Apartment | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 7
This 2 bedroom apartment is located in a renovated 17th Century farm Residence. It is an excellent choice for the independant traveller(s) and ideal for family holidays . The Residence is ideally situated on three terraced levels with breath-taking views of the surrounding countryside and Lago Trasimeno. This historic residence has been restored to its original splendour. Additional apartments may be available for rent at this residence. Please inquire should you require additional accomodations.
The Residence is a magnificent venue for weddings, social gatherings, private functions, corporate retreats & private tours. Located on the upper terrace is a muti-purpose building, separate from the main Residence, with a private function room and a fully equipped commercial kitchen. The landscaped lawn on the upper terrace is the perfect setting to host a private function.
The Italian country residence is surrounded on three sides by the beautiful rolling hills of Umbria and is ideally located within a 100 km range of Florence, Perugia, Siena, Arezzo, Assisi, Orvieto, Gubbio, Spoleto, Chiusi and Cortona. Rome is merely a couple of hours drive.
The colours and textures in the natural stone of the buildings and the central village square, welcome guests to a unique and unforgettable Italian experience. A private swimming pool area offers relaxed and outstanding ambiance and is suitable for lap swimming. The Residence is located on 20 hectares of private land which includes landscaped grounds, rose gardens, virgin forest and 400 year old olive groves. Guests have access to all areas of the property.
An ideal location for hiking and walking, the Residence is in close proximity to marked regional trails. Transportation links include access to: major auto-route - 5 kms; the lakeside village of Passignano and historic village of Touro, where full services are available in both towns - 5 kms; regional, national and international train station - 10 kms; international airport in Perugia (PEG) - 45 kms. Tours to the Umbrian and Tuscan countryside are available upon request.
On-site Canadian hosts are available to assist in a fee for service booking of wine tours and tastings, food tours; transfers, pre-arranged shuttle services, hosted tours throughout Umbria, Tuscany and other areas of Italy can be suggested and arranged (pre-booking is strongly recommended; a fee will apply). We strive to make your visit to Italy seamless and without the worry and stress that accompanies the many options available to you during your restful vacation.
|Size||Sleeps up to 7, 2 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Tuoro 5 km|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Access||Car advised, Wheelchair users|
|Nearest Amenities||3 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Perugia 29 km, Nearest railway: Terontola 10 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||Pets welcome, Yes, smoking allowed|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Log fire, Internet access, Staffed property|
|General||Central heating, Air conditioning, Telephone, Fax machine, Safe, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Dishwasher, Cooker, Fridge, Washing machine|
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||2 Sofa beds, Single beds (2), Double beds (1), Dining seats for 8|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Shared garden, BBQ, Bicycles available, Climbing frame|
|Access||Parking, Wheelchair users|
|Further details indoors|
Apartment decor is Umbrian country style, with beamed ceilings, terracotta flooring and stone walls; this self-catering apartment is well-appointed with kitchen and a dining area. The apartment is equipped with central heating* and has a wood-burning fireplace. All modern conveniences are included.
*Central heating additional cost during low season; wood available for fireplace at no cost all year.
|Further details outdoors|
The Historic Residence is situated in the rolling hills of Umbria, overlooking the splendor of Lake Trasimeno. The property encompasses 10 hectares of cultured landscapes, exquisite rose gardens; pathways of lavender and rosemary. Fragrant oleander, laurel, and the natural beauty of seasonal flowering plants can be witnessed throughout the property. Orchards of olive trees and olive trees that date back 400 years and are still producing usable olive fruit. Chestnuts,figs, and many herbs can be found growly in the wild surrounding the property, including the elusive Porcini mushroom (when in season).
Nature trails and self made pathways reveal the abundance of bird and animal species of the Umbrian region. The area is also integrated into pre-designated Walking trails that wind their way throughout kilometers of this area of the province. (Information is available on-site).
The ambience of the Residence pathways allow for easy access to all areas of the property......come relax in the ambience of the Umbrian countryside.
The Umbria region
‘The Green Heart of Italy’ is the province of Umbria. Crossed by the Apennines, the harsh combination of its limestone origins and the extraordinary balance between nature and human activity has created a choreography of majestic natural formations throughout the region. Its impressive landscapes are amongst the most beautiful in Italy and challenge the fame of Tuscany. Its natural beauty is seen in the springs, rivers and lakes that embellish the well manicured and cultivated vineyards, orchards and farmland. The rolling hills and fertile plains are studded with picturesque towns, castles and monasteries, recalling the centuries of history waiting to be discovered again and again.
A deeply mystical character permeates the unspoiled landscapes and timeless beauty of the region. From the great green slopes and peaks of the mountain chains that border the province to the gentle hills and plains surrounding Assisi and Perugia. The roaring waters of the Cascata delle Marmore to the emerald hues of Lake Trasimeno: all contribute to the elemental and distinct features of Umbria.
