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“Lovely place, fabulous scenery, helpful owners”
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just one more dip before lunch..
The bedroom...even a choc by the bed...one each of course....
Sleep and dream area.
Botticelli from your pillow
Room with a view...beautiful
Dual pampering room....ummm bath or shower??
The Kitchen/Living area..more than fully equiped and ready to cook..maybe.. after that glass of wine
I think a little prosecco before dinner... or afternoon tea....
Relaxing seat in garden...I bet you didn't know it was there!
local views with Citerna on the hill.
Plenty of space to admire the view.
View down from Citerna,2 mins away..
Just a little read of that book then a dip in the pool!
Lunch in the shade..
The Swimming pool at night...how romantic.
Tomatoes and lettuce fresh from the garden...hope they are ready for picking! figs,apples,plums etc
Just the two of us...yehhh. and we don't even have to share.
Alfresco dining on the veranda
Ahhh.... just relax!
field behind
harvest time and still very beautiful..
Now I know why it's called Il Girasole!!
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Bungalow -
1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 2
Perugia, Province of Perugia, Umbria

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John R
Bury, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
43 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Lovely place, fabulous scenery, helpful owners”
Reviewed 20 October 2016 for a stay in September 2016
1
person found this review helpful

We stayed here to celebrate our silver wedding and we really enjoyed the experience. The apartment is superb. It was very well presented had everything we needed. We ate out a lot at lunchtimes, but we also did some simple self catering. It was great to be able to have breakfast and supper out on the terrace & sit by the pool with a drink. The views of the surrounding valley are splendid.
The hosts Pauline (Polly) and Roger are delightful. They live in the adjacent building and are very helpful without ever being intrusive. They gave us lots of advice on the local area and pointed us to some fabulous places to eat.
I'd like to think that we will be able to return to Il Girasole some day in the not too distant future!

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Liked best: The whole apartment & the hosts
Liked least: Occasional noise from the neighbours
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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Management Response
22 Oct 2016
Thank you for your kind review. We are only too pleased to have made you welcome and look forward to your return.....
kind regards and warm wishes, Polly and Roger.
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Angela H
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Excellent holiday let with beautiful views”
Reviewed 17 May 2016 for a stay in May 2016
1
person found this review helpful

A very clean, well equipped bungalow with a really nice pool and plenty of outside sitting areas to enjoy the beautiful views. Within walking distance of a small village with amenities. The owners are very friendly and helpful. Would highly recommend it and we would be happy to go back.

Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
19 May 2016
Hello Angela, Thank you so much for your kind and informative review.
It was a pleasure to have met you and David and we hope you do not leave it too long before you return.
Warm Wishes, Polly and Roger
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Andrea C
Tauranga, New Zealand
2 reviews
“Absolutely gorgeous”
Reviewed 24 June 2015 for a stay in June 2015

I would recommend Il Girasole to any couple for a holiday. Polly and Roger are fantastic hosts and willing to go the extra mile. A week is not long enough! Thank you Polly and Roger.

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Liked best: The owners and the area
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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Management Response
25 Jun 2015
Thank you Andrea and Richard for your kind comments. Yes a week goes too fast and we would have loved to have learn more about New Zealand..... please stay longer next time!
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littlegyp...
London, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Perfect”
Reviewed 27 October 2014 for a stay in September 2014

Stayed for a week in September at the beautiful Il Girasole. What a lovely property! I could happily live here for months and months! Il Girasole is lovely inside and out, it's the perfect place to relax. It's such a nice touch to have your own private pool, comfy sun loungers, fruit and veg from the garden. Indoors is tastefully decorated and cosy. Lots of thoughtful touches, which were very appreciated. Polly and Roger are on hand to help with anything you need, they are very friendly and helpful. Il Girasole is a good location to explore other towns like Assisi, Anghiari, Certina, Cortona and Perugia - all beautiful places and worth making a trip to. Between day trips to pretty towns, lazing by the pool, eating delicious local food, drinking delicious local wine - it was a perfect week. We will be back!

