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Hillside country house overviewing Umbrian countryside

Bedrooms 2
Space 2,152 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Two-story traditional farmhouse with 2 bdr, 2 bathroom, private garden and view

Casale is situated on a 100 acres hillside farm, called Maridiana, first alpaca farm in Italy.

MARIDIANA has been running since 1983, when the Berna family decided to leave the congested city of Rome for a more rewarding life in the countryside of Umbria. In 2008 the property has been certified 4 “spighe” by the Umbria Region on a system of quality certification of agro-tourisms (farm stays and B&Bs) from 1 to 5.

The CASALE was originally built as the tobacco drying barn for the farm. The two-story building has been completely restored. The external features have been maintained, while inside has been totally modernized.

CASALE has 2 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms, a separate kitchen, dining and living rooms. It can comfortably sleep 5 people.

The house is decorated with traditional antique furniture of the family and are completely furnished with all modern comforts.

During sunny days, you may also choose to eat outside, overlooking the valley.

Maridiana is situated in the Northern part of Umbria close to the border with Tuscany. The historical hill towns of Perugia, Assisi, Gubbio, Cortona and Lake Trasimeno are all within easy reach.

At Maridiana is possible to rent a second house adjacent to Casale. Together the two houses can sleep up to 12 people. Contact us for more information.

In addition, each house has its own private garden, independent entrance and parking space, free WI-FI.

More Details

Federico Berna
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english, french, spanish, italian
Calendar last updated:
July 18, 2018

About Federico Berna

Maridiana was established in 1984 when Gianni and Marisa Berna decided to leave Rome for a more rewarding life in the Umbrian Countryside. They carefully restored 3 traditional stone-farmhouses, one as their home and other two houses for rental. Since then they were visited by many tourists from States, Australia and Europe with whom they have established strong relationship. Marisa has been a teacher in the local schools, and now (retired) she is the promoter of a local film Film Festival (Montone Film Festival). Gianni, as development economist, has promoted local projects in new agriculture: ecotourism, renewable energies, natural fibers. Today MARIDIANA is the largest (and first) alpaca farm in Italy.

Federico Berna purchased this cottage in 1981

Why Federico Berna chose Umbertide

Because of the beauty of the property and its surrounding which are rich in nature, art and history. The view of the Niccone Valley that can be enjoyed from Casa Archi is just breathtaking.


Umbertide Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2152 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • smoking allowed
Location Type:
  • Rural ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Free Wifi
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • One room has in-suite bathroom with shower. The second bathroom has independent access and has a bathtub.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • First bedroom has queen-size double bed. second bedroom has three single bed, but two can be pulled together if requested.
  • Bicycles ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 1 bicycles
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • hiking


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Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Perugia St Egidio
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Nearest Golf
15 Miles
Nearest Train
20 Miles
Nearest Motorway
4 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
8 Miles
Fattoria Girasoli
Nearest Beach
110 Miles

Maridiana is a great starting point for sightseeing historical medieval towns of Umbria like Perugia, Assisi, Gubbio or Lake Trasimeno. Maridiana is located only 4 km from Umbertide, where most facilities can be found like groceries, medical facilities, cinema, shopping or a public swimming pool and water park.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $70.5

In cold season an Heating cost is due at €3 per m3.
Easter week has to be considered as High Season pricing (€145 nightly - € 1000 weekly)

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.