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You will be the Only Guests in a Corner of Paradise on Top of a Hill 360°view

Bedrooms 1
Space 538 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 6 nights


About the property

Eco apartment in the Heart of Umbria among green hills,olive groves ,vineyards

Welcome to you who have chosen virtually visit our corner of paradise. Close your eyes and imagine....

The Climate: Warm, with generous sunshine

The location: Beautiful hills of Umbria

The House: Built of solid ancient stone

The Swimming pool: Gently sloping steps, surrounded by garden, overlooking a stunning panorama

The Garden: Perfumes, colors, shapes, harmony

The Vegetable Garden: Fresh and strictly organic seasonal veggies

The Olive Grove: Beauty and elegance, and a delicacy for the palate

The Life-style: Love and respect for nature; good food, good wine, good music, good books, good company....la "dolce vita" !

All of the above is available and ready for you to appreciate and enjoy.

In summary:

- You will be the only guests at Casa Paradiso

- You will be in an environment equipped with all modern comforts surrounded by a stunningly beautiful landscape.

- You will be a short distance away from the shopping and entertainment available in a lively town.

- You will be in the center of Umbria, with easy access to some of the most beautiful cities in Italy.

We – and Casa Paradiso – look forward to seeing you here..!

More Details

Carla Franceschelli
Member since: 2011
Speaks English, French, Italian
Calendar last updated:
24 May, 2017

About Carla Franceschelli

We are Carla and Franco, both doctors in Rome.

We have a son who took a Master's degree in Economics and a daughter, historian of contemporary art and photographer.

Our family is completed and delighted by the presence of two wonderful cats,the kitten sisters Gaia and Maya .

I have been practicing the noble martial art of tai chi chuan for four years and if you want it I'll be happy to do it with you outdoors for the well-being of body and mind

We love traveling, reading good books, seeing good movies, eating healthy and natural food and drinking a little wine, but very good with friends. We love the art and the nature and in Umbria have found their harmonious synthesis. In organising of our offer of high-quality holidays, we have become what we are now through our guests: thank you very much!

Carla Franceschelli purchased this apartment in 2001

Why Carla Franceschelli chose Perugia area

Looking for a place near to the most beautiful art cities of Umbria we had a vision .... and it was love at first sight: a hill, an old stone house, a 360 degree view of hills , small villages, medieval castles, fields, woods and a small lake ... and it was easy to reach through a small stretch of a white road in good condition.

We have renovated our "Casa Paradiso" with seismic criteria in the absolute respect of the original structure and materials, we recovered.Our corner of Heaven gave us privacy and tranquility, but at the same time yet within five minutes by car from Marsciano, full of supermarkets, banks, shops, bars, restaurants, people.

In a few days the vision has become our reality and after some months our loved home.

What makes this apartment unique

The location of the property, situated on the top of hill, gives the possibility to reach easily the most beautiful art town of Umbria, the Trasimeno lake, a lot of shopping centres and the Perugia and Antognolla golf clubs.

Our guests enjoy the products of our organic garden according to the season: strawberries, peas, beans, chard, lettuce in spring; tomatoes, arugula, salade, zucchini, green beans, peppers, eggplants, melons, watermelons during the summer; broccoli, cauliflower, chicory in autumn.The sun and the swimming-pool bronze skin while extra vergin oil produced from our olive grove improve healthy.With our two bicycles the guests can visit the green hills around , the paths along the Felsinone and Nestore rivers, the small villages and also organize a tour of Trasimeno lake

Guestbook comments from the owner

"Mercì pour votre accueil!La maison est tres agreable a vivre...mercì aussì pour votre delicates attentions...Carla pour las delicieuses lasagnes...and Franco pour bonne humeur..a tre bientot( Elisa & Guillaume, Paris, May 2013)

"We consider ourselves very lucky to have spent 3 biss happy weeks here.We spent most of last winter looking forward to returning to this beautiful spot!Sarah & Brian,Newark,June 2013)

