A Perfect Stay
Submitted: August 3, 2012
Stayed: June 2012
The property has a wonderful, welcoming vibe to it, and we instantly felt right at home. It's spacious and comfortable, and the view from the roof terrace is breathtaking. After staying here a month, it felt just like home. The fact that the house has such a long and fascinating past made the stay all the more interesting for us. The two lowest levels of the property are largely excavated from the tufo mesa that Bomarzo sits upon; it's a beautiful, surreal experience to follow the path around the town and see that your bedroom window is just a small rectangle carved into the massive rockface above.
Matteo, Massimo and Cristina were incredibly helpful. One couldn't ask for better landlords. One evening the kitchen sink sprung a leak, and after we tried our best to fix it, we called the owners--who in turn contacted the local plumber--and the problem was swiftly resolved the next morning.
(Just an FYI to folks who have never lived in an Italian hilltown before: the hills will be steep, you won't have all the amenities of a five star hotel, and you may encounter a gecko or two... but it will be the best time of your life. Ignore the villas in the Tuscan countryside with their fancy pools and state-of-the-art kitchens. This is the real deal. You will get to know your neighbors; you will be immersed in Italy as it lives and breathes. This is Italy far off the tourist path... here you become an active participant in the culture, instead of just an observer on the fringes. So brush up on your Italian and prepare for the experience of a lifetime.)
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