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Huge park, Stunning View, Heated swimming pool, WIFI, Playground, Fitness trail - Po' del Vento 2: 2 bedrooms, living, bathroom &Kitchen for 4/5 people

Sleeps5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Space 861 sq. ft.
Property type chateau / country house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

Overview

Description

Po' del Vento 2: 2 bedrooms, living, bathroom &Kitchen for 4/5 people

Ground floor

80 sq m, 4 people- 5 people

From the garden with the unique view on the sorroundings, Trasimeno lake, Chiusi Lake, Castiglione del Lago, Cortona...

One enters the spacious sitting-dining room and kitchen divided by a serving hatch with two high stools, one sofa, two armchairs. At the left there is a twins room. on the right a big double room with a third bed. Bathroom with a large shower in bricks. From the sitting room a door leads to Po’ del Vento 3 If do you want to rent in in 8 people. Fridge, freezer, toaster, minipimer, microwave, mini HI-F, Wi-FI; BBQ, sunbeds, a wood-table with chairs and benches outside.

The swimming pool and the children playground are close the apartment. At your disposal the bocce field, the fitness trail into the forest, the ping-pong table, soccer-table, the mountains bikes,fishing pond- rods, hiking sticks.. all our services in a nature intacte, out of the hectic world .

Po' 2 and Po' 3 can linked in this case there is a reduction.

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About the property

Umbria-Tuscany: all around you

Umbria-Tuscany and much more, it is all around you: from Po' del Vento you can see a unique view from Acquapendente ( latium) through Monteleone d'Orvieto ( Umbria) on the South to Sinalunga in the North in Tuscany; Trasimeno lake ( Umbria) and Chiusi (Tuscany) lake through the Amiata and Cetona mountains ( Tuscany) in the background, surrounded by famous, ancient villages: Città della Pieve, Castiglione del Lago, ( Umbria), Cortona, Montepulciano, Chiusi ( Tuscany) the ancient capital of the Etruscans. If you walk 300 meters to the top of Mount Pausillo you can admire Nestore valley, Pietrafitta lake and the towns of Perugia and Assisi ( Umbria) until the Sibillini Mountains ( Marche).

In the midst of more than 300 hectares, in a huge natural park, on top of a hill overlooking the Val di Chiana, it lies this simple, comfortable, renovated, old country house, with

The hill between two valleys, has an ideal microclimate, with a slight breeze that cools the air by the day; a range of strong temperature that brings the temperature at night to 18 ° and 20 ° C, 65-68 F.

I tried to make the apartments following the natural architecture of the old hunting house and my Italian taste. I mixed old and new together trying to give you all the comforts you have at home.

All apartments have their own parking spaces, their outdoor areas partly covered, with garden furniture, sunbeds with parasol, hammock for a shady siesta, table with benches and chairs to eat outside. inside mosquito nets at the windows, heating, household linen. WI-FI throughout the house.

The communal heated fenced pool is close the house, near the playground with two swings, a slide, the tunnel, the sandpit, the duck on the spring, the pendulum, the children's cottage. On the estate there is also a bowling field, fitness path in the forest, a fishing pond, another where you can take a pic - nic with table and benches, 20 km of scenic trails, table tennis, table soccer.

Po 'del Vento is divided into three apartments that can be rented separately or together for a large group or a family and his friends.

Po 'del Vento 1 on the first floor has a large terrace, large dining room with a long table of 3.30mt that can host all the people of the house, separate kitchen, 3 double bedrooms, one twin bedroom, two bathrooms with shower.

Po 'del Vento 2: ground floor, 1 living room with a separate kitchen area, one double bedrooms and one twin bedroom with 1 bathroom with large shower of bricks.The garden gazebo overlook the valley,

Po 'del Vento 3: ground floor, 1 living / dining room, 1 kitchen, 1 gazebo overlooking the valley, 1 double bedroom and one twin bedroom with a full bathroom with a large shower of bricks.

Beautiful nature, relaxation, the sound of birds, the view of the surroundings and the stars at night are our landscape.

