In 2006 we were packing up our apartment in Rome after three wonderful years during which Italy totally charmed us. Our stress level had dropped because living in a country where life slows down will do that for you. We fell in love with the people, the food,and the stunning beauty of southern Umbria. It was in the back of our minds to find a place to call home once we retired from careers that took us all over the globe, but we certainly never thought we would end up building a house in Italy.Now you can enjoy it too!


Lisa Brodey and Sam Clark


A place to slow down and be in the rugged beauty of the southern Umbrian countryside. Discover the land and people of Italy. Enjoy a morning walk into the village of Guardea for a cappuccino or home made gelato. Everywhere you walk, ride or gaze you'll be surprised by the magnificence of Italy.




  CASA TARTARUGA