A treat to stay in these faultlessly revived ancient buildings set in rolling Umbrian countryside. Roberta, her husband, and son have worked tirelessly to create a haven, beginning with an exacting restoration of the 16th-century stone buildings: two B&B rooms are in the main house where the family live, the three apartments are in the guest building beyond. Inside you find country-chic style with antique furniture, Busatti linens and hand-painted ceramics. Food is a passion of Roberta’s so each morning you’ll wake to a smorgasbord of home- and locally-produced yumminess for breakfast served in the homely sitting room. Most guests will want to be outside in the lush, manicured grounds: dipping their toes in the pool, dining on the terrace (each apartment has a handy little kitchen for rustling up light meals), lapping up sweeping valley views and walking in the woods (they produce their own olive oil). You can really get a taste of Umbrian life and your generous hosts will help you seek out authentic experiences: Lake Trasimeno, Maggiore island, cashmere factories, cookery courses and plenty more.