About Umbria

Located in the middle of Umbria, halfway between Todi and Perugia, Casale San Bartolomeo is only 1,40 hr from Rome and Florence. Todi, Perugia, Assisi, Montefalco, Bevagna, Orvieto, Spoleto and the Trasimeno lake are all less than 50 minutes.

Although in a rural location, Casale of San Bartolomeo is only 3km from Marsciano, a pretty village with many shops and excellent local restaurants.

Umbria is the undiscovered Tuscany. A region of stunning scenery, ancient, art-filled hill towns and exceptional food and wine, it is the ideal destination for the traveller wanting to experience the Italy of postcards, without hordes of tourists. Perugia, the home of Italy's famous 'Perugina' chocolate, is a popular destination, where cultural and gastronomic events take place, such as the umbria jazz festival in July and the chocolate festival in October.

During summer innumerable sagre (local celebrations) in the villages and towns around San Bartolomeo take place and are well worth seeing. Sagre often celebrate typical local foods, which mean it is possible to eat very well on these occasions at very low prices.

San Bartolomeo is also well-located for excursions by bicycle or on foot. Nature lovers will appreciate San Bartolomeo’s proximity to the nature reserve of Monte Peglia and the Meana forest, both ideal places for hiking or bike riding.

The countryside around our property has many castles and every little village has something to attract you, so maybe the best advice that can be given is just to wander around as much as you can…