Every week I invite my guests at the pool to introduce them to the surroundings masterpieces: Paciano a delightful small medieval fortified village, the magnificent Renaissance village Panicale are close; Chiusi, the ancient Etruscan capital of King Porsenna with Etruscan tombs to visit and the underground city, Montepulciano where c 'is the most beautiful wine cellar in the world (and the wine, of course), the play of Twilight II, Cortona (Under Tuscany Sun), with a wonderful museum with the world's oldest lamp (IV century BC. ), Castiglione del Lago on Lake Trasimeno with the fortress done by Federico II to be reached through the city walls, the beautiful weekly market ..., the island of Lake Maggiore to be reached by ferry and where to watch the sunset over the lake . Sarteano where a new Etruscan - Roman tomb was discovered recently, Cetona with its prehistoric caves, San Casciano where to take a hot bath to the natural spa, during the winter .... Perugia with its splendid Rocca Paolina wonderful and unknown .

There is still a lot to see: in Arezzo there is a nice market in antiquities on the first Sunday of each month, Siena, of course, the city of St. Francis Assisi, with the two churches one on the other, Gubbio.

If you're more than a week do not miss Le Marmore Falls the highest waterfall in Europe and the Frasassi caves the most beautiful caves in which I have been in my entire life.

If you want to go by train from Chiusi, you can travel comfortably to Rome or Florence in about an hour,

Culture and folklore

FAIR MARKET Città della Pieve

More than 60 Italian companies offer excellent food and craft agro products - the end of March.

Tableaux vivants: Città della Pieve

In the picturesque scenery of the underground palace of Orca, Sunday and Easter Monday.

Color the sky - Kites and mongolfiere- in Castiglione del Lago (15 km) from the end of April until 1 May

HISTORICAL PARADE (Orvieto 35 km) on Saturday and Sunday of Corpus Domini

L 'INFIORATA - The main street, decorated with pictures made with petals and seeds - Città della Pieve 12 km), the Sunday in June near San Luis.

Palio di Siena (Siena 70 km) July 2 and August 16

Umbria Jazz (Perugia 35 km) July 7 to 16- tickets available from February 15 2017

Delightful concerts in Panicale 4 km; throughout the summer

PALIO OF THE BOATS - Palio of the boats - (Passignano 20km) the 'last week of July

TRASIMENO BLUES FESTIVAL Around lake Trasimeno: mid July

Palio dei Terzieri (Città della Pieve) penultimate Sunday of August.

Sagra Musicale Umbra (Perugia 35km) All along September

UMBRIA JAZZ (Orvieto 40 km) December 29 to January 2.

 Eurochocolate 2017 October 13 to 22 in Perugia

Tableaux vivants in Citta della Pieve, along the Christmas season until the end of the year.

Weekly markets in local squares

Monday: Chiusi, Tavernelle

Wednesday: Castiglione del Lago, Chianciano

Tuesday: Magione, Montepulciano

Friday: Panicale, Sarteano

Saturday: Città della Pieve, Passignano, Cetona

SURROUNDING AREAS

In the immediate vicinity I advise you to go to Paciano a beautiful restored medieval village and Panicale and Panicale a Reinassance villages.

In the small square of the village of Paciano there is a pretty bar for a drink, a supermarket and a good butchery.

In Moiano and Paciano the small Conad is well for a daily shopping.

SUPERMARKETS

On the road near Chiusi you will find: LIDL, SMA, FAMILA. If you are in Chiusi COOP is absolutely the best.Other good supermarket (with a wide selections of fresh and cooked or ready to cook meals) is CONAD on the road toward Castiglione del Lago then Magione-Perugia , loc. Pineta;

The best APPETIZER TEA OR DRINK

Castiglione del Lago Michele and Co.

RESTAURANTS SUGGESTED.

outside the property:

-Il Fornello : sea food -cheap and very good.

-Il Casale ( view)

Paciano:

-La Loggetta - in the Fiorentini Tower- views

-L'Oca Bruciata ( good for a T/A pizza)

Moiano.

-Il Pozzetto ( very popular)

-L'angolo Della Bontà ( T/A)

-Lo Zio Tobia very cheap and very good.

Chiusi:

-Pesce D'oro - seafood (on the lake on the way to the Etruscan tombs)

-La Solita Zuppa, very nice but expensive.

-Il Bucchero ( in a courtyard adorned with beautiful vines) with a good prices

- Il grillo

Città della Pieve : -Osteria Pievese in the Hotel Vannucci, my favourite. -“Lo Zafferano” more expensive.

