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Romantic bb in the historic center of Castiglione Lake between Umbria and Tuscany

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About the property

bed and breakfast is located in a building dating back to 1200

The bed and breakfast Antica Gabella is located on the silvery shores of Lake Trasimeno, in the heart of the historical center of Castiglione del Lago one of the most beautiful towns in Italy, on the border between Umbria and Tuscany. The accommodation enjoys an excellent location as it is located just a few miles from the major cities of artistic and cultural interest of Umbria and Tuscany such as Siena, Montepulciano, Pienza, Cortona, Perugia, Assisi.

Beautiful to visit the three islands of Lake Trasimeno, Big Island, Polvese island and smaller island.

The property has received the certificate of excellence in 2014 Index.

A romantic getaway ...

The B & B Antica Gabella can provide and advise guests tourist routes, wineries, restaurants, and more. The bed and breakfast is located in a building dating back to 1200, the atmosphere is familiar with all the comforts. The rooms of the b & b beautifully renovated and very carefully decorated are on different levels of the same household.

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Member since: 2015
Speaks: english, french, italian
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Within a day
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Calendar last updated:
March 20, 2018


Contrada Castello House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Accommodation Type:
  • Bed & Breakfast
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Towels Provided
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • - toilet , shower
  • The master bedroom has its own private bathroom with shower
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • - 1 king
  • The rooms of the b & b beautifully renovated and very carefully decorated are on two levels from the same household.
  • Books
  • Television
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing


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Romantic bb in the historic center of Castiglione Lake between Umbria and Tuscany
average rating of 5.0 based on 5 reviews

Absolutely LOVED it!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I just returned from our trip abroad and our last stay was at this wonderful B and B in Castiglione del Lago, Italy. I chose this location because the VRBO reviews were excellent and the photos made it look so awesome----we were not disappointed! Silvano, Giovanna and Benedetta have five available rentals and we were lucky enough to get the beautiful suite on the ground floor. It was stunning! Old brick walls, beautiful antique furniture, spacious surroundings, comfortable bed and pillows. There was nothing we did not like. Our hosts were so gracious and beyond helpful! Actually, they went above and beyond! We got up very early on our day of departure to travel almost 3 hours to the airport in Rome when we discovered our rental car would not start! When calls to the 24 hour answering service of the car rental agency went unanswered the owners quickly got dressed, grabbed our luggage, threw in in their car and off we went for a 25 minute drive to the nearest train station. Giovanna helped us secure the proper train tickets and she and Silvano got us to the correct train track and made sure we got on. With hugs and kisses from our new found friends we were off with just minutes to spare! We left the rental car with them to hopefully get taken care of and we actually made our flight back home! We will never forget our visit to that beautiful little town in Italy and I am sure the town will long remember that morning as we probably woke up all the neighbors with our little escapade! (dragging suitcases over old brick roads is NOT quiet!) Antica Gabella is a beautiful place to stay in a stunning little town---you will not be disappointed!

  • Submitted: Oct 12, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Ahh, perfection...

  • 5 of 5

We loved our two nights at Antica Gabella and meeting Giovanna and Silvana initially and Benedetta later. They are all lovely and helpful hosts. Our three room apartment on two levels was in the heart of old town Castiglione del Lago so we felt a part of the daily life in this historic walled village. Each morning, Giovanna quietly set our table with a true Tuscan breakfast including fresh baked items straight from the local forno. What a pleasure! We left our fortress to walk down to beautiful Lake Trasimeno where locals of all ages gathered either in the shade or in the water to beat the 100+ plus temperatures. We'd intended to drive to Assisi but learned there was no way to get gas on a Sunday afternoon so contented ourselves with a lovely afternoon in the "north shore" city of Passignano del Lago. We were enchanted with the vendor stalls of new and used books (rather than plastic beach items) that lined the shady promenade at lake's edge here. We returned to our home in the fortress and walked the narrow streets listening to music. Ahh, perfection...

  • Submitted: Aug 28, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fort Collins, Colorado

Lovely and Intimate B&B

  • 5 of 5

Our stay at Gabella Antica B&B was our favorite accommodation for the 2 weeks we were in Umbria and Tuscana. Benedetta, Giovanna and Silvano could not have been more welcoming and kind to us during our five night stay in Castellano del Lago. We had a two bedroom, two bath apartment to ourselves, which was very private. We had a small kitchen with everything we needed to make two dinners. Breakfast was provided by Giovanna every morning with a wonderful selection of breads, cheeses, meats, and fruit. Coffee, tea, milk and butter was always available to have any time of day. The apartment was cleaned every day while we were away on day trips (Assisi, Montepulciano, Pienza, Cortona). Several restaurants are near and excellent for dinner within the wall, as well as many shops for wonderful local wine and pastas.

We have happy memories and are grateful for the experiences we had in Castellano del Lago -due mostly to the generosity of Giovanna, Benedetta and Silvano. They run a top notch business!

  • Submitted: Oct 1, 2016
  • Stayed: September 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Just perfect...

  • 5 of 5

We deiced to visit Italy for our honeymoon. Majority of the time was at Antica Gabella B&B, property listed here.

This really was the best part of our holiday! Great communication with us prior the trip was a good start, to make sure we feel relaxed once there. Venue it's easy to find or, like us, if travelling by train, owners can pick you up.

From the first minute we felt so welcome at this family run B&B.

The venue is so lovely! You can choose, when booking, a room (or actually two) upstairs, with shared entrance or, like us, downstairs which actually is a separate apartment, with a mall kitchen too and street entrance.

We where so delighted with fantastic choice of breakfast every day. It really felt like being at home...Thank you!

Additionally, owners kept checking if we would need any advise where to go, see, do & dine.

This B&B is perfectly located, amongst the old town/castle grounds. Plenty of fantastic places to eat nearby, offering local produce.

Antica Gabella is a fantastic place to stay. It's charm and perfect customer service from all teh family who run the business makes us want to come back there again.

Strongly recommended!

  • Submitted: Sep 12, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: grazie mille per aver scelto l Antica gabella
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Mount Pleasant, SC

Fantastic location!

  • 5 of 5

This B & B...actually a two bedroom, bath and a half apartment...was the highlight of our trip to Italy. It was beautiful, well equipped, comfortable, conveniently situated in a charming village on the border of Umbria and Tuscany. The owners brought a delicious breakfast everyday and gave us touring advice as well as local restaurant recommendations. We definitely would recommend this charming place!

  • Submitted: May 21, 2016
  • Stayed: April 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: grazie di aver scelto il nostro b&b è stato un vero piacere ospitarvi
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Nearest Airport
40 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
20 Kilometres


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

tassa di soggiorno da saldare in loco 0.80€ a notte per persona

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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