Apartment in XVIII century farmhouse in the heart of Italy

Apartment in XVIII century farmhouse in the heart of Italy

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2 Bedrooms
Sleeps 4
1 Bathrooms
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Our home

Our home is a characteristic XVIII century farmhouse with a wide private garden and swimming pool. It is located into historical centre of a rural village in a quite hilly area in the surrounding of Perugia (10 kms). It is the ideal place to spend a happy holiday. Our home is in the centre of Umbria and near the main Umbrian cities and at the border with Tuscany-Florence and Lazio-Rome.

It is a strategical place for those willing to comfortably visit the most important Umbrian and Central Italian art cities and it is an ideal base to discover nature, touring and Italian food. Around our home there is a large fenced park (about 3000 square metres) with lawn, olive trees, flowers and all kind of plants, fruit trees, maintained personally by ourself. This ancient house, in addition to nature and green, is finished and restored in compliance with the architectural style typical of the countryside of Umbria and it is perfect to relax. The farmhouse is divided into independent apartments in one of which our family lives.

We offer a 2nd apartment for home exchange. It is completely restored apartment (90 square meters) and is perfect for two people, or up to four if you have intimacy. It is located on the ground floor of the farmhouse. The apartment is an entire and most ancient open-plan at ground floor, without internal walls but it is divided by arches and mobiles.

It has 3 zones: a furnished kitchen, a 1st wide living zone with 1 single sofa-bed and 1 double sofa-bed, a 2nd living zone with 2 single beds (or 1 double) and a wide bathroom (with internal walls!). The bathroom has a shower maker, sink, bidet, toilet, washing machine inside for the exclusive use of guests; all sanitary are new and excellent condition. The apartment is equipped with heating and air conditioning, television, satellite, video, radio, CD system and free internet wi-fi.

In the apartment you can see all original elements such ancient stones, wooden beams, but also furniture combined with style and modern comfort. It is autonomous with an exit in front of the garden and the swimming pool. Is has all the necessary comforts for a complete daily life and it is perfect during the stay. The apartment is in excellent condition and the furniture is simple and welcoming.

The park is equipped with barbecue, hammock, table tennis, table for dinning outdoors, umbrella and chairs and private pool (12 x 4 meters, 1.5 meters high) only for private use and it is available only during the summer season.

Property features

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Who we are

  1. We are Bruno and Enza, a married couple with one daughter (16 years old).
    We are both professionals (semi-retired autonomous worker and biologist at University of Perugia) and we enjoy travelling when we are able to go away. In our farmhouse live one young dog (a splendid Border Collie) and two chickens ...that make fresh eggs!

    We live and work in Umbrian countryside, so that we wish to visit New York and European capital cities. Sorry but we cannot do simultaneous exchange. We have made some fantastic exchanges (Paris, London, Barcelona, S. Petersburg, Praha, Jerusalem, Budapest, Wein, Bratislava, Firenze, Sardegna, Salento, Sicily, Croatia, Andalucia, Venezia etc.) and we would done an home exchange to see another country as a resident - and allow someone to see ours.

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Where is it?

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The list of places that would be worthwhile to visit using our home as starting point is infinite. For the lovers of art, folklore and ancient traditions, the house is situated just a few kilometers from....

IN UMBRIA, however a car is essential:
- Perugia (10 Km) with Perugino’s masterpieces and a lot of beautiful events like Umbria Jazz or Eurochocolotate and more.
- Lago Trasimeno the fourth largest lake in Italy (17 Km) with 3 splendid islands.
- Assisi (27 km) the Francesco’s City and its medieval festival called “Calendimaggio”;
- Todi (28 km) described by Jacopone as 'the perfect city';
- Spoleto (40 km) where the “Festival of Two Worlds” takes place;
- Gubbio (40 km) where the “Corsa dei Ceri” takes place;
- Foligno (40 km) with the “Giostra della Quintana”;
- Orvieto (50 km) with its historical Cathedral and the famous San Patrizio's well

OUT OF UMBRIA with daily excursions:
- Arezzo 61 Kms,
- Siena 83 Kms,
- Firenze 120 Kms,
- Roma 125 Kms,
- Tirrenic Sea and Maremma 125 Kms,
- Adriatic Sea 130 Kms.
You may reach these by car, however we suggest a train ride of 1 - 1,30 hours, which is safe, comfortable, and stress free.

IN A FEW MINUTES you will arrive to railway station, supermarkets, banks, post offices, restaurants, pubs, chemist's shops, sport centers, Horse-riding lessons or excursions on horseback, Tennis Club, Perugia Golf Club 8 kms, Fishing 17 Kms, Thermal baths and Spa 30 Kms.

IN OUR VILLAGE: Tennis-court and football 500 ms, Escursions by feet or with bicycles (provided) 1 kms, Horse-riding lessons or excursions on horseback 500 ms.
The major riches of this area are the cultivation of olive and wine. You could taste the tipical umbrian food in many restaurants or trattorias or in a lot of village feasts.

Best restaurants
A lot of restaurants from 2 kms up to Perugia city centre
Favourite cafés
From 500 ms up to Perugia city centre
Where to go shopping
There are a lot of shops and supermarkets. Nearest one 500 ms
Your area's cultural and historical landmarks
Masterpieces of Perugino, Giotto, Beato Angelico, Benozzo Gozzoli and Piero della Francesca
Local walks
Around S. Biagio walking in the woods
Places you love to exercise
Everywere
Top day trips
Florence and Rome, Assisi, Spoleto etc. etc.

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