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Le Torri di Bagnara

photo by Adriano Scognamillo

Italy Will Begin Reopening to Travellers on June 3rd.

(The Frecce Tricolori flying over Perugia on May 26thphoto by Adriano Scognamillo) As it starts to feel possible that there may be light at the end of the pandemic tunnel, I wanted to share a quick update on the situation in Italy, my region of Umbria and news about our Estate. In cities like Rome and Florence, a sense of cautious optimism seems to be in the air. Last weekend—the first weekend since Italy entered Phase Two—Romans took to the […]

Feel like traveling after Covid-19?

Lockdown in my home Country, Italy, has eased and the Government has announced the start of Phase 2 and we getting ready for Phase 3. Wheres Italians are now allowed travel to neighboring villages, they are still not permitted to cross the border into other Regions let alone the rest of the Country. This will happen on June 3rd when Italy will also reopen (hopefully) the borders to the Schengen members countries. Will Italians, or more in general the rest […]

Your Traditional Italian Easter Menu

EASY TO MAKE TRADITIONAL RECIPES WITH WINE PAIRING. Treat yourself to a Typical Italian Easter Menu, with easy to make recipes of the Umbrian tradition and wine pairings, while you remain home in the midst of the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. Easter is a story of sacrifice, but also of new beginnings and hope. This year, especially, that message feels particularly pertinent. Whilst we all follow Government guidelines on restricted movement, we can enjoy home cooking, one of the simple home pleasures in Italy. With a few […]

Plan for your Happier Times

Longing for a getaway to look forward to? Whilst you stay home following the Government guidelines on restricted movement due to the Coronavirus outbreak, you may like to spend some time planning a friend and family vacation in Italy for when all this is over. To help you start planning for happier times, we offer you a special deal: not only will you save 10% off your luxury Italian villa holiday but you’ll also be able to savor something unique, a real Italian Castle Experience. Book […]

Umbria into Your House

Discover the beauties of Umbria while you remain home in the midst of the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. People in countries around the world are now being asked to practice social distancing—to stay home and avoid crowded places—in order to help “flatten the curve” of the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. These are unusual days, everyone has to give up their regular habits and we are all called to put common sense and civic duty in first place. While you […]

How safe is it to visit Italy after the coronavirus outbreak?

This is the situation to date. The coronavirus headlines and spread of misinformation have turned Italy into a grip on a coronavirus emergency. People planning a trip to the country are understandably concerned – but there’s no need to panic. Here’s what you need to know to decide. There has been alarmism via news and social media that has caused an exaggerated amount of panic-driven reactions (both domestic and international) that are more harmful than helpful – and which are impacting […]

A shortcut to Happiness

“Come with me where dreams are born and time is never planned.” Peter Pan Do you know that Travel makes you a Happier Person? Travel is good for lots of things, but it can also increase mental well-being – and not just in the short-term. Whether you’re traveling for business, on a one-week holiday with family or friends, or have sold everything to pursue a life on the road, traveling can make you a happier person by building self-confidence, providing […]

Why it’s crucial for You to rent a licensed holiday home?

Reading time: 3 minutes With over 400,000 holiday homes registered in Italy on Airbnb alone, between luxury villas and castles, B&Bs and ‘agriturismi’, apartments or chalets, holiday makers are spoilt for choice, location and budget. Guests however need to become savvy and knowledgable to avoid the pitfalls by renting properties which are unsafe and not complying to health and safety norms and policies. WITH GREAT CHOICE COMES GREAT RESPONSIBILITY It is increasingly important as a homeowner to act professionally and […]

Black Friday Deals

IT’S TIME For our special sale of the year! We offer you not just a discount but a real Italian Castle Experience!   For the next 7 days, you’ll not only save 15-20% off your Italian Castle Holiday but you’ll also be able to experience something unique.  It would be tragic if you missed this deal! The sale runs from November 26th to December 3rd and the deal is valid for stays between April 4 and October 31, 2020 (July & August excluded) and offers: a 15% discount on the Pieve San Quirico […]

Extend Summer into September in Umbria, Italy’s green heart!

Umbria is the perfect destination for your September holiday: it is a mystical land, rich in castles, monasteries and churches, and offers enchanting landscapes as well as excellent local gastronomic products and great events in September. You could say September is the best time of year to go on holiday to Umbria because the shoulder season offers the perfect balance between reasonable prices and beautiful weather. Although Umbria is a wonderful year-round destination, with its various charming medieval towns, pastoral […]