The innate beauty of the buildings and their stunning location make this an idyllic setting for weddings and large celebrations with family and friends
La Chiesetta is an irresistibly pretty former chapel and accompanying farmhouse on the privately owned Carmine estate, set in green rolling hills just 20 minutes north of cosmopolitan Perugia where Umbria tips into Tuscany.
Lovingly restored by the current owners, this once abandoned valley is now thriving and includes an olive grove, a three-hectare vineyard, and a truffle wood. At the foot of Monte Tezio, the panoramic views are sublime, with Monte Subasio and Assisi to the south, the castle at Antognolla to the west and, to the north, wooded hills reaching to the Apennines.
At the heart of this is La Chiesetta. The chapel and farmhouse remain as two separate buildings with the former now housing a large kitchen, a dining room, and a spacious drawing room. The farmhouse has eight bedrooms – six doubles (five are en-suite) and two singles, as well as a small kitchen and a cosy sitting room.
There are few places more perfectly suited to a wedding, a concert or any other gathering where guests will be simultaneously impressed by the grandeur and welcomed by the gentleness of it all. The chapel can be transformed into a venue and its pale stone walls and beautiful beamed roof will elicit sighs of delight from guests.
The space between the chapel and farmhouse is a terrace, perfect for a drinks reception, while the party can continue al fresco with guests dining at long tables next to the chapel which, come dusk, is beautifully floodlit.
A cypress-lined avenue leads to an elegant pool where guests can relax on sunloungers and, for those who wish, Antognolla, one of Italy’s best golf courses, is less than ten minutes away. The grounds at La Chiesetta are so lovely that a week could slip by without you ever feeling the need to leave.
The possibilities here are endless and whether you come for a wedding, a concert or just a holiday with friends, you’ll doubtless fall in love with the place and find a way to keep coming back.