About This Listing
The stylish ground floor apartment perfect for 2/4 people is surrounded by a beautiful garden flat with tall trees, flowers and bushes and a spectacular swimming pool .Close to the Umbrian art cities and gourmet italian cuisine.
The Climate: Warm, with generous sunshine
The Location: Beautiful hills of Umbria
The House: Built of solid ancient stone
The Swimming pool: Gently sloping steps, surrounded by garden, overlooking a stunning panorama
The Garden: Exotic scents and colors
The Vegetable Garden: Fresh and strictly organic seasonal veggies
The Olive Grove: Beauty and elegance, and a delicacy for the palate
The Life-style: Love and respect for nature; good food, good wine, good music, good books, good company…“la dolce vita”!
All of the above is available and ready for you to appreciate and enjoy.
-You will be in an environment equipped with all modern comforts surrounded by a stunningly beautiful landscape.
-You will be a short distance away from the shopping and entertainment available in a lively town.
-You will be in the center of Umbria, with easy access to some of the most beautiful cities in Italy.
We – and Casa Paradiso – look forward to seeing you here..!
The refined ground floor apartment, which forms part of this wonderful traditional Italian country house, is surrounded by glorious rolling hills, olive groves, vineyards and spectacular views. The apartment ,for 3 people, consists of a spacious living area, a bedroom, a small hallway that connects the living room, the bedroom and the bathroom, with shower,sink, toilet and bidet.
The whole apartment floors are original terracotta vintage as well as the doors, the kitchen area is composed of bench stone floor with terracotta handmade, in which they are the flat fires and a magnificent large sink carved from a single block of travertine.
The marble-topped table, a cupboard for utensils, chairs, wardrobe and chest of drawers in the bedroom,the cabinet in the bathroom, the mirrors are all antique late nineteenth century early twentieth century, restored with respect and attention.
The bedroom has a double bed that can be used as two single beds and in the large leaving there is a comfortable double sofa bed.
All windows and doors are fitted with mosquito nets and the windows are protected by iron bars of the type Franciscan.The rooms are equipped with fans.
The apartment is equipped with all modern comforts: taps mixers, kitchen fires with automatic starting of the engine, microwave, kettle, color TV with DVD player, wireless network and the washing machine .
We can enjoy tomatoes, chard, zucchini, salads of various kinds, peas, beans, broccoli and cauliflower, grapes, strawberries, depending on the season. We also collect from our belowed trees plums, peaches, apricots, apples and walnuts. The tranquil location is a heaven of peace and quiet while at the same time being very close to all amenities offered by the busy market town of Marsciano ( 7 minutes by car). The house is located about 12 km from the main road through the centre of Umbria linking Assisi (30 minutes), Perugia (20 minutes), Orvieto (40 minutes), Todi (15 minutes) and Spoleto (50 minutes).
Normally guests are welcome no earlier than 16 and check out is at 10 o'clock. A welcome pack of wine, water,milk, home made bread and oil extra virgin home produced is provided ...and a surprise... and the kitchen is supplied with basics such as tea, coffee, sugar etc..Notes on accommodation
In the apartment there is internet access and smoking is not permitted. The large house has two apartments: the largest is used very often by us and the smallest only from you, who will enjoy privacy, pool and relaxation surrounded by nature and its beauty.
We knows the Umbria's land for many years and we will be happy to suggest you itineraries and curiosity not always present in the guidebooks.The true meaning of our hospitality is to share with you the joy of living in a land so beautiful!
From March to October Umbria is full of festivals and music: it is a magical time to come for eating good food, drinking good wine and live a sweet life.... we expect you at Paradise Home
The apartment is on the groundfloor and is suitable for people with mobility problems but not suitable for wheelchairs.
The swimming- pool (12 x 4 meters) is shared with us when we are present and is opened from early May until late September. In the garden near swimming pool there is a gazebo with iron coloured table 4 iron chairs for eating and barbecue. Around swimming-pool there are 4 comfortable sunloungers. Comfortable chairs are available for those who want to read or relax under the shade of trees.
Around the property fields, groves of oaks and pines, a stream that forms a small lake, a ring of hills that lead up medieval castles, small villages with their steeples: nature and art. The beloved garden thanks us with a magnificent production of flower: among all the many varieties of roses and peonies.
The wood that we planted conteins native tree species such as oaks and holm oaks, fragrant trees such as linden and many others. .
During the summer and autumn bloom fairs and festivals in every village in Umbria with good food and traditional handicraft products :It's time to enjoy all this and we hope you take the opportunity,
In an hour fourty five you arrive in Ancona, and you're in the middle of the promontory of Mount Conero with its beautiful coastline and beaches where swimming, diving and surfing.
