14 square miles of open space between Gubbio and Perugia

Things to know about coming to Alcatraz

Alcatraz is a hotel and a restaurant. But Alcatraz is a utopia in progress too.

Since the universe did not totally satisfy us, we decided to improve the quality of spaghetti and to come and live here, where we formed an alliance with the centuries-old woods of this valley. We will defend the trees from woodcutters in order to see them turning green each spring.

Alcatraz's receptionAlcatraz is an association of people fond of good eating and good manners who are connected with Slow Food, Legambiente and Arci.

You can find the quality of Alcatraz in the open spaces that stretch out as far as the eye can see, in the excellent food, in the courtesy and in the international level of the workshops and the entertainment.

The association offers clean rooms, but we do not clean rooms daily.

At breakfast, lunch and supper you will find a phantasmagoric buffet.

Our concept of luxury is strictly connected with ethics, fair trade, ecology and organic products.

For this reason in the rural environment of our accommodations you will not find TVs, telephones and minibars but lovely latex couches, unbelievable cotton sheets, fair trade silk-wool blankets and uncountable works of art protecting your dreams.

Our restaurant produces healing, inspiring, healthy and colorful food. Every product has been selected throughout the years from a commission of 80 wises chosen by Mahatma Chef Angela Labellarte. We even fry our chips in organic, Italian cold pressed extra virgin olive oil! You will not find waiters at your table; you will have to serve yourself and to clear the table just as at home. But that also means that you can choose your super-delicious food at a never-ending buffet how many times you want. We eat all together at the same tables and only make exceptions for love declarations and similar!

Our air is clean from Wi-Fi radiations (though we provide cable internet connection) but busy with flower smell, butterflies and brilliant ideas. We use our own self produced green energy.

Statute and rules

  • Life is beautiful, but spaghetti could be improved.
  • Violence is useless and, above all, tiring.
  • If someone tries to give you a slap, dodge it.
  • Death is the last of a series of errors.
  • The universe adores the one who sleeps.
  • United we stand, divided we get bored.
  • Ants, too, have their rights.

What can I do in Alcatraz?

With a guide

Visits to Assisi, Perugia, Montalcino, Trasimeno lake, Gubbio, Spello and much more.

Educational visits at the fantastic wood museum, ecovillage, ecological vegetable garden, creek.

Horse riding.


  • Shiatsu
  • Micro movements massage
  • Passive massage
  • Tanzu
  • Plantar reflexology
  • Ayurvedic
  • Massage in hot water (watsu)


  • Cooking class
  • T'ai chi
  • Painting class
  • Demential yoga
  • Green energy
  • Permaculture


Summer pool, hot water pool, music, walking itineraries, great food and relax!

  • shiatsu
  • piscina
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Jacopo Fo' s books

Jacopo Fo has written 23 books published in Italy. Now we would like to smash English and American markets. We are looking for a Publisher or a distributor in English language countries. We print our books but we need at least a distributor. If you know anyone who may be interested, please, Questo indirizzo email è protetto dagli spambots. E' necessario abilitare JavaScript per vederlo..

Here are some examples of some books translated into English. Please, be patient if parts of the translation are not exactly perfect. They are first drafts and we are working on them. Thanks.

Zen and the art of making love

Healing laughters

I Ching

Alcatraz News

Everything you need to know: www.alcatraznews.com (english)


Full board
Half board
Rooms with 4 o more beds € 76,00 € 58,00 € 40,00
Double and economy rooms, triple rooms € 81,00 € 63,00 € 45,00
Double rooms with private bathroom € 109,00 € 91,00

€ 73,00

Camping tent or camper*  € 62,00 € 39,00 

€ 16,00

* only overnight without breakfast: € 8,00 per person per night

Children under 2 years are free, from 3 to 8 years € 50.00, from 9 to 12 years € 64.00.

The single room has a surcharge of 30% or 50% depending on the situation.

The prices are per person and are daily and refer to one board. Each course / activity has organized an extra price.


How to reach Alcatraz

By car

Take the Perugia-Cesena motorway, exit at Ponte Pattoli (19 km from Umbertide) and follow the indications for Casa del Diavolo - S. Cristina, Alcatraz (7 km).

By airplane

Perugia S. Egidio airport.

By train

Perugia Ponte San Giovanni or Ponte Pattoli station.

Google Map - Dove Siamo

Libera Università di Alcatraz - Loc. Santa Cristina 53, 06020 Gubbio (PG) - p.i. 00729540542 - tel. 075.9229914 /38 /39 - Questo indirizzo email è protetto dagli spambots. E' necessario abilitare JavaScript per vederlo.

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