1 double bedroom with super kingsize bed and en suite shower room
1 twin bedroom with adjacent shower room
Well equipped kitchen with French range cooker and table for 8 people, doors to outdoor breakfast area and outdoor dining area
Dining room with table for 12 people
Sitting room with fireplace
Library room with doors onto outdoor seating area
Master bedroom with super kingsize bed, small study area and ensuite bathroom with shower and access to private terrace and the garden
2 twin bedrooms with a shared bathroom
Double height sitting room with fireplace
1 double bedroom with kingsize bed or twin beds and ensuite shower room
Please note that the twin beds on the ground and 1st floor can be pushed together but not actually made up into doubles.
Swimming pool (12m x 6m) – saline
Outdoor seating area
Outdoor dining area for 12 people
Free-standing fans in all bedrooms
TV (for DVDs only)
DVD player and huge selection of DVDs
Set within beautiful shaded olive groves
(Please note there are steep drops at the house, these are fenced but not secure)
Maid service 3 days per week
Fraccano is the nearest village and is 6 minutes by car
Citta di Castello is the main town of Northern Umbria and is 20 minutes by car
Perugia is 45 minutes
Castiglione del Lago is 1 hr
Lake Trasimeno is 1 hr for the nearest swimming beach, boats and water sport activities
The coast is 1 hr 20 minutes drive
Florence is 1hr 40 minutes
Fly to Florence (1hr 40 mins drive to the house) from most international airports or Ancona (1hr 20 mins) and Perugia (45 mins)
Fly to Rome (2hrs 40 mins drive to the house) from most international airports
A hire car is essential at this house
Casa Rampiconi is set 1km down a private unpaved road in the valley of falcons where the borders of Umbria, Tuscany and Marche meet. There are plenty of beautiful walking trails leading directly from the house.
The nearest village Fraccano has 2 restaurants serving delicious food specific to the region.
Citta Di Castello is the nearest place for general amenities, it is a large and bustling town with a twice weekly market and plenty of shops and restaurants. Surrounded by its original 16thC walls the town has some magnificent architecture to explore, including the cathedral of Saint Florido and Amanzio. The Pinacoteca Communale houses work by Signorelli, Raffaellino del Colle, Lorenzo Ghiberti and Pomarancio. Set above the river Tiber, the Tiber trail is a shaded riverside walk that lasts for 20km with views of the old town, bell towers and city walls and passes through several local villages. You can find guided canoeing at the start of the trail.
Arezzo, Assisi, Cortona, Gubbio, and Perugia are all within easy distance for a day trip- 40 minutes – 1hr by car. Florence, Siena, Orvieto, Todi and Urbino are slightly further – about 1hr 30minutes drive.
Golf, riding and sailing are all within 1 – 1.5hrs drive. Tennis is in Citta di Castello.
Casa Rampiconi is a stylish and characterful property that sits proudly at the head of Le Valle dei Falchi, with views from the house, garden and pool over a rolling landscape little changed in generations, not far from the bustle and beauty of Città di Castello. Surrounded by a large garden with terraces formed from local stone, beautifully maintained lawns and fabulous places to sit, eat and unwind, the elevated position of the house means that, even in high summer, there is a gentle breeze. The owner has thoughtfully placed various ‘al fresco’ dining areas to catch the best of the house at different times of day. The main dining area outside the house is shaded from midday onwards – perfect for a cool lunch.
The house’s interior is as wonderful as its surroundings and is simply yet beautifully furnished with antique furniture, modern lighting and carefully chosen fabrics. There are plenty of original features including the original exposed wooden ceiling beams and clay tiled floors.
Spacious enough to accommodate 12 guests in comfort, the property is one where guests will find it hard not to relax into its somnolent charms, whether inside or out. The two sitting rooms, one on the ground floor and a double-height room on the first floor, have plenty of space for guests to sprawl with a good book, and the impressive stone fireplaces not only look wonderful but offer warmth and cosiness out of season. Bedrooms are large yet cosy, with furnishings that are a welcoming balance of calm and style. Likewise, the simple yet spacious bathrooms.
Food is the focal point of any holiday in Italy and the inside dining room is matched by the shaded table outside, while the well-equipped, big kitchen gives guests room to experiment with local ingredients.
Rampiconi is a place where guests can excel at what the Italians call dolce far niente, which translates as the sweetness of doing nothing. From its stunning location to its comfortable interior, this is a property that is designed for maximum relaxation where you can while away your days reading by the pool, indulging in delicious food and star-gazing at night.
You won’t need to go far for a delicious meal cooked by someone else. Fraccano is on the doorstep and its two restaurants serve fabulously tempting regional pasta, pizza and risotto dishes – the wild boar taglietelle is not to be missed. Città di Castello is not far away either and is brimming with shops and restaurants. After which, Rampiconi will welcome you back for further restorative relaxation.