Our family had a wonderful and relaxing stay at Casa Francesca Maria. Tomasso and his family were very welcoming and helpful during our stay. Tomasso was kind enough to meet us at the train station in Perugia to help us bring extra luggage to the villa. The villa and grounds exceeded our expectations. The house is a lovely family home which accommodated our family perfectly (3 adults and two teenage boys). The grounds, views and pool were fantastic. We enjoyed cooking and barbecuing during our stay. We also loved waking up to the beautiful view each morning and watching spectacular sunsets in the evenings. Thank you to Tomasso and his family for allowing us to stay in your beautiful home. It was a dream come true for our family to experience the beautiful countryside of Italy. We will definitely be returning in the near future and highly recommend this beautiful property.
A fantastic location with breathtaking views of Umbrian hills - perfect for watching glorious sunsets, stars and varied wildlife. Also a great base for visiting cities of Umbria (and Tuscany). The house itself is a beautiful family home with everything you could possibly need for a relaxing holiday. Incredible gardens bordered by fruit and olive trees and a wonderful pool on the hillside from which you can also watch the sun go down as you swim. Tomasso and his family took the time to welcome us and explain everything so carefully, offering excellent support to find the house and enjoy our holiday. Thank you for a wonderful holiday, fantastic olive oil (which has sent us on a mission to improve our oil consumption at home!) and for Mario's gardening. We feel very lucky to have visited this beautiful house and region.
We are 6 Australians travelling together and rented Fransesca Maria for 4 nights at the end of our Italy trip. We were welcomed personally by Tomasso and his family and given a tour of the magnificent house and grounds. We absolutely loved our stay and our swim!!!! Thank you
As per my wife's comments on an earlier review immediately after our stay, this was an excellent property. Absolutely in line with previous reviews and the property description. Stung by views, comfortable, clean, well looked after and lovely property.
So many areas to sit and pass the time with the view. Early morning coffee up on the terrace overlooking the countryside was a real delight. Highly recommended. Thanks you to the owners for the care they have taken and for letting us use their home.
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Amazing house in the most wonderful setting. Rustic villa. Very comfortable. Grounds, pool and views are amazing. Be prepared for the steep drive up to your holiday home but can assure you it is worth it. Travelled out to Passignano, Cortona, Sienna and the mountain village of Montone. Umbertide itself is a little quiet but if you are prepared to take days out its not a problem. BBQ's in the Loggia of an evening after exerting yourself lying by the pool are recommended. Watch out for the Eagles flying overhead. Spectacular. We have had a wonderful week.
Tomasso, the manager, was always quick to respond to any questions that we had. He drove into Umbertide to guide us up to the house, which is about three miles up the countryside from the main road. The house is totally gorgeous with panoramic views. The ground are well maintained by Mario, the gardener, who was kind enough to give us a few vegetables from the garden. The house itself was well equipped and there was dish & hand soap, laundry detergent, toilet paper, Everything that one needed to get started. The kitchen is well outfitted which was great as we cooked at home several days. The pool is magnificent and although not heated (spoiled Americans!) it was fabulous. Can't say enough other than we will be going back! Thank you Tomasso and give your parents our regards. Julie, Joe, Kevin & Mario.
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From the moment we started the climb up the hill from Umbertide we thought the villa would be good, and we were not disappointed. The view from the villa is breathtaking. The owners greeted us on arrival with a really warm welcome, and you felt like you were priveldged to be borrowing their home. The rooms were tastefully decorated and the house had all the amenities you could need (including full kitchen equipment, dishwasher, washing machine, wifi, satellite tv, and the added bonus of a gardener who delivered fresh tomatoes from the garden each day). There are lots of seating areas amongst the ground which allows you to enjoy the breathtaking view from different angles. The covered terrace was a great spot to eat during the day and relax in the hammock and watch the sunset in the evening with a glass of wine. The pool was a welcome respite from the heatwave, and the pool room is a great addition for storing poolside drinks and icecreams.
It is a totally amazing villa, in a peacefully remote location with spectacular views, and convenient to exploring the Umbria region. Highly recommended to those who are keen to get away from it all.