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Set on 60 acres of olive trees and vineyards, this traditional two-story, stone farmhouse and villas have been beautifully restored with every modern convenience.
Located in Umbria, the greenest Italian region on its border with Tuscany, thought many to be the best of both region. Paciano, Umbria is a small medieval village on the edge of a park overlooking the south shore of Trasimeno Lake (400 meters above see level). Paciano is ranked by European Community as one of the top ten 'ideal villages' in Italy for the overall positive quality of life. It is also an ideal center for sightseeing trips to countless cultural points of interest in Umbria and Tuscany.
The village is located approximately six miles from Chiusi Railways Station. From the train station in Chiusi. From the train station in Chiusi you can travel to Florence or Rome in one hour and fifteen minute. The wine town of Montepulciano is a 30 minute drive, while Montalcino and the Chianti area are a 45 minute drive. Fontanaro Farm is an officially certified organic farm owned and operated by Sandro and Lucia Pinelli.
There are 4 maxi villas with in total 10 cottages. Each one with great privacy and private eco salty swimming pool. Fontanaro is the honeymooners location, while villa Tartagli, villa Fontegirasole, Villa Fonte Cicerum are dedicated to families reunion! While staying in this property, guests are encouraged to enjoy complimentary produce (fruits, tomatoes, and greens) from the vegetable garden (in season). All guests are greeted by the owners and receive personal attention. Everything possible will be done to assure a very pleasant holiday. Extra virgin olive oil and honey are produced on the farm and are available for purchase, while a basket with seasonal vegetable, extra virgin olive oil and honey is offered to guests upon their arrival!
One of the many wonderful features of il Fontanaro is a beautiful wine cellar where Alina Pinelli, a professional sommelier, can arrange for wine tasting. Three cozy cottages are adjacent to the main house. All have their own private patio and garden. Each cottage, approximately 70 square meters, has a large living room with satellite TV, a kitchenette, a fireplace, a large bedroom with king-size bed, and comfortable, modern bathroom with shower. Tartagli villa, which is 500 mt away from the Fontanaro farmhouse can accomodate up to 12 people. Brunello, Sagrantino and Sangiovese villas accomodate 6, 4 or 2 people. Fontegirasole has 4 units and Fonte Cicerum is a single private villa. For guest's convenience, in each unit there is also a library of English books, guides, maps, brochures, and tourist information detailing nearby places to visit.
Our property is located within a Perugino landscape. Perugino is a famous painter of the Renaissance, born in Città della Pieve (six mile away from Paciano. Fontanaro is an organic farmhouse and here is the calendar of the main agricultural and Garden activities: April: Bee swarms captured, May and June Blooming of over 200 roses, August Harvesting and production of honey, September grape harvest, October saffron harvest, November Olive harvest.
Keywords: 10 Cottage Houses, villas, infinity salty swimming pool.
MAIN AMENITIES AND SERVICES • Free high speed Wi-Fi (as soon also at Sunflower spring place houses) • Air conditioning (not at Fontanaro, because the farm is self sufficent for electricity by solar panels) • Sat TV • Computer and printer service on request • GPS devices on request • Weekly change of linens • Laundry washer • Welcome breakfast and organic snacks from il Fontanaro farm, that includes olive oil, honey and a bottle of our wine! • Free tour of Fontanaro Farm, cellar and vineyards • Full time access to English speaking concierge to help arrange all activities via Skype, Viber, Whats app.
ADDITIONAL SERVICES ON REQUEST • Access to a chef for all meals. Children aged 6 to 10 pay half price. Meals for children under 6 are free. Liquors and wine not included. Ingredients are primarily organic and mostly farmed Fontanaro Farm. • Access to a full wine cellar hand picked by Alina Pinelli • Cooking classes and Bread cooking class • Private wine tour with a professional Sommelier • Transfer to and from any airport or train station • Rental car facilities or vans delivered directly to the property • Guided tours of the best of Umbria and Tuscany and private party • Spa Amenities, massage , manicure, pedicure and facials at the swimming pool or at your guest house.
Spa Amenities, massage, manicure, pedicure and facials at the swimming pool or at your guest house
Access to a chef for all meals. Children aged 6 to 10 pay half price. Meals for children under 6 are free. Liquors and wine not included. Ingredients are primarily organic and mostly farmed Fontanaro Farm
Daily cleaning on request
Ping Pong (at Tartagli and Fontegirasole)
4 Mountain bikes available for guests
Cooking Classes also special gluten free classes
Olive oil Classes
Guided tours of the best of Umbria and Tuscany (special for food, wine, and cultural cities)
Rental car facilities or vans delivered directly to the property
Baby sitter and kids doctor...moreless
we are in te border between tuscany and umbria with lake of chiusi and lake trasimeno...moreless
walking distance Paciano - 14 min Chiusi Chianciano - 30 min Cortona - 50 min Montalcino - 15 min Lake Trasimeno - 45 min Montepulciano and Pienza – 80 minutes Florence – 120 min Rome - 0 min. jogging...moreless
Sports & Adventure Activities
Golf Privileges Optional
Hot Air Ballooning
there are dining areas inside and outside our villas ...moreless
in tartagli and also fire place or antique ceramic stove in each guest house...moreless
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay
Additional information about rental rates
cooking class if request€100
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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About the owner: I'm the owner of the farm wit my daugter alina who is a wine sommelier and chef, wile I'm a olive oil teacher, sommelier and chef.
I'm also degree in garden design, and i love to teach my friends all about the art of flowers.
Why the Owner Chose Paciano: We own and run Il Fontanaro, villa Tartagli and Sunflower Spring place, and here, every guest is treated like a visiting friend.
sharing our slow living and country heritage of food, wine and olive oil is our passion
The Unique Benefits at this Farmhouse: We provide the type of service that big hotels and guidebooks cannot: booking a table at a little country restaurant, detailing directions to the ruined abbey at the end of an old footpath, and arranging lunch with the small winemaker who will personally walk you through his vineyard.
You can read some examples on our blog: www.umbriatuscanyreview.com
Il Fontanaro offers the perfect base from which to explore the stunning Val di Chiana, Val d’Orcia and the hill towns of southern Tuscany, around Siena, Montalcino, Pienza, Montepulciano…. and all Umbria (Perugia, Assisi, Gubbio, Deruta, Spello, Todi…).