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Relais Borgo Torale
Reviewed 13 October 2014

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!.

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  • Stayed: October 2014, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 2 September 2014

We were saved by Torale when our holiday in Italy started as a complete disaster. The house we had paid for beforehand, turned out to be the holiday from hell. We moved in to Torale, and had such a lovely time with Roberto, the cute cats and the breathtaking views. Just bliss. Our apartment was lovely, so clean and just what we needed.
Thank you very much indeed, Roberto. We highly recommend Torale. You will not be disappointed.

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  • Stayed: August 2014, travelled with family
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Reviewed 1 September 2014

Remarkable views of the lake. This is a great holiday location, though having a car is preferable.

The accommodation is good, if simple and traditional. Has what you need but be prepared to buy the essentials from one of the local supermarkets - litle is provided as a starter.

There is a local baker who visits 6 days a week with fresh bread etc. Wonderful.

Roberto is very friendly and helpful. We had aircon and light bulb problems and these were sorted promptly. The swimming pool is good and well maintained.

Stayed 2 weeks and went from the extremes of being full to only 2 appartments occupied for the entire week. So be prepared to meet other visitors and nationalities. (Though this would be a great place for groups to book a number of appartments.)

Umbria is a great place to visit - felt that we only scraped to surface of what is around.

  • Stayed: August 2014, travelled with family
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Reviewed 20 June 2014

Perfect venue for a large group of family and friends. Apartments could have been slighter cleaner, but in general they were well appointed and comfortable.Tea towels were supplied but washing up liquid wasn't. Matches were supplied for the gas cookers, but oven gloves weren't. The fridge stopped working in my apartment but within two days, it had been swapped for a working one.
But what a view!! Swimming pool was checked daily and kept perfectly clean. Very comfortable sun loungers and plenty of sun shades.
Roberto was very approachable, especially when so many of us kept locking ourselves out of the apartments!
The only adverse comment would be about the internet, which cost !0 euros for the 5 days but would only support one device so iPad and camera could not both be used together for example.

  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled with family
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Reviewed 13 June 2014 via mobile

The views of the lake and surroundings are amazing and panoramic. The rooms are dated but retain a romantic quality of oldy woldy European. Floors a little dirty with dust and the odd critter that snuck in, but general hygeine levels were great. Roberto is wonderful and extremely helpful. Loo rolls provided in basket with lavender and rose petals! Very romantic trip and well worth the money. We stayed for my brothers wedding and it was the most perfect venue. The pool is fab and plenty of comfy sun beds. Can't recommend it enough!!

  • Stayed: June 2014
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Address: Localita Torale SNC | Tuoro sul Trasimeno, 06065 Passignano Sul Trasimeno, Italy
Region: Italy > Umbria > Province of Perugia > Passignano Sul Trasimeno
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 7 B&Bs / Inns in Passignano Sul Trasimeno
Price Range: $150 - $282 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 18
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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