The house was perfect for us. The bells took us by surprise the first day but grew on us. We actually missed hearing them after we went home. This is far from a resort town which is exactly what we were looking for. Even with our limited Italian we were able to communicate with everyone we encountered - although a few times we did resort to pantomime! We took trips out to castles, along the coast and had a truly amazing diner at Trabocco Punta Tufano, which was by far our favorite meal in the two+ weeks we spent in Italy. We would recommend this property and house to anyone looking for a quiet vacation in a beautiful region of Italy. A small piece of us would rather not recommend it since we would love to keep this place all to ourselves!