Il Graniao was the perfect cottage for us. Beautifully fitted out with all you could need and everything appeared to be new. The double height lounge gave a great sense of space and was delightfully cool from the Umbrian summer heat. Great shaded outdoor eating area with beautiful views of the surrounding countryside and a nearby hill town in the distance. Fantastic swimming pool with loungers to relax in the shade of the trees. Very quiet rural location, the only sounds we heard were the odd farmer working in the surrounding fields. Idillic rural Umbrian setting. The nearby village was quaint although limited to a small but adequate supermarket. The nearest larger town was a 10 minute drive away with large supermarkets, chemists, etc., as well as being having an enchanting fortified hilltop old town to explore and as a base to discover lake Trasimeno. We caught the train from the nearby station into Florence for the day - very convenient and relaxing, without any parking issues. Perugia was 40 minutes away; although somewhat challenging to find parking, was well worth a days visit - make sure you discover the hidden underground city! Highly recommended.
Review date: 7/23/2014
Stay date: 7/1/2014