OMG what a fabulous stay my husband and I had! Just like the places you read about. Charming and divine! A must-do Italian countryside villa with a rustic feel and a hilly, rolling landscape. We got there in under two hours by train from Rome. We really felt like we were living like bona fide Italians. We loved that we didn’t feel isolated, as the center of town is just a drive down to the bottom of the hill, plus you are so close to various nearby quaint towns with adorable shops and local restaurants. The villa has natural old world charm but it is sparkling clean inside and out with modern, updated appliances and furnishings. Though it was a tad cold for us to use the beautiful pool, we can’t wait to go back and enjoy it in the summertime. This is a home you will go to over and over again.
We had the pleasure of spending 4 glorious weeks at La Casa Le Crete.
Stunning location, magnificent panaromic views, cosy and warm ( winter time).
We enjoyed our 'house hunting' exploring the beautiful region, abundance of medieval hilltop towns, the local wine and cuisine, train trip to Florence, local markets.
We could not have wished for a more relaxing 'home' to come back to!
Thank you, Lisa and Arturo for creating such an Authentic Italian Country Abode in beautiful Ficulle!
Casa La Crete is the perfect place to experience the true Italy. Having our own private hilltop villa allowed us to relax, unwind, and breathe in the beautiful countryside. The views from the private patios are incredible and the home’s layout is really accommodating. We loved playing bocce on the clay court. (Clay is the best way to play for those who know bocce.) Another of our favorite activates was visiting Fabio Fattorini, a local potter with a beautiful gallery. It’s really easy to drive or take a train to any of the larger towns or cities located nearby. There’s even free parking at the train station!
My husband and I spent a wonderful ten days at Casa La Crete this April. Getting from the airport to Casa La Crete was easy. We arrived in Rome, rented a car at the airport and drove 1.5 hours on the Autostrada. The A1 was easier to drive and better maintained then roads in our home state! Pulling into Casa La Crete, we were amazed at the beautiful views. Everywhere you looked was like a picture postcard. If you prefer, the hosts will even send their caretaker to meet you when you get off of A1 to help you get to the villa.
Our hosts, Elisa and Arturo made this a once in a lifetime trip for us. They provided plenty of information about nearby towns and things to do. We loved visiting the towns of Orvieto and Arezzo. The duomo in Orvieto is spectacular. Then there’s the Antique Market in Arezzo held the first weekend of every month. Not only is it a great Antique Fair, but the town itself is very interesting and of course has wonderful restaurants. Another highlight was a cooking class by Velia. If you don’t want to cook, but do enjoy eating at home there is a wonderful “Take Out” place just down the road in Fabro. It is called “Mondo Pizza” You must order in advance and pay cash. I highly recommend the tartufo (truffle) lasagna. The EuroSpin (the local supermarket) has lots of inexpensive local wines and wonderful cold cuts (mortadella being my favorite). Be sure to check out the “Events & Excursions” section as well as the “Blog” on this website to start dreaming and planning your trip. Enjoy your stay! Wish I was there now!