The house was designed to withstand earthquakes. It is not pretty but very spacious and functional. It is set high on a hillside and you can see for miles from the top of the hill. We had a warm welcome and were made to feel at home. We lost all track of time and on the date due for departure still thought we had one more day. We decamped in record time! this is certainly worth a visit. There is a new AutoRoute under construction deep in the valley below which may now be open but is not a hindrance to any stay and an advantage if you chose to use this as a base. The path to the house could be difficult for a car that is lower to the ground than most. You don't need a four by four and the Fiat hire car we had managed it driving withy care.