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“Exquisite stay in Orvieto” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of B&B Ripa Medici Rooms with a View

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B&B Ripa Medici Rooms with a View
Ranked #1 of 56 Orvieto B&B and Inns
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London, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
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“Exquisite stay in Orvieto”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2013

All the other reviewers are spot on: this is a fantastic place to stay in Orvieto. The peaceful accommodation is very well-located, looking out on the lovely Umbrian landscape and is only a short stroll from the town centre and, of course, the Duomo. The rooms are beautifully decorated and tastefully furnished. It is very well-equipped (including air con.) But, most of all, the host, Sabrina, is one of the most welcoming, helpful, engaging and responsive people we have ever encountered. She is a true ambassador for Italy and the tourist trade; she should receive an award for services to tourism!

Supported by her friendly husband Federico, Sabrina makes it possible for you to immerse yourself in her family life in Orvieto and to mingle with the cosmopolitan group of people who come to stay at her upmarket B and B. As so many other reviewers have repeated, breakfast at Ripa Medici is an amazing experience. The range of products on offer is excellent; and, if there is something you don`t see, but would like, Sabrina will attend to it! Pride of place on the breakfast table has to go to the cakes. Every day, Sabrina bakes one or more cakes (as well as bread), and they are all superb. She truly is the Queen of Tarts!

I think that, essentially, what you get when you stay at Ripa Medici - apart from lovely clean accommodation (Thanks, Katia) - is a very `personalized` experience of spending time in Orvieto. Sabrina and her husband can and do help with restaurant recommendations, shopping advice, visits to sites, etc. So, in many ways, the experience is the opposite of what it can often be when you stay in many efficient but soulless hotels.

We stayed at Ripa Medici for one week - and it was one of the best vacation experiences we have ever had.

Brian and Pauline Thomson ( 6-13 July 2013)

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2013

My husband and I stayed at Sabrina's lovely apartment for 6 nights--the view is stunning and the apartment is charming --spacious, comfortable, clean, and very nicely furnished. It was a very short walk down to the little town and conveniently located in terms of shops, restaurants, and the magnificent Duomo. Sabrina was a charming and attentive hostess and made us a delicious breakfast the last morning when we moved to stay in the en-suite B and B. We definitely hope to return next year --we had a wonderful stay and Orvieto was a highlight in our visit to Italy. I would highly recommend Ripa Medici to friends and family!

  • Stayed June 2013, travelled as a couple
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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 July 2013

Stayed here just last week. We were actually booked in another B&B and when we arrived in Orvieto, found out that we had been bumped! (according to the owner an email had been sent, an email I yet to receive; you could imagine my annoyance after a long day of travel). In any event, I was told a lady by the name of Sabrina would come pick us up and we had now been placed in the B&B Ripa Medici....was not happy.

Turned out to be a great experience! The room was perfect and the hostess was warm, funny and could cook a mean egg! The breakfast was one of the best I had in my time in Italy. Sabrina kept us laughing and the view from room was stunning.

Grazie mille per tutto Sabrina!
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  • Stayed July 2013, travelled with family
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Middle Grove, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 July 2013

It's truly possible to feel at home away from home in this lovely apartment. My wife and I stayed in Sabrina's apartment for 2 weeks in November, 2012 and returned for another 3 weeks in May, 2013. I think that amounts to a tremendous vote of confidence in the apartment and in a warm attentive hostess who has now become our friend. The view is everything it's reputed to be and the location is perfect for exploring Orvieto, which is now "our town" in Italy. Sabrina also rents the two rooms as a B&B but we rented the full apartment so we could make full use of the kitchenette and invite guests to join us. If you drive to Orvieto, Sabrina provides free parking less than 5 minutes away, which is a significant plus considering the parking situation in most of Italy's Hill Towns. In our case, we took the train from Rome and reached Orvieto in about an hour and a quarter. The funicolare which takes you up to the town is just a few steps from the train station. From there, a shuttle bus takes you to the center of town, about 2 blocks from RipaMedici. Orvieto is the perfect place for a relaxing vacation in a town rich in history and culture and RipaMedici is the perfect place to stay in Orvieto.

