From Ireland to Umbria

Casa Lilla is owned and run by an Irish family with a passion for all things Italian, “Well almost all things!”

In 2005, we came across this house nestled in the centre of Acquasparta in Umbria and fell in love with it. Notwithstanding its tired façade, overgrown garden, and damp, crumbling interior, it was love at first sight for both of us, and the journey started!

After lots of negotiations, Italian bureaucracy, and a sea of red tape we finally became the owners of Casa Lilla (or Casa Floris as it was then), in September 2005, and started putting our plans into action. In early 2006 we moved lock, stock and barrel from Donegal in Ireland to Acquasparta Umbria and began the restoration project of this 19th-century town villa. What we naively thought would be a 6-8 month project, turned out to be 18 months!

During 2007 we added a new addition to Casa Lilla, our son and in 2010 followed a little sister for him, so now Casa Lilla is the home of the McGlone family, and we all hope we can welcome you to Acquasparta soon.

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