Incredibly located only metres away from the historic centre of the Etruscan Perugia, this wonderful apartment offers terraces, views and stunning garden.
Just a short distance (100mt) from the ancient “doors” of city of Perugia, this beautiful home is a true jewel. Only newly made available for rental, the apartment is situated on the 3rd (top) floor of a large restored farmhouse with medieval origins.
The apartment has independent access through an external stairwell covered in wisteria.
It is a large apartment (100 square metres) with a spacious bright living/dining room and open kitchen.
Two bedrooms; one with king bed, the other one with twin beds, one 90cm and one 120cm large, each have an en suite bathroom. If you need a baby-cot it is available.
The apartment has an East facing terrace, perfect to enjoy breakfast, and a “covered” West facing terrace, ideal for al-fresco dinners.
All linens for bed/bathroom and for the kitchen will be provided.
The area is very peaceful, set in a green surrounding with flowers and olive trees, although in the middle of town. (I'm very fortunate to live here all year.)
Upon arrival, I will make sure that you'll find all that you need: coffee, milk, sugar, salt, oil, a pack of pasta and tinned tomatoes, bread and jam.
The kitchen is fully equipped with micro-wave, toaster, boiler and coffee-machine.
So do not worry about anything and start enjoying this beautiful heart of Italy.
And upon your return enjoy a bottle of complementary wine.
The apartment is situated at walking-distance to the Universities (Italian Uni.+Uni. for Foreigners) and the city centre.
Within the neighbourhood, at less than 10 minutes’ walk, you’ll find the tennis club, the swimming centre, and the mini metro’, which can easily take you to a number of destinations. A 15 minutes’ drive takes you to the golf courses and the equestrian centre.
Perugia is a stunning town and is also incredibly located. Some of the most beautiful Italian sites are only a short drive/train ride away. From Perugia you can easily do day trips by bus/train/car to: Assisi, Spoleto, Gubbio, Lago Trasimeno, Spello, Siena, Firenze and the National Parc of Monti Sibillini.
I love having guests and will be at your disposition for advice on day-trips, places where to eat and even offer Italian cooking lessons.
Interaction with Guests
You want to learn how to cook Italian with me? Just come down to my apartment and I will help you!
Umbria is one of the less spoilt regions of Italy. And in consequence, less touristy.
Parking just outside the house.
I usually pick up my guests at the train station as you arrive either by train or by air.
No smoking inside, but you can smoke on the terraces!
It is requested that utilities be used in a reasonable manner.
Use the house as if it was your own.
Extra bed can be added in the living room,(for free. ( f.ex. for a child)
If you need a baby-cot it is free.
Parking is easy just outside the gate.
Where to start to describe our stay in Perugia! From the first contact with Cecilia, she was so helpful, prompt and approachable with any query prior our arrival. Then on arrival, she collected us from the train station and even presented us with a tasty lasagna at the house, as well as wine, coffee and other provisions! She had a good supply of maps and information on the area and gave us many suggestions on the best places to visit. The home was exactly as the listing described, bright and spacious and beautifully decorated. We had been travelling for over 6 weeks up to this point and to spend the remaining time of our European holiday in this beautiful space, perfectly located for exploring the historic aspect of Perugia and beyond, was ideal. She further made our time in Perugia memorable by inviting us to share a meal in her beautiful home - it was a wonderful personal touch which we really enjoyed. We would highly recommend staying at Cecelia's home to experience everything that is Italy - history, warmth of the people and food!!
Cecilia è stata un'ospite molto gentile e premurosa. Il suo appartamento è grazioso, pulito e molto confortevole. In 15 minuti si arriva al Duomo e in altrettanti si è sulla superstrada per visitare l'Umbria. L'arredamento è molto curato e c'è del verde intorno a casa. da raccomandare, grazie mille Cecilia.
Our 5 night stay was perfect from start to finish. Cecilia picked us up at the bus station (very kind of her) & was a perfect host - responsive, yet otherwise invisible. The apt itself is indeed unique, large & bright, tastefully decorated & very quiet - except for the occasional barking dog. Cecilia invited me in for a Limoncello on our last night so I got to see the rest of the house (which was gorgeous) & learn about its history. Our daughter lives in Perugia Centro, way up in the mountains, whereas this place is down in the valley & we might not have experienced this area at all had we not stayed here. With the escalators, our daily walk to meet her was easy & really lovely. A fabulous stay & we hope to go back. Thanks, Cecilia!
La maison de Cécilia est un endroit formidable, très bien décorée proche du centre ville, son accueil a été très chaleureux à notre arrivée des pâtes, une bouteille de vin, du parmesan nous attendaient. Nous avons apprécié sa terrasse, les 2 chambres avec chacune sa salle de bain. Pérouse a été un super découverte tant sur le plan architectural que gastronomique. Encore merci Cécilia pour ce bon moment
What a lovely stay we had!
Our first holiday with our little one (besides family visits). Really nice to have our own place, very spacious and with lots of things for our little one to discover, while still safe. Two comfortable rooms, lovely spacious ans light living, everything you need it there.
Other have already written this too, but love to repeat how lovely to be welcomed by Cecelia, her tips and suggestions and fresh vegetables.
In short: highly commented!
Cecilia's genuine concern for the well being of her guests is something rarely found with holiday accommodation. The apartment allows for an independent stay which we very much appreciated with the proviso we could easily call on somebody should we need help and information of any kind. The main living area is spacious and well provided with natural light and kitchenette with the added benefit of balcony terraces at each end. The light Scandinavian touch to the decor provided a comfortable simplicity. All in all we had a most enjoyable stay and look forward to returning in the not too distant future.
Cecilia was a wonderful and thoughtful host. She gave us great navigation tips, loaned me a rain jacket and useful ideas about what tho see in the area.
We loved the light and airey apartment, we also liked that there were some basics on arrival like olive oil, butter, pasta , salt and pepper....
The apartment is gorgeous and the gardens are sublime. An added bonus are her two dogs, they joined us for breakfast each morning and kept us company.
The location is outside the old city walls and a good climb up.....good exercise.
We used the apartment as a base to visit other hill towns and found it very convenient.
Thanks to Cecilia and Petra who looked after us so well.
We hope to return.
Ciao! my name is Cecilia and it is now a couple of years that I decided to make the third floor of my home available for rental. I have so much enjoyed this first period of renting, since you have all become personal friends! And some of you have also come back again and again!
I have lived in Perugia for over 40 years and love this corner of the world with its traditions, natural and historical beauty and culinary feasts. Umbria is the Italian region with a perfect balance of great locations, friendly people, good quality of life, safe cities, medieval villages, superb food and wine....a kind of paradise! Perugia is a real jewel, narrow medieval streets, wonderful restaurants, good wine and olive oil, along with hundreds of great locations to visit within less than 30/40 minutes by car/train. If you decide to come here, I will be delighted to suggest itineraries, places to visit and share with you a bit of real Italian life. I would be delighted to also show you how to cook some Italian specialties, as cooking is my passion! Hope to meet you soon, Cecilia