In twenty minutes you are on the Trasimeno lake's sandy beaches, where you can practice all water sportses
20 minutes from Perugia golf club. The Perugia Golf Club is located just 6 km from the center of the Etruscan city of Perugia. The field is a gently undulating par 72, the core of which dates from the late fifties. The club house is made from an old lime kiln, 1921, of which retains the imperious towers, guarding the path reminiscent of the English fields. The driving range, enriched by the inclusion of three-hole executive par 3, is made of laminated wood structure in a modern, welcoming the guests just inside the gate. An excellent restaurant, where you can taste typical Umbrian dishes in a pleasant atmosphere, complete the services available to members and guests.
Perugia 20 mins. Rome 1 hour 30 mins. Pisa 2 hours 30 mins. Ancona 1 hour 45 mins.Car hire or use of your car is essential for visiting the art cities and the wonderful natural places of surroundings.
Marsciano 7 mins., Perugia 20 mins., Assisi 30 mins. Orvieto 40 mins., Todi 15 mins., Spoleto 50 mins., S. Feliciano(lake Trasimeno) 20 mins., Arezzo 1 hour 10 mins., Florence 1 hour 40 mins., Cortona 1 hour,Sangemini 30 mins.,Castelluccio of Norcia and Norcia 1 hour,Gubbio 1 hour,Montefalco (red wine Sagrantino) and Bevagna about 30/40 mins, Civita of Bagnoregio 1 hour.
ABOUT MARSCIANO and SURROUNDINGS
Marsciano has supermarkets, banks, cinema, beauty salons and restaurants serving traditional Umbrian food. The first Sunday of each month in the village of Campello on Clitunno river has an antique market of the most beautiful and richest of the 'Central Italy,located just 40 minutes drive peacefully from the apartment.Using the same time you will arrive in Bevagna where every 3rd Sunday of the month there is a market in the streets of the Etruscan city.
Water sports at lake Trasimeno: the lake Trasimeno is the fourth largest lake in Italy within a 20 min. drive from your apartment. A popular pastime is to take a small ferry to one of its islands for lunch. For the more active,the lake offers a variety of water sport, such as sailing, wind-surfing and diving. In the surroundings of your apartment there are many factories that produce clothing and knitwear cashmire that sell directly to the public at low prices: the most famous is that of Brunello Cucinelli in the beautiful village of Solomeo. We are just on the "wine route of the Song", a vast area full of vineyards and companies who sell it.Some Companies invite you to visit their cellars and taste their wines for free. And it is possible to make an eco-tour through ancient vineyards and olive trees by jeep to 0 CO2 emissions from electric jeep.
Children and families will enjoy going to visit the City of the Sunday in Perugia: a playground on a hill inhabited by many animal species, with magical castles of fairy tales, crossed by a train;here you can ride a horse and experience the work typical of a farm. The park is also home to the oldest reptile in Europe.
In July there are two major events of entertainment and culture: the Umbria Jazz Festival in Perugia with the likes of Chuck Korea and Stefano Bollani ,and the International Festival of Two Worlds in Spoleto with performances of music, dance, opera, theater, cinema of great quality.
Do not miss a visit to San Gemini, one of the most beautiful medieval villages in Italy, with its church of the twelfth century, its superb bell tower, its squares, artisan shops and the magnificent 360-degree panorama of the Umbrian hills. Near Sangemini you will find the ruins of the ancient Roman city of Carsulae with architectural remains well preserved.
May 15 in Gubbio, a town where he lived S. Francis, each year repeats the extraordinary FESTIVAL of CERI, which attracts an international audience. From late May to mid-July you can watch the missed flowering of the Plain of Castelluccio di Norcia, which glows yellow, green, red, purple: the camera is a must;Norcia is also one of the top Italian culinary regarding meats, cheeses, homemade pasta, lamb and truffles.And Civita of Bagnoregio, the spectacular dying city ...and much more to see in person.
With the two bikes that we put at your disposal, you can reach pretty and ancient villages walking trails across green hills, fields and rivers.
We are at your disposal for information, updates and tips.
