Caigherardi is the very fabric that makes up such a historic and rustic Umbria. A true classic, this stone built farmhouse oozes Italian charm, history and character. Lying north of Perugia itself, the delightful estate is perched high above with splendid panoramas of the patchwork fields and Apennine mountains that surround it.
The owners of Caigherardi take pride in their property and the gardens themselves are beautifully maintained and cared for. Amongst the lush green lawns and dotted with trees of all species, there is a beautiful swimming pool measuring 14m x 7m with lazy loungers and parasol, gazebo and jacuzzi for the grown-ups. For the younger guests, the play area will keep them amused.... for some time at least.
Each apartment is different from the next but all have their own outside dining table and chairs, whether on their own private terrace or within the gardens themselves.
Italian farmhouse furnishings of solid wood and tiled floors, work seamlessly with the beamed vaulted ceilings and open fireplaces.
Commanding a truly envious position within the Umbrian countryside, Caigherardi is just 1.9 km from the nearby town of Montone. This pretty little town is a true classic of stone and pastel-painted buildings with an imposing clock tower and collection of bars, restaurants and pizzerias. Take a slow stroll into town and collect your fresh bread, enjoy a cappuccino or maybe a locally produced gelato.
There are views from Caigherardi of the Apennine mountains and is also an ideal position to explore the region.
Nearby the town of Citta di Castello dates back to the 16th Century and sits alongside the Tiber River. A fantastic mix of Baroque and Gothic architecture and with a touch of Renaissance facade, the Duomo is home to a collection of sacred art, whilst the Palazzo Vitelli Connoniera houses works from the great masters such as Raphael and Signorelli.
Also near to Caigherardi is the town of Gubbio, described as one of the most beautiful medieval towns in Italy. An important centre during the Roman era, it now combines a wonderful mix of restaurants and bars with stunning historical buildings such as the Palazzo dei Consoli and Palazzo Pretorio.
To the south of Montone, lies the city of Perugia. This Umbrian walled town is brimming with history dating back to the Etruscan civilisation and has the most wonderful Duomo right in the heart of the city said to hold the Virgin’s wedding ring. Rich in tradition and art, the high Renaissance artists Pietro Perugino and later Raphael created some of his most famous masterpieces here. Today, the Galleria Nazionale dell'Umbria in Perugia houses a number of masterpieces, including the Madonna with Child and six Angels which represents the Renaissance Marian art of Duccio. The Palazzo dei Priori houses the National Art Gallery of Umbria in addition to three museums. For all chocoholics or those who wish to experience a real Italian celebration, the chocolate festival in the centre of Perugia is hosted every October. Also home to two large universities along with a number of other training institutions, it sees a steady stream of foreign visitors and has successfully combined history with modern life.
On a slightly different note, for the party animals amongst you, take a trip a little further South of Perugia to Spoleto and experience its world famous festival; an awesome celebration of dance, drama, music and opera.
Arezzo lies to the north-west of Montone and has a turbulent but rather significant history, one of the most important cities of the Etruscan federation. It was the setting for Roberto Benigni’s La Vita e Bella (Life is Beautiful) and hosts a huge 500 exhibitor antique fair in Piazza Grande on the 1st weekend of every month.
Home to some of the most significant buildings and art houses, the 12th Century Santa Maria della Pieve is one of the most original examples of Romanesque architecture. The Duomo is also one of the greatest gothic monuments in Tuscany and houses highly valuable works of art. The San Francesco with its unique great truss-roofed nave is regarded as one of the most majestic examples of gothic monastic architecture in Tuscany. Its stunning frescoes depict the Legend of the True Cross regarded as one of the finest expressions of ideal aesthetics of the first renaissance.
Cantina is a cosy little ground floor apartment with all the wonderful Italian charm we have come to expect from the beautiful stone built Caigherardi. Tiled floors and vaulted beamed ceilings make this apartment extra special. There is a small sitting/dining area with a sofa that combines to create a good night’s sleep for two additional guests. There is a small kitchen area with hob and sink, just enough to rustle up a hearty Italian lunch.
A large double bedroom also offers an additional single bed if needed, and there is a lovely shower room.
Swimming pool open between 1st May and 30th September (weather permitting).
For larger parties, multiple accommodations are available on the same estate. Please see below:
Balcone - sleeps 6
Fienile – sleeps 2
Gaspara – sleeps 2
Lavanda - sleeps 2