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House | 4 bedrooms | sleeps 9

Key Info
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 12 km
  • Great for children of all ages 5
  • Car essential
  • Pets welcome
  • Private garden

Are you ready? Well! A short and pleasant walk on the property and, as a dedicated airplane, you will see and you will experience unique and unforgettable panoramas, silhouetted in a horizon at 360 °, with visibility extended to over 60km on 4 regions of Italy: Umbria , Latium, Tuscany and Marche and, only to name a few examples: from Città della Pieve to the Sibillini Mountains, from Perugia to Mount Cetona, from Trasimeno Lake to Assisi and Mount Terminillo, passing through Cortona, Chiusi and its lake, Montepulciano, Castiglione del Lago and much more.

Miralaghi extendes, in 750 acres of amazing nature, between Umbria and Tuscany, and not far from Latium either, on a lovely hill, in an ideal position for a lot of trips, right in the centre of Italy, only 15 km from the A1 motorway, at an altitude that goes from 450 to 650 meters above sea level, with an enviable climate, both in winter and in summer.

Born as un hunting lodge between forest, olives plants, lakes, woods, and stunning views, our spacious home comfortably welcomes 8 people in four bedrooms with 3 modern bathrooms with tub and shower.

Ideal for a large family or two smaller families travelling together, Villa Miralaghi is situated on the slopes of a hill, sunny but shaded by tree at 500mt above the sea level.

The home is un ideal place for lovers of relax and nature as well as the visit of the sorroundings.

From the private covered car park you reach the entrance and the hall, on the right a short corridor to the kitchen fully equipped with a huge refrigerator and a very big freezer, micro-waves, dishwasher, oven, with a fireplace and table and chairs for the breakfast ; from the hall you enter to the central great room with a dining area with a round dining table for 8-9 and a living area with 3 big sofas, a huge fireplace with benches inside in the traditional Umbrian manner., TV-SAT, mini HI-FI, electric Keyboard.

The dining room has access to a covered veranda with an outside dining area and barbecue and sitting area; to the right of the sitting room there two double bedrooms with bathrooms in suite facing onto the garden; to the left of the dining room, the billiard room with two beds that share the bathroom with shower with the last double (twins) bedroom.

Inside it has all comforts: heating, clean linen every week, mosquito nets at the windows, WI-FI, a wide choice of books, chess, games, brochures, my personal suggestions , DVD, CD, etc.

From the veranda you can go into the garden and the private pool (5x8). There are hammock, sun-beds and tea tables. The garden gets the sun early to late in the evening, but there are areas shaded by the trees.

At night, don't miss the spectacular view of the dark sky crowded with stars.

I do a weekly extra-virgn lesson testing; astrophisic, cooking, pottery classes are available

TREKKING AND CYCLING: enjoy Miralaghi with its wonderful excursions on foot or mountain bike, close to unspoiled nature dense of woodlands full of wildlife; inside there is a reported path for mountains bikes crossing breath-taking landscapes.

FISH: fish at our fishing pond (No-kill fish); there are perchs, pikes, carps, but they were also caught eels and crayfish

PICNIC or take a picnic in the forest near the romantic lake.

FITNESS: do, as Rambo, the fitness trail in the forest (17 stops, the children like it a lot ) or simply walk along it.

BIRD WATCHING: climb on the two birds watching.

PLAYGROUND : let your children to go to the play-ground.

play ping-pong, soccer game.

Tired? Relax in the sun, play bowls, play chess under the oak, admiring the wonderful sunset and the never- ending view around you, eat out and try the local gourmet specialities, not forgetting our olive oil.

NATURE: there are still many species of wild animals, which I try to protect in every way: foxes, roe deer, hedgehogs, porcupines, wild boars, hares, and squirrels near Villa Miralaghi fire-flies in June, July. A couple of buzzards and a hawks often circle above us. A family of barn owls is often seen at night. Robin, jay, hoopoe, green-peak are usual visitors. Pheasants and partridges are often set free here.

At the begin of spring there are the violets, in Italy we do a delicious blue candy with the violets, a lot of wild flowers during the spring, the sun-flowers in summer; In september in the forest you encounters carpets of cyclamens. At the end of September until the beginning of November you can find many species of mushrooms- books explaining them are at home -.If you like a different experience come the first week-end of November when we start to collect the olives.

