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Casa Vialba Estate
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Casa Vialba Estate
Olive House Terrace
Kitchen
Living Room
Dining Room
Pool
Upstairs Bedroom
Downstairs Bedroom
Ensuite Bathroom
Pool
Games Room
Archery
Main Gate
Apartment Bedroom
Apertment Kitchen/Dining room
Apartment Private Terrace
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2 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, Sleeps 6
Montone, Province of Perugia, Umbria

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jvinijvin...
Level 4 Contributor
26 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“The perfect location to immerse yourself into Italian culture”
Reviewed 4 June 2015 for a stay in May 2015

I am writing this review 10 years after My wife, myself and daughters 1 and 3 at the time, stayed at Casa Vialba because I didn't use Tripadvisor 10 years ago, and because it is still one of the best stays we have had anywhere in the world. Now that I'm on Tripadvisor, I want to share this amazing place.

Julie and Carlo are more than hosts. You truly feel like part of their family when you are there. They do everything to make your stay wonderful in every way. We were there for an entire month and by the time we left, they had a lasting place in our hearts. We still exchange Christmas cards 10 years later and are planning to hopefully return for a 10 year anniversary celebration of our visit. The time we spent watching our daughters riding horses with Julie and touring the property with Carlos are things we will never forget.

The two houses are gorgeous and located on a somewhat remote estate surrounded by hills dotted with cows. The distant sound of cowbells mixed with the breeze, while outside grilling meat or chicken you bought that morning from the butcher (who just got it from the local farmer), for example, is pretty much the most amazing thing in the world. The road to the nearby towns, which couldn't be more charming, are often shared with wild horses. Montone, the small hill town is a short beautiful drive from Vialba and there are other wonderful towns in other directions when you pull onto the road.

I could go on and on about the local restaurants, the wonderful people, the towns (which are less touristy and crowded than in Tuscany, but just as beautiful) but suffice it to say if you're looking for a bit of comfort (there are pools for the houses), beauty, charm, and an immersive experience filled with everything you read about in books I'd look no further than Casa Vialba!

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Liked least: Leaving
Travelling group: Young Children
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Justin P
Cardiff, United Kingdom
2 reviews
“Idyllic retreat in beautiful Umbria”
Reviewed 11 May 2015 for a stay in May 2015

We be just spent a wonderful week staying in Olive House at Casa Vialba. The hosts Julie and Carlo were very friendly, helpful and knowledgeable and gave us a wonderful week. The houses and location are stunning, beautifully decorated, very comfortable and extremely well equipped. The facilities are super with plenty of places outside to eat and relax, beautiful pools, lovely horses with spectacular countryside to ride in. There are lots of places to visit within an hours drive and the local town of Montone has several great restaurants. The generous welcome pack and dinner the first night were superb. The perfect place for a rural, quiet break. We will be back!!

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David Y
Lancing, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
12 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Fine buildings, beautiful location, friendly welcome - and horses!”
Reviewed 3 September 2014 for a stay in August 2014

This is a great place in all sorts of ways. The buildings are lovely old farm buildings which blend into the surrounding countryside, so simply sitting by the pool in the evening is a visual treat and completely relaxing. Inside, the rooms are as comfortable, spacious and well-equipped as you could wish for.

There are easy walks, long and short and in all directions, in the surrounding countryside, which has a mixture of woods and open land with plenty of tracks and rights of way. There are terrific views from the nearest hilltops. The nearest village, Montone, is a pretty medieval walled town a short drive away. When we visited it was running its annual celebration and reenactment of the Donation of the Holy Thorn, which involved a rather wonderful pageant of medieval costumes, with drums, trumpets, horses and flags, plus all-night outdoor taverns. There are one or two good restaurants there too.

Further afield, we visited Assisi, San Marino, Arezzo, Gubbio, Perugia and Ravenna. These are all fascinating places full of cultural and gastronomic treats. We were particularly taken with Perugia, under an hour's drive from Casa Vialba.

Julie and Carlo are generous and welcoming. Julie took me and my daughter riding several times on her fine horses, and that really put the icing on the cake. We certainly hope to return.

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Mike C
Birmingham, United Kingdom
1 review
“A hidden gem in the beauty of Umbria! Bellissimo!”
Reviewed 25 August 2014 for a stay in July 2014

We came across CASA Vialba completely by chance when we were hunting on the internet for somewhere to stay in Umbria for 2 weeks. And what a complete stroke of luck it was for us to find Carlo and Julie's magical villa to stay at!! From the moment you arrive you are made to feel incredibly welcome and that you have met up with old friends. Carlo and Julie are perfect hosts, generous with their time with you if you want it and the height of discretion if you don't. The villa (we stayed at Olive House) is very well appointed with a well stocked kitchen and comfortable living areas and bedrooms. If you've come to spend as much time outdoors as possible then CASA Vialba is fantastic with plenty of walks from the property across the valley allowing you to take in the beautiful and tranquil scenery, the abundant wildlife (look out for wild boar, porcupines and (if you're incredibly lucky) wolves!). If a relaxing time by the pool is for you CASA Vialba has 2 lovely clean well sized pools to escape the heat of the day. And if you're into quad-biking, archery or horse riding Carlo and Julie will take time out of their days to teach you! All in all a fabulous place, owned and run by lovely hospitable hosts. We will be back next year to hear more of Carlo and Julie's hysterical stories over dinner!! Grazie mille Carlo and Julie!

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Liked best: Hard to say we liked so much. Perhaps the welcome and the feeling you were staying at a friend's place rather than a place you booked for a holiday.
Liked least: One or 2 of the mosquitoes that took a chunk out of me and my wife. Getcha next time!
Travelling group: Young Children
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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ladymissj...
London, UK
Level 3 Contributor
10 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“A dream umbrian get away with amazing hosts and horsey joy!”
Reviewed 11 August 2013 for a stay in August 2013

When I first found Casa Vialba on the Internet I couldn't work out why there were so few reviews on trip advisor, but I'm now completely certain that everyone who stays here loves it so much that they want to keep it a secret.

I came here with my husband for a birthday week in august and we absolutely loved it. Where do I start? Julie and Carlo are the nicest hosts, and when we left at the end of just a week it felt like we were leaving old friends. They are hugely knowledgable about the local area and very generous about sharing this. Nothing is too much trouble and they really do go out of their way, even preparing a lovely meal on the night of arrival. The properties themselves are beautifully restored traditional Umbrian houses with everything you could need for the perfect stay, each with its own private pool which was a delight in the hot weather. The food was delicious, both in restaurants and at home where we bought from local shops and delis. And the views and surrounding countryside, the stars at night like you've never seen before, the wildlife...all stunning.

But...the very best bit (for me), was the riding. It's true to say that I'm completely horse obsessed, and Julie went out of her way to take us out on the some amazing rides. Her horses are just superstars and we had so much fun with them. It was such a highlight of our trip.

Before I booked our stay I read a review by a lady who said that she'd enjoyed Casa Vialba so much that she cried when she left. This is not an over reaction! I cried when I left too! We will be back here as soon as we can, in fact we've started looking at flights already and we only got back last night.

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Liked best: Carlo and Julie, the dogs, the horses, everything else...
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
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Older travelers Families with young children
Large groups People with pets
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