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VILLA VELIA - BED AND BREAKFAST, Italian family living in the heart of Italia!
A charming two-story home with a breathtaking balcony view of the Italian countryside, Villa Velia is located on a hilltop in the Collepepe suburb of Perugia.
Upon your arrival your native Italian/American hostess, Velia, will welcome you with love, peace, and a cappuccino.
You will fall in love with Perugia! Umbria is located in Central Italy, designated as "The World's Sexiest Small City" in the November, 2008 issue of "National Geographic Traveler". Perugia oozes with love and romance, from the Baci chocolates, with their sweet messages of amore, to the Vicolo Baciadonne, “The Street of Kisses”, where a kiss is mandatory. After all, "baci" means kisses in Italian.
Nothing says love in Perugia like food. Perugians have an on-going love affair with pasta, lasagna, sheep milk cheese and truffles. Traveling through Italy is a culinary delight because each province has its own cooking style and repertoire of dishes. Perugia abounds with pastry shops, restaurants and numerous gelato shops. Umbria is blessed with choice ingredients, freshwater fish, pork, lamb or game and a special local olive oil that lends itself to gastronomical delights along with the black truffles growing on the hillsides.
Perugia is a historic city, with a university, a national museum, churches and castles that date back to the Renaissance. You can take day trips to Assisi "the City of Peace" with the snow-topped Dolomiti Mountains, Il Palazzo dei Consoli in Gubbio, and Spoleto with its Roman theatre founded over 2000 years ago. These medieval towns in Umbria were warring fortresses dating back to the 11th century, each offering their own charm and justify a visit.
Easily reached by car, train or bus, the nearest major airport is Rome’s Fiumicino (about a 2 hour drive), or you can take a 1-hour plane trip from Milan’s Airport to Aeroporto San Egidio, Perugia’s local airport, and be only 20 minutes away from Villa Velia.
All bed linens are provided. Self-service laundry room is available. Breakfast is included and other meals/snacks will be offered if you happen to be around!
Neighborhood was a very nice one. close to everything. Host Velia was excellent! Made us feel like family. Fantastic food, culture. Very close to all the attractions of Umbria. The guest floor is very high-end with full kitchen, two bathrooms, two bedrooms.
About the Host, Riccardo
Hello, I'm a first generation Italian-American originally from Miami and currently living in Chicago. I work as a Financial Planner at Merrill Lynch and enjoy helping out my mom, Velia, with her home rentals in the US and Italy.