Overlooking the hills of beautiful Perugia in the medieval village of Castello delle Forme, this modern apartment is newly furnished in contemporary Italian design (eg lamp by Foscarini, Kartell chairs by Philip Stark). Large doors to the balcony open the living space to panoramic views across the vines and olive groves of the Tiber valley. Fully modern kitchen for self-catering, all 'mod cons' for care-free living, large terrace for outdoor dining, a smaller side balcony captures the morning sun. There is a large shared pool and amenities, easy parking. The university city of Perugia is ideal for art lovers, wine, shoppers, chocolate (!), the Umbria Jazz Festival, and the Montone Film Festival in July, plus countless local festivities. Ten mins from Deruta, the ceramics capital of Italy, near to Assisi, Todi, Spello, Lake Trasimeno, ready access to Bologna, Florence, Rome. Great local vineyards and wines (Montefalco, Montepluciano, Orvieto) and wonderful restaurants. Easy reach from Perugia airport (Ryanair from Stansted).
- Apartment645 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Min Stay7 nights
Contemporary apartment in Castello delle Forme, Nr. Perugia - peace and tranquility in the heart of green Umbria
- Calendar last updated:
- Sep 22, 2018
Hi, meet Ruth and Mike, and welcome to our property page. In 2005 we spent 5 glorious months working and travelling in Umbria. We fell in love with the place, the art, the food and wine and particularly the wonderful city of Perugia. We found the apartment, with the fabulous view and didn't want to leave. We are busy professionals in the field of education and have lived and worked in different parts of the world, most recently in Ireland and in Italy. We have four children who, sadly, are beginning to spread their wings although we have two grandchildren and, hopefully, more on the way. We could happily live here in Castello delle Forme and love nothing more than to escape the hurly-burly of the city for the fun and tranquility of community life. Do come and experience it for yourselves!
Why Owner chose Marsciano
The village of Castello delle Forme captures everything that is wonderful about rural life in Umbria. We are close to the city of Perugia, an endless source of fascination and learning, we have stunning views across the Tiber valley, we have all of the amenities and friendship that a small community can bring. The weather really warms up in June and then the pool is a real necessity. The apartment is nicely self-contained, modern and allows for very easy living, and we have good access to a wide range of facilities whilst also enjoying privacy and seclusion from the madding crowds.
What makes this Apartment unique
The apartment has all 'mod cons' and has allowed Ruth to chance to infect it with her own style of furniture and fittings. It is very comfortable, has parking, lifts, central heating and air-conditioning, and is in easy reach of a wealth of eating places.
Pool / Spa
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
Beautiful Apartment with Stunning View
Absolutely loved this apartment it exceeded our expectations. Exceptional furniture and well equipped. Lovely pool area with sunny spots and shade as it was very hot. Lots to see and do in the area and the owners recommendations for restaraunts were spot on. The food served was exceptional, service excellent. Would highly recommend this accommodation in our fifteen years of using HomeAway this has been our favourite in Europe. Visit Spello a mountain town. Communication with Mike the owner was excellent. Lovely bed loved our stay.
Definitely stunning apartment
Beautiful breath-taking views from every room. Very relaxing environment. Very quiet and safe village .Well decorated apartment , modern and very clean. You have everything you need to make your stay comfortable, apartment was easy to keep clean too, dishwasher , broom , mops.The owners have thought of everything ,from shops , restaurants , attractions to swimming caps and much more. The other residents are very helpful and welcoming too. We really had a relaxing family time. There’s lots to do and see around if you wish to explore the area. The owners were very responsive to any queries and available on the first day to make sure we settled well. There was bottle of Chardonnay left as a welcoming gift which was a lovely touch and was enjoyed on the lovely balcony. Definitely a home away from home , the whole family loved it.
The apartment was everything we needed for two adults and two teens.
The apartment was really clean, spacious and comfortable with fantastic views of the countryside. It was our first visit to Umbria and we will be back. The village is a beautiful small picturesque village with no other tourists in sight. It was populated by characters who all seemed classic Italian. The countryside is beautiful and very accessible. There are lots of good restaurants within drivable distance.
The apartment has three very comfortable bedrooms and is bright and airy throughout. Ruth/Mike had left the most comprehensive instructions about everything in and around the apartment t, superior to any guide book. I would highly recommend this apartment.
second time in the apartment and loveing it.
Everything is good in this apartment. You can buy local food and wine to prepare and enjoy at the balkony, ore go out to dinner in one of many local restaurants.
But you need a car to come around.
This year enjoyed Perugia jazz-festival.....a wonderfull eksperience.
We will be back!!
Well placed with stunning views
Loved our stay, we could have sat on the balcony all day taking in the view. Friendly neighbours and lots of good vineyards within easy reach. I hired a bike from Harley Davidson Perugia to explore the area and my wife went for a hack at a local stable. Great place, owners were very easy to deal with.
Great views and super helpful owners
Travelled as a family with 20+ age children. We found the apartment very comfortable for the 5 of us and every day we enthused about the views. The weather during our stay was spectacular and we enjoyed easy trips to Perugia, the Goretti vineyard ( where the wine tasting was superb), the Marmore falls, the lago twice as the sailing and canoe hire was great at Acqua Dolce and Assisi.
Ruth and Mike were really helpful when due to our own stupidity we locked ourselves out the apartment.
We hope to travel back to Umbria and hope we can stay again at Castello del Forme.
Thank you so much for a wonderful holiday venue.
Oh and mind your head on the light above the table especially if you are over 6 foot!
Special interest holidays:
We can organise tours for wine buffs, chocoholics and/or music and jazz fiends.
One hour to the Sybilline mountains and National Park for walking and skiing, two-hour drive to Adriatic coast (Italian riviera), two-hour drive to the Tuscany coast. Closest beaches are Lake Trasemeno (25 minutes).
Perugia St Egidio Airport (Ryanair from Stansted), Rome (1 hour 45 minutes), Florence (1 hour 50 minutes), Bologna Forli (2 hours), car hire available and recommended.
1.5 km to San Valentino (bar, shops), 3.5 km to Deruta (all shops, banks, markets, ceramics outlets), 14 km to Perugia (all modern and historic facilities), half-hour drive to Assisi/ Torgiano/ Montefalco/ Orvieto for wine, olive oil and linen, Lake Trasimeno. An abundance of art and history almost everywhere. Perugia hosts the annual Umbria jazz festival (July), Orvieto the Winter Jazz festival (New Year).
Perugia, and its outlying districts, has all modern facilities, supermarkets, banks, hi-fashion shopping. Deruta is the home of Italian ceramic art, design and manufacture. The local restaurants range from small family hospitality, trattorias to formal haute cuisine - all champion 'slow food', local produce and regional cooking. There are many local markets (Deruta, Marsciano) for fresh food, cheeses, meats, wine. We organise tours of the excellent local vineyards and cantinas, to see and taste 'Perugina' chocolate manufacture, and for Umbria jazz. We can also chart trails for lovers of renaissance art, of linen and lace making.
Booking Notes: Cancellation policy: in the event of cancellation after 8 weeks from the start of the holiday, 50% of the rental payment is non-refundable, we return 50%. Towels and linen are included, property is cleaned on arrival. Special rates for long autumn/winter weekends (Christmas shopping!). Changeover Day: High season changeover day is Sunday. Depart by 10.00, arrival after 14.00. We can be flexible in the winter season.