The Black Truffle Lodge

Campello sul Clitunno, Perugia
Bed & Breakfast
+39 333 4985387

In the foothills of the Apennines, where time has stood still for 500 years, a unique full board place for families, foodies, and nature lovers


2 rooms


Rooms sleep 2

Children welcome

The Experience

Wind your way up the mountains to a remote farming hamlet grazed by sheep, and forests stuffed with truffles. Pettino has been in Francesca’s family since 1486.

Enjoying food is what this place is about: catching, picking, hunting and eating it. Game like you’ve never tasted, olive oil, pecorino, porcini, and, at breakfast, sweet fresh bakes. After hunting truffles with Mac and a dozen hounds, you watch Francesca making pasta as the cousins slice prosciutto and grill bruschetta. Whatever you do here, you feel included. It’s a family paradise, and under 16s are free.

The suites (just two) combine rusticity with luxury and masses of space. Revel in double showers, private jacuzzis, and a complimentary stock of local wines. There are daybeds for kids, mezzanines for parents, sunsets for terraces, and logs for fires.

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We think you'll love

  • The contrast between luxury living, and a sustainable world guided by tradition
  • Discovering the joys of real, local food
  • The exciting and authentic truffle hunt experience
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You should know

  • Pettino is a farm with animals that roam
  • It is best to forget about your car and your mobile phone
  • Full board only


  • 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
  • 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
Check out
By 11am
This property is part of a working farm or vineyard.
Owner has pets
Animals living on the property
Restaurants 20-minute drive.


Nightly price
from €450
Sofabeds available. Children aged 16 to 18: €75 per night per person. Extra adult: €225 per night per person.
2 Suites for 2
From €450



A most unique stay is guaranteed, a real learning experience if you simply let go and let Francesca and Mac along with their team of relatives lead the way as they share their way of life with traditions so strong that they have lasted for 500 years. Between truffle hunts and sheep grazing walks, look forward to returning to your cosy suite for some very sweet dreams in this special retreat.

Nicole, Sawday's inspector

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The neighbourhood

There are no restaurants nearby, nor shops: just nature. The surrounding mountains teem with foxes, deer, hare, wild boar, wolves, porcupines, woodcock, partridge and pheasant. Besides the truffle hunt (which includes a mid-morning truffle snack and a glass of prosecco), you can hunt game, go clay shooting, or help shepherd sheep - a unique way to unwind. You can also book up a hot air balloon flight over Umbria.


Mac Ryde

Mac, a young sheep-farmer from New Zealand, and Francesca, whose family has lived here forever, are attentive, charming, and love what they do. As is Fabiola, who knows her stuff, and is the prime carer of guests. Francesca and Mac, who share this unique world along with other family members, have two children of their own. To run Cucina di Pettino is their dream - and they do it supremely well