Here is a beautifully converted farming hamlet above the green Umbrian landscape, the perfect place for a restful holiday – big pool, magnificent new wellness centre – or for exploring the beloved treasures of Umbria and its hidden secrets that Donatella knows so well. She and Pierluigi have created a perfect mix of classic agriturismo and hotel. The old farmhouse contains four ground-floor apartments, each with its own wee garden, entrance, living room and kitchen behind a rustic wardrobe door. On the first floor, the five B&B rooms are reached by an outside staircase that opens onto a cosy Umbrian living room: Deruta ceramics, brass pots, an original fireplace. Throughout you will find ancient beams, terracotta floors, country antiques and the essentials of contemporary comfort. The former lemon-tree house, stencilled with lemons, has more antiques and a rich breakfast buffet, with a terrace for outdoor eating on those balmy mornings. Then wander through the manicured garden where lawns are bordered by fragrant rosemary, potted geraniums, lemon trees, pines, cypress and oleander. Or sally forth into glorious Umbria.