Spello is truly one of Umbria’s most lovely gems! Nestling away on the hillside between Assisi and Spoleto, it is an enchanting hilltop town with a wealth of history. See medieval walls, Roman archways, renaissance painting and enjoy the cafes, ice cream parlours and restaurants that this little town has to offer. During May and […]
Calendimaggio in Assisi 4 – 7 May 2016
So many reasons to visit Umbria… The stunning celebrations in Assisi at the beginning of May called Calendimaggio is just one! Combine a stay at Villa Bastiola with a visit to Assisi (45 minutes drive away) and enjoy this fantastic festival. The origins of the Assisi festival of Calendimaggio go back to Roman times with the […]
Festa dei Ceri – Gubbio, 15 May 2016
More things to experience in Umbria… Umbria is so culturally rich in tradition that there is always a celebration or re-enactment taking place somewhere. This time it’s the race of the giant wooden candlesticks in Gubbio in May!!! Sounds crazy (indeed Gubbio boasts of its “fontana dei matti” – fountain of the madmen – it’s […]
Special offer! Umbrian villa with pool for just £1500 per week in August!
Book the gorgeous Villa Bastiola with pool in Umbria for up to 8 guests for just £1500 for the week of 6th – 13th August 2016!! Villa Bastiola is a private villa with infinity pool in Umbria, perfect for 2 families or 2 groups of friends to share. Divided into two luxury self catering apartments, […]
Villa Bastiola gets an infinity pool!
After owning Villa Bastiola for 10 years, we finally took the plunge (terrible joke) and invested in a gorgeous infinity pool! It nestles in the gardens overlooking the olive grove and incredible views of Umbria and Tuscany beyond. At 10m x 5m […]