La Rustica

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Sleeps: 26 Bedrooms: 13 Bathrooms: 14


Wedding Venue Recommended Pool Ideal for Kids All Bedrooms En-Suite Ideal for Parties


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On a hilltop in the Niccone Valley is the enchanting and marvellously restored hamlet, La Rustica estate. With 360 degree views of the valley, it is surrounded by forests with fig, pomegranate and olive trees.

Guests can be accommodated in the three incredibly spacious, bright apartments and in the two small, detached stone houses at the bottom of this hamlet. All are furnished elegantly with local tiles from Deruta.

The wide range of accommodation includes large living areas with open fireplaces and floors laid with handmade terracotta tiles. All the apartments are elegantly furnished with antiques and there is satellite television. The comfortable bedrooms all have en suite facilities and air conditioning.

The kitchens are all fully equipped and offer wonderful views from every window. An easy to use alarm system has been installed in every apartment.

For a relaxed, but exclusive holiday, the property of La Rustica is completed by a beautiful pool (16x8 mt) with superb views over the valley. The old hamlet’s chapel was converted into a warm space for delicious buffet breakfasts and dinners by reservation. There is a tennis court, a sauna and private grounds with many shady corners available for sitting and enjoying the peaceful atmosphere.

A free wi-fi connection is available throughout the hamlet. The various individual accommodation options, the services, and the helpful but discreet La Rustica staff make this an exceptional and unique place for an independent family or a couple’s holiday.

La Rustica is also ideal for special events such as weddings, family reunions, or business meetings in a secluded, exclusive and enthralling location.

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What you should know…

  • A car is highly recommended in order to explore this amazing region.
  • Please note that an additional 4 guests can sleep on the sofa beds.
  • Please note that on the grounds there is a private house that is occasionally occupied, however, complete privacy is ensured.
  • The tennis court is occasionally shared with nearby villa owners – there is an efficient booking system to reserve your spot on the court during your stay.

Property Features

Private Pool Wi-Fi/Internet Air-Con BBQ All Bedrooms En-Suite Tennis Court Satellite TV Sauna/Steam Table Tennis DVD Working Fireplace/Woodburner Heating

The Borgo

Apartment 1 (4 + 2 pax)

Ground floor
- Living room with fireplace and double sofa bed
- Large kitchen with dining table

First floor
- Large double bedroom (convertible in twin) with en-suite bathroom with bathtub and shower
- Twin bedroom (beds can be joined) with en-suite bathroom with shower

Apartment 2 (6 + 2 pax)

First floor
- Sitting room with fireplace and double sofa bed
- Kitchen with dining table
- Double bedroom (convertible into a twin) with en-suite bathroom with bathtub and terrace

Mezzanine level
- Bathroom with shower

Second floor
- Large double bedroom with en-suite bathroom with bathtub
- Twin bedroom with en-suite bathroom with bathtub

Apartment 3 (8 pax)

Ground floor
- Living room
- Large kitchen
- Double bedroom (convertible into a twin) with en-suite bathroom with bathtub and shower

First floor
- 2 double bedrooms (convertible into a twin)
- Bathroom with shower and bathtub

Second floor
- Large double bedroom (convertible into a twin) with en-suite bathroom with bathtub and shower

Annexe 1 (6 pax)

Ground floor
- Living room with fireplace
- Kitchen with dining table, opening onto the terrace
- Bedroom with French bed and en-suite bathroom with shower
- Double bedroom (convertible into a twin) with access to the outside
- Bathroom with bathtub and shower

First floor (access through a spiral staircase)
- Double bedroom (convertible into a twin) with en-suite bathroom with bathtub and shower

Annexe 2 (2 pax)

- Dining room with fireplace
- Living room
- Kitchen with windows opening onto the terrace
- Guest toilet
- Double bedroom with en-suite bathroom with bathtub and shower

The Chapel
The original chapel has been converted into a magnificent dining and drawing room for guests, with outside grassy terrace with tables and chairs for dining al fresco.
The Chapel is a space used as a communal area between the hamlet’s guests, as a welcome and information office, as a place where breakfasts or dinners on reservation are served, or where guests can find books, guides, tennis rackets, laptop of common use. The chapel kitchen and all its equipment in the chapel cannot be used by guests.


