Langkau ke kandungan
View east from garden to Armenzano in distance.View west toward hills near Assisi.
The Happy Hoopoe (l'upupa felice)
The Happy Hoopoe (l'upupa felice)
5 tetamu
2 bilik tidur
3 katil
1 tempat mandi
5 tetamu
2 bilik tidur
3 katil
1 tempat mandi
Anda belum dikenakan caj lagi

12 minutes from Assisi by winding roads on a hill facing the round medieval town of Armenzano, with farmer neighbors and wild boar. The free-standing house, comfortably furnished with fine artwork and a fireplace, offers walking trails in Park Subasio.


My house is filled with furniture from my wife's Umbrian family -- the dining table is from a farm kitchen and belonged to my wife's grandmother Lola, and the art is from my parents, who are renowned artists, and from a lovely women's art collaborative in Nepal, The Janakpur Women's Development Project. Our "hamlet" on the spur of Casa Cavanna includes two old, well-maintained houses still owned by the original farming families. The eastern area behind Subasio is totally unlike the populated western side; though many young people have left to seek work in cities, the elderly are still present, steeped in farming and shepherding traditions and attending mass in tiny churches. The Subasio that Saint Francis knew is still tangible here -- near the village where one of his first followers, Giovanni il Semplice (Giovanni the Simple) traipsed behind the saint, imitating his every step and motion. You will see cautious but curious wild boar in the distance -- and deer, hares, and the lovely, typical, plumed hoopoe -- or "upupa." You do need a car to enjoy my house, however! The road up from Assisi is winding and lovely, but requires caution. It is useful to honk when rounding a bend during the day; at night it is actually safer because headlights signal when someone is coming.

Akses tetamu

Please note: the bathroom and 2 bedrooms are upstairs, so a spiral stair must be negotiated from the living/kitchen area downstairs (though there is outdoor stair of 5 steps leading directly to the second floor). Guests are invited to use all parts of the house -- the books, the music, the computer, the banjo, and the outdoor low wall for sitting and sipping tea or coffee, observing the slopes beneath Armenzano -- and hopefully meeting my farmer-neighbor.

Interaksi dengan tetamu

I wish I could be there to welcome you, but I am not a full time resident in Umbria. The house is well set up for self-admittance, and if you have need you may contact Cristina Villa, my friend and neighbor, who is there to prepare the house for your arrival, or Claudio Giglio, another good friend who will trouble-shoot in case of any unforeseen problems with utilities, internet, etc. Their numbers will be available to you upon arrival. There are other neighbors you may be able to interact with, if you wish, for local knowledge; this information is also included in the house's information book.

Perkara lain untuk Diketahui

The house is in the National Park of Mount Subasio, so in addition to the cultural richness of Assisi, there is the whole mountain to explore -- with hiking trails. There is a lovely gorge, Ponte Marchetto, located in the valley and available via public trails. You can arrange for a guided tour of this gorge through two local youths who live adjacent to it -- and can show your their experimental organic farm (donkeys, bees, olives, walnuts, and an Edenic vegetable garden). The nearby hamlet of Armenzano has delightful cultural events periodically (one at Christmas, one in August -- "Armenzano Beneath the Stars.") The nearby resort hotel "le Silve" has a great swimming pool and lunch buffets open to the public on Sundays. The town of Assisi itself has a very large and popular public outdoor swimming pool in the summer.

Haiwan peliharaan dibenarkan
Mesra keluarga/kanak-kanak
Tempat letak kereta percuma di premis
Tetamu tambahan RM40 / malam selepas 2 tetamu
Yuran Pembersihan RM110
Diskaun Mingguan: 10%
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Aturan tempat tidur
Bilik tidur 1
1 katil queen
Bilik tidur 2
1 katil single
Ruang umum
1 katil sofa
Peraturan Penginapan
Parti atau majlis tidak dibenarkan
Masa daftar masuk ialah 17:00 - 00:00
Daftar keluar sebelum 14:00

Please leave the house as you found it. It would help if you choose to leave shoes at the entrances, as Umbrian soil is sticky! Smokers please smoke outdoors. On Wi-Fi, illegal downloading is not allowed.

