Casa Pieratti

Città di Castello, Perugia
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A deliciously rural stone house with charmingly simple rustic-chic interiors and saline pool - an hour from Perugia


4 beds


3 bedrooms


Sleeps 7

Children welcome
Babies welcome

The Experience

In a hidden pocket of Umbria find a gently revived, semi-detached old stone house with lush views. The owners resisted the temptation to over-restore and have accomplished a serene simplicity: reclaimed doors and terracotta floors still bear some scars of old age. Downstairs an open-plan area invites you in: a plump cream sofa by the an original fire, pots and pans hang in the kitchen, and a large restored table. Fling open French windows to let sunshine flood in. One bedroom is downstairs with doors to the garden, upstairs there are two more doubles; all are beamed, restful spaces dressed in white; big bathrooms have Neal’s Yards goodies. There’s an extra sitting area with a wood-burner and movie projector too. The saline pool is bordered by lavender, there’s a shaded area for al fresco eating, views are dreamy; there are neighbours so you feel nicely rural not isolated. A housekeeper greets with a basket of essentials including bread, wine, pasta and homemade sauce. This is farming and vineyard country – there are walks and horse riding, but also tennis and a thermal spa.


  • EV charger
  • Self check-in
  • Swimming pool
  • Hot tub
  • Garden
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Breakfast included
  • Breakfast available
  • Meals available
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Oven
  • Parking on premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • Accessible by public transport
  • WiFi
  • Television
  • Central heating
  • Limited mobility
  • Wheelchair access
  • Mobile reception
  • Hob
  • Barbecue
  • Paid parking nearby
  • 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
  • Fire guard
  • 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

Check in
Check out
By 9.30am
Booking restrictions
Minimum stay: 7 nights.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Restaurants 4km.


Nightly price
from £140
Weekly price
from £1300
Damage deposit
Extra bed/sofabed available at no charge.
1 House for 7
From £1404 beds3 bedrooms


A beautiful renovated home, with everything we needed. The outdoor space had so many spaces to relax, lovely planting and the pool was fabulous. Best of all was the location, which has the most fantastic views. We didn't feel the need to stray too far and have already booked to return - loved it!

Bethan, Geneva

As a family, we have never returned to a holiday house and we have stayed in some amazing places. We are returning to Casa Pieratti for the forth year running. Think that says it all. The house is stunning as is the pool and outside spaces. It is an absolute gem of a place. Really great food nearby and Ali and Clare are a delight to deal with. It's taken three years to write this review because we wanted to keep Casa Pieratti our secret.

Martin, London

A wonderful haven for total relaxation. We felt at home here from the minute we received a warm welcome from Roberto, the house manager. The house and grounds have been beautifully and sympathetically restored and there are many attractive areas to sit, eat, read and relax, with stunning views. The saline pool is just lovely and we also made good use of the home cinema area, where we lay watching from comfy cushions. Great books and board games too. Although there were only two of us, this would also be a perfect place for families or groups of friends and we can’t wait to return. Thank you.

Sarah, London

This is our second trip to Casa Pieratti and we have booked again for next year. Ali and Clare have restored this old farm house with beautiful simplicity. Their attention to detail and care for guests comfort and enjoyment, without fuss, is second to none. The views from the pool are stunning and we just lay about, read, swam and ate delicious food. We have never been back to the same place twice, let alone three times, but Casa Pieratti has worked its way into our souls! The delightfully affectionate neighbour’s cats are an added bonus!

Sweetpea, London

We had an absolutely magical stay in this fabulously comfortable and fun house. We spent hours in the pool, enjoyed the home cinema in the evenings and star gazing from the roof terrace. When we were able to tear ourselves away from the house and pool we explored the beautiful country walks that are all around the house and lead to beautiful villages or just through the hills. Citta di Castello - only ten minutes drive away - is a lovely small town with impressive churches and lots to discover around every corner. We couldn't have asked for a better holiday and we'll be booking for next year!

