5 Double Bedrooms:
Green bedroom – principal suite with embroidered silk by GP & J Baker, reclaimed oak herringbone floor, pretty antique chests and chairs, and made-to-measure gloss cabinets. En suite shower room, free-standing slipper bath
Pink bedroom – specially commissioned wrought iron bed welded by a local blacksmith, a Knoll armchair and footstool, and a Tivoli marble floor. En suite shower room
Blue bedroom – Manuel Canovas silk bed hanging which matches the blue of the 17th century Chinese plates displayed on the wall, and a Tivoli marble floor. En suite shower room
Red bedroom – large, working fireplace of local stone, a marble floor, sculptural Aballs ceiling lights by Parachilna and a beautiful antique gilt mirror. En suite shower room
Impressive kitchen with soaring ceiling, Tivolo marble floor and a Badari chandelier. Expertly equipped, including a top-of-the-range oven and a wall unit with central wine fridge by the Florentine brand Gullo
Sitting room with an 18thC solid stone fireplace, silk curtains and GM Tendaggi velvet sofa
Wine cellar and accompanying tasting room with locally made oak table
Guest loo with spacious laundry/pantry room, Miele appliances
Fifth bedroom – separate to the main house, next to the pool, and has large arched windows, a huge stone fireplace and bare brick walls, the drama coming from the plants inside and the views outside. There is a separate shower room and expertly equipped pantry
Oxygenated swimming pool (12m x 6m)
Wine ‘cantina’ with pizza oven and full kitchen for informal dinners or lunches
Covered dining area
Beautifully designed gardens
Sits within the grounds of the property’s own vineyard
Underfloor heating/cooling in the house and pool house
12 bottles of oak-aged red wine from the property’s own vineyard
Garaging for two cars
Beautiful art books
Breakfast and lunch, or dinner, are prepared by the housekeeper or chef. Ingredients are paid for separately, depending on personal preferences
Daily maid service
24-hour concierge service
Wine-tasting or cooking classes can be arranged – payable extra
The house is located 3km from Piegaro (5 minutes by car) – a sleepy medieval village with some shops (butcher, bakery, small grocery), bar, pharmacy and a couple of restaurants.
Tavernelle di Panicale is 8km away (15 minutes by car) and has a few restaurants, bars and a couple of supermarkets
Città della Pieve is 13km and has some lovely restaurants and shops
Paciano is 17km away (20 minutes by car) and has a couple of restaurants and a supermarket
Lake Trasimeno is 25km (30 minutes by car), for the nearest swimming beach, boats and water sport activities
Perugia is 45 minutes by car
The Lamborghini golf course (9 holes) is c.20 minutes drive
Umbria International Airport Sant’Egidio near Perugia (50 minutes by car)
Rome Fiumicino (just over 2 hours by car)
Rome Ciampino (2 hours by car)
Florence International Airport (Just under 2 hours by car)
Pisa (Around 2.5 hours by car)
Timings are approximate, use as a guide only.
Private airport transfers can be arranged. Luxury car rental can be arranged and delivered to the house for arrival.
Piegaro is a 5 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.
There is so much to do in the immediate area, the small local village has a museum of ancient glass making, a museum celebrating the life of a local paleontologist and some good restaurants and bars. Panicale also has a small opera theatre the ‘Teatro Cesare Caporali’.
The area is well known for its wine production – visit Orvieto or Montepulciano to sample wine and eat delicious local delicacies.
Lake Trasimeno is 25km away, where Umbria spills over into Tuscany. 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.
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.
Around the property you can do amazing hikes and mountain biking.
Podere Polino is a house that sings of great design, impeccable taste and deep comfort. Designed and built from scratch on what was originally a large meadow, the property was completed in 2017, using stone from the site for the soaring arches, solid door frames and big fireplaces that anchor the house to its location. Passion and enthusiasm are everywhere.
The property is a celebration of the great artistry and crafts of Italy, both past and present. Traditional materials – Tivoli marble floors and the handcrafted wrought-iron balustrade – are complemented by the modern shine of features such as the Gullo kitchen and the specially commissioned Badari chandelier.
Comfort is integral and the level of artistry throughout is extraordinary.
The temperature-controlled wine cellar has a large tasting room attached. Oenophiles and pizza lovers alike are also served by the wine cantina, outside pizza oven and dining terrace near the property’s entrance gate.
The property is surrounded by 11 hectares, where guests can enjoy walks through the forest, the olive groves and the vineyard just below the house. The garden design takes in the big views and plays with scale using terracing and planting to create pockets of privacy, interest and entertainment. There are sit spots in the sun and shade, a covered dining area with B&B Italia chairs, and views that look like they, too, are designer.
The large garden at Podere Polino was laid out in collaboration with Daniele Spitaleri, a designer from Catania in Sicily. Using the big views, terraced lawns and varied planting, inspiration is both local and from further afield. Cypress, citrus and olive trees, espaliered fruit trees, rose arbours and swathes of lavender help create different ‘rooms’. The pool sits below the house so you can look at the vast views in one direction and the architecture of the house in the other.
This is a house that has love and brilliance poured into every myriad tiny detail.