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.
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.