- Il Saltapicchio for a brunch or aperitif ( 10% reduction)

- Il Bistrot del Duca for a couple.

- Alle Mura good for a quick pizza.

Castiglione del Lago

- La Cantina on the courtyard, view on the lake, very good and 10% reduction

- La Pigra Tinca , very nice in summer to eat on the balcony on the lake. Good food and pizza.

DAY TRIP SUGGESTIONS:

within 15 km :

Paciano, 3Km : ideal village in Europe

Panicale, 7Km : S. Sebastiano Church, and a “fresco”of Il Perugino (1504)

Chiusi: Museo Etruscan Museum, etruscan tombs, Catacombe di S. Mustiola e S.Caterina, 'Labirinto di Porsenna' 10 km

Città della Pieve 12 Km : Duomo Museum, S. Agostino Church, S. Maria dei Bianchi and Perugino’s “Fresco” (1504)

Lago Trasimeno 14KM

Castiglion del Lago 14 KM.

Within 30 km:

Chianciano: ( bring your swimming suit, ask for the voucher)

Bagni San Filippo: bring your swimming suit, amazing place

Montepulciano: 30Km

Cortona: 30 km

Cetona:16 Km

San Casciano dei bagni 20 Km ( bring your swimming suit, ask for the voucher)

Magione 20 Km

Corciano 30 Km

Within 50 km

Perugia 35 Km

Orvieto 40 km

Castiglion Fiorentino 40 km, Palzzo del Pero, Monterchi, ( Madonna del Parto) san Sepolcro ( Museo Civico ' la Resurrezione) , Anghiari ( ristorante il cantuccio) Valico Di Scheggia.

Pienza 50 km (World Cultural Heritage)

Arezzo 50 km

Within 90 km

Gubbio 56km

Todi 60 km

Assisi 65 km

Monterchi 88 Km

San Sepolcro 88 Km

Anghiari 91 km

Siena 85 km

Viterbo 85 km

Radicofani 77 km

Gubbio 76 km

In addition

Grotte di Frasassi 115 km

Spoleto 105 km

Firenze Km 120: 1 hour by train to downtown from Chiusi Station

Roma Km 130 : 1 hour by train to downtown from Chiusi Station.

Other information, addresses, phone numbers, schedules ... at home

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Owner
Maria Luisa Pisa Simonini
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english, french, italian
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
December 6, 2017

About Maria Luisa Pisa Simonini

Hello,

The property was bought by my grandfather after World War II, when returning from Africa, was looking for a property near Rome, that reminds him of the wide spaces of Africa and he felt in love for Miralaghi estate where is Po' del Vento. All around us there is not the savannah, of course, but hundreds of kilometers of nature, culture, architecture all around you.

I like a lot this place because is in the hearth of the most beautiful area of Umbria and Tuscany and I like to share it: it is a unique place. The air is clean, full of good energy, the silence is broken by the birdsong.

I stay at the country all year long. I live in another house in the estate where I like to invite my guests for a drink.

Miralaghi is a perfect place where to live and work because is beautiful, near Rome and Florence in un area full of theaters, events, festivals, music, concerts, parade, cinemas. You will find all the info about it on our facebook page under miralaghi- the one with my face.

Sometime I do a horse-ride inside the estate with a magnificent Arab from the near riding-school.

or simply I like to sit on the stair of the house to chat with my sons while we admire the countless stars in the pure sky above us.

Maria Luisa Pisa Simonini purchased this chateau / country house in 1957

Why Maria Luisa Pisa Simonini chose Città della Pieve

if you come here, follow my advice: returning late after midnight stop off; the valley is no longer sparkling with lights: is asleeps and the sky sparkles of lights has become more close, you feel wrapped in it. Are truly infinite the stars of heaven. It 's crazy. Everything is silence. Perfect. Leave these astonishing momente, you would like of not go to sleep. ... The barking of a dog, in the distance, barely audible captures you. What a magic moment. Put these feelings inside of you to remember one day .. at home.

See the hawks playing with the wind.

The temperature perfect because there is always a gentle breeze: in summer during the day it' s never hot, at night it falls down at 18-20 degree centigrades- IDEAL to sleep.

In winter time if in the valley is foggy here is always sunny 3.4 7 degrees higher.

