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CASA ROSA - in the breathtaking Park of Mount Subasio just outside Assisi - Cimabue

Bedrooms 2
Space 645 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Barbecue
  • Wireless Internet
  • Washing Machine
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Parking




Living room with sofa/divan, DVD/CD, dining table and 4 chairs, china cupboard, Internet Wi-Fi access.

Kitchen with fitted cupboards and marble work surface, inset gas hob with extractor over, sink, built-in fridge/freezer, oven with grill, toaster, iron and ironing board.

Bedroom with double bed (or twins on request), wardrobe with a glass door that opens onto garden facing west.

Second bedroom with single bed, wardrobe and chest of drawers.

Bathroom with walk-in shower, basin, bidet, WC.

Doors from living room to east facing terrace and pergola with spectacular views over the valley, table and chairs for al fresco meals.

Access to pool with panoramic views and BBQ.

Sleeps 2-4

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About the property

Casa Rosa

CASA ROSA is a traditional stone farmhouse set high in the green hills of Umbria, central Italy, some 10 km (6 miles) north-east of Assisi.

The house is divided into holiday apartments and is surrounded by woods and farmland, all apartments have beautiful views over the National Park of Mount Subasio.

Each apartment has its own kitchen and bathroom and balcony or terrace. All apartments are comfortably furnished, beautifully decorated and each apartment can accommodate from 2 to 5 people.

The Farm: THE FARM stands in a regional park, on a spur above a small river, with breathtaking views over the Tescio valley and across the hills to Mount Subasio.

Hiking in Umbria:

From Casa Rosa it is possible to hike a numerous amount of trails in the Umbrian region.

Children welcome: Kids of all ages can stay.

Credit cards: Credit or debit card payment accepted.

English spoken: Host speaks English

WiFi: Wireless internet access available.

Owner has pets: Animals living on the property.

Swimming pool: On the premises.

A laundry room is available for use free of charge

Limited mobility: At least one bedroom & bathroom accessible without steps.

Reaching Casa Rosa: FLYING

Perugia ( half hour by car) is served by Ryanair (ryanair.com). The airport is small, bustle-free and well connected to the motorway towards Assisi. Ryanair also flies to Pescara, Ancona and Pisa which is not much further away, and sometimes flight times are more convenient than those to Perugia.

Easyjet (easyjet.com) offers affordable flights to Bologna (north of Florence, 2 - 2.5 hrs drive from Assisi) and Rome (also 2 - 2.5 hrs drive from Assisi).

Car hire is available at the airport: Avis (Perugia Airport office) tel. 0039/075/6929796 or 6929346) Hertz (Perugia - collection at airport can be arranged) tel. 0039/075/5002439

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Ella Grima
Member since: 2006
Speaks English, Italian
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
23 August, 2017

About Ella Grima

I am a clinical psychologist and photographer - I love nature, wildlife, art and love the tranquility and serenity of life at Casa Rosa (after several years of life in big cities!).

Ella Grima purchased this apartment in 1989

Why Ella Grima chose Assisi area

Relaxed, bohemian vibe out in the wilds yet close to civilization. An organic garden and woodland yurt add to the convivial, communal idyll.

Once you've wrenched your gaze from pool-side panoramas over the forested flanks of Monte Subasio National Park, and had your senses tickled by the sweet orchestra of lavender, Russian sage and Mediterranean herbs that assail you – strategically planted to waft their perfumes into the apartments – have a look inside. The mural and decorative works of artist Jennifer Holmes embellish the homely, colourful, bohemian interiors. Antique kettles and pots, bunches of dried herbs suspended from ceilings, well-stocked wine racks and flora 'n' fauna painted surrounds to mirrors and French windows, all lend themselves to a relaxed vibe, while an organic vegetable garden, and a yurt tucked away in the woods, add to the communal, convivial idyll.

There's WiFi if you need it but it won't distract you from the views; lap them up from your balconied terrace. Better still, take the book of local walks provided, add a picnic, and head for the wooded hills.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thank you for your very warm and generous welcome. We have had a wonderful week at Casa Rosa, enjoying the well kept gardens and faboulous views from the swimming pool, as well as the confortable accommodation. Hope to return soon.
Jul 2011
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Accommodation and facilities for Cimabuein Assisi in Province of Perugia

Property Type:
  • apartment (detached)
Building Type:
  • villa
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 645 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • rural
  • town
  • Farm Holidays
  • Historic
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 5 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Single Bed
    Living-room - 1 Sofa bed/Futon
  • CD Player
  • Child's Swing
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Terrace
  • 6 garden chairs
  • 6 deck chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
Leisure Activities:
  • horse riding
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • swimming
The house is divided into holiday apartments - one large apartment occupying the whole of the first floor, and two smaller apartments sharing the ground floor, a further apartment in the converted stables. It is surrounded by woods and farmland. Please enquire for more details and costs of each apartment.


