Castle | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 3
It's a very emotional place, in which you can relax body, mind and you can feel your soul.
The apartment is very warm and comfortable. It's upon two levels, situated at first floor inside the building. At the entrance the living room with firewall and a sofa bed, with a nice kitchen; at the second floor 2 bedrooms and the bathroom with shower. It's full furnished and you'll find all you need for a great vacation. A swimming pool 12 x 7 mt. is situated very close to the Castle, inside an area with bathrooms and changing rooms and all around a lot of olive trees. To arrive there a nice walk, passing near the old Church. The Castle has been very well restored 14 years ago.
The Castle of Gaiche is part of one of the 234 castles that are Umbria's patrimony. The first news on the Castle go back to the 11th century. Castri Gaicorum was one of the 46 castles of the rural area of Perugia and it is the most antique of Umbria's castles survived until our days.
At the beginning of 1200 it constituted into independent republic and such remained for about two centuries. Gaiche merits to be remembered not only for its historical vicissitudes but above all for its statute of the year 1318, the most antique of Umbria, and to have given birth to the blessed Leopoldo.
|Size||Sleeps up to 3, 2 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Lake Trasimeno 20 km|
|Will consider||House swap, Long term lets (over 1 month)|
|Nearest Amenities||2 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Perugia 19 km, Nearest railway: Chiusi 22 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||Pets welcome, Yes, smoking allowed|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Log fire, Internet access|
|General||TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Freezer|
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||1 Sofa beds, Single beds (1), Double beds (1), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 2|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Further details indoors|
Inside the apartment you will find many thinghs for your first needs, as water, wine, salt, coffee, oil, pasta, for your arriving during the night or shopping days off.
Inside the apartment there there could be a WiFi connection if you bring your own PC or tablet, or a computer available for all your stay with the internet key, you can choose by request.
A warm atmosphere is waiting for you.
|Further details outdoors|
Swimming pool is available from the beginning of May to mid of October. Please bring your own pool towels, or ask to the owner to provide with an extra fee. No cap requested in the swimming pool.
In few minutes by car you can arrive to the shopping places, in Castiglion Fosco and Tavernelle, in which you have a very nice small market, a pharmacy, a bar with tobacco, a post office and a gasoline service.
Charges not included.
The washing machine is situated in the swimming pool area and is shared with the others owners of the condominium in a common area.
During winter time you could have woods for firewall, on request with additional charges, asking in advance.
The Umbria region
Umbria is the most historical region of Italy, full of Churchs, monuments and religious place.
During the summer time there are a lot of typical local rapresentation of hystorical old medival daylife.
The climate is hot during summer and cold in the winter, but warmer than north Italy.
Assisi, Orvieto, Spoleto, Spello, Lake Trasimeno, are all within 30 minute drive from the Castle.
Cortona, Gubbio, Arezzo, Citta di Castello, Terni and Norcia are all about 1 hour drive away.
Siena (115 km) is in southern Tuscany, 80 minutes away. Florence (140 km), and Rome (175 km) are about 2 hours drive.
Only 20 minutes by car there is a nice medival place Città della Pieve, and near little old village like Paciano, Panicale, Monteleone. From here in 10 minutes you will arrive to Cetona, very nice place in Tuscany.
In October and November there is the harvast of olive oil and in November the Eurochocolate week in Perugia.
At the end of the year there is Umbria Winter Jazz in Orvieto and in summer Umbria Jazz in Perugia.
In July there is Trasimeno Blues, a nice event with concert in many old places around Trasimeno Lake.
In Umbria you will also find a lot of tipical food products, such as zafferano, fagiolina del trasimeno, tartufo di Norcia and others of high quality.
The Castle is 2.5 km drive from Castiglion Fosco, a very small nice old medieval town, in which you will find a box office, a bar with tobaccos, a pharmacy and a mini market for essential items and a gasoline service. 5 kms away, there's the town of Tavernelle. Here there are 2 supermarkets and a full range of shops, banks also with bancomat, cafes, post office, a big pub and restaurant, a pharmacy, chemist, butcher and much more.
