If you want to have a relaxing break in the heart of the gorgeous Umbrian countryside and medieval towns, this accomodation is really what you're looking for!
Also, if you travel by public transport, this is the best option as the hotel is located within the town. There are a lot of B&Bs and holiday rentals in the surrounding areas, but you should have your own transport arrangements, considering that such places are pretty lost in the middle of the countryside.
I was travelling with my sister and at hotel Rilarosi we felt like at home! We got to Fabro quite late at night and we didn't manage to find the right way up to Ficulle. We ringed the hotel and they came to pick us up!
The rooms are good sized, tidy and cosy. There was a lovely view of the old town from our balcony. I was woken up by birds... how lovely! We had a fantastic breakfast, they provided a number of different homemade cakes that were absolutely delicious, I remember 7 or 8 different ones! and of course hot and cold beverages, fruit, jams, croissants and so on.
We had breakfast in the terrace in front of the swimming pool, which is very big, also you can use it for free at no extra cost.
We couldn't ask for friendlier, more helpful staff. Prices are very reasonable and it's the perfect accommodation although you're travelling with friends, on your own or with your family.
I would suggest to go and explore the lanes and enjoy a walk through the old town. It is peaceful and rewarding.
We had lunch at theTaverna Paesemio "da Matteo" (which I highly recommend: Matteo is an excellent chef and the restaurant architecture is very interesting as it is located within an restored oil mill) and then walked down the hill for a few km to Fabro-FIculle train station. We enjoyed the countryside walk, chatted with locals on the way and rewarded ourselves with a refreshing ice coffee before getting on the train.
Would do it again :)
(Still thinking about those cakes at breakfast... so yummy!)
NB: this is a great location to visit bigger cities such as Orvieto. You can visit the city and then be back to spend a peaceful evening in this delightful village.
- Also Known As:
- Hotel Rilarosi Italy/Ficulle, Umbria