We stayed two days at the Villa degli Ulivi in early May of 2013. When we arrived Daniele's girlfriend Tiziana met us at the train station and transported us back to the hotel. Due to our adding an additional day Daniele put us up in three different rooms during our stay. All of the rooms were spotlessly clean and had comfortable beds. In addition, all rooms had windows that looked out to either the countryside or adjacent street. The showers worked well and had plenty of hot water at all hours of the day.
Orvieto is a beautiful ancient hilltop town with much to see. In the span of a short space you can see evidences of Etruscan, Roman and medieval occupation. The Orvieto Duomo in my opinion is one of the three best in Italy. The surrounding area is fascinating. The isolated hilltop town of Civita Bagnoreigo is like no other in Italy. The charming town of Todi, Lake Bolsana, and the Museo are also worth separate trips.
The breakfast was excellent. Choices included at least five breakfast cakes each day, fresh eggs, fresh fruit, cereal, juice, yogurt, and a variety of hot beverages. The breakfast room was never crowded even when the b and b was full.
Danielle was only the second innkeeper out of eleven we stayed with who turned on his air conditioning to all the rooms while we were there. Having that cool air on a very warm night made sleeping much easier.
Each morning and evening he checked to see what our plans were and how he could help.. Four times over the course of the two days he drove us to various locations either to avoid some of the slick area roads or to make better use of our time. He even drove us back to the train station at noon on the day we left.
The price of this b and b was only 70 euros a night if you are ok with a nonrefundable rate. The rate was one of the lowest we experienced on our 25 day Italian trip. A great value and I encouraged Danielle to raise his rates given the quality of the experience that he provides his guests. The web site where bookings should be made is http://digilander.libero.it/villauliviorvieto/.
This is just the third year that Danielle and his wife have operated this b and b. if you decide to stay at this lovely b and b, which I most highly recommend, be sure and do so at the b and b's web site.. If you want to see that great places like this continue to exist please maximize the possibility by booking directly.
Unique Quality: Numerous unique features make this bed and breakfast unforgettable. First, all rooms open out either to the Umbrian hills or hotel courtyard. Many of the rooms have private terraces where you can sit out and relax and view the gorgeous countryside. The room interiors all have personal touches in everything from pictures to cute little desk items that give the room a very homey feel. There is also a very nice interior whirpool hot tub set aside for guests that have achy bones after climbing the steep streets of Orvieto and surrounding towns.
As nice as these touches are the most unique aspect is the owner and manager Daniele Testaguzza. Daniele goes out of his way consistently to make sure all his guests have adequate transportation and information about things to see to make sure their days spent in Orvieto are very special. I cannot praise him and Tiziana enough for all they do to make sure that all their guests needs are met.
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