Start the day feeding the donkeys. End the day gazing on magical skies. This is a special place for all ages, with games, a play area, and a beautifully landscaped pool – imagine diving into that on a hot day.
The farm sits on a hillside strewn with olive trees, oaks and laurels. The main building houses the B&B, the attached building two apartments, and all is simple and spotless. Dinner – a fixed menu with plenty of wine – is a highlight. Lucia prepares rustic, generous, Umbrian dishes brought to long tables. Outside or in, it’s lively and fun. Massimo and Lucia are smiling and welcoming.
Take the scenic route to Assisi (45km); you don’t have to be religious to be struck by its beauty. The nearest town is one of Umbria’s oldest – hilltop Gubbio, a half-hour drive. Plan an autumnal hike in Monte Cucco National park (35km), and return to a roaring fire. Out of season, the walking is magnificent.