Photo gallery

San Mamiliano -- relax by the pool

The book I wrote about my adventure doing up a ruin in lovely Umbria

La Loggia -- a sitting room carved out of the rock

La Loggia -- master bedroom

La Loggia -- twin bedroom

The kitchen, just a few steps from the pool

The spacious bathroom has both a bathtub and a shower

The shower

The rooms are decorated with hand-painted furniture

hand painted furniture in every room

Make pizza in the oven down by the pool

A shady place for a long lunch

A fine place to relax and listen to some good music before dinner

The picturseque village of San Mamiliano

Nearby Spoleto has great shops and restaurants

Drinks by the pool anyone?

A cool spot for lunch after a dip in the pool

The highest waterfalls in Europe -- 15 mins away

Rafting on the nearby River Nera makes a great day out

Visit historic Assisi, then back to the peace and quiet

The beautiful Abbey of San Pietro in Valle 10 mins away

take a trek out into the mountains

Spoleto is famous for its lively arts life and beautiful architecture

Todi, a half hour's drive

A pool with a view

The village of Ferentillo is a 5 minute drive away

The wild flowers are spectacular

Spoleto, close by, is a great place to visit

The property has been painstakingly restored

A quiet location, yet close to some lovely places

The views from the property are quite spectacular