CASA JULIA is our Italian home set in the hills of Umbria.
Surrounded by hill top towns, olive groves, vine yards and fields of sunflowers.
Umbria is not only known as the Green Heart of Italy (il cuor verde d’Italia) but also the Land of the Saints (Terre dei Santi) It seems Umbria has 150 saints, mostly female.
Approximately 30 minutes to the north of our house is the spiritual town of Assisi home of St Francis and St Claire.
Saint Valentine is the patron saint of Terni and lovers.
Saint Rita, Cascia. Saint Veronica and Saint Margherita, Citta di Castello, St Lucy, Narni, St Bendetto, Norcia, and his twin sister St Sabastica is the patron saint of nuns.
Thirty minutes to the south is Orvieto famous for its cathedral and its very famous wine Orvieto Classico. Just down the road from Orvieto is Bolsena home of the miracle of the eucharist.
Perugia is our local city approximately 20 minutes from CASA JULIA well known for its annual jazz festival, architecture and its chocolate festival, the home of Baci the luxurious Italian chocolate.
Terni to the south is home to the most publicised attraction, the famous waterfalls. Several painters have captured them and Byron and Dickens both waxed lyricial about the Cascata Narmore. Further along is the church of San Stefano home of Le Mummie Di Ferentillo.
For outdoor activities Lake Trasemino, Italy’s 5th largest lake provides the perfect habitat for a wide variety of bird watching, sailing, swimming and water sports. San Feliciano on the east coast of the lake has an authentic fishing community. The harbour is dotted with fishing boats where fishermen sit and mend their nets.
CASA JULIA has 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms and sleeps 5 comfortably.
The property has all modern amenities yet with the charm of an Italian home.
CASA JULIA is surrounded by large open gardens, overlooking the swimming pool, and is set in farmland close to Rotecastello, San Venanzo and the market town of Marsciano.
There is lots of space for outdoor dining whilst you and your guests watch the sun go down.
If you prefer early mornings, have breakfast at the front of the property and watch the sun rise, listen to the cuckoo and the local farmer’s cockerel.
Alternatively just laze on your bedroom balcony and watch the mists lift over the hills.