Sono socievole ma anche solitaria come i lupi dell'appennino umbro, detesto le prepotenze e amo incondizionatamente la natura.
Non potrei mai fare a meno di un libro, un amico e un bicchiere di buon vino.
The house happened to be just what I was looking for:comfortable, warm, close to all my old Umbrian friends,lovely hosts Paola and Paolo...... I can only recommend it wholeheartedly.Thank you Paola and Paolo to make my long planned return to Umbria over the Holidays a very special event that I will never forget. Donata and Maurizio totally agreed with me.Grazie,grazie: ci rivedremo!!I
A truly beautiful place in the Umbrian countryside! Wonderful accommodations with stunning walks to be had. Very quiet and peaceful. Definitely recommended if you have a car of your own--it is quite hard to reach otherwise. We really enjoyed our stay!
We spent just under 4 weeks at Paola fabulous country house in Umbria. Our stay was comfortable, with very nice kitchen, with two ovens, big fridge, lovely fireplace, nice beds and two bathrooms and a small sunny balcony. Everything you need for a decent stay. There is serviceable wifi but the reception can be tricky. ended up using a 3G ipad with wifi hotspot enabled as the download speeds were faster than the adsl connection. Lots of cats and a couple of dogs, that were all very friendly. We used the house as a base to explore inner Italy, visiting many towns including Sienna, Orvieto, Assisi and took a train trip to Rome and back. If you have a car, it's great. the supermarket is a good 20 mins on a very windy road. Cooking is highly recommended as we found eating out with small kids was a bit hit n miss especially in the later afternoon when one starts to get hungry. Highly recommended if you like country life, cooking and driving.
Cruelle déception pourtant c'était mon coup avant notre départ pour l'Italie.
Accueil inexistant, avons eu l'impression de déranger
Appartement malpropre et mal odorant
insectes partout même sur les draps .
Taies d'oreillers sentant la fumée de cigarettes
Paola n'était pas là et Paolo guère plus
We just loved our stay at Paola's Countryhouse in Umbria! The apartment is on the second floor and is very large. It has been recently renovated and Paola has a very good aesthetic that we really enjoyed. Most importantly, the kitchen had every thing we needed, the bathrooms were very nice and modern, and the beds were the best we have had in 10 weeks of traveling in France and Italy! The location was rural and beautiful. It is a nice place for resting in the country or as a base to travel to the wonderful towns of Umbria. Paola was a wonderful host who was responsive to our questions and our needs. I highly recommend the Countryhouse in Umbria!
It is such a lovley place. We stayed there the entire month.
Who ever is looking for a quiet and calm surrounding, this is the perfect place to get away from city life. A wonderful garden filled with fig, olive, hazelnut trees and rosemary, mint, sage and tomato bushes rounds off the Mediterranean feeling.
We found two restaurants which are not far with local food and good service. One is "Gatto Giallo" (Montegabbione) Alexandro speaks a very good english and you can feel that he loves his job.
The other is in the village Carnaiola. The signs will guide you there "La Locanda di Desideria".
A car is highly recommended as the next closes supermarket is 20 min. away.
The friendliness of Paola & Paolo made this stay even more special. And you feel never alone as you are surrounded by 5 cats and two dogs which are so cute and kind.
We would go back any time
Absolutely wonderful place to visit and relax. Paula and Paulo were perfect hosts and made us really feel at home. Highly recommended!
Paola and paolo are really amazing and such wonderful people, with big hearts. we felt very welcome and for some days we are a part of our respective host family....but think, it was more than that. :-)
the house, our flat and the area around the house is defently a place to be and to find a relaxing holiday. it was great. everything. the dinner we had togehter, the wine, singing together, laughing togehter.... i will come back, for shure.
The place is very quiet. If you want to get away from the city and hear nothing in the night (beside some dog barking) - this is a perfect place. If you are a stargazer - this is also the right spot, though the view is best after the rain (which we had 2 times only). Countryhouse is big and lovely. We spent time cooking, baking bread, reading books, drinking local wine and feeding the cats :)
The hosts provide you with what you may need (like towels for example) and in Fabro Scalo (about 20km) there is a supermarket (coop) where you can buy all the rest.
Among the places that you may want to visit we loved Orvieto best. The city has a true soul, old stone monuments, beautiful cathedral and wonderful small boutiques with italian (!) handmade products.
So we really loved our stay and we hope to be back in the future.
Grazie mille Paola and Paolo.
We have stayed in this apartment for almost 2 weeks and I am very happy we made this choice. It is perfect for a couple, clean and very nicely decorated. The fact that the building has a very nice story (typical Italian farmhouse made of stone) guarantees a very genuine experience, which was exactly what we were looking for.
The house has a beautiful garden as well, where you can enjoy the silence and a nice view over the Umbrian hills.
Paola and Paolo were great hosts and meeting, having dinner and talking to them (and their friends) over a glass of wine was one of the best parts of our holiday in Italy. From their stories we learnt a lot about the region, its history, traditions and people. What an amazing experience! They were also very helpful whenever needed.
I highly recommend this apartment from all aspects, it immediately feels like home!
Response from Paola:
vi pensiamo spesso con affetto!!
Paola and her lovely farmhouse are a fundamental stop for those who really want to enjoy the essence of Umbria. During your stay you can taste great food (cooked by Paola herself!!), relax or take a hike in uncontamined nature or visit the wonderful cultural sites spread all over the surrounding area. Paola is a fantastic person, she will make you feel at ease in no time!!
Paola it's a person very charming and generous. She really like nature and animals, and also human of course, and she found this place to enjoy of this. Together with Paolo , have created a beautiful atmosphere where to stay quiet and relaxed or decide every morning a different trip in the lovely surroundings.
If you'll go , don't forget to taste her delicious food.