VISITS: come to Miralaghi to discover some of the most interesting and beautiful areas of Italy and to admire some splendid works of art dating back to the Roman-Etruscan civilisation through to the Renaissance within a short drive.

In the immediate vicinity I advise you to go to Paciano medieval beautiful village and Panicale renaissant village,

Close by is Castiglione del Lago; visit Palazzo della Corgna and with your children or, as children, walks into the walls until the fortress done by Federico II , the king come from Normandie.

Travel on Lake Trasimeno to the fisherman's isle where you can spend a great afternoon.

If you would like to continue to discover il 'Perugino ' go to Città Della Pieve to Santa Maria de I Bianchi. It is the most beautiful fresco showing “la natività e l'arrivo dei Magi”...

Close is Chiusi, the ancient city of King Porsenna, is a city of Etruscan origin.

The tombs, which are very interesting, are visible in the surrounding areas.

Not far is Montepulciano; the most beautiful Renaissant town in Italy. I advise you to go to the Avignonesi cellars to taste the fine wines and the Redi one, for Newsweek the most beautiful in the world,

Further is Pienza the first small Italian city built according to a regular plan as 'the ideal town' in the 17th century and one of the “Treasure of the humanity” for the UNESCO.

To arrive in Pienza follow the indication to Montichielli, NOT to Pienza.

I ensure you a beautiful charming trip.

On the other part of Lake Trasimeno is Cortona- (under Tuscan Sun) - At the museum of The Etruscan Academy there is the famous Etruscan lamp the oldest in the world.

You must visit in Perugia the “Rocca Paolina”, a curious item: A barbican built on 200 houses.

Equidistant is Orvieto: the cathedral is stupendous The Well an emotion for adults and children. And recently they opened the “underground town”.

Near by in Arezzo there is a good antiquity market the first Sunday of every month.

There is still much to see: Sarteano, Siena, Assisi (The town of San Francis with the two churches one up the other ) Gubbio.

If you want to go by train from Chiusi, you can travel comfortable either to Rome or Florence in about one hour, and still to return in the same day.

Size Sleeps up to 9, 4 bedrooms
Nearest beach Castiglione del Lago 12 km
Will consider Long term lets (over 1 month)
Access Car essential
Nearest Amenities 5 km
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Perugia a 45 Km, Roma 160 Km , Firenze circa 100 K 45 km, Nearest railway: Chiusi- Chianciano 14 km
Family friendly Great for children of all ages
Notes Pets welcome, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Jacuzzi or hot tub, Log fire, Internet access, DVD player, Staffed property
General Central heating, Video player, CD player, Pool or snooker table, Table tennis, Games room, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 4 bedrooms, 6 bathrooms of which 3 Family bathrooms, 2 En suites and 1 Shower rooms, Solarium or roof terrace
Furniture Single beds (4), Double beds (2), Cots (2), Dining seats for 9, Lounge seats for 10
Other Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair
Outdoors Private garden, BBQ, Bicycles available, Swing set, Private fishing lake or river
Access Parking

The Umbria region

The property is located 14 km from Chiusi, with railway station and motorway exit; In both villages of Moiano 6,8 Km and Paciano 4Km are several good restaurants, supermakets, bank, chemist's shop. Hospital in Città della Pieve 13Km.

all within fifteen minutes from home

WEEKLY MARKETS in local squares

Monday: Chiusi, Tavernelle

Wenesday: Castiglione del Lago, Chianciano

Thuesday: Magione, Montepulciano

Friday: Panicale, Sarteano

Saturday: Città della Pieve, Passignano, Cetona

EVENTS:

TRASIMENO LAKE: March 9. Strasimeno XIII - Ultramarathon in the Park of Trasimeno 58 km

ORVIETO :EASTERN CONCERT: dome 25.03.2014 UTO UGHI E I FILARMONICI DI ROMA ...

CITTA' DELLA PIEVE: Over 60 Italian companies offer excellent agro-food products and handy-craft - end of March.

