Ideal setting for a perfect family holiday.
recensione inoltrata: 18 luglio 2012
Data soggiorno: maggio 2012
Just back from a terrific holiday at Villa Fiorella (grandparents and 2 families: in total 6 adults and 4 children of 11, 9, 7 and 5 years old). It is a really comfortable and big house, with everything you need, spotlessly clean on arrival. When renting a holiday home, there is always this delicate balance between hope it will be as presented on the site, or perhaps better, and fear it will be a disappointment. Villa Fiorella made all expectations come through, and Diana's efforts and tips before and especially during our stay made the difference. When we stayed at the villa, she was in the UK, but we kept in contact via email and she used her very efficient network to organise things on our request, probably better than anyone locally would have been able to, really impressive.
We were there during the first week of June, and even if the temperature outside reached 32°C, it was always nice and cool inside, the highest temperature I saw on the thermometer in the house was 23°C (no need to use the ventilators). The location of the villa is perfect: next to Ostuni, which is only a few minutes by car. It is a city big enough for people looking for culture, shops, good restaurants (try "Osteria del Tempo Perso", if you want to give yourself a good treat!) and bars, but with a cosy and nice atmosphere. The sea is nearby, with several (small) beaches, and there are various interesting villages in the neighbourhood, close enough for a visit in the morning or afternoon. It was always a pleasure to come back to the villa afterwards. We especially liked that the villa is tranquil and beautifully located, but not totally isolated. The swimming pool was a total success: large enough for a good swim, but also very comfortable for the children to play in the undeep part. It was a pleasant surprise to feel warm water running out of the shower next to the pool.
For us, Villa Fiorella was the ideal setting for a perfect family holiday. Picture us, after a swim all together in the pool, dressed for the perfect evening temperature, with a prosecco under the gazebo, the children playing in the garden. Then, dinner, all together around the stone table on the terrace, Rosanna's homemade pizza's straight from the pizza oven to our plates. The ideal occasion and atmosphere for us catching up as a family, enjoying being together... what a feeling of complete happiness! That's how good life can be.
Voti utili: 3/3
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