At the center of a lot of trips in a area where there is the 40% of the architectural beauty of Italy, with a lot of cultural, historical and traditional events

What makes this chateau / country house unique

Watch at the unique view, breathing the pure air: millions of cubic meters of leaves clean the air; drink spring water; sleep like a father prior, as written by a customer; eat typical dishes of central Italy: ravioli, mushrooms, truffles..visit the most beautiful medieval and renaissance villages of Italy; near two lakes, near the highest waterfalls in Europe, near the caves of Cetona and not far from those of Frasassi.

In an area rich in thermal waters, SPA and natural springs where to enjoy.

Walking, mountain biking, fishing, climbing on bird watching, play bowls with your children, with darts, table tennis, table football, relax by the pool or in the Jacuzzi, in a land so vast that it is difficult meet with other guests. For this, on Monday I gather everyone to the pool to, showing you the places to visit, reveal its secrets and give you a chance to meet each other and make friends, if you want.

In the evening, after preparing your dinner at the BBQ with wood that are around, enjoy our video library, or play to the many board games or simply Stretch out on a chaise longue to watch the stars; sometimes, if you agree, we call a astronome to show us.

Or ask me a lesson -tasting on the extra virgin oil or a class Italian cooking...

Guestbook comments from the owner

Dear Maria,

we have had a wonderful time. The swimming pool was great and so was the playground. We all found the view fantastic. It was great. Hope we will see you and this wonderful place again.
Sep 2012
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INCLUDE
• WI-FI
• Bed, bathroom and kitchen linens and tablecloths.
• Garden with shaded pergola with table and chairs and sun loungers
• Complimentary use of SPA Jacuzzi, heated outdoor pool, gym-trail of 17 positions, bocce court, lakes to fish or to have a to picnic
• Complimentary use of two play grounds, table tennis, table-soccer, fishing-rods, 13 mountain bikes
• Complimentary use of toys and table games,
• A complimentary crib, baby chair, baby bath for an infant up to 2 years old can be provided on a request basis.
• Mystery gift for Birthday .
• Check-out cleaning

NOT INCLUDE
• Tourist tax € 0,90 per person (from 14 years) per day for the first 5 days (pay in Italy).

OPTIONAL
• Extra bed (surcharges apply) is available on request.
• Beach Towel €2,50- per change
• Central heating: heating is charged based on consumption (3,3€ per cubic meter).

• Minimum booking period 3 nights ( price per day = 1/5of price per week)

PAYMENT TERMS
• 50% of the rental fee at time of booking.The 50% of the rent must be paid 4 weeks before arrival. but we can do the 30% plus the 30% plus the 40%.

LONG TERM HOLIDAY, Special WEEK END RATES & for COUPLES
• We will be pleased to taylor special rates according to availability.

OTHER
• agreements with Restaurant, SPA and Golf; soccer and tennis court.

NEW YEAR
• The tariffs of the new year include: heating 10cm, 1 bottle of champagne or Franciacorta (italian champagne), a basket of dry and fresh fruits.
CANCELLATION POLICY
• Full refund is due In the case of cancellation at least 30 days prior to arrival; in this case cancellation fee of 3.5% will be deducted from the amount refunded. If canceled within 30 days of arrival, refund only if we can rebook, or refund for any part we are able to rebook. Cancellation fee of 3.5% will also be charged.


