This casa colonica offers you a wonderful home to enjoy your summer holidays. The spacious and comfortable farmhouse has, besides the big roof terrace, a nice garden, an olive-orchard, a big swimming pool and several terraces and loggias. This farmhouse perfectly suits the wish to spend a joint holiday whilst having some privacy as well, as the house can be separated into a main house and a separate apartment (second floor). The main house consists of a large living room, a fully equipped modern kitchen and a bathroom on the ground floor and two big bedrooms, an open study and a bathroom on the first floor. The separate apartment can be accessed internally through the main house via a door that can be locked as well as externally via a separate front door. The apartment consists of a large bedroom, a bathroom and a living area with a small kitchen. The living area, wich opens to a big roof terrace with a splendid view on the lake, may also function as an additional place to sleep.
Notes on accommodation: Safety: the property is well-fenced. The windows and doors are fitted with wire-gauzes and shutters. Parking: there is a covered parking space on the house/street level. A garage for two cars is located on the lowest level, well accessible via a separate road. Outside: Besides the roof terrace, the property is enriched with a number of additional terraces and loggias on several levels in the garden. Next to the main entrance, a loggia completed with a 4-seater table is situated. One level lower, one can find two additional loggias as well as a well paved terrace completed with a 8-seater table. The terrace provides for a beautiful view on the Lake Trasimeno and the private swimming pool which is located a level beneath. The recently built swimming pool is 14x6m and up to 2.2 m deep and is surrounded by a wide paved terrace, well-lit for evening use. The water is treated with an up-to-date saline system. Three parasols, 6 comfortable sun beds and other outdoor furniture for use near the swimming pool are provided. Utility Room: Washing machine and tumble dryer in utility room next to the house. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: The house is cleaned weekly. Towels and linen are changed weekly. A gardener / poolman takes care of the garden and the pool. Other: First floor study with wireless internet access. The living room of the apartment (sec. floor) is furnished with a 4-seater dining table.The kitchenette of the apartment is equipped with some cupboard space, gas cooker, oven and a regular refrigerator.
Car: necessaryCoast/Beach:The Lake Trasimeno has several nice beaches (the nearest are Torricella and Tuoro). The lake side town Passignano offers water sports, boat hire and ferry trips to the beautiful islands of the lake.Travel:The closest airport is Perugia 30 mins away. The airports Roma Fiumicino, Roma Ciampino, and those of Bologna, Pisa, Ancona and Firenze are within a 2 hours drive away. To explore the area of Umbria and Toscana the disposal of a car is highly recommended.Distances:Within 5-15 mins drive: the lake side towns like Passignano, San Feliciano, the beaches of Torricella and Tuoro. The property is very well located to visit the beautiful cities of Umbria and Toscana like Perugia, Assisi, Todi, Cortona, Siena, Montepulciano and so on, all within reasonable distances: 20-60 mins drive. Cities as Rome and Florence are less than a two hour drive. In Terontola (15 mins drive) you also can take the train to Roma and Firenze (resp. 2 and 1,5 hours).Further Details:Although the property is restfully situated, shops and supermarkets for daily shopping are nearby (Magione, Passignano).There are a lot of festivals in the summer, such as:-for lovers of classical music: The Trasimeno Music Festival (organised by Angela Hewitt in Magione), Festival dei due Mondi (Spoleto), Festival del Sole (Cortona).For those who prefer jazz music: the Umbria Jazz Festival (Perugia) and Trasimeno Blues (all around the Lake Trasimeno).It seems like every village and city in the neigbourhood has its own traditional event in summer: e.g. Le Infiorata in Spello (13 -14 June) during which the whole town is covered with tapestries of flowers or the Festa dei Barbari, Castel Rigone (30 July -2 August).Very well known is the Palio of Siena (2 July and 16 August) but the Palio delle Barche in Passignano (20-26 July) is also a special event.The area provides for a numerous amusement possibilities, such as sailing and windsurfing on the Lago Trasimeno, shopping in the outlet center of Valdichiana and playing golf on one of the near golf courses (e.g. Perugia, Lamborghini at Panicale and Antognolla).You can find more information in our special booklet for guests, in wich also addresses of nice restaurants, pizzeria’s and trattoria’s in the neighbourhood can be found.
Mijn vrouw en ik zijn inmiddels 65 plussers en gepensioneerd als kinderarts-oncoloog en verzekeringsmanager. Mijn eerste ervaring met Italia stamt uit de jaren zestig, toen ik als student 2 maanden stage liep bij een italiaanse bank. Een geweldige tijd! Later heb ik samen met mijn vrouw en gezin Italia heel vaak bezocht tijdens vakanties op heel veel plekken maar het Lago Trasimeno bleef steeds trekken.
In 2006 hebben we besloten San Vito te kopen; daar verblijven we enkele maanden per jaar.