Country house among olive trees and art cities

Country house among olive trees and art cities




Nov 2013

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2 Bedrooms
Sleeps 8
2 Bathrooms

About our home

Ideal place to relax and enjoy nature.
Art cities near to us.
Hot springs, hiking and riding.

Hello, I am Giovanna, the owner of the house I would like to offer you for exchange.
I am living in Umbria since 4 years. I left completely the big city for this paradise of peace.
The small village, where you find my house, is nestled in the woods and has a beautiful view.
In front of the house there is a large garden with olive trees.
The house is a loft with three floors. The ground floor is a large kitchen with a fireplace with 2 armchairs, heating wood stove, gas stove with electric oven, small electric oven, fridge with freezer, large dining table and 2 cupboards. On the first floor there is a large living room with a three seats couch, two chests of drawers, chest, library, video with DVD and CD player, a VCR, stereo, a small desk and a bathroom with shower. The third floor is a large attic with double bed and extra single bed, two night tables, two wardrobes and a small library. The whole house is in rustic stile with wooden beamed ceilings and wood planking is also the floor of the bed room, the other floors are in hand worked tiles. The decor of the kitchen and the attic is also rustic, while in the living room there are beautiful antique furniture. To the house belongs another room with independent entrance, a kitchenette, double bed, night tables, extra bed, cupboard, table, small table large antique desk with two drawers and a bathroom with shower.
Outside, surrounded by woods: vegetable garden, many olive trees, saffron cultivation, where I apply the principles of biodynamic agriculture.
If you are coming here, you can relax lying in a hammock, having breakfast under the pergola and enjoy an aperitif in front of a beautiful sunset whose colors in red design the outlines of the mountains Amiata and Cetona. It will be an ideal holiday for relaxing and enjoying the nature.

We are speaking English and French.


More about us

  1. We present us:
    As a group of artists and ex professionals from Rome, Florence, Naples, Munich. We found Umbria (a small region between Lazio and Tuscany) as a quiet place to live between nature and the culture.
    Being in journey is our constant desire, like the change of experiences with other travelers. So this year some of us (age between 50-70) would like to live for one month on the Canarie islands during the period January – February 2014.

    Group of Journey
    Languages spoken: English, German, French, Italian.
    Travelers: 5 adults (3 singles, 1 couple)
    - Elisabeth, painter, original from Munich
    - Giovanna, physiotherapist and osteopath, from Rome
    - Gianni, theatre director, philosophic professor, from Rome
    - Claudio, chef and expert of alimentation, from Florence
    - Sandra, confectioner and gastronomy journalist, from Florence
    (in reality we are six, there is a very nice and polite little dog, his name is Spillo, coming with us, barking when we are
    discussing too much and waddling when we are having a rest, or when we are doing a walk).

    Our preferred swaps:

    We are free for every destination during our wintertime.
    For Canary Islands would be ideal between 13 January - 10 February.

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Where is it?


Verciano, the village where is my house is part of the community Parrano, A small pretty medieval village, which you can reach on a no-asphalt road 1,8 km far.
In Parrano you will see a nice castle, little picturesque streets, some shops, where you can buy the best local meat, cheese, salami and bio honey. There is also a post office, a bar, apothecary's shop, and a tennis yard! In the next surrounding of the village you will find thermal water swimming pools, horse riding and a prehistoric place - "Le Tane del Diavolo", you can reach through "via ferrata".
Umbria is a region rich in nature and culture, and from thereit you can easily reach some of the main art towns of Italy (Rome, Florence, Arezzo, Perugia...) Within a few km you reach Fabro Scalo, where you can find train station, highway entrance, sanitary and social service and shops.
- 1 1/2 hours to Rome;
- 2 hours to Florence;
- 20 minutes to Città della Pieve, and Orvieto. A little longer: Assisi, Perugia, Montepulciano, Montalcino,

Pienza , Cortona, Siena, Arezzo ect.
- 2 hours to the seaside;
- 1 hour for the lakes Trasimeno, Bolsena and Chiusi;
- 1 1/2 hours to the airports of Rome, Florence, Bologna, Pisa, Perugia.

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