Perugia is 19 km to the north and Todi 38 km to the south. 25 km you've the important railway stop of Chiusi, really well connected with Rome, 1 hour by train. At 18 km there is Città della Pieve. In 20 minutes by car you'll arrive to Castiglion del Lago in Lake of Trasimeno, 20 minutes more to arrive to Cortona, near Arezzo.
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14 Jan 2014
Sono stata in questo posto davvero magico per le feste di Natale. La tranquillità che vi regna è davvero speciale. L'appartamento è curato in ogni minimo particolare, molto intimo e confortevo… More
11 Sep 2013
"Live like a king/queen in your own castle for a week or two!"
We stayed in this lovely, cosy apartment which was one of a few apartments contained in a beautiful, ancient castle in the lush Umbrian countryside.We had shared use of a large garden complete with ga… More
26 Aug 2013
"traumhafte, ehem. Burganlage; Ruhe und Entspannung"
wunderschön renovierte Burganalge aus dem 11. Jahrhundert; individuelle Einzelappartments; unser Appartment Nr.10 war unglaublich geschmachkvoll und gemütlich eingerichtet-auf 2 Ebenen und mit groß… More
18 Oct 2012
"Idyllic hilltop location"
This property is a 2 bedroom apartment within the beautifully refurbished 11th Century castle of Gaiche, The castle is accessed by driving 1.6km up a fairly steep winding road. The location is quiet and remote with great views across the valleys and towards Perugia . There is a pool area slightly away from the castle which would keep the garden area quiet in busier times. This apartment is perfect for 2-4 persons requiring a restful vacation with options for visiting Unbria and Southern Tuscany. It is very well equipped and decorated, and furnished in a comfortable, stylish manner, immediately feeling like home.
This is a great location for visiting a large number of pretty hilltop towns. We were there 11 nights and never ran out of options for days out visiting Assissi, Perugia, Gubbio, Siena and even Florence (by train from Chiusi). A car is, however, essential.
Highly recommended for a cofortable, relaxing and atmospheric vacation in abeautiful part of Italy.
9 Oct 2012
"Such a beautiful setting: the perfect place to relax whilst the children have fun exploring."
The apartment is very well appointed, and stylishly decorated and furnished. The kitchen is small but quite adequate and contained everything necessary for a week's stay. It was clean, comfortable and well maintained. The second bedroom is quite small but suitable for two children. The grounds were tidy and well tended with fantastic views all around. The sunsets were magnificent!
The apartment would not be suitable for the very elderly or infirm due to the number of steps involved nor ideal for families with very young children. It is a perfect haven for those wanting a peaceful break - or with children old enough to entertain themselves when not in the pool. Hours of fun were spent in the nearby waterpark!
19 Sep 2012
"A haven of peace and quiet"
The castle is in an excellent setting high up offering superb all round views.The accomodation is tastefully decorated and very well equiped and comfortable.The position of Gaiche is convenient for sightseeing with many pretty and interesting places to visit within easy travelling distance,Rome is only an hour and a half away.Daniela Carne is a charming and helpful host and we would not hesitate in recommending the castle as a memorable holiday destination.
13 Sep 2012
"Fantastic place! Beautiful Castle, amazing views, peace and tranquillity"
We stayed at Castello di Gaiche with our 2 children. The castle is beautiful, the pool fantastic for the children and the appartment very well equipped, we didn't need to bring anything !! It is … More
13 Sep 2012
"un piccolo paradiso!!!"
Sono stato al castello di Gaiche a maggio con alcuni amici, ci siamo trovati tutti molto a nostro agio, in questo piccolo borgo, con caratteristiche di altissima qualità. Daniela la proprietaria ci h… More
Grazie Giovanni, è stato un vero piacere, spero di rivedervi presto a Gaiche.
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