This charming 2 bed house was newly built using traditional materials and is beautifully positioned on the Tuscany/Umbria border, with expansive views of Lake Trasimeno.
Covering 100 sq mtrs on 2 floors, the house has 2 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms (Queen bedroom w/ensuite upstairs, downstairs 2 single beds). Pretty kitchen and sitting room w/covered outdoor eating area.
There is a magnificent 13m x 6m tiled pool which has ample surrounding private space for sunbathing. 1ha of olives, grapes and fruit trees around the house.
The house is at the end of a quiet country road yet is walking distance to a great traditional restaurant.
5 mins to nearest village. Superbly positioned for sightseeing with Assisi, Cortona, Montelpulciano ans Siena within 1 hr. Day trips to Rome and Florence are easy from local train station 10 minutes away.
'... wonderful relaxing week, enjoying the gorgeous scenery, house & pool...' ' UK family 2008
Wine Tasting & Cookery Courses.
Avignonesi has also a small cookery school on site.
Another cookery school is run by renowned cook book author Pamela Sheldon. Based in Montepulciano- 20 minutes drive.
(Please contact owner for link or further information).
Sightseeing trips: The immediate area has many wonderful towns and villages to visit.
Cortona - Base for the popular book and movie 'Under a Tuscan Sun' is approx. 20 min
Montepulciano - Internationally renowned for its wine and beauty.
4 UNESCO World Heritage sites -
1. Pienza; also famous for its pecorino cheese
2. Assisi; spiritual home of St. Francis.
3. Siena - home of the 'Palio' and reputedly the place where perfect Italian is spoken
4. Val d'Orcia & Montalcino - area of exceptional beauty and home to Italy's greatest wine, Brunello di Montalcino
Castiglione del Lago, Paciano and Panicale - designated amongst the most beautiful villages in Italy
Florence & Rome (we suggest by train- station 20 minutes from house).
Also shoppping at Val di Chiana Outlet Village.
(Please, do not hesitate to contact owner for further information or link).
Visitor feedback from 2008: 'We enjoyed our stay in your wonderful house and countryside..................we hope to come back soon.' Visitors from Germany '08 'We have had a wonderful relaxing week, enjoying the gorgeous scenery, house & pool. Our first taste of Italy and I'm sure not our last.' Visitors from UK '08 'Abbiamo passato della ottimo vacanze qui.............................la 'cassetta', la piscina, e tutta le regione sono bellissime.........................' Visitors from Belgium '08 'Lovely house, brilliant pool. Beautiful views of the sunrise and Lake Trasimeno. We would love to have stayed longer - maybe next time.' Visitors from UK '08
'Beautiful views of the sunrise and Lake Trasimeno............' Guestbook quote UK visitors '08
Nearest historic village is 10 min away - Castiglione del Lago with bars, restaurants, museum and lake front activities.
Within 30 minutes drive are: Cortona, Montelpulciano, Chiusi, Panicale and a host of other spectacular villages.
Day trips to Florence and Rome are a 1.5 hr train ride away- the station is 10 min from the house.
Assisi, Siena, Arezzo are within an easy hour's drive.
Outlet shopping is 30 min away at Val di Chiana Outlet Village.
Other Activities: wine tasting, olive oil tasting, historic sight seeing, museums, cooking courses