Brigolante Guest Apartments
About the home
Just minutes from Assisi, among the foothills of Mount Subasio in Umbria, this 16th century stone farmhouse, once part of a larger castle, has been carefully remodelled into a holiday rental which blends historic features and modern amenities.
Our self-catering holiday flat, which is part of the original Brigolante farmhouse provides accommodations for two to four guests, making it a perfect agritourism holiday rental near Assisi for couples, families or small groups travelling together.
Our vacation rental apartment has a fully equipped kitchen with refrigerator and stove-top (cooker), a bedroom with a queen-sized bed, and an immaculate modern bath. Satellite TV, telephone, washing machine and independent heating are included in all our holiday rental apartments in Umbria.
The terracotta floors, hand painted tiles, antique and period country furnishings, and beautiful views overlooking the surrounding hills are just some of the features admired by guests of our vacation rental in Assisi.
|Size:||Sleeps up to 4, 1 bedroom|
Nearest amenities: 1km
|Family friendly?||Suitable for children of all ages|
Suitable for people with restricted mobility
|Notes:||No pets allowed|
No smoking at this property
|Luxuries:||Log fire, Internet access|
|General:||Central heating, Telephone, Satellite TV, Wi-fi available|
|Standard:||Kettle, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities:||Cooker, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms:||1 Bedroom, 1 family bathroom|
|Furniture:||Sofabeds (1), Single beds (1), Double beds (1), Cots (1), Dining seating for 4, Lounge seating for 2|
|Other:||Linen and towels provided|
|Outdoors:||Balcony / Terrace, Shared garden, BBQ, Bicycles available, Swing set|
Further details indoors:
Here is a sample of some of the amenities available to guests of our vacation apartment rentals:
~ welcome "aperitivo" from our selection of hand crafted natural liqueurs;
~ a guest basket of our home-made and home-grown products, including olive oil, wine, jam, and farm-fresh eggs;
~ fresh-cut wild or garden blooms in the bedroom of each vacation apartment;
~ handmade soap and sachets in each bathroom;
~ home-grown and natural products: eggs, meats, wild mushrooms and asparagus, jam, wine, olive oil and seasonal fruit, vegetables, and herbs for meals in our self catering apartment;
~ barbecue outdoors on our Weber gas grill;
~ children's swing set, slide and sandbox;
~ mountain bikes;
~ information and maps of surrounding park trails (including the historic Franciscan Trail);
~ access to internet and fax machine;
~ American bilingual host.
Further details outdoors:
We can also help with travel plans and itineraries throughout Umbria, Tuscany, the Marches and beyond.
We are available to assist in arranging private tours with multilingual guides, cooking classes, horseback excursions, shiatsu massage (right in your apartment!) and yoga sessions, and many other activities to help you create the Italian holiday of your dreams.
All rental fee prices are based on either a one week rental period which runs from Saturday to Saturday, or a daily rate with a minimum two night stay offered on a discretionary basis (generally not during high season).
The rental fee includes lodging, linens, final cleaning and all utilities (electricity, water, heat) except telephone (paid according to a metre reading upon departure).
For complete details regarding payment and cancellation policies, please ask for a copy of our General Conditions.
The Umbria region
Umbria is famous both for its forested hilly landscape and its rich art and architecture. Almost all the towns are located on hilltops, with gorgeous views over the surrounding woods, olive groves, and vineyards. For a first visit to Umbria, include Perugia for its Roman and late Medieval art and architecture and high-end boutique shopping, Assisi for its world famous Giotto frescoes and charming winding town streets, Spoleto for its early Medieval architecture, Orvieto for its one-of-a-kind well, Etruscan tombs and breath-taking cathedral, and Gubbio for its thoroughly medieval town centre.
To experience Umbria’s ravishing nature and scenery, visit the Piano Grande in the Sibilline park near Norcia (where you can also sample some of Umbria’s famous salami and truffles), the Marmore waterfalls and Valnerina, where white-water rafting is offered, and Lake Trasimeno with a ferry ride to the Isola Maggiore.
