Live INSIDE the walls of one of the most beautiful, vibrant, perfectly preserved medieval towns in Umbria: This is Paciano!! Paciano has won awards for being the 'European Most Perfect Village.
Live in a cozy 15th century home that was formally an Olive shop. This home comes with a private garden and amazing views filled with light from many windows, gather in the spacious living/dining room or relax in the loft to do some reading or to get away. Also, there is a stunning panoramic view of town, rolling countryside & Lago Trasimeno. A more tranquil spot cannot be imagined!
If you so choose, you only have to take mere steps to the vibrant piazza life. There is a cafe within a few meters from the front doorway. You can then pick up your groceries and stop at the local meat market which are also within steps away from your getaway home and new cucina!! There are also numerous restaurants and activities within this walled town..Literally meters from your doorstep.
Local stuff to do: Since Umbria and Paciano are so centrally located, there is so much at your fingertips to do.. If you decide you want to be adventorous and do some outdoor activity, you can go hiking, horseback riding, boating,etc.. All with 5-15 minutes from here. If you want to venture out to the Capital of Umbria (Perugia), it is just a short drive to go. There is Wine tasting locally or you could take a short drive over to Tuscany and go to a Chianti Wine tasting.. We often go to the local towns of Orvieto, Montepulciano (Wine), Assisi (A must see), Florence, Todi, Pienza,etc... They are all at your finger tips..
Also, what is very nice is to soak in the town of Paciano itself...There are always concerts, festivals,etc going on in the Piazza or the park just outside the walls and steps away from your door. It is a very safe town in which kids can roam free within inside the walls and enjoy their time playing without fear of the Italian drivers:).
Location Info: The central location of the casa is 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 is just down the road from a slightly larger town of Panicale. 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 a mile from the town center.