|Minimum Stay||7 nights|
As you step out onto the patio of this self-catering accommodation on the boarder of Tuscany and Umbria, make sure someone has a camera the first time you realize that your new home comes with gorgeous views of the Tuscan hills, the Umbrian hills, and even Lake Trasimeno! For one thing, there will be no lack of room for you and your family, because inside the rooms are spacious and private. Outside there is a large fenced patio has a private swimming pool with a diving board and steps leading down to the garden with a fountain and various stone paths taking you around the property. It's hard to go wrong with this Italian villa rental!
Once an old olive mill, this villa dates back to 1800 and is composed of a main house and guest house. Situated below the mountain of Monte Qualandro, this villa has a beautiful garden of flowers and 200-year-old olive trees. It is completely fenced with lovely views of Lake Trasimeno and the Tuscan and Umbrian hills. Accessible from the kitchen is a furnished patio with a table, chairs, barbecue, and washing machine. There is a private swimming pool (18 m x 7 m) with a diving board, which is surrounded by sun loungers and umbrellas. Roman steps lead down to the fountain, a ping-pong table, and a swing set. Access to the property is via an unpaved road of 100 meters and parking is available for up to six cars. About 300 meters away from this villa is another independent villa for rent, Villa Margherita, for larger groups looking to be close together.
Ground Floor: There is a living room with a sofa bed (suitable for one), fireplace, piano, and satellite TV. The dining room has a table and chairs for 15 people. The kitchen is equipped with an oven, microwave, toaster, and dishwasher and has access to the outside dining area. There is one bathroom with a sink, toilet, and tub.
First Floor: The first floor is about eight steps higher. There is a sitting room with a sofa bed (suitable for one) and a fireplace. There are two bedrooms on this floor. The first bedroom has a 160 cm queen-sized bed and the second bedroom has two 100 cm single beds. There is one bathroom with a sink, toilet, and shower.
Second Floor: The second floor is about eight steps higher. There are two bedrooms on this floor. The first bedroom has a 160 cm queen-sized bed and the second bedroom has two 100 cm single beds. There is one bathroom with a sink, toilet, shower, and Jacuzzi tub.
Dependence: This individual unit is located 10 meters from the main villa.
Ground Floor: There is a living room with a sofa bed (suitable for one) and an antique fireplace. There is a dining room with a table and chairs for up to 12 people. The kitchen is equipped with a cook-top, oven, toaster, microwave, coffee maker, and dishwasher, as well as a table with chairs. There is one bathroom with a sink, toilet, and shower.
First Floor: The first floor is about eight steps higher. There is one bedroom with a 160 cm queen-sized bed. This room has views over the valley and Lake Trasimeno.
Extra Services: The following are listed as an aid for trip planning; the services and prices are approximate and cannot be guaranteed by Rentvillas. All extra services are payable locally in cash.
Cook Service: Upon request
Cooking Classes: Upon request
Housekeeping: 12 Euros per hour
Extra Linen and Towels: 18 Euros per person
Pool Towels: 8 Euros per person
Air Conditioning: 210 Euros per week
This villa is 300 meters away from
and is ideal to rent for larger groups looking to be close together.
Pets are welcome, at an additional cost of 30 Euros per week.
We LOVED Villa Fontana! The villa was perfect for our group of 4 adults and 4 teenage girls. The weather was beautiful and we spent almost all of our time at the outside tables or by the pool. The location of the villa was ideal for day excursions to Cortona, Assisi, Pienza and Montepulciano. We were also very close to Siena but ran out of time! We loved having the opportunity to relax at the villa between excursions. Stefania, the property manager, was extremely helpful with getting us situated and telling us about local markets, restaurants, shopping, parking, etc. Because of her, we discovered some nice little local gems including the adorable lakeside town of Passignano. Stefania also runs a local vineyard, so she invited us for a tour and a wine and olive oil tasting--it was so much fun. The area felt very safe and we felt comfortable leaving our teenage girls while we adults went out for dinner.
The location of the villa and view were amazing! The villa itself was clean and well-maintained but still had that rustic feeling. The pool was beautiful--very large with an infinity edge all around. The pool had plenty of very comfortable lounge chairs with shades. Everyone enjoyed reading poolside and swimming, especially after a long day of touring. The adults enjoyed playing cards and drinking wine under the shaded patio.
The washing machine was very small and there was no dryer. Also, the shower stalls were very small and it was a challenge to take a shower without soaking the entire bathroom.
We loved being centrally located near some key sightseeing areas but also being remote enough that we felt like "locals". Through Stefania, the property manager, we were able to find great markets, shops and pizza and sandwich shops that were geared towards locals. Stefania even wrote out what we should order at one place!
Nearby Events or Locales:
There was no town that was within walking distance. The nearest grocery stores, pizza, sandwich shop were less than 10 minutes by car in Tuoro or Camucia. We could be in Cortona or Passignano for a nice meal in around 15 minutes.
Tips or Restaurants:
Stefania was the best resource for local information! She spent quite a bit of time with us when we arrived drawing maps and answering questions. She even made dinner reservations for us one evening. We also booked a meal to be prepared in the villa and a wine
Terontola is located two and a half kilometers from the villa where you will find cafes, restaurants, markets, shops, a post office, a pharmacy, and a bank. For a lighthearted activity, take a quick drive on a sunny day to the beaches of Lake Trasimeno where you can rent jet skis, go boating, or build sand castles. At the end of the day, eat at one of the restaurants featuring fresh fish or homemade pasta. The ancient Etruscan town of Cortona is a short drive away and is full of art, history, and culture. Here you can tour frescoed churches from the 13th century; explore the original city walls, and visit an art exhibit in the 16th century fortress. You are also sure to find ancient tombs dating back to the second century BC, restaurants featuring delicious Tuscan dishes, and plenty of shops ranging from antiques and crafts, to wines and olive oils. There is also the possibility of taking day trips to Perugia, Arezzo, and Siena. Siena: 80 km Arezzo: 65 km Perugia: 35 km Cortona: 16 km Lake Trasimeno: 11 km Terontola - Chiusi: 2.5 km