About the property
- Chateau / Country House656 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay2 - 7 nights
4 bedrooms, 3 bathroom, fireplace, view until sunset, close to the swimming pool
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
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.
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.
outside the property:
-Il Fornello : sea food -cheap and very good.
-Il Casale ( view)
-La Loggetta - in the Fiorentini Tower- views
-L'Oca Bruciata ( good for a T/A pizza)
-Il Pozzetto ( very popular)
-L'angolo Della Bontà ( T/A)
-Lo Zio Tobia very cheap and very good.
-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
Cortona: 30 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
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
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
Maria Luisa Pisa Simonini
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- Mar 29, 2018
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...
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Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Wonderful Italian Escape
The property was amazing!!!! We had the two ground floor apartments that were connected by a door. The apartments had everything we needed - Pol Vento 2 had a better equipped kitchen if I had to be fussy.
The apartments was rustically furnished, dark and cool - which was perfect in the heat.
The children loved the pool and the playground. The boys could not stop playing football!!!
The best thing about the pool was that it was heated!!!! This meant that there was no cold shock when you jumped in!
We also had access bikes and the hot tub but this was a walk down the hill to the other property - so we didn't really use it.
The access tot he property was up a rough road - but what else can you expect when staying up in the mountains!!! It did mean that you couldn't just pop out for some milk.
However this also meant that the views were spectacular and the peace made our holiday!!
This is a wonderful place - Maria was extremely helpful and on hand to help us whenever we needed her.
I would recommend for families and groups.
Thanks for the pleasant comment for the condition: "cool and dark" of the house, I would like to mention that in Italy most of the houses are built with shades at the windows to maintain the houses heated in winter, cooler in summer and to sleep in dark in the morning.
I hope to see you soon for some more tanning in Miralaghi, at Po' del Vento of course. :-)
Far from my crazy life, in the silence
I spent a week in Miralaghi, I believe in the hottest days of this hot summer. I arrived full of good wishes to go around, visit places, and be active. Instead, I spent lazy days, reading, sleeping and swimming in the pool at sunset. Here all necessary things of an urban life become distant, and one experiences a full immersion in Nature. With Maria Luisa, a schoolmate of the old good days, we went swimming in a fantastic spot of natural pools, had good dinners in Città della Pieve and Panicale, and went to Assisi to see the Giotto cycle of frescoes. She deeply loves Miralaghi, and keeps custody of its natural treasures. Thank you Mausi for all this, hope to come back soon, in a cooler season! Marisa
Che dirti? Mille grazie :-)
Amazing view over Tuscany and Umbria.
First we staid at Foresteria near the jacuzzi which is located lower on the hill surrounded by the forest. The house was really nice, but the swimming pool is uphill for 700 meters.
This is one of the important criteria for our kids. The owner was so nice to give us a free apartment at the second house Po' del Vento. This one is located next to the swimming pool and has an amazing view: you really see a big part of Tuscany and Umbria, the lake of Trasimeno and Chiusi, the most important villages, ... The interiour of the appartement is a bit outdated, but the view compensated a lot.
Dear Jurgen Vander Sleyen, thank you for your kind revue and support. I appreciate your comments and I hope the stay was adequate to the level of your expectations . Hope to see you again . Maria Luisa Pisa
A lovely and enjoyable space
We used both downstairs apartments for our stay. If you have a big group, this is a wonderful way to go. Both are well stocked and have comfortable beds. Everything is clean and well kept. The views from anywhere up here are incredible. I highly recommend staying here. When we come back, I will stay in these apartments again.
Your hostess will take very good care of you. She has excellent knowlegde of Italy and can give you good suggestions of places to go and things to do. Paciano, Moiano, Po Bandino and Chiusi are all close by and there are lots of different restaurants and shops to enjoy. You can sit in your apartment and relax or go out and enjoy the italian countryside and hospitality.
Che dirti ? Come sopra. ;-) aspetto di rivedervi presto, in compagnia.
Buona estate in Colorado!
Views in all directions
Relaxing environment with lots of interesting places to visit within a few kilometres. We stayed in Po'del Vento no 1, which is a large 4 bedroomed apartment on the first floor. It has an outside terrace with views of the countryside to die for. We spent most of our time, while at the apartment, on the terace soaking up the Umbrian and Tuscan landscape.
Maria, who owns the complex, lives close by and is a fountain of local knowledge - nothing seems to be too much trouble.
The apartment is clean and tidy and has plenty of kitchen utensils as well as crockery etc. There are two bathrooms, both with showers which could have been bigger but there was plenty of hot water to compensate.
The apartment felt warm with a cosy living room with a style best described as rustic farm house.Our stay was enjoyable and we will likely visit a second time.
With great pleasure we think back to our autumn week in Umbria at the house with a view. It was exactly as promised on the internet. Magnificent! We would stayed for 5 nights but could fortunately extend to 8 nights. Maria Luisa was an enthusiastic hostess who at all times stand by for us. A real recoomandation.
Dear Git & Paul,
You are the first who recognized the italian brand of the lamps of Po' del Vento 3, I was very pleased; I
Thank you for your enthusiasm so big to invite me in Netherland.:-)
I hope to come at least for a tea. ;-)
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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INCLUDE • WI-FI • Bed, bathroom and kitchen linens and tablecloths. • Heated outdoor pool • SPA Jacuzzi, gym-trail of 17 positions, bocce court, lakes to fish or to have a to picnic • two play grounds, table tennis, table-soccer, fishing-rods, 14 mountain bikes ( different sizes) • Heating if you stay 1 week. • A complimentary crib, baby chair, baby trolley, baby bath for an infant up to 2 years old can be provided on a request basis. • Mystery gift for Birthday . • Check-out cleaning • A voucher for the 10% discount for your next time ( NEW) •The diary of your holiday, to remember every moment of your stay. (NEW) Children under 2 years old are our welcomed guests. NOT INCLUDE Tourist tax € 0,90 per person (from 14 years) per day for the first 5 days (pay in Italy). OPTIONAL • Extra beds (surcharges apply) are available on request. • Beach Towel €2,50- per change • Central heating: heating is charged based on consumption (3,3€ per cubic meter), less than one week. • 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%. SECURITY DEPOSIT • 150€ is required at your arrival to be returned at your departure. 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 20cm, 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