Villa Bastiola, Umbria
Accommodation for 2 - 4 people
Villa Bastiola is a beautiful old stone farmhouse, built in traditional Umbrian style with terracotta floors and beamed ceilings. Nestling on the hillside at Comunaglia (near Città di Castello) on the border with Tuscany, it has stunning 360 degree views over the surrounding countryside and valleys.
The apartment is on the first floor of the villa and has been beautifully restored retaining many of the original features including ancient chestnut and oak beams and terracotta flooring over two hundred years old, and a pietra serena fireplace and wardrobe.
• 2 double bedrooms, both en-suite
• large living room with 3 seater sofa (converts to double bed if required)
• library of books, satellite TV, DVD, Video
• wi-fi internet (free of charge)
• fully fitted and well equipped kitchen with table and chairs
• seperate laundry area
• courtyard with table and chairs - perfect for breakfasts!
• sun terrace with table and chairs and sun loungers - amazing panoramic view!
• extensive gardens with olive grove
• free secure parking
Why choose Villa Bastiola?
Quite simply, this really is a beautiful part of Italy and remains unspoiled by tourism. Within a 15 minute drive of the apartment there is a wealth of restaurants, pizzerias and trattorias to choose from where you will find yourself dining with the locals! The best pizzas in the area are served at the local restaurant, 3 minutes walk down the hill from the Villa. Umbrian cuisine ranks amongst the best in the world, famous for its truffles, olive oil and Porcini mushrooms. If you visit in late September, you can take to the woods and hunt for mushrooms yourselves! Later, at the end of October, you can join in harvesting the olives!
Perfectly located for visiting some of the most beautiful towns and cities of Italy, Cortona, Siena, Perugia, Assisi, Spello, Spoleto, Todi, Orvieto and Lake Trasimeno are all within easy reach of the villa. The area has many lesser known medieval hilltop towns and villages just waiting to be discovered, like Montone, recently voted one of Italy's 10 prettiest hamlets!
Perugia is home to the annual international jazz festival, Umbria jazz, held in July, when some of the biggest names in the music business play, including Keith Jarrett and Elton John! Perugia also hosts Eurochocolate, a feast for chocolate lovers, when the streets are lined with stalls selling chocolate from all over Europe including "Baci", Italy's best loved chocolate kiss!
Or you can just laze the days away in the Umbrian sun, relaxing in the garden, taking in the panoramic view, listening to the breeze blowing through the olive grove...