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Bedrooms 7
Space 5,920 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

Villa 7 BEDROOMS + 5 BATHS + private pool and large fenced garden

VILLA ANTICO TABACCAIO is a self catering holiday LUXURY Villa with private pool on the Umbria-Tuscany border. It is the perfect place to relax and enjoy a luxury holiday in privacy, space and comfort. Encounter the rural culture of this charming undiscovered region of Italy in an authentic stone villa, with pool, that has been recently renovated to the highest standards to create a home from home.

Formerly a farmhouse - 5 minutes drive from the main Piazza of Panicale. Enjoy the peace and tranquility, breathe the clean hill top air, hear the birds and cicadas and admire the breathtaking views from the extensive south facing terraces catching the sun all day long. No traffic noise except the occasional farm car or tractor. You are away from it all in the hills of Umbria and Tuscany.

The Villa has been beautifully restored to blend terracotta floors and wooden beams with quality furnishings and equipment to create a house which has kept its traditional charm while responding to modern needs for space, comfort and style for an unforgettable holiday in Umbria and Tuscany.

The holiday rental Villa has a large private pool (12m x 6m) that benefits from the sun all day and overlooks the wooded valley and the rolling landscape of Umbria.

This is not just a self catering holiday villa. Enjoy your own 7 hectares estate to roam with olive trees, wild meadows, and woodland walks amongst oak, chestnut, pine and cypress. This is county life in Italy at its best. You may even see eagles, deer or porcupine or hear the sound of a wild boar.


It has 7 large private bedrooms with 5 full bathrooms with shower.

Each bedroom has a separate bathroom equipped with good quality shower, sink, toilet and bidet.

The Villa has 4 double bedrooms + 3 twin bedrooms.

A well equipped open kitchen with two outside accesses.

The living room is cosy with sofas and table and has a large fireplace. Currently a HIFI system and satellite TV are available. At the ground floor one will find a large lunch/dining area that has an open connection with the kitchen and living room.

Villa Antico Tabaccaio has a large private garden equipped with table and chairs and barbecue. Here one can enjoy long Summer lunches or evening dinners.

The Villa with pool makes a wonderful summer venue but spring, autumn and winter are all wonderful seasons to enjoy VILLA ANTICO TABACCAIO.

We have full central heating and woodburning stoves for the cooler times of year in Umbria and Tuscany. Spring brings the spring flowers and the forests begin to burst with life. Late summer and autumn is a special time with wonderful autumn colour - wild blackberries and plums to gather, aswell as the olives becoming ready for harvesting in late October and November. It is of course cooler out of season and for some that means they can really enjoy fully all the activities and sightseeing opportunities.

Have a nice holiday to our Villa in Umbria!

If you see the pictures, you can better understand your holiday here in Umbria!!! ABSOLUTELY FANTASTIC!!!


More Details

Property Manager
Property Manager
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 11, 2018

About The Owner

I'm Katia and I'm the hostess of VILLA ANTICO TABACCAIO a wonderful Villa located at only 8 km from the historic centre of my delightful medieval village Panicale, on the Lake Trasimeno. The owners asked me to be their host and help them with the hospitality. It is for me a wonderful pleasure to welcome guests from every part of the world, introduce them to my area and let them know our traditions and culture. Guests are always happy to visit Panicale and to discover the little villages all around, but also they appreciate the services of the Villa and its beatiful location. People here are friendly and nice. All guests seem to be home!

