• Take a few minutes to watch the slideshow above and the video to the right for a sampling of the Umbria you'll find.
Explore the fabled cities of Assisi, Perugia, Orvieto, and Spoleto – to name but a few. Savor Umbrian cuisine and wine with a mixture of home cooked meals, visits to extraordinary local restaurants, and wine tastings. Discover intimate villages and hill towns or shop for world famous ceramics in Deruta, and you'll enjoy breathtaking views all along the way.
• Palazzo Fiumi-LaPlaca extends a warm welcome to the LGBT community where you can relax in a friendly environment.
• The palazzo is quite flexible. Apartments and rooms can be combined to sleep 2 to 14.
• Airport pick up/drop off available
Your palazzo has been the highlight of our trip. It was worth waiting 50 years for the experience. [We] can’t thank you enough for everything. Keep doing what you’re doing [because] it is all you.
I had an idea for my dream vacation in Italy. It must be relaxing, stress free, serine countryside, a view from above, a taste of Italy without the hustle and bustle. You provided it all. You are a wonderful host and such a considerate person. Dinner was fabulous and the tours of nearby towns and meeting your friends were unforgettable. You truly made this holiday one of the best for us. We’ll be back!
We arrived announcing a need for repose in Umbria. We came, we saw, we rested. Michael shared a bottle of local wine and in the charm of the attic room we watched the sun pass over the valley changing the colors on the hills below. Asissi always in the distance. Perfetto! Grazie
I can’t thank you enough, Michael, for a truly lovely week! From the moment we arrived you offered us opportunity upon opportunity to experience this amazing life you’ve both found and built in Umbria. Dinner elbow to elbow with Bettonese at the Sagra, cappuccino on the piazza bar, great dipping and swooping rides from one beautiful hill town down through vineyards and fields of sunflowers to the next. Above all, it was a joy to see Umbria through your eyes. What a fun week. Thank you. Your fan,
“This was the most wonderful place to relax. My daughters and I were able to ease into our vacation — enjoying the food, art, and so much more — together. Thank you Michael for allowing us to pass a few days in the paradise you have created.”
“We were a group of five couples from California who wanted a unique experience in a less touristy area of Italy. We found it at Palazzo Fiumi-LaPlaca. The owner Michael, from beginning to end, helped plan our stay complete with escorted tours. It could not have been a more wonderful vacation in every way.”
“Our family of four visited Palazzo Fiumi-LaPlaca and knew instantly it would be the most memorable part of our trip. The apartment was perfect and the view spectacular. Umbria was a wonderful surprise and the town a perfect location. But the best part was coming “home” to our apartment every evening.”
Did you ever wish you had this really cool friend who lived in Italy—in a beautiful palazzo in a charming hill town—who just loved having guests? Well, you do. Michael LaPlaca calls his establishment a “Bed and Breakfast,” but it is so much more, and so much better. His palazzo, built in the 17th century, has been lovingly and tastefully restored by Michael himself. It retains all of its old world charm, but is extremely comfortable, with great bathrooms and amenities. I’ve actually come back three times.
Festival of San Crispolto – May 11th
Bettona’s biggest annual celebration honors the town’s Patron Saint, San Crispolto.
Sunday May 31st – Cantine Aperte
The last Sunday of May is always Cantina Aperta in Umbria.
Spello’s Celebration of flowers
The feast of Corpus Dominus (the Body of Christ — this year the 7th of June) is one of the most spectacular
Umbria Jazz Festival – July 10-19, 2015
Join us for the fabulous Umbria Jazz Festival, one of the most important jazz festivals in the world.
July Fitness Weekend: Bettona in Shape
Join us for a fabulous weekend of fitness activities.
In 2014, the wonderful people who organize Bettona in Shape added a half marathon to the list of activities to their weekend dedicated to fitness in
Sagra dell’Oca — July 24 – August 2, 2015
Join us for Bettona’s biggest annual festival.
Eurochocolate October 16-25 , 2015
Make your plans now to join us for Eurochocolate 2015.