• Casa della Zia

    your home away from home











  • La casa

    Discover authentic Italian living in the tranquility of Casa della Zia, your very own Italian sanctuary. A traditional stone-walled home with exquisite old-world craftmanship is the perfect home-base for your travels around Vallo di Nera and the greater countryside. Casa della Zia's timelessness provides the perfect blend of elegance and comfort where you can create unforgettable memories. Here you will be immersed in the daily life and culture of central Italy, with amenities, attractions, and travel destinations nearby.

  • La padrona di casa

    meet your Italian-American hostess

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    I'm Jessica Vecchione, an American citizen based in the Catskills of New York State. I'm the owner of Casa della Zia and will be your hostess during your Umbrian adventure.


    My mother, a native of Rome, and father, a first generation Italian-American, met during the liberation of Rome in 1945. In 1953, my father went back to Italy to rekindle the friendship he made during wartime with the beautiful young Italian woman. Three weeks later, they were married. I was born in New Jersey in the 50's, but many in my family, on both my mother and father's side, still lives in Italy, and the Umbrian region. I was fortunate enough to spend many summers in Italy as a child and as a teen and have been back and forth numerous times since. I am fluent in Italian and love to roll my r's when I'm in Italy!


    In 2023, I was fortunate enough to purchase a home in Vallo di Nera, a place which has been in my heart since 1968 when my mother's sister, my Aunt (Zia) Luigina brought me there for the first time. I loved staying in my Aunt's house and that's how the name "Casa della Zia" came about.


    My beautiful stone-walled Italian home, is where I host small groups, family, and friends during their travels. Since purchasing the home I have made several updates to ensure the comfort of my guests, including new linens, towels, and other necessities, as well as connecting Wi-Fi. The home always has a well-stocked wine cellar and snack cabinet, and plenty of firewood for the cooler seasons.


    I'd love to talk more about what you would like to get out of a trip to Italy - the itinerary is yours to control. Reach out and we'll make your dream into a reality.

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