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  • Visiting Assisi in 2014 for what was to be a 7 day visit before a 7 day visit to the the Almalfi Coast I came across Anne Robichaud of Annes Italy by accident and lets just say… my seven day visit to Assisi turned into 14 days and Almalfi was out. And its all Anne’s… View Article

    Mike D Portland, Maine USA – Casa dell’Arco
  • “We will never forget meeting the dear people of this area – they will always be in our hearts. Anne, you are a force of nature and I know that someday there will be a statue of you in the piazza.” (!)

    Tom and Linda Blinn, San Clemente, CA – Casa Nuova
  • Thanks so much for the best time in your lovely spot here in Assisi. Thanks for…..all the excellent ideas you offered for our visit and travels beyond. Spello was a highlight. Such delightful Italians! And all the history of Assisi came to life under your guide. We really are SO glad to finally… experience Italy,… View Article

    Peggy Ocken, Colorado Springs, CO – Casa dell’Arco
  • “Your gusto, passion and love of Assisi are so special! Thank you, thank you, thank you for giving us such a wonderful experience. We’ll take back many great stories and memories to Colorado. I appreciate your goodness.”

    Loi Ritcher, Colorado – Casa dell’Arco
  • “Your apartment was everything we hoped it would be: it always felt like home when we entered. We take wonderful memories of our month here. Tours, friends, Internet(!) and all the food..!”

    Ann and Warren Krapf South Euclid, OH – Il Nido Tranquillo
  • “What a fun afternoon, shopping the local markets and cooking a fantastic Sicilian/Umbrian feast. Assisi is a beautiful town with so much to see! Thank you for your hospitality.”

    Lat and Kathy Purser, Charlotte, NC – Casa Nuova
  • “Karen and Nick were certainly correct when they sent us to you! The shopping and the cooking class were such fund and the finished product will be remembered for years to come. Can’t wait to try the recipes! Your beautifully restored farmhouse was exactly like an Italian magazine – and your accommodations fit us to… View Article

    Amy and Fred Decosimo, Chattanooga, TN – Casa Nuova
  • “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
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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.

What to see

What Our Guests Say

An unforgettable Umbria stay promised to each of our apartment guests. Read about the adventures of past guests.

When to stay

Every month of the year in Umbria offers enticements!
Starting with January… Read more

Where we are

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