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Why Rent A Farmhouse?

Renting your own vacation property in Italy provides you with several advantages over a hotel stay including luxury, space and privacy. When doing a cost comparison, booking a weekly vacation house is almost always less expensive than booking the same number of bedrooms in a hotel for an entire week. Most private vacation homes such as Il Casale di Mele offer considerably more living space than you will ever find in the typical hotel room often at a reduced cost. A farmhouse rental is ideal if you are looking for a quiet getaway for family and friends vacationing together who still want space to find a quiet place of their own.

Another advantage to a farmhouse rental is that you will have both a complete kitchen as well as laundry facilities available during your entire stay which you do not find in most Italian hotels. You don’t have to eat out for every meal, although you certainly can if you want to! A farmhouse rental is a perfect “home base” to travel to and from on day trips, and having rented Italian vacation homes for many years before owning our own, we found it is very relaxing to get up each morning and have breakfast at home before heading out for the day. We often ate our large meal out while touring, and then enjoyed coming home to our rental property, or “home away from home” to relax by the pool and enjoy a light dinner.

Il Casale has a private outside area where you can spend a few hours just enjoying the sun by the pool, reading a book, admiring the gorgeous rolling hills in the distance with a glass of Umbrian wine, or planning what you want to see the following day from our extensive collection of tour books and useful information on Umbria. We traveled throughout Umbria extensively before buying our homes here and have put together a great deal of useful material from our favorite day trips, wineries to check out, markets you shouldn’t miss, places to shop, our best restaurant picks, as well as many other useful tips to help you plan the best vacation possible while staying at Il Casale di Mele.

A farmhouse rental allows you to create your own perfect vacation and set your own schedule. If you tire of traveling, take the day off and simply relax by the pool! If you want to visit hill towns in the morning when it is cooler, take off early and return to the farmhouse for the afternoon where you can relax under the welcome shade provided by the poolside umbrellas. Or, if cooking interests you, spend the morning at a local street market and come home to your “own” Italian kitchen, pour a glass of delicious Umbrian wine and create your own culinary experience.

By reserving Il Casale di Mele as your vacation base camp, you will be taking one step closer to arriving at the unparalleled vacation destination that you have been seeking. You will be delving deep into the rural countryside of authentic central Italy, while exploring the multitude of adjacent hillside towns and villages and still have the opportunity to embark on unforgettable day trips to the nearby major cities and tourist hot spots.

We have stayed at many vacation properties in Italy ourselves over the years and have learned what is needed to provide comfort and safety for guests. We will offer a TomTom GPS navigational device to all of our guests that we have already preprogrammed with such essentials as local restaurants, pharmacies, grocery stores etc.

Another service we provide is that for a small fee, we will do an initial grocery shopping for you so that no matter how late you arrive, the basics will be waiting for you. If you are interested in this extra, simply send us your shopping list before your arrival and we will quote a price for you. To welcome all of our guests we will offer a complimentary Umbrian wine tasting with appetizers poolside that can be scheduled upon your arrival, or another day during your stay. In the near future, we will also soon be offering prepared meals you can order ahead of time that can be delivered to you after a long day of touring, as well as at home cooking classes in your own kitchen.