In the foothills of St. Francis’ beloved Mount Subasio, a short distance from Assisi, this 16th-century stone farmhouse has been carefully restored by Stefano and Rebecca Bagnoli. Rebecca is a native American and originally came over to Italy to study. Stefano is an architectural land surveyor, so this was the perfect project for this young couple.
A welcome basket awaits, full of goodies from the farm: wine, eggs, cheese, honey, olive oil and home-made jams, all put in a great basket from amishbaskets.com. In the bathrooms Rebecca leaves her handmade soap and a little sprig of lavender. There are pigs on the farm, so they also produce ham, salami and sausages, as well as red and white wine. From the vegetable garden you may pick whatever you like – red peppers, fat tomatoes and huge lettuces.
The rooms are light and airy and much of Stefano’s grandmother’s furniture has been used. The apartments are quite independent but guests can come together in the evening in the communal garden. You are deep in the Mount Subasio National Park.
Originally published on Alastair Sawday’s Special Places to Stay