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Enjoy 10 days in a food lovers paradise with activities like black truffle hunting, horse riding, visiting a beauty farm, wine tasting, and cooking. Experience a fantastic cooking holiday in Spoleto, Perugia, visit Assisi and a winery, a salami farm, and Spoleto. You will be welcomed to Casale Fusco, a country house bed-and-breakfast where you will stay.
On the ground floor, there is a dining room where continental breakfast is served every morning and a spacious living room with a fireplace and library. On the upper floor, there are five bedrooms with two independent entrances. Internet Wi-Fi and satellite TVs are available.
Just outside the house in the adjoining garden is the swimming pool. Exposed to sunlight from dawn to sunset and nicely embedded in a well-kept green surrounding, it provides a quiet and gorgeous space that overlooks a wide horizon and offers an ideal oasis for relaxation and outdoor activities. The pool is open from the beginning of May to the end of September, depending on the weather condition.
On the upper floor, there are five bedrooms with two independent entrances. Four of the five guestrooms have a private and modern bathroom. It is possible to combine two or three adjoining bedrooms to create an area for a family or a group of friends that would sleep four or seven adults and one infant and include two bathrooms and a kitchenette. The combined rooms can be accessed by their own entry. All the bedrooms and the entire residence are furnished and decorated with family furniture and heirlooms dating from the late 1800s.
They strive to maintain genuine and ancient Umbrian agricultural traditions. The origin of which dates back to the Etruscan period. From the hill of the farmhouse, you may appreciate many views including:
Everything has been taken care of to ensure guests a “full immersion” into Umbria, a region characterized by rolling green hills rich in history and traditions, already inhabited in prehistoric times by the Umbrians and the Etruscans, then became part of the Roman Empire.
The Casale Fusco country house is a beautifully restored old country home located on 18 acres, 10 kilometers northwest of Spoleto. It serves as an excellent base for day trips throughout Umbria, including Deruta, Perugia, Assisi, Spello, Trevi, Bevagna, Montefalco, Todi, and Orvieto. Casale Fusco features majestic sweeping views from its hilltop location and it is accessed from a paved country lane.
18 acres are divided into vineyards and olive groves. The garden and a terrace with a panoramic view create the perfect atmosphere for tranquil days. The surrounding tourist facilities include a swimming pool, horseback riding, and convenient restaurants. The area is perfect for mountain-bikers and trekking. For the adventurous, rafting and rock climbing are available in less than an hour's drive.
The territory of Umbria, encircled by Tuscany, Lazio, and the Marche is small but varied: 8456 square kilometers sketched out by rolling hills, impressive mountains, green valleys, fertile plains, lake basins, and majestic rivers. It is perfectly placed in the middle of Italy. The climate is sunny. The winters are quite short and the summers are hot.
This land of greatness offers tourists plenty of opportunities and starting points. It is a land of historical, artistic, cultural, natural greatness: a rich and diversified offer, which each of you can transform with his own capability to discover a personal itinerary (they can help you if you want). This rich environment and landscape are protected and valorized by seven regional parks.
There are the Valleys and the Mountains of the National Park of Mounts Sibillini, with centers where the past history is still visible, with their fortifications, their striking Romanesque churches, their hermitages, their ancient abbeys, their mills, their stone bridges over the water flows, their towers which superbly command over the whole territory.
And there are the towns, Assisi, Perugia, Orvieto, Todi, Gubbio, rich in history, ancient medieval buildings, with frescos and paintings in every church and museums with paintings of the most famous Italian painters. Hills and mountains, vines, olive yards, and woods create the perfect scenery for the gastronomy of Umbria, homemade pasta with truffles, extra virgin oil, cheeses and ham, lentils, red potatoes, lamb, wild boar, etc.
Important events attract thousands of visitors every year, Umbria Jazz, the Festival of two Worlds in Spoleto, the Sagra Musicale Umbra, the Festival of Nations, Corsa dei Ceri in Gubbio, the Quintana in Foligno, etc. Umbria is a region on a human scale and you will surely want to come a second time.
