BEAUTIFUL VILLA B/W FLORENCE & ROME W/ STUNNING VIEWS OF LAKE/COUNTRYSIDE

Jennifer

Speaks italian, english, Spanish, Portuguese, French, German (writing only)
Sleeps8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms4
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 6 nights

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BEAUTIFUL VILLA B/W FLORENCE & ROME W/ STUNNING VIEWS OF LAKE/COUNTRYSIDE

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4 bedrooms, 4 full bathrooms, sleeps 8

Villa Il Giardino is a 19th Century country house with a private swimming pool situated on 4 hectares (10 acres) that was recently restored and renovated from top to bottom by local craftsmen using the highest quality, original materials. The villa is positioned on the hillside outside the charming walled town of Paciano and provides magnificent views of Lake Trasimeno below and the rolling hills of Tuscany and Umbria. The villa's location provides a quiet, private retreat while being centrally located between Florence and Rome on the Tuscany/Umbria border. As noted below, a short drive takes you to many places of interest.

The villa, which sleeps 8, has 3 bedrooms plus a separate sitting area/den with a sofa bed that can be converted into a fourth bedroom. The 4 full bathrooms, 2 of which are en suite, were designed using local stone and antique tiles. The house has original terra cotta floors/oak beamed ceilings and is filled with antiques but features all modern conveniences.

Location: The central location of the villa between Florence and Rome on the Tuscany/Umbria border places you within a short drive of a number of Italy's most visited destinations, including Siena (90km/55mi), Assisi (60km/40mi), Orvieto (65km/40mi), Perugia (30km/18mi), Montepulciano (35km/22mi), Cortona (30km/18mi), Citta della Pieve (17km/10 mi), Castiglione del Lago and Chiusi (both 13km/8mi). Additionally, the high speed train stops at the local station in Chiusi less than 10 miles from the villa and will drop you in the center of Florence in 1 hour or in Rome in 1.5 hours.

The charming hilltop town of Paciano, which was named by the Italian government as one of Italy's most beautiful towns, is just a mile from the villa. The slightly larger town of Panicale is just a bit farther down the road. A number of restaurants are within a few miles of the villa including my favorite, Il Casale, which is located on the hillside outside Paciano only about half a mile from the villa

The House and Its History: Villa Il Giardino ('The Garden') is so named because of its historical abundance of fruit and olive trees. While it is no longer kept as an orchard, the fifty olive trees on the property provide the supply of olive oil for the house, which guests are welcome to use. A number of fruit trees still adorn the property as well as an herb garden and a seasonal vegetable garden, all of which guests are encouraged to enjoy.

The swimming pool was added in 2008 and is tucked into the hillside below the house, providing privacy and stunning views of the countryside and Lago Trasimeno. A lighted stone pathway leads you to the pool and the beautifully constructed stone hardscape that surrounds it, which includes a soothing fountain. The pool area has a solar-heated shower as well as a table and chairs with umbrella and lounge chairs.

The house has a number of other outdoor seating areas that provide the option of sun or shade, including a table and chairs for outdoor dining.

Getting to Il Giardino and Around the Countryside: Paciano's location only 10 miles from the major A1 motorway (Chiusi-Chianciano Exit) makes it easily accessible. Additionally, both high speed Intercity trains as well as local regional trains stop at the local train station at Chiusi. Distances to major transportation hubs are as follows:

Rome Fiumicino Airport: 200 km/125 mi;

Rome Ciampino Airport: 188 km/117 mi;

Florence Peretola Airport: 150 km/95 mi;

Perugia San Egidio Airport: 46 km/29 mi;

Chiusi-Chianciano Train Station:13 km/8 mi.

Driving around the Italian countryside is pleasant and scenic and you will find that the roads are well-maintained with good signage. As noted above, the villa is within driving distance of numerous points of interest and, on clear days, you can even see Cortona and Montepulciano from the terrace.