For a more in-depth taste of Umbria, don’t miss the small gems of Todi, Città di Castello, Spello, Montefalco, Trevi, Bevagna, and Amelia. All of these towns lend themselves to casual strolls through the streets, long cappuccino breaks in the main piazza, discoveries of tiny shops and boutiques, poking into the historic local church, and wonderful long meals of country Umbrian cooking.
Umbria also offers a rich tradition of wine and food: the whites produced around Lake Trasimeno at Tuoro and Passignano, Perugia and Torgiano and in the countryside near Orvieto are worth trying. The reds produced around Montefalco have gained an international reputation over the past few years, and the area is full of vineyards and cellars open to visitors for tours and tastings. Umbria also produces one of the world’s most sought-after olive oils, and most mills will offer tastings and sell directly to the public during pressing season.
The Assisi area
Brigolante is just minutes from Assisi, Umbria’s most famous town and one of its most beautiful. Known primarily as the birthplace of Saint Francis and home now to the Basilica of St. Francis, with its cycle of Giotto frescoes and the saint’s tomb, Assisi is not just a religious centre. Assisi has art and architecture which dates back to Roman times, including a pristinely preserved temple in the main square, and a progression of churches which serve as an example of each of the major historical architectural periods. Assisi is also dotted with charming little shops of local artists and artisans, and you can find local ceramics and artwork along side cafés and antique dealers. There are some wonderful restaurants which cater to locals and tourists alike where you can sample some of the local wine and oil and delicious Umbrian country cuisine, heavy on the pork and truffles. Assisi is especially inviting when decked out for the two main festivals of the year: Calendimaggio, a three day medieval festival in May, and the Feast Day of St Francis the first week of October.
Brigolante in located in the Park of Mount Subasio, which encompasses the town proper of Assisi and Spello and the surrounding foothills and slopes of Subasio. The park offers a variety of points of interest: tiny inhabited stone hamlets connected by stunning country roads and hiking trails, numerous isolated country churches and hermitages, some dating back to the time of St. Francis, and a chain of medieval bridges which criss-cross the Tescio river at various points along its ravine. The park is also home to a rich variety of wild animals and birds, including grey partridge, wild cat, squirrel, wood pigeon, magpie, jay, goldfinches and hoopoes, well as porcupine, badger, fox, weasel, beech-marten, and wild boar. Among birds of prey, in particular in the eastern section of the Park, there are buzzard, goshawk, and scops owl.
How to get there
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There are numerous options for flying between the UK and Umbria.
Ryan Air has a flight directly from London to the Perugia airport, which is only 15 km away. Otherwise, you can fly to Ancona (a small, provincial airport about 1.5 hours away) or Rome.
Alitalia has flights to Perugia with a stopover in Milan.
Otherwise, all major airlines fly into Rome and Florence airports, which are both just about 2 hours drive away.
We strongly recommend our guests hire a car for the duration of their stay. We are not well served by public transportation, and the charming hilltowns of Umbria are difficult to reach by bus or train.
The Perugia airport has car rental offices for Hertz, Budget, and Avis. You can easily book a car online.
For driving directions to Brigolante, please contact us directly.
Activities near Assisi
Rural / countryside retreats
02 Aug 2011
Brigolante is what Italian agriturismos are all about--countryside, close to tourist areas, delightful hosts, animals, trees, and more. We loved it there and found Rebecca, the owner, and her family... more
05 Jul 2011
You can be sure of a warm welcome at Brigolante from Rebecca and her family, as well as homemade jam, eggs from the farm hens and a bottle of wine to get you started on your first... more
03 May 2011
After a bustling week in Rome, and a harrowing drive (we prefer left side of the road in Australia!), Brigolante can only be described as heavenly. The beautifully decorated and well-equipped... more
|Rental prices originally quoted in: British £||Convert to:|
|Prices for group size 2|
|Period||From||To||Weekly||Nightly rate|| Minimum |
|High season||3 Mar 13||9 Nov 13||£ 600||-||-||1 Week|
|Low season||9 Nov 13||20 Dec 13||£ 525||-||-||1 Week|
|High season||20 Dec 13||5 Jan 14||£ 600||-||-||1 Week|
The property's weekend rates apply to: Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights
NB: Prices may be subject to change at the advertiser's discretion.
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