Tucked behind a hill cloaked with vines, olives and woodland, this rambling stone house has a secluded countryside feel yet is just 15 minutes’ drive from Perugia.
Anna lives in the other half of the house and loves to share her local knowledge. Choose breakfasts from an a la carte menu and eat at separate tables in the conservatory or on the shaded patio; ask about light lunches and three-course dinners using vegetables and herbs from the garden. The cosy guest sitting room has drinks, books, games and music, so if you’re stuck indoors you’ll feel at home.
There are plenty of peaceful spots in the garden for reading, perhaps under the rose-covered arbour, or you can take a dip in the swimming pool. Anna can give you an itinerary for exploring the local area – abbeys, cookery courses, vineyards for wine tastings – including the extraordinary Tenuta Castelbuono, which is housed within an enormous copper sculpture.