A traveler Auckland
We had ten days at Villa San Raffaello and shared the apartment with friends for five of those. It was a perfect base to be able to do everything we wanted to - local and mountain walks, bike rides, exploring the countryside and villages or swimming and relaxing by the pool. The village of Sarnano is picture-perfect, with great restaurants (La Patata Bollente being a highlight) and friendly locals. Damien and Sharon are fantastic hosts - Damien helped organise rental bikes for us from an amazing bike shop in Polenza - we loved the bikes so much they came back to NZ with us! The apartment and grounds fulfilled all our needs and more. Our Italian home away from home - we would return in a heartbeat.
A traveler Kansas
We rented the whole villa for a group of 24 people...worked out great. Everyone had their own bed/space. Pool was a great gathering spot every morning for coffee. View of Sarnano is fabulous from the villa and even more from the pool. Lots of activities for everyone...grown kids played badminton. Made a fire in the fire pit several nights. Lots of things to do around the area within an hour. All of Damien's recommendations were great!
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We spent a fabulous two weeks at Villa San Raffaello in July 2016. The villa is in such a stunning setting with the beautiful gardens, pool and views of Sarnano. Sipping the local wine, watching the children play hide and seek in the vines whilst the sun is starting to set over the town... it really was idyllic.
Sarnano is a very pretty little town, where the pace of life is wonderfully relaxed. We went out most days, returning each day to spend a few hours in the pool. We especially enjoyed the lake (Lago di Fiastra) the gorge (Gola dell'infernaccio), and the beach (Porto San Georgio).
Thanks Damien and Sharon for making us feel so welcome.