Umbria Under a Hunter’s Moon

Date of Stay: Nov 18, 2016

Jean said…
My husband and I have traveled domestically in the U.S. and in Europe for 42 years. This year we spent a week in Umbria at Casa Le Crete, and we both agree this was one of our top 3 vacations ever. Casa Le Crete is a renovated Umbrian farmhouse, lovingly restored by its newest owners, Lisa and Arturo. The house sits atop an Umbrian hill surrounded by olive trees and vineyards. A 360 degree view is spectacular and can be enjoyed poolside, under a stand of pines, from the bocce ball court, from the terrace outside the kitchen, or from either of the covered living spaces outside the rental unit. Because we were there in October, we missed the vines heavy with grapes and the fragrance of the rose garden; however, the light of the day and that golden hour experienced each evening made me wish I had an artist’s brush in my hand (and knew how to use it). The accommodations were excellent; plenty of bathrooms, a full kitchen with large refrigerator, dishwasher, and a washing machine available to do some light laundry. WiFi and TV were available, but honestly, we had better things to do! We spent each day in exploration of a new hill town and experienced delicious wines, cheeses, olives, pastas, and meats—andiamo a pranzo! And we became brave souls and rented a car, driving about like we knew what we were doing and where we were going! We were able to hire a chef who gave us an extended cooking lesson at the house. What a treat! Casa Le Crete is situated just far enough out of town to feel as if you were in a peace-filled retreat, but not so far away that you can’t visit a local market, a bank, a festival, a pottery shop, or any number of breath-taking cathedrals and churches. Can’t wait to return.

 

 

A Beautiful Place in Umbria

Date of Stay: Oct 3, 2016

Gina C. said…
Beautiful rooms, wonderful views, multiple bathrooms and close to Florence. Surrounding towns and small villages give you the feel of Italy and the wonderful food and hospitality they provide. We stayed for two weeks but wished we had more time to enjoy the peaceful and magnificent of this country estate. The pool is right outside your door and the outdoor grill is nearby. The elegant but tasteful interior of the house is an extra bonus. We look forward to our return to this gem.

 

 

Tranquility in Umbria

Date of Stay: Sep 13, 2016

J. Carrie said…
What an amazing stay at Casa Le Crete! From the breathtaking views of Umbria and Tuscany to the spacious yet cozy accommodations, my husband and I spent 5 relaxing days in the fall at the Villa. Perched on a hill 10 minutes by car from Fabro Scala and Ficulle, the farmhouse features charming rustic Italian decor, spotless linens and towels and a fully equipped kitchen (with dishwasher!). WiFi and TV were readily available although we rarely needed it as we spent most of our time walking through the vineyards that surround the house, taking day trips to nearby cities (ex: Orvieto – 20 mins away by car), playing bocce ball on the brand new court or sitting on the terrace enjoying the sunset and sipping local wines. Casa Le Crete is truly a very special place and we can’t wait to go back again soon!