History of the B & B

In the 60’s my maternal grandparents, Rinaldo and Maria, built this house next to the historic home of the Angelini family and began their life together.

The Umbria-Marche earthquake of 1997 destroyed the house; my family, with passion and stubbornness, rebuilt it.

In 2015 it was turned into a B&B, devoted to sharing the beauty of these unique and pure places, full of tradition and history, with our guests.

The idea of being part of  “The Gluten-Free Circuit” (AIC: Associazione Italiana Celiachia) comes from a direct experience and the pleasure of sharing.

The eco-sustainability for us is the basis of life.

History of the area

Mosciano is a small village located in the municipality of Nocera Umbra (PG). It is known, also, for being the birthplace of San Felicissimo.
The village is situated in a panoramic position that allows us to discover at a glance the whole Nocera Umbra valley, and its individual small towns, which, at night, look like miniatures.

We are under the slopes of Monte Pennino (1571 m.), one of the highest mountains of the entire Apennine mountain range, which takes its name from the god Pen, the principal deity of Celtic culture (sixth century BC) . This mountain dominates the plateaus of Umbria and Marche (Plestinas plateaus): Piano di Collecroce, Piano di Annifo, Piano di Taverne-Colfiorito, Piano di Arvello, Piano di Ricciano, Piano di Popola-Cesi and Colfiorito Lagoon (Natural Park and  Area of Community Importance SIC). These plateaus are called plestinas, for being in them inhabited areas belonging to “plestinos”, an ancient Umbrian protohistoric people that occupied a territory of 120-130 km2, from the fith century A.C.

Passing from large flat areas to high mountains, plenty of water, exuberant nature and its central position have made this area an ideal place to live in, and a crossroads and exchanges between the Tyrrhenian and the Adriatic coast.

Proofs have been gathered of human presence from the third millennium BC (Iron Age) in these lands, which have had continuity with sub-apeninians populations, “i Castellieri” and Italian populations of Umbrian and plestinos.

During Roman times, it was an important part of the Empire (city of Plestia) and there are also findings dating back to Carthaginian times, Lombarda and from the age of Oton III (Holy Roman-Germanic Empire). Moreover, there are testimonies about the presence of Franciscan hermits in the eleventh century AC. And in the upcoming centuries, there are also important lineages of aristocratic families of the “Monaldeschi” (Nocera), “Trinci” (Foligno) and “Varano” (Camerino).

The beauty and purity of this area made it one of St. Francis of Assisi beloved areas; he spent the last moments of his life in the rural chapel located on one of the slopes of Mount Pennino, a few kilometers away from our B&B.

Who are we

Vincenzina and Ascenzio are my parents, my paternal grandmother Elisabetta. My name is Stefano and my sister is called Benedetta. My (Spanish) partner is Irene.
I think it’s also important to mention our cat, Fernando, and our sweet rabbit, Perla. ☺