Ciri keselamatan
Pengesan asap
Kit pertolongan cemas
Pemadam api
1 malam penginapan minimum

10 Ulasan

Daftar Masuk
Profil Pengguna Alex
September 2017
You will LOVE this house. We've stayed at many Airbnb places and this would have to be the most fantastic in terms of location, value, comfort, facilities and homeliness. 6 out of 5 stars. It's about 15 minutes up the mountain out of Assisi, but absolutely worth it. We didn't meet Rand as he lives in the US, but got to know him through his neighbour, friends and the wonderful welcome peach jam tart prepared by Cristina. The worst part of our short 4 day stay was to leave this gorgeous home.

Profil Pengguna Centola
September 2017
Il nostro soggiorno all'Upupa felice è stato favoloso. La casa è immersa nel verde e nel silenzio, circondata da alberi da frutto. Il luogo ideale se si cerca la fuga da città rumorose e da ritmi frenetici. La casa è accogliente e ricca di oggetti e memorie incredibili. Ci siamo sentiti subito a nostro agio e speriamo di ritornarci.

Profil Pengguna Philippa
Ogos 2017
Rand's place is truly a 'home away from home' with lots of character - books, art, stylish furniture and well equipped kitchen. You'll need a car and some courage to navigate the winding roads of Mt. Subasio but it's a unique experience, immersed in the rural community with local Italian neighbours and not another tourist in sight. Thank you Rand!

Profil Pengguna Natalia
Ogos 2017
Distinctively unique & cozy house, seems conspicuously frozen in time. We felt as if we moved into someone's home while the owners are away briefly :) The paintings, the photos, the library, art & musical instruments... On practical side, Rand's house was fully equipped & stocked for our needs, it was comfortable & very clean. Bruno is the wonderful neighbour who lives close by & Cristina's cake left for us on the table was delicious! The tranquility of the location & the beautiful views around make staying at Rand's home relaxing & enjoyable. We will come back!

Profil Pengguna Jenny
Jun 2017
This was the coolest place I have ever stayed through AirBnB. Books, instruments, family art, fresh cut flowers, cherry welcome on the wooden kitchen table. Close to Assisi but remote enough at the top of Mt Subasio to understand every note the birds are freestyling. Bruno next door will tell you what's up with the neighboring towns, Lucio from Tivoli might hand you a branch from his fruit tree to pick at leisure. Rand leaves suggestions for eats, drinks and days trips. Happy feet and peaceful repose, sogno ancora questa dimensione accogliente. Grazie Rand

Profil Pengguna Deva Dasha
Mei 2017
Rand’s place is the perfect spot to retire to at the end of a day sampling the delights of Assisi and its surroundings. Cozy, cool and quiet, with great views. Cozy neighbours also. Nearby Bruno can share vegetables from his garden, and if you are lucky, a taste of his homemade wine. Simon, Noa, Tsuf and Neved are a cool family who run a farm down the road and are friendly & helpful. You also may be lucky enough to be able to buy some home produce from them. As Rand does not live there, we were only acquainted through messaging on AirBnB. But if he is this friendly and helpful by proxy, he must be a great guy to meet in person. Very helpful and full of information, direction and suggestions for what to do. The house also has a folder of useful information and lots of maps and brochures about everything in the area. We want to return when we can! (Especially in cherry season - we gorged on the delicious fruit morning and night from the huge tree right beside the house.) Thank you for a wonderful stay!

Profil Pengguna Ero
April 2017
Amazing scenery 7km up the mountain from Assisi but well worth the journey. The view of the mountains were excellent. It is remote but a superb get away. Home is a period farmhouse with lots of charm.Recommend as secluded get away.

Massachusetts, Amerika SyarikatTelah sertai dalam tahun Mei 2016
Profil Pengguna Rand

I am a teacher of English in the Nauset Elementary Schools and with adults at the Cape Cod Community College. I write books for children and am a folk/blues guitarist with one CD to my name, "Mouse and lion/Blues for Aesop." (My first guests will get a free copy of this!) I am also a former organic vegetable grower and have coordinated seed saving and gardening education projects for children. Currently I am involved in reforesting projects for the Cape Cod bioregion. I love St. Francis and the Italian language, and I bet you will, too. See if you can plant a seed while you visit Mt. Subasio! My interest in AirBnb is to enable people to experience the peace and clean air and farming culture of the backside of Mt. Subasio -- and to provide income opportunity locally.

Bahasa: English, Italiano
Kadar jawapan: 100%
Masa menjawab: dalam masa beberapa jam


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