- Air conditioning in all bedrooms
- Wi-Fi
- Fireplace
- Satellite TV
- DVD player
- Hairdryer
- Washing machine
- Ironing facilities
- Vacuum cleaner
- Drying rack
- Windows screens
- Alarm system
- Safe in each room

Outside grounds

- Swimming pool (16x8m, depth 1,40 m), open approximately from end-April to mid-October
- Garden
- Tennis court (tennis rackets and balls available)
- Sauna
- Table tennis
- Parking
- Barbecue area
- Boules set


About the surrounding area of La Rustica
Rural Location Walking/Hiking Paths Wine Tasting Outstanding Landscapes Outdoor Pursuit & Activities Tourist Towns & Villages Historical Sites
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Perfectly located between Umbria and Tuscany, La Rustica is situated on the top of a hill with a spectacular 360 degree view of the rolling countryside overlooking the historic Niccone Valley, North of Perugia (the capital of Umbria). This historic hamlet dates back to 1433.

Umbria & the Niccone Valley
Umbria well deserves its description as the ‘green heart of Italy’. More lush and less developed than Tuscany, its cities and medieval hill top towns are steeped in centuries of fascinating history.

Despite being one of the smallest regions in Italy, Umbria has a wealth of attractions, with enchanting towns and beautiful countryside.

Those seeking relaxation will find it in abundance amid the tranquillity of Umbria’s rolling hills, covered with vines and olives, cypresses and Aleppo pines, oaks and chestnut trees. Painters in particular will relish the seasonal splashes of colour – the brilliant red of poppies or rich yellow of sunflowers in summer, and the browns and golds of autumn. Walkers can enjoy the splendours of Umbria’s mountain and hill scenery.

Few summer visitors will want to miss a visit to Lake Trasimeno, central Italy’s largest lake. They may choose to relax on the beaches, enjoy the restaurants of the lakeside towns, or take a ferry to one of the lake’s islands. Throughout the year, Lake Trasimeno offers particular delights to naturalists, who may observe at leisure grebe and duck or catch a glimpse of osprey. Even those with a more casual interest in wildlife may see hoopoes, or buzzards and hawks wheeling in the clear blue skies. At night, guests may enjoy occasional sightings of wild boar or porcupine and in early summer, the magic of fireflies and the song of the nightingale.

For those wishing to combine relaxation with more active pursuits, Umbria offers a fascinating history. From Etruscan through Roman, medieval and Renaissance times, the region contains a wealth of evidence of its varied past. Assisi, Perugia and Orvieto are artistic centres renowned worldwide, but the discerning visitor may find much to enjoy in a host of smaller towns and villages, such as Gubbio, Todi, Bevagna, Spello, Citta di Castello and many more.

Home to St. Francis, Umbria holds many reminders of the Saint’s presence, from the great basilica at Assisi, with its frescoes by Giotto, to the colourful fresco cycle by Benozzo Gozzoli in Montefalco. In the region’s arts and crafts, past meets present, seen in the centuries-old pottery centres of Deruta, Gubbio and Gualdo Tadino, or in summer music festivals presenting symphonic or chamber concerts, opera and jazz.

A chance to meet local people and share in their love of good food and wine is provided by the numerous festivals, or sagre, held in small villages throughout the region each summer. Besides its wealth of attractions, Umbria is the ideal base for a wider exploration of central Italy. Florence, cradle of the Renaissance, and Rome are easily accessible by road or rail a couple of hours away.

The area where Borgo Bastia Creti is situated is called the Niccone Valley. The Tiber River runs through the entire length of the valley for 50 km, bestowing fertility on the soil.

The Niccone Valley is named for the stream that flows through it, spilling into the Tiber River at its eastern terminus near Umbertide. Part of the valley is in Umbria and part is in Tuscany. At either end are the Umbrian towns of Lisciano Niccone and plain Niccone. A small section from Mercatale to La Mita is in Tuscany.

The valley was a much traveled route throughout Italy's history, and evidence of its strategic position can be seen in the castles that dot the hilltops, facing off from both sides across the border.

It is in the northern-most Umbrian territory, a border zone between Umbria and Tuscany repeatedly crossed by cultural and artistic influences that have determined its particular development in comparison to the neighbouring regions.

The entire district teems with splendid works of art and a happy balance has been achieved between ancient and modern, traditional and progressive.

Citerna, Montone, Pietralunga and Monte Santa Maria Tiberina, all deeply imbued with ancient civilization, combine the panoramic beauty of their position with sober medieval town planning. In Umbertide, S. Giustino and Lisciano Niccone, the many castles, parish churches, and abbeys bear witness to a past history of intense social upheaval and artistic and religious lifestyles. Città di Castello is a rare Umbrian example of Renaissance art and culture which harmonises perfectly with the events of national importance organised through the year.

The area is also considered a great gastronomic point, with specialties that can be tasted in the typical restaurants and trattorias of the Umbria region.

