This farmhouse in the middle of woods has the sense of a home where many happy times were had. Discreet, charming Luciano inherited it from his parents and lives in the 16th-century tower above the guest rooms – along with his elegant greyhound and sleepy cat.
Luciano insists his guests feel like friends and make themselves at home. The bedrooms are separated by a living area, so you have lots of privacy, while breakfast is served convivially around a massive wood table under a wisteria-covered pergola: fruit, cakes, homemade jams, bread and cheese.
Relax in the pleasingly wild English-style garden filled with aromatic plants, vines, ferns and climbing roses, swim in the oval-shaped pool. The nearest hamlet is three kilometres away and there’s a good restaurant in Collesecco (five kilometres), otherwise you’re well placed for the delights of central Umbria – Todi, Spoleto, Deruta, Perugia and Assisi.