Vasciano Nove is an old stone farmhouse in serene hills with its own private (salt system) pool in olive grove & mature garden. The house, one of a small group, has an individual feel with a sense of beauty and calm. The garden offers privacy and several shaded eating areas. It overlooks lovely old olive terraces, fields, rolling hills, oak woods and valleys with ancient tracks in all directions. The location provides a choice of complete relaxation, physical activities or intellectual stimulation and is in a designated area of outstanding natural beauty . The nearest village is 10 mins by car. There is easy access to restaurants, wine tasting, art, architecture, medieval hill top towns, Etruscan sites, panoramic views, Lake Trasimeno and its islands. There are many outdoor activities, fashion outlets, shopping, markets, festivals, sulphur springs/spas. Rome, Florence easily reached by train for the day. Optional extras: starter pack, cooking service. Our local agent speaks fluent English
Mains towns and cities within easy reach by car:
Cortona, Florence, Arezzo, Siena, Montepuliciano, San Gimiano, Orvieto.
Umbria/ Le Marche:
Urbino, San Sepulcro, Citta di Castello, Gubbio, Perugia, Assisi, Pienza, Spoleto, Todi.
From Terontola: Rome, Florence, Orvieto
From Umbertide: Perugia, Citta di Castello, San Sepulcro.
Comments from owners' guest book: 'We had a wonderful time at the farmhouse, it really is a magic place. The folders are so helpful. Thank you for again letting us use your beautiful house.' LC. .
“What a fantastic week we had at Vasciano, thank you for letting us stay in your beautiful home. It was so good to see for ourselves this place that my parents have been waxing lyrical about for years now – and to realise that they are absolutely spot on when they say how special it is.” AJ..
“We have had the most relaxing holiday ever, enjoying the pool, the walks, the fascinating wildlife. The house is beautifully restored and thoughtfully equipped. ' AL .
“The two weeks here have been bliss. The extra files at Vasciano …..guiding us to some great places. We had some lovely lazy days in your fantastic pool and creating meals in your well equipped kitchen. Possibly our best family holiday ever.” DG. .
“A little slice of heaven - the church bells, the birds.
Local activities and events : Full details of all of these are in the house and include:
Art and architecture
Etruscan tombs and sites
Abbeys and monasteries
Walking, swimming , golf, tennis , mountain biking, horse riding, fishing, water sports, paddle boats, cookery courses,
Wine producers and wine tasting
Sulpher springs / spas
Markets: food, clothing, antiques and other specialities
Many famous annual local fairs and festivals featuring opera, music, jazz, jousts, archery, flag throwing, processions in medieval costume, competitions, flower displays or celebrating local gastronomic delights eg truffles, chestnuts , oil, wine, chocolate, etc.
Fashion factory outlets: Prada Louisa Spagnoli, Prada, Miu Miu, Jill Sander, Helmut Lang, Gucci, Armani, Yves Saint Laurent, Ungaro, Ferragamo, La Perla, cashmere, leather.