"Such a privilege to stay here. What a very special place Casa Paradiso is...wonderful hosts and wonderful views.We had an Amazing week here. We know why you love this place..think we do too. (Sue & Berry GB, July 2013)

A lovely week- what a beautiful place, so peaceful and with such great views!...Thank you so much to Carla and Franco for the lovely welcome pack...also their generosity and friendliness. We would love to come back( Barbara , Brian, Tom and Helen,GB, July 2013)
Feb 2011
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Marsciano in Umbria

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 0
Building Type:
  • farmhouse
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 538 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • river
  • rural
  • village
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Farm Holidays
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
  • The bathroom consists of a shower, bidet, washbasin and toilet. The shower is finished with italian mosaic tiles, and the floor is original terracotta. There is also an old wooden cabinet for linens and bath items. This room also has original chestnut beams. All windows and doors are equipped with mosquito nets.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4 (1 double bed and 1 double sofa bed ) Notes on bedrooms: The bedroom has two single beds which can be converted to a double bed and bedside tables with lamps. There is also a large antique wardrobe and chest of drawers. The floor is original terracotta and the ceiling beams are chestnut. Room overlooks pool.with a lovely window
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • Video Library ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Veranda ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 2 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Normally you are welcome starting from 16 and check out at 10 o'clock. A welcome pack of wine, water, milk, bread and oil extra virgin home produced is provided .Kitchen is supplied with basics such as tea,coffee,sugar etc.There is internet access and smoking is no permitted.The big house has two apartments: the largest is used often by us and the smallest only from you, who will enjoy privacy,pool and relax surrounded by nature It is available to you a list of Restaurants and Pizzerias we tested directly..In case of cancellation it will be refunded 50% of the amount paid only for a serious cause noticeable within one week before arrival. We knows the Umbria's land for many years and will be happy to suggest you itineraries and curiosity not always present in the guidebooks.The true meaning of our hospitality is to share with you the joy of living in a land so beautiful! Outside: The swimming- pool (12 x 4 meters) is shared only with us when we are present and is opened from June until late September. In the garden near swimming pool there is a gazebo with iron coloured table and 4 iron chairs for eating and barbecue. Around swimming-pool there are 4 comfortable sunloungers. Comfortable chairs are available for those who want to read or relax under the shade of trees. Around the property fields, groves of oaks and pines, a stream that forms a small lake, a ring of hills that lead up medieval castles, small villages with their steeples: nature and art The beloved garden thanks us with a magnificent production of flower: among all the many varieties of roses and peonies. The wood that we planted conteins native tree species such as oaks and holm oaks, fragrant trees such as linden and many others: from March until Otober bloom fairs and festivals anywhere with good food, local products and spread musical notes: it's time to arrive, we wait for you. Utility Room: Drying rack for drying clothes, broom and mop to clean floors, iron and ironing board, detergents. All linen is provided. Linen is changed after every client and every week for guests who remain for more than a week. The apartment is cleaned after every guest. Washing linen & final cleaning are included in the weekly price. Possibility to book massages during the weekend


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(28 traveller reviews)


Absolutely lovely

  • 5 of 5

We have just returned from a week's holiday at this wonderful property.

We were given a very warm welcome from our hosts, Carla and Franco, including a delicious Lasagne, to save us cooking a meal on our first evening.

The property if beautiful. Driving off the road and down a track, the house sits in extensive gardens. They were still very pretty, even though we'd missed the best of Carla's many roses.

The views go on and on, with the nearest house being about a quarter of a mile away, so the seclusion and privacy adds to the peace and quiet of this lovely holiday home.

Carla and Franco departed the next morning and we were trusted to be the keepers of their property for our week's stay.

The annex is very homely and comfortable, with everything you could need. Beautifully renovated, we have had a really relaxing time, and would love to return when the weather is a little warmer, so we could enjoy the gardens more than we were able on this occasion.

