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Locanda Rosati, Orvieto

$199 or less
Editor's Pick
Umbria, Italy, Europe: Locanda Rosati
22 Località Buonviaggio
Italy 05010
Tel: 39 076 321 7314's insider take:

The Umbrian country-house experience can be had on a budget, as Locanda Rosati proves. Located on the Bolsena road, across the valley from Orvieto, this stone farmhouse is hugely popular with English-speaking visitors. The comfortable communal rooms downstairs encourage guests to mingle, and the house-party vibe carries through into dinner, served in a rustic dining room that also includes a space for tastings of wine and local produce (some of which is also for sale). The ten rustic but comfortable (and air-conditioned) bedrooms are decorated with contemporary wood carvings by local artist Michelangeli, and the large pool, slightly sunken in the lee of an embankment, is a fine sun trap (though traffic on the busy road that skirts the property is a constant background presence). The charming owners can help to arrange wine-cellar visits, horseback riding, and guided tours to a number of the Roman and Etruscan sites in the vicinity; they also organize cooking and Italian-language courses. Given the out-of-town location (around five miles west of Orvieto), you really need a car to get the best out of the surrounding area.

Closed on Christmas, and early January to February.

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