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average rating of 4.75 based on 5 reviews

Très bel endroit et accueil charmant, c'était parfait.

  • 5 of 5

Nous avons passé une semaine parfaite à casa rosa: accueillis avec gentillesse et une courtoisie charmante, nous avons été également charmés par cet endroit magnifique perdu dans les collines mais tout près d'Assise. Les enfants ont adoré la piscine et en ont bien profité! Nous avions loué le gîte Cimabue, simplement et joliment décoré, et qui dispose d'une terrasse avec une vue sublime!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 17, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
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Away from the Daily life Hustle

  • 4 of 5

We, a family of 4, had a great time at Cimabue, it was a nice ride from and to Assisi on a via bianchi after which you reach the quite, relaxing place of Ella and Alessandro.

The hammock, a glass of wine and one evening even a herd of 15-20 boars (in the far distance) completed the picture. A must-stay-place!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 8, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
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Peaceful,relaxing, beautiful Casa Rosa.

  • 5 of 5

We arrived late at night at Casa Rosa somewhat stressed after two days of intense travel. All I remember, getting out of the car in the dark, is the immediate silence and the scents of lavender and jasmine. We loved sitting on our little terrace late into the night listening to the quiet and delighting in the blinking lights of fireflies. Our little stable house was charming and rustic, as we expected it to be. Assisi is a 10 or fifteen minute drive away and is truly charming, historical and spiritual. We usually went later in the day for a walk and dinner.

We were so exhausted by our daily lives at home that we found ourselves drawn to spending the hot parts of the day by, or in, the pool. We loved the pool! Set in the Umbrian hills, surrounded by olive groves, oak forests, and edged by flowers and a large bank of lavender, it was sublime. We could only see 2 other homes in the distance. After getting up late for coffee on the little patio, I would find myself chuckling as I listened to my husbands snores only a few hours later from his poolside lounge under an umbrella.

Our 14 year old daughter and I tried to count all the different butterflies we saw every day, in all shapes, sizes and colors but we lost count.

We have a family tradition of agreeing on one word to epitomize a place we have been and our word for Casa Rosa is "soft". Soft air, sounds, hills, trees.

Jennifer, the owner, was extremely kind and patient with our questions. It is clear that Casa Rosa is a gentle reflection of herself and what she has intentionally created over the years. My visit was enriched by meeting her and seeing her art; paintings, and mixed media. Inspiring.

You can easily travel to innumerable towns and villages within an hours drive away if you want sights and restaurants. We didn't.

We were quite thrilled with walks, talks, wines and food, and spending relaxing time here together as a family in such peace.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 13, 2009
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2009
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May at Casa Rosa

  • 5 of 5

This was my third visit to Casa Rosa, which is probably the most peaceful

and relaxing place in the world. But the first time in May rather than

August, would it be OK I wondered? It was fantastic! The weather was

glorious, the pool warm but the greatest treat for us was the wildlife.

Although this was the first time I haven’t seen wild boar at Casa Rosa,

other things made up for it. The cherry tree on the way to the pool was

laden with ripe cherries warmed by the sun, it seemed the more we ate the

more there were! There were so many wild flowers including pretty orchids

and exotic butterflies. We watched hoopoes on the lawn, found porcupine

quills, the bird song was magnificent, they seemed to sing from dawn to dusk

and then as night fell, we heard night jars. As it got dusk sitting outside

with a glass of wine, we suddenly noticed little twinkling lights around the

bushes, fire flies. They seemed to get brighter and brighter, darting about

rather like Tinker Bell in Peter Pan, a short walk up the drive they covered

the bank above us, like tiny flashing Christmas lights. Such happy memories.

Thank you Casa Rosa for sharing it with us, what a very special place.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 14, 2009
  • Date of Stay: May 2009
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Nearest Airport
20 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
180 Kilometres
Nearest Train
10 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
10 Kilometres
Car: necessary

ASSISI, the nearest town, is the home of St. Francis and his female counterpart, St. Clare. For seven centuries Assisi has been a focus for pilgrimage, and the area is rich in traditions associated with the saints. The town itself has been carefully preserved, its steep medieval streets winding between churches and houses of rose-coloured stone.

Within a 60 km (40 mile) radius of Casa Rosa are the ancient hill towns of Gubbio, Spello, Cortona, Spoleto, Orvieto and Todi, each with its medieval centre. Perugia, the region's capital, is 25 km. (15 miles) away, a stylish university city with striking medieval architecture, important Etruscan remains and major works of art.

To the West, Lake Trasimeno offers swimming and water sports for most of the year. To the South and East lies Umbria's wildest scenery - the forests and gorges of the Valnerina, the mountain peaks and remote alpine pastures of the Monti Sibillini.

Other Activities: Hiking, Bird watching, Pilgrim destination, Historical cities