Locanda Rosati, Orvieto (Umbria): "Dream hotel 5 ? lovely agriturismo :-)" Top 5 Page for this destination Italy Hotel Tip by Trekki
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Locanda Rosati is a very similar enchanting retreat as Il Poggio dei Pettirossi, the previous one I have described. But while Pettirossi is more for individualists (one can decide if one wants to eat there or not for example), Locanda Rosati is more for the sociable visitors. It is a true agriturismo and this means that all guests will be seated around the table at dinnertime and it is almost inevitable that conversations start.
If I compare the premises, Locanda Rosati is certainly bigger and more contorted but lacks the fantastic view of Pettirossi. Ok, so much for comparison between the both.
Locanda Rosati was the farmhouse of the owners during generations and has been transformed into a guesthouse some years ago. The owners live across the street, so one or both are taking care of their guests with passion. The house itself has 3 storeys, the basement is for socialising with a huge library, living room and dining room, while the upper rooms have been converted into guest rooms. All is customised with old (antique) furniture and very much cosy. The rooms are equiped with newer furniture, but also in wood. I liked the design, it was made by the local wood artist Michelangeli, and he has placed little animals here and there, see my bed, right hand side – dormouse. Now guess how my room was called? The dormouse, haha. Consequently, each room was named after one little animal, it was on the room key and somewhere in the room. The rooms are spacious enough (for me, but I have choosen a smaller room anyhow) with bathroom (shower) and a nice view to the garden. I don’t remember if it had TV, but I don’t watch TV when on travels.
The premises are lovely as well, easy to spend a whole holiday there. This is what VT’s Mike and Sue did, they have
devoted their Orvieto page almost entirely to this locanda. On their page you can also see more photos than I took. And they have been there in summer, when it was warm enough to enjoy the pool (photo 2). While I was here, I could pick fresh lemons on my way to the pool (photo 1). The whole garden is so wonderful, some benches here, some benches there, some pathways overgrown with bushes, some herbs in bloom – a real view for heart and soul.
Unique Qualities: The food is also excellent – see my separate tip about Locanda Rosati restaurant.
What else? There is enough parking outside of the house, but inside of the premises. The gate is locked in the night, but someone of the family sleeps in the house every night, so there is one to let you in if you come back late (but it is advisable to inform them in advance).
All in all I paid 80 Euro per night (single occupancy of double room, April 2008).
Location of Locanda Rosati on Google Maps.
Nearest airport: Roma (Ciampino, CIA or Fiumicino, FCO) or Perugia (PEG).
© Ingrid D., March 2009 (So please do not copy my text or photos without my permission.), update March 2011: region/airport added.
Address: Loc. Buonviaggio, 22 / 05018 Orvieto (TR) - Italia
Price Comparison: about average
Directions: Take the SS 71 southwest of Orvieto. It leads to Viterbo and Lago Bolsena. Locanda Rosati is exactly at km 21 of this road, so definitely not to be missed.
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Phone: +39 (0763) 217314
Theme: Bed and Breakfast
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