NEWS October, 2020
once, instead of news in writing, we have decided to publish a short movie.
It is a presentation of our homelike "Cristallo" Guesthouse, with an inside view, as well as of the outside area, with the nice garden and natural swimming pool.
Who knows, this may one day entice you to spend your holiday in the quietness of the Umbrian countryside.
NEWS of 14.01.2017
Slow down the pace of life
We often want to do lot of things, but at the end of the day our intentions were put aside. Everyone actually knows that one should deal much more with him/herself. Unfortunately, everything else is always more important. So our body and our soul receives more attention only when it gets sick. This is not the way it has to be. We have so many virtues to discover in us. For this purpose you need time! Also only a short period of time.
What about a trip to Italy – to a quiet, beautiful place like Ermitage Macchiabella?
The holiday season gives us the opportunity to plan a relaxing trip. The best way is to escape from the usual places and surroundings – out of everyday’s life. A week can mean a lot of time. It is a matter of quality. Once arrived in our place you automatically get closer to the so called trend of deceleration. When time stands still and you make this experience, you enter in a new state of mind. This usually arises after the third day. At the same time it’s important to take care of what you eat. So a special attention to your diet is given. We are well equipped for this and believe in natural food: we are what we eat.
At Ermitage Macchiabella you will find a peaceful environment which makes you feel comfortable. Of course the state of being happy begins in ourselves. Everyone carries his own pictures of being happy. For example to travel can make you feel a lucky, happy person.
Take a trip to Umbria and discover this unknown, mystical region. Umbrian people rebuild their villages in the same style as it has been tradition for thousands of years. Their cuisine is simple and in its simplicity the original taste is preserved. It is like a journey into the past in the middle of the highly developed world of the now. Nothing goes quickly in Umbria; first you need to take time to talk to the people. Every foreigner is scrutinized, it can be even a bit rude but in any case the stereotype loud Italian does not live here.
At Ermitage Macchiabella we are busy with our animals every day. Grooming the horses and moving them in the round pen, the dog needs his walk around the property (reading the newspaper). Apart from the cat Minù there is no independent soul living here. Perhaps you are interested in confronting yourself with the fear of big dogs or the fear of horses. We help you to understand the language of our animals. Maybe someone is interested in a pet therapy or animal communication. But we manage also workaholics. At first the question is, if they want to accept the challenge. Not an easy thing to do.
NEWS of 26.08.2015
And rain finally arrived. We had to pass through incredible hot months.
June and July were so hot this summer – in Umbria and elsewhere. There were temperatures over thirty-five degrees. Our olive trees had no problem, they just grew nicely – but the rest of it
suffered. The horses drank double, the Natural Pool was producing algae never ending and the “watering troop” was in full action. Eventually the weather has changed – still sunshine but
temperatures as we love it!
Our guest of Ermitage Macchiabella wrote only nice reviews and this made us happy. The smaller guests loved our horses; especially Kouskann our fox red Arab horse is so cute with children. Starting from the age of ten we allow children to have the first approach to the horse. Also experienced riders can use Kouskann without problems.
We are proud to report about some innovations. The bigger of the two apartments “Cristallo” got a brand new dishwasher and the terrace lying to the south now has a wooden roof for shade, which was perfect with these temperatures. Also the parking space got a new construction of wood and bamboo for the shade.
We laid out a working field 40x20 m for riding the horses inside a paddock – that is for real fun and more space. Finally, we build a little garden house with gazebo for the space around the natural pool. The very nice view overlooking the Tiber valley can be admired from that spot.
Come and look on our homepage for more information. We wish you a nice ongoing of the summer and will come back to you on the issue of the olive harvest.
With best regards.
NEWS of 07.04.2015
Easter holidays are over and the question is: where do I spend my summer holidays?
We have an idea: at our place in Umbria, Italy. Check what you can expect on our homepage http://www.ermitage-macchiabella.com/english/.
And you will find a summary of all information under http://www.ownersdirect.co.uk/accommodation/p8167429.
By the way: the calendar shows complete (“belegt”) only if both apartments are booked.
As a reminder, there are direct flights from London to Perugia-Airport. Consult the Homepage of Aeroporto Internazionale dell'Umbria, Perugia.
Enjoy reading our homepage and kind regards from Fratta Todina.
NEWS of 23.02.2015
Dear Ermitage Macchiabella Friends
During the rainy days of winter time we worked out some very special and exclusive offers for you, changed the portal of the Homepage and inserted lots of nice spots of interest.
One idea is worth to mention: while you stay on Ermitage Macchiabella you can either order a meal (20.- Euro/pers) to be served directly at your apartment or there is the possibility to organize a personal chef which will take care for all food matters during your stay.
Have a look to the beautiful places of interest to visit.
For booking please check here for availability.
Wish you great fun reading the news and don’t hesitate to contact us for any questions.
affiliated to an initiative promoted by the Associazione
Italiana per le Acque Balneabili Naturali (Italian Association for the Natural
This achievement has been possible as we have a natural swimming pool.