Casa Allegria

Civitella Benazzone, Perugia

Perched on a hilltop overlooking the Tiber Valley, a wonderful medieval house combining modern comforts with rustic charm


2 bedrooms


Sleeps 4


Spectacular views and a beautifully-restored stone house await after the drive up to Civitella Benazzone. The tiny medieval village is perched on a hilltop framed by the Tiber Valley and distant mountains; admire the impressive panorama while you sunbathe in a pretty garden planted with fragrant lavender and jasmine. You’re blissfully far from the crowds in Perugia and Assisi here, but close enough to explore their historic churches and galleries before returning to your tranquil ‘casa’. Thick limestone walls, old stone arches and ancient chestnut beams create rustic charm throughout the house, but thoughtful owners Shelly and Gunilla have ensured that modern comforts are prioritised. There’s a cosy wood-burner for winter nights, luxurious memory foam mattresses with down duvets and Egyptian cotton linen on the beds, and a smart crimson kitchen with stylish granite worktops. Cosy bedrooms look out over the piazza and hills, while each of the two simple bathrooms has a terracotta-tiled shower. Stacks of books and DVDs will keep you entertained on rainy days and there are loungers outside where you can snooze or read when the sun is shining.


  • Swimming pool
  • Hot tub
  • Garden
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Breakfast included
  • Breakfast available
  • Meals available
  • Oven
  • Parking on premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • WiFi
  • Television
  • Central heating
  • Limited mobility
  • Wheelchair access
  • Mobile reception
  • Hob
  • Barbecue
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Accessible by public transport
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Washing machine
  • Tennis court
  • Microwave oven
  • No smoking
  • Credit cards
  • Working farm
  • Owner has pets
  • Electricity included
  • Dishwasher
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Books and toys
  • Children welcome
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair
  • Cot available


  • Pub/bar within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles


  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming

& pricing

Booking information

Booking restrictions
Minimum stay: 7 nights.
Restaurants 3km.


Nightly price
from £103
Weekly price
from £720
1 House for 4
From £1032 bedrooms


A lovely house well equipped and well located to visit all the towns of Umbria. We loved the fireplace on chilly evenings long with the well stocked video library. The recommendations for towns to visit and places to eat were very helpful. Don't miss Assisi, Gubbio, Perugia and Spello.

Barbara, Annapolis

Lovely well equipped house. Enjoyed the comfy bedding and beautiful garden. Easy to get around to various places - we liked Gubbio, Lago Trasimeno Cortona and Assisi in particular. Recommended for a relaxing holiday


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The neighbourhood

Local points of interest from Shelly Gerber

  • Perugia, Assissi, Gubbio, Deruta are all less than 30 minutes drive. Visit the Basilica of Saint Francis in Assissi, the historic ceramic producing town of Deruta, explore the vibrant medieval centre of Perugia. A variety of day excursions await you.
  • Buon Appetito!! Enjoy al fresco dining on our terrace next to the garden with gorgeous Umbrian countryside panorama in the distance. Whether a delicious breakfast and fresh Italian coffee or a barbeque dinner, you dine in a wonderful outdoor ambience.
  • Take a walk! There are many and varied walks nearby or a short drive away. From a stroll along the Tiber River or a walk to the top of Monte Tezio at 3000' through tranquil forests to amazing 360 deg. summit views of Umbria and Tuscany in the distance.
  • Restaurants, gelaterie, and more - We have compiled an extensive guest information book with many personal recommendations from ourselves and guests of local places to eat, to visit, where to find the best gelato (Italian ice cream), where to shop, etc.
  • Visit Lake Trasimeno with its lakeside towns - only a 30-40 minute drive. You can also take a boat ride to one of the islands in the Lake. And from here it is not far to Cortona, Montepulciano or Siena in Tuscany..
  • Get off the beaten track- explore some of the back roads for a real treat - stunning, ruggedly beautiful Umbrian countryside, the ever-changing light and colours, poppies in May, sunflowers in July, autumn vineyards, olive groves - a photographers dream.