• 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.

     Lois and Sam Hanson, Bruelle, NJ -

    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!

    Bruno and Sally Boffa, Atlanta, GA -

  • 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

    Jo and Confit, Atlanta, GA -

    I seriously great time

    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,

    Johanna Van Hise Heart - Crispolto

  • We had the best time

    “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.”

    Carol, New Haven - Gufo Apartment

    A fabulous time was had by all of us

    “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.”

    Pat, Sunnyvale CA - Crispolto Apartment, Giallo Room

  • “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.”

    Greg, Silver Spring, MD - Assisi Apartment

    The best of everything

    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.

    Elizabeth, NYC - Gufo Apartment



    • May

      Patron Saint celebration with Fireworks Event Time: No time set / Event Location: Bettona

      Festival of San Crispolto – May 11th
      Bettona’s biggest annual celebration honors the town’s Patron Saint, San Crispolto.


      Cantine Aperte 2015 Event Time: No time set / Event Location: Throughout Umbria

      Sunday May 31st – Cantine Aperte
      The last Sunday of May is always Cantina Aperta in Umbria.

    • Jun

      Infioriata Event Time: 7am / Event Location: Spello

      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 Event Time: No time set / Event Location: No location set

      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.

    • Jul

      July: Bettona in Shape Event Time: No time set / Event Location: No location set

      July Fitness Weekend: Bettona in Shape
      Join us for a fabulous weekend of fitness activities.


      July: Bettona Half Marathon Event Time: No time set / Event Location: No location set

      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

    • Jul

      Sagra dell’Oca Event Time: No time set / Event Location: Bettona (Centro Storico)

      Sagra dell’Oca — July 24 – August 2, 2015
      Join us for Bettona’s biggest annual festival.


      Eurochocolate 2015 Event Time: No time set / Event Location: Perugia

      Eurochocolate October 16-25 , 2015
      Make your plans now to join us for Eurochocolate 2015.