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Casa Sarafina is a very nicely appointed and attractive apartment. It is located just outside the walls of Orvieto, a 5 or 10 minute climb away from the elevators that take you up to one of the city squares. It is a nice energetic climb for younger folks or for older ones in reasonable shape. One can drive 3 minutes and pay for parking at the site of the elevator. There is parking, tight for two cars but ample for one. One has to be very careful entering the street from the garage, however.
Fausto, the owner, has reasonably good English. He is willing to help and is enthusiastic about the Etruscan remains all around the area. He has prepared a nice list of restaurants that he says locals like. His Italian descriptions of the area display thorough knowledge. His English versions are not linguistically perfect but helpfu.
Very nice place for the money..
The apartment was immaculate and everything was perfect. We arrived very late and we were concerned that our host might have to wait late into the night but he greeted us with a smile and spent an hour with us walking us through the apartment, giving us advice on where to eat and what to look for in town.
There was coffee, tea, jam, and rolls -- a great starter breakfast and the fridge was stocked with fruit, yogurt, juice, and bottles of water. After a long trip and not being able to stop at a store before getting to the apartment, it was a welcome that was much needed. The wifi worked perfectly in the apartment and the location was a short walk up the hill into Orvieto. We would stay here again without a doubt.
We plan to return with friends and the host stated he has a network of people he can connect with to house more people if we need it. A great place to stay.