The Owner purchased this villa in 2012

Why The Owner chose Panicale

Panicale is a typical and very beautiful medieval Umbrian hilltop town. The Villa is built into one of the fortified walls that surround the town in the shape of a beehive. Time has absolutely stood still in this village. One can still see signs of a former lifestyle -- cannon turrets, alcoves near the two historic center entrances where night watchmen once stood, ancient cobblestone streets and antique, operable water fountains. Panicale boasts four wonderful restaurants, two cafes (cafe/bar), and a small grocery store selling everything from fresh produce, cold cuts, cheeses and wine to toiletries and common household supplies. There is the butcher will gladly make you make sausages while you wait, and down the street is a bakery, where fresh bread, pastry and a variety of pizza await you at 6 am. The town barber will give you a hair cut and a shave, or if you want to catch up with the latest gossip, drop by the hairdresser. The famous 'little' theater, Teatro Carporali, hosts well publicized cultural events, but the most fun is had in the main piazza on weekend nights when free, live entertainment performs as you sip local wine or a capuccino. Panicale also has a tourist information office, a real estate agency, a pottery shop, a drug store, a stationary/internet point selling foreign newspapers and magazines, a post office and a bank/ATM. Minutes away by car is a full service spa where you can have a manicure, beauty treatment or massage. Panicale is home to 500 full-time residents. During the summer months this number grows to about 800. The town is within short driving distance to Perugia, Orvieto, Montepulciano, Assisi, Cortona, Todi, Deruta, Siena and other well known towns worth visiting. All have so much to offer in terms of cuisine, art and culture and all guests LOVE to return as often as they can.

What makes this villa unique

VILLA ANTICO TABACCAIO is located near Panicale and Castiglione del lago on the Lake Trasimeno with restaurants, shops, a grocery store, butcher shop, bakery, bank with ATM and many other amenities. You can really enjoy your holiday here -- walking is pleasurable as Panicale is closed to vehicular traffic! Parking is always available outside the two main entrances to the town so once inside the historic center you can take a step back in time, enjoy the amazing sunrises and sunsets and RELAX! And everyone is so very friendly. Moreover, a number of Panicalesi speak english so language is never a barrier here! Panicale is very centrally situated. 90 minutes to the south by train is Rome and the many towns in between. One hour to the north is Florence. By car you can easily reach Cortona, Perugia, Montepulciano as well as the impressive nearby Casteglione del Lago fortress and Lake Trasimeno with its unique islands and many sporting, dining and cultural activities. One visit to Panicale and you will want to return, as we do, year after year.

Panicale is situated on the Umbria/Tuscany border, boasting the unsurpassed natural beauty of local vineyards, endless sunflower fields and olives groves and acres of fig trees. While walking and hiking is an excellent way to explore this memorable area, Panicale is close by car or local train to Perugia, Montepulciano, Brunello di Montalcino and the Chianti area, Cortona, Passignano, Castiglion del Lago, Chiusi, Castiglion Fiorentino, Arezzo, Pienza, Orvieto, Assisi, Gubbio, Siena, Pisa, Lucca and of course Rome and Florence. Plenty of sporting opportunities await; tennis is minutes away in one of several tennis facilities, boating and water sports abound on Lake Trasimeno (not to mention the festive Riviera atmosphere in the cafes and restaurants along the shore), a family water park is minutes away, bike rentals are available nearby to cycle the miles and miles of scenic waterfront or picturesque countryside.


Panicale Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 5920 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 18
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 16 people
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , bidet , On the ground floor
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , bidet , On the first floor
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , bidet , On the first floor
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower , bidet , On the first floor
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , shower , jetted tub , bidet , In the first floor
  • 7 Bedrooms, Sleeps 18
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 twin/ single , On the ground floor
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double , On the first floor
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double , On the first floor
    Bedroom 4 - 1 double , On the first floor
    Bedroom 5 - 1 double , On the first floor
    Bedroom 6 - 1 twin/ single , On the first floor
    Bedroom 7 - 1 twin/ single , On the first floor
  • We have 5 convertible beds.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Pool Table
  • Stereo
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • 14 garden chairs
  • 14 beach chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Private Chef
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis


Exceptional! 5/5 -
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Isaäc and Ineke

  • 5 of 5

As alwys we had a wonderful time in Panicale and the second time in this house that is perfect for a group as we were 12 adults. Large swimming pool , beautiful view on mideval Panicale and Paciano. Large kitchen and dining room.