Small in comparison to neighboring regions, it is home to a million inhabitants that despite its size, radiates a powerful image both at home and abroad. The area’s famously fine cuisine, exuberant festivals, and multitude of cultural events, Umbria has developed a cachet of its own.
Umbria’s cities and towns are among Italy’s most profound. Perugia, Assisi, Gubbio, Orvieto, Spoleto, and Todi: the names have become synonymous with the perfection of the medieval hill town. Filled with world-class masterpieces of architecture and art, some of Italy’s finest civic structures exist here. Resplendent churches, palaces, galleries, the list is endless. Many Umbrian painters helped set the standard for sheer beauty in the High Renaissance, Perugino being the most classic example. At the crossroads between Florence and Rome art has been embellished here by the works of Raphael, Bernini, Cimabue, Giotto, Fra Angelico to name only a few.
Every city, town and village in Umbria has its own unique identity, the result of millennia of civilization that has left dense layers of memory and timeless masterpieces throughout the land: Umbrian, Etruscan, and Roman first period, the Middle Ages, and then the Renaissance. The ancient Romans left their legacy throughout Perugia and archaeological finds date back to Etruscan times and beyond: the finds of which are immensely rich and adequately displayed in beautifully appointed museums.
In addition to all Umbria has to offer, the area is a place of spirituality having been the birthplace of St. Francis, St. Clare. The region’s wealth of natural, artistic and spiritual wonders seems almost inexhaustible. Travelling the roads of Umbria is a journey full of surprises, continuously suspended between the signs of a well-preserved past and a vocation for the future.
World famous musical events abound throughout the year in Umbria. Umbria Jazz in its three versions: the winter edition in Orvieto, the Easter edition in Terni dedicated to gospel and soul music, and the summer classic in Perugia, held in July, which hosts the top stars of the current music scene. The Spoleto Festival the Todi Arte Festival; theatre and music; historic and folklore commemorations abound in the culturally rich region of Umbria. Perugia, Assisi, Orvieto, Gubbio, Citta della Pieve, Todi, Spoleto are all easily accessible from the Residence.
On the doorstep of Umbria is Italy’s most famous region, Tuscany. Cortona, Montepulciano, Pienza, San Gimignano, Sienna are among the most beautiful and well-preserved ancient hilltop villages in Tuscany and are easily accessible from the Residence.
Sample the famous wines of Brunello di Montalcino or Vino Nobile di Montepulciano. Wander through Cortona's famous piazzas; Chiuso boasts catacombs, Etruscan tombs and a fantastic museum. Florence and Rome can both be reached easily by regional train or the well maintained and efficient auto routes that traverse the Italian countryside.
Easily accessible from the residence, Lago Trasimeno is the 4th largest lake in Italy. The lake is clean and safe for swimming, safe for children and very warm during the summer months due to its shallow depth. Fishing for pike, carp and tench, and other species of fish, is a way of life for many locals and a popular tourist activity. The lake is fished commercially and many species of fish can be sampled at the numerous local restaurants surrounding the lake.
The Trasimeno climate is warm, with long summers and moderate winters. From May to September, the Lake is warm enough to swim. It has well tended beaches and variety of watersports including sailing, windsurfing and diving and the town of Passignano is the best place to find these. Lago di Trasimeno is favorite holiday destination for tourists and locals; sunbathing on beaches or sailing, kayaking and canoeing. The best beaches for swimming are just below Castiglione, near Tuoro and near the fishing village of Torricella. Isola Polvese, the largely uninhabited island reached by boat from the tourist village of San Feliciano, is one of the best beach areas on Lake Trasimeno.
There are regular ferries, out to the 3 islands from Tuoro-sul-Trasimeno to Isola Maggiore (excellent restaurant there). There is a fishing village whose houses date from the 14th century. St. Francis himself slept here in 1211. Horseback riding and 9-hole golf club in Panicale.
Thermal spas at Chincano Terme, Sarteano and Montepulciano.
There is also an exciting nightlife in all the small towns surrounding Trasimeno throughout the summer months, and is especially popular with Italian Tourists in the month of August.
In the small towns and villages surrounding Lake Trasimeno, there are many castles, ruins, and historic churches. Lake Trasimeno has a dark history too. In 217 BC, Carthaginian Hannibal ambushed and massacred the Roman army on the lake's northern shore. One of the bloodiest battles (and worst defeats for the Romans) of the second Punic War.
Weekly markets abound throughout the region, with local produce, olive oils, wines, specialty cheeses and meats available. All within easy access of the property.
A few of the Local Festivals:
-FESTIVAL OF THE TULIP (Castiglione del Lago - April)
-ASPARAGUS FESTIVAL (Pietrafita - April)
-FISH FESTIVAL (Tuoro - June 29th)
-PALIO OF THE BOATS (Passignano - July)
-PALIO DEI TERZIERI (Città della Pieve - August)
-GRAPE FESTIVAL (Panicale - September)
-FESTIVAL OF THE CHESTNUT (Piegaro - October)
-FISHERMEN'S FESTIVAL (Magione - December)