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"Our second stay in this sweet little apartment, Il Podesta. We stayed for 10 nights, and it was great. The small balcony is perfect for morning coffee and afternoon wine…with a view!
The apartment is comfortable with everything we needed to feel at home. We are a couple in our late 50's, with a healthy sense of adventure, and this area is a wonderful place for us.
Katia is always the best hostess we could ask for. We come to Panicale every year, and will return again. The village is great for a short or long stay. It has all you could want…markets, bar, trattorias, butcher…bank with ATM..Also, a perfect location for visiting the Lake Trasimeno area.
We do recommend a car, unless you stay in town, which would be easy to do…...
Thanks again, Katia, Aldo & Daniele! We will see you all soon!!"
Guest: Janelle A.Date of Stay: September 2015Review Submitted: October 5, 2015
"We first came to Pianella (the local name for the property) in 2008, and fell in love with it. Since then we have returned whenever possible for our summer holiday accompanied at various times by our grown up children and partners.
This year we came for the first two weeks of August- unfortunately a week too early for the Santa Spina festival in Montone, which culminates on the penultimate Sunday in August. Our elder son came this year much to the chagrin of his brother who could not get time off work- they both love the place as much as we do!
So what is the magic, and why do we keep coming back? Of course personal taste counts for a lot, and we love the peace and tranquility of Pianella. The facilities are perfect for us- both houses are equipped well and the pool and gardens are beautifully designed and maintained.
As soon as we arrive at the top of the hill (a little trickier this year as for some reason the car hire company had given us a large people carrier!) we feel at home and grounded in the atmosphere. As always Matteo was there to greet us, and give us a run down on things going on in the village. This year Matteo's blues band did a fantastic free concert in the cloister of the church and there were other free events throughout our stay.
Montone itself remains a gem of a town- maybe getting a little more tourists these days but still has a very local feel, especially early morning and later in the evening. Cafe Aries in the main square has had a makeover but still offers excellent value for snacks and drinks- breakfast for three was never more than a total of €10!
One small regret is that there is no longer a 'cheap and cheerful' Pizzeria/Trattoria in the village. The restaurants are all very good, but can be pricey for everyday dining. Our favourite remains the Taverne del Verziere where the food is excellent and varied. Antica Osteria on the square is also very good but getting pricey. For a rustic Trattoria this year we discovered the reopened La Cantina just outside Umbertide. Fantastic Pizzas and pasta and great service, in a sheltered courtyard in the middle of the country, and at less than €20 per head.
The magic for us continues- thanks to Roberta, Jonathan, Matteo and the grounds team. We will be back!"
Guest: Neil M.Date of Stay: July 2015Review Submitted: September 25, 2015