If you are an American (or anyone!) looking for a genuine, fantastic Italian experience, this is the place for you! Our family of 4 (2 adults, our 9 and 6 year old) spent a glorious week at Il Corbezzolo and it was absolutely fantastic. If you are looking for a relaxing, beautiful, scenic place to enjoy the Italian countryside and eat AMAZING food, this is the place for you. The grounds are beautiful, the pool is wonderful, the accommodations are great, and the hosts—Fabrizio and Fiamma are marvelous. We stayed in one of the apartments up the hill that was a restored farmhouse that was immaculate, updated, and comfortable. We ate Fiamma’s delicious dinner every night which was incredible—4 course meals that included their home made olive oil (best we have ever tasted) and wine, fresh made pastas that were delectable, incredible meats—every night we were excited to see what we were going to eat. Lunch is a marvelous spread of smoked meats, cheese, tomatoes, pasta, and veggies. Fiamma and Fabrizio work incredibly hard to make sure you have a great experience and really helped us plan our stay there—where to go, what to see, reservations, etc. And they made our kids feel very welcome by allowing them to “work” on the farm by picking berries for jam, baking bread, making espresso. My only hesitation in recommending it is that it is completely undiscovered by Americans and want to keep it a secret, but I can honestly say that I will be sending all of my friends and family here to stay at some point in the future.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The corbezzolo situated near Cantalupo 5 km from Bevagna is a comfortable farm in the enchanting Umbrian landscape situated ad midst 6 hectares of olive tree plantation at an altitude of 400 m Assisi Spello Foligno Montefalco are all visible to the naked eye-visitors can enjoy rest visit places of art take healthy walks in the woods observe a rich fauna and an uncontaminated landscape and appreciate our typical food products. ... more less