Location: The villa is located in the countryside on a hill just outside Perugia so it is within walking distance of the old walled city. Because it is sitting on a hill the views are just fantastic and it is so quiet. It is a 1400's converted Farm House and the host family live in one separated side of the property and they have converted the remainder into three luxurious apartments, two larger ones and one studio apartment. There is a beautiful new swimming pool as well as a computer set up for guest use. Whilst we were there one of the other apartments were in use but you would never know that anyone was there since everything is planned so well.
The biggest plus for us was the incredible hospitality shown by the family. On arrival we received a welcome basket, which contained all the necessary ingredients for our first mornings breakfast and a few other significant goodies. We were driven around locally so that we had an idea where everything deemed necessary was located and nothing was ever too much trouble.
Giuseppe will also organize all different activities and be your guide to different places if you would like that. He helped me rent a car before I arrived as well as picking us up at the Railway Station so that I could follow him to the Villa.
Nearby Amenities: There was a supermarket type grocery store just a five minute walk from the house and in fact the host of the Villa took us on our first trip so that he could introduce us and point out all the local produce etc.
Garden: There was a nice private outdoor sitting area and there was a beautiful new enclosed pool which you share with the other two apartments. There was also one parking spot for each apartment all of which is behind locked gates.
Furnishings/Cleanliness/Living Areas: The apartment was lavishly furnished. All the furniture was antique and in wonderful condition. The level of cleanliness was outstanding and there were lots of chairs in the living/dining room. The view from the living/dining room window was just outstanding and there was also an open fireplace for cooler weather.
Bedrooms/Bathrooms:The beds were very comfortable. We were four sisters so we utilized all the beds available. There was a very large antique bed in one bedroom. In another bedroom there were twin beds (which can be changed to another double) and then in the Living Room there was a pull down sofa which my sister said was incredibly comfortable.
There was only one bathroom but even with four senior sisters we didn't have a problem. The bathroom was luxurious with a jacuzzi tub and it was spotlessly clean and all tiled. There was a hair dryer as well as a clothes washer with the dryer in a different location.
Kitchen: The kitchen was of equal quality. Stainless steel fridge, dishwasher, gas stove, lots of excellent pots and pans. It had a door which opened on to the garden at the back with an excellent screening system. They have truly thought of everything. We cooked full meals on two or three occasions and thoroughly enjoyed it.
They provided complete instructions for the use of all appliances in Italian, English and I believe German.
Problems or Bonuses: We encountered no problems at all and by far the greatest bonus was the hospitality shown by both Giuseppe and his parents. Nothing was too much trouble and his English was very good. If you didn't need any help you didn't even know they were there but any help you needed was offered. I just can't say enough good things about Villa Nuba - it was truly a Paradise.
Agency and Representatives (and price): I booked directly off the web so no Agency was involved. As stated above it was very valuable that Giuseppe spoke English and everything published on line on both their own website as well as the site where we found it listed was very accurate. We also felt the rent of Euro 1,180 per week for the apartment was an excellent value. I also found the booking procedure was very concise and the attention to detail was excellent. I received almost immediate replies to all my communications. As well they recommended a car rental company (at my request).
Do you recommend this vacation rental to others? I would not hesitate to recommend Villa Nuba to anyone. One of my sisters is a Reservations Manager for the largest Helicopter Skiing company in the world who certainly understands "service" and she would highly recommend it. The only minor irritant we found was that since it is a gated estate we had to shuffle the key situation around. With four sisters who sometimes wanted to go their separate ways we had to ask for extra keys and jockey things around but other than that I can only offer high praise.
Things to do in this area: Around Perugia there were many really interesting towns including Assisi, Gubbio, Lake Trasimeno and all these places have so many interesting museums, churches, walks, great shopping in Perugia itself and since it is a walled city all the streets were so interesting.
Giuseppe will recommend restaurants in all the towns around and with the exception of one in Assisi they were all excellent. In Perugia the restaurant Il Cantinone was outstanding and the first time we went we arrived at closing time (2.30) for lunch but when we mentioned we were from Villa Nuba they insisted we come in and they stayed late and made us feel so welcome.