We thank Katia for all her attention in every detail. We hope to be there the coming years.

  • Submitted: Jul 28, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fabulous house in the heart of the Umbrian countryside with a really lovely host.

  • 5 of 5

My family and I stayed at Antico Tabaccio in July for a week and I could not recommend the house highly enough.

We are a family of 6 and we were joined by 2 other families. So there were in total 15 people in the house. Even with such a large group, the house easily accommodated us all. In fact, the rooms and living areas were so large it was at times hard to find the children ;-).

The house itself was perfect for the warm weather with the downstairs comprising of a gigantic airy and cool kitchen and living area complete with vaulted ceilings and beautiful arches. Off this was a large ensuite bedroom which had the feeling of a separate apartment, perfect for those members of the traveling group who may favour a bit more privacy.

Upstairs, you'll find another lovely sitting room with television and stereo with ample seating for a large party of people. Off this area, all the bedrooms were generously proportioned and really well appointed with fabulous views over the beautiful countryside. There were more than enough bathrooms ensuring there were no squabbles as to who was next in ;-).

Outside, the garden doesn't disappoint either. The pool was large and really clean. There were loads of inflatables that kept the children entertained for hours. There were two shaded outdoor dining areas, one directly outside the glass double doors from the kitchen and another larger area away from the house with a huge table and loads of chairs. We favoured the latter area as it was larger and could accommodate us all. This also had a really good bbq. We spent many an enjoyable evening sitting and chatting here.

All in all, I would highly recommend the house for large groups as it has everything you need whilst still being in close proximity to the spectacular village of Panicale.

Finally a word on our host, Katia, It is rare that you would meet someone as genuinely warm, friendly and hospitable as Katia. From the moment she met us she could not have been more welcoming and immediately made us feel at home in the house. She was kind enough to reserve a table for us in Panicale for dinner and any minor issue we had was dealt with so courteously and happily that it really was a pleasure. Thank you, Katia, for making our stay so pleasant

  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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KATIA does it again.. A beautiful villa that encompasses all of the wonders of Panicale and Umbria

  • 5 of 5

We use to own a home in Paciano and are very familiar with the area. Last year we rented a villa from Katia the manager and it was spectacular. The service, views, cleanliness,etc..All top notch. This year we decided to rent another from Katia in the town of Panicale, once again it did not disappoint. This villa was surrounded by acres and acres of sunflowers and fields of beautiful gardens. The house had many bedrooms with individual bathrooms. The rooms had great decor and updated furnishings. The kitchen had a dishwasher, big fridge, a great working island to cook on and spectacular big windows to look out at the views of the sunflowers. There was wifi for both upstairs and down that worked great. The downstairs was more of the gathering place with tons of sitting area and wide open spaces. The upstairs also had sitting area and gathering place. The house just has a great flow. The grounds were beautiful with herbs and fig trees along with a well maintained pool. As you sat in the pool or lounged out on the yard you could see the mountains of Umbria and Tuscany along with a view of the town of Panicale. At night it was quiet and a great view of the stars and moon. Just as peaceful as it could be.

The overall service that Katia provides was second to none. I owned a house in Paciano and understand what it takes to get such great management service of a property and Katia is the best. She was there whenever we had a question or a possible issue. She also made us her world famous Lasagna. If you are looking to book an apartment, villa or place to stay in this area you need to reach out to her. I would stay here again but if I would need something smaller or bigger I would call Katia to get you the right size place. We are already looking forward to booking our vacation for next year and staying here.

  • Submitted: Jul 18, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Un posto da sogno!

  • 5 of 5

Sono stato un po' riluttante a scrivere questa recensione, perché quando ti capita di scoprire un posto meraviglioso, un pezzo di te vorrebbe tenerlo nascosto per preservarlo, proteggerlo. Ma poi il pensiero è svanito, Katia si merita tutta la verità e solo la verità!

