"Our holiday at Casale Santa Maria Nuova was sheer bliss! Milena's property is picture-perfect Tuscany /Umbria, surrounded by stunning views, and delightfully tranquil – yet close to many of Tuscany and Umbria’s wonderful villages and sights. We had the most memorable holiday in our spotless apartment and beautiful gardens. Milena herself is a wonderful host - always willing to help with every detail. The property is a perfect blend of the old (construction) and new (decor), while the pristine new pool is a dream! We went with our two young girls: families are very welcome. Thanks for a fantastic holiday. We'll be back! We would highly recommend this property. It couldn’t have been better."
"We had a lovely 2 weeks at Santa Maria Nuova. The location is secluded but accessible, with splendid views across the beautiful Umbrian & Tuscan countryside., with many lovely towns within easy reach. The apartment was very comfortable, furnished to a very high standard and kept spotless throughout. The pool is spectacular with several places poolside to shelter from the sun and the gardens are meticulously kept. Santa Maria Nuova is obviously a labour of love for Milena. Nothing is too much trouble, going out of her way to ensure her guests have everything they need. Very highly recommended."
"We were two couples and two babies. Milena was very helpful and thoughtful, she did everything she could to make us welcome. The rooms are spacious, very clean and the facilities were excellent. The pool is a great size and full of fun inflatables! It is well located for visiting Tuscany and Umbria. We had a great holiday and would definitely be delighted to return. Thank you."
Abi, Bath Sep 2015
"Santa Maria Nuova is a gorgeous place, with exquisite views in every direction and a delicious new swimming pool which floats in the meadow above the guest house. I had the great pleasure to stay here last year for several weeks and loved it. Highly recommended if you want a holiday with only pleasant surprises. Oh, and the owner, Milena Bono, is a real gem!
"Had a lovely stay with our two young kids. Apartment was beautiful and very clean. Swimming pool is great, with lots of sun beds and also inflatables for the kids. The garden is very spacious so it doesn't feel crowded if all the apartments are occupied. Milena is a great host and always available for questions or a lovely chat. Definitely a place to come back to!"
A Jul 2014
"We had the most wonderful week at Casale Santa Maria. There were 9 of us and we had the upstairs appartment which was fab. The rooms are high spec and beautifully furnished and the kitchen well equipped. The location is spectacular, as Milena said 'the sun rises in Umbria and sets in Tuscany'. There is plenty to do - lovely medieval villages and towns. Lake Tremiseno is lovely too. Milena was a fantastic host, a lovely person. Nothing was too much trouble. Lastly it was fine sharing with the other guests. We will definitely go back!"
Philippa Aug 2014
"La situation de la maison est exceptionnelle ! La maison est très bien équipée, très bien entretenue et de très bon goût. Merci à Milena pour son accueil et sa gentillesse. Nous aimerions pouvoir y séjourner à nouveau ! "
Celine, Lambersart, France 2017
"Heaven on earth really exist. Milena's guesthouse is one of those rare pearls you're searching at. "
"A magical place to spend a week. Highlights of the space were definitely the little sitting alcoves with a view over the Umbrian hills. The pool is terrific, complete with floatie toys and so many loungers. The house is well equipped with lots of bedding, towels, and shower / bath amenities. From this location you can visit 5 of the top 10 villages to visit in Umbria in under an hour's drive. The house is secluded, though only a 10 minute run to the grocery store to pick up supplies. We enjoyed the windy dirt road drives, and came across some wild friends more than once (a highlight for the kids). In all, a fabulous family holiday for us and our young children. "
Patrick and Nicole
" We cannot put into words how wonderful of a stay we had at Milena's. From the point we made our reservation to when we left, Milena was nothing but a gracious, kind, thoughtful, helpful and friendly host. The place itself was absolutely amazing and perfect for a large group. The location is secluded but close to a small town with restaurants and shops. If you choose to stay here (which you should), visit the restaurant in town and coordinate a cooking lesson with Michela. "
"Milena foi uma anfitriã muito especial e cuidadosa com todos os detalhes de nossa estadia. Estávamos em um grupo de 10 familiares em nossa primeira viagem para esta região da Umbria/Toscana e ficamos encantados com tudo o que vimos e aproveitamos. A casa está em uma localização privilegiada e fomos contemplados com 6 dias de tempo muito bom. Recomendamos muito este espaço para futuros hospedes, mas, que possua transporte próprio, pois para chegar fica complicado se estiverem de ônibus/taxi ou trem. Nos estávamos de carro (URL HIDDEN) GPS tudo fica mais fácil."
