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  • “Dear Anne, You are a delight! And very much an Assisi treasure! Jane and I thoroughly enjoyed our morning tour with you. Your knowledge and love of this magnificent town is inspiring – and your presentation and enthusiasm a joy to behold. Anticipating a …..return soon to Assisi and, if we are lucky and your… View Article

    Jane and Randy R. – Il Nido Tranquillo
  • “What a great place to land after an intense Sicily tour! Lovely fruit and vegetables from the garden, homemade cookies and wine to welcome me! A highlight was dinner in Anne’s lovely home and meeting her husband – and what a dinner! Thank you, Anne!”

    Sue M. – Il Nido Tranquillo
  • “…your place is the best place in Italy… I am glad I came here because since you live in Italy, now I like it. I think Italy is much more better than New York. Miss you. Love, your best friend, Claire”

    Claire D. (age 7), Nyack, NY – Casa Nuova
  • “So many unforgettable memories to treasure: the bounty of the garden, tomatoes, grapes, figs – wonderful people and food and the serenade of the donkeys to name only a few. Thank you so much!”

    Sarah and Bob A. – Seattle, WA – Casa Nuova
  • “Anne being here in your apartment was beyond anything we could have ever imagined. Thanks for getting us settled into Assisi life: from the wonderful lunch in your farmhouse was wonderful to the dinner with Peppa to all the suggestions you gave us. And that tour of Assisi was an indication of your expert knowledge… View Article

    Tony and Jeannie P. – Il Nido Tranquillo
  • “We wholeheartedly give five stars to the cottage at Anne’s farm. Our family of four has lived in Umbria before, and we have experienced the range of available accommodations, from the shoddily constructed agriturismo to the overpriced hill town hotel. This spacious, sunny cottage is constructed soundly of high quality materials, all appliances are new… View Article

    Nina B., New York, NY – Casa Nuova
  • “Anne, thank you so much for being our guide for the past four days through Umbria. Your house is beautiful, your family is lovely and dinner was fantastic! This has truly been the trip of a lifetime. Hope to see you for cooking again in Scottsdale!”

    Therese McGowan, Scottsdale, AZ – Casa Nuova
  • My wife and I visited Assisi and several other of the charming hillside towns in the province of Umbria, including; Gubbio, Orvietto, Spello, and Deruta with Anne. We also had the privilege of staying at her farm outside of Assisi in a quaint, comfortable and beautiful apartment in a one-of-a kind setting. We have always… View Article

    Marc McGowan, Scottsdale, AZ – Casa Nuova
  • “Your farmhouse apartment is spacious, clean and well-appointed: a lovely retreat after a day of touring. We knew from your website that you had alot of energy and a strong work ethic. We did not pick up on the passion you have for the unique hill towns of Orvieto, Perugia, Assisi, Spello and all of… View Article

    Barbara (and Brad) Armstrong, Madison, WI – Casa Nuova
  • “Anne, ‘Thank you’ just doesn’t seem to express adequately how I feel about the hospitality I have experienced from you in the last week. Assisi was everything I had hoped for and more: really because I was able to see it through your eyes – and feel it with your passion. I have so many… View Article

    Kaye E. – Perth, Australia – Il Nido Tranquillo
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Live Assisi in our apartments: in Assisi’s medieval center or in the Assisi countryside

My husband Pino and I have lived on the land in Umbria since the mid-1970’s and we now welcome guests into three countryside apartments near our Assisi farmhouse. And for “urban souls”, we also rent a small apartment for two in the heart of Assisi. For those guests wishing an unforgettable Assisi apartment stay, joining in an Annesitaly “Inside Umbria” Celebration guarantees that.


Our Apartments

Assisi Medieval Center Apartment

Welcome to il Nido Tranquillo

Our Assisi in-town apartment, il Nido Tranquillo (“Tranquil Nest”), blends modern amenities with Umbrian artisan traditions, from the artworks on the walls by local artists to the textiles in the bedroom. The one bedroom apartment, located in a restored medieval building, is a three minute walk to Assisi’s main piazza. Creating “the nest” was a joy – and now, time spent with our guests brings even more joy.

Assisi 3 Countryside Apartments

Welcome to Assisi Casa Campagna

Our 3 countryside apartments (perfect for hosting groups up to 14), show off the fine artisan work of my husband Pino and his building team. Our countryside guests, too are more than guests: for those staying, countryside pleasures surround and yet, hill-town wonders are nearby.


Why stay here

Assisi, birthplace of San Francesco in the late twelfth century and “crown jewel” of Umbria, is a perfect base for exploration of all the Umbrian hilltowns as well as those of southern Tuscany, northern Latium and the less-explored nearby Marches and Abruzzo regions.

I’ll help you get started exploring: since 1997, I’ve been sharing the wonders of Umbria as the only American authorized Regional Umbrian tour guide. The stays of all our guests – whether at Il Nido Tranquillo, our Assisi apartment, or in our Assisi countryside apartmentsare highlighted with unforgettable additions – and I’ll share innumerable insights. Let our guests tell you! Read about their adventures.


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When to stay

Every month of the year in Umbria offers enticements!
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An unforgettable Umbria stay promised to each of our apartment guests. Read about the adventures of past guests.