Driving through Umbria to see a farmhouse we recently acquired, I needed to stop off and spend the night. I don’t like staying in remote places or large impersonal hotels when traveling solo so I picked an Inn with rooms…what a find. The Locanda del Molino is situated on the outskirts of Cortona…and has only a few bedrooms. Mine was large with a high ceiling an adjoining bathroom with a view over the small stream behind the hotel. The location of the Inn is perfect for discovering the back country of Umbria and the valleys beyond.
I ventured down to dinner, after struggling with the lack of internet access, anticipating a light supper and early bed. The owner who is also the chef immediatly came to my table and made some fabulous suggestions, which I had to sample. The Gnudi ( Gnocchi without the flour and made with a spinach base ) were sublime as was the fish. Meal finished with canducci and a local sweet wine – I slept well. The breakfast the next morning was equally amazing.
Do ask for a room on the back
Do expect to eat dinner in
Dont count on the internet !
Further into Umbria I drove to view a farmhouse belonging to a friend, it is set in the on a hilltop with spectacular views and the house is wonderfully stylish, the perfect place to spend a week or two.