About this listing
A full immersion in the Italian lifestyle, focusing on wine, olive oil and food tasting in undiscovered and unspoilt Umbria. Our guests become part of an Italian family and enjoy nature and the pleasures of life lived slowly
Charming 17th century stone farmhouse with pool. Built on a hill, Casale San Bartolomeo overlooks a wide valley. Located in the middle of Umbria, halfway between Todi and Perugia, Casale San Bartolomeo is only 1,40 hr from Rome and Florence
The house is laid out on two floors: the ground floor hosts the breakfast room with an ancient log fireplace and a living room with another fireplace, a big library, sofa and Sat TV; while the five bedrooms, each with private en-suite bathroom with shower, are on the first floor.
For our guests we have three double rooms and two triple: Room with a view, Mansfield Park, Wuthering Heights, Jane Eyre and Barry Lyndon.
To enrich your holiday we offer different kind of solutions depending on the season you choose for join us and your needs: at Casale San Bartolomeo you can use our panoramic swimming pool, to take Italian cooking classes and/or Italian lesson;
In the surrounding area you can have wine and food tasting, riding horses, trekking and mountain biking, rafting in the Marmore falls.
Interaction with Guests
Enjoy our Home-Cooked Meals and not a problem if you have special dietary needs:
Your stay includes breakfast with homemade jam, natural yoghurt, honey beekeeper, muesli and more
It is also possible to have a typical Umbrian dinner in our home but…..we are not a restaurant!!
We offer family style home cooked meals (healthy and delicious) in the evenings.
Our dishes are prepared by my self in our family kitchen and the ingredients are usually the same we use for our own meals. Our dinner is organized on the basis of a concept of hospitality in a private house, open to all those who appreciate healthy and want to stay in a simple, relaxed atmosphere.
All guests have to choose a fixed menu. Specify if you require a special diet (vegetarian, gluten-free, lactose-free; etc.) and what you don’t like, for example, garlic, onion, pepper, red pepper, wild boar, rabbit, etc)
Choose your favorite menu:
Classic Menu: This is a fixed menu that includes an appetizer, a first, a second, fruit and drinks
Gluten free and/or Vegetarian menu: This is a fixed menu that includes an appetizer, a first, a second, fruit and drinks
Kids menu: pasta with tomato and meatball or hamburger
Baby menu: pasta with tomato and fruit
Front of us only hills, behind there is a forest. Our neighbors are almost a km away but it can happen to run into squirrels, deer, foxes, owls
Discover Umbria country living and our old medieval towns. Todi, Perugia, Assisi, Montefalco, Bevagna, Orvieto, Spoleto and the Trasimeno lake are all less than 50 minutes.
We are only 3km from Marsciano, a pretty village with many shops and excellent local restaurants.
You need a car!
Other Things to Note
We offer wine and food tours; cooking courses; Italian lessons; free wifi
Casale San Bartolomeo is a great place for a family holiday! We welcome children and offer a number of facilities For this reason we welcome kids and offer a number of facilities to meet the needs of very young children - great for family holidays.Don’t bother to bring any toys as we can let you use our kids'
We are happy to have you as our guest!
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We had a very short, but wonderful stay. Fabulous location, great home cooked food and a very warm welcome. Highly recommended.
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We had a wonderful long weekend at Gabriele's house! It is a beautiful place in the middle of nowhere, very quiet, with a great swimming pool and offering a wonderful breakfast. By car you can easily join numerous lovely villages and small towns around and eat great food. Definitely we loved staying there with our baby and we will come back as soon as possible!
Gabriele was a wonderful host. We had a lovely time at Casale San Bartolomeo. The dinner he made was also very good! We felt really at ease here! The only minor thing was that it was very hot ( the Italians where also complaining) and there was no air conditioning. The fan was ok but it still was quite hot in our room (Camera con vista). We traveled with our son of a year and a half and Gabriele even made dinner for him! Thanks!
We had a great stay at Gabriel's place. He was a gracious and informative host. The breakfast was delicious and the view exquisite. Serenity and quietude are in abundance in this Tuscan home. The views of the surrounding countryside take your breath away. We are very glad we stayed here.
Il casale è molto bello ancora di più che nelle foto e Gabriele e sua moglie sono stati molto cortesi e pieni di suggerimenti su come muoversi per l'Umbria. Un'esperienza molto positiva
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About the Host, Gabriele
Qualche anno fa abbiamo deciso di lasciare la città e di trasferirci in campagna per regalare ai nostri bimbi aria pura e tanto verde intorno. Vogliamo condividere con voi questo privilegio, cercando di far sentire subito a casa i vostri bimbi e contribuendo così al benessere di tutta la famiglia.
Who has not, at least once in his life, thought "I wish I could leave this crazy city life behind and move to the country"?
Our family has been lucky enough to do it for real.
After years of battling traffic and city smog, we were persuaded that the time had come to return to the simple, genuine pleasures of nature and the saner rhythm of a more rural life. And so, we sold our city apartment and began looking for our own paradise. After months of searching, we happened upon the charming old casale (stone farmhouse) of San Bartolomeo. It was love at first sight! We decided to buy it and make San Bartolomeo our country refuge.
Now our dream is to share this wonderful place with our friends and all those who love nature and elegant simplicity, who seek out fine, traditional local cooking, and who know how to appreciate the peace that surrounds us here.
We are waiting to welcome you!
Anna, Gabriele, Giorgia e Giulia
A chi non è capitato, almeno una volta nella vita, di pronunciare le fatidiche parole: " mollo tutto e vado a vivere in campagna" ? Noi abbiamo avuto la fortuna o forse l'incoscienza di farlo davvero. Dopo anni passati a misurarci con il traffico e lo smog cittadino ci convinciamo che è giunto il momento di tornare al piacere della natura, al gusto delle cose semplici e genuine, una sensazione che solo la campagna sa offrirti. Così vendiamo le nostre proprietà e dopo mesi di faticosa ricerca ci imbattiamo casualmente in un luogo incantevole, Casale San Bartolomeo: è amore a prima vista!
Decidiamo subito di acquistarlo e di risistemarlo per farne il nostro nuovo rifugio.
Adesso il nostro sogno è condividere queste sensazioni con i nostri amici e con tutti coloro che amano la natura, la semplicità e l'eleganza, che sanno ascoltare la pace e amano gli antichi sapori.
Anna e Gabriele, Giulia e Giorgia