Jessica, London

Our second visit to beautiful Casa Pieratti. Over the past year the gardens have flourished and the poolside dry garden is looking wonderful. It's so peaceful here it's hard to tear yourself away but we did manage a trip to the bustling Saturday market in Città di Castello and a visit to the Burri collection in Palazzo Albizzini. The rest of the time we spent lounging by the pool, swimming, reading and enjoying the tranquillity and wonderful views. So many butterflies and amazing hummingbird hawk-moths hovering over the dry garden. Just idyllic.

John, London

Casa Pieratti is a gem, whether you use it as a base to explore the cities of Marche and Umbria or just to relax in profoundly peaceful, beautiful countryside by a generous-sized pool set in a lovely garden. The house itself has been lovingly restored retaining the charm and dignity of a traditional farmhouse but with all modern comforts. Highly recommended.

Tim, Great Easton

We had a fantastic stay at Casa Pieratti. The house is beautiful and very well equipped and the pool is quite fantastic, with stunning views over unspoilt countryside. A fairly remote spot, which suited us perfectly, though there are good restaurants within a short drive. We will be back again for sure!

Abigail, Skipton

What a glorious place. I have stayed in many rentals over the years and this really is the only one where you can't fault a thing taste-wise. It is exquisitely and lovingly set up for your holiday. Everything is elegant and comfortable and you can see that it is a real home, made with love. Only the best quality beds, sofas, sheets, equipment. The pool is lovely - saline - with a completely uninterrupted view. The planting is so pretty and the people who look after the house are so friendly, helpful and nice. Highlight: Lying in the bath and watching a projected movie with fantastic sound!

Amy, Lewes

I've visited this part of Italy many times over the years and it's rare to find a real gem like this place. It has everything that I need for a relaxing holiday, not least the pool and the amazing views. The rooms are all airy and large, the beds are excellent and the bathrooms are well up to scratch. Everything you need is either there already or is easy to get in the nearby town. All in all, I loved it and wouldn't hesitate to recommend - the cinema is a nice touch as well!!

Simon, London

Beautiful old house, lovingly restored with art director's eye for rustic simplicity, has breathtaking views over surrounding countryside. Well equipped kitchen. Comfy beds with Egyptian cotton linen. Rooms, including en suite bathrooms, are large and airy. Clean saline pool, bordered by lovely dry garden. Plenty of recliners and parasols by pool and in herb filled garden around the house. Al fresco dining table has wonderful view. Roof terrace for sunbathing/stargazing, home cinema, good wifi. Peaceful base for exploring the region or just chilling out. Property manager Roberto very helpful.

John, London

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The neighbourhood

Local points of interest from Alison Dominitz

  • Stunning views, fabulous pool and a airy tranquil house ( plus great beds and bed linen) Wine, pasta, home made pasta sauce and other essentials will be there for you on arrive. Our local housekeeper will greet you and show you around.
  • The nearest restaurant/bar is 3 km away. The historic walled town of Citta di Castello is 16 min drive down the hill. The town has a twice weekly market and there are plenty of bars, restaurants and supermarkets.
  • There are lots of places to visit including the medieval hilltop towns of Montone, Assisi and Anghiari. Montone hosts Terry Gilliam’s open air film festival in the town square in July. In Sansepolcro, the spectacular Palio takes place in early September
  • Firelies. butterflies, swifts and wild flowers in summer. Truffles in autumn ( Citta di Casstello truffle festival is in early November. In Montone it's at the end of October) .
  • There are wonderful walks in the area. Tennis is a 15 min drive. There's also a Terme nearby for massage/treatments. The kids playground at the village of Sasso ( 10 min drive) has climbing frames, paddle ball, wild swimming and waterfalls
  • You are less than an hour from Perugia, Arrezo and Gubbio. Arrezo has a huge antique market at the beginning of each month. Siena is less than 1 hour 30 minutes away, Florence is less than two hours. Lovely sea side beaches are 1 hour 50 mins away