Amenities

Città della Pieve Chateau / Country House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • chateau / country house (detached)
Building Type:
  • farmhouse
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 861 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 5
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Rural
  • Village
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Farm Holidays
  • Historic
  • Holiday Resort
  • Romantic
  • Rustic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Backpack
  • Basic Soaps
  • Bottled Water
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Macintosh Computer
  • Mobile Phone
  • PC
  • Parking ...
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Sunbed
  • Telescope
  • Thermos Bottle
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer ...
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , bidet , shower in brique
  • The baths is nice and comfortable with a large shower in bricks. Three towels for each persons are changed weekly. the shower is brickworked.The bathroom is provided with hair dryers, shower gel, soap, shampoo, toilet paper.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , 1 child bed , we can add a bed easily
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , 1 baby crib , 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • Nets are placed on all windows, so you can sleep with the windows opened during the summer listening the sounds of the night. The nights are cool, the temperature exscursions from day and night is about 10 degrees. At night time the temperature goes to 18-20 degrees centigrade. during the day a smooth breeze give the pleasure to tan. the children under 3 years old are our guests. You have a choise between a feather pillow or a normal one and eider-down quilts in winter, woolen blanquets in mid-season and cotton cover in summer The extra bed for a kid under 10 year is avaible. baby-cot on request
Entertainment:
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books ...
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Radio
  • Stereo ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles ...
  • Binoculars
  • Child's Swing
  • Golf ...
  • Golf Cart
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Porch / Veranda ...
  • Sand Box
  • Small Cooler
  • Tennis ...
  • Terrace
  • Walkway to Water
  • 12 bicycles
  • 6 garden chairs
  • 4 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • Groups
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Outdoor Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Chauffeur
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • spelunking
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Do fitness along gym trail in the forest, or simply walk along it or through our scenic paths (20km) inside the property; play with your friends and sons bowls at 'boules field', fish in our lake (No-Kill Fish), do a pic-nic on the other fishing pond hidden into the forest and equipped with a large table and benches, climb on the bird watching. The hill, between two valleys, has an ideal microclimate, with a gentle breeze that cools the air by the day; a strong temperature range that brings the temperature at night to 18° and 20° C, 65-68 F A excellent olive oil of our own production.(The owner is a oil-wine sommelier and give a weekly lesson to taste the oil) . Discounts from 10 to 20% are applied to our guests at the SPA, the golf court, the horse riding. Thermal Baths: S. Casciano ai Bagni, Bagni S. Filippo. Sailing, Windsur, Fishing: lago Trasimeno 15km Un astrophysicist can come to show the stars. Miralaghi’s Welcome pack on request. (30€ beds done, a choice of wine, beer.

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5

Great place to relax

  • 5 of 5

We used both apartments downstairs and loved the kitchen in this apartment. I love the queen bed. Very comfortable. You have everything you could need here. Be ready to read and relax a lot. No TV but there is so much to enjoy who cares! There is good wifi so you can connect your devices if you need to. One of my favorite things on this vacation was meeting the people who come up to Monte Pausillo on the weekends. There are tons of trails and roads which attract bikers and hikers from all over the world. They stop here because it is the high point with some space to rest. Love it!

The owner is a lovely woman who is very intelligent and has lots of good advice about places to go and what to see. Listen to her ;-)

  • Submitted: Jul 11, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Cara L. tu sei affettuosa e gentile come sempre. Arrivederci a presto :-)
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5

Peaceful farmhouse close to amenity but a million miles from anywhere!

  • 5 of 5

Perfect antidote to busy family get together, peaceful hilltop Italian farmhouse. Off the beaten track so be prepared for some dirt track driving, but worth the effort for the amazing sunsets over pristine mountain scenery. Comfortable accomodation with swimming pool to help with relaxing at the end of the day.

Right in the middle of Umbrian historical sites and hilltop towns abound!

Host happy to help with any requests for assistance.

  • Submitted: Sep 2, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Really, :-) One million miles from the stars above us that we can see because of the vastity of the property and the absence of light pollution, but only 3Km from the main road, close to the most beautiful hilltop towns of Umbria and Tuscany. We are proud to be so plunged in the nature in a such inclave of architectural and cultural beauty. Thank you a lot for your stay and review.
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Stunning position

  • 3 of 5

The position of this farmhouse apartment was stunning, with uninterrupted views for miles over glorious countryside. From our comfortable sun beds or hammock we looked over Lakes Trasimeno and Chiusi and watched flocks of rainbow bee eaters darting about overhead.

The farmhouse is divided into three very spacious apartments and each has its own private entrance and seating area, so a sense of privacy is maintained. There was a lovely pool and a good play area for children.

However, inside was very dark with dated furnishings and we felt a few splashes of colour would have helped as the current dark green and brown wasn't very welcoming. There was no tv or dvd, so bear that in mind if, like us, you are not ones for going out in the evening. Perhaps the biggest concern we had was that access is over two miles up an unmade single track, deeply rutted in places and requiring utmost concentration at all times. Not for the faint hearted!

