Despite several exchanges of e-mails, including advising our anticipated arrival time at Podera della Fonte, which was just 10 minutes out, there was no-one there to meet us! It turned out Emanuela had been on a family celebration in Rome and was "unwell" at some other location. We were lucky to find her daughter passing through, purely by chance, so after some delay we got into the apartment. But the arrival instructions as to the facilities were virtually non existent, and we learned more from a German couple in the Il Noce apartment when we met them the next day. So not a brilliant start, and the apartment was very cool to cold, it being early in the season. It seems that Italian law insists central heating is not available from April onwards for the summer.
It's a simple, adequate apartment for two persons, though quite dark and somewhat gloomy for the most part. But a short stroll, seriously uphill for a while, takes you to the nice hilltop village where ... mehr