Great villa, fantastic location &well looked after
5 of 5 stars
Review Submitted: Jun 27, 2016 Date of Stay: Jun 2016 Source: HomeAway
. The listing of the property was accurate.
. The property was spotless when we arrived.
. We were made to feel at home and well looked after by the managers of the property Margherita and Debora. Leading up to our holiday Margherita was of great help in coordinating our arrival and suggesting ideas for our stay. During the holiday she also dropped in with some local baked goods! As we opted to get the train to Fabro rather than drive we needed to get from the station to the house (apx. 2km). We were planning on getting a taxi from the station but instead Debora picked us up and even took us to the local supermarket to stock up on food! On our day of departure Debora again ferried us to the station which was much appreciated. The owner of the property also made us feel welcome when he dropped in briefly to say hello on the Friday. Overall the level of customer service was exceptional.
. Without a car we could not travel especially far locally. However due to the property's location between Rome and Florence we were able to make the short (apx 20min) walk into Fabro to the train station and take the train (apx 2 hours) either way to each of these fascinating cities. A much anticipated highlight was the wine tasting which was again arranged at our convenience. This consisted of a tour of a local winery by its manager, which was patiently translated by Debora. This was followed by tasting of the wine and snacks. We tried three different bottles, and were gifted anything we didn't drink to take away. The only local restaurant which we had time to get to was the Ristoranti Fabro La Locanda di Desideria. This was located on the hill opposite the house (apx 25 mins walk). The food was delicious and the owner was again friendly and welcoming. Much of the rest of our time was spent at the property eating, drinking, swimming and sun bathing.
. Overall the holiday was very relaxing in a large part due to the competence and help of our hosts. I would thoroughly recommend the experience to friends and family.
Wonderful villa in Umbria
5 of 5 stars
Review Submitted: Sep 22, 2015 Date of Stay: Jun 2015 Source: HomeAway
What a wonderful villa for our family of five, can't say how much we enjoyed our two week stay! The villa has amazing views and only a few minutes drive into a lovely town where there is access to shops and cafés. The house is spotless, very spacious and bright, everything you can think of is provided, even toys and bikes. Lazy days spent relaxing by the pool, and BBQs in the evening under the covered terrace, sipping wine and enjoying the sunset. Many beautiful hilltop towns to explore in the area.
Margherita is a fantastic host, she was so helpful with our booking and give us lots of ideas to make our stay even better.
Highly recommend this property for a relaxing holiday and can't wait to return!
Wonderful relaxing house in Umbria.
Review Submitted: Sep 21, 2015 Date of Stay: Jul 2015 Source: HomeAway
5 of 5 stars
The house enjoys some great views and is in a very peaceful and quiet location. Not for everyone, but we loved it! All the rooms in the house are large and airy; simply furnished but of very good quality. The kitchen is well equipped and the fridge is a decent size – large enough for both food and drinks (which is not often the case in other houses). There was a new washing machine as well. Very comfortable beds & good crisp linen. The pool is lovely – really good size, was cleaned every morning; good quality pool furniture & a few toys available. We also really appreciated the pool/outside towels that are provided for guests’ use.
Booking through Margherita was very easy and our questions before our visit were answered quickly. During our stay, she visited us mid-week to check that everything was all ok – and the house owner also called in as he happened to be in the area. Both were delightful, welcoming and friendly, as was Deborah who checked us in on arrival & out again when we left. The house is extremely well maintained, very clean and we got the feeling that the owner & manager had gone to great lengths to make our stay trouble-free. We were impressed with the large fruit basket & basics (bread, pasta, milk, water, jam etc.) plus a couple of bottles of wine which we found on our arrival.
There is a reasonably large Coop in town which had everything we needed - it’s within walking distance, but it was so hot that we went everywhere by car! The town has a chemist, gelateria, pizzeria and we even met the local mechanic, Roberto, who helped us out with a flat tyre. Further afield Orvieto, Sienna and Assisi are within easy driving distance, and we loved visiting Citta della Pieve which is only 20 minutes away. Margherita is very helpful in suggesting places to see & go if you run out of ideas; we also really enjoyed having a couple of days just relaxing by the pool doing nothing.
The wine from Murogrosso is delicious! We had some shipped back to us in the UK. It arrived about 5 days after our return and is every bit as lovely here as it was in Italy!
Cantina Murogosso offre un aperitivo alla presentazione della nuova collezione di gioielli "Marea" creati dall'Associazione Culturale delle arti orafe Lumina.
Il versante nordoccidentale della Sardegna identifica un’area geografica dove, in Planargia, a Magomadas ci saranno due giorni con: mostra collettiva di pittura - esposizione delle opere del concorso fotografico - serata musicale (gruppo rock) - tornei: videogiochi, carte - cinema - giochi e intrattenimento per bambini e ragazzi. bar e punto di ristoro.
La Cantina Murogrosso sponsorizza l'evento!