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
Jennifer (Owner)
Advertiser since 2010
Speaks italian, english, Spanish, Portuguese, French, German (writing only)

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Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms4
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Minimum Stay 6 nights
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Beautiful Villa b/w Florence & Rome w/ Stunning Views of Lake/Countryside
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Beautiful Villa b/w Florence & Rome w/ Stunning Views of Lake/Countryside
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Paciano Trasimeno
Somerset
5

Delightful Holiday in Umbria

  • 5 of 5
On first arriving at Il Giardino and stepping out of the car, all I could think of was “Wow, what a view!” The entire time that we stayed at the villa, I was constantly going to a window to look out over the countryside. The view is just as spectacular at night with the lights shining from nearby towns like Montepulciano, Castiglione del Lago and Cortona on the other side of the lake. The house itself has all of the amenities we wanted for our holiday. We especially enjoyed the modern kitchen, which was unexpected in such an old house. The house has clearly been renovated at a high level and blends the old traditional architecture with contemporary furnishings.

It was a pleasure to work with the owner, Jennifer, who was happy to answer all of our questions and provide information about things to do in the area. The small library of guidebooks and phrase books at the house were very helpful as was the house book that Jennifer created that provides information not just about the house but about when shops are open, when and where local markets are held, and other useful advice. We also enjoyed several of the nearby restaurants serving typical local dishes that she recommended.

In all, the house is in a great location to just relax or to visit the many nearby sights. We wished we had more time to spend in the area and to enjoy the excellent food (particularly the wild boar at Ristorante Il Casale just down the road). We will definitely return and recommend the house to all.
  • Submitted: Nov 25, 2010
  • Stayed: Sep 2009
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Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
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Paciano Trasimeno
Hawaii/USA
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Views, Views, Views!!!!

  • 5 of 5
We have stayed at a number of country houses in Italy but Il Giardino was clearly the best. The views of the lake and countryside were even more spectacular than we expected and the amazing sunsets over the rolling hills provided a nightly show. Sitting on the terrace with a glass of wline, we never wanted to leave.

The owner designed and furnished this home to be her own, and it shows. Unlike many rental properties, Il Giardino is filled with antiques and handmade furniture, marble countertops and beautiful tile and stonework. Clearly no expense was spared.

The villa's location is very peaceful and private and the electronic gate was handy for coming and going from the property.

We highly recommend a stay at Il Giardino. We plan to book the villa for an even longer stay next year and have told all of our family and friends about this gem that we found in the Italian countryside.
  • Submitted: Nov 8, 2010
  • Stayed: Jul 2010
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A Private Paradise

  • 5 of 5
Whether you are looking to lounge around the pool basking in the Italian sunshine or to explore the vineyards, hilltop towns, Etruscan ruins, and local festivals (or both), Il Giardino is the place for you. I cannot say enough about how much we enjoyed our stay. The villa is close to everything we wanted to see in Tuscany and Umbria and the views and privacy it afforded were exquisite. The house is elegant and well appointed with great attention to detail. The house and view were even more beautiful than we expected.

Jennifer, the owner, was a delight to work with and made the rental process simple and stress-free. Her tips on getting around Italy would be helpful for everyone from the novice to seasoned traveler and her intimate knowledge of the area was invaluable. We went to a number of the sights and restaurants that she suggested and thoroughly enjoyed all of them.

If you are looking to stay at a beautiful villa in the Italian countryside, stop your search here. Book Il Giardino and start planning your trip with the peace of mind that you will have an amazing home base to return to every night. We will certainly be back and will recommend a stay at the villa to anyone traveling to Italy.

Thanks again, Jennifer!
  • Submitted: Sep 18, 2010
  • Stayed: May 2010
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Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Map

Map

Nearest Airport
95 Miles
Firenze (Florence) Peretola [Rome Airports-125mi]
Nearest Ferry
8 Miles
Castiglione del Lago
Nearest Train
8 Miles
Chiusi-Chiancano Terme
Nearest Motorway
10 Miles
Chiusi
Nearest Beach
8 Miles
Castiglione del Lago
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Paciano
Nearest Golf
7 Miles
Golf Club Lamborghini (Panicale)
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Il Casale (hillside outside Paciano)
Car: necessary

Centrally located between Rome and Florence on the border of Tuscany and Umbria with spectacular views of Lake Trasimeno and the rolling countryside.