  • Submitted: Sep 17, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear B. thank you for your review, all true, but with some careful: still 2 of 7 apartments for rent are without TV, for a specific choice, clearly indicated in the characteristics of the apartments; but after this review, I will not hesitate to add TV at Po 'del Vento 2 :-). Lighting is by led everywhere and in the bedroom there are spots. Lots of lamps everywhere, frankly surprises me that you have found dark the apartment. I will check it again; the furniture: as you can see from the pictures are green - sofa - and red all the beds. Finally the way: we do our best to maintain the road and we expect after the bad weather to cover the holes (a few) but the road to heaven, alas, can not be asphalt. :-)
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Stunning Views!

  • 4 of 5

We got everything we were looking for during the start of our holiday in Italy - situated at the top of a hill it provides a quiet, peaceful location with the most amazing view of Tuscany/Umbria. A great base for travelling to visit the many sites nearby, we especially loved the small town Paciano and got great service from the small grocery store there.. While the temperatures reached 37 on some days the house and pool kept everyone cool! Marie-Luisa was a great host and a great source of information regarding places to visit beyond those listed in tour-guides.

  • Submitted: Jul 20, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for your review.
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Lovely break in a lovely location

  • 4 of 5

We were a young family looking for a relaxing break in the heart of Italy and Po Del Vento delivered just what we were after. The location is great with the accommodation offering lovely views to the hills and valleys around. Accommodation is a little dated but adds to the rustic charm. Maria was a great host and wanted to ensure we had a great stay. Pool is lovely and location is peaceful. Overall great value stay in a great setting.

  • Submitted: Aug 2, 2015
  • Stayed: July 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for kind regards. I would like to remember your enthusiasm in respect of all there was to do as for example: the cooking lessons, the ride on quads..It's a pitty that you have missed my lesson on oil and oil testing. Lets try to make it up next time. :-)
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5

Dream location and fantastic host

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here in August 2010 and had an absolutely fantastic time. The views are spectacular and Maria Luisa, the owner went out of her way to look after us. We arrived late after the supermarkets had closed on the Saturday. When we opened the shutters the next morning Maria had left a basket of provisions for us - bread, coffee, milk, biscuits and a jar of honey from the estate which was enough to tide us over until we could buy food. Maria's knowledge and passion for the area gave us an insight beyond what the guidebooks said and brought the areas history alive. We mixed with other families at the olive oil tasting which led to a number of drinks parties throughout the time we stayed there - which was lovely. The estate is beautiful with its walks and gym trail. Having mountain bikes and fishing rods available also is a great bonus to explore the grounds. The holiday was amazing value and I hope to go back soon.

  • Submitted: Jan 16, 2011
  • Stayed: August 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you!! :-)))
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Assisi Cathedral
"The Assisi Cathedral is a very particular church painted by Giotto and his school and above ..."
Nearest Airport
50 Kilometres
Perugia 50, Rome FCO 190, Florence
Nearest Barpub
25 Kilometres
Paciano in the middle age square
Nearest Ferry
12 Kilometres
Castiglione del lago,
Nearest Golf
12 Kilometres
Panicarola, 9 holes
Nearest Train
10 Kilometres
Chiusi - one hour fast train to Rome and Florence
Nearest Motorway
15 Kilometres
A1 - Chiusi Chianciano exit
Nearest Restaurant
4 Kilometres
Paciano: Il casale, La loggetta, l' oca bruciata
Nearest Ski
55 Kilometres
Monte Amiata
Nearest Beach
12 Kilometres
Castiglione del Lago
Car: necessary

18 Km from the highway: Ideal center for a lot of excursions in Umbria and Tuscany and Latium.

In the immediate vicinity, I advise a lovely medieval village: Paciano, 3 Km, and a beautiful Renaissance village: Panicale, 7 Km.

During your walking inside the property you can see all around you: Chiusi at 10 Km, Città della Pieve 14 Km, Castiglione del Lago at 12 Km, Trasimeno Lake 12 Km and Chiusi Lake 10Km , Montepulciano 25 Km, Cortona (Under The Tuscany Sun) at 30 Km, Perugia at 35 Km, Assisi (San Francis town) 50 Km.

Travel on Trasimeno Lake to the fisherman’s isle where you can spend a great afternoon.

If you would like to discover ' Il Perugino' go to Città Della Pieve to Santa Maria de I Bianchi is the most beautiful fresco of him: "The nativity".

