Dolce Nido

Once an olive barn, the ‘Dolce Nido’ (sweet nest)  has been restored to respect its authenticity.

This 3-bedroom, 3-bath characteristic stone house is nestled in a romantic garden setting surrounded by its olive orchard and lovely views across the valley and fields of sunflowers in the gentle hills between Collazzone and Todi. Private but not isolated, it is sited away from the street along its own short driveway (strada bianca). The house enjoys complete privacy and lovely views over the valley.

The first floor (piano terra- ground floor) enters to the entrance room (ingresso), which has an elevator to the next floor, a cosy living room with fireplace, a dining room, kitchen and full bath with laundry. The second floor (piano prima) has a double bedroom with ensuite bath and an open office area. The third floor (piano secondo) has a double bedroom which opens to a panoramic terrace, a third bedroom and a bathroom. There is a one car garage and two storage areas. A pool (piscina) project has been designed, approved, and can be resubmitted for approval.

The central location is perfect. Restaurants, hill-towns and shopping are easily accessible from the house which is a short 3 km (1.8 miles) to the E45 motorway. 

Distances: Hospital, Pantalla- 3.4 km (2.1 m), Collazzone- 4.5 km (2.8 m), Todi-19 km (12m),  Assisi- 36 km (22 m), The Spoleto music festival-42 km (26 m), The Perugia Jazz Festival-33k (21m), Orvieto-46 km (29 m), Siena-130 km (81m), Roma-140 km (87 mi), Florence 175 km (109 m).  Airports: Perugia Airport- 33 km (21m), Rome Airport-173 km (108 m), Florence 198 kmn(123 m).

Living Space: 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, 186 sq m (2,000 sq ft); Utility Space, 15 sq m (161 sq ft),  Total Surfaces: 201 sq m (2,163 sq ft). Land: 3,970 sq m (42,717 sq ft).

Equipped with: electricity, town water, well water, central heating, fireplace, gas tank, garage, private parking, terrace, garden. 

The house has a completed Certificate of Occupancy (Agibilita ) and can be enlarged by 100 m². (1,076 sq ft)

Location: Italy, Region-Umbria, Province- Perugia, Municipality -Collazzone.

Here are pictures of our much loved Dolce Nido.

Exterior Views

Olive Orchard Our gardeners have taken good care of our olive orchard (30+trees). The big excitement in late October is the olive harvest. Neighbors, young and old, lay nets and gather the precious olives. We had fun making a label for this most delicious olive oil… first (and only) cold press from the mill along our street.

Entry & Ingresso

Living Room

Dining Room


Al Fresco on the Patio

Piano Prima (Second Floor)

Piano Secondo (Third Floor) Two bedrooms, bath & terrace.

Panoramic Terrace



Surrounding Views

Playing House. Furnishing the Dolce Nido has been an ongoing pleasure and adventure, finding local treasures and artisans in neighboring hill towns. A favorite excursion is the Antique Market in Arezzo on the ‘prima domenica di ogni mese’ the first weekend of every month. And painting maiolica in nearby Deruta has been a decades long passion.

Floor plans & elevations

Pool Piscina Project. We have approved plans for a piscina (swimming pool)

Drawings for an addition. We’ve imagined a studio/office/guest room addition. Love this! It enjoys a commanding position on the hill and capture the views. Even with the new garage – as seen – It does not use up the allowable 100 sq meters.

Buon Appetito, Buon Divertimento, Buona Raccolta.

Tom and Pat, NYC