Why stay at La Rondinaia?
‘The Swallow’s Nest’ – has a commanding position with 270-degree views of the cultivated fields, valleys and Appennine foothills beyond. The villa is a three-hundred year old, newly and exquisitely restored stone farmhouse near the Umbrian town of Pietralunga.
Pietralunga, the lively and walled medieval hilltown, serves as the local commercial centre and is only 8km’s away. It has two bakeries, two supermarkets, a butcher shop, a bank and several charming restaurants. One restaurant, La Locanda del Borgo, is featured in the Gambero Rosso guide, and it is here that the owners of La Rondinaia have arranged wi-fi use for guests.
Medieval Gubbio and Citta di Castello are a scenic twenty-five minute drive away. La Rondinaia is built in the classic Umbrian style with exposed chestnut beam ceilings, thick stucco walls and handmade terracotta floor tiles. With the style, the villa consists of three en-suite bedrooms – each bathroom has an enclosed shower – a large, modern, fully-equipped farm kitchen with separate dining area, and a large sitting room surrounding a massive stone fireplace.