Apartment | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 6
Every day you stay in Casale Poggio del Lago, you choose what type of holiday you want to do and return home with rich and beautiful memories.
The apartment is located within the Casale Poggio del Lago and enjoys a panoramic view of Colle Romeo where it is located, a partial view of Lake Piediluco and in the distance Mount Terminillo. Thanks to its sunny exposition the cottage is particularly bright.
It is immersed in woods, olive orchards, and vineyards, which, thanks also to its altitude 550 meters above sea level, provide a setting of peace and tranquility. In only 2 minutes you can reach the village of Piediluco where there are several restaurants, bars, shops, a super-market and various beaches.
In the garden, with an antique wood stove, you can spend nice evenings outdoors, enjoying the cool air and listening to the crickets and cicadas with their unmistakable melody. Depending on the season you can buy oil, fruits and vegetables produced by the owners.On request we can organize theme dinners with typical local dishes.
Usually, almost by chance, you come across the areas of Piediluco and Labro and the surrounding areas, or perhaps it was just in looking for an Italy away from the clamour of mass tourism, rich with history and charm, often somewhat 'forgotten’, but which can offer so much. In southern Umbria you may suddenly realize that here is found not only the geographic center but the heart of Italy, comprised of many stone villages and a sort of ‘Journey of the Soul’.
|Size||Sleeps up to 6, 3 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Piediluco lake 2 km|
|Will consider||Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest Amenities||2 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Rome Fiumicino,Leonardo Da Vinci or Ciampino 91 km, Nearest railway: Terni or Rieti 20 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||No pets allowed, Yes, smoking allowed|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Log fire, DVD player|
|General||Central heating, TV, CD player|
|Utilities||Cooker, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 1 Shower rooms|
|Furniture||1 Sofa beds, Single beds (1), Double beds (2), Dining seats for 7, Lounge seats for 1|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden, Shared garden, BBQ|
|Further details indoors||
2 bathrooms, one one with tub and one with shower
The countryside surrounding the house will make you relax; you can wander in the woods on a path among trees and birds. If you are lucky, you can also spot wild hares, foxes, pheasants and many other animals. Nearby there are many activities from sunning on the beach or canoeing at Lake Piediluco, or swimming in the nearby pool open to the public. For the more adventurous there are white water rafting, canoeing or nature trails in the Nera River Park.
In the garden, with an antique wood stove, you can spend nice evenings outdoors, enjoying the cool air and listening to the crickets and cicadas with their unmistakable melody. Depending on the season you can buy oil, fruits and vegetables produced by the owners.
On request we can organize theme dinners with typical local dishes.
The Umbria region
Umbria is considered the green heart of Italy and provides many opportunities to enjoy your holiday. Usually, almost by chance you come across the areas of Piediluco and Labro and the surrounding areas or perhaps it was just in looking for an Italy away from the clamour of mass tourism, rich with history and charm, often somewhat 'forgotten’, but which can offer so much. In southern Umbria you may suddenly realize that here is found not only the geographic center but the heart of Italy, comprised of many stone villages,and a sort of ‘Journey of the Soul’.
Enjoy the experience of a holiday in a different Umbria, outside the traditional tourist routes. You will also find our typical friendliness and our genuine food. You will be surrounded by greenery and be transported in time or you'll miss the fascination of the medieval villages with their narrow streets. You can unwind in the sun on the beaches of Lake Piediluco or take hikes in the surrounding mountains. From Piediluco you can easily reach the main destinations of Umbria like Perugia, Assisi, and Spoleto and Rome in Lazio.
Every day that you spend with us, you choose what type of holiday you want to do and return home with rich and beautiful memories and the realization that you have seen and experienced the less known Umbria.
Between Terni and Rieti, near the Marmore Falls and major roads in the province, lies Lake Piediluco looking like a jewel set in the countryside.
In winter its surface reflects the snows of the nearby mountain, Terminillo, while in summer the woods coming up to its shores offer refreshment and coolness to visitors. The village of Piediluco is dominated by a medieval fortress and, in June, hosts the traditional Water Festival, which culminates in a parade of allegorical boats. Piediluco is now one of the best equipped centres for rowing in Europe. International competitions are held here in rowing and its sports facilities are used by athletes from around the world as an ideal venue for retreats and workshops.