Our hosts returned to wave us goodbye, and we enjoyed a morning coffee in their lovely farmhouse kitchen with them, and the lovely lady who looks after the annex, before we left.

Wonderful hosts, a truly idyllic location, and a perfect holiday home. Thank you for a very enjoyable holiday.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 13, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Just fantastic.....

  • 4 of 5

Arrived after a long drive through France to be personally welcomed by the owners Carla and Franco....if you have a decent sat nav ( and follow Carla's instructions ) you will find the property easily. A good explanation as to how the apartment works and even better, was the home made Lasagne waiting for us in the fridge !

Also ,very thoughtfully provided were some basic provisions to last you until a visit to the local supermarket.

The apartment was perfectly sized for the two of us and well equipped with all kitchen hardware if you needed to cook indoors,also provided was a portable BBQ .

The location is very rural and the views are simply stunning,everything that has been previously written on this subject is true.....we really enjoyed sitting outside in the evening with a bottle of wine,watching and listening to the Owls fly through the valley. The garden is well looked after,the pool is great,we had a really relaxing week here.

If you prefer to use the property as a base and visit Umbria's sights,then it is well placed. As we were travelling by car for nearly a month throughout Europe we only wanted to do a couple of visits. Spoleto and Orvieto were well worth it.

Would definitely return and also recommend to our friends.....thank you Carla and Franco.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 5, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Friends thank you so much for telling your stay with us.! I want to talk about why I prepare cooked for our guests rigidly with seasonal products from our organic garden .... .I think that the true knowledge of an area also through the flavors and aromas of the land products in the manner and time of the cycle of nature...and the food in general is one of the strongest and lasting memories that our trips give to you...so when I make lasagna or parmigiana with tomatoes and eggplant or zucchini from our garden I would like to give our guests a little bit of flavors of fantastic Umbria land. Looking forward to see you again Franco and I wish you the best for your life. Carla with Franco
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Our paradise for a week.

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful week in Casa Paradiso. The house and garden are stunning. At the beginning it was hard to find, but with the help of Carla we arrived in the afternoon at this wonderful place.

We were welcomed by Carla and Franco with a nice meal ,a bottle of wine and the fridge full of fruit , food and drinks for the first day. The next day Carla gives us advice for visting the beautiful cities in Umbrie.Spoleto,Assisi and Orvieto. In the early morning we travelled to these cities to walk around an to see the beautiful buildings and to enjoy a nice meal.After that we travelled back home to enjoy sitting in the garden or at the lovely swimmingpool. The weather was perfect. Eating, drinking and relaxing with a beautiful view from the hill.

Dear Carla and Franco , we hope to see you and your family again in the coming years and thank you for a great holiday,

kind regard,

Heleen and Hans

  • Review Submitted: Sep 21, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Heleen & Hans, you have fully expressed the philosophy of "Casa Paradiso" and its guests: eat good food, drink a good glass of wine, preferably red, relax in the pool water, in the sun or under the shade of the great willow, admire the beauty of the cities art of' Umbria, and then return to their daily lives refreshed and enriched. So when you want "Casa Paradiso" will be really our home and we will always welcome you with open arms and joy. Carla & Franco
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  • 5 of 5

It will be a difficult decision next year for us not to return to Casa Paradiso. We think the decision has already been made. What a lovely converted farmhouse. Lots of room both inside and out. Situated in a fabulous setting with wonderful views over the rolling Umbrian hillside.

Only 10 mins into Marsciano which has several good supermarkets and pizzeria/restaurants. A great market each Monday.

Everyone has spoken so highly of Carla and Franco and they a both generous and lovely hosts. After a three hour drive from Pisa we were greeted with a fantastic homemade lasagna and a bottle of Montefalco Red. The location is ideal for some days out. We went to Perugia (far easier by train) Assisi, Spello,Lake Trasimene and lots of other towns worthy of a visit.

If it's a quite rest needed, then Casa Paradiso ticks a lot of boxes.

