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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
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Private Pool
  • Internet
  • Parking


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:
22 August, 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 Marsciano

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


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average rating of 4.9117646 based on 35 reviews

A perfect place to explore Umbria or simply relax.

  • 5 of 5

This really is the most beautiful property you could imagine. With fabulous views all around, a lovely pool and the most delightful owners. The apartment has everything you could want and the area is stunning with so many wonderful places to visit. To sit with a glass of wine and watch the sun go down behind the hills is truly paradise! Thank you Carla and Franco.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 14, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Anthea, dear James, obviously the places select the people .... and you are fantastic people! The beauty of nature and art gets meaningful from the admired and respectful look of the people and that is why it has pushed me and my husband to open "paradise home" to those who think that beauty does good to the soul, enrich the Mind, relaxes our spirit, stressed by perennially running life.....and then be in two in such a romantic setting is also good for the couple relationship! Dear Anthea, dear James thank you for becoming part of the history of our corner of paradise. Carla & Franco
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Perfect Umbrian retreat

  • 5 of 5

If you want to get away from it all and relax in perfect surroundings,eat great food,visit idyllic towns and villages then this is the place for you.

The hosts Carla and Franco are lovely and supply everything you may need upon your arrival even a lovely Lasagna which my boys devoured.

One week here and we all felt totally recharged. This place is not for everyone but if you love Italy and the tranquillity of the countryside I'm sure you will love this place. If not then you don't belong in Italy.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 1, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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The most beautiful house in Umbria!

  • 5 of 5

Dearest Carla and Franco

Thank you for a wonderful 6 days in your beautiful home. The location, house and your hospitality were second to none and we had the most wonderful time.

We enjoyed spending time at the house, by the pool and cooking dinners to enjoy with the wonderful view in the evenings.

The house itself was perfect for a couple and Carla went the extra mile with a homemade lasagna and olive oil from the garden.

Our car meant that we also visited Marsciano, Perugia, Siena and Montapulcino, which were all a short drive away.

You were our favourite hosts and we love you home and hope to see our new friends again in Umbria or Rome!

Dom and Alex xx

  • Review Submitted: Jul 3, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Dominique & Alex, your words make us happy! We are convinced that a lifestyle close to nature and its gifts, art and riches, in a newly discovered privacy, make life better .... and in our little "casa paradiso" allows its inhabitants to enjoy all this. And sharing the beauty is good for the soul and often makes people friendly...so it was with you! See you soon Carla & Franco
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Very tranquil and great location

  • 5 of 5

Warm welcome by Carla and Franco

Location and experience is as the previous reviews suggest. Great location and fantastic weather.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 2, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: HI Richard & Alison, It was great to meet you and to host you in our paradise. Every year we welcome in our beloved garden new plants and try to implement the comforts of "home paradise" .....and, as you have experienced, we are in good relationships with weather as well !! We wish you every good. Carla & Franco
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Wonderful accommodation in idyllic setting

  • 5 of 5

What a wonderful place! We have just returned from a lovely week staying at Casa Paradiso. It came highly recommended and we totally understand why. We couldn't have asked for any more, from the most affable and friendliest hosts, the perfect location to all sights and attractions, the most stunning position in the Umbrian Hills to the beautiful garden and accommodation.

Thank you Carla and Franco for making our first family holiday such a special week, we will return! A presto!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 18, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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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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Nearest Airport
20 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
3 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
25 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
20 Kilometres
Nearest Train
7 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
12 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
3 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
25 Kilometres
Car: necessary

Special interest holidays:

On your request we will be happy to book for you useful cooking classes of Umbria and, more generally, Italian.

At your disposal you have two bikes to discover greenways along rivers and through fields and small medieval villages on the hills around our old farmhouse.

What better opportunity to reach in half an hour the places where lived, preached and died St. Francis: Assisi, Gubbio and the wonderful land of Umbria with its art, its culture, its nature and .... its good and famous cuisine!


In an hour fourty five you are in Ancona, in the middle of the promontory of Mount Conero with its beautiful coastline and beaches where swimming, diving and surfing. In twenty minutes you are on the Trasimeno lake's sandy beaches, where you can practice all water sportses. In about an hour you can reach Lake Bolsena .


The nearest airport, 20 mins, is Perugia with direct flights from London . Rome 1 hour 30 mins. Pisa 2 hours 30 mins.Ancona 1 hour 45 mins. Car hire or use of your car is essential for visiting the art cities and the wonderful natural places of surroundings.


Busy town of Marsciano 7 mins.; Perugia 20 mins;Corciano 20 mins; Assisi 30 mins.; Orvieto 40 mins.; Todi 15 mins.; Spoleto 50 mins.; S. Feliciano(lake Trasimeno) 20 mins.; Arezzo 1 hour 10 mins.; Florence 1 hour 50 mins.; Cortona 1 hour;Montefalco and Bevagna 40 mins.;Gubbio(Feast of the Ceri May 15) 1 hour; Sangemini 30 mins.; Civita of Bagnoreggio and its suspension bridge

Further Details:

Marsciano has supermarkets, banks, cinema, beauty salons and restaurants serving traditional Umbrian food.Nearby there are restaurants with gourmet Italian cuisine The first Sunday of each month in the village of Campello on Clitunno river has an antique market of the most beautiful and richest of the Central Italy,located just 40 minutes driving peacefully from the apartment. Using the same time you will be in Bevagna where every 3rd Sunday of the month there is a market in the streets of the Etruscan city.

Water sports at lake Trasimeno: the lake Trasimeno is the fourth largest lake in Italy within a 20 min. drive from your apartment. A popular pastime is to take a small ferry to one of its islands for lunch. For the more active,the lake offers a variety of water sport, such as sailing, wind-surfing and diving. May 15 in Gubbio, a town where lived S. Francesco each year repeats the extraordinary FESTIVAL of CERI, which attracts an international audience. We are just on the "wine route of the Song", a vast area full of vineyards and companies who sell it.Some Companies invite you to visit their cellars and taste their wines for free:I want to remember a wine for everyone, the magnificent red Sagrantino of Montefalco!

Do not miss a visit to San Gemini, one of the most beautiful medieval villages of Italy, full of craft shops and a church of the twelfth century, a superb bell tower and a 360 degree panorama of the Umbrian hills.Sangemini is also the village of the same named mineral water and nearby ruins of the ancient Roman city of Carsulae.In July two great cultural and entertainment events: the Umbria Jazz Festival in Perugia and Festival of Two Worlds in Spoleto.And Civita di Bagnoregio,the dying city, a wonderful handful of houses on top of a hill accessible just walk through an old bridge, that is a candidate to become a World Heritage Site


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday apartment in Marsciano, Umbria

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
High Summer
11 Jun 2017 - 26 Aug 2017
6 night minimum stay
for 6 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £6 per night, per additional guest
27 Aug 2017 - 23 Sep 2017
6 night minimum stay
for 6 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £6 per night, per additional guest
24 Sep 2017 - 14 Oct 2017
6 night minimum stay
for 6 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £6 per night, per additional guest
1 May 2018 - 2 Jun 2018
6 night minimum stay
for 6 nights
3 Jun 2018 - 25 Aug 2018
6 night minimum stay
for 6 nights
26 Aug 2018 - 30 Sep 2018
6 night minimum stay
for 6 nights
My Standard Rate
6 night minimum stay
for 6 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £6 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Additional Guest Fee £6.39 per person per night

Booking Notes:
The price is for 2 guests for 1 week.For the third guest 50 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.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
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