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Podere Vallescura

The Guardian has chosen Podere Vallescura as one of the 15 best places to spend an Off-The-Grid vacation in Europe

Riverhouse listed Podere Vallescura in the TOP 10 Off-The-Grid locations in the world!

finestra del B&B con vista sul Podere Vallescura

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the houses

Living spaces are from restored sections of ancient stone colonial farm houses, renovated according to modern green-building codes

self sustainability

The whole estate is completely disconnected from utilities. Electric and thermal energy are produced and consumed on site 

mother nature

Submerged in uncontaminated hills, surrounded by silence and the unique scents of the woods

genuine products

Homemade aromatherapy with our soaps and essential oils you’ll have your soul recharged

About us


We are Sima e Simo, two stubborn bears born in the city by mistake. Fifteen years ago we started working at making our dream come true: restore an abandoned estate and offer a unique Off-The-Grid experience to our B&B guests.

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Reviews from guests

We really felt at home during our stay. We were met with friendly dogs, beautiful nature (everything flowering during spring), Simone’s friendliness and helpful advice, and they even provided some fresh eggs and honey and olive oil. If you want to experience Umbrian farm life, this is the place for you
Un'oasi di pace e serenità immersa nelle splendide colline umbre.I proprietari del podere sono incredibilmente accoglienti e premurosi.La casa è molto carina e la vista dalle finestre è incantevole.I 6 cani ci hanno totalmente rubato il cuore, sono stupendi e super coccoloni.Non vediamo l’ora di tornare in questo angolo di paradiso!
Gur & Daphna
Gur & Daphna
We loved Simone and Simona's beautiful place. It is all about nature and scenery. The breathtaking views are something else, and the hosts are really interesting and have a lot to share and show. We enjoyed the cozy, clean and clutter-free space, the dogs, donkeys and birds chirping and knocking on our window in the morning. After this visit, every time I close my eyes I can still see the green mountains. Amazing experience.
Staying with Simone and Simona was the absolute highlight of our trip. It was our first leg, and we kept wishing we had stayed with them the whole time. These people are creating and living the dream — a beautifully restored farmhouse in the hills of Umbria, off-grid and devoted to the natural world. They treated us like old friends and family from the minute we arrived and were incredibly generous with their garden. Simo even helped us piece together some loose parts on our rental car! :) The view was incredible, the wildlife was abundant, and the dogs were friendly. We were able to ground and rest while eating ripe figs and listening to tawny owl calls into the night. We hope they know how much their hospitality means to us. If you're ever in Washington state, please don't hesitate to reach out! We only wish we had had more time.
We loved our stay at Podere Vallescura, and have nothing but good things to say about it. Apartment is modern, in restored old building with beamed and tiled ceilings. Very clean; comfortable bed and good bathroom. Set in a quiet beautiful landscape with wonderful sunsets from the terrace above the olive grove. Simo and Sima are extremely kind generous hosts, and we much appreciated the organic eggs and honey etc and being able to pick tomatoes, herbs and figs from the garden. Last but not least the six affectionate but well behaved dogs who welcomed us to their farm. We would have liked to have stayed longer, and would love to return soon.
Our stay was absolutely wonderful. They were great at communicating with us prior to our arrival, answering questions that we had and providing things that we requested. When we arrived it was raining and they met us in the driveway with umbrellas, so we felt right at home from the beginning. The location is absolutely beautiful and a great place to kick back and relax. It's 30 minutes to the city of Perugia and you can take day trips to other areas like Spello and Assisi (our recommendations). There are several trails you can hike on the property, including through the olive tree groves. There are so many things to eat along the way, including figs, plums, berries, and herbs. Simone and Simona allowed us to harvest veggies/herbs from the garden and gave us eggs from the chickens regularly. The 6 dogs are beautifully mannered and we enjoyed spending time with them. Simone and Simona responded to all our needs and were incredibly gracious & kind hosts. This is a wonderful place to stay!
Abbiamo passato quattro giorni meraviglioso! Simona e Simone sono i host perfetti! Loro sono molto simpatici, cordiali e attenti. Non abbiamo mai visto un appartamento così pulito, con un stile piacevole. Il potere della natura funziona come una medicina! Non volevamo più partire!!
Proprio un paradiso. Simone e Simona sono gentilissimi. I sei cani e gli asini sono carinissimi, e l’ambiente è stata un sogno. One of the most wonderful places we’ve ever stayed. We’ll be back soon. Grazie Simone e Simona!!!
What an exceptionally nice place to stay. A warm welcome from this couple and their dogs will make you feel right at home. Life here is exactly as it is meant to be. Simple, pure and close to nature. The ideal place to slow down, to disconnect from your daily life. And if you like cuddling then you will really enjoy yourself here. There are 6 dogs who all enjoy being petted equally. As a thank you for this, they watch over the house and the guests at night and keep the wild boars away. A vacation you will never forget! A very big recommendation for this place and their lovely residents
Sehr freundliche Gastgeber, jederzeit hilfsbereit. Ruhige, abgelegener Bauernhof in rustikaler Atmosphäre aber vollständig restauriert. Komplett abseits in den Bergen. Gut mit dem Auto erreichbar. Frische Eier und Gemüse vom Hof. Wir haben uns sehr wohl und willkommen gefühlt und kommen gerne wieder.

the Team

With Veterinary and agricultural background developed from California to Australia: Sima & Simo, together with their faithful animals are the protagonist of this great adventure

Simona Stacchezzini

Simona Stacchezzini

A Veterinary, but, most of all the volcanic mind of Podere Vallescura

Simone Santuari

Simone Santuari

The technical and agricultural side of Podere Vallescura

Dogs at Podere Vallescura

our 6 dogs 

our life friends and unstoppable companions, their 24/7 guarding is essential against predators

Pulcini del Podere Vallescura

the chicken coop

egg producers

Donkeys at Podere Vallescura

cute donkeys

grass mowers and natural fertilizer producers

salamandra presso Podere Vallescura

wild animals

the real “owners” of this place

Podere Vallescura

Str. Casa Frontile Tegolaro 2 – 06134 Rancolfo PERUGIA ITALY



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