Apartment / 1 bedrooms / sleeps 2 Home 148093
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Apartment / 1 bedroom / 1 bathroom / sleeps 2
- Swimming pool
- Ask owner if suitable for children
- Car essential
- No pets allowed
Description from owner
This apartment is situated in the medieval hilltop village of Acqualoreto, it is on the third floor of the Villa. The kitchen and living room overlook the bell tower of the 11th century 'borgo' (village) whilst the bedroom and bathroom overlook the beautiful valley towards the town of Todi. These views are spectacular and wandering through the ancient 'borgo' will transport you back through time. The apartment is comprised of four rooms: a full kitchen with dining area and wood burning stove, living room with sofa and two comfortable chairs, bedroom with queen bed and bathroom with shower and heated towel rail. Wireless high-speed Internet is included in the rental price. The total area of the apartment is 55 sq. m. (550 sq. ft.). There is a wood pellet stove in the living room which provides easy and inexpensive heating for those cooler mornings and evenings in early spring and autumn. The saltwater swimming pool (available during the summer months in daylight hours) overlooks the
This apartment is situated in the medieval hilltop village of Acqualoreto, it is on the third floor of the Villa. The kitchen and living room overlook the bell tower of the 11th century 'borgo' (village) whilst the bedroom and bathroom overlook the beautiful valley towards the town of Todi. These views are spectacular and wandering through the ancient 'borgo' will transport you back through time. The apartment is comprised of four rooms: a full kitchen with dining area and wood burning stove, living room with sofa and two comfortable chairs, bedroom with queen bed and bathroom with shower and heated towel rail. Wireless high-speed Internet is included in the rental price. The total area of the apartment is 55 sq. m. (550 sq. ft.). There is a wood pellet stove in the living room which provides easy and inexpensive heating for those cooler mornings and evenings in early spring and autumn. The saltwater swimming pool (available during the summer months in daylight hours) overlooks the villa's olive grove. There is a small garden dining area available for guests near the pool with stunning views overlooking the valley towards Todi.
The Umbria region
There are stunning views from the village of the famous Tiber River and gorge before it flows into Lake Corbara which is a 15 mins. drive away. For those who like to be near water, there are two other lakes in the area – Lake Bolsena and Lake Trasimeno. Acqualoreto is no more than a one hour drive to many of Umbria's fabled hilltop towns: Todi (20 mins.), Orvieto (35 mins.), Perugia (45 mins.), Assisi (1 hr), Spoleto (1 hr), Montefalco (45 mins.). In addition, an important archaeological site, the Roman town of Carsulae is only 30 mins. away. There is a site with Etruscan tombs near Montecchio, a short drive from the village and an Etruscan necropolis at the base of the cliffs of Orvieto.
Throughout the summer there are numerous Sagras (Food festivals) each village dedicating their sagra to a specific local food. They are fun, full of atmosphere, not to mention delicious food! There are many vineyards which offer tastings and food pairings and of course local olive mills where you see, sample and purchase Umbria's liquid gold.
The summers are hot but evenings are temperate and, as we are at an altitude of 425 metres, good for sleeping. Don't forget that whilst sightseeing in churches, bare shoulders for ladies are not permitted so carry a scarf in your bag.
Umbria is very rural and steeped in tradition - the bell tower in Acqualoreto still rings its bells three times a day to announce to the farming community the time to leave the house, come home for lunch and then when the sun goes down at the end of day. You quickly adapt to the rhythm of life as it might have been many years ago, it all makes for a truly relaxing and pleasurable holiday.
Acqualoreto has a bar and a small restaurant “La Cruccola” in the piazza. There is an excellent local pizzeria / restaurant (Rosa dei Venti) serving typical Umbrian dishes only 10 mins. drive away. There are no shops in the village but there is a small store in Morre (5 mins. drive) and a larger supermarket in Collelungo (7 mins. drive). A full array of stores and services are available in Todi and Orvieto.
Having a car is essential to enable you to explore this enchanting part of Italy.
Cultural - There are many beautiful medieval cities and towns to visit in the area, many of them walled and positioned on hilltops. They all boast wonderful medieval architecture and some of the churches, for example, the cathedrals in Orvieto and Assisi are World Heritage Sites. Most cities have museums in historic buildings where art collections and archaeological artefacts are displayed.
There are numerous festivals in the region which take place throughout the year with many originating during the Middle Ages. The people of Umbria proudly maintain the historical traditions of their ancestors with period costumes, dancing and food. There is an internationally acclaimed arts festival in Spoleto every summer and the Umbria Jazz Festival in Perugia (July) often brings in famous musicians and singers for the Festival. Another well-known event in Perugia is the International Chocolate Festival which takes place every October, not to be missed by any serious chocolate-lover. Montefalco hosts a big wine festival in mid/late September, featuring the famed local Sagrantino wine. Not to be forgotten is Aqualoreto's own festa week leading up to Ferragosto (August 15th which is Italy's most celebrated holiday) - this week consists of dinners and music in the piazza.
