We stayed at the La Gismonda for four nights after our daughters wedding in Cortona prior to travelling home from Rome airport.
What a beautiful place and people. It is in a beautiful place 30min walk from Bracciano which is a lovely town with plenty of good resturants and a castle well worth looking round.
We also walked down to the lake side and sat outside a bistro and watched the windsurfers and people watched.
I agree with some reviews that if you don't like walking or have difficulty walking then a car is needed even though the host where very helpful and drove us to the local pizza resturant and then came to pick us up on a couple if occasions.
There are two very friendly dogs and chickens which you would expect on a place like this and yes they did wonder but never made us feel uneasy.t
Breakfast satisfied my husband who enjoys a good breakfast and he could not fault it. There are generous supplies of water coffee and tea and a fridge for guest use which we found most useful with no extra charge. This is by the door as you go towards the rooms.
The pool is lovely and was just what was needed after the walk back from the town. We also spent quite some time sat round the pool and there was some banging around but nothing that stopped us enjoying ourselves as the owners are still finishing off the additional rooms which in my opion is a positive it means more room available for guest to enjoy and a good job they are making of the place.
When you first arrive the building looks amazing high up on the hillside.
The family cannot do more for you but as with any other country some of us Brits need to learn to try and communicate in the language of the country we are visiting and not expect them to do all the work. Once again thankyou La Gismonda for a wonderful end to a wonderful wedding in Italy.
Howard and Reba Woolsey
Harrogate Yorkshire England .
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Green surrounded agriturism. Pretty and comfortable room (air conditioned). Excellent landscape (see the lake and castle from you room). 5 minutes far from downtown, lake, and train station. 1 hour far (by train) from Roma's and Viterbo's downtown. ... more less
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