"La l'ospitalità la disponibilità e la cortesia di Milena sono a completamento di una sistemazione dotata di tutti in comfort, in un contesto meraviglioso, tranquillo e tenuto alla perfezione. Ideale per famiglie poiché tutta la casa è stata arredata con cura ed intelligenza, raggiungendo il giusto equilibrio fra funzionalità e gusto. Sicuramente un luogo in cui tornare con piacere. "
"Dès notre arrivée Milena a tout mis en oeuvre pour que ses hôtes se sentent comme chez eux: visite et choix des chambres, viste du domaine, idées pour se restaurer, commodités pour les appartements, etc. Tout cela avec le sourire et la bonne humeur, aussi bien en Français qu'en Anglais. Ceci étant très précieux au vu de l'isolement du village et du domaine. Cependant, ces petites contraintes en valaient le détour, vu la vue imprenable sur l'Ombrie et la Toscane. Même pour les activités que nous souhaitions faire à l'extérieur, Milena s'est investie comme par exemple pour nous trouver de bons partenaires pour une balade à cheval ou en bateau sur le lac de Trasimène, ce qui est très appréciable. "
"Milena was the perfect host - she did everything in her control to make our group feel welcome, and was always available if we needed anything throughout our stay. The apartment was incredibly clean, as was the pool which was beautiful. I was with a group of 12 friends, and we all had a fantastic holiday! "
"Egy szóval lehet csak jellemezni: tökéletes. Milena elképesztően kedves és segítőkész, a szállás gyönyörű helyen van (közel az autópályához, de távol minden zajtól), csodás kilátással. Az apartman nagyon stílusosan berendezett, 5 nagy szoba saját fürdőszobával, kényelmes ágyakkal, ventillátorral. A konyhában hűtő, mikró, nagy sütő - 10 főre is kényelmesen lehet főzni, minden eszköz biztosított. Ha szeretnétek kipróbálni az igazi toszkán konyhát, ajánljuk Michela-t, aki nagyszerű főzőkurzust tartott nekünk. (Milena minden kérdésben rendkívül segítőkész, ő találta nekünk Michela-t is!) Mi 11-en voltunk a nagyobb apartmanban, a másik két apartman lakóit szinte nem is láttuk - gyakorlatilag teljesen szeparálva voltunk egymástól. Kint egy nagy 12 fős asztalnál lehet reggelizni-vacsorázni, a ház mellett függőágyakban pihenni és gyönyörködni a kilátásban. A medence nagy és tiszta, a vize kellően langyos. Milena tökéletes kikapcsolódást és pihenést biztosít - aki teheti, ne csak egy hetet töltsön itt! :)"
"We spent the most wonderful week in Milena's beautiful villa. The house was renowated with a style. Every detail is thought very well, also the pool area. Milena is very friendly and helpful host. I can easily recommend this villa for anyone who is interested in visiting Umbria's or Tuscany's area."
"Casale Santa Maria was a beautiful house in an incredibly beautiful location. The grounds were stunning, the owner really does a wonderful job with all the relaxing places to sit, flowers, and trees. The house was really clean and all the furnishings were well cared for. The home was just as described (maybe even better). Milena, the host, was very welcoming and very helpful. She is available all the time for any questions or assistance. Her dogs are lovely and were gentle with our children. Overall everything was wonderful, we only wish we could have stayed longer. I highly recommend staying at Casale Santa Maria."
"Milena was the perfect host for our week in her excellent apartment. We were two families (9 people in total) with kids ranging from 3-12 years, and everyone loved it. Milena helped us with booking some great local restaurants, brought new inflatables to the pool for the kids (and adults) to jump about on and was always on-hand to answer our questions. All of the apartments have been immaculately designed, and styled. They were clean, welcoming and incredibly well-stocked. I can't recommend the location, the apartment or Milena enough - all I can say is please don't book the same time we may well want to return..."