Last but not least is our own olive harvest which takes place in early November.
Outdoor and Sports - The countryside in Umbria offers many opportunities to enjoy outdoor activities such as walking and hiking. There are signposted routes in the area around Todi, the Tiber Nature Reserve and Lake Corbara. Cycling and mountain biking are also very popular as the countryside provides for both simple and challenging cycling routes but all with beautiful views. Other activities include watersports on Lake Bolsena and Lake Trasimeno.
Bed & bathroom
- 1 Double Bed, 1 Sofa Bed
- 1 en suites
- Not suitable for children
- No pets allowed
- Wi-Fi available
- Shared outdoor pool (unheated)
- Shared garden
- Internet access
- Hair dryer
- Linen provided
- Towels provided
- Not suitable for wheelchair users
- Check in time:15:00, Check out time:11:00
- If you have any questions about check-in or check-out times, please contact the owner/manager.
- This rental can only be paid for online through Holiday Lettings using your credit/debit card or PayPal (never by wire transfer).
- No smoking at this property
- Cancellation policy
About the owner
Rosemary and Brian L
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- 02 Jan 2016
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Languages spoken: English, French, Spanish, Italian
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- Very Good
We have enjoyed staying at "Villa Sogno" with our family in different seasons. The apartment is large, comfortable, well furnished, and fully equipped, with a pool that is easily accessible and large enough to swim lengths as opposed to being simply for paddling. It's a relaxing and enjoyable place to stay, with hosts that genuinely seem to care that you are comfortable and make every effort to anticipate your needs. The house location is great - right in the middle of Acqualoreto village with immediate access to the piazza which contains a small but superb restaurant and a friendly bar for coffee, croissants, or something stronger if preferred. Acqualoreto is the middle of the beautiful countryside of Umbria, above the Tiber River, and there are numerous places of cultural and historic interest nearby. The well-known towns of Orvieto, Todi, and Perugia are all less than 30 minutes away, and the beautiful cities of Florence and Siena are also easily accessible. Overal, definitely a 5-star recommendation!
“Tranquillity and beauty in idyllic location”
Located in small hilltop village midway between Todi and Orvieto, and convenient to the major renaissance centres, this is a seriously good, well hidden, find. The owners are English speakers, and really know their stuff, recommending places I've never heard of, even after 10+visits to central Italy (like Bagna Reggio - go there!). The house itself has stunning views, but know you're hiking up two flights of steps to get to the apartment, where the views are possibly even better. Nice swimming pool (it had just been opened in early June), and lovely area to sit outside and watch that endless Italian landscape. Everything in the apartment worked well, with a good shower to ease the bones after walking all day. Good local pizza joint (ask for directions), but recognise you'll need a car if you want to get around.
“Looking forward to a return visit!”
The Accommodation was spacious, immaculate, very attractively laid out and decorated, and very comfortable. The surrounding countryside was lovely, and I was able to do day trips easily to Orvieto, Asissi, Todi and Perugia. The train station, about 25 minutes away in Orvieto, was handy for trips I took to Rome and Florence.I'm planning a return trip to celebrate a milestone birthday of my husband. The owners, my host and hostess, were really knowledgeable about Umbria specifically, and had lots of handy suggestions. Next time I will visit more of their suggested spots, which will be a lot of fun for us.
“This rental was fantastic!”
We have been here in the summer and really had fun! There were all sorts of festivals happening... wine festivals, focaccia festivals, and gelato festivals. So much fun. The apartment was great, spacious, and very clean. The view from the pool was absolutely breathtaking, lavender and olive trees all around. The village of Aqualoreto was beautiful and the bar in the piazza was really handy. We spent a lot of time there! Lots going on on the local area in Todi and Orvieto (love the wine!) and the scenic drives! There was a great pizzeria near by called Rosa De Venti... the best pizza we have ever had. The trains from Orvieto (only 40 mins from the rental) will have you in Rome and Florence in under 2 hours. The coast was easily accesible as well. Great vacation and will be going back!
“The perfect holiday.”
Rosemary and Brian were very helpful,even to the point of following us down to the garage when our aircon failed to work. They gave us tips where to visit places of interest and helpfull places to park the car. The apartment had everything you needed,a real home from home and it was clean with plenty of towells and linen. We were left alone to use the pool by ourselves.It was allways clean and being salt water you never came out smelling of chemicals nor did it sting your eyes. The view was outstanding-stunning! The steps leading up to the apartment were safe and the apartment comes with its own patch of gargen complete with gas bbq and outdoor dining area-perfect! This house is set in a fabulouse little village that still has a heart to it.We will definatly be going back!
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