About us

Family Sailing

We live in one of Italy’s most beautiful valleys, only 20 minutes north of Perugia.   We chose this area on account of its unique natural beauty, stunning views and proximity to Umbria’s wonderful hill towns.  Our love of Italian food, wine and the way of life prompted our move to Italy more than 12 years ago and we are keen to share this passion for all things Italian.

Chrissie is from Cambridge, England and prior to moving to Italy, worked as a chartered accountant  in Europe, Asia and Australia.
She is a keen walker and water sports enthusiast and recently completed her sailing license in Italian and loves to relax on Lake Trasimeno.   She is also very proud of her small herd of Alpacas.

David is from a farming background in rural Australia and worked in stockbroking, hospitality and the wine industry in Australia.  He taught business and academic English in schools and companies and worked as a Cambridge University Language examiner upon arriving in Italy. He is currently managing a vineyard in our local area and especially enjoys the tastings.

Elisabetta and Lucia were both born in Italy and attend the local school. They love the summer holidays where they are lucky enough to make new friends with our guests most weeks and the weekly pizza nights are their favourite event.

Cuba and Bessie, are our two special dogs and also love having guests to stay, they particulary like all the attention from the younger guests and love the opportunity to go for a walk in the valley.

We look forward to welcoming you to our home and sharing our special place with you.

David, Chrissie, Elisabetta, Lucia, Cuba, Bessie and a few Alpacas.

Lang Family