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Welcome to La Dolce Vita ! Beautiful country villa with pool and panoramic view

Bedrooms 1
Space 645 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

Independent cosy apartment in villa, 2 Bedrooms, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2-4)

Located on one of the rolling hills around Lake Trasimeno and right on the border between Umbria and Tuscany, Casa le Querce is the ideal place to discover the beauty of both provinces and to enjoy La Dolce Vita!

Casa le Querce is situated in the very charming hamlet of Cantagallina, founded in the 15th century, near the village of Villastrada, only a few miles north of the historical Etruscan city of Chiusi (Tuscany) and south of the medieval town of Castiglione del Lago (Umbria), right at the shore of Lake Trasimeno.

Because of the central position in the ''green hart of Italy'' one can make interesting daytrips to the famous cities of Rome, Florence, Siena, Orvieto, Perugia and Assisi, but to discover the many beautiful little villages and smaller towns in the direct neighborhood like Montepulciano, Cortona, Cetona, Panicale and Pienza will give you the real Italian feeling.

Casa le Querce, named after the two century old oak trees, was built in 1892 and has been completely and tastefully restored, maintaining many original elements, such as the tile floor and tile and oak beam ceilings. The interior is carefully designed with a feeling for style, color and materials showing in many details and decorative elements.

A spacious and delightful garden has been created, which provides several outside sitting areas, equipped with comfortable garden furniture, perfect for enjoying peace and quiet to get the real ''dolce vita'' feeling. The splendid view of the surroundings can also be enjoyed from our swimming pool, built on a lower terrace.

Apartment Cantagallina 2: (60m2) is suitable for 2-3 adults or a family with 1-2 children and is situated on the ground floor with its own independent entrance and terraces.

It consists of a living room with fully equipped kitchen, a separate bedroom with a queen-sized bed (can be also made up as 2 twin beds) with extra washbasin and own access to the garden, dressing room with wardrobe and drawer; in the living area, separated by a partial wall, a section with a king-sized bed; bathroom with shower and hairdryer, satellite-television and Wi-Fi internet connection.

All doors and windows have screens.

We also provide parking space, access to a shared washing machine and use of a BBQ.

On request we also provide a baby cot.

If you need more room please see our other property at HomeAway #3637234.

More Details

Yutta Schulze / Ioana Bittoni
Member since: 2003
Speaks: english, french, german, italian, dutch
Calendar last updated:
September 19, 2017

About Yutta Schulze / Ioana Bittoni

I have owned and lived for the past 16 years very happily at this wonderful property, but have sold it in October 2016 to Daniela and Jörg Eichler, who will with all their enthusiasm continue with the vacation rental. Luckily we have found Ioana Bittoni as an on-spot manager and from 2017 she will manage the property, receive the guests and be available whenever it is needed.

However, I will continue to manage all inquiries and bookings.

So please feel free to contact me for any information.

Yutta Schulze / Ioana Bittoni purchased this apartment in 2016

Why Yutta Schulze / Ioana Bittoni chose Castiglione del Lago

The charm of our little hamlet, its location, the diversity of the landscape with hills, mountains, valleys and lakes and the central location to many interesting towns.

What makes this apartment unique

The beautiful sun raises, the splendid view, good local food and wine and the friendliness of the local people. Located on the crossroad between Tuscany and Umbria, you can easily explore the beauty of both regions.


Nearest Airport
48 Kilometres
Perugia, Florence, Pisa, Rome
Nearest Barpub
2 Kilometres
Bar Burini in Villastrada
Nearest Ferry
8 Kilometres
Castiglione del Lago
Nearest Golf
6 Kilometres
Lamborghini Golf Club in Panicarola
Nearest Train
6 Kilometres
Chiusi/Chianciano Terme
Nearest Motorway
15 Kilometres
A1 Chiusi/Chianciano Terme
Nearest Restaurant
1 Kilometres
Podere Santa Maria in Villastrada
Nearest Ski
52 Kilometres
Monte Amiata
Nearest Beach
8 Kilometres
Castiglione del Lago
Car: necessary

Casa le Querce is located at the crossroads of the most beautiful and historic regions of Umbria and Tuscany. All year long there is an unbelievably rich offer of cultural, artistic, musical, gastronomical, historical and folkloric events.

Famous oldtimer car ralley "Mille Miglia"(May), Umbria Jazz (July & December), Trasimeno Blues (July/August), Trasimeno Music Festival (July), Tuscan Sun Festival (August), Wine Festivals (September), Choclate Fair (October), Olive Festivals (October/November)


Castiglione del Lago Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 0
Building Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 645 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Lake View
  • Mountain View
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Walk-in shower, 1 wash basin, hair dryer, hand soap and toilet paper.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 king
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Bedroom with extra wash basin.
  • Bedroom 1: The queensized bed can also be made up as a 2 twin beds. Baby Crib provided on request free of charge.
  • Books
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio
  • Gazebo
  • Golf ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
We are happy to organize on request in particular wine tastings, make reservation for restaurants and special venues, participation of wine harvest and olive picking, including a visit to the mill, and give you tips for trips off the beaten track.


