Casa Allegria is a beautifully restored 2 bedroom stone house in the medieval hilltop village of Civitella Benazzone, near Perugia. The property has many unique features, including exquisitely vaulted ceilings,exposed antique chestnut beams, and its own medieval storage grotto. The property is easily accessible yet offers a tranquil haven for our guests. The property has been harmoniously furnished to combine the modern with the medieval, including a new fully equipped custom kitchen and many pieces of antique furniture. The bedrooms have been furnished to ensure guests have a quality nights sleep, with memory foam mattresses, top quality hypoallergenic down duvets and Egyptian cotton bedlinens. Many points of interest are less than an hours drive away, including Perugia, Assisi, Gubbio, Lake Trasimeno, Deruta, Cortona and Spoleto . An aesthetic garden with panoramic views of the Umbrian countryside offers a sundeck and sunbeds as well as a terrace area for outdoor meals or leisurel
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House in Civitella Benazzone, nr. Perugia, Umbria, Italy - Ideally Situated in the Umbrian Countryside Close to Perugia. Assisi, Gubbio, Deruta, Lake Trasimeno
Sheldon and Gunilla Gerber
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- 6 Jul 2018
About Sheldon and Gunilla Gerber
Shelly is an American, originally from California and Gunilla is Swedish born. We have been based in Sussex in the UK for many years now but have been coming to the sunny Mediterranean region regularly for about the past 15 years for our holidays. Gunilla has her own very successful practice as a naturopath and homeopath. Shelly has his own small company and is often on the road in Europe as a result. We have 3 grown children who live abroad on 3 different continents. We love travelling and especially have fallen in love with the sunny climate and wonderful food of the beautiful Mediterranean regions we regularly visit.
Sheldon and Gunilla Gerber purchased this House in 2010
Why Sheldon and Gunilla Gerber chose Perugia
We had been visiting Italy for several years, touring various regions until we decided we would love to have a property here - for our own use as well as guest rental. We visited Perugia for the first time 9 years ago and despite it being in December,there was something very special about it and the surrounding Umbrian countryside. We returned a few months later in the spring, and while staying with friends we further explored the area. This really "hooked" us on Umbria, which is said to be the most spiritual region in the whole of Italy. It's less touristy than Tuscany yet easily accessible. We began the property hunt, and the instant we entered Casa Allegria it was love at first sight! Three months later our Italian dream came true and we hope our guests will enjoy it as much as we do.
What makes this House unique
The hilltop bell tower seen from the valley below is our homecoming beacon. The short drive up the hill presents beautiful panoramic views of the Umbrian countryside, ancient olive groves and the ever changing seasonal colours. About 3 miles/6 minutes from the main motorway along a well paved tree lined road, we come to our village, entering through the medieval stone arch to arrive at Casa Allegria. Coming into the front door and seeing our beautiful living room with the vaulted ceilings and ancient stone arches is always breathtaking. Opening the shutters and looking at the Umbrian hills is another magical moment. The property's location is perfectly situated being close to Assisi, Gubbio, Deruta, Perugia, etc. while still remote enough to enjoy the peace and quiet of a hill top village.
100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date. 50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
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A car is really essential. Accessibility from UK airports:(distances/travel times are to the house from the Italian airport): London Gatwick to Rome(FCO) airport, to Bologna airport or to Pisa Airport via EasyJet Also Bristol to Pisa or Rome(FCO) and Luton to Pisa with EasyJet Distances and travel times to the house are (all on motorway): Rome - ca. 225km/2hr 15min; Bologna - ca. 235km/2hrs 30min; Pisa - ca. 260km/2hr45min. London Stanstead to Perugia airport (via Ryanair), which is 20km/20min.
Nearest villages: Casa del Diavolo 3km/5min. and Ponte Pattoli (6km/7min) shops,cafe bars,etc. in both. Supermarket in Pattoli. Distances/travel times:
Perugia- ca20km/20min;Umbertide ca.22km/25min; Gubbio ca.30km/40min; Assisi ca. 35km/30min; Deruta ca. 33km/30min; Citta di Castello ca. 40km/30min;Todi ca. 57km/50min; Lake Trasimeno (Passignano sul Trasimeno ca50km/40min; Spoleto ca. 70km/1hr; Montepulciano ca. 90km/1hr15min; Siena ca. 130km/1hr 30min; Florence ca175km/1hr45min-2hr;
Booking Notes: Please contact owner. Changeover Day: Please contact owner.