APPARTAMENTO / APARTMENT
abbiamo rinnovato un bagno: ora ha una doccia più larga ed è più accogliente / we rebuilt again one of the bathrooms; now it has a large shower and is more welcoming
PISCINA / POOL
abbiamo piantato una siepe intorno alla piscina per garantire maggiore privacy agli ospiti / we planted a hedge all around the pool to ensure privacy for our guests
BARBECUE / BBQ
abbiamo piantato vicino al barbecue alcune erbe aromatiche / we planted next to the BBQ the main spices that are used with the grilled meat: sage (salvia), chives (erba cipollina), rosemary (rosmarino), pennyroyal (mentuccia), thyme (timo), marjoram (maggiorana)
Durante le feste per la Santa Pasqua a Monteleone d'Orvieto la Cantina Murogrosso offrirà la possibilità di degustare i suoi vini.
L’Ambasciata d’Italia nel Principato di Monaco con il sostegno del Governo del Principato di Monaco, Monaco-Direction du Tourisme et des Congres, Yacht Club de Monaco in collaborazione con EXPO Milano 2015, REGIONE Lombardia, e AIIM - Associazione degli Imprenditori Italiani del Principato di Monaco ha organizzato un evento dal nome "Smart Made in Italy" che si è tenuto dal 9 al 10 Aprile nelle prestigiose sedi dello Yacht Club di Montecarlo.
La nostra azienda ha acquistato recentemente nuovi diritti di impianto IGT dalla Riserva regionale dell’Umbria ampliandosi di oltre 3 ettari.
Sul ventilato e ombreggiato versante nord della valle è in fase di realizzazione l’impianto di vitigni IGT Umbria Bianco (Chardonnay, Vermentino, Malvasia) per circa 1 ettaro ed è in programma l’impianto di vitigni IGT Umbria Bianco per altri 2 ettari. Sul soleggiato versante sud, nella superficie di espianto di Orvieto DOC (Trebbiano Toscano, Malvasia, Drupeggio, Verdello), si sta impiantando IGT Umbria Rosso (Sangiovese Grosso) per 0.8 ettari.
THE WALL STREET JOURNAL
Honoring a Saint’s Fight Against Heresy. The frescoes of the Cappella Nuova, by Luca Signorelli, influenced Michelangelo’s Sistine ceiling
By MARY TOMPKINS LEWIS, April 3, 2015 5:30 p.m. ET
The ancient Italian city of Orvieto is located on a spectacular volcanic butte in Umbria, and dominated by a magnificent early-14th-century cathedral marked by zebra-striped walls of pale travertine and greenish-black basalt. The facade sparkles with mosaics depicting the life of the Virgin Mary and richly carved panels that capture scenes from the Bible and the Last Judgment. Inside, visitors proceed down a long, elegant nave—its soaring walls supported by striped cylindrical columns and topped by a trussed timber roof—to discover on either side of the apse two chapels that were added in the final stages of construction. The earlier Cappella Corporale enshrines a relic from the Miracle of Bolsena, an extraordinary event that took place nearby, while the later Cappella Nuova is filled with brilliant frescoes completed in 1504 by the painter Luca Signorelli. Although pilgrims once flocked to the cathedral to pray at the tomb of a local saint, Pietro Parenzo, remembered for his valorous stand against heretics who beset the city, it is Signorelli’s monumental cycle, which took up that historic struggle in strikingly original form, that draws visitors to Orvieto today.
The cathedral was commissioned by Pope Urban IV, a frequent Orvieto resident, to commemorate the moment in Bolsena in 1263 when a priest who doubted the central Catholic tenet of transubstantiation officiated at a Mass in which a consecrated host allegedly began to bleed onto the altar linens. Within a year, the newly instituted Feast of Corpus Christi was celebrated at Orvieto to publicly affirm the church dogma that bread and wine are transformed in the Mass into the actual body and blood of Christ. Even before the miracle in Bolsena, however, Dominican preachers and the general populace had struggled to combat dissenting factions who challenged not only Eucharistic doctrine but belief in Christ’s earthly humanity and promise of resurrection at the end of time. The Cappella Nuova’s beautifully frescoed ceiling, theatrical lunettes and decorated lower socle (or wainscot) offered vivid testimony to the tenacity of the city’s faithful under siege. [...]
Murogrosso a Città della Pieve il pomeriggio di Pasqua!
Come ogni anno Città della Pieve organizza una Mostra Mercato di prodotti artigianali ed agro-alimentari tipici. Noi parteciperemo il pomeriggio di domenica 5 aprile.
Cosa c'è di meglio, dopo un sostanzioso pranzo pasquale, di una passeggiata in un borgo medioevale che offre perfino l'opportunità di gustare e acquistare i prodotti della propria terra (magari da portare il giorno seguente al pic-nic di Pasquetta)?
Your own piece of Umbria
3 of 5 stars
In idyllic private spot close to all amenities. 5 minutes in car from fabro. Villa is well equipped for self catering family . Good base to explore the region. Warm welcome from owner and property manager .
Review Submitted: Oct 17, 2014 Date of Stay: Aug 2014 Source: HomeAway