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Welcome to La Dolce Vita ! Beautiful country villa with pool and panoramic view
average rating of 5.0 based on 2 reviews
Triesen, Lichtenstein

Wunderbarer Ferienort zum erholen und genießen !

  • 5 of 5

Als wir bei strahlendem Sonnenschein die Piazza von Cantagallina kreuzten und kurz darauf vor einem großen Eisentor, umgeben von hohen Zypressen und Pinien und standen, überkam uns ein durch und durch gutes Gefühl !

Casa la Querce präsentierte sich uns in schönster Form; der betörende sommerliche Duft von einzigartig blühendem Jasmin, ein angenehmer Sommerwind, ein wunderschön ursprüngliches Haus, duftender Lavendel umgeben von farbenfrohen Hortensien und blühendem Granatapfel – abgerundet durch einen sagenhaften Blick von „unserer“ Terrasse, einen separaten Zugang zu einem grosszügigen Pool, der den Badenden mit purer Entspannung und einen wunderbaren Blick auf die wunderschöne Landschaft verwöhnt.

Unser Appartement „Cantagallina 1“ überraschte uns mit seiner sehr geschmackvollen Einrichtung, seiner grosszügigen und offenen – von uns geliebten – Wohnart.

Hier konnten wir inklusive unserer Hundedame 120 % entspannen!

Eine moderne und perfekt ausgestattete Küche lies jedes Frühstück oder Abendessen zu einem wahren Genuss werden.

Wir genossen die Ruhe und das einzigartige Ambiente  – das abendliche Zirpen der Grillen war die einzige Geräuschkulisse, die uns wiederum zum schwärmen und geniessen brachte.

In der gemütlichen Hängematte kann man den Blick auf die Weite der Landschaft schweifen lassen und pure Entspannung fühlen.

Die weitläufige Gegend lud zu ausgedehnten Spaziergängen ein, zwischen Olivenhainen mit über tausend Jahre alten und historischen Olivenbäumen, vorbei an sagenhaft hohen Zypressen, Pinien und Wegeinfahrten konnte man den Blick auf alte Villen erhaschen und pulsierende Zeiten spüren.

Sieben Tage & Nächte, die uns – auch besonders wegen unserer Gastgeber Yutta & Wolfgang als besonders intensive und erholsame Zeit in Erinnerung bleiben werden!

An dieser Stelle möchten wir uns nochmals bei Euch bedanken. Es war eine wunderbare, erholsame und glückliche Zeit, verbunden mit einzigartigen Momenten, die unserer Seele gut taten. Auch für Eure herzliche Betreuung und liebevolle Unterstützung ein großes DANKESCHÖN ! Gern werden wir „Wiederholungstäter“ und würden Euch nächstes Jahr – sofern möglich – erneut aufsuchen.

  • Submitted: Oct 14, 2013
  • Stayed: June 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Hanau, Germany

Vielen Dank für den herrlichen Urlaub !

  • 5 of 5

Wir waren vom 25. Mai bis 8. Juni 2013 in Casa la Querce im Appartement Casagallina I. Nach 17 Jahren regelmäßigen Urlaubsaufenthalten in der Toskana und in Umbrien haben wir erstmals genau so gewohnt, wie wir es uns schon immer gewünscht haben: geschmackvolle, gemütliche und perfekte Einrichtung, sehr gute Sanitäranlage, Daunendecken und wunderbare Matratzen, Kamin, sehr schöner Freisitz und traumhafter Garten mit Pool. Wir haben uns aufgrund der ruhigen Lage sehr gut erholt. Viele Sehenswürdigkeiten der Toskana und Umbriens waren gut zu erreichen. Dank jederzeit verfügbarem schnellen W-Lan, dem Empfang aller internationalen TV- und Radioprogramme und in ersten Linie den Tipps und Hilfestellungen unserer Gastgeber Yutta und Wolfgang. Es war ein unvergesslicher Aufenthalt, den wir bald wiederholen werden."

  • Submitted: Jun 24, 2013
  • Stayed: May 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $234.74
3-4 people fina cleaning $82.16
2 people final cleaning $58.69

Please note: Check-in only between 3 and 8 pm, Check-out only between 8 and 10 am. Thank you for considering !

The rental fee for the apartment "Cantagallina 2“ varies from 650 € to 950 € per week, depending on the season and the number of people.
The seasonal rates mentioned in the listing are calculated for 2 people.
For an occupancy of 3-4 people the seasonal rates are 600 € / 800 € / 950 € per week.
For a 2nd week we offer a reduction of 5%, for a 3rd a reduction of 10%.
Please contact me for more details about the rental fee.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.