La Fortezza Alta - Home Rental - Restaurant - Agritourism - Ceremonies
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Why Owner/Property Manager chose Avigliano Umbro
The Property was bought by my great-grandfather at the beginning of the 20th century as a "podere" (farm). At that time the Fortress was what we called "gallinaio", a stall where animal have rest and at the upper floor peasant used to cook their meals and sleep. My family spent a lot of efforts in the renovation of the entire property and now you can admire the ancient allure of the building (the colours and stones are the original ones). Around the property many buildings were used as agricultural work. The one we rent on Homeaway was the barn, a beautiful , tall and spacious building with splendid view of the countriside.
What makes this House unique
If you love nature, silence, plants and animals, huge spaces, the wind, you will find La Fortezza as a dream that became true. In the nights you can see starry skies and firefly wandering around the lawn, as we are far from the village. The place is enchanting !!
Please consider the following guidelines when booking this property:
100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
Amazing location set in the mountains lovely views, realy lovely hosts. Basic accomodation.
The apartment is spacious with three double bedrooms and 2 bathrooms, a large sitting/dining area and a kitchen. There is an outside area which can be used with a BBQ some basic old plastic furniture with enough seating for 6.
The beds in the rooms were very hard and uncomfortable which did not give a good nights sleep also there is no air conditioning, the owners kindly gave a fan but to take advantage of any mountain breeze the widows needed to be open. This meant the dogs at the end of the drive could be heard barking/howling, which they did all through the night every night (really difficult to sleep as very noisy) which is a shame as the area is very peaceful apart from this. This is not a reflection of the owners but is unfortunate and is not relaxing at night meaning that the family was very tired from little sleep.
There are 2 sofa beds in the dining/seating area which were the only seating apart from the chairs at the dining table but we couldn't really use these as sofas as again very uncomfortable and the metal can be felt, so really no areas to sit and relax inside the apartment.
The kitchen is functional but very basic, the cooker did break but the owners replaced this with a brand new one the next day. There is a sink and a fridge/freezer. There are enough plates, bowl's and small glasses but no wine glasses in the apartment.
The owners were easy to reach and helped with the fan and the cooker promptly and gave a fantastic tour of the fortress. For me the apartment needs some updating and some better mattresses.
The restaurant on site was unfortunately not in existence. We were hoping to use this whilst staying but it was not in operation. Had it been functioning though the apartment is directly above the restaurant area and I can image this would be very noisy if people were outside.
Gran bella struttura ottimamente mantenuta e dall'ottimo rapporto qualità/prezzo.
Peccato veramente non aver potuto godere della piccola deliziosa piscina coperta e club house, per colpa dei soliti imbecilli di turno (che in un capodanno credo hanno pensato bene di devastare tutto) per colpa dei quali anche le persone per bene ne patiscono da sempre le conseguenze!
Un grazie anche allo "schivo" ma preparato chef Martino per l'ottima cena di Natale!