About This Listing
Little Casa Foresti: a cute flat with garden 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.
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!
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"Little Casa Foresti" is a 2-rooms, 50sq/m apartment with large 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, washing machine and (we hope!) everything you might find in your house, it's just the perfect place for your stay.
Our comfortable holiday house, with room for up to 3 people, 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!
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.
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.
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 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 double bed 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!
Our hosts made us feel Very seldom...the apt was beautiful, Giorgio took us around to local specialty shops and even remembered that we like flea markets, so took us to one of those,too.
Giorgio and Anna were very welcoming. The apartment is lovely and peaceful. Really appreciated the guided tour of local cheese,wine,produce and grocery stores. Bettona is tiny but charming and a great place as a home base for visiting Umbria. Would definitely stay here again
We hebben met veel plezier verbleven in het appartement in Bettona. Het balkon keek uit op een prachtige tuin die weer uitzicht gaf op de vallei. een erg mooi lokatie. Het was ook aangenaam om kennis te maken met de eigenaar. Erg vriendelijke mensen en behulpzaam. We hopen een volgende keer wat langer te kunnen verblijven.
We enjoyed a very nice stay in the apartment in Bettona. the view from the balcony on the beautifull garden and on the valley was amazing. It's a very nice spot. THe owners were very friendly and helpful. Next time we plan to stay a longer time
It was like stepping into a dream when we arrived in Bettona and Giorgio showed us our appartment with its beautiful view over the Umbrian mountains. It was above our expectations. We would have loved to have stayed longer. Giorgio and Anna are very fine people, the kind of people you would like to have as friends. The flat was very well equipped and very cosy with a large balcony. Giorgio was kind enough to show us some "jewels"in the nearby surroundings like for example the charming ancient town Bevagna. We really hope to return! It truly is a wonderful place to stay.
This was our first booking through airbnb and we were extremely pleased with the result.The apartment was wonderful with views across Umbria. Bettona is a beautiful hilltop town all we could have dreamed of.The location was great and gave easy access to the wonders of this region.Giorgio was a great host and took us to two of his favourite places.We highly recommend this apartment for your consideration
Stewart & Sue
We really enjoyed our stay. The view from the balcony is breath taking and the town of bettona is like something from another time. It's a good location to explore surrounding towns in Umbria
The apartment is wonderful, it's has everything you need, (soap, coffee, olive oil, ...) and if you're missing stuff, there is a supermarket very close by.
We loved the terrace, had breakfast and dinner there every day...the view is amazing.
Bettona, is a wonderful little town. Parking is easy and you can reach Assisi, Spello...and other towns in 30 minutes drive.
Anna and Giorgio are amazing host, they are just genuinely nice people. I took a cooking class with Anna, and had the best time. I would recommend this place to friends and family without any hesitation.
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About the Host, Anna & Giorgio
Hello, i'm Giorgio! After 33 years spent in Rome, where I studied and practiced law, I moved to Umbria to live in the countryside in a farming cooperative. After that, i managed a publishing house, a software house and a communication agency, while putting my heart and work in renewing the house in Bettona listed here on Airbnb. But I won't keep it all for me - I hope you'll come live it a little yourself!
I am a lover of traveling as well, either in Italy, Europe or Asia; I enjoy human contact and me and my family (my wife Anna, my daughter Lucilla and my son Francesco) will be happy to guide our guests, if they wish, to discover the nature, history, art and enogastronomy of this beautiful region. Hope to see you here soon!
Il mio nome è Giorgio, dopo 33 anni trascorsi a Roma dove ho studiato e esercitato la professione di avvocato, mi sono trasferito in Umbria per vivere in campagna in una cooperativa agricola. Terminata questa esperienza ho fondato e gestito una casa editrice, una software house, una attività di formazione e comunicazione. Una parte della mia casa, ristrutturata di recente è dedicata a ricevere come ospiti per brevi/lunghi periodi, turisti e viaggiatori di tutto il (website hidden) stesso amo ed ho amato molto viaggiare fin dalla mia giovinezza, sia in Italia che in Europa e in Asia. Amo molto leggere e ascoltare musica. Mi piacciono i contatti umani e amo guidare i miei ospiti, se lo desiderano, alla scoperta dei tesori naturalistici, storici, artistici, enogastronomici della bella Umbria. La mia casa vi aspetta. A presto!