Staying in La Rustica will give guests the opportunity to visit Tuscany and its beautiful towns such as Cortona, Montepulciano, Siena, Arezzo or Sansepolcro.

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Local Amenities
Nearest Airport Perugia

(44 km)

Nearest Airport 2 Ancona

(132 km)

Nearest Village Niccone

(8 km)

Nearest Town Umbertide

(12 km)

Nearest Restaurant Niccone

(8 km)

Nearest Bar/Pub Niccone

(8 km)

Nearest Supermarket Umbertide

(12 km)

Nearest Shop Umbertide

(12 km)


Umbria, often referred to as the "Green Heart of Italy," is a picturesque region located in the heart of the Italian peninsula. Nestled between Tuscany, Lazio, and Le Marche, Umbria boasts a unique blend of natural beauty, historical charm, and cultural richness.

With its rolling hills, lush vineyards, and medieval towns, this region offers a diverse array of attractions and activities that make it a hidden gem in Italy.

Check out our range of beautiful villas in Umbria to start planning your holiday, now!

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Best Suited For: All Ages
Ideal for Kids Ideal for Teens

Baby and Toddler Equipment

  • Cot(s)

Kids Activities Close-by

  • Outdoor Pursuit & Activities
  • Tourist Towns & Villages
  • Historical Sites

Onsite Facilities

  • Tennis Court
  • Table Tennis
  • DVD

Services Available

  • Chef/Cook Available
  • Maid Service Available


Oliver's Extras

  • Pre-Stocked Fridge Available
  • Cooking Classes Available
  • Wine-Tasting Available
  • Transfers Available
  • Chef/Cook Available
  • Maid Service Available
  • Massages Available
  • Transfers Available
  • Cooking Classes/Italian Lessons Available

At Oliver’s Travels we pride ourselves on going that little bit further for our guests. From private chefs to babysitters we can help you arrange those little extras that make it a truly memorable holiday. Simply fill in the concierge request form or contact the Oliver’s Concierge Team who will be happy to help. We can typically help you arrange any of the following:

- Maid service/extra cleaning 
- Private chef/cook/catering
- Welcome hamper/pre-stocked fridge
- Local day-trips or tours
- Airport pick-up/drop-off
- Babysitting / childcare services
- Bike hire

Extras available at this property (payable locally):

- Wine tasting
- Grocery shopping
- Truffle hunting
- Cooking classes
- Private chef
- Guided tours
- Bike rental
- Italian lessons
- Massages available
- Private transfers

Please note that all extras are subject to availability and must be requested in advance of the holiday (prices on request). Due to some rural/remote locations, not all services will be available at all properties. However, we will always do our best to fulfil your requests!

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Event information

Perched magnificently on a hilltop in the Niccone Valley, this restored hamlet dates back to 1433 and offers a truly exclusive venue for your wedding celebrations.  A variety of accommodation is available within its beautiful grounds, enabling a couple to enjoy the company of close family and friends in a secluded location. Surrounded by fig, pomegranate and olive trees there are superb views over the valley wherever you turn. The ancient beautiful chapel in the grounds, now used for dining, would be an atmospheric and mystical setting for a symbolic ceremony, its stone walls retaining special memories of centuries past. An area renowned for its fine wine, olive oil and cheese is bound to conjure up a celebratory feast for the wedding party. Afterwards the happy couple might be tempted to leave their idyll for a day trip to the romantic cities of Florence and Rome.

Wedding Reception
Up to 50/60 people can be hosted for a reception in a wide range of possible areas on site including the pool area, under the cypress trees, by the outdoor chapel area and in the ivy-covered courtyard. The chapel has room for up to 60 guests.

Dancing could continue in the courtyard, in the pool area or inside the chapel with music playing at a lowered volume outside from midnight or until late inside the chapel.

Wedding Ceremony
A symbolic ceremony could take place on site in any of the same reception areas.

A civil ceremony isn’t recommended at this property as the nearest town hall where this would be possible is 18km from the site.

The owners are able to provide details of an English-speaking celebrant.

Where to Stay
Up to 26 people can sleep at the villa.

Nearby, all other guests could be accommodated at a distance of between 1.5km and 7km from the villa.

The owners are able to supply details of local transport firms.

Wedding Planning 
The venue can suggest a range of recommended planners and prefer clients to use one of these at any event at the villa.

Venue can organise and coordinate events in-house.

The venue has a range of caterers they can suggest for the event.

Other information
Dancefloor hire is required for dancing in courtyard or gardens – the chapel doesn’t need this.

Event fee varies, based on number of guests.

Please note that any event rental may be subject to additional charges, venue hire fees and to a higher security deposit, which will be in addition to any published rental rates and fees.

