Thank you very much for your positive review. I am sure that your report will be useful to our future guests. I take the chance to clarify few things that could be misunderstood. Yes, we do not have A/C; it is an ethical choice we made, and we do not make a secret of it: the walls are thick, there are nets at the bedrooms windows, which allow you to leave them open during the nights letting in the nice cool breeze coming from the surrounding woods. If it is hot during the day, we use the old traditional and ecological way for "air conditioning": we keep the windows and the shutters closed so that the sun and hot air does not come in, keeping the cool inside, and we open the windows only in the evening, the night, and the early morning, when outside is cooler.
Concerning the laundry room: all machines have mainly long lasting programs, because in this way they consume less power...which, again, is a positive thing for our planet (less pollution). Concerning using the washer and dryer together, there was a little misunderstanding (I guess you missed to read the detailed signs on the laundry walls): it is not that we do not want our guests to use them both together; the problem is that if you use them together there are chances that the light will go off (because in most houses in Italy we have a limited power supply).
Concerning webs and dust: yes, our buildings date back to the middle-ages, and a bit of dust comes from the old bricks, even after cleaning; the webs appear just in one day...they are part of the ambient, and they do a good service to the houses and inhabitants; we like to say that we are hosted by nature.
Concerning the food, condiments, toilet paper, soaps: I confirm that being a self-catering resort, we provide all the linen (for the bed and bathroom) and the furniture for living (pots, pans, forks and knives, glasses...etc.); all the other consumables are self catering (there are shops and supermarkets where you may find everything you need, within 4-8 minutes drive). Coming to us is just like renting a furnished apartment; we do not make a secret of it.
Above all: in Europe and Italy we do have different habits, different tools, different ways of living...I do not know if they are better, if they are right or wrong...they are different; I believe (it is my personal point of view) that when you travel to a self catering resort like ours, living in the same surroundings as an inhabitant would is part of the experience. In order to live this experience in the right spirit, I believe that the holiday-maker should be able to appreciate the differences in the properties we are proposing in comparison with those where he/she normally lives.