Dear guests you have a few areas around the house reserved exclusively to them, including a gazebo surrounded by climbing roses and jasmine with round table and chairs for outdoor picnics , chairs and coffee table on the parterre in front of the entrance of the house, another round table with chairs on the other side of the apartment that overlooks the pool and the sunset, But you can enjoy all the great garden, organic garden from which you can seize the seasonal produce such as tomatoes, eggplant, zucchini ... and then the beautiful pool between the blue sky and the green hills and meadows flowering
Interaction with Guests
My husband Franco and I try to be there to make sure that the holiday proceeds at its best, while ensuring privacy and intimacy. Often we give us dinners in the garden with our guests by cooking "means" and forever an aperitif at sunset the day before their departure. We have rally so many new true friends!
Dear Guest, Our house is located right at the heart of Umbria, close to all the wonderful cities such as Perugia, Spoleto, Orvieto, Todi, Spello, Assisi, 20-minute drive from Lake Trasimeno, the largest of central Italy , with its beaches and all water sports and surrounded by small medieval villages of stone, immersed in one of the most beautiful Italian countryside with their steeples and expanses of olive trees and vines !
Dear guest, you must not miss the frescoes by Giotto in Assisi, tagliatelle with wild boar sauce, a walk among the olive trees, a 'taste of chocolate in the "cioccolateria" of Corso Vannucci in Perugia, a trip to the lake Trasimeno, a visit to the theater the world's smallest, an evening at Umbria Jazz Festival in Perugia if you come in July and then a hundred other things that you will discover alone in contact with this wonderful land of art, good food, good wine ...
Dear guest, you will enjoy a convenient parking within our property that is fully fenced Dear guest, you will enjoy a convenient parking within our property that is completely fenced and for arriving from the airports of Rome, Perugia, Siena you must go through highways and expressways comfortable, and I will explain in detail the path giving the geographical coordinates.
Other Things to Note
For those who enjoy bike rides, we provide two mountain bikes with which to discover the surrounding areas between fields of wheat, sunflowers, vineyards, olive groves and small villages of stone and bell towers.
From May will open in Milan the EXPO, the International Exposition, where through the halls of the Nations of the World, the World itself would ponder on the food and how to ensure a healthy nutrition increasingly compatible with the respect of our Earth .. ..and there will be tasted good Italian food for all. With a high-speed train from Florence and / or Rome you get to Milan in 2/3 hours and you can take advantage of the Expo to visit the beautiful Umbria, its art, its culture, its nature and .... its good and famous cuisine!
We expect what we try to give: kindness, helpfulness, respect. comparison and confidence.
You breathe only pure air: smoking is not allowed inside the apartment.
We stayed at Carla's Country House for a much needed week's break. The apartment is beautiful - full of character, charm and with fantastic views of the Umbrian countryside. It's an oasis of peace and quiet. Carla has thought of everything - it was comfortable, clean and well equipped with all you need for your stay - you can happily sit back and relax!
Carla & Franco were great hosts - friendly, generous and helpful - and the personal touches of homemade and homegrown treats make it a very special place. Our only regrets were that we didn't get to spend more time with them during our stay, and it was a
shame the weather meant we didn't get to go for a dip in the pool!
Our week in the „Countryhouse“ by carla and franco was wonderful! From the first day on we felt comfortable. Carla and Franco showed up as the kind of hosts you wish –
starting with a very warm welcome (thank you carla for your homemade delicious lasagne;)) and ending with a heartily goodbye.
The countryhouse is a lovely oasis. In every corner you see the enthusiasm Carla and Franco invested, to build such a beautiful and cosy house. The rooms are affectionately arranged and are classy equiped. During our stay we where also very happy for cooling down in the very nice pool.
The „Countryhouse“ is conveniently located. Asissi and Perugia and all the other impressive medieval towns are in striking distance. Marschiano where you can find supermarkets is about 10 minutes by car.
All in all a wonderful place to feel at ease!
Carla and Franco, Thank you for your overwhelming guest-friendship. We will keep these wonderful days at „Countryhouse“ always in rememberance.
Tanja and Sven
About the Host, Carla
Together with my husband Franco we shared as a doctor, two wonderful grown children and our stone farmhouse between fields.We love the friends, the sun, good books, good music and animals. When we travel we try to make friends with the locals and with their cuisine. We are interested in the beauty of art and nature. We think that there can be no happiness except through the comparison and sharing.
Insieme a mio marito Franco abbiamo condiviso la professione di medico , due splendidi figli ormai grandi ed il nostro casale di pietra tra I campi.
Amiamo gli amici, il sole, I buoni libri , la buona musica e gli animali.
Quando viaggiamo cerchiamo di fare amicizia con gli abitanti del luogo e con la loro (website hidden) interessa la bellezza dell'arte e della natura.
Pensiamo che non ci possa essere felicità se non attraverso il confronto e la condivisione.