa era meglio visitare per il tempo che avevamo a disposizione ed anche dove gustare piatti tipici a prezzi onesti.
Colazione con abbondante scelta tra dolce e salato.
The room was lovely in a beautiful part of Orvieto.
We did have issues though with the transport to and from the accommodation. Limited taxis & the bus we were told to catch no longer runs through the day! It took us over an hour from the train station to the accommodation.
Also, very hot weather while we were there & no cooling in the room. Had little sleep the 2 nights we were there.
Found breakfast starting at 8.30 a.m. too late.
But lovely location, just spoilt by a few problems.
We had a wonderful stay here. Everyone was extremely friendly, room was a great size and breakfast was lovely. No air conditioning, but the character of the place makes up for it. We hope to be back before too long!
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