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Bedrooms 4
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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Podere w/pool +garden, 4 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms

PODERE MOLINO is a beautiful stone farmhouse only 3 km away from Panicale. The Podere offers its guests a breathtaking view over the rolling countrysides and the Panicale hills and is the ideal location for those who wish to enjoy total privacy.

A dignified and spacious farmhouse located in a spectacular, private and tranquil hillside setting just 10 minutes drive from the walls of Panicale. The property includes 3 acres of terraced olive groves while the famous little village itself, with its shops, restaurants and open air market can be reached in just 30 minutes on foot along a lane that passes through woods of oak and chestnut a stream and up past a magnificent Renaissance church on the outskirts of village.

The Farmhouse of course has its own fully private swimming pool with fabulous views.

The 17th century stone house maintain the original character: tiled floors, beamed ceilings and has been furnished with antique dealing furniture that make this Podere a beautiful and comfortable location. It's rustic but with all comforts You need for a simple holiday in Umbria. In the large garden surrounding the house at full disposal of the guests there are some outdoor furniture: here you can enjoy delicious breakfasts and dinners while admiring the view of the valley. A few metres from the house lies the wonderful pool, set in panoramic position and surrounded by stone pavement and grass.

The Farmhouse is developed on 2 levels:

Ground floor: Large living room with sofas, long table and chairs, 1 full equipped kitchen, 1 twin bedroom ( that can be also a double bedrooms) , 1 large full bathroom ( with combo bath-tub and shower), an other bedroom with 1 single bed. Internal and external stone staircase:

First floor: 2 double bedrooms with 1 full bathroom (with combo bath-tub and shower), including a living room/dining room with an original open fireplace, a modern and efficient equipped kitchen.

The Villa sleep up to 4/7 Splendid views from all the windows.

wifi-private pool +private garden with lovely views all around.Peaceful and Tranquil location.

WI-FI Internet.

The main entrance opening onto the garden while there is a covered veranda facing west towards the sunset for shaded outdoor sitting and dining. There are also plenty of sunny locations in the garden and around the pool for enjoying the spectacular views of the local countryside.

The pool is 6x12 and is open from the 1st of June to the 30th of September.

It is possible to organise meals prepared for you at home and also babysitting. For days out there is no lack of places to visit; Cortona, Montepulciano, Perugia, Siena and Arezzo could keep you busy for a month and yet we believe that the temptation will be to stay here and enjoy 'PODERE MOLINO' and its gardens and pool.


BASE 4 PERSONS Euro 1600/wk

BASE 6/7 PERSONS: Euro 1800/wk

Taxes and fees included. Cleaning Euro 100.

More Details
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only

Property Manager
Owner/Property Manager
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english, french, spanish, italian
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 24, 2016

About Owner/Property Manager

I'm Katia and I'm the hostess of PODERE MOLINO in Panicale. This is a beautiful Podere with private pool and garden and lovely view of Panicale and the rolling countrysides, located at only a step from the main Plaza of my charming medieval hill town, Panicale, just south of Lake Trasimeno. The owners asked me to be their host and help them with our guests. I am pleased to welcome guests from every part of the world, to introduce them to Umbrian village, and to share our traditions and culture. Panicale makes a great home base to visit other nearby hill towns, as well as to enjoy 'la dolce vita' right at PODERE MOLINACCIO, with its lovely garden and location. The locals in Panicale welcome visitors with a warmth and openness that will make you want to stay forever. The hustle and bustle of the high-tourist hill towns you visit are left behind you at the end of the day, when you return to the peacefulness of Panicale.

Owner/Property Manager purchased this farmhouse in 2012

Why Owner/Property Manager chose Trasimeno

Panicale is a typical and very beautiful medieval Umbrian hilltop town. Time has absolutely stood still in this village. One can still see signs of a former lifestyle -- cannon turrets, alcoves near the two historic center entrances where night watchmen once stood, ancient cobblestone streets and antique, operable water fountains. Panicale boasts four wonderful restaurants, two cafes (cafe/bar/gelateria), and three small grocery stores (2 inside the walled village) selling everything from fresh produce, wonderful salami & meats, cheeses and wine to toiletries and common household supplies. There is a terrific butcher who will gladly make fresh sausages for you while you wait. Just outside the walls, there is a bakery, where fresh bread, pastries, and a variety of delicious pizza/focaccia await you (open at 6am, for early risers!). The town barber will give you a hair cut and a shave, or if you want to catch up with the latest gossip, drop by the hairdresser. The famous 'little' theater, hosts well-publicized cultural events. however, the most fun can be found in the main plaza on weekend nights (summers) when free, live entertainment performs as you sip local wine or a cappuccino. Panicale also has a tourist information office, a real estate agency, pottery shop, linens and gift store, drug store, stationary/internet point selling foreign newspapers and magazines, post office, and a bank/ATM. Minutes away by car is a full service spa, where you can have a manicure, beauty treatment or massage. Panicale is home to 50 full-time residents. During the summer months this number grows to about 800. The town is within short driving distance to Perugia, Assisi (home of Saint Francis), Cortona, Todi, Deruta (reknown pottery/ceramics), Spello, and Siena. The nearby wine towns of Orvieto (stunning basilica!), Montepulciano