Eravamo 19 persone, 10 adulti e 9 ragazzi tra 11 e 15 anni, gruppo collaudato proveniente da varie parti d'Italia, che ha trascorso 5 giorni a cavallo dell'ultimo dell'anno 2016.

La villa è bellissima vista da fuori e quando ci entri, e la vivi, è ancora più bella. Due ampi saloni che ci hanno consentito di vivere la vacanza in autonomia: i ragazzi al piano di sopra e gli adulti al piano di sotto. Spazio e luce a volontà, pulizia ovunque, cucina attrezzatissima anche per tante persone, riscaldamento al pavimento che ci ha tenuti caldi nonostante le temperature esterne molto basse, connessione wi-max per ogni piano, camino che con i giusti accorgimenti è rimasto accesso senza fare fumo per tutta la vacanza, camere da letto e bagni dalle ampie dimensioni. Insomma una casa veramente con tutti i confort che ci ha consentito anche con il suo ampio giardino di fare un barbecue, di fare una partita a rugby con i ragazzi e di festeggiare il nuovo anno con un piccolo spettacolo pirotecnico.

La villa rimarrà nei nostri cuori per sempre, ma anche il posto in cui si trova è veramente strategico. Siamo riusciti, facendo pochi km, a visitare il fantastico e vicinissimo borgo di Panicale, Castiglione del Lago, Città della Pieve e Montepulciano. Ma tutto ciò non basta per descrivere il tutto, a coronamento di questa già ideale situazione abbiamo consociuto Katia, la padrona di casa, che già dalle prime telefonate si è dimostrata gentilissima, disponibile e onesta. Al nostro arrivo ci ha fatto trovare vino, pane, pizza e dolci, un benvenuto caloroso che è stato apprezzato da tutta la comitiva. Insomma una persona squisita che è soltanto uno degli elementi che rende una vacanza alla villa ANTICO TABACCAIO, un momento indimenticabile. Ci torniamo, sicuro!

  • Submitted: Jan 21, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Enjoy the Simplicity and Splendor of the Umbrian Countryside

  • 5 of 5

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Imagine seeing the poppies and sunflowers bloom, watching the splendor of radiant sunsets from your herb garden, having the full moon light the sky of Panicale. Imagine having a cocktail and a swim at the end of a day of site seeing while a Nonna makes you and your guests the most fabulous dinner including homemade pasta! This house can bring together larger groups for spectacular experiences--being centrally located this villa has great day trips to : Cortona, Montepulciano, Orvieto, Spello, Assisi, Citte De Pieve, and even the FonteVerde Mineral Spa. The train is 15 mins away with easy day trips to Florence and more! The town of Panicale is charming and the people are inviting and friendly. The night views of this easy-access hilltop town are amazing. You can't go wrong with the services that Katia provides. She goes above and beyond expectations. She knows the area, the house, and ensures that no detail goes overlooked and she is easily accessible thorough your stay. I stayed in this villa for a month with family and friends coming and going and everyone loved it!

  • Submitted: Jul 11, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Pat & Paul

  • 5 of 5

Perhaps we shouldn't share this little bit of heaven with others!! With our friends and travel companions we found the villa to be a lovely spot to relax and enjoy the scenery, the beautifully restored farmhouse and the warm, attentive Italians. Our host Katia and her husband, Massimo, met our needs and requests with smiles and efficiency. From technology help to 'Nanna's' home-cooked meal, Katia made our stay easier. Villa AnticoTabaccaio, Panicale and Umbria are gems to be enjoyed. Mille grazie, Katia!!

  • Submitted: May 31, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Close to Casteglion del Lago train station with easy and quick access to Rome to the south and Florence to the north. Local wine and olive oil tastings in nearby vineyards/groves. If requested, we can provide the names of excellent local cooks who will prepare delicious italian meals for you! We are also well connected with a number of tennis pros who can coach all levels of play at a number of nearby tennis facilities.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $611.62
Heating $366.97

Manager's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.