Panicale Villa Rental Photos and Description
Podere w/pool +garden, 4 Bedrooms, 4 Bathrooms + 2 convertible bed ( 2 persons)
Podere Molinaccio is a beautiful stone farmhouse only 2 km away from Panicale. The Villa offers its guests a breathtaking view over the Lake Trasimeno and the Panicale hills and is the ideal location for those who wish to enjoy total privacy.
A dignified and spacious farmhouse located in a spectacular, private and tranquil hillside setting just 4 minutes drive from the walls of Panicale. The property includes 3 acres of terraced olive groves while the famous little village itself, with its shops, restaurants and open air market can be reached in just 15 minutes on foot along a lane that passes through woods of oak and chestnut a stream and up past a magnificent Renaissance church on the outskirts of village. The property of course has its own fully private swimming pool with fabulous views.
The 17th century stone house has been carefully and beautifully restored with tiled floors, beamed ceilings and has been furnished with antique dealing furniture that make this villa a beautiful and comfortable location where elegance and modern comforts have been well mixed. In the large garden surrounding the house at full disposal of the guests there are some outdoor furniture: here you can enjoy delicious breakfasts and dinners while admiring the view of the valley. A few metres from the house lies the wonderful pool, set in panoramic position and surrounded by stone pavement and grass.
The ground floor of PODERE MOLINACCIO is the private apartment of the owners. They are very discrete and they are available to help the guests with anything they may need).
On the first floor of the Villa accesses through a separate and independent entrance with a wonderful and original stone staircase: (there are) 4 double bedrooms with 4 en-suite full bathrooms with shower, including a living room/dining room with an original open fireplace, a modern and efficient equipped kitchen. It sleep up to 8 + 2 people. Splendid views from all the windows. Each bedroom has a satellite tv and air conditioning. WI-FI Internet.
The main entrance opening onto the garden while there is a covered veranda facing west towards the sunset for shaded outdoor sitting and dining. There are also plenty of sunny locations in the garden and around the pool for enjoying the spectacular views of the local countryside.
The pool is 5x10 and is open from the 1st of June to the 30th of September 2013.
It is possible to organise meals prepared for you at home and also babysitting. For days out there is no lack of places to visit; Cortona, Montepulciano, Perugia, Siena and Arezzo could keep you busy for a month and yet we believe that the temptation will be to stay here and enjoy 'PODERE MOLINACCIO' and its gardens and pool.
Private and tranquil hillside setting just 4 minutes drive from the walls of Panicale. The property includes 15 acres of terraced olive groves and by car Siena is 50 kms away, Florence 100 kms, Rome 190, Perugia 30, Arezzo 35 kms, Lake Trasimeno 7 kms.
- children welcome
- non smoking only
About The Owner
I'm Katia and I'm the hostess of PODERE MOLINACCIO in Panicale. This is a beautiful Podere with private pool and garden and lovely view of Panicale and the rolling countrysides, located at only a step from the main Plaza of my charming medieval hill town, Panicale, just south of Lake Trasimeno. The owners asked me to be their host and help them with our guests. I am pleased to welcome guests from every part of the world, to introduce them to Umbrian village, and to share our traditions and culture. Panicale makes a great home base to visit other nearby hill towns, as well as to enjoy 'la dolce vita' right at PODERE MOLINACCIO, with its lovely garden and location. The locals in Panicale welcome visitors with a warmth and openness that will make you want to stay forever. The hustle and bustle of the high-tourist hill towns you visit are left behind you at the end of the day, when you return to the peacefulness of Panicale.
The Owner purchased this villa in 2012
Why The Owner chose Panicale
Panicale is a typical and very beautiful medieval Umbrian hilltop town. Time has absolutely stood still in this village. One can still see signs of a former lifestyle -- cannon turrets, alcoves near the two historic center entrances where night watchmen once stood, ancient cobblestone streets and antique, operable water fountains. Panicale boasts four wonderful restaurants, two cafes (cafe/bar/gelateria), and three small grocery stores (2 inside the walled village) selling everything from fresh produce, wonderful salami & meats, cheeses and wine to toiletries and common household supplies. There is a terrific butcher who will gladly make fresh sausages for you while you wait. Just outside the walls, there is a bakery, where fresh bread, pastries, and a variety of delicious pizza/focaccia await you (open at 6am, for early risers!). The town barber will give you a hair cut and a shave, or if you want to catch up with the latest gossip, drop by the hairdresser. The famous 'little' theater, hosts well-publicized cultural events. however, the most fun can be found in the main plaza on weekend nights (summers) when free, live entertainment performs as you sip local wine or a cappuccino. Panicale also has a tourist information office, a real estate agency, pottery shop, linens and gift store, drug store, stationary/internet point selling foreign newspapers and magazines, post office, and a bank/ATM. Minutes away by car is a full service spa, where you can have a manicure, beauty treatment or massage. Panicale is home to 50 full-time residents. During the summer months this number grows to about 800. The town is within short driving distance to Perugia, Assisi (home of Saint Francis), Cortona, Todi, Deruta (reknown pottery/ceramics), Spello, and Siena. The nearby wine towns of Orvieto (stunning basilica!), Montepulciano
What makes this villa unique
PODERE MOLINACCIO is a WONDERFUL PODERE with a beautiful private pool and garden. The quaint medieval hill town of Panicale makes a great 'home base' to explore both Umbria and eastern Tuscany. The village offers restaurants, shops, small grocery stores, butcher shop, bakery, bank with ATM, and many other amenities. Stroll with the locals through the cobblestone streets. Sip an espresso or a glass of great Umbrian wine outside one of the cafes. Take a step back in time, enjoy the amazing sunrises and sunsets, and simply RELAX! The locals are friendly and open. Moreover, a number of Panicalesi speak English, so language is never a barrier here! Inside the medieval walls, you will find very few cars, as the village is closed to vehicular traffic. Parking is always available outside the two main entrances (portals) to the walled town. Panicale is very centrally located: 90 minutes south by train is Rome, with Orvieto and other hill towns along the way. Just over 100 minutes north by train is Florence. By car, you can easily drive to Cortona, Perugia, Assisi, Deruta, Montefalco, and Montepulciano as well as the impressive nearby Casteglione del Lago fortress and Lake Trasimeno, with its unique islands and many sporting, dining and cultural activities. One visit to Panicale and you will want to return, as many guests do, year after year.