Welcome to our wonderful Villa il Bacio del Lupo. This beautiful house is over 150 years old and was originally a farm. A house where several generations lived together with their live stock.
Nowadays, our beautiful villa is open to guests of all walks of life. Families, friends, families or artists who want to join our off season artist in residence program. At Bacio del Lupo we hope you’ll find a home away from home to spend time together, explore beautiful Umbria, study or enjoy long dinners under the trees. We also rent out medium term.
Umbria is home to so many ancient cities and villages that you can not drive for more than 5 miles or there is another village or city to admire. To make things a bit easier for you, we summed up the best-known cities within Umbria. If you want to travel a little bit outside of Umbria, Florence, Rome, Pisa and Siena are within a 2-hour range from the villa by car.
Assisi is best-known as the place of birth of the Saint Francis of Assisi (1181-1226) and the gorgeous basilica that was erected in his honor. In the catacombs you can still find his final resting place and those of his closest helpers. No wonder that Assisi is a place of pilgrimage for members of his order of the Lesser Friars and that of his female counterpart Saint Clare, that both still exist today. You don’t need to be a pilgrim though to enjoy the beautiful frescoes by Giotto and other famous painters. The beauty of Assisi speaks to all.
But there’s more to Assisi than Saint Francis. The hill tops of the Mount Subasio have seen Etruscans, Umbrians and Romans settle and leave their traces in the many churches, temples, castles and city walls in this picturesque town.
Basilica of Saint Francis
Umbria is the beautiful green heart of Italy that has anything anyone can ask for: beautiful ancient cities and villages, great food, excellent wine, mesmerizing outdoors. Most people visit Assisi, Orvieto and Perugia, wonderful cities that have histories that often date back to the Etruscs. A less well-known fact is that hiking, parapente en skiing is also possible in one of the numerous National Parks. One of the best things to do is to rent an (electric) bike and ride from city to city on ancient Roman roads.
We’re close to Rome, Perugia, Assisi, Orvieto, Siena, Firenze and Todi. More info about these cities here.
You can swim in Lago di Piediluco, close to the spectacular Marmore waterfalls (engineered by a Roman Emperor) or in the lake Fiastra in the Sibillian Mountains where there’s also hiking and parapente.
If you love golf you can book the Antognolla 18-holes golf course within one hours drive.
We can book a Vespa or electric bike for you if you want to enjoy outdoor life.
Crafts (New York Times, 36 hours in Perugia, 2017)
“To call Giuditta Brozzetti a textile workshop would be an understatement. Its location, in the high-arched church of San Francesco delle Donne, which dates to the 13th century, is a destination in itself. Brozzetti is a multigenerational labor of love that focuses on handmade reproductions of the city’s famous textile designs (like the griffin, the symbol of Perugia), all produced on 18th-and 19th-century wood looms. The current owner, Marta Cucchia, is deeply informed about how to create these patterns, and knows the difficulties of keeping such skills alive in the modern world (weekend visits by appointment).”
More pics here. Worth the visit!
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