A former rectory in 1600 which unites within its walls the silence and the secrets of everyday life peasant. To comply with its spirit any radical intervention upset the building: so the past can live in harmony with the modern needs. In attics, where once gathered supplies for the winter, there are now bedrooms framed by small windows: small pictures that they find between patches of olive and cypress walls of Perugia. In the distance Mount Subasio Assisi with its rich history and spirituality. Annexed there is a chapel (1659) dedicated to the Annunciation: its belfry vigil discreetly on the house and the garden of fragrant lavender and herbs.
An old farmhouse among olive groves and lavender
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- 15 Dec 2018
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Lovely family home
Olivella is a beautiful old family home with room and space for at least seven people. The pool was chilly at this time of year but we still managed to use it several times. Lots of places to sit in the garden and enjoy the view of Perugia and the countryside. There are no restaurants or shops nearby but there is public transport on the hour into Perugia if you haven’t a car. We were more than happy just to enjoy the peace and quiet of Olivella. The owner, Piergorgio, was extremely helpful and we very much appreciated him picking us up at the train station
Our joint families of six people had the pleasure of staying in this paradise for a week. We can honestly say that we couldn’t believe our luck when we arrived at the house! A beautiful old house full of charm with plenty of room for 3 couples and two extra single rooms. A lovely garden area with breathtaking views of Umbria’s green countryside and even fresh figs growing in the garden. A fantastic location for exploring all of Umbria’s gems, no more than an hour’s drive to Orvieto and Spoleto, with Perugia and Assisi even closer. Pier-Giorgio who owns the house could not have been more helpful and welcoming, he answered all our questions and was a charming host. This house is a gem and we loved it! Already planning a return to la Bella orviella next summer
I'm glad to have met and hosted a family so nice, correct and kind like them.
I hope to meet them in the future in Umbria!
They will always be welcome!
Beautiful old charming house
We had a lovely 11 days staying at the Olivella. We were a party of 6 and our ages ranged from 9 to 65. The house offered something for us all but would probably not be suitable for families with very young children due to the wide brick staircases. Please do not expect all the modern conveniences, however, everything you need is available (including a record player and plenty of vinyl - my 9 year old enjoyed picking a record for us to listen to during breakfast) PierGiorgio is a friendly and helpful host. Mr Dante also pops in every other day to look after the garden. The gardens and location is beautiful and Piergiorgio generously offered for us to help ourselves to any fruit or vegetables that was ready to harvest from the gardens (tomatoes, peppers, figs, plums).
The Olivella is just outside Perugia (car hire a must) and is handy for a local supermarket and petrol station as well as a 15 min drive to the station (we took the train for a day trip to Rome), 60 mins to Assissi, 90 mins to Siena.
We really appreciated the opportunity to borrow PierGiorgios lovely family home for our holiday.
Rustic charm in a fantastic location
We stayed with our 4 children at The Olivella for just over a fortnight and found both the property and region to exceed expectations. Having visited Italy on numerous occasions previously, the fact that we could get to the airport at Perugia in around 20 minutes yet feel we were hours away really added to the location of this property. More than that, Perugia is around 10mins away with plenty of good restaurants and sights along with many charming towns and villages. We visited Florence, Assisi and Rome during our stay - all within a drive away. Piergiorgio was the perfect host and we look forward to visiting again.
I am glad dear Mark,i hope see you and your family in Italy!
Beautiful historic villa in stunning countryside
We had a perfect stay in Piergiorgio's villa. We were met by Piergiorgio and his mother, they were very welcoming and could not have been more helpful throughout our stay. The villa is in a perfect location for visiting Umbria's top attractions.
The garden is stunning, a perfect place to relax. The villa itself is authentic and filled with antiques and original features. Such a unique and interesting place to stay! We would highly recommend it and would return.
Megan and her friends were perfect hosts! I hope to see them again as my guests.
A very special house and garden
We had a five-night stay in the old house and it became an important part of our vacation in Umbria. The several hundred years were always present in the different rooms, many with stone floor and portraits on the walls. It was like living in a museum. Also, someone with a very artistic talent (perhaps Piergiorgios mother?) had collected things in nice arrangements everywhere you looked. This is not a place for modern luxury but for someone who wants to experience old times. We stayed in the house in the beginning of April and the house was a bit chilly in some rooms despite heaters, the house is probably perfect in May and summer. We felt very welcomed by Piergiorgio and his mother. The garden and views were wonderful as well. We will talk about this special house for years!
The village of Montelaguardia is located about 4 km from the center of Perugia, is conveniently connected by bus trunk.
Country atmosphere in the hills few minutes from the city center.