CASTIGLIONE DEL LAGO April 13 . XLVIII ^ Tulip Festival . Parade of charriots decorated with tulips.

CITTA' DELLA PIEVE :April 20 to 21, LIVING PAINTING Representation of the main scenes of the Passion, Death and Resurrection of Christ.

CASTIGLIONE DEL LAGO: LET'S PAINTS THE SKYS April 30 to May 4 . ' Color the Skies .' Event of kites and ballons coming from all over the world

FEAST of Ceri Gubbio May 15

May 30-June 2 . 'Italian Bike Week .''The national largest outdoor motorcycle event in Italy.

HISTORICAL PROCESSION (Orvieto 35km) the Saturday and Sunday of Corpus Domini

CITTA' DELLA PIEVE: June 21 to 22 .L'INFIORATA. 'Flower Festival of St. Aloysius Gonzaga .' Floral Pictures on the town's streets .

TRASIMENO LAKE : June 21 to 24 . Reenactment of the Battle of Lake Trasimeno. on the occasion of the anniversary of the Battle of Trasimeno June 21, 217 BC .

Celtic and Roman camps will be set up . Will create mock battles , marches, and military maneuvers

PALIO DI SIENA Siena ( 70km) 2 July and 16 August

PERUGIA: 11th to 20of July UMBRIA JAZZ

PASSIGNANO PALIO DELLE BARCHE - Palio of the boats- 20km- the last week of July

TRASIMENO BLUES FESTIVAL Around Trasimeno lake: middle of July

PALIO DEI TERZIERI (Città della Pieve) penultimate Sunday of August.

SAGRA MUSICALE UMBRA Perugia -35km All along September

UMBRIA JAZZ Orvieto -40km 29th of December to 2nd January

Be aware of the beautiful concert at Panicale 7 Km.

NATURE :Travel on Lake Trasimeno (to the fisherman's isle) where you can spend a great afternoon. Close in Val di Norcia compare our view with the one of Radicofani, don't miss le Marmore falls, the highest falls in Europe and Frasassi caves.

SPORTS: At San Feliciano you can do wind-surf.

To ride go at Maneggio Natura just out Paciano (20% discount)

In winter at San Casciano dei Bagni you can spend a great day at the Spa (thermal pools 15% discount).

But if you prefer the natural source, take the road before the village or goes at Bagni San Filippo.

Lamborghini golf Court in Panicarola offer a discount of 10% to our guests and the practice field free.

TREKKING AND CYCLING: Around the Trasimeno lake there is a dedicated path as inside the estate there is a reported path for mountains bikes. crossing breath-taking landscapes. here is a wide range of charming paths and white roads

FOOD & WINE: Villa miralaghi is set in Region of the best red wine, one of the most famous precious-wine-producing areas in the world. We have different agreement with very good local restaurants.

SHOPPING: several factories of cashmere knitwear near.

At about 1 hour drive from the Villa there are many Outlet of prestigious Italian Brands, where you can buy with discounts.

. Outlet Foiano Val di Chiana ( AR ) : Cavalli , Ferre , Laura Biagiotti , Versace . Outlet Montevarchi ( AR ) Levanella Loc : Prada . Outlet Valdarno ( FI ) Loc - Holm Reggello : Gucci , Giorgio Armani , Ungaro , Valentino , Ferragamo . Outlet Rignano Arno ( FI ) : Fendi , Dolce & Gabbana.

Citta della Pieve

The climate is evidiable, both in Winter ( warmer and dry) and in Summer cooler than the valley.

for a gentle breeze that refresh the air.

The place is great:.

The pool cleaned daily and is always welcoming as an escape from the heat,

the accommodation served you very well and eating all of your meals on the veranda is just perfect. Supper, sunset and good wine- need I say more? I strongly recommend an evening stroll to the hill-top where you can see a huge distance. The fishing is fun, and you all can enjoye hosting pool tournaments with the stunning pool table. It`s a remarkable way to feel the Italian life style.

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30 Apr 2014

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"Incredible Setting for a Relaxing Vacation"

First of all, the owner of this property is wonderful. When I got sick, she took me to the doctor. When the fridge didn't work, she got one that did by the next morning. She has such a love fo… More

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