A few kilometers away Villalago, a neoclassical nineteenth-century historic mansion and its park, offer an extraordinary view over the lake. In summer there are concerts and outdoor performances.
In contrast to the green and rugged shores of Lake Piediluco, Labro is a town of white limestone structures which sits on the top of a hill. A few kilometres away are Terni, and Rieti all in lush green countryside at the border of the Umbria and Lazio Regions in the geographic heart of Italy.
A road takes you to a winding medieval road illuminated by the rosy and magical light of sunset. In Reatina you cross the threshold to access the pedestrian only zone of the citadel. One has the feeling of being in a place where time stands still, immersed in a peace and an unreal silence.
In the village of Labro one walks on deserted winding alleys where the silence is broken by the song of birds, crickets and cicadas. The visitor is surrounded by ancient buildings such as the still inhabited Villa of Marquis Vitelleschi and the many stone houses, and a medieval tower, a sign of the warlike past. Admire the high steeple of the church of Santa Maria which seems to watch over the entire country. Badges, decorations, portals, rich and elegant windows that decorate the houses, are the visible signs of a distant and proud past. Starting thirty years ago from a deteriorated and abandoned state it was wisely and lovingly restored by two brave Belgian architects, today's owners of the Villa Crispolti, Labro today offers a rare example of historic and artistic consistency.
Using only original materials the authenticity of this nucleus remains intact as a miracle of the will of the people living there (many are foreigners). Flowers, plants and small gardens enclosed by stone walls and the beauty of the wild natural surroundings enhance the charm of this remote corner. Enveloped in the dark of night Labro looms over Lake Piediluco like a mirage shimmering and mysterious.
One of the tallest waterfalls in Europe it is formed by the Velino River falling into the Nera River over its crest and three spectacular cascades covering a height of 162m. It was created artificially by the Roman Consul M. Curio Dentato in order to drain the plain of Rieti. It is an unforgettable scenario of nature which enthralled painters such as Corot and poets such as Byron and was one of the best loved stops on the Grand Tour. There restaurants, tourist center, and guides in the area around the waterfall. It is also possible to visit a documentation centre and a botanical garden which has just been opened. The “Le Marmore” centre organises canoe descents and white-water rafting on the Nera.
THE NERA FLUVIAL PARK
This park was born with the intention of protecting the habitat in a territory which includes the course of the Nera-Velino rivers and the Nera valley in the Terni area up to the Marmore waterfall. The water park, as it is also called, offers sightseeing trips of great cultural, historical and naturalistic interest. There are trout and crayfish, eels pike and vaironi fish in its clear waters. There are also many opportunities for sports including rafting, canoeing, canyoning and in some spots “no kill” fishing. In addition it is possible to go free-climbing on the rock faces of the Valnerina.
Superb Nature: the river flows along the narrow valley that, here and there turns into a gorge embanked between high rock faces. The hills are covered in woodland and fortified. On the top of the hills medieval villages rise up through the greenery, still protected by their century old walls and crenellated towers. Once past Terni the river enters into the gorges of Narni, a town with splendid medieval monuments and dominated by the imposing Albornoz Fortress. Further on it reaches Calvi and Otricoli. The “Oil port” used to be near this last village; it was from here that the products of Umbria started their journey to Rome where they were sold.
At 15 km from Rieti you can visit the hilltop hamlet of Greccio. Nearby, perched on the rock of a wooded ridge, like an eagle's nest, occurred one of the most important stories of the life of St. Francisco. In the Sanctuary of the Nativity, St. Francis on Christmas Eve of 1223 created a nativity scene with living characters. According to legend the living nativy scene was created for people to honor the holy family without risk a trip to the holy land.
In a square lying in the side of the rock we find a modern church built in the early sixties and dedicated to St. Francis and the Mary, the Virgin of the Immaculate Concetion. Inside are two cribs, one wooden and one in clay, and in the raised gallery is permanent exhibition of cribs.
The seventh general minister of the Franciscans Order, Blessed John of Parma, retired to Greccio and maintained a sanctuary in a solitary cell of a cave where he lived for 32 years to the age of 80.
by Casale del Lago in Piediluco 4 km
Labro 3 km
Marmore WatwerFalls (Upper Belvedere) 10 km
Marmore WatwerFalls 18 km
Terni 20 km
Rieti 19 km
Rome 115 km
35 km Terminillo monts
Spoleto 42 km
Assisi 85 km