Casale Hotensaie was truly a dream. My husband and I drove from Rome to Umbria and stopped at Casale for lunch on the way. The hostess was ready for us when we arrived to this beautiful gem in the hills of Orte. Our meal was specially prepared just for us. It wasn't 5-star restaurant quality, but it was tasty home style cooking. The cook was a very sweet lady from Venezuela. The property is beautiful and quiet with a clean pool and garden. We did not go into any of the rooms, but the house looked spacious, clean and well kept. This is an excellent place to go if you want peace, quiet and natural beauty with amazing landscape views of grape vineyards and hills.
There were 2 friendly dogs on the property. I like dogs, but lots of people are allergic so I didn't think it was a good idea to have them there.
Cons: Animals on property