A landscape painting: beauty and peace
We will remember Antica Fonte forever. This renovated farmhouse is only five minutes away from Assisi, but it is complete secluded, peaceful and calming, with views that go on in every direction. The most magnificent gardens, courtesy of Paolo, who has a passion for plants and flowers - and boy, does it show! Every corner, every pot, every direction you look in there is something beautiful which he has planted, or tended. Daniela, equally kind and warm, was a wonderful welcome as well. From that first espresso offered, to morning pastries that would be offered at the door of the unit, there is something so kind about these two individuals. These were people we would have loved to just hang out with and get to know because there is a true genuineness in their welcome. You feel like you are visiting friends when you stay here and that is a big part of the memories of this place. That, and those gardens!The two bedroom unit is certainly very comfortable, and the kitchenette has every amenity you could want - but who wants to stay indoors when you have the many terraces and garden areas to wonder about our lounge in? We lost count of the number and type of different plants, trees, shrubs, flowers, vines and you can simply tell so much love has gone into preservation of this plot of land and making it be as beautiful as it is by a master gardener. One truly feels happy sitting on this terrace, looking over the Umbrian countryside and flowers, listening to the stream below, and the many many birds that seem to never stop chirping-- wondering what life could be like in a spot like this, day in and day out. A truly magical stay with literally zero negatives - we cannot recommend this place enough. It sounds cliche, but it was a bit of heaven.
Matars_Z il 06/06/2018