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Brigolante Guest Apartments
Ranked #31 of 118 Speciality Lodging in Assisi
Reviewed 17 May 2013

A very pleasant stay in one of the apartments - La Stalletta after a hectic 2 weeks of driving around Southern Tuscany.
We received a warm and homely welcome from owner Rebecca with fresh free range eggs , home made wine which was exceptional one of the best we had had in Tuscany the previous 2 weeks, and yummy home made strawberry jam and salami. Nice spot to come 'home' to after a day of sightseeing and driving around Umbria and only 5-8 mins drive from amazing Assisi.
Lovely experience living in a farm for a week, and to hear ( & smell) the cow and sheep and to have a taste of homemade products from the farm.

  • Stayed: May 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 20 February 2013

I've traveled to Italy four times since 1997, and every time I've stayed at Brigolante. Obviously I love Umbria -- the peacefulness, the beautiful rolling countryside, the gorgeous mountain towns to be explored -- and the reason I love Brigolante is because it provides the perfect venue to experience all of that.

I've stayed in both La Loggetta and La Stalletta, and they were equally lovely. La Loggetta provides plenty of space to spread out (including the bathroom, which I'm pretty sure is larger than my bedroom at home) and is private and quiet, as it's upstairs and out of the way. La Stalletta is perfect for the solo traveler or couple who like an intimate and cozy setting (that said, the bathroom is definitely bigger than my bathroom at home). Both apartments are well-appointed -- dishes, cutlery, and cookware are all waiting for you, which, if you're like me, provide the relaxing option of a quiet evening or morning at "home" when the idea of going out for one more meal seems overwhelming.

The farm itself is amazing, with animals, grapes, and olives all on-site, all of which provide the best source of local foodie love you can find. Brigolante's olive oil is to die for, and they have a house wine! A house wine!! From their own grapes!!! Fresh eggs and salami are available to sample, too, and I don't know about you, but I could spend a good part of my vacation watching chicken TV (otherwise known as free-ranging fowl).

But by far the best part about Brigolante is Rebecca, your hostess and encyclopedia for all things Umbria. From the welcome basket containing farm fresh goodies when you arrive to amazing itinerary suggestions, Rebecca's attention to detail and wealth of knowledge of the area is the best I've experienced. Every time I visit I feel like I'm coming home. Which means, of course, that I'm always looking forward to the next time my travels take me to Italy and home to Brigolante.

  • Stayed: January 2013, travelled solo
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Reviewed 15 October 2012

We booked here after finding Rebecca's blog. We visited with a 3 year old and a 5 month old. It is about 10 minutes out of Assisi, which is the closest town. We stayed in La Logetta which has a double bed in a separate bedroom, and two child-size cots. There is also a large bathroom with a soaker tub and a washing machine. In the kitchen there is a fridge, gas stove and a sink with fresh olive oil, vinegar, tomatoes, eggs and homemade jam.

The good: The apartment was clean. You can see that the place is very well planned. There were good directions on how to find Brigolante (but no sign out front) and a great handbook with tips on the area. Rebecca is American, which helps if you don't speak any Italian. There was a large trampoline for kids and lots of places to wander. If you happen to speak a little Italian, the mother-in-law was fun to chat with - she'll even correct your pronunciations and conjugations (which I really appreciated). Rebecca also has a pre-paid cell-phone in the room that you can take on your day trips (a great idea). You pay for any calls you make at the end of your stay.

What we missed: Before staying at Brigolante we had been at an agriturismo that served breakfast every morning and dinner 3 times weekly. Brigolante, by comparison, is totally self-catering. We saw the hosts in passing but that's about it. They could be hard to find when we needed something (like matches to light the stove, toilet paper, or dish soap). We missed the warm welcomes and conversations that you can have when you eat with a family. But again, not everyone will want that. Also, given the rural location it can be difficult to find groceries beyond milk and coffee. Many of the area businesses take a mid-afternoon break from 1:30ish to 5ish. That means you need to shop in the morning or right before dinner, which can be challenging when you're out sightseeing all day. Also, a couple key places that we were directed to were closed with no explanation (nearby grocery store, pasta store).

