Retreats and Country Holidays in Umbria Italy
Relax in Retreat
Casa Garuda provides the perfect facilities for a quiet retreat in the countryside. We host individual and group retreats and customize our services to fit your needs. Whether you require a silent retreat with minimal engagement, or a highly engaged and active group retreat, Casa Garuda will help you. Your retreat can also be mixed with travel in the regions of Umbria and Tuscany, or even with day trips to Rome or Florence.
Tuscany Awaits You
Casa Garuda’s stunning panorama affords views of Tuscany to the west with it’s ancient Etruscan capital of Chiusi. Just beyond is the moon-like Val D’Orcia with Tuscany’s highest mountain, Amiata, looming in the distance. Tuscany is renowned for its hot springs which you’ll find at San Casciano dei Bagni and Chianciano Terme. Discover the vineyards of Montepulciano, also in Tuscany. Further north you can detect the ancient village of Cortona.
Closer home are the rolling fields of rugged Umbria changing with the seasons with fields of poppies, sunflowers or golden wheat. Wherever you look there are olive groves. Easy day trips can be had to the cities of Perugia, Città di Castello, Orvieto and more. Italy’s fourth largest lake, Lago Trasimeno, is nearby. Naturally you will enjoy the finest Italian cooking.
Strategically and Beautifully Located
You will find Casa Garuda in the heart of Italy, half way between Rome and Florence, strategically placed right on the Umbria/Tuscany border. As part of the Tenuta Le Coste nature reserve, the ancient Umbrian farmhouse dates to the late 1700’s. The house ruins were restored in the 1990’s, and then again by the present owner in 2003.