Best wishes and thanks to Carla and Franco.

Jenny and David (Lancashire UK)

  • Review Submitted: Sep 18, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear David & Jenny what can we respond to a review so beautiful that excited us? That we try to improve our welcome and hospitality by increasing the level of comfort of " Casa Paradiso", that our garden is growing year by year, giving us and our friends flowers and green until October, that our pool is a small set in the greenery in a hilly landscape, that Umbria, a land of hospitality and spirituality, leaves in the eyes, the heart and mouth of the traveler natural and artistic beauty, experience mystical personal and flavors of fantastic cuisine! Is not it an irresistible mix? Thanks David & Jenny to have seen all this. We are waiting for you with open arms the next summer. Carla & Franco
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A refuge from hustle and bustle

  • 5 of 5

Carla and Franco are a lovely couple who have created a wonderful home in a beautiful part of the Umbrian countryside. The views all around are stunning, and the garden is a delight. We found everything immaculately clean and comfortable. Carla had very kindly prepared a meal for us on our arrival, and she and Franco were often on hand to help or provide homegrown herbs or fruit. Perugia is an easy 30-minute drive if you want to experience one of Italy's most charming cities. Our visit to the waterfalls at Marmore, about an hour away, was a real highlight of our stay. We'd recommend Casa Paradiso to anyone looking for a temporary escape from a busy life.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 17, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Chris & Jill thank you for evaluated excellent your experience at "Casa Paradiso". For us, every guest means to accept and to relate to diversity and similarities, in other words share a human experience .And then good things are not so good if you do not share! We also think that the peace and the possibility of silence are today the real luxury and a medicine for our lives full of noises and voices often unnecessary. Dear Chris & Jill we wait for you the next summer to get together a fantastic spritz! Carla & Franco
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A truly stunning and relaxing location

  • 5 of 5

Given previous reviews, it's hard to top what's been said.

Simply a truly relaxing, stunning and well equipped location.

Carla and Franco were the perfect hosts, nothing was too much for them. Be prepared to be spoilt by them (food and wine on arrival etc), by their property and the stunning views.

A good location to see the obvious sites with easy reach of supermarkets, bars, restaurants etc.

We've traveled the world and stayed in some amazing locations, but to have the sole use of the location with it's awesome pool was a real treat for us both.

Like other visitors, we will be back soon.


Tom & Catherine

Hampshire UK

  • Review Submitted: Aug 7, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It is a privilege to receive from you, Tom and Catherine, so beautiful words addressed to us, to our way of hospitality and to "Casa Paradiso", that rises from the top of a gentle hill in the middle of the green Umbrian countryside. What you say makes us even more motivated in our path towards a hospitality of true excellence, founded on fairness, credibility and happiness to know people who share our love for the fine things in life. We will do yet better the next time you will return to meet us. Thank you so much Tom and Catherine ! Good life Carla & Franco
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Prices & Availability

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6 May 2017 - 10 Jun 2017
6 night minimum stay
for 6 nights
High Summer
11 Jun 2017 - 26 Aug 2017
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27 Aug 2017 - 23 Sep 2017
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24 Sep 2017 - 14 Oct 2017
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Additional pricing information

clining apartment £42.11
Refundable Damage Deposit £168.44

Booking Notes:
The price is for 2 guests for 1 week.For the third guest 40 Euro per week We require a deposit of 200 euros on arrival, which will be refunded upon departure if no damage to the property.In case of cancellation it will be refunded 50% of the amount paid only for a serious cause noticeable within one week before arrival. For those who never came in Umbria suggest you book two weeks to visit the most important art cities and enjoy the many cultural and culinary events of this magnificent land.

Changeover Day:
We prefer Saturday but we try to be flexible. Our guests usually arrive around 16 p.m. and chek out is at 10 a.m.

Notes on prices:
Payment is preferably by bank transfer. Please contact us also at number 0039 3474345222.

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