Our group of 4 spent 2 weeks at this location this fall and felt like it was our own little Umbrian paradise.
Because of previous bookings we needed to change apartments after the first week, and enjoyed spending time in each of the 4 different apartments, from studio to one bedroom, to two bedroom units.
Torale consists of an old hamlet, all by itself located in an olive grove, halfway up the hillside, with no neighbouring homes and with wonderful views of Lago Trasimeno below in the distance.
I think many locations would have a great view of the Umbrian countryside, but Torale also has the view of the lake in the distance , making it even more special.
Roberto bought this property and renovated it to its current standard a few years ago. The 16 or so apartments range in size from studios to 2 bedroom units. The building is beautiful old stone and brick inside and out with old wooden beams and lovely doors, windows and shutters in each unit. All units have modern bathrooms and kitchens and washing machines. Decor is rustic, old world Italy. As has been previously remarked, they are sparsely supplied, so you need to go to neighbouring towns for groceries and supplies. There are grocery stores in Passignano and Tuoro, but you will need a car here as nothing is within walking distance; however that is the charm of the spot. There will be nobody else nearby, other than the other guests and the small Sunday crowd at the church, which is also on the property.
The pool area is very lovely . It is a large, unheated pool with a washroom facility there and lots of loungers. As we were here recently this fall, note that the pool closes for the season October 1st, although Roberto consulted with us prior to closing it.
There are lots of gardens throughout the property as well. We especially enjoyed the lavender around the pool.
This is a wonderful spot for a group of friends or family to vacation together, to be able to enjoy each other's company in relative privacy.
Roberto and his daughter Martina were there each day to help us out with any advice and concerns.
Also special thanks to Ted and to Jack, our Canadian travel consultants who make Torale a home base in season, and who gave us so many suggestions about travel, shopping and eating around the area!.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Historical Residence Relais Borgo Torale Idyllically located by Lake Trasimeno in UMBRIA and bordering on TUSCANY. Is a magnificent historic residence just perfect for a magical and relaxing holiday or unforgettable events. The historical residence was once a small hamlet and dates back to the mid 17th century. The 17 apartments, sapiently restored are equipped with every comfort. ... more less
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