1 master double bedroom, flat screen TV, en suite bathroom with shower
1 double bedroom, shared bathroom with shower
1 twin bedroom, shared bathroom with aforementioned double bedroom
Kitchen and dining area with two steps leading to:
Sitting room with fireplace, doors leading to terraced dining area and spectacular views over the Umbrian countryside
1 double bedroom with walk in wardrobe, open bathroom space with bath and sink. Separate loo
Swimming pool (10m x 5m- Can be heated at extra cost)
Pool storage room with fridge
Central heating – Payable extra
Under floor cooling – (Included during high season bookings. Payable extra at other times)
Cot – Available at extra cost
Mid week maid service (Extra cleaning can be arranged – payable extra)
A cook can be arranged on request
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
*Villa Falco is across the road and the two can be rented together for large groups
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.
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.
This house has the most amazing contrast of a highly modern interior, with airy white washed rooms and splashes of colour yet is situated in a landscape little changed for centuries. In fact, the views from the house look out over the 1000 year old hamlet of Greppolischieto.
The large garden is enveloped by the Umbrian hillside and slopes gently towards the swimming pool. The designer has thoughtfully added a pool utility room housing a fridge so there’s no need to move far to top up a cold drink!
Inside, the house is fitted with high quality appliances and trendy, designer furniture- we loved the huge purple sofas. The beds are super comfy and the bathrooms immaculate.
Days here are spent exploring the profusion of beautiful hilltop towns and villages and the rich cultural history unique to each one, people watching and eating gelato in the local bar and taking a ‘passegiata’ in the evenings. It’s so easy to eat well here, cook with produce from the local markets or visit any of the local restaurants- small and hidden down cobbled alleys, inside you’re sure to find the most delicious local specialities.
Make sure to ask the house manager where to buy the best olive oil and ceramics as gifts to take home.