Tuesday, November 07, 2006

A new review about La Preghiera and Villa Moscatelli on www.tripadvisor.com !

"A Slice of Heaven on Earth!"
Nov 2, 2006, Orange County, CA
Villa Moscatelli on the Estate of La Preghiera in Umbria, Italy
October 2006 - www.lapreghiera.com or www.villamoscateli.com
From Orange County, California

Italy was the destination for celebrating my 60th birthday and three members of my family and two friends came along to help me celebrate. We spent 14 glorious days in Italy (Oct 9-23). Hands down the most wonderful part of the trip was our week's stay at Villa Moscatelli which is on the grounds of La Preghiera in Umbria. Our hope was to find a comfortable and charming place to relax, walk, read and eat and when we felt like it - venture out to visit other interesting places in the area. We accomplished this and more! From La Preghiera we were able to visit Assisi, Deruta, Siena, Cortona and Montone and still have plenty of time to relax and enjoy walking the countryside. The Villa accomodated the six of us in comfort and style. We loved the self-catering aspect of the villa since most of us are cooks and the kitchen had all the modern conveniences you could wish for. We enjoyed walking into Calzolaro for meat, fresh vegies, cheese, bread and wine. The owners, John and Liliana Tunstill were so gracious and welcoming - they are such an interesting couple! We especially enjoyed the evening we were invited to dinner, at the Monastery (LaPreghiera). Meeting guests from other countries and sharing a meal was one of the highlights of our stay there. We cannot recommend La Preghiera enough - it's a slice of heaven on earth, in Italy!

This TripAdvisor Member:
Liked: It was very comfortable and in a lovely area - great walking!
Disliked: While the handicap bathroom was wonderful if you were handicapped - we were not and so it was a bit uncomfortable to use.
Tips/Secrets: Get to know John and Liliana Tunstill - they are thefascinating couple who own La Preghiera.

My experience with this property took place in:
October, 2006
Would I recommend this hotel to my best friend? absolutely!
I recommend this hotel for: An amazing honeymoon, A romantic getaway, Girlfriend getaway, People with disabilities, Older travelers, Great pool scene, Tourists
I do not recommend this hotel for: Young singles, Pet owners
I selected this hotel because ... Museums / Cultural / Historical sites, Outdoor / Adventure, Great food / Wine, Other
My age: 50-64
Traveling group: Family (extended)
My visit was for: Quality time with family

Info at: info@lapreghiera.com