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Do you have a secret place in Italy that you love but wouldn’t want anyone to know about? Well I do. But its time I share it with you!

Situated just 45 minutes away from Assisi and Perugia, Le Ginestre Greppolischieto is a small medieval borgo with only two inhabitants. Yes just two! Really hard to believe but its true.


This picturesque village was a rather unexpected find for me. I had no prior planning or knowledge to visit this borgo.


Greppolischieto is extremely charming. It boasts a tiny piazza at the entrance which has preserved the names of soldiers who died in the war. The names dated back to 1919 and 1923 and it felt special and warm just thinking how the villagers had commemorated the small piazza for them.

An old couple who are now the only inhabitants of this borgo, work hard to keep the place tidy and beautiful. There are no cafes or trattorias here, only uninhabited homes and lost stories. Of course you will also find typical potted plants that are symbolic of Italian homes along with endless view of the Umbrian countryside.


IMG_20150516_160828The beauty of this borgo is hard to describe, immensely enchanting and yet hauntingly beautiful (especially late evening). It is undoubtedly one of the most special corners that I visited in Umbria and will always stay close to my heart.


Hope you enjoy and absorb these pictures of the wonderful village of Greppolischieto as much as I did. Aren’t unexpected findings the best? What do you think?


How to reach– Greppolischieto can be reached by car on the route to Citta del Pieve or Castello Montegiove from Perugia. I found two very useful articles on this borgo by Delicious Italy and Hen House Umbria. Happy Reading!