The quiet country lanes around the house are perfect for walking and mountain biking to work up an appetite for lunch at a colourful local trattoria. With a little notice, we can arrange for wine tastings and vineyard tours, a visit to an olive mill (only during the olive harvest in November and December), horse-riding, Italian cookery classes, truffle-hunting (late summer to early spring), fishing and tennis.
National Gallery Perugia
Holidaymakers seeking culture will delight in Casa delle Rose's unbeatable location: Umbria's capital and famous university town Perugia is 30 minutes away, splendid Todi only 20 and St Francis' Assisi about 40. There are many small towns worth a day trip: Montefalco, Bevagna, Spello or the gourmet mecca of Norcia, to name but a few. Between the months of May and October, Umbria is brimming with local festivals. Highlights are Spoleto's world-renowned celebration of the arts "Festival dei Due Mondi", Perugia's mouth-watering chocolate festival in honour of the "Bacio" and Gubbio's spectacular Candle Race.