The history of Perugia goes back to the Etruscan period. Perugia was one of the main Etruscan cities. The city is also known as the universities town, with the University of Perugia, the University for Foreigners, and some smaller colleges such as the Academy of Fine Arts “Pietro Vannucci”, the Perugia University Institute of Linguistic Mediation for translators and interpreters, and the Music Conservatory of Perugia. Main sights are:
There are annual festivals and events like:
Less than half an hour east of Perugia and visible for miles around, Assisi is Umbria’s most famous town and one of its loveliest. This beautiful medieval town, with its geranium-hung streets, lovely views, and fountain-splashed piazzas, is heir to the legacy of St. Francis, patron saint of Italy and the town’s favorite son.
The 12th-century monk founded the Franciscan order and sparked a religious revolution. The town is an important pilgrimage site (the third most visited pilgrimage site in Italy) and hosts many religious conferences and festivals.
The Basilica di San Francesco is perhaps the most visited sight in Umbria, housing the saint’s relics and Giotto‘s renowned fresco series of St. Francis’s life. Local ruins provide a view into Assisi’s Etruscan and Roman roots, while grand palaces and majestic Roche (castles) from a later era tower above tile roofs.
Sadly, the town suffered serious damage during the earthquake of September 1997, but restoration was relatively swift and many splendid sites can be seen today.
Nestled on the slopes of Monteluco, you will find the medieval fortress city of Spoleto. The city’s urban planning began before the time of Augustus and was completed by 1 BC. Ancient ruins and three miles of aqueducts penetrate the center and the shell of a Roman amphitheater lies nearby. Thick walls and a magnificent gorge surround Spoleto and fine medieval and Roman monuments sit along the streets.
After its prominence in classical times, Spoleto became the seat of one of the most powerful states in Italy at the very beginning of the Middle Ages. It remained splendid through the golden years of the Middle Ages and Renaissance, acquiring its share of lovely monuments and quaint streets.
Although Spoleto is one of Umbria’s picture-perfect stops, it was almost unknown until Giancarlo Menotti selected Spoleto as the site for a summer arts festival in 1958 and his Festival Dei Due Mondi (Festival of Two Worlds) hasn’t left since. The Festival Dei Due Mondi (Festival of the Two Worlds) is an annual summer music and opera festival held each June to early July in Spoleto, Italy, since its founding by composer Gian Carlo Menotti in 1958.
It features a vast array of concerts, opera, dance, drama, visual arts, and roundtable discussions on science. The new artistic director of the festival today is Giorgio Ferrara.
You will be served typical Umbrian cuisine with genuine products. Products used are exclusively local products found in Umbria. From the adjacent working farm comes extra virgin olive oil DOP, the best quality. Enjoy the peaceful and relaxing atmosphere, while taking care of your body, mind, and spirit. It is an unforgettable regenerating vacation and coupled with the pleasure of elegant dining in which the restaurant serves only genuine local products.
The new Assisi-Spoleto bike path offers a cycling holiday well worth considering for families, professional bikers, children, and adults who love nature and enjoyment.
The bike path, 70 kilometers long, winds across the plains closely following the river banks of the rivers "Teverone" and "Marroggia" as it takes you to towns and cities like Assisi, Spoleto, Foligno, and Trevi and lesser-known villages that are still untouched by mass tourism, giving visitors the opportunity to experience a way of life and traditions that have not changed for centuries. The bike path start at Pontebari (Five kilometers from Agriturismo Casale Fusco).
The beauty treatments, featuring phytotherapy, are made with the finest cosmetic products. The center has the latest generation equipment, therefore, ensuring the highest quality treatments available providing complete satisfaction of the body, mind, and spirit.
Ciampino–G. B. Pastine International Airport
Leonardo da Vinci–Fiumicino Airport
Perugia San Francesco d'Assisi – Umbria International Airport
Autostrada (motorway) A1
Way out Valdichiana to Perugia to Assisi to Foligno, and to Spoleto (200 kilometers)
On starting from Spoleto railway station (with the building on your back) go straight for 200 meters, turn right, then go straight along Viale Marconi for about three kilometers. Immediately after crossing a small bridge (Ponte Bari) turn left to the Morgnano direction. The road winds for about five kilometers. you will climb over a hill with a junction, turn left to the “S. Martino T” direction. After one kilometer, you will find Casale Fusco on the top of a hill on your right-hand side.
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