If you’re looking for an agritourism near Perugia and its surroundings, somewhere close to the city but at the same time immersed in the greenery of Umbria, perfect for families with children and for couples looking for peace and quiet and romantic vistas, then we await you at our farm, an agritourism facility with swimming pools made up of two rustic stone farm houses. A place where at night you’ll likely hear crickets and see the shadows of the wood by the bewitching light of a lantern, where broom and geraniums explode between the holy oaks and olive trees to form a literal symphony of nature, revealing all its beauty to guests at the foot of a hill. If you’d like to rediscover the authentic luxury of a holiday in nature while enjoying a day trip to Perugia, Assisi, Todi or the coast of Lake Trasimeno, here you’ll find the ideal base.
Our agritourism is just 30 minutes to Perugia by car and 35 to Umbria International Airport. When you arrive in the city, we recommend that you park at the Parcheggio Perugia Partigiani, from which a series of escalators will take you to the historic centre.
Your first encounter with Perugia should be with the Rocca Paolina, one of the most important fortifications of Italy’s past. It was designed and built in 1543 at the behest of Pope Paul III and largely destroyed in 1860. The Perugians have never liked this structure, as it symbolises the annexation of the city on the part of the Papacy and the disorders connected with this takeover. Entire neighbourhoods were in fact razed to the ground to make room for it, and several aristocratic villas were incorporated into the structure, together with some historical ruins, such as the Porta Marzia (which was saved from demolition by Antonio da Sangallo the Younger).
Perugia’s historic centre is an exhilarating labyrinth of narrow streets, such that the first thing to do is to decide to lose your way as you explore these small alleyways and their buildings.
Obviously, there are several things you won’t want to miss. First of all, there’s the famous Fontana Maggiore, the fountain constructed in the 13th century by Nicola Pisano, with the help of his son Giovanni. It’s located in Piazza IV Novembre, near the Palazzo dei Priori (which was built between 1293 and 1443) and the Duomo (cathedral), two sights which certainly deserve a visit.
Nearby stands the Arco di via Appia, which opens onto a steep stairway: this is the old mediaeval aqueduct, which was built in the 13th century to bring water to the fountain. It fell into disuse in 1835. From here you’ll have an exquisite panoramic view of the city.
You can easily get to the Palazzo Fortebraccio, which over time came to incorporate the Arco di Augusto, the arch built by the Etruscans in the 3rd century BC before being renovated by the Romans. It in fact also goes by the name of Arco Etrusco.
By following the traces of the ancient population which inhabited this area before the Romans, you’ll certainly find your way to the pozzo Etrusco, the Etruscan well which came to light in the underground floors of Palazzo Sorbello, and the Ipogeo dei Volumni, the oldest and best preserved Etruscan funerary monument, located just outside the town centre. Resembling a house with a roof, the structure is made up of an entrance hall and seven rooms. It’s the main sepulchre among the more than 200 tombs present here (not all of which can be visited).
Not far from here, you can also take advantage of your presence in the city to … steal a kiss! Perugia is indeed home to the Perugina factory, the chocolatiers who created the famous ‘baci’, a more inviting name than the original ‘cazzotti’ (‘punches’).
As there are numerous restaurants and eateries which we can recommend, we invite you to ask us directly for a recommendation that meets your needs. (Are you vegetarian? Do you have a food intolerance? Is there something in particular that you’d like to try?) Ask us, and we’ll let you know where to go.
Among the many typical places to eat, we’ve made a brief selection:
Dal mi’ Cocco: popular with locals, this is the perfect place to try traditional Umbrian dishes from a fixed menu. It’s set in a rustic structure with white walls and brick vaults.
Try the homemade pasta – you’ll love it! And the bill won’t set you back too much: this is the best place to stop for lunch.
Altromondo is a classier place serving typical cuisine, handmade pasta (the pappardelle are excellent!) and high-quality meat dishes.
Osteria ai Priori: the interior has rough-wood flooring, wooden beams along the ceiling and walls which evoke life through the centuries. Here you can find typical local foods, including a number of dishes with local legumes and cereal grains: lentils from Castelluccio di Norcia and Colfiorito, farro from Monteleone, chick peas and beans from the Spello plain, Preci wild peas, Trasimeno beans, Cascia roveja peas. You’ll also find a rich selection of cured meats from Valnerina and Monte Peglia, saffron from Città della Pieve, Cannara onions, black truffles from Norcia and white truffles from the upper Tiber, just to name a few. Ask the owners for recommendations – the menu is very long!
Bottega del Vino, for an aperitif in a vintage setting, with over 400 types of wine and jazz music. Nothing better after a walk through the town centre, to enjoy some excellent Umbrian wine.
We look forward to your visit to our agritourism near Perugia, where you’ll be greeted like family and be given all the recommendations you need for a custom-made stay. We’re ready to share emotions and experiences with you, to take you on walks through the fields, or to simply offer you a place where you can regain a sense of slow-moving time, peace and quiet.
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