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Review 5318: Owner, Porta San Donato


Review by Ken Livingston from WA

2bed/2bath house in Gualdo Tadino, Umbria


May 2012, 1 week


Porta San Donato is located in the town of Gualdo Tadino which is a hill town in Umbria. The apartment is part of the gate leading to this ancient town. The location is within easy walking distance to all of the attractions of the town, including restaurants and stores.

Nearby Amenities

All of the town's amenities were within walking distance. The car was only used for travel to the many nearby towns and cities.

The House/Apartment

The building was built around the 14th or 15th century and was in excellent shape. The apartment is the only apartment within the building and consists of two floors. The (Italian) first floor consists of a living room, kitchen and bathroom. Upstairs there is another bathroom and two bedrooms. The furnishings are in good shape and overall the place is pleasant to the eye.


No outside sitting area exists, nor does there a swimming pool.

Furnishings/Cleanliness/Living Areas

As stated earlier, the furniture was in good shape and there was enough chairs/sofas for all renters.


The bedrooms were very comfortable and one bathroom had a bathtub and the other a shower.


The kitchen and small dining room were of sufficient size to permit cooking full meals and the cooking utensils were sufficient.

Problems or Bonuses

The only surprise was Maria, who greeted us in Italian and was very pleasant and warm. She made sure that everything about the apartment was to our satisfaction. In fact, the key to the laundry broke off in the lock and her husband fixed it immediately. Although Maria spoke no English, we more than coped with our basic Italian.

Agency and Representatives (and price)

(See above)

Do you recommend this vacation rental to others?

I would definitely stay at Porta San Donato again and do not hesitate in recommending it to others.

Things to do in this area

The best thing about Gualdo Tadino is its proximity to many other towns, (including Deruda, where excellent pottery is made). We ate twice at one fine restaurant in Gualdo Tadino. Unfortunately, I don't recall its name.

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