All events are on request only and subject to prior agreement from the owner, who reserves the right to refuse all events without their prior authorisation.

Terms & Conditions

These terms and conditions may be amended from time to time.

Security deposit €1500 charged to client’s credit card by the owner before/upon arrival and refunded two weeks after departure, subject to full inspection.
Energy costs included? Yes.
Changeover day Saturday from mid June to mid-September. Flexible during all other periods.
Heating costs included? Extra €5/m3, payable locally.
Internet access? Wi-Fi connection included.
Linen & towels included? Yes.
Arrival time 3 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Minimum stay 7 nights approximately end-June to end-August. 3 nights during all other periods on request, please enquire for more details.
Insurance Guests are required to be in possession of a valid insurance policy, which covers them for cancellations, personal belongings, personal liability and any accidental damage caused during their stay.
Other Ts and Cs Weddings and celebrations are permitted on request. Please note stag/hen parties are not allowed.
Pool opening dates? The pool is open approximately end-April to end-October. Please note that pool opening dates are subject to local weather conditions and pool maintenance requirements and that cooler months may not be suitable for swimming.
Pets welcome? Small pets on request only and with prior agreement with the owner.
Smoking Allowed? Outside only.
Departure time By 10 a.m.
End of stay cleaning included? Yes. However, guests are required to leave the accommodation clean, tidy and in the same condition as on their arrival. Any extra cleaning, laundry, maintenance and/or rubbish disposal required will be charged against the security deposit. For wedding requests, an additional fee is required.
Pool towels included? Yes.
Other Ts and Cs A travel cot is available on request, at an extra cost of €10 per day (payable locally).
Other Ts and Cs Foldaway single bed available on request, at an extra cost of €30 per day (payable locally).

Rental Rates

Prices based on an occupancy of 26 people:

Rental period Weekly
Feb 29th 2024 - Apr 27th 2024 £11,720
Apr 27th 2024 - Jun 22nd 2024 £15,465
Jun 22nd 2024 - Aug 24th 2024 £18,478
Aug 24th 2024 - Sep 28th 2024 £15,465
Sep 28th 2024 - Dec 21st 2024 £11,720
Dec 21st 2024 - Jan 3rd 2025 £18,478
Jan 3rd 2025 - Apr 26th 2025 £11,720
Apr 26th 2025 - Jun 21st 2025 £15,465
Jun 21st 2025 - Aug 23rd 2025 £18,478
Aug 23rd 2025 - Sep 1st 2025 £15,465

Prices based on an occupancy of 26 people:

Rental period Weekly
Feb 29th 2024 - Apr 27th 2024 €12,750
Apr 27th 2024 - Jun 22nd 2024 €16,824
Jun 22nd 2024 - Aug 24th 2024 €20,103
Aug 24th 2024 - Sep 28th 2024 €16,824
Sep 28th 2024 - Dec 21st 2024 €12,750
Dec 21st 2024 - Jan 3rd 2025 €20,103
Jan 3rd 2025 - Apr 26th 2025 €12,750
Apr 26th 2025 - Jun 21st 2025 €16,824
Jun 21st 2025 - Aug 23rd 2025 €20,103
Aug 23rd 2025 - Sep 1st 2025 €16,824

Prices based on an occupancy of 26 people:

Rental period Weekly
Feb 29th 2024 - Apr 27th 2024 $13,816
Apr 27th 2024 - Jun 22nd 2024 $18,231
Jun 22nd 2024 - Aug 24th 2024 $21,784
Aug 24th 2024 - Sep 28th 2024 $18,231
Sep 28th 2024 - Dec 21st 2024 $13,816
Dec 21st 2024 - Jan 3rd 2025 $21,784
Jan 3rd 2025 - Apr 26th 2025 $13,816
Apr 26th 2025 - Jun 21st 2025 $18,231
Jun 21st 2025 - Aug 23rd 2025 $21,784
Aug 23rd 2025 - Sep 1st 2025 $18,231

Please note that these prices/rates are a guide only and may not be correct at the current date. For an accurate quote, please enquire.


  • Marvelous

    on 19/07/2023

    La Rustica is a simply marvelous villa set in the Umrian Hills, not far from Assisi. It sits on a hilltop with splendid views of unspoilt countryside. It has 5 excellent, separate apartments and a central recreation and dining room. The facilities are superb and the staff at the villa are superb. Nothing was too much trouble for them. I cannot recommend this property highly enough. It absorbed ten adults and ten grandchildren, with facilities for swimming, tennis, table tennis and running. The meals provided were varied and excellent. I cannot imagine a better property for a holiday or a wedding.

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