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We had a lovely stay in this property. In 25 years, we have rented 10 different houses and flats 20 times in Italy, through a variety of agencies, direct from owners, through friends, etc. obviously we stayed in some more than once. I have to say that, overall, this is the best property we have ever had. While small, the kitchen is very well stocked with good-quality items. The numerous seating areas, both inside and outside, including outbuildings, allow privacy as well places to gather. There are several places to eat al fresco. The furniture is a mix of old and new, but nothing is precious, giving a more home-type feel. You can imagine living here.
It is difficult to pick out any one thing, but I suppose it would have to be that both the grounds and the villa itself are very lovingly cared-for. The grounds are particularly beautiful. I was very happy that the pool was open in May, because this year we had very warm weather and were able to use it.
There was nothing that we did not like. I'll just note in response to another comment about the heat in August that there are now three large portable fans that should help with that.
The location is perfect for visiting Perugia and other beautiful towns in Umbria and Tuscany, visiting vineyards, and going down to the lake for lovely lake-side meals. There are so many things to do that we did only a fraction of what we had considered we wanted to reserve time for simply enjoying the property! One thing we did NOT like was driving around the perimeter of Perugia. Even our GPS kept getting confused!
Nearby Events or Locales:
Agello is within walking distance, although it is quite uphill and requires walking along the highway. We drove, mostly stopping on our way through going somewhere else.
Tips or Restaurants:
I second the recommendation to try Da Faliero, as it is a unique experience. Also try restaurants on the lakeside in San Feliciano. The butcher (macellaio) in Agello is excellent, using only high-quality meats. For a real treat, go in the morning that he has porchetta and get it to take back to the villa for lunch.
Directions to Agello are fine, and Roberto led us to the property. A friend did get lost trying to find us based on the Case Sparse address, as the villa is not actually located on the strada Case Sparse. However, he would not have had the problem if he had spelled the name of