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Review 804: Brigolante Guest Apartments, Apartment


Review by Derek Barker from NY

apartments on a farm near Assisi, Umbria


March 2004, 1 week


We had a great stay at Brigolante Apartments. I would give it the strongest recommendation for couples and small families. The location is central to the Umbria region. Set on a farm in the hills just above Assisi, we found it convenient for day trips to Spello, Spoleto, Gubbio, Bevagna, Montefalco, and Orvieto. The farm itself is beautiful with lots of nearby walking and cool dogs and chickens on the property. While set in the country, it is also convenient to modern ammenities such as groceries and shopping. A lot of the "agristurismo" sites look like resorts with cheezy swimming pools and the like, but Brigolante is a simple, authentic Umbrian farm, exactly what we were looking for.

The hospitality was especially outstanding. The owner provided us with local wine, fresh eggs from the farm, and homemade blackberry and fennel liquers. Mot to be outdone, her mother-in-law made us fresh bread, pasta, and pesto sauce. I would not expect treatment like this at a B&B, and for a vacation rental this was an incredible bonus.

The owner (my impression is that she is an American ex-pat) also speaks English, and she gave us great recommendations for sight-seeing in the area. Based on her recommendations, we also found a killer cheese shop and a fresh pasta shop.

The furnishings were clean and comfortable. Most of the appliances were new. The only complaint was there was no silverware or cooking utensils. A couple forks and knives and a spatula would have come in handy.

The price was also competitive at 255 Euro for the week. Overall, a great value and a great experience. Thanks!

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