"Firstly Melina was an absolutely brilliant Host- attentive,informative and helpful Guided us to several amazing restaurants ,pointed us in the right direction for hiring bikes , sorted out a yoga mat for Juliet when she heard she had forgotten to bring one and introducing her to the local yoga centre She always had time to talk not just to us but with all her guests The Villa is a classic Umbriam property with Three Apartments - we stayed in the two bedroomed Apartment on the ground floor which opened up to the pool from the kitchen - the pool was perfect - equipped with all the swimming gear you need and it had great views there is plenty of shade in the grounds with lots of sun beds,chairs provided as well as Hammocks There is also a good BBQ if needed The interior is functional which may not suit some people but is practical and very easy to keep clean- the kitchen is well equipped Beds are all very good quality and each room has excellent shower bathrooms Wifi is pretty reliable and didn't cause any teenage meltdowns ! I can't recommend this place highly enough - thank you Melina for giving us a lovely relaxing holiday "
"Milena is een heel sympathieke en attentvolle gastvrouw die verrassend uit de hoek kan komen en de gasten zeer goed begeleid en omringd. Ze woont zelf op de site en is dus steeds toegankelijk. De site zelf is een klein paradijsje, rustig, prachtige omgeving, en goed uitgerust. Zalig zwembad, prima appartementen met alles wat nodig is. Proficiat nog eens aan Milena voor deze realisatie."
"****AMAZING**** I stayed here for a week with a group of close friends to celebrate my 30th Birthday. The location is brilliant and can be easily accessed from many major cities. We had people flying in to Ciampino, Fiumicino and Perugia which worked fine for all. I regularly stay in hotels and villas across the world so it takes a lot to impress me on service and quality. I was honestly completely blown away by the standard and beauty of this accommodation. Milena has done a wonderful job of making this property work for her guests, it is practical and comfortable whilst retaining its true character; she has thought of everything! Milena is such a friendly person and makes a great host. Nothing is a problem and she works hard to make sure your stay is perfect. She lives in a house next to the main house but you would not know she was there unless you need her. You are left to enjoy your holiday in piece and made to feel very relaxed. We had the whole top floor which had 5 bedrooms all with en-suite bathrooms and a unit downstairs which had a further two bedrooms all with individual bathrooms. There is lots of room and the property works really well with big groups as there are so many areas to use if people need their own space. The pool area really makes this place special. The pool is slightly raised up from the main house which gives a superb view of the surrounding area. The views are stunning everywhere you look especially at sunset! The pool is perfect and very refreshing from the summer sun. Sun beds are plentiful and Milena also went out of her way to kindly buy some inflatables to use in the pool. There are also shaded areas if the sun gets too much. There are many seating areas with large tables around the property so you have a great choice of where you want to sit to eat. There is also a BBQ that can be wheeled around the garden to wherever suites. We spent a few days visiting the surrounding towns, all of which are equally as pretty. There is really so much to see here you will not get bored. Milena is great at recommending restaurants and booked us a really special place for my birthday meal. This was a really lucky find and I will definitely be booking again for next year. Thanks for everything Milena you were great!"
"Ottima esperienza presso il casale, la proprietaria la sig.ra Milena è stata gentilissima e molto ospitale. Il Casale è curato tutto nei minimi particolari, la cucina è super attrezzata e non manca nulla, il tutto arredato con cura ed eleganza, così come il giardino. . Le camere sono grandi a sufficenza così come i bagni, davvero una bella sorpresa per noi tutti, sicuramente ci ritorneremo in un periodo più caldo per sfruttare anche la piscina.Un elogio anche al sito Airbnb per la sua professionalità. Lo consiglio vivamente per una vacanza relax in compagnia di amici."
“Lovely apartment, lovely location, lovely host”
"Reviewed 24 Jun 2012
My wife and I stayed at this lovely apartment for 4 days at the start of our trip through Italy. The apartment is spacious, light and modern with everything you could wish for. Although there are other apartments within the house, it is cleverly arranged so that you could feel that you are there on your own. The bathroom too, is large and spacious with a shower that is equally large, a pleasure compared to some of the tiny cabinets that are provided elsewhere. Outside, around the house, there are several tables and chairs, sun loungers etc, so that even if the house was full I am sure that it would be easy to find your own space away from it all. The location is wonderful, high on a hill, so that you get cooling breezes even when it is very hot, the view to the west is over Tuscany whilst the view to the east is Umbria. With so many places to visit, this is where the owner / host Milena really shines. She has an amazing knowledge of everywhere within striking distance and is able to provide hints and tips on how best to enjoy them. Milena is so helpful and attentive, without being forever on your case, proving everything she possibly can and ready to learn anything that would make her guests stay even more enjoyable."