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Availability & Rates

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Paciano Villa Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Fall 2013
Sep 1 2014 - Nov 15 2014
6 night minimum stay
€3,250
 
 
Winter 2013/2014
Nov 16 2014 - Mar 31 2015
6 night minimum stay
€2,750
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning €250
Notes DISCOUNTS FOR STAYS OF MORE THAN 1 WEEK.PAYMENT IS ACCCEPTED IN BOTH EUROS AND US DOLLARS.
Rental rates include all taxes, linens, bath and pool towels, gas and electricity, water, swimming pool maintenance, and lawn and garden maintenance. Heating is an extra 40 euro/day. A charge for final cleaning in the amount of 250 euro is in addition to the quoted rental rate.

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Amenities

Amenities

Paciano Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
Forms of Payment:
  • accept credit card
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Lake
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
General:
  • Internet
  • Wireless Internet
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Telephone
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Iron & Board
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Activities Guide
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Laundry Soap
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Security System
  • Shampoo
  • Basic Soaps
  • Toilet Paper
Kitchen:
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Coffee Maker
  • Grill
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Pantry Items
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator
  • Freezer
  • Oven
  • Microwave
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
Bathrooms:
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Master Bathroom - toilet , shower , jetted tub , bidet
    Bathroom (ensuite second bedroom) - toilet , shower
    Third Upstairs Bathroom - toilet , shower , bidet
    Downstairs Bathroom - toilet , shower , bidet
  • The recently renovated bathrooms were carefully designed using local stone and beautiful antique tiles and accented by stylish modern hardware, including large rainfall showerheads in all bathrooms. The master bathroom also has a jacuzzi bathtub. Three of the bathrooms have bidets. All of the bathrooms are stocked with shampoo, conditioner, body wash, hand soap, and hairdryers for your convenience.
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Master Bedroom - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 (Den) - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Queen sized sofabed
  • The villa has a very large master bedroom with a king size bed and en suite bathroom that has a shower and a jacuzzi bathtub. The master bedroom has commanding views of the countryside and a door from the bedroom leads to an external loggia with a bistro table. The master bedroom also has its own wood burning stove. The second bedroom has two twin beds and a full, en suite bathroom. The two twin beds can be put together to create a queen size bed. The charming third bedroom has a queen size bed and is situated next to the third full upstairs bathroom. The studio/den, has a queen size sofabed and the villa's second fireplace. A fourth full bathroom is adjacent to this room and a hallway door can be closed off to make this an en suite bathroom. The den also has its own door leading to the front terrace. Beautiful handmade linens are used in all of the bedrooms. Additionally each room has blankets or down comforters available for the cooler months.
Entertainment:
  • Television
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • DVD Player
  • Books
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Terrace
  • Balcony
  • Beach Towels
  • Binoculars
  • Patio
  • 8 garden chairs
  • 6 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • forests
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • bird watching
  • antiquing
  • outlet shopping
  • horseback riding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • ATM/bank
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • pier fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting small game
  • golf
  • water skiing
  • mountain biking
  • hunting
  • sailing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
The villa is filled with all modern conveniences including a fully modern and equipped kitchen with dishwasher and microwave, satellite television, a DVD player (which plays both US and European format DVDs), and an iPod speaker system that can be taken outside on the terrace or to the pool, and central heating in addition to two fireplaces. A local mobile phone and wireless Internet access are also available for guest use. All incoming and local calls are free; long distance charges will be passed through to the guest. The villa is kept private and secure with an electronic gate with intercom and a comprehensive alarm system. The villa has a clothes washer and dryer available for guest use. While interim cleaning service is not included in the rental, it is possible to arrange such services for an additional fee. The villa does have plenty of cleaning supplies available for guests to use during their stay.
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