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.
Jasmina was a kind, calm presence. She let us leave our bags at the house when we arrived early and had a wonderful breakfast for us the morning we departed. She also offered helpful advice about the day trip we were planning to La Civita.
Beautiful,modern and very clean. That's how I would describe where we stayed. I would recommend to my closest friends!
Nous avons adoré notre séjour dans la maison de Jasmina. La chambre était impeccable et propre. Le déjeuner était délicieux. Et Jasmina est une hôte des plus accueillantes. Elle nous a suggéré un bon resto dans la magnifique ville d'orvietto.
We had a wonderful stay here! It's amazing how an old house can be transformed into modern comfort like this, with special mention of the super modern shower! Fantastic breakfast too and strategic location for visiting Orvieto by foot. Thanks to Jasmina and we hope to come back again one day.
We had the good fortune to stay at La Casa di Tufo for 4 nights. It is a lovely B&B set on the edge of Orvieto, close to lots of restaurants and shops (both touristy and neighbourhood stores full of local flavour) and within easy walking distance to all the major sights. Jasmina is very genuine and a real pleasure to talk to. We had the opportunity to stay at both the apartment and one of the regular rooms. Both were equally welcoming, full of charm and character due to the care that Jasmina put into the extensive renovations she completed. We would highly La Casa di Tufo.
What can we say? Jasmina is the perfect hostess. Such a lovely lady, nothing was ever too much to ask. So helpful with info about Orvieto, what to see, transport and best places to eat some of the best locally produced food in Italy. The room was just wonderful. Great comfortable bed, large private ensuite bathroom and all tastefully decorated. Such a surprise when you see just how beautifully a 600 year old medieval home can be restored with loving care. Breakfast was excellent with a good choices. B& B is only a short distance from bus Route C. Absolutely an unforgettable experience.
Our stay with Jasmina was wonderful! The room was spacious, airy, clean, and very comfortable. The shower will change your life! Great location, too. Check in was easy, and Jasmina served a lovely breakfast in the morning. She is a gracious hostess and very helpful. Highly recommend!
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