Pennsylvania Jim Philadelphia, Surrounded by beautiful rolling countryside of sunflower fields and vineyards, Villa Gioianna is the perfect place for an Italian holiday. Whether you want to relax by the pool and just soak up the atmosphere or take day trips to fantastic sites nearby (the Tuscan border is only 5 km away; Assisi can be reached in 30 minutes), Anna has taken care to insure your stay will be memorable. Each bedroom affords comfortable privacy and great views with updated facilities while preserving the old world charm of a villa in the Umbrian countryside. If you choose to self-cater, the shops in Castiglione (less than 5 km away) provide all of the fresh food and supplies you'll need for your stay. Want to dine out? Anna provides a list--and colorful review-- of the many area restaurants where she knows the owners personally. Most highly recommended, however, is to request private dinners (usually on site) provided by Rosanna--a true Umbrian treasure--or by other wonderful cooks in the area. Words alone cannot do this place justice as Villa Gioianna is truly a wonderful and addictive experience--this will be our third annual visit and hopefully there will be many, many more. Brava Anna!
Recommended for: Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Familiebra with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
June 2010 Thank you for your kindness and warm heart. We would never have been able to enjoy such a delightful holiday if it weren’t for your generosity. Villa Gioianna has opened our hearts to the beauty of Umbria. We really don’t want to leave. We do, though, as friends, and trust one day we will say buon giorno once again to you, Rocco, Gertrude, Ella and Rosie !
June 2010 I liked swimming in the pool and looking for the cats, especially Rrrrrrrrrrocco. I really enjoyed the comfortable bed; I had the best sleep. Thank you.
Review Submitted: July 3, 2010 Date of Stay: June 2010 Forget about your waistline; forget about your liver. Sit back and feel your blood pressure drop. This is vacationing at its best. Anna is the most gracious hostess. Rosanna is a national treasure. Great wine, great food, great place, great people. Grazie Mille!
May 2010 Your Umbrian villa was our amazing vacation. Thank you so much for your hospitality, the wine tasting, the anniversary dinner, Rosanna, the stories, views and flowers. Hope to come back!
September 2009 Grazie, Grazie. Had a wonderful time. Enjoyed the company and the wonderful cooking of Rosanna. We’ll never forget this trip and the perfect place to hang out. Aloha & much Mahalo.
September 2009 Thank you so much for all of your hospitality. This has been an amazing trip that we will remember always! Rosanna’s cooking is amazing and we don’t know how we can go back to the food in the States (smile). We will miss you both and hope to come back sometime soon! Ciao!
July 2009 Incredible! This place is amazing! We had an unforgettable week – can’t wait to come back and will tell all our friends about you and the wonderful Rosanna!
We celebrated our 80th and 84th birthdays with our children and grandchildren. Hope to do it again next year !
July 2009 So much more than we imagined! We feel we are living in a Renaissance painting. We loved our experience. We look forward to coming back! Molto grazie!