Chiusi, the ancient city of King Porsenna, is a city of Etruscan origin. you can visit the interesting archeological museum and the system of tunnel underground the towns used to defense the town.

The tombs, which are very interesting, are visible nearby.

Not far is Montepulciano; the most beautiful Renaissance town in Italy. I advise you to go to the Avignonesi cellars to taste the fine wines and the Redi cellars the most beautiful in the world for Newsweek.

Further away is Pienza the first small Italian city built according to a regular plan. The "ideal town" in the 17th century and one of the “Treasure of the humanity” for the UNESCO.To arrive in Pienza follow the indication to Montichielli, NOT to Pienza.

I ensure you a beautiful charming trip.

On the other part of Lake Trasimeno is Cortona- under Tuscany Sun- At the museum of The Etruscan Academy there is the famous Etruscan lamp, the oldest in the world.There is also a magnificent “Announcement” of Beato Angelico and paintings of Luca Signorello.

You must visit in Perugia the “Rocca Paolina”, a curious item: A barbican built on 200 houses.

Equidistant is Orvieto; the Cathedral is stupendous The Well an emotion for adults and children. And recently they opened the “underground town”.

There is still much to see: Arezzo, Siena, Assisi (The town of San Francis with the two churches one up the other ) Gubbio ....

And staying more then one week don't miss the Marmore falls (they are opened all day long only saturday and sunday), the highest falls in Europe and Frasassi caves the most beautiful caves I've been in all my life.

If you want to go by train from Chiusi, you can travel comfortable to either Rome or Florence in about one hour, and still return in the same day.

MARKETS AND FAIR

Arezzo: A nice antiquity market every first Sunday of the month

MARKET EXIBITION Città della Pieve

Over 60 Italian companies offer excellent agro-food products and handy-craft - end of March.

WEEKLY MARKETS

Monday: Chiusi, Tavernelle

Wenesday: Castiglione del Lago, Chianciano

Thuesday: Magione, Montepulciano

Friday: Panicale, Sarteano

Saturday: Città della Pieve, Passignano, Cetona

EVENTS:

Umbria Jazz winter: Orvieto 28 Dec. 1 Jan. 2018

Eastern Concert Orvieto Dome, Director Zubin Mehta.

TABLEAUX VIVANTS: Città della Pieve

REPRESENTATION OF LIVING LIFE AND PASSION OF CHRIST

In the picturesque scenery of the underground palace of Orca, Sunday and Easter Monday.

LET'S PAINTS THE SKYS -Kites and ballons-, (Castiglione del Lago 15km) the end of April until 1 May

Feast of CERI Gubbio May 15

HISTORICAL PROCESSION (Orvieto 35km) the saturday and sunday of Corpus Domini

L’INFIORATA - The main road decorated with pictures done with petals and seeds- Città della Pieve 12km ) the Sunday of June close to St Luis.

PALIO DI SIENA (Siena 70km) 2 July and 16 August

UMBRIA JAZZ (Perugia 35km) july

PALIO DELLE BARCHE - Palio of the boats- (Passignano 20km) the last week of July

TRASIMENO BLUES FESTIVAL Around Trasimeno lake: middle of July

PALIO DEI TERZIERI (Città della Pieve) penultimate Sunday of August.

SAGRA MUSICALE UMBRA (Perugia 35km) All along September

Be aware of the beautiful concert at Panicale 7 Km.

L' EUROCHOCOLATE from one week in mid October.

TABLEAUX VIVANTS In Città della Pieve- from Christmas until the end of the year.

FOOD & WINE: Foresterie is set in Region of the best red wine, one of the most famous precious-wine-producing areas in the world

TREKKING AND CYCLING: For the lovers I advice you that the road that arrives at Miralaghi is one of the 10 best paths in Umbria; around Trasimeno lake there is a dedicated path as inside the estate there is a reported path for mountains bikes crossing breath-taking landscapes.

SHOPPING: several factories of cashmere knitwear nearby: Losani my preferred and Soldini for shoes.

At about 1 hour drive from the Villa there are many Outlet of prestigious Italian Brands, where you can buy with discounts up to 60% compared to normal shops. Outlet Val di Chiana Foiano (AR): Cavalli, Ferré, Laura Biagiotti, Versace, Gucci, Prada.

At home and at our fb page you will find more info, suggestions, trips

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