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My Umbrian Wanderlust in Le Ginestre Greppolischieto

Situated just 45 minutes away from Perugia, Le Ginestre Greppolischieto is a small borgo with only TWO inhabitants!! Yes you read that right- TWO!! This little village makes for a great day trip from Perugia. Greppolischieto has a tiny piazza, picturesque lanes and stunning countryside views. 

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The town with two people- Le Ginestre Greppolischieto

My Umbrian Wanderlust in Le Ginestre Greppolischieto

There are no cafes or trattorias here, only uninhabited homes and lost stories. The little village is an absolute stunner yet slightly haunting too. Everything is eerily quiet and empty. It is undoubtedly a special corner of Umbria!

Walking around this place was a teensy bit sad. As I looked around carefully at the neatly potted plates and the immaculate area, I realized whether it was one or two people living, they kept the place well worth the stay!

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The town with two people- Le Ginestre Greppolischieto

How to reach:

Greppolischieto can be reached by car on the route to Citta del Pieve or Castello Montegiove from Perugia. This side of Umbria doesn’t have a train station but there are are several B&Bs in a span of 5 kms.

Also read The Umbria Travel Guide

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28 Comments

  • Allure Of a Girl
    June 6, 2016 at 1:27 pm

    It’s so beautiful !!!! 😻

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    • Ishita
      June 6, 2016 at 2:39 pm

      Thanks girl 🙂

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  • lindaravello
    March 31, 2016 at 2:30 pm

    We are staying in Cetona Ishita, same place as last year, but this time want to explore further south as last time we went north – thank you just over four weeks to go, we are going to Malta for the honeymoon

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    • Ishita
      March 31, 2016 at 2:30 pm

      How lovely. My best wishes 🙂 Do visit this place

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  • lindaravello
    March 31, 2016 at 1:15 pm

    Ooooh Ishita, what a wonderful post, I do hope that this is not too far from where we are staying in August, as I would love to wander around these hauntingly beautiful streets, but I may just want to stay in one of the empty houses…….

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    • Ishita
      March 31, 2016 at 2:24 pm

      I wanted to open a locked door and peep 🙂 Where will you stay? Have a fabulous time <3 And congratulations on the wedding!

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  • hermitsdoor
    March 28, 2016 at 6:04 pm

    We spent a week in an Umbrian villa some years ago. It was outside of Cita de Castle. We have great memories of day trip to town, local festivals and art shows. It was also in a good position to drive to Arezzo, San Sepulcro, and Urbino.
    Oscar

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    • Ishita
      March 29, 2016 at 7:57 am

      That sounds perfect Oscar. Must be nice to be in the centre of the country able to drive around n see other regions

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  • Made in Rome
    March 28, 2016 at 5:19 pm

    Which was is this from Perugia? Reminds me of Todi and so many of the Umbrian hill towns, but in miniature. Do you know what the people who live here do for a living? I am going to remember this place… and be there one day! Thanks!

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    • Ishita
      March 28, 2016 at 5:28 pm

      Yes from Perugia. An hour’s drive 🙂 Beautiful lil place. I haven’t made it yet to Todi. Next time 🙂 I don’t know what they do for a living, farming?:D

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  • Tanja
    March 28, 2016 at 2:49 pm

    Only two ppl live here? and they take care of all the plants? It’s lovely and sad.

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    • Ishita
      March 28, 2016 at 5:29 pm

      Yes only two. I found it more sad than lovely but credit for the strength to them

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  • Darlene
    March 27, 2016 at 10:21 pm

    I just love places like this. What a find!!

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  • Image Earth Travel
    March 27, 2016 at 2:17 pm

    Will be back in Italy in July and will definitely visit. Is there anywhere to stay here or is it a day visit only?

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    • Ishita
      March 27, 2016 at 6:07 pm

      You could stay in a B&B by Castello Montegiove. It’s in one of my posts. You l love it!

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      • Image Earth Travel
        March 27, 2016 at 8:51 pm

        Thanks for the tip. I checked online and several booking sites offer accommodation there so will look again closer to the date.

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  • panhirsch
    March 27, 2016 at 5:15 am

    Wow, really only this couple lives there? What if we go there by car? Will we meet them?

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    • Ishita
      March 27, 2016 at 10:25 am

      I hope you do. I saw the old man but the lady was home cooking 🙂

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  • Helena Zenia
    March 27, 2016 at 1:31 am

    What a beautiful place…can you say more about the reason there are only two people living there? Abandoned…why? Is this typical in this part of Italy? Thanks!!!

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    • Ishita
      March 27, 2016 at 10:25 am

      Thank you. People passed away, moved on..

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    • Ishita
      March 27, 2016 at 10:26 am

      No it’s typical in smaller areas and not just Italy but anywhere

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  • Lyn
    March 27, 2016 at 1:26 am

    wow, what an amazingly enchanting place. It makes you wonder what will happen to it once this elderly couple moves on. Great find. How did you travel to it Ishita

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    • Ishita
      March 27, 2016 at 10:26 am

      Truly Lyn. N if one goes how will the other survive 🙁 I went by car while visiting La Scarzuola and Xadtello Montegiove.

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    • Ishita
      March 27, 2016 at 10:27 am

      Castello**

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  • thandapani
    March 26, 2016 at 11:45 pm

    Very unusual. Lovely pictures.

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    • Ishita
      March 27, 2016 at 10:27 am

      Thanks so much 🙂

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  • Francis
    March 26, 2016 at 11:06 pm

    What a beautiful place,and post! Thank You so much Ishita for sharing it With us . Now we should reciprocate!

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    • Ishita
      March 26, 2016 at 11:06 pm

      Thank you always for your encouragement Francis 🙂 I hope you are near this place so that you can visit??

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