It is difficult to put into words how special our experience was in Orvieto at Appartamento Manassei, in Orvieto, and most importantly with Taira, Marco, and his mom.
This wonderful and stressfree experience began with our communication, follow up, comments and suggestions prior to our arrival.
It continued with Taira personally meeting us at a predetermined, easy to find location and taking us to her spacious, beautifully situated and gorgeously decorated apartment and continued with all the extra amenities provided (special soaps, lotions, shampoo, coffees, teas, homegrown vegetables, eggs ...the list could go on and on)
Taira took extra time to go over details of Appartamento Manassei including maps, restaurant recommendations, directions on how to operate the coffee machine, extra refridgerator with freezer, and a much appreciated and easy to use washing machine with detergent provided. She also took the time to help us find a great parking place close to the apartment.
She even greeted us with a beautiful basket of homegrown vegetables and fresh eggs from her country home which she also shared with us several times during our stay.
Every single detail was addressed in a loving and caring way as if we were family visiting her home.
We must again express how special Appartamento Manassei was. It was gorgeously and lovingly decorated and spacious beyond words.
The photos on Airbnb are beautiful, but merely touch on how fabulous this apartment is.
Having 2 bedrooms with 2 and 1/2 baths with an open living/dining/fully stocked kitchen was so enjoyed and appreciated.
The apartment is in a great location close to great restaurants, short walk to the Duomo and other sights, several piazzas, shops, bakeries, groceries, etc.
Our sisters arrived in the middle of our 5 night stay and Taira graciously offered and picked them up from the train station and delivered them to the apartment.
In advance, we made arrangements with Taira for a visit to a friend's beautiful, award winning olive oil farm and company and also a cooking class and birthday dinner that we experienced with Taira and her boyfriend's mom in a beautiful villa overlooking Orvieto. They even made a birthday torte and provided wonderful wines for the celebration.
We also got the chance to met her very personable and fun boyfriend, Marco that evening--So enjoyed our time together!
We can truly say our stay and experiences in Orvieto and with Taira were probably the best and most personable of our month-long travels through Italy.
What special memories we have of Orvieto, Appartamento Mannassei, and our special time with special new friends!