Cottage | 1 bedrooms | sleeps 2
Leccino is our honeymooner cottage.It has its own private patio and garden and a nice view on the vineyard. The villa is fully furnished and decorated with tasteful Umbrian touches, is approximately 60 sq mt (540 sq. ft.), and has a large living room with SKY satellite TV and free WI-FI access, a well equipped kitchen corner and fireplace, plus a large bedroom with king-size bed and a comfortable, modern bathroom with maxi shower.
Linens, pool towels, hair dryer, kettle, cooking pots and pans, dish washer, microwave oven, the hot tub at fontanaroCD player, washing machine, cellular phone, and final cleaning are all furnished to render your vacation complete. Pets are permitted on request. When in season, guests may take advantage of free produce (fruit, tomatoes, greens) from the vegetable garden. All guests are personally welcomed by the owners and will receive personal attention and care during their stay. Everything possible will be done to assure an unforgettable holiday experience. A library of English language books is provided in each villa. You can browse the selection of art books, guides, maps, brochures and tourist information about the wonderful places to visit in the area.
Facilities & Services
International satellite TV and DVD
AC (not inside il Fontanaro estate as it is 100% eco and the houses have special eco fresh air system)
Fireplace or antique stove
Eco infinity swimming pool with sunset view in each villa
Maxi Jacuzzi at il Fontanaro main estate where are Leccino and Frantoio villas
Fully equipped kitchen with also dish washer, microwave oven, Italian and American coffee machines + barbecue
House linens (sheets & towels)
Baby crib, high chair, kids toys available
Spa Amenities, massage, manicure, pedicure and facials at the swimming pool or at your guest house
Access to a chef for all meals. Children aged 6 to 10 pay half price. Meals for children under 6 are free. Liquors and wine not included. Ingredients are primarily organic and mostly farmed Fontanaro Farm
Daily cleaning on request
Ping Pong (at Tartagli and Fontegirasole)
4 Mountain bikes available for guests
Cooking Classes also special gluten free classes
Olive oil Classes
Guided tours of the best of Umbria and Tuscany (special for food, wine, and cultural cities)
Rental car facilities or vans delivered directly to the property
|Size||Sleeps up to 2, 1 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Castiglion del lago 14 km|
|Will consider||Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Access||Car advised, Wheelchair users|
|Nearest Amenities||1 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: rome 200 km, Nearest railway: Chiusi Chianciano 12 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||Jacuzzi or hot tub, Internet access, DVD player, Boat available|
|General||Video player, CD player, Telephone, Table tennis, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Utilities||Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||1 bedroom, 3 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms, 1 En suites and 1 Shower rooms, Solarium or roof terrace|
|Furniture||Double beds (1), Cots (1), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 2|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ, Bicycles available|
|Access||Wheelchair users, Secure parking|
The Umbria region
We are called the c green heart of Italy,
Paciano is our tiny village of less that 900 inhabitants, including an increasing number of American and English resident of the Fontanaro's hill.
In the village there are 3 restaurants, 2 grocer's shops, 2 bars, an ATM Bank machine, Pharmacy, Post Office and an English Studio with a selection of books and novels regarding Italy.
Grocers are opened usually by 8.00 to 1.00 and from 4.30 to 7.30 PM, never on Sunday and Thursday evening.
In the neighbourhood of Paciano are offerings of many different choices: art, culture, nature, sports, as you may already know from our web site and in our blog: www.umbriatuscanyreview.com
Moreover some years ago an international survey nominated Paciano as the “Ideal Village” and in 1992 it took joint first place among the “Most Beautiful Small Towns in Italy”.
Beyond the natural and artistic beauty, the judges took into account the healthy rustic Umbrian-Tuscan cultural – culinary traditions – which can be sampled in the area's numerous friendly simple Locandas, or in one of the many refined top quality restaurants – and the public service infrastructure which helps make life in the village so serene and relaxing.
That life in the village is so pleasant is reflected in the many personalities who have chosen to make their home here, like the David McTaggart, the founder of Greenpeace.
In Paciano don't miss the experience of the horse riding with TanJa!
Fontanaro the main house
There are few places where you can find serenity, explore medieval hill towns, Etruscan art, and historic cities, and enjoy great food and extraordinarily welcoming hosts. Fontanaro offers all that and much more.
The Fontanaro estate contains a beautifully restored two story stone farmhouse with two separate luxury villas. Located in Umbria, “the green heart of Italy” on the border of Tuscany, “the property is set on 40 acres with 2.000 olive trees and a small vineyard of old Sangiovese's grapes. The view lends itself to rolling green hills facing breathtaking sunsets and sunrise like a Perugino's painting.
The farm house, built in 1893, is beautifully restored with modern comforts. It is surrounded by a large grass lawn with lemon trees, an extensive collection of old English roses, a great variety of many flowers and a vegetable garden. There is a bread oven, a Weber barbecue and a large private Infinity swimming pool with high-performance salt chlorinator (14 x 6m- 46 x 19,6ft ) with a maxi Jacuzzi.
The two cozy villas, named Frantoio and Leccino, are adjacent to the main house.
Both have their own private patio and garden. Each villa is fully furnished and decorated with tasteful Umbrian touches, is approximately 60 sq mt (540 sq. ft.) and has a large living room with SKY satellite TV and WI-FI access, a well equipped kitchen corner and fireplace, plus a large bedroom with king-size bed and a comfortable, modern bathroom with shower. Linens, pool towels, hair dryer, kettle, cooking pots and pans, dish washer, microwave oven, CD player, washing machine, cellular phone, and final cleaning are all furnished to render your vacation complete. Pets are permitted on request.
l'eco piscina principale del fontanaro
When in season, guests may take advantage of free produce (fruit, tomatoes, greens) from the vegetable garden. All guests are personally welcomed by the owners and will receive personal attention and care during their stay. Everything possible will be done to assure an unforgettable holiday.
A library of English language books is provided in each villa. You can browse the selection of art books, guides, maps, brochures and tourist information about the wonderful places to visit in the area.
The estate is located 1 km from the walled village of Paciano, a perfectly restored 13th century medieval village located in a peaceful and scenic location.
There is a view of Lake Trasimeno and the lights of Chiusi, Montepulciano and Cortona in the distance.
The town is constructed on the peak of a hill 400 meters above sea level. In 1992, the European Community named Paciano “un villaggio ideale”. It is known as one of the top ten villages in Italy for its idyllic setting and quality of life.
The restaurants of the area serve typical cuisine representative of the rich Umbrian and Tuscan enogastronomic culture and tradition.
Less than a one hour drive from Fontanaro, you can explore and enjoy Assisi, Perugia, Siena, Deruta, Montalcino, Montepulciano, Orvieto, Pienza, Cortona, Montefalco, Chiusi and a host of Etruscan architectural gems in Umbria and Tuscany.
From Chiusi, a one hour train trip brings you to the center of Rome or Florence. Trains leave in the morning and return in the evening providing a convenient way to visit these splendid cities without having to navigate the narrow streets and heavy traffic by car.