About the owners

We, a retired foreign correspondent and an art historian,  bought this enchanting ancient farmhouse as a ruin, over thirty years ago when we were living in Italy, my husband as a correspondent, myself as a freelance journalist. During our peripatetic, indeed gypsy, life we have lived in Brazil, Argentina, Holland, India, Italy, Washington and finally Paris. We now are back in Italy.

8The house has been a wonderful centre for our family of three children – who themselves are scattered all over the world – and now their children. The house has made it possible for the family to remain close. For young children it is something of a paradise, for older ones there are the extraordinary cultural and historical riches of the surrounding areas, something, in fact, for everyone.

Year purchased: 1980

Why the owner chose a house – Torre La Cupa – in this location

While we were living in Rome we fell in love with the area. Less famous and considerably less crowded than Tuscany it is different but equally beautiful and full of fascinating cultural and historical attractions: museums, ancient towns – Orvieto, Perugia, Assisi, Montefalco, Todi among them – and exquisite villages.