San Giovanni di Montenero

Ponte Pattoli, Perugia
Bed & Breakfast
+39 0755 941213
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The brickwork on the windows creates a play of light on summer afternoons, in this oh-so-romantic Umbrian hideaway for couples only


1 room


Rooms sleep 2

The Experience

You are high in the wooded hills here, yet wonderfully close to the road to Perugia. The old house was in a parlous state when Carol and Antonio found it, now it is immaculate, much-loved, and fringed with tousled roses and lavender. Your bedroom suite is in the house but feels super private. There’s a tile-floored sitting area on the ground floor and the bedroom is above – a cosy nest under chunky beams reached by an open planked stair. A rustic piece of oak makes a fabulous shelf, sweet baskets are stuffed with dried flowers, the sun-dappled wet room is a beauty, and all is fresh, pale and peaceful. French windows open to your own grassy patch where you can sit overlooking the pool – or watch the sun set over Monte Tezio. The pool and garden are to share and the breakfasts are delicious: fresh cornetti, homemade ciambelle, tomato bruschetta, Carol’s cherry jam. Warm, friendly and creative, your hosts live here with their young family and bouncy lab. Fish in the Tiber just down the road, visit Gubbio and Assisi. What’s more, Carol paints majolica ware, beautifully – ask about classes.


  • 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
  • Spa
  • Central heating
  • Limited mobility
  • Wheelchair access
  • Mobile reception
  • Hob
  • Bar
  • Barbecue
  • Licensed premises
  • 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
  • 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
From 4pm
Check out
Booking restrictions
Minimum stay 2 nights.
10 December - 10 February.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Owner has pets
Animals living on the property
Dinner €35. Nearest restaurant 3km.


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


If luxury is guest care, what we have experienced in these days is super luxury. The attentions of Carol, Antonio and their family, the care, the rich and beautiful breakfasts, the gluten-free bread and homemade cakes to satisfy a celiac guest, their discreet presence but always attentive and warm, the many advice to enhance the excellence of their rich territory. Thank you Carol and Antonio for having decided to allocate this portion of your beautiful house to welcome guests!

Raffaella, Torino, Italy

Staying here was such a wonderful treat. It was perfect in every way. Peace and tranquility, fabulous food and such friendly hosts. It was like staying with friends but we also had our privacy. We really will be back we hope. If you get the chance to stay here do- you will not regret it.

Hilary, Edinburgh

Our stay with Carol and her family was unforgettable. The B&B was decorated brilliantly and left in all its authenticity. The breakfast and meals were so full of taste, inspired and yet simple, it's incredible how she manages to do this all. Although we don't want to many people discovering this gem, we must say that it is one of the nicest places we ever stayed.

Viooltje, Axel

This was one of the nicest B & 's we have ever stayed in. Every comfort both inside and outside. Stunning views, a gorgeous pool, everything it says on the tin and more. Carol and her lovely family went out of their way to offer us a home from home experience and cooked the most delicious evening meals on both nights. We could not recommend San Giovanni di Montenero higher.

Fi, Edinburgh

We had a really lovely time at San Giovanni. It was like staying in a private villa, with a beautiful swimming pool surrounded by fragrant rosemary and views all to ourselves and no need to have to see other people's ghastly tattoos. Carol was so friendly, it was like staying with old family friends, without having to feel we were invading each others privacy. I would highly recommend staying here to enjoy this lovely area. Tips from Carol and her husband added to the quality of our experience, as does her lovely crockery some of which we purchased and which now graces our home.

Mark, Norwich

Amazing place and amazing hosts! We had the most relaxing time during our stay - the room was lovely; the breakfast was spot-on and the views were epic! Carol and Antonio kept us fed and watered during our stay and made some great recommendations for places to visit and go for food. Thank you to the whole family (including Jake the lab) for making our stay so memorable!

Andrew, London

The perfect Umbrian home away from home. Nestled into the hills the B&B is close enough to explore but far enough away to relax. Spacious, beautifully decorated apartment with no detail overlooked by the warm and welcoming hosts. I'm already looking forward to coming back!


This is a perfect place to stay in a beautiful part of Italy. Carol and her family were extremely welcoming and helpful, but at the same time weren't intrusive. The room was spacious and interesting, as well as being very comfortable. Breakfast was delicious and served on an idyllic terrace. We would love to return.


My wife and I recently spent 5 nights at San Giovanni. The description on the main page is absolutely accurate but what it struggles to convey is the warmth of the welcome from Carol & Antonio, and how perfectly they look after you. Nothing is too much trouble and you can be as private as you want to be or you can become a "guest of the family". The private suite is very comfortable, the setting is lovely and there are excellent restaurants with Umbrian cuisine nearby. If you are looking for the perfect B&B for two people in Umbria, look no further than this! 10/10


We have had a wonderful stay at San Giovanni di Montenero. The apartment looked very nice, the swimming pool was great and so was the garden. Carol and Antonio were very nice company and they made us feel more than at home, providing us with many ideas and tips for sight seeing etc. Surely a beautiful and comfortable B&B, on a very quiet, yet central location in Umbria.


Carol and Antonio gave us a really warm welcome. The accommodation was very charming and cosy (the bed in particular was really comfy). Loads to see in the surrounding area and all in all we had a fabulous time.


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The neighbourhood

Local points of interest from Carol Brannigan

  • Breakfast's my favourite time of day & I like everything to be perfect, especially the pottery! Every morning, a new pattern designed & hand painted by me inspired by the surroundings, lavender, rosemary, sage, the longer you stay the more you get to see!
  • Upon request I organize maiolica painting classes & demonstrations showing you how maiolica is decorated. From the 'spolvero' used for making frescoes, to the fine detailed painting using sometimes only a 3 haired brush! All my designs are unique.
  • We are located on top of a hill just moments from Monte Tezio, with many wonderful walks to enjoy & breathtaking views over the whole area. It's perfect for mountain biking and its challenging hills are very popular with cyclists from all over!
  • Both my husband & I love cooking, we're a bit of a team, I do the antipasti, focaccia, puds, he, the Italian is great with the risotto & pasta. Typical local dishes, or something more oriental, you decided, all in relaxed surroundings, very homey indeed!
  • Our B&B offers peace & tranquility in a beautiful setting overlooking our 15m salt water pool with views of castles & hamlets, minutes from the centre of the medieval hilltop town Perugia, perfect for visiting Umbria Jazz in July or a simple evening out.
  • Our new wood burner is perfect for a chilly evening in Spring or Autumn. Come back to relax upstairs in the cosy loft under the blankets with the fire slowly burning away downstairs. I'll light it for you on request, wood is included in the price.