On the border of Tuscany and Umbria in the Niccone Valley, La Giardiniera is a small, sunny retreat that provides a restful interlude for one or two persons.
'If you're ever in the green heart of Italy - Umbria - I would like to share a delightful discovery: La Giardiniera. Located in the beautiful Niccone valley, this cosy garden cottage is a great home base for visiting Assisi, Sansepolcro, Siena, Gubbio, Perugia, Arezzo and Cortona. The accommodations are perfect for one or two people, with private bath, small kitchen and sitting room / bedroom. There is also a lovely terrace to sit on and enjoy your coffee or read a book. Our hostess, Elizabeth Wholey, was delightful, helpful and extremely knowledgeable about the area.'
Liza Pedrick, Nevada City (reprinted from The San Francisco Examiner)
Recently remodelled, the cottage features an efficiency kitchen, bathroom with shower, bedroom / sitting room with a comfortable double bed, and a dressing room. A washing machine is available on the premises for a nominal fee. Other amenities include: all linens, hairdryer, iron, guidebooks and novels. For visitors travelling with a laptop, a wireless highspeed internet connection is available.