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.
Jasmina's place is filled with wonderful artwork and books, and it's perfectly located in the center of town. The room was very comfortable, and there's a small private bathroom. Jasmina was a gracious and helpful host, and she prepared a fantastic breakfast for us.
La nostra permanenza presso La Casa di Tufo è stata splendida:
la struttura è decisamente incantevole, arredata con grande gusto e pulita in modo maniacale!
La stanza e le aree comuni sono ampie e dotate di tutti i comfort.
La posizione è eccezionale, il B&B rimane defilato quel tanto che basta dalle vie centrali per garantire grande quiete, pur rimanendo vicinissimo al centro (oltretutto il quartiere medioevale di Orvieto è molto suggestivo...).
Jasmina si è rivelata un'ospite eccellente: premurosa e attenta alle nostre esigenze, ha reso la nostra permanenza decisamente piacevole, quindi torneremo sicuramente!
La Casa di Tufo was an ideal base for exploring Orvieto. The B&B is located on a calm, quiet street, but still very close to the city's main square. Our room was large and clean, very warm, with all the necessary amenities. Jasmina provided a lovely breakfast and good restaurant tips. I would recommend stayed at La Casa di Tufo unreservedly.
It was an absolute pleasure staying with Jasmina. Right from her warm welcome I was made to feel at home. I enjoyed the space in my bedroom and also in the living room. Jasmina gave me very helpful suggestions of places to see and visit and I appreciated the lovely, fresh breakfast every morning. Her place is modern and comfortable in a medieval setting. I will have no hesitation in staying here on my next visit and highly recommend this place to others.
La stanza era calda ed accogliente, il silenzio della notte è stato quello che maggiormente abbiamo apprezzato! La colazione ottima, le informazioni riguardo la città preziose e abbiamo avuto modo di trascorrere due belle giornate ad Orvieto
Grazie di tutto Jasmina!
Nos alojamos con mi esposo en la casa de Jasmina por unos días durante el festival de jazz en diciembre.
La habitación es muy similar a la imagen que se muestra, bastante grande, cómoda, cálida y muy limpia (hacia mucho frio en la calle). Hay una gran ventana con una vista a una huerta. Todo en la habitación funcionaba a la perfección.
El baño es pequeño, pero cómodo.También con calefacción. Y en la ducha hay un equipo de masaje.
El desayuno es simple y bueno. Todo muy fresco y con frutas.
En la casa hay una pequeña cocina que se puede utilizar. Y para nosotros lo mas importante era que se podía hacer te o café uno mismo a cualquier hora.
Jasmina es muy agradable, ayuda en todo lo necesario y habla perfectamente ingles. Para llegar a las habitaciones hay que subir una escalera bastante empinada dentro de la casa.
Orvieto es una ciudad pequeña y todo queda a poca distancia de la casa. Al otro extremo de la ciudad, donde queda el funicular, se puede llegar en 15-20 min a pie. Pero si tienen maletas es mejor coger el bus ya que las calles son de piedras.
I stayed at Jasmina's for a couple of nights with my boyfriend.
Room is very similar to the picture shown, fairly large and comfortable. There is a big window with a view of the orchard - a pretty picture even in the rain.
In terms of cleanliness, it was not exactly the best - the ceiling definitely needs a good sweeping as it is full of cobwebs. For someone who is terrified of spiders, sleeping with cobwebs dangling in visible sight on top of your pillow is a bit of a nightmare, especially when a large beetle fell out of the central lamp and landed on the pillow on the first evening.
Bathroom is tiny, and although there was indeed some form of massage equipment in the shower, it did not work while we were there. Sadly, the towels provided smelt bad, as if they had been closed away for a very long time. Indeed, the room itself could have done with a good airing before our arrival really.
Communication was excellent, Veronica was totally wonderful and super patient at waiting for us to arrive, since there was a train strike on the day and we ended up getting to Orvieto about 6 hours after our scheduled time. She also gave us some useful suggestions and explained where breakfast things were, since there was no one to prepare it for us at the time. Kudos to her, it sure turned our day around to be welcomed so warmly.
There seemed to be a fair breakfast, although we never did bother.. The coffee machine that doubles as a kettle should really be replaced - the hot water nozzle is so blocked with deposits (calcium carbonate) that it shoots out all over the place and makes a real racket.
I would suggest the place, it is comfortable enough if you don't mind the cobwebs and a bit of dust.
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