Casa Bacciana is a classic Umbrian farmhouse, located in the beautiful Upper Tiber valley minutes from the lovely village of Montone, officially designated “ one of the most beautiful small towns in Italy” by the Italian Touring Club, and only half an hour from Perugia airport. Umbria - “the green heart of Italy”- is an unspoilt region of central Italy where wheat, sunflowers, olives and vines are cultivated, and where wild boar and truffle hunting remain strong traditions. The region is characterised by walled towns little changed since medieval and Renaissance times, perched on verdant hilltops.
Casa Bacciana is a centuries-old stone building with high beamed ceilings, terracotta tiled floors, white and yellow washed interiors, lovingly restored by its English owners, and furnished throughout in an eclectic style, and offering all modern amenities. Standing alone in its gated and secluded two acre plot, Casa Bacciana has stunning panoramic views of the surrounding countryside.
The 12 x 6 metre pool with Roman steps offers swimmers and sunbathers day-long sunshine and a breathtaking view of Montone on its hilltop.
There are four double bedrooms on ground and first floors (one double, two kingsize, and one twin-bedded ); three have modern ensuite bathrooms with showers and a fourth is adjacent to a guest bathroom with full-size bath. Travel cot and camp bed are provided.
A very large well-equipped kitchen with wood-burning stove, antique pine table seating 10, and modern cooking facilities, leads into an informal living room with two sofas, and opens onto the terraces bordered with flower beds. A further living room on the first floor has comfortable sofas, fireplace with woodburning stove, television and DVD library. Casa Bacciana is the perfect spot from which to explore the many interesting places in Umbria: Assisi, Lake Trasimeno, Perugia, Gubbio, Montefalco, Todi, and Orvieto. Local traditions and festivals of food, arts, crafts, and music make the Umbrian calendar a busy one, and Umbria is a rich treasure trove for lovers of art and architecture. We are also within striking distance of many lovely Tuscan towns: Cortona, Arezzo, Montepulciano, Sienna and Florence. For those simply wanting an escape, Casa Bacciana is an idyllic place where you can enjoy the seclusion and tranquillity of the house, garden and pool, in close proximity to the characterful village of Montone with its vibrant communal life, small shops, cafes and restaurants.