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Villa Forconi Luxury Private Villa With Pool Free wifi.

Bedrooms 4
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights


About the property

Villa Forconi, Gosparini, Nr. Lake Trasimeno, Umbria, Italy - 10 Minutes To Pretty And Lively Small Town And To Lake Trasimeno

Villa Forconi is a luxury holiday rental villa with wifi, pool, 4 bedrooms and 4 en suite bathrooms. The comfortable and roomy interior and well maintained garden and pool make it a great base from which to explore Umbria and Tuscany. The location is peaceful with a great view from the house down the beautiful Niccone Valley towards the more distant Appenine mountains. Within 15 minutes you can be on the superstrada heading towards Perugia in one direction, or Siena and the A1 autostrada in the other. In 10 to 15 minutes you can be at the lakeside town of Tuoro sul Trasimeno, and, in the other direction, the villages of Lisciano Niccone and Mercatale di Cortona. There are three nearby places to eat, one restaurant, In Bocca al Lupo, can be reached on foot and the other two, Hotel La Cima and Lo Scoiattolo, are a 5 minute car journey or 35 minute walk along a quiet track. Around the house there are many paths and tracks ideal for walking and jogging. Free wifi.

Villa Forconi is rented exclusively by Gorgacce Rentals: renting houses since 1993.

More Details

Martin and Emma Daykin
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english, german, italian
Calendar last updated:
November 22, 2017

About Martin and Emma Daykin

I am the booking agent for Villa Forconi, my name is Emma and I live nearby in the Niccone Valley, with my husband, Martin, two daughters and our cat and dog. We run a small rentals agency called Gorgacce Rentals, named after the first house my parents owned here which they bought in the 1980's. In those days before the internet they were very successful at renting their house to holiday-makers and their neighbours asked if they could rent their houses too and from this grew our rentals agency. Seeking a better life Martin and I (with our then one year old daughter, Isabel,) moved here in 1999 and have taken over most of the running of the rental business although my mum still keeps the accounts! Martin runs regular wine tastings at the vineyard in the valley. He is also a keen walker and often takes people on guided walks and he has written a book of local walks available as an e-book called "Circular Walks on the Tuscany Umbria Border".

Why Martin and Emma Daykin chose Cortona

Villa Forconi is fantastically comfortable. Complete peace and privacy. The English speaking house-keeper Mirella does a wonderful job of looking after the house and guests.

As booking agents who live nearby we want all our guests to enjoy their stay at Villa Forconi. You can book knowing that we are on hand to deal with problems that may arise during your stay, we are always available by phone, text, WhatsApp and by email.

What makes this villa unique

We invite all our guests to a wine tasting evening at the local vineyard. This is a regular event run by by husband Martin Daykin who recently passed his Italian Sommeliers Association exams.


Cortona Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Min. age of primary renter: 20
  • Parties/events not allowed
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Rural
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower , bidet
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , tub , shower , bidet
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , tub , shower , bidet
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , tub , shower , bidet
  • All en suite bathrooms: Ground floor #1 Shower, tub, double sink, wc, bidet, Upper Floor #2 Shower, tub, double sink, wc, bidet #3 Shower, tub, double sink, wc, bidet #4 Shower, tub, double sink, wc, bidet
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 4 - 1 sleep sofa /futon , This is an extra bedroom or a 2nd sitting room
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 1 baby crib
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 10 (4 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Ground floor bedroom 1 (wheelchair access) #1 Double bed, en suite. Upper Floor, bedrooms 2, 3 & 4 #2 Double bed, en suite. #3 Double bed, extra sofa bed, en suite. #4 Double bed on mezzanine, private sitting room below with sofa bed, en suite
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Tennis ...
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • forests
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing


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Villa Forconi Luxury Private Villa With Pool Free wifi.
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Very impressed

  • 5 of 5

I am very happy to review this wonderful house that we stayed at for a 2 week holiday in September 2017. We were a group of 3 couples all in our late middle age and found this house to be beyond expectations in terms of attention to detail, comfort, views and just about everything else. We arrived at about 9pm and Mirella was very kind and patient showing us around. I hope that we will be able to return again in the not too distant future.

  • Submitted: Nov 7, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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So comfortable and a stunning location

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful week in Villa Forconi, what a beautiful house it was, so comfortable and stunning location, couldn't have asked for more. Many thanks to Mirella for showing us around particularly when we arrived so late, she couldn't have been more helpful and accommodating. We will definitely recommend it and would love to come back again.

