Chiesa del Camine offers special spring package
There is no better time to visit the beautiful Umbrian countryside than in spring, with wonderful weather and an abundance of local festivals to keep guests entertained. In April and May Umbria’s towns play host to endless celebrations, with festivities ruling the area for days at a time. Chiesa del Carmine, a spectacular property set in the beautiful Italian countryside, is the ideal place from which to enjoy these festivities, and this spring they are offering guests an exciting seasonal package.
Between 12th April and 23rd May 2014, guests of Chiesa del Carmine can enjoy all of the delights of the spectacular property, with a few added bonuses. Children will be delighted by a special Easter egg hunt across the property’s beautiful grounds. Not only will they enjoy the chance to explore the magnificent and spacious grounds of the property, they will be thrilled by all of the delicious chocolate to be found! Guests will also be treated to a delicious, home-cooked, three-course meal, wonderfully prepared for a lunch or dinner of their choice. With Italy’s fantastic culinary reputation, guests can rest assured that this will be a wonderful treat.
*These extras are included in the standard 7 day rate of €4,750 as a special seasonal promotion.
Calendimaggio – The Ides of May
From 8th to 10th May, the streets of nearby Assisi come to life as locals celebrate the return of spring. Young ‘gaudentes’ serenade their way through the streets, competing in medieval games tournaments, and performing in choir recitals. Just 30 minutes’ drive from Chiesa del Carmine, this wonderfully authentic event should not be missed. Three days of lutes, torches, jesters and drumming, the Calendimaggio is a treat for locals and tourists alike.
Assisi National Antiques Fair
The Assisi National Antiques fair is a fascinating collection of rare antiquities, from beautiful furniture to spectacular archaeological finds. Covering over 8000 square metres of space, it houses enough delights to keep visitors browsing for hours. One of Italy’s most famous and visited antique fairs, it is a must-visit for all tourists seeking traditional Italian culture. The fair is open from 25th April to 4th May, coinciding perfectly with an Umbrian spring holiday.
Festa del Tulipano – Tulip Festival
On April 13th the annual Tulip Festival showcases lovely flower processions and medieval costumes as locals fill the streets and celebrate the beauty of the countryside. Referring back to old traditions and enjoying the presentations of spectacular flower arrangements, this event is well worth a visit.
Chiesa del Carmine consists of an 11th century church and adjoining 18th century farmhouse, providing ample space and luxurious living. Sleeping 14, the property is a wonderful base for families and friends alike keen to experience the real essence of Umbria. Traditional and modern blend seamlessly, with old tapestries retaining the original charm of the building, and the cinema screen and state-of-the-art oven ensuring comfortable contemporary living. A fully-equipped kitchen, magnificent drawing room and spacious dining room provide ample entertainment space within the main section of the church. Each bedroom is immaculately decorated, and six of the eight boast private bathrooms.
Located in the picturesque Umbrian countryside, Chiesa del Carmine sits in an outstandingly beautiful valley at the foot of the Monte Tezio. Rising above it, the mountain creates a wildly impressive backdrop for the property. The spectacular grounds boast olive groves, farm land, a truffle wood, and beautiful gardens complete with heated pool. With endless ways to appreciate the great outdoors, Chiesa del Carmine is a truly great destination for the ultimate spring getaway.
Chrissie Todd, the lovely Estate manager, is on hand to ensure a personal service is offered to every guest. Whether it’s a babysitter, housekeeper, private chef, masseuse or personal trainer, your heart’s desire can be arranged prior to your arrival at this dreamy Umbrian home. Easily accessible, Chiesa del Carmine sits just a 25 minute drive from Perugia airport, which operates Ryanair flights from London Stansted from €80 return.
Visit www.chiesadelcarmine.com or call +39 075 9414219 for further information.