La Gioia is an oasis of peace and relax. It is located in Castel Ritaldi, in the green heart of Umbria. It is a place of culture, fun and human friendliness, in the middle of a wonderful park with centuries-old trees, surrounded by woods, fields and olive groves. A natural paradise, far from the hustle and bustle of our modern world. Here you can relax, admire the beauty of the landscape and discover the historical, cultural, architectural and artistic heritage of this beautiful region. Montefalco, Bevagna, Spoleto, Todi, Assisi, Spello, Perugia are within easy reach by car in 20-50 minutes. The managers organize half-day and full-day guided tours with the best guides in the area. For those who love physical activity, the Umbrian Valley, the surrounding hills or the Sibillini Mountains, which are the largest plateau in Europe, are ideal for walking, cycling or mountain biking, both for sportsmen and for those who love peace and quiet.
Co-owners and managers of the dell’Agriturismo La Gioia, Marianne and Daniel Aerni, both from Zurich, discovered this place almost twenty years ago and decided to transform the old oil and wheat mill into a place of charm and hospitality. Marianne, interior designer, and Daniel, actor, director and craftsman, have been able to preserve the soul of the original structure, ensuring that the guests can enjoy all the comforts. This luxury Agriturismo, in Castel Ritaldi, in the hearth of Umbria, combines the intimacy of private apartments with the professional service of a hotel. The apartments – a total of 8 -, from 60 to 150 m2 with one or two modern and comfortable bathrooms, feature a large and well-equipped kitchen and are furnished with taste, elegance and originality. In addition there is a suite spread over two floors, however without a kitchen.
La Gioia is surrounded by 15 hectares of land with a lake, woods, meadows and fields where organic fruit and vegetables are cultivated, as well as 1000 olive trees that give life to a delicious Extra Virgin Olive Oil. In the famous “Sala rossa”, the restaurant of the property, or in the romantic garden lit by torches and candles, guests can enjoy for dinner the excellent healthy, light and natural cuisine proposed by the chef based on these products. Every morning the hostess places a basket full of delicacies for breakfast in front of your apartment. The owners are proud of their cultivated land in this little paradise and take care of plants and wildlife with love and awareness in respect of nature and its cycles.