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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The Perfect Setting

  • 5 of 5

Our group of four couples enjoyed the lovely and comfortable accommodations, ideal location and quiet setting for the perfect base camp. You could visit several historic hill towns in a one hour radius. Tuoro local supermarket and restaurants were beyond expectation and convenience. Camucia Cortona train station, just a short 30 minute hop from Villa, made travel to Florence central city so easy and convenient that it eliminated having to deal with traffic and parking. This well appointed villa could not have been better for four couples. (We drew straws for bedrooms upon arrival to start our start our vacation on a level playing field and make our stay there a wonderful week.) Communications with owners prior to stay were very helpful and informative and down the road, villa caretaker Mirella was very welcoming upon our arrival and there to see us off. Remember, to have a great experience in the countryside, you have to get off the beaten path.

  • Submitted: Jun 27, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Tremendous secluded property

  • 5 of 5

Absolutely tremendous house. Location is secluded, approached through woods on a white road, we managed fine in an underpowered family car. It's not far to the town of Tuoro. The standard of accommodation is well above most rental houses. Fabulous food to be had in all the local restaurants we tried there is a good book of suggestions at the house. We would happily return.

  • Submitted: May 30, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Privacy and stunning views

  • 5 of 5

We loved the ambiance, décor and quality that the villa exuded and we would have no hesitation in returning in the future or recommending to others. We appreciated its privacy, the stunning views and the tranquillity of the location.We achieved all our objectives...train to Firenze, car to Siena but failed to find suitable time for some wine tasting! Enjoyed being a "pool boy" for the week and made frequent use of BBQ.

  • Submitted: Mar 27, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for taking the time to review Villa forconi, we are so glad you enjoyed your stay and next time you can come on our wine tasting evening! Martin.
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Bellissimo, a villa to cherish

  • 4 of 5

From when you arrive at the villa, everything is superb. Airy sumptuous villa with amazing kitchen and pool. Nino need for air con as screen and shutters provide a great night's sleep. So many wonderful artefacts you feel you are in someone's home. Little touches like loads of luxurious pool towels and loungers. Space for everyone to do their own thing and complete privacy. Only grouch, the 25 minute drive through the forest to get there and a little more for supermarkets and most restaurants. Verdict? Ci tornaremmo, we'll go back!

  • Submitted: Sep 2, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your review of Villa Forconi we are glad you enjoyed your stay there. It's only 5 minutes drive to the main road! And at that junction is a trattoria and a hotel with pizzeria - both with stunning views over Lake Trasimeno. It's another 5 minutes drive to the lakeside town of Tuoro sul Trasimeno.
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MAEC - Museo dell'Accademia Etrusca e della Città di Cortona
Il Vecchio Mulino
Lo Scoiattolo
Via Nazionale
Piazza della repubblica
Tuoro sul Trasimeno
Passignano Sul Trasimeno
Rapolano Terme
Valdichiana Outlet Village
prada space
Radda in Chianti
San Gimignano
The Mall
Chianti Sculpture Park
Trattoria Dardano
Relais La Corte dei Papi
La Grotta
Pizzeria Fufluns
I Capricci di Merion
Nearest Airport
50 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
5 Kilometres
Lo Scoiattolo
Nearest Ferry
10 Kilometres
Lake Trasimeno, Tuoro beach
Nearest Golf
45 Kilometres
Nearest Train
16 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
5 Kilometres
Lo Scoiattolo
Nearest Beach
10 Kilometres
Lake Trasimeno, Tuoro beach
Car: necessary

Special interest holidays:

Many local places offer cookery lessons and cooking demonstrations in which guests participate can be arranged at the villa. Ask us for details. The house-keeper can also provide meals for you on request for any extra charge.

There is a comprehensive e-book of local walks available from Amazon called Circular Walks on the Tuscany Umbria Border by Martin Daykin. One of the routes passes very close to Villa Forconi, in 5 minutes you could walk up from the house and join the "Above Lisciano Niccone" walk, a 2.5 to 3 hour route that takes in some spectacular views of Lake Trasimeno.


A car is essential if you are staying at Villa Forconi. It is around 16 hours' drive from the channel ports so at least one overnight stop from the UK is recommended. Car hire is available at all airports.


Perugia 40 minutes

Ancona 2 hours

Florence 2 hours

Rome 2.5 hours

Pisa 3 hours

Bologna 3 hours

Train stations

Tuoro sul Trasimeno 15 minutes

Terontola (main line to Rome & Florence) 20 minutes


The small town of Tuoro sul Trasimeno and the villages of Mercatale di Cortona and Lisciano Niccone are all 15 minutes' drive.

Cortona 30 minutes

Perugia 35 minutes

Assisi 45 minutes

Spoleto 1 hour

Siena 1 hour

Florence <2 hours

Rome 2.5 to 3 hours

Further Details:

The nearest villages of Lisciano Niccone and Mercatale di Cortona and the town of Tuoro sul Trasimeno all have restaurants, bars and small supermarkets. Larger supermarkets can be found in Umbertide, Magione, Castiglion del Lago and Camucia (below Cortona).


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit $665.78

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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