Overall, we realized on this trip that we prefer an agriturismo that serves meals, but that's totally a personal preference. I think a lot of people would really love Brigolante--especially English-speaking travellers who have less interest in learning the language or eating local foods.

  • Stayed: October 2012, travelled with family
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Reviewed 30 September 2012

A truly wonderful place to chill out or sightsee. This was our third visit - this time in Il Focolare (previous stays in La Stalletta) and still finding loads of things to do whilst at the same time offering a haven of tranquility at the end of every day. Rebecca is a fount of knowledge who is always on hand to advise if needed but never intrusive.... The family as a whole are also always welcoming.

The area is very traveller friendly and we self catered for most of the time. We managed to shop in local ly without a word of Italian except Bonjourno and Grazie - keep intending to do some lessons - maybe next time! . Places to go are just too many to list in a short review. This time, apart for several wanders around Assisi and Santa Maria Degli Angeli (which we never seem to tire off) we picked off Monte Falco (second time here as first was foggy), Perugia (second trip - we found more to see), Lake Trasemino, Castiglione Del Lago, Cortona and Orvietto - ALL really good days out.

We flew into Ancona on Ryanair and drove to the farm which was quite an easy trip, Flew out of Perugia where the newish terminal building is really not man enough for a fully populated Ryanair plane - but it was still nothing like as busy as UK airports and no long walks to get to the plane!

  • Stayed: August 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 14 March 2012

On a long stay in Italy - 65 days - we stayed a week in the Il Focolare apartment at Brigolante. We didn't want to leave. The farm is lovely, peaceful, refreshing; it feels like home only without worry or responsibility. We cooked from the garden, took long walks in the countryside, and explored amazing and close-by Assisi.

  • Stayed: October 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 7 February 2012

A beautiful place winth kind and genlte hearted people. We been twice and will go again,. Diner was incredible! Course after course, all from the farm with Grandma's tender loving care.. It was a personal meal. It brought flavors of Italy out in a way like no other. I like staying on a working 500 year old ( and dating back even farther), farm! We combined it with a cooking class from Latizia on onother day. Again highly recommended for it insight into the ways and traditions of Assisi and again its flavor and personal style.. We also attended the local fesival for three days with a gradure and tradition like no other. We saw medival traditions up close and personal with over 1,000 members of this community participating and judges who were professsors at local universities in mediva history, music and art.. Our trip to Assisi was the highlight of our three weeks in Italy. Paddy Cottrell, Seattle

  • Stayed: May 2011, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 21 October 2011

Once we found it, we were very happy with the location, the accommodation (appartment Focolare), and Rebecca's helpfulness. The surroundings and views of the mountains were extremely picturesque and the location was perfect for exploring Umbria. We liked the casual atmoshpere on the farm and the comlementery wine, fruit, veggies, and home-made jam were a real treat.

  • Stayed: September 2011, travelled as a couple
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Address: Via Costa di Trex, 31 | Vicolo della Fortezza, 2A, 06081, Assisi, Italy
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Region: Italy > Umbria > Province of Perugia > Assisi
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Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Suites Wheelchair access
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Ranked #31 of 118 Speciality Lodging in Assisi
Price Range: £69 - £77 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 6
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Our Brigolante apartments are located both in the center of Assisi, Umbria and on our family's Agriturismo just outside of town. Our town apartments are in a historic palazzo right on the main Piazza del Comune, overlooking the square and the valley below. Our country apartments are in a 16th century stone farmhouse just outside Assisi in the Mount Subasio Park. Each of our six vacation apartments in Umbria provide self catering accommodations for two to four guests, making them perfect for couples, families or small groups traveling together. ... more   less 
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