Renovated old stone house overlooking the Umbrian countryside


Casa Giardino is an old stone house that has undergone a charming restoration, nestled on a hill just outside of the historic town of Spello, in Umbria, Italy. This home offers the perfect family vacation home, available for rent on Holiday Architecture. The house is comprised of several historic structures—some of the walls date as far back as the 16th century. The interiors reflect a cheerful setting with splashes of brightly colored furnishings, fabrics, and decor throughout. Picture windows throughout this home magnify the magnificent views of the surrounding countryside. Architects Massimo Berzetta and Andrea Falkner were commissioned to renovate this historical property.


Inside this historic stone house you will find a combination of period pieces, accumulated items from worldly travels and modern designs. The color scheme runs the narrative in this home. Each space has been decorated with a color theme, whether it be green, red, blue or yellow. In the kitchen you will find accented charcoal walls and green accents. The inspiration for these hues comes from the painting above the sofa in the living room. The living room color scheme was also inspired by the same painting.


What We Love: This charming old stone house offers its guests plenty of eye candy from the colorful accents to the historically preserved details. The surrounding beauty of the Umbrian countryside will leave you awe-struck, wanting to spend all of your time outdoors soaking it all in. There is a peaceful feeling about this home, that once you come to visit, you will feel so relaxed, you many never want to leave. Cooking dinner with fresh herbs from the garden, enjoying a swim in the middle of the day, taking a stroll through meandering hills… we already feel relaxed!

Readers, what do you think, would this be your ideal vacation spot? Share with us why or why not in the comments below.


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Above: The master bedroom retreat features a backdrop of white walls with pops of red in the fabrics, headboard and a chair. Located on the first level, this space offers a Japanese aesthetic.


Above: The master bathroom also has some red accents.



Above: The blue bedroom takes its color cue from the sea.


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Above: The yellow bedroom scheme features accents of green mixed in. The furnishings were sourced from Laos, Cambodia and Burma, adding an Asian flavor.


Above: The bedroom has its own private access to the outdoor gardens through French doors.


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Above: Outside, the beautiful property features a small garden and a swimming pool, inviting you to take a dip. There is plenty of color out here as well, in the furnishings, plants and amazing scenery. Enjoy the sights of the picturesque rolling hills, the smell of the Mediterranean herbs and the sounds of nature.



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