Relais Antiche Pietre (Stone House Retreat) is a country house overlooking the beautiful valley of "Bagno" and the medieval village of Parrano in Umbria, with our closest neighbour being the famous Tuscany (Italy), that accommodates mainly the gay and lesbian community.
Sitting on three hectares of natural grassland, incorporating an olive grove and fruit trees, it is surrounded by unspoiled woodland with spectacular views towards the picturesque castle of Parrano (dating back around 1000 years).
Positioned perfectly for the must-see destinations of Rome and Florence, we are situated within 10km of major motorways and train stations, however still maintaining the seclusion and tranquillity of a totally rural environment.
Within less than a 70 km radius, we have such impressive cities as Siena, Perugia, Assisi, Arezzo, Orvieto, Cetona, Montepulciano, Todi, and Spoleto, just to name a few. Also within this area are important archaeological sites from the pre-roman (Etruscan) period, as well as the natural beauty of Monte Amiata in Tuscany, lake Bolsena and lake Trasimeno. For example you may wish to visit places such as Sorano, Sovana, Pitigliano to marvel at this history and beauty with your own eyes. Should you wish to have an escorted tour to such places then we would be happy to arrange everything for you.
In the summer months, the perfect opportunity to mix with the locals is when most of the surrounding villages hold their individual open air festivities providing food, wine and music!