Kathy from Canada May, 2007 one week stay
The apartment was charming and very comfortable. (I especially enjoyed the spa bath.) Your advice and directions were invaluable and I'm still savouring the memory of the restaurant in Gubbio that you recommended. Thank you for a great stay.
Jan and Scott Beach, Sydney, NSW Australia (email@example.com)
02 9949 9589
My parents and I had a wonderful time in Perugia and particularly at Villa Nuba. We loved the Colle Giorgio II area and particularly the very comfortable Del Perugino apartment. It was very spacious, clean and everything worked perfectly. Giuseppe, you and your family were very welcoming and helpful. We thouroughly enjoyed the pesto sauce made by your mother and please give her a big thank you. The welcome basket was very useful for us, especially if one arrives on a Sunday when all the shops are closed. Having the computer room was definitely a plus. I give the whole villa an A+. You should be very proud of what you have accomplished at Villa Nuba.
Teresa Buchan, New York, New York
Thank you so much for your hospitality and making our stay at Villa Nuba so perfect.You have captured the ideal vacation experience. Not only is the Villa set in the most beautiful region in Italy, it has every modern convenience, is absolutely spotlessly brand new in it's restoration and yet retains the charm of centuries old architecture. Best of all is the host and Director. I will always remember your genuine helpfulness and kindness and hope to see you again soon.
Dont forget to call if you visit London. Thanks also to your mother whose elegance was evident in the feminine and practical additions to the apartment and to your wonderful father, Signore Nuzacci.
PS.Who will win the game tonight?
Maureen Maher, London, UK
44 208462 7286
Myself and 3 sisters(seniors) just returned from 1 week at this apartment and it is hard to do justice to this place with words. The location was beautiful being situated on a hill overlooking all the beautiful Umbrian countryside but it is only 15 minutes walking distance from the centre of Perugia. The villa is a converted 1400's farmhouse and there are 3 separate apartments all luxuriously finished and furnished with wonderful antiques. It is spotlessly clean, has a wonderful new swimming pool and you have the use of a computer in a separate room. The thing that really impressed us was the hospitality of the host, Giuseppe and his lovely parents. Nothing was too much trouble and it absolutely made our trip. I would not hesitate to recommend del Pinturicchio to anyone - utterly fantastic.
Ben Cotto Giuseppe.
Katharine Lebow, Parksville, BC. Canada
In November 2005 my wife and I had the great pleasure of visiting Perugia and staying at the lovely Villa Nuba for the entire month. It was a fantastic experience. The accomodations were everything we could have hoped for. The beautiful apartment was comfortable and well furnished with everything we needed for an extended visit. We choose not to rent a car for our visit and soon found walking to the Centro (city center) or taking the convenient buses greatly enhanced our experience.
We can not say enough good things about the hospitality of our hosts. In particular Guiseppi who was always available to answer questions, provide helpful insight, and assist us when local customs and language overwhelmed us. We especially appreciated his services as driver and tranlator for a successful excursion to find distant relatives in a remote village in the hills.
Our wonderful experience of Perugia and the surrounding area was due in large part to our most enjoyable stay at Villa Nuba. We thank Guiseppi, his family and staff for making our vacation so special. Without hesitation we would recommend Villa Nuba to anyone visiting this lovely Umbrian city.
David Gili, Bellingham, WA - USA
I am writing to say thankyou for the great time we had at Villa Nuba.
We have told many of our friends about your apartments and maybe they will come and stay one day.
Certainly our friends Peter and Kirsty (Peter has the leukemia) are keen to come possibly next year. They were very grateful that you were able to refund some of their deposit.
All of us really enjoyed our stay in Perugia (except for the one way streets) and we also enjoyed Spoleto when we stayed there.
Umbria is truly a beautiful part of Italy and I think by staying in your apartments, we were able to experience a little bit of the day to day italian life.
I gather the weather in Italy has been very good for September, so you got your wish that September was better than August.
I think you have improved your website since I last looked. It is looking good.
Best regards from
Jenny, Ken, Nicole, Matt, Rosie
SOGGIORNO MOLTO PIACEVOLE POSITIVO IN TUTTI GLI ASPETTI
Paolo Pichler (Caracas,Venezuela)