Just 15 minutes from the centre of Perugia, Casamassima is surrounded by the beautiful green hills of Umbria, a magical region in the centre of Italy. This hidden gem is a simple, but stylish Chic Retreat or 'agriturismo', offering an unpretentious escape from everything and everyone! With just 3 spacious suites and private swimming pool, Casamassima is a very private and tranquil place and offers a welcome change to the larger luxury hotels on offer in town.
Casamassima is a working farm (agriturismo) which was started by Prof. Giuseppe Ragnotti (Professor of Anatomy at the University of Perugia), grandfather of the current owner, at the end of the 1800s. So passionate about agriculture was he that during the second half of his life he dedicated himself completely to the production of wine and the best olive oil which received the Golden Medal for olive oil Ila Esposizione Campionaria Internazionale at Foligno in 1902, and the Diploma of Merit for Work in the Field of Production of High Quality Olive Oils in 1913. These traditions are continued in the same way using some of the same methods. The university town of Perugia is only 15 minutes away and the charming towns of Assisi and Citta di Castello are close by with some lovely shops, cafes and restaurants. Do hire a car as there are lots of pretty villages and towns to explore in this part of Umbria.
Home made meals using local produce are served at Casamassima.
Relais Casamassima was not affected by the recent tragic events that have taken place in Italy and we remain fully functional and open for existing and new reservations. We wish to extend heartfelt thoughts to all those affected during these times.
All of the 3 suites at Casamassima have air-conditioning, in-room safe, mini-bar, kettle with complimentary tea/coffee, flat screen satellite television, complimentary WiFi and the best quality bed linens and towels, down duvet and pillows. The most romantic suite is Suite 2 which is decorated in soft neutral colours and features a large bathroom with bath and hydro-massage shower. The bed has a canopy and there is a large covered balcony, ideal for night caps! The largest is Suite 3 (53sqm) which is decorated in a contemporary style with furniture from the 40's and artefacts from Bali and Africa. The en-suite bathroom has a large shower with in-built therapeutic jets and there is a small private balcony, perfect for star gazing. Suite 1 is private and elegant decorated in soft greys and orange. The sitting room has a fireplace and the private veranda is the perfect spot to read a book or enjoy breakfast.
How to get there?
From Perugia: Take the road Perugia-Ponte Rio. After about 1km turn left to Montelaguardia. Continue for 2km until the road for Ponte Pattoli. After about 400m make a sharp right turn into Strada Pieve San Sebastiano. Follow the road for about 500m until the wooded track. From the North: (Pisa/Firenze, etc.) Follow signs for and join the Autostrada A12/A11 to Firenze Exit at Firenze Nord, following signs for and joining the Autostrada A1 southbond toward Roma. Exit at Valdichiana junction and* follow signs for Perugia.Once you reach Perugia, start following signs for Cesena/Roma, and then only for Cesena. Please drive carefully and slowly as there are some tricky off ramps. **Once you are on this road (E45) heading north, pass the Ponte Valleceppi junction and exit at Ponte Felcino. Pass under the road and veer left then righ, towards Ponte Felcino and Perugia. Stay on this road and pass the turnings for Ponte Felcino. Drive for a further 5 km on Strada Molinella and just before you arrive in Ponte Rio, there is a turning on the right for Montelaguardia in Via delle Ghiande. Drive up the hill and through the small village of Montelaguardia. After the sign Montebagnolo, there is a bus stop named Montelaguardia : take the right hand fork and start travelling downhill. After about 250 meters there is a sharp right hand turn into a road bordered with four high cypress trees and the sign : Pieve San Sebastiano. Turn right. To the Relais: -follow this road for about 500 mt to where it splits into three. Bear right and follow the road. You will arrive to a gate with the number 5 on the right side. From the South: (Rome, Naples, etc.) As you exit Fiumicino Airport, follow the “Raccordo anulare” (ring road) to Rome following signs for and then join the Autostrada A1 northbond towards Firenze/Milano. Exit at Valdichiana junction and continue from*. Alternatively, exit at Orte junction, and follow the signs for Perugia/Cesena. Just before Perugia, continue from**. Estimated driving time from Rome: 2 hours
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Credit cards or bank transfer accepted
Cancellation at least 30 days before arrival, no charge. Between 29 and 15 days before arrival, one night charge. Before 15 days before arrival, full payment.
Please note: rates indicate FROM price for the given period and may differ for higher number of visitors. Rates currency is EUR.
Rates at Relais Casamassima are per room per night including breakfast.
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