(ex: Florence, Positano)
A: We did not use the equipped outdoor area. I don't know where it is, but it is probably within a few hundred meters. The apartment was not too hot when we were there in September. It was pleasant to sleep with the windows open. It was a wonderful place to stay in the vineyards and olive orchards.
A: It had a stone table with benches for a lovely evening viewing of the olive groves and vineyards across the road. We typically ate indoors but sat outside til dark eating cheese and olives and sampling the local wines!
A: Hi Jan,
Yes, the rooms were quiet - it might be a bit noisier in the summer as everyone will have their windows open but it is a lovely setting. Yes, the bathrooms were great, don't remember any problems with toiletries but this being Europe, I would always have a backup!!! AND you can walk to a little store up the hill about a mile or so away. When we were there the kitchen did not have an oven so any cooking we did was on the stove top. The ppol was not open since we were there in April. They do a a website www.montegufoni.it (on the home page you can translate it into English). I'm sure you could send them an e-mail and ask!! We really liked the property and the views are spectacular!! Enjoy!
A: Hi Jan! The unit is separate from the other homes (the villas were the servants quarters for the castle) -- so there is no wall to wall noise. However, while we were there, the unit near ours -- and directly down the slope from us -- was occupied by a very loud family. Luckily, there was only one evening where they partied until the wee hours, and they were only there for a few days of our week. The main pool was crowded and loud on one of the days as well, but there is another pool that is a lot more private.
There were enough towels and the bathroom was spacious. TP and soap were good, but I can't remember about shampoo. I can't recall the situation with towels at the pool. It doesn't stick out, but we did not have a problem with towels... so I assume there were either extra in the rooms or there were some at the pools :-)
The kitchen/living room/dining room was just one rustic and charming room -- we never spent much time on the sofa and two chairs in the "living room" -- however, all being said, it was VERY charming and we loved our rooms and the castle. The kitchen table is long and we spent many an evening chatting and drinking wine at the table...
Hope that helps!