1 twin bedroom (can be made into a double) with shared bathroom on the first floor – shared with double room
1 double bedroom, en suite bathroom with shower
1 double bedroom, shared bathroom with bath- shared with twin room
Huge open plan kitchen, living and dining area with traditional tiled floor, handmade kitchen units and open fireplace. Doors leading out onto large shaded terrace with dining area.
Snug/sitting room with large doors onto shaded terrace with dining and seating area
Swimming pool (12m x 6m- can be heated at extra cost)
Boretti range cooker
Jura espresso machine
Cot – available at extra cost
Pizza oven – extra charge for wood
Mid-week clean included (Extra cleaning payable locally)
Cook on request- payable locally
The nearest village Castiglion Fosco is just over 5 minutes away by car. It has a post office, bar and small shop.
Tavernelle di Panicale is 10 minutes by car. It has a great bar, pastries, weekly market on Monday and good supermarkets.
Piegaro is 15 minutes away by car
Citta della Pieve is 20 minutes away by car
Castiglione del Lago is 30 minutes by car
Todi is 1 hr by car
Siena is 1h 30 minutes by car
Fly direct to Perugia, Rome or Florence airport
Florence International airport is approximately 2hrs drive away
Rome Fiumicino Airport is approximately 2 hrs away
Car hire is essential.
Piegaro is a 15 minute drive and is a sleepy medieval town with some shops (restaurant, butcher, bakery, small grocery), bars, pharmacy, bank and a church.
Tavernelle di Panicale on the way to Perugia is better for stocking up as it has a supermarket.
Piegaro has a couple of restaurants, although a wider range of delicious restaurants can be found in Citta della Pieve, Panicale and Castiglione del Lago.
The area is well known for its wine production – visit Orvieto or Montepulciano to sample wine and eat delicious local delicacies.
Lake Trasimeno, where Umbria spills over into Tuscany is Italy’s fourth largest lake and a prime spot if you want to tiptoe off the well trodden trail and slip into the slow rhythm of lake life. Around this 128 sq km lake, olive groves, vines, woods of oak and cypress and sunflower fields frame castle topped medieval towns, such as Castiglione del Lago and Passignano. You can swim from the lakeside beach at Castiglione del Lago and beach and water sports are available there.
The interesting town of Citta della Pieve is only 13km away from the villa. Famous for being the birthplace of 2 of Italy’s greatest Renaissance artists (Perugino being the more famous of the 2) – works by both artists can be found in St Maria and St Antonio churches. The town is small and has most of its medieval town wall intact. It boasts an 11th century tower and an impressive medieval castle. The labyrithine alleys date back to medieval times and the picturesque nooks and corners, steeped in memories and emotions are still full of life today. Enjoy the Nonna sitting outside her small house playing top trumps with her grandson or make the most of the beautiful girls who arrive on their Piaggios to have a latte mid morning in one of the many cafes.
The nearby golf courses are at Panicarola (20 minutes away by car) and the Lambourghini course (25 minutes away by car)
We were so happy to find this house, we were looking for something that would suit a smaller family and this is it – absolutely charming. The large sloping gardens dotted with olive trees are great for children to gamble around in or equally perfect for adults looking for a shady place to relax with a book. Everyone will love making pizza dough and trying out the pizza oven in the garden- buon apetito!
Inside the house, on the top floor are three lovely airy bedrooms, each with it’s own beautiful view. On the middle floor, the large open-plan kitchen and living area has so much character – the kitchen cabinets are all handmade by a local carpenter and the arched French windows open out onto the main terrace which has plenty of space for dining al fresco. (We loved the hanging swing chair outside.) Downstairs on the lower ground floor is a second sitting room/snug which opens out onto another shaded terrace with a dining table and comfy seating – we can imagine whiling away the afternoon here after a long, lazy lunch.
If you’re looking for somewhere to spend quality time with family then this is truly the spot. Take a morning trip out and soak up some culture in one of the many beautiful Italian towns and cities that are right on the doorstep: Perugia, Spello, Assisi… then come back and spend the rest of the day relaxing by the pool- heaven!