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Pompeo Bed and Breakfast - A haven of peace and tranquillity in the Umbrian Hills

Located in central Italy in the green hills of Umbria, just outside Citta di Castello, Pompeo B & B overlooks the tranquil Italian countryside. In 2003 Italian-Americans Rino and Valerie Zanotto began restoration of this centuries old stone farmhouse constructed around a 12th century look-out tower. They are proud of their charming property and enjoy sharing it with their guests along with valuable tips for exploring the uniqueness of the area. Day trips are easily made to the little-known hilltowns nearby as well as the more familiar destinations of Florence, Assisi, Gubbio, Cortona, Orvieto and Arezzo. Other activities available in the area include hiking, biking, horseback riding, tennis, thermal baths, classes in yoga, cooking, painting, wine tasting, music events, local festivals and shopping. Pompeo B & B is the ideal location for family and friends to gather for relaxing, or for strolling through nearby olive groves and vineyards, or for serious hiking or bicycling up to Monte Santa Maria Tiberina. Guests can learn to play bocce on Rino's court or take mosaic classes with Valerie.

The historic center of Citta di Castello is less than 15 minutes by car. Rich in art and culture, the town also boasts of many great restaurants, fine specialty shops and Thursday / Saturday market day bargains.

Accomodation

The three bedrooms of Pompeo B & B are situated on the ground floor, each with independent entrances and separate patios allowing guests to escape to peaceful spaces for reading, relaxing and dining alfresco. The three rooms are inter-connected for guests travelling together. Fresh seasonal fruit and a bottle of wine await your arrival. With wide stone walls and a hilltop breeze, the rooms stay delightfully cool in summer.

Il Pensante

Enter through the original arched door from the patio that hosts a charcoal BBQ along with outdoor dining table. This room was formerly occupied by the local forno (oven) which supplied baked goods to the locals. It has been redecorated in warm and stylish colors and the private bath is spacious and smartly colored with ceramic tiles. There is a full kitchen with the possibility of connecting to Il Girasole room for family groups or friends travelling together. Sleeps two. Rate Euro 60/night (without kitchen)* Euro 420/week Euro 65/night (with kitchen)* Euro 455/week Euro 65/night (shared kitchen)* Euro 455/week

Il Girasole

Overlooking the gardens and the fields of sunflowers in the summer months, this room features a high ceiling, brightly colored sunflower mural and a large armoire. The private bath is roomy with a large mirror and excellent lighting. Groups of four can share the full kitchen facilities that can connect with Il Pensante room. Sleeps two. Rate Euro 60/night (without kitchen)* Euro 420/week Euro 65/night (with kitchen)* Euro 455/week Euro 65/night (shared kitchen)* Euro 455/week

La Torre

This delightful room is located in the tower, the most historical part of the farmhouse, and has been carefully restored preserving the original stone barrel vaulted ceiling. A full kitchen is included as well as a lovely private bath. Guests enter through double glass doors that overlook the patio area for dining al fresco. A door connects with IL Girasole room for guests travelling together. A third person can be accommodated on a cot in this room. Sleeps three. Rate Euro 65/night Two people* Euro 455/week Euro 15/ additional/night/3rd person* Euro 105/week

*Three night minimums on all rooms. A 50% Non-Refundable deposit is required when booking. Balance is due in euros upon arrival. Check in time is 4-8pm.Check out time 10am Continental breakfast served 8-10am daily Laundry service and wifi internet are available All rooms are non-smoking (by Italian law) We are unable to accommodate pets

A wonderful continental breakfast is provided each morning and a glass of quality prosecco around aperitivo hour! Rino and Valerie can also provide an antipasto course followed by a simple pasta or a four course meal from 20 euro p/p including local wine (24 hour notice appreciated).