A rustic farmhouse stay in the Italian countryside, with breakfast, a bottle of wine and spa accessTreating yourself to a soothing massage in the relaxing wellness center
Starting the day with a delicious breakfast feast, delivered to your bedroom if you wish
Indulging with a clear conscience, thanks to the resort’s eco-friendly standards
A charming farmhouse and eco-friendly hotel in the heart of rural Umbria, just 30 minutes from Perugia
While the natural beauty and mouth-watering produce of Italy’s Umbria region usually bring to mind picturesque images of rustic farmhouses, it's not often you can hope to stay in one. However, Il Cantico della Natura offers just that – an eco-resort and organic farm near the beautiful Trasimeno Lake, where you can enjoy an authentic taste of Italy with a clear conscience (and a delightfully full stomach).
The hotel is set in a charming stone house dating back to the 1600s, surrounded by a 400-year-old olive grove and 74 acres of woods and unspoiled nature. As well as being a functioning farm, there’s an array of fantastic facilities for guests, including a restaurant that serves a seasonal menu highlighting the region’s produce. Naturally, you won’t be expected to toil in the fields for your supper – you’ll be far too busy booking massages at the spa or lounging by the pool.
Rooms and suites
Superior rooms range from 190-215 square feet and boast a luxurious and rustic vibe. The individually designed spaces feature artisan furnishings and beautiful wood and stone touches, giving the rooms an inviting, traditional ambience. Go with the Deluxe suite for a sizable upgrade in space, including comfortable dining and seating areas.
Breakfast is an enticing buffet of meats and cheeses, homemade cakes, local biscuits, yogurt, fruit, cereals, bread and jams – you can even request for it to be brought to your room. For other meals, the restaurant serves up delicious regional dishes, and you’ll have your choice of lovely settings, including inside the stone walls of the dining room, surrounded by the hotel’s extensive book collection or outside on the patio, beside the centuries-old olive grove. Homemade cakes and hot and cold drinks are also served in the late afternoon.
The hotel has a small wellness center offering a holistic approach to relaxation. Enjoy the sauna, Jacuzzi and Turkish bath, before indulging in a pampering treatment, such as relaxing massage using essential oils of lemon balm, lavender, chamomile and orange blossom.
The hotel is surrounded by the lush green trees and fields of Umbria, just a few miles from the Tuscan border, in the center of Italy. You’ll enjoy taking in the culture, history and folklore while marveling at the natural beauty around you. The hotel is also easily within reach of major cities, so you’ll have a choice of day-trips available to you.Perugia, the Umbrian capital, is a 30-minute drive away and home to historic churches, a medieval fountain and a Renaissance-era fortress. Like many Italian cities, Perugia has a rich relationship with art, and the Galleria Nazionale dell'Umbria is home to more to more than a few masterpieces worth viewing. You’ll also find plenty of lovely restaurants and quaint cafés to explore.