We have just returned from a 2 week stay in this very tastefully restored Olive Mill. We stayed with 2 friends and all 4 of us had THE most wonderful time and would return in a heartbeat.
Firstly our hosts, Rikke and Lorenzo, couldn't have been more welcoming, hospitable and helpful, nothing was too much trouble. Every restaurant recommendation was spot on, Rikke even took the time to book a table on a couple of occasions for us. We toured the castle with Lorenzo and Rikke and , the wine making part of the castle and the vineyards. Irk and Lorenzo were truly the perfect hosts.
Our 2 bedroom villa was very clean, very spacious, simply all that we hoped it would be. The kitchen led directly to a beautiful outdoor area complete with large table, chairs to relax in and was the perfect spot for breakfast, sunset drinks and dinners under the stars.
Just a short walk away was a delightful pool, with a beautiful view , equipped with numerous sun lounges and umbrellas. In the other direction, also just a very short walk away is the Bar, the perfect location for our morning cappuccino and our evening aperitivo, run by a delightful family.
The location is the perfect setting to combine days of sightseeing , being close enough for outings in Perugia, Civita di Bagnoregio (A MUST) , Orvieto, Panicale and many many others. The walk up to the Fendi village is worth doing, it is very pretty and the view back to the castle fantastic.
Restaurants we tried and loved, Il Gatto Giallo ( The Yellow Cat) , Massolino ( Panicale), Osteria a Priori ( Perugia). Truffle hunting was so much fun and scrambled eggs with shaved truffle is a must. A day trip to Assisi was worthwhile with a 3 hr tour with Umbria Con Me.
All in all, the trip of a lifetime, in a stunning location with wonderful hosts. Just don't book it when we want to return please!