What makes this farmhouse unique

PODERE MOLINO is a WONDERFUL PODERE with a beautiful private pool and garden. The quaint medieval hill town of Panicale makes a great 'home base' to explore both Umbria and eastern Tuscany. The village offers restaurants, shops, small grocery stores, butcher shop, bakery, bank with ATM, and many other amenities. Stroll with the locals through the cobblestone streets. Sip an espresso or a glass of great Umbrian wine outside one of the cafes. Take a step back in time, enjoy the amazing sunrises and sunsets, and simply RELAX! The locals are friendly and open. Moreover, a number of Panicalesi speak English, so language is never a barrier here! Inside the medieval walls, you will find very few cars, as the village is closed to vehicular traffic. Parking is always available outside the two main entrances (portals) to the walled town. Panicale is very centrally located: 90 minutes south by train is Rome, with Orvieto and other hill towns along the way. Just over 100 minutes north by train is Florence. By car, you can easily drive to Cortona, Perugia, Assisi, Deruta, Montefalco, and Montepulciano as well as the impressive nearby Casteglione del Lago fortress and Lake Trasimeno, with its unique islands and many sporting, dining and cultural activities. One visit to Panicale and you will want to return, as many guests do, year after year.


based on 23 traveler reviews

average rating of 5.0 based on 23 reviews

Wonderful location, beautiful house, great manager

  • 5 of 5

Truly beautiful house in a great location.

The house was perfect for a stay of 2 families with children. We have visited it in July. If you are looking for a classic italian style house - that's what you're looking for.

House and the owner's area is very big. It's well equipped and clean. The garden with large pool is also great.

The location is great if you want to discover main Italy's cities like: Rome, Florence, Sienna (most of them are 2 hours away by car). Even Venice is 4-5 hours away.

You will find 4 restaurants and one grocery shop in Panicale and some supermarkets in cities nearby (15 minutes by car from the house).

What I cannot forget to mention is the manager - Katia is a really wonderful person - very helpful and taking care of. On the first night (Sunday night), when our daughter had a small accident and needed medical intervention - she and her husband took us to hospital and helped with everything. Katia thanks for everything one more time :)

Anyway - we highly recommend the house, location and the manager. Have fun as all 7 of us did.

  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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Beautiful countryside

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay here and were able to use it as a base to explore many of the neighbouring towns. The garden and pool area was particularly welcome after a long hot day sight seeing.

  • Submitted: Aug 26, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The most amazing week of my life!

  • 5 of 5

We spent a week at Podere Molinaccio (1 & 2) with our families, 4 adults and 4 kids ages 3-14. The property is perfectly situated in the hills across from the beautiful village of Panicale. It is a perfect location for a home base while exploring the beauty of Umbria and Tuscany. We spent our days in the surrounding areas, whether walking through the hilly, picturesque streets of Panicale or taking the train from the easily accessible Chiusi into Florence, and our evenings cooking meals for our family in the well-equipped kitchen. We were ecstatic to see that the dining table fit us all perfectly! While we were too late in the season to enjoy the swimming pool, it was still beautiful enough out to grab a book to read poolside and enjoy just being on the well-kept grounds. Katia and Chiara were fantastic hosts. Katia even came down from the house to lead us back up on the first night since we got there well after dark. Chiara who lives on the ground floor of the Villa is a very discrete lady, not intrusive at all, but all the time available for any thing we needed.

And Katia is a fantastic host as well....always ready to reply to all our questions and full of information. When we arrived, we were greeted by a bottle of Chianti and a wonderful recommendation for local pizza. The house is huge and charming. We spent hours sitting outside drinking wine and letting our children play on the grounds. Our daughter keeps asking to go back to the "Italy House": I look forward to the day that I can say "ok!" This was truly the most memorable trip of our lives.

