It’s wonderfully quiet in this wilder part of Northern Umbria, dense with green hills, oak and chestnut woods. In the gardens you’ll find shady spots, a south-facing pool for those who want sun all day and, even when it’s very hot, you’ll catch any breeze because you’re high up. The feel is remote but you’re just ten minutes from the charming town of Città del Castello for restaurants, shops and markets, or there are three guest bikes if you want to explore numerous trails from the house.
A roomy kitchen has all the gear and a large island so everyone can join in. Basics for cooking will be waiting along with all you need for a first breakfast. If you want more, just ask. Spread out over three sitting rooms, find a library full of books in English along with DVDs. The feel is one of a generous country home.
Take long walks, play games, do your yoga, collapse by the pool, doze in a hammock, listen to birdsong. This is balm for the soul.