Il Cantico della Natura
What We Love
- 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
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.
How to Get There
All the staff at Il Cantico della Natura (Franceso, Maurizio and Sara) were so helpful and happy to help at all times. They arranged several activities for us during our stay such as truffle hunting, cooking class, private plane ride over the lake, couples massage and spa. On our last night they organised a private dinner on our balcony which was very special and romantic.
We had such an amazing week and highly recommend Il Cantico della Natura.
This is the second time that we have stayed at Il Cantico della Natura and we thoroughly enjoyed it as much as the first time. The grounds and landscaping are spectacular and our kids love the pool (even if it is quite cold). The food is great and the service is very friendly. The rooms are rustic like most agriturismo tend to be. I would love to see the rooms upgraded to make this place a bit more comfortable.
Excellent place. Great staff, super delicious food and the view is amazing! Holiday the way it should be. We loved that the building was from the 1600 - renovated but still with that "old feeling" - turning back time. We would love to come back again another time. Thanks
Loved it here ! Major R&R. Great clean heated pool area where you can soak up the great views of the legendary lake Trasimeno, while having your delicious reasonably priced lunch delivered to you at one of he poolside tables. We stayed in one of the rooms facing the pool that you see in the pictures, with views of the lake through the large front window. It was a little small however with the bed taking most of the place, but had a separate room with two twins where you can put your luggages and other stuff. The dinner menu is authentic and amazing, we noticed many people that came just for dinner.
Nestled in the Umbrian hills overlooking Lake Trasimeno, Il Cantico della Natura is a jewel of a hotel. A beautifully renovated farmhouse houses some of the rooms and a lovely restaurant, other rooms are located in the tranquil gardens. Log cabins for suites with round beds and stone baths are particularly special. The grounds include a football area, badminton, table tennis, and a playhouse. A refreshing pool overlooks olive groves and an orchard laden with fruit in summer where you may find goats roaming and doves cooing. Perfect for walks and bike rides with spectacular views over the Lake, just a 10 minute drive away. Fine dining offered in the evening with options for children. Perfect for families and romantic breaks.