Set atop a remote hill in Umbria, two hours from Rome and 30 minutes from Perugia, Peter Knight-Barnard's Palazzetta Alta offers the perfect getaway in the Italian countryside.
When we arrived we were greeted with a glass of Prosecco and found a large welcome basket in the kitchen filled with culinary treats and staples for breakfast and nibbles (eggs, bread, olives, onions, tomatoes, garlic, wine, biscotti, figs, and more).
Peter Knight-Barnard restored the home using local craftsmen and lived in it himself before deciding to make it available for rent. The main house is comprised of two bedrooms (each with its own luxurious bathroom), a living room, kitchen, dining room, and a laundry room with a third full bathroom. There is an entirely self-contained apartment with a separate entrance that Mr. Knight-Barnard inhabits (more on that later). The house has an interesting layout and no expense was spared on bathroom, laundry, or kitchen fixtures. The beds are... more