Well, months of work by Pino and his stonemasons resulted in a gem of a countryside guest house. And you can see the our lovely new guest house here (note the solar panels on the roof), just behind our own farmhouse (also a Pino “restoration masterpiece”).
Our first guests? a New York family of four and here’s the note we received after their U.S. re-entry:
“We wholeheartedly give five stars to the cottage at Anne’s farm. Our family of four has lived in Umbria before, and we have experienced the range of available accommodations, from the shoddily constructed agriturismo to the overpriced hill town hotel.
This spacious, sunny cottage is constructed soundly of high quality materials, all appliances are new and everything works. The French doors in every room open out to let in gorgeous views of the Umbrian countryside, the smells of rosemary and flowers, and the sunlight. It is furnished beautifully, with a grand old marble table for eating long lunches, large armoires and great comfortable beds. We appreciated the well-stocked bookshelves too, with everything about Italy from fiction to guidebooks to tabletop Giotto to histories of pagan and Christian inhabitants.
The kids loved being able to pet the beautiful dogs, and visit and feed the goats, donkeys and chickens, nearby in their pens, who, surprisingly, make no noise!
Anne welcomed us with a basket of food from her garden and took us on a tour of Assisi (it really helps when you rent a place from a licensed guide who knows more than all the books!). Her contacts at local establishments and recommendations for places to eat and buy local products were spot on.Wholeheartedly recommend renting this place, wish we could stay here for months!”
Nina B., New York, New York
After Nina’s August stay, we continued adding “finishing touches” to the apartment. When Lorraine (84 years!) and her two daughters stayed with us, they wrote us these notes:
“We found the treasure of Assisi – Annie and all her friends – thank you for a forever memory.” Lorraine M.
“Thank you for your wonderful hospitality, great stories and fabulous food!” Connie S.
Just recently, Yolanda and Renee (from Washington) shared in our Assisi countryside life – and our family life, leaving us this note:
“Our visit was beyond what we expected!”
You can see them here in the apartment kitchen:
Read about the memorable stay of one of our guests
Read about a memorable anniversary stay in our guesthouse
Read about how are guests are more than guests!
Read about – and see – our Assisi in-town rental apartment for two
Read about Pino’s restoration work on our Assisi countryside guest house
Read about Marc and Therese’s stay with us
Click here to read all about the adventures of guests in our countryside apartments
Thanks to Andrea Angelucci – photographer in Assisi – for the following photos: