14th century house facing Assisi

Entire home/apt
5 Guests
2 Bedrooms
5 Beds

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Casa Foresti: an ancient house with a warm feeling, located in a quiet medieval village on top of a green hill in the center of the region. As hosts, we do our best to have our guest experience Umbria off the path - our reviews speak by themselves...

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Bettona, medieval village on top of a hill covered with olive trees

Bettona, medieval village on top of a hill covered with olive trees

The Space
Room type: Entire home/apt
Accommodates: 5
Bedrooms: 2
Bathrooms: 1.5
Beds: 5
Check In: 4:00 PM
Check Out: 10:00 AM
Pet Owner: Cat(s)


Extra people: $18 / night after 2 guests
Cleaning Fee: $35
Security Deposit: $176
Weekly Price: $562 /week
Monthly Price: $1545 /month
Cancellation: Strict


The Space

Hello traveler! Looking for a cosy and elegant base to relax and explore the beautiful landscapes, tastes and cultural heritage of Umbria - the region nicknamed "The Green Heart of Italy"? We're glad you found this page, and ready to welcome you!

/// Please note: if you don't find availability for the dates you need, please consider our other wonderful apartment in the same building... just click on our profile picture on the right and scroll down to find it under "listings". Thank you! ///

Guest Access

"Casa Foresti" is a 4-rooms, 120sq/m apartment with garden inside a 14th century building (renovated in 2009); it's located in the historic centre of Bettona, a lovely medieval village resting on top of a green hill coated in olive groves. Finely furnished and decorated, equipped with Wi-Fi, TV, hairdryer, dishwasher, washing machine, bed linen, towels and (we hope!) everything you might need to have in your own house, it's just the perfect place for your stay, offering you...

relax in the typical barrel-valuted living room;
fun while trying your cooking skills with real italian food in the lovely kitchen;
a beautiful dining room with wide windows overlooking the ancient etruscan walls
and a small terrace on the walls for an aperitivo while admiring the sunset on the hills.

Our comfortable holiday house, with room for up to 5 people (two communicating bedrooms), is the ideal option for a pleasant stay in Umbria, ensuring you moments of rest and relax between visits to the precious historic and cultural jewels of which Umbria is rich, either in the well-known cities like Assisi and Perugia and the “minor” centres to discover.

Interaction with Guests

On top of this, we - the Foresti family - really enjoy to get to know a little our guests by offering something to make their stay unique.
If we have time and if you wish to, we'll be glad to show you around some hidden spots in the local area, have you over for dinner or take you to a local winery, cheesemaker, restaurant or cultural event - obviously free of charge! My son Francesco speaks very good English and my wife Anna is available if you'd like to get some Italian cooking lessons. We'll do our best to make you feel really at home - of course without being invasive - so feel free to ask us about interesting destinations nearby, as well as restaurants or other local attractions! We live just upstairs of the apartment...

We'll be glad to help you get the best this region has to offer. Giorgio, Anna, Francesco and Lucilla Foresti are pleased to welcome you in their home for a pleasant stay in Bettona!

The Neighborhood

Bettona, is a beautiful small village of 300 people of Etruscan (4th century BC) and medieval origin, set on a hill overlooking Perugia and Assisi. Although tiny, in town you will find three restaurants, two bars, a small grocery shop with homemade food, a deli shop, a city museum, an international library, a multi-sport complex and, quite often, some social events where people gather to eat all together.

Bettona is quite close to every interesting destination in Umbria:
it is just 16 km far from Assisi, home of St. Francis and UNESCO Heritage Site;
5 km from Torgiano, renown worldwide for its precious wines;
10 km from Deruta, famous for its ceramics;
17 km from Bevagna, the town that turns medieval for the whole month of June;
20 km from Perugia, largest city in the region, seat of a large University for foreigners and with a young nightlife in its historic center;
22 km from Spello, 24 km from Montefalco, 26 km from Foligno, 33 km from Todi, 55 from Spoleto, each one a different medieval pearl to explore;
and 45 km from the shores of Trasimeno Lake and its wonderful tiny islands.

In one hour of travel by car it’s possible to reach every destination in Umbria. If you're up for longer travels, Siena, Firenze and Roma are all within two hours.

Getting Around

Public transportation isn't that great in Umbria, we recommend renting a car (either in Perugia airport, 15km away, or Perugia train station) to experience Umbria at its best.

Parking spots are always available not more than a minute away from the house. At the moment of booking we provide a map of Bettona with everything the village has to offer and a map of Umbria with our favourite landmarks.

Other Things to Note

Just to be sure you won't have surprises when you arrive in Casa Foresti: being an old medieval house, the plan is circular and the two bedrooms are communicating; that means that in order to reach the living room and the bathroom, guests staying in the second bedroom can either pass through the first bedroom or through the patio (few steps outside). See the last picture (house plan).

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House Rules

Just the basic ones:

- PLEASE NOTE: Check-in is after 4pm, check-out before 10am. If you need to arrive earlier, PLEASE make sure to let us know in advance.

- The second bedroom can be arranged with two single beds or a double bed. Please let us know which arrangement you need, or you will find the two single beds by default.
- bed linen and towels are provided.
- no smoking inside the house, but there's an ashtray in the garden.
- in case of key loss, 25€ will be taken from your deposit.

- the most important: enjoy your stay!

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Safety Features
Smoke Detector
Carbon Monoxide Detector
First Aid Kit
Safety Card
Fire Extinguisher
Lock on Bedroom Door

2 nights minimum stay

A stove for the (few) cold evenings, and a view of the wooden beam ceiling

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About the Host, Anna & Giorgio

Anna & Giorgio
Bettona, Italy
Member since June 2011
Response rate: 100% (past 90 days)
Response time: within a few hours


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