Umbria is small, only about 150 km North to South and less than 100 km West to East. One week of leisurely day trips – see our itineraries – is adequate for a first visit of its charming hilltop towns. In two weeks you will have time to see some of the scenic natural areas such as the Piano Grande di Castelluccio and the Valnerina. You will come back!
Over the years we have accumulated quite a collection of local information that is available exclusively to our guests. Upon your arrival, aside from offering advice on sightseeing, we are more than happy to help you find and arrange many services and activities.
Are you a gourmet person? We offer hands-on cooking classes and a tasting of our delicious, all natural olive oil. In addition we can direct you to wineries, restaurants and shops and where you can taste some fantastic artisan food and wine.
Do you like to mingle with the locals? Visit one of the many village festas (sagre), medieval pageants and music festivals for a taste of a truly local atmosphere.
If you are a passionate shopper, we’ll tell you about our favorite ceramic artisans in Deruta and where to find the most precious textiles. You can even get to see how they are made on hand operated looms.
Do you simply like to relax or meditate? We have plenty of sun loungers and both shaded and sunny quiet spots in the garden. You might even want to consider bringing your yoga mat to the olive grove.
If you like nature, you do not need to leave our garden for bird watching, butterfly watching and some spectacular photography. Horse riding, rock climbing, kite flying and paragliding are offered nearby, in the Subasio Mountain Park. Some good walks start just outside our door.