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Liked best: Sitting on the porch at sunset with wine and cheese
Liked least: Having to leave.
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Older travelers Families with young children
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Management Response
5 Nov 2014
Hi, many thanks for your kind review, and look forward to your return to
"IL GIRASOLE"
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chloe a
Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Best holiday ever!”
Reviewed 19 July 2014 for a stay in July 2014

Myself and my boyfriend were lucky enough to spend the first week in July at Il Girasole.
Wow! We had the most amazing time from start to finish.
We flew in to Perugia airport where we picked up our hire car and drove the 45 minutes to Il Girasole (easy to find).
The property is gorgeous, decorated and furnished to a very high standard by the owners Polly and Roger. Everything was spotless and lovely touches like the welcome pack containing wine and coffee, and the chocolates on the bedside tables, made it even more special.
The pool and garden are gorgeous and the panoramic views are simply breath-taking. We spent a lot of time just chilling in the garden and floating around in the lovely pool.
The village (Fighille) is a 5 minute walk or 2 minute bike ride away and there are a couple of bars and a well stocked supermarket there.
There are many places to visit nearby; the stunning hilltop village of Citerna, historic Anghiari, Arezzo with its amazing antiques market and pretty Sansepolcro which is only a 10 minute drive away.
Sansepolcro has lots of nice shops and bars and a couple of big supermarkets where you can buy lovely produce.
Polly and Rog are lovely! They are close by to give advice and directions if needed but they would never intrude. Il Girasole is completely private and feels very secluded.
One highlight for us was when a baby tawny owl came at sat by us by the pool!!! Amazing. The Garden is full of wildlife and lovely flowers.
The ONLY negative was that we had to leave!!
Such a lot of hard work has gone in to making Il Girasole as stunning as it is and it really shows.
We had the perfect holiday and will definitely be booking again for next year (and the year after...).
Thank you Polly and Rog! x x x

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Liked best: Everything!
Liked least: Leaving
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Older travelers
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Management Response
31 Jul 2014
Thank you Chloe for those kind words..... Roger and I still talk about the tawny owl that came to visit you that day,amazing. We would love to have you both return and we are so pleased we have managed to make your stay an experience... Warm Wishes, Polly and Roger
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Fiona B
Scotland, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Everything you could want from a holiday rental”
Reviewed 7 July 2014 for a stay in June 2014

Just back after spending a fantastic week in Il Girasole. The house is immaculate, tastefully furnished & has the most fantastic views of the Tuscany landscape. The owners, Polly & Roger, were so friendly and helpful & made us very welcome. A great location to tour from but a great space if you just want to chill out in the gorgeous garden & enjoy the private pool with a choice of seating areas in or out of the shade. We particularly liked the parasoled swing seat to enjoy a glass of wine while taking in the breathtaking views. There is nothing to dislike about this property, the owners are lovely people - it ticks all the boxes and we will certainly come back.

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Liked best: Everything!
Liked least: Nothing to dislike!
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Older travelers
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Management Response
18 Jul 2014
Thank you very much for your kind words in your review. We are happy to know you both enjoyed Il Girasole. Your words mean a lot to us. It would be our pleasure to have you to come and stay again.The swing lounger is waiting! Kind Regards, Polly and Roger
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Mark_D_St...
Leek, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
2 reviews
“A gem, set amongst beautiful Italian countryside”
Reviewed 7 September 2013 for a stay in August 2013

Just returned from a glorious week at Il Girasole. The property is tastefully decorated and well equipped with everything you need for a week, (or two) away. Situated at the end of a lane in a small village, it affords fantastic views over beautiful Tuscan/Umbrian countryside, You have your own, private, good sized swimming pool set in a well maintained garden with plenty of places to sit and relax. The nearby picturesque towns of Citerna, Sansepolchro and Anghiari are all worth a visit, and we even managed a day trip to Florence, (about an hour and a half away by car/train).

Polly and Roger, the owners, got the balance between being around to answer any questions, and allowing us privacy to enjoy our holiday, absolutely right. They couldn't have made us feel any more welcome.

I can whole-heartedly recommend this letting, and we will we be looking to book up again next year

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Liked best: The tranquility and views from the garden
Liked least: Having to come home!
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Your age range 50-64
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
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Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
12 Sep 2013
many thanks for your kind comments, we look forward to seeing you next year. Best regards, Polly e Roger
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