Garden and pool, 2 bedrooms + 1 convertible sofa bed + 4 bathroom
- english, french, italian
About ELENA MATACENA
I'm Elena and I'm the owner of that delicious Farmhouse with private garden and private pool located at only few steps from the historic centre of my delightful medieval village Panicale, on the Lake Trasimeno. We are happy to accomodate guests here and introduce them to this lovely village of Panicale. It is for me a wonderful pleasure to welcome guests from every part of the world, introduce them to my area and let them know our traditions and culture. Guests are always happy to visit Panicale and to discover the little villages all around, but also they appreciate the services of the Villa and its beatiful location. People here are friendly and nice. All guests seem to be home!
ELENA MATACENA purchased this Farmhouse in 2016
Why ELENA MATACENA chose Panicale
Panicale is a typical and very beautiful medieval Umbrian hilltop town. The Farmhouse has been completely restored to a very high standard. 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), and a small grocery store selling everything from fresh produce, cold cuts, cheeses and wine to toiletries and common household supplies. There is the butcher will gladly make you make sausages while you wait, and down the street is a bakery, where fresh bread, pastry and a variety of pizza await you at 6 am. 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, Teatro Carporali, hosts well publicized cultural events, but the most fun is had in the main piazza on weekend nights when free, live entertainment performs as you sip local wine or a capuccino. Panicale also has a tourist information office, a real estate agency, a pottery shop, a drug store, a stationary/internet point selling foreign newspapers and magazines, a 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 500 full-time residents. During the summer months this number grows to about 800. The town is within short driving distance to Perugia, Orvieto, Montepulciano, Assisi, Cortona, Todi, Deruta, Siena and other well known towns worth visiting. All have so much to offer in terms of cuisine, art and culture and all guests LOVE to return as often as they can.
What makes this Farmhouse unique
This lovely and cosy farmhous is located at only few steps from the main Piazza of Panicale 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
Pool / Spa
100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
Que de belles vacances!
Maison bien équipée, confortable, dans un village des plus vivants et sympathique! Katia est dévouée, à notre écoute et tellement gentille. Panicale est bien situé pour visiter Orvieto, Perugia, Assise etc. L’Ombrie, une région à découvrir!
Amazing rustic farmhouse with the best views & close to Panicale
We had the best time staying at Casa di Pan. It is a beautiful 500-year-old farm house over 2 levels 1. for sleeping (although you also have a sofa bed downstairs) and a ground floor for cooking and entertaining. It has an amazing clean pool which you can dip in and out of, with a shower in the downstairs part of the property. The 2 best things about our stay
1 - being 100 metres from panicale - an amazing classic Italian village on top of a hill with amazing views. We would pop up each day (3 mins walk) for a coffee and ice cream with the kids, sitting in a stunning little piazza. In the evening we had great wine and meals in the lovely local bars and amazing restaurants.
2 - views. The views from the house and village are amazing.
We had a great relaxed and proper Italian holiday in Panicale. It is a fantastic town and you will be looked after by Katia, her team and also the locals who were very helpful (wine to choose!) and what to do.
We would highly recommend staying here.
One the best holidays we have ever had
The house, gardens and pool were exquisite, more than we expected, simply superb. We had a wonderful time. Lounging around near the pool, chilling out in the pool, sipping a glass of the local wine, while looking out across the valley. The house is so close to the main Piazza Umberto I, just a few minutes away, where every Thursday there was a concert. The restaurants and cafes are brilliant, especially Aldo's, where we enjoyed many a coffee, wine, Aperol, cocktail and of course ice-cream. The little town has everything you need, a bakery just down from the post-office, a Conad mini-market which brims with all essentials, as well as local pottery, just across the alley is the butcher's who make a knock-out lasagne. You can buy your postcards in the main Piazza and there is a bank / ATM.
The town is a slice of medieval Europe. It is beautiful, don't forget to go to the tourist information (again, in the main Piazza). They organise tours to the local museums housed in deconsecrated churchs (you must see Perugino's Martyrdom of San Sebastiano) as well as the little theatre of Cesare Caporali - spend a few extra Euros and your ticket will also include entrance to museums/sights in Citta dela Pieve, Paciano and Piegaro.
Panicale is also an excellent base for visiting the region. We had a day trip to Rome (by train from Chiusi), Perugia, Assissi, Cortona, Castiglione del Lago, Montepulciano and many others.
Our host, Katia, was so helpful and kind. Her family and all Panicalians were so welcoming. We have come away from Panicale feeling we have left behind many new-found friends. We were so impressed and for sure we will be back. We are even considering buying a place there, that is how much we fell in love with Panicale !
Beautiful location, delightful accomodation
Our trip to Panicale was an abosolute delight - comfortable accomodation, lovely little village and beautiful countryside surroundings. The house was just perfect for us. It was well equipped, had plenty of room and the pool was amazing! Katia was wonderful and always on hand to help with anything if needed. Would definitely recommend and hope to visit again one day. Thank you!
beautiful property in a stunning landscape
My family and I spent two much too short weeks in this beautiful house. One week we were accompanied by my parents. The porperty ist perfectly laid out for two parties. We enjoyed the wonderful garden and the stunning view into the valley. The center of this lovely "borgo" is just a view steps away. Panicale lays perfectly for daily trips to all important and well known landmarks in Umbria and its just a stone`s throw to Tuscany. We even made a trip to the coast near Ancona. But you do not have to go as far if you like to swim, the pool inside the garden is wonderful. And we did not expect it to be already open in May - but it was! Thanks to the very amiable property manager, who welcomed us with open arms. We had a perfect time in Umbria, thank you!
Very charming and comfortable.
We didn't know what to expect.. staying in a farmhouse for 6 weeks? Definitely a new experience. As soon as we arrived we got very exited about Panicale and met our landlord and the rental agent. Even more so when we got to Casa Di Pan..... what a pleasant property! Cute, charming and with all the things we needed. Comfortable beds and the living room is decked out as a rustic farm house with a huge dining table and comfortable sofas and chairs. Gas stove - fridge - it is all there.
We have booked for 2019 and suspect we will be regular annual guests. We walked to the village several times a day and got to know the locals and many ex-pats there. First stop: Aldo's. For Cafe Canadese.
I could go on for a long time, but this was an experience that way surpassed expectations. Oh, I should mention the serenity on the deck... the view is just amazing. An afternoon outside with an adult beverage is just plain old therapy. Thanks for making this a very special place.
Sylvie and Ingvar