Castellaro is an ancient Umbrian property set high in the hills above the Niccone Valley. The 35-acre site has spectacular views, large open fields filled with broom and lavender and over 170 old olive trees. The property is isolated, a five-kilometer drive on a white (dirt) road from the main valley road. It is utterly tranquil - the only sounds one hears are the dawn chorus of birds and cow bells from the farm down below. The old farm, which had been abandoned for over fifty years when we first came upon it, had six structures which we have combined into four stone houses. The 14th-century watchtower is called the Tower House, the large 17th-19th century farm house is now called the Main House, the tobacco drying tower is now called the Studio House, and the old barn is called the Barn.