Casale del Vecchio

Montecchio di Giano dell'Umbria, Perugia
Bed & Breakfast


Tastefully furnished farmhouse set in the Umbrian countryside with a charming host, gloriously rambling garden and a swimming pool

Bed

3 beds

Bedroom

3 rooms

Sleeps

Rooms sleep 2

The
Experience

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.

Casale del Vecchio - Gallery

We think you'll love

  • The beautiful art, antiques, books and history
  • Being in such a tranquil place immersed in nature
  • Discovering the authentic Umbria with plenty for food and wine lovers
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You should know

  • This is a well-lived-in home with some time-worn corners
  • You will need a car for restaurants and shops
  • The house is reached down an unmade road

Essentials

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

Family friendly

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

Nearby

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

Activities

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

Information
& pricing

Booking information

Check in
Flexible
Check out
By 11.30am
Booking restrictions
Minimum stay: 2 nights.
Closed
Christmas, New Year, Easter, 10 August - 20 August, 1 December - 31 December, 1 January - 28 February.
Owner has pets
Animals living on the property
Meals
Dinner by arrangement, 3 courses, €40 per person. Breakfast included. Restaurants 5km.

Pricing

Nightly price
from €120
2 Doubles
From €120
1 Suite for 2
From €150

Reviews

Luciano's divine family home is generously open to guests who seek an authentic ambience, comfortable and inviting yet full of precious treasures. I was especially entranced by the rich setting and colours of walls deepened with time, contrasting with the rustic setting of the surrounding woods. Slow travel theme reigns here with activities such as following the hiking trails, exploring neighbouring hamlets, attending a local town festival, sitting down with locals at a nearby trattoria.

Nicole, Sawday's inspector

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Location

The neighbourhood

The nearest hamlet to the house, Montecchio, is about 3 km from the house and home to maybe ten families overall. There is a small bar/general store here, run by Roberto, who is passionate about his hometown – ask him to open up the small church of San Francesco, which has traces of 14th-century frescoes, and the small museum with remains of a Roman villa. Montefalco’s prestigious wineries are about 15km away; Spello with its flower festival in May is also about 15km, and during the summer months there are some great festivals with a focus on gastronomy, particularly truffles.

Local points of interest from Luciano Chianese

  • The area boasts some of Umbria's finest wineries, all of which welcome visitors to taste their produce and enjoy the views of the surrounding countryside
  • A number of Umbria's most beautiful Medieval towns are within half an hour's drive from Casale del Vecchio: Assisi, Todi, Foligno, Spello, Spoleto, Perugia and Orvieto
  • With its dramatic landscape and strong tradition of religious mysticism, the Valnerina offers some of the region's most perfectly preserved hamlets as well as outdoor tourism activities such as kayaking, rafting and horse riding
  • Running from the third week of June until mid-July, the Spoleto Festival is one of Italy's oldest arts festivals, just over half an hour's drive from Casale del Vecchio
  • Although small in scale, the PanOpera festival of Panicale is highly regarded among opera lovers and takes place in one of Umbria's loveliest towns, which boasts an early 19th century theatre of miniature proportions
  • One of the world's most renowned jazz festivals, Umbriajazz takes place in various locations in Perugia in July

Introducing

Luciano Chianese

Luciano’s parents bought the house in the 1970s, and he was born and raised here until the age of ten when he went to boarding school in London. His parents were antique dealers with a shop in one of Rome's most prestigious streets, and later become involved in film set decoration. Luciano is a translator and works from home.