  • Stayed May 2013, travelled as a couple
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Ballarat, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 June 2013

Sabrina met us where the bus dropped us off in town and took us to the apartment, which is on the first floor. There were two rooms plus a bathroom and a kitchenette. The first room had a table with four chairs, some lovely cabinets and a sofa bed made up for our daughter. The bedroom had a double bed with a canopy and a small table with two chairs. The bathroom contained a toilet and shower, and was very clean. The kitchenette contained a fridge, four gas hotplates, an electric oven, a coffee maker, a kettle and plenty of cutlery and crockery. Tea, coffee, sugar, salt and cooking oil were also provided. There was wi-fi in the apartment. Ripa Medici is on the edge of the cliff, so the views from both rooms were wonderful! Breakfast was at Sabrina’s place just up the street. It was fantastic – eggs, pastries, breads, meats, cheeses, homemade cake (still warm from the oven!), cappuccino, tea, juice. More than we could possibly eat! Sabrina herself was lovely and suggested places to eat and (most importantly) where we should buy gelato. Orvieto is an absolute gem and we loved Ripa Medici.

  • Stayed April 2013, travelled with family
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Ajijic, Mexico
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 June 2013

We stayed only one night at this lovely B&B and would have stayed much longer if it had been available. The room we stayed in was very nice and the view out over the valley was spectacular. There is also a shared sitting area which is very comfortable. And, the breakfast was probably the best we had in a month in Italy. The key to all this is Sabrina, the owner, who treats every guest as though they are a personal guest in her home. She is thougtful, has a wonderful sense of humour, and very focused on the well being of her customers. In fact, you never feel like a customer, more like staying with a friend.

We will be returning to Italy next year and you can be sure that if we are in Orvieto again, this is where we will stay. Thank you Sabrina for a great stay!

  • Stayed May 2013, travelled as a couple
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Rhode Island
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 June 2013

My husband, daughter and I stayed at Ripa Medici B & B for 3 nights in April. Of the week and a half that we vacationed in Italy, this was truly our most favorite B & B. There is so much that I could say, but in short, Ripa Medici is a little piece of heaven here on earth and we felt like we were leaving family when it was time to go.

Both of the rooms are beautiful, each with a spectacular view. The beds were so comfortable and the location is quiet!!! My favorite was spending time with Sabrina at breakfast. She served us in her welcoming Italian kitchen! I still dream about those breakfasts (again, the best of our whole trip). Each day was a little different, ranging from crepes, fresh fruit,fresh eggs, homemade bread, pastries, panna cotta (so delicious!!!!!), fresh meats and of course cappuccino! Sabrina and her family were so kind to take time to answer all of our questions about Italian life; even when her dear friend, Francesca visited, they made us feel like we were family! (Francesca also has a B & B, called Michelangeli and it is obvious that she is also eager to accommodate!!)

Definitely visit the Mezza Luna Restaurant, just a walk from the B & B. Order the pasta carbonera - absolutely amazing!!!!!!!!!!

We fell in love with Orvieto. It's people, it's food, it's beauty….sweet memories. In my dreams, I'm retiring there!

  • Stayed April 2013, travelled with family
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Property: B&B Ripa Medici Rooms with a View
Address: Vicolo Ripa Medici 14, 05018, Orvieto, Italy
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Region: Italy > Umbria > Province of Terni > Orvieto
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
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Ranked #1 of 56 B&Bs / Inns in Orvieto
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Number of rooms: 2
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Ripa Medici is perfectly located in the medieval quartier. The light airy rooms are large, furniture is elegant and comfortable and there are parquet floors. The home has a romantic atmosphere, every window is like a picture: the landscape is wonderful! ... more   less 
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