Ok, so this is the thing ! I can't write anything about being at Casa Rosa, because if I do it will encourage you and thousands of others to want to go. It's like 'The Secret Place', & I am going to keep this gem to myself, and try to put you all off! Once you find a gem it's difficult to share in case the gem becomes out of range, either price or availability! However in this case I doubt it because Casa Rosa is owned and run by two of the most generous and open hearted people and cleverly they have already produced the next generation to keep it going for many years to come!
We booked whilst driving to Umbria from Rome, our reservation was speedily confirmed and 3 hours later we were settled in as though we had been expected for weeks. Detailed instructions were sent,and although in a remote location, situated at the head of a beautiful valley, we did find our way there in the dark. On seeing our headlights, Ella popped out to greet and show us around, her smile & welcome, warmer than a pizza oven, lighting up the whole of Casa Rosa. The welcome bottle of Prosecco, slipped down easily and we immediately relaxed & felt at home after the drive. During our 5 night stay at Casa Rosa we had great fun exploring local towns & villages, walking around the property following the suggested paths available in each cottage suggestion pack. Assisi an easy drive a joy, Perugia on it's annual Chocolate Festival weekend....best avoided unless you love both chocolate & crowds! Spello is charming and there is loads more to see and do! In October help with the Olive harvest, go to watch the little black nuggets get turned into green nectar at the local press. Then if you are extremely lucky Ella , Alessandro & wee Alice ( 10 months) will invite you to taste it on crostini with a glass of something local in their quarters with other guests! I am not going to tell you how fantastic Ella & Alessandro were when we got a puncture because you might abuse their innate kindness as much as we did, & that would be unfair. I have never clicked a 5 Star review in all my AirBnB reviews before because I never thought perfection possible; however CASA ROSA, ASSISI proves me wrong! WHEN you go, leave room for our return ! A certainty!