  • Submitted: Aug 23, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We recently spent a week at beautiful PODERE MOLINACCIO and I am delighted to highly recommend this vacation rental property. The knowledgeable and experienced owners were a great resource for recommendations on top restaurants, wineries, and site seeing. The spacious bedrooms have all an in-suite bath and the beddings were oh so comfortable. All the bedrooms were spacious and comfortable. It is evident that the owners take pride in keeping the property in immaculate condition. The entire property is exquisitely decorated in warm Umbrian/Tuscan style. The sunny kitchen is small but complete with dishes, utensils, pots and pans. I would like to keep their property a secret as I fear that I will never get to book here again once others find out what a wonderful, relaxing and incredible value this property affords. Most of all the owners, Chiara and Katia are warm, friendly and helpful. I will never forget my vacation of a lifetime at Podere Molinaccio!GRAZIE KATIA AND CHIARA

  • Submitted: Aug 18, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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It Was Perfect!

  • 5 of 5

Three generations of our family visited in early July, and Podere Molinaccio was perfect! The grounds were peaceful and scenic, and the proximity to Panicale and other hill towns gave us a whole new world to explore and enjoy. The villa is well appointed and spotlessly clean, and Katia and Chiara couldn't have been more accommodating. They were available whenever we needed them, and they went out of their way to make it a memorable experience, especially for the kids. We couldn't have asked for a better vacation! We'll definitely recommend this FABOLOUS VILLA and the hospitality of Chiara and Katia.

  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The perfect place to celebrate our 50th anniversary

  • 5 of 5

In the Spring of 2014 my husband and I decided that we wanted to celebrate our 50th anniversary in Italy. We decided that Podere Molinaccio would be a perfect choice for us. As we drove up the lane to the villa we saw beautiful flowers and a groomed landscape. The villa was very clean and since there were five in our party the four bedrooms with four bathrooms were perfectly. It also had a Living/Dining and a well appointed modern kitchen with everything You need. ( dishwasher, electric oven, microwave, coffee machine, american coffee, toast maker...and more other!! )It was just a short drive to Panicale and many small other towns to explore and the view from the villa both during the day and night was spectacular. From all the windows FANTASTIC VIEW!! Katia and Chiara are fantastic Host, They would stop in frequently to make sure that we were having a wonderful time, they are such wonderful people. We would recommend the Villa to anyone that wants a wonderful holiday around the Lake Trasimeno, on the border with Tuscany.

  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
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Car: not necessary

PODERE MOLINACCIO is located at only 2 Km from the medieval village of Panicale and Castiglione del lago on the Lake Trasimeno with restaurants, shops, a grocery store, butcher shop, bakery, bank with ATM and many other amenities. You can really enjoy your holiday here -- walking is pleasurable as Panicale is closed to vehicular traffic! Parking is always available outside the two main entrances to the town so once inside the historic center you can take a step back in time, enjoy the amazing sunrises and sunsets and RELAX! And everyone is so very friendly. Moreover, a number of Panicalesi speak english so language is never a barrier here! Panicale is very centrally situated. 90 minutes to the south by train is Rome and the many towns in between. One hour to the north is Florence. By car you can easily reach Cortona, Perugia, Montepulciano as well as the impressive nearby Casteglione del Lago fortress and Lake Trasimeno with its unique islands and many sporting, dining and cultural activities. One visit to Panicale and you will want to return, as we do, year after year. Panicale is situated on the Umbria/Tuscany border, boasting the unsurpassed natural beauty of local vineyards, endless sunflower fields and olives groves and acres of fig trees. While walking and hiking is an excellent way to explore this memorable area, Panicale is close by car or local train to Perugia, Montepulciano, Brunello di Montalcino and the Chianti area, Cortona, Passignano, Castiglion del Lago, Chiusi, Castiglion Fiorentino, Arezzo, Pienza, Orvieto, Assisi, Gubbio, Siena, Pisa, Lucca and of course Rome and Florence. Plenty of sporting opportunities await; tennis is minutes away in one of several tennis facilities, boating and water sports abound on Lake Trasimeno (not to mention the festive Riviera atmosphere in the cafes and restaurants along the shore), a family water park is minutes away, bike rentals are available nearby to cycle the miles and miles of scenic waterfront or picturesque countryside.


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Paciano Farmhouse Rental Rates

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Sep 1 2016 - May 31 2017
7 night minimum stay
Jun 1 2017 - Aug 31 2017
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $272

Manager'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.
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Paciano Farmhouse Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • farmhouse
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 250 m²
Location Type:
  • Lake View
  • Village
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 10 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub , bidet , On the ground floor, large bathroom
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , bidet , On the first floor
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
    Bedroom 4 - 1 twin/ single
    Bedroom 4 - 1 double
  • Books
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • 10 garden chairs
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
  • churches
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseshoes
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • swimming

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