Casale Laura

Central Umbria

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Accommodation

  • Lower Ground floor: Indoor heated* swimming pool (5m x 3m), fitness corner, seating area (TV). Shower room.
  • Ground floor: Living room (fireplace, A/C) with dining area and access to covered terrace. Kitchen (oven, microwave, dishwasher, A/C). Double bedroom (TV, A/C). Twin bedroom (TV, A/C). Shower room (washing machine). WiFi. Central heating throughout the house.
  • First floor: Double bedroom (TV, A/C) with access to terrace. Bathroom (separate shower).
  • Outside: Enclosed grounds (garden of lawns and flowerbeds). Dining terraces. Barbecue. Private parking.
  • Private swimming pool (12m x 6m) with steps. Open from 25th May to 28th September 2019.

The combination of glorious views over the Umbrian countryside, a tasteful interior behind a beautiful stone façade and, unique to our Italian portfolio, two pools, one of which is indoor, means Casale Laura is a welcome addition to our programme. Situated close to the hamlet of Casalalta in the hills behind Deruta, it is a fine example of an Umbrian villa which combines the elements of the past with the modern world ensuring a relaxing holiday for everyone.

Outside, two impressive olive trees stand to attention either side of the house and draw your eye to the landscape beyond.

This lovely view can be appreciated from the first floor balcony as well as from the wide spacious sun terrace which leads off the ground floor. From here, steps lead down to the outdoor pool area, where the large pool is attractively edged with paving and lawn.

For those who enjoy taking a dip, an added bonus is the indoor pool situated on the lower ground floor of Casale Laura. This floor has been dedicated to both fitness and relaxation, with gym equipment in one corner and sun loungers by the pretty mosaic tiled pool.

Internally, the house is airy and spacious. White painted furniture, wrought iron pieces and antique wood items blend together well, with pretty fabrics and rugs adding touches of colour.

From Casale Laura, it is a 15 minute drive into Deruta, where you will find all amenities, along with plenty of shops selling the colourful majolica ceramics for which the town is famous. Close by are smaller hilltop towns, all charming in their own right.

Perugia (28km) is the capital city of Umbria and home to countless historic buildings, elegant shops and restaurants and, in July, host to the world renowned jazz festival. For those seeking more active pursuits, the Monte Subasio park abounds with walking possibilities whilst a 30 minute drive brings you to Lake Trasimeno where there are plenty of water sport activities on offer during the summer.

  • * The indoor pool is heated from end September to late May. Please note that the large glass sliding doors do not open.  
  • Please note arrival time at the property is between 17.00 - 20.00hrs.
  • We respectfully request that children do not use the gym facilities without appropriate adult supervision.

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Great Things to Do Near Casale Laura

Enjoy a lazy day by the pool,

overlooking the Umbrian fields. Relax on one of the terraces with a glass of wine. Catch up on all the books you have been meaning to read for ages.

Deruta

Go shopping in Deruta for its famous 'majolica' ceramics - blue, orange and yellow are the predominant colours used - perhaps to reflect the colours of the summer sky and sun.

Follow the signs

to the little hamlet of Canalicchio, not too far from the house. The entire hamlet has been restored and is now a hotel, with a lovely restaurant. Go for dinner and enjoy the views from the restaurants.

Discover Umbria

Pick up one of the many booklets available at the tourist offices. They suggest various drives around Umbria based on different themes e.g. Art Trails, Wine, Life around the Lake. Discover Umbria at your own pace.

Visit the less well-known towns of Umbria

medieval hill top places that seem untouched by the modern day world. Bettona, Montefalco, Spoleto are all worth a visit.

If you love jazz,

go to Perugia in July for its world famous Umbrian Jazz Festival. Performers come from all over the world, and concerts take place day and night. If you love chocolate, visit Perugia in October for its Chocolate Festival.

Visit the Monte Subásio National Park

Go for a walk that will take through beautiful countryside teeming with wildlife, flowers and plants. Ask at the tourist office for maps and guides.

Market day

The weekly open-air market is part of Italian life. Stalls laden with produce, scents and smells filling the air, and a crowd of Italians - finish the morning's shopping with a coffee in a bar. Todi holds its market on a Saturday morning, Marsciano and Montefalco on a Monday morning

Try 'porchetta'

pork stuffed with liver, pepper, garlic, salt and wild fennel, then cooked on a spit over a wood fire. Available all over Italy, it is, however, of Umbrian origin!

Experience the 'passeggiata'.

In any town or large village, especially on a weekend or holiday, everyone congregates in the main square early and late evening. They sit and chat with their friends, go for a stroll, sip an aperitif in one of the bars, or stop for an ice-cream. It is the perfect time to people watch!

Calici di Stelle

Visit Montefalco on 10th August for the 'Calici di Stelle', the night of the Shooting Stars. You will be able to sample local wines and food during the evening while watching the sky for shooting stars.

Drive to Norcia,

one of the culinary capitals of Italy. It has the reputation of producing the country's best sausages and salami, as well as being famous for its cheese.

Visit Todi

it was once voted the most perfect place to live and you will probably agree after visiting this lovely town. Spend a morning wandering around its narrow streets and have a cappuccino in the main piazza.

Lake Corbara

Follow the S448 from Todi and it will take you past Lago di Corbara, an artifical lake where you can do a variety of water sports throughout the summer.

Vissini

Lake Corbara also boasts a famous and very expensive restaurant called Vissini, in a village called Baschi. Vissini is one of Italy's top chefs and his restaurant has become well known throughout Italy for excellent food. A place for a special occasion.

Visit the Marmore Waterfalls near Terni,

the tallest of which is 80 m high. You can go on a guided tour along the trails along the top of the cliff.

Simply go for a drive through the countryside.

The true beauty of Umbria is before you - amazing views, hilltop villages, vineyards... Stop when you feel like it, wander around a village, have a leisurely lunch somewhere, the choice is yours.

A visit to Assisi is a must.

But go early evening when the crowds have gone, and the streets are quiet to get a true feeling for the town and its spiritual history.

Nearby

Towns

Deruta 15 mins
Todi 25 mins
Perugia 30 mins
Spello 35 mins
Assisi 35 mins

Airports

Perugia 30 mins
Rome Ciampino 120 mins
Ancona 135 mins
Rome Fiumicino 150 mins
Pisa 180 mins
Bologna 180 mins
Times are approximate

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