Citta della Pieve Cottage Rental Photos and Description
Sleeps 7 (+2)
The Giara is an old renovated farmhouse located near Paciano , a pretty typical village of Umbria, recognized by the magazine “Airone” as one of the most beautiful villages in Italy .
The property is situated on the borders of Umbria and Tuscany, a few kilometers from the important railway junction of Chiusi, in a position that allows you to quickly reach all the major tourist destinations in Central Italy : Florence, Siena, Rome , Assisi .. , the nearby spa locations : Chianciano , San Casciano , the baths of Montepulciano , Sarteano , Rapolano .. and places of production of the world famous wines such as Chianti , Montalcino, Montepulciano , not forgetting the neighboring towns rich in medieval and Renaissance works of art, home to many works of one of the most famous Italian painters Il Perugino
Surrounded by the greenery of a large park and a beautiful garden, La Giara has parking and private swimming pool equipped with changing room and toilet, from which one can enjoy the beautiful view of the nearby Lake Trasimeno and the Umbrian and Tuscan valley .
The house, has retained its authenticity, and consists of a large dining room with a comfortable and well-equipped kitchen with dishwasher, and an old , wood-fired oven ideal, a living room with two sofas, one of which is a double sofa-bed, two double bedrooms , one of which has an ensuite bathroom with shower, a single bedroom and another bedroom with two bunk beds, a large bathroom with bath and another bathroom with shower where is also a washing machine.
Whilst respecting the Umbrian architecture, by adding the convenience of wi-fi connection and the possibility of finding in the immediate vicinity bars, grocery stores and delicious restaurants, a perfect blend of tradition and comfort.
Small pets are welcome for a small extra charge.
From this pristine corner of tranquility is, therefore, possible to choose the type of holiday that you like : total relaxation , the discovery of the most beautiful cities of Italy or the typical best wine and food products or, as we suggest , a little ' of all our wonders.
- Long-term Renters Welcome
- children welcome
- smoking allowed
Why Margherita chose Citta della Pieve
The Tower is all that remains of the ancient Paciano Castle, one of the most important castles in the territory to the south-west of Lake Trasimeno positioned along the ancient road that winds through Panicale on its way from Perugia to Chiusi. The earliest information available dates back to 917 when Emperor Berengario I (850 – 924), Marquis of Friuli and King of Italy, granted a fiefdom to Uguccione II, Marquis of Tuscany. Mention was made of a New Paciano back in 1312. The castle boasted a strategic and significant position, located on the main connecting road from Montali to Agello, thus permitting a wide-range viewpoint leading to the more dominant city Perugia. In the early Fifteenth Century the entire property (approx. 70 hectares) was owned by Bartholomew I of Felcino Armanni, husband of Sismonda di Cola Bartolini, who presented Bartholomew with 800 gold florins, as an investment for the purchase of agricultural land. In 1434, having passed under Papal dominion, Pope Eugene IV (1431 – 47) granted permission to Tancredi I Bourbon di Sorbello to rebuild the Castle, giving him the title of Earl of Paciano Vecchio (Old Paciano). This privilege was invoked in 1672 by Giovan Battista della Staffa as was his hereditary right. In 1789 Anna Maria Della Staffa married Giovanni Conestabile di Terni, and the family took on the double-barrelled name of Conestabile Della Staffa. In the Nineteenth Century the Castle passed from Francesco I Conestabile Della Staffa, husband to the Princess Victoria Odelscalchi, to Misciatelli, who turned it into a refuge for livestock and a shed for agricultural equipment. In 1919/1920 the entire complex and estate was purchased by a Perugian Notary Antonio I Biavati di Filippo I, who in turn passed it on to Filippo II. He died without heirs and the Castle was therefore passed to his nephew, the son of his brother Pio, Antonio II, who has retained ownership to this day.