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Il Podesta' Townhouse + Panoramic Balcony

Bedrooms 1
Property type townhome
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

Townhouse, 1 Bedroom + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 2-4)

'IL PODESTA'' is a 14th century town house with a lovely balcony overlooking picturesque medieval streets and rolling countryside. Perfect to relax and sit outside with a good italian wine!Ideally located in the heart of Umbria, in the historic center of Panicale, Italy.

The apartment derives its name from being situated in the same piazza as the 14th century Palazzo del Podesta, the ancient seat of the rulers of Panicale.The restoration of the apartment was completed in April 2002, using local artisans, iron-smiths, and stonemasons, it has been lovingly restored with great attention to preserving its authenticity and charm, while it also offers all the modern conveniences. The Podesta' is owned by Aldo & Daniela Gallo, the owners of Panicale's very popular Bar Gallo. And the rest of the family have a cozy and lovely Osteria in the main Piazza where you can have fantastic dinners al fresco and delicious 'italian food'!!!

If you come to us, YOU'LL BE TRAITED AS PART OF OUR FAMILY!! And we can propose you our special dinners to our Osteria and our lovely Cappuccino to our Bar Gallo in the main Piazza of Panicale.

Accommodating up to max 3 people, and nestled against the Etruscan walls surrounding the village (dating from the second century BC), it is moments away from the central piazza. All amenities, including grocery stores, backery, bars, restaurants, cafès, Bank with ATM, movie theatre, churches and museums are within a two to three minutes walking distance.

FREE PARKING SPACE: 1 minute walking distance from the house. ( Just outside the gates)

Comfortable apartment on two floors:

Ground floor: Main entrance hall,double bedroom with bathroom.

Internal staircase to: First floor: Living room with sofa bed and thermo- wood fireplace/dining room/ corner equipped kitchen with table and 4 chairs,bathroom with shower.

There are: fridge, electric oven, microwave, coffe maker, hot plot, washing machine, satelite tv and stereo system. Thermo wood fireplace. WI-FI Internet broadband.

The price includes: Accomodation for max 3 people, expenses of electricity, hot water, gas cooking, bath and bed linens provided, use of the equipped kitchen, use of the washing machine, , microwave, electric oven.

Use of the WI-FI Internet broadband.

It is perfect for a family ( 3 persons).


€ 480,00 x week


LONG TERM RENTAL: available. Ask for details



Our niece Katia from Panicale will be your Host during your holiday in Panicale to our cozy apartment and we'll be happy to assist you from your booking until your departure!! We look forward to meeting you here to our lovely village. KATIA. ALDO AND DANIELA.

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Member since: 2007
Speaks: english, french, italian
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 11, 2018

About The Owner

We are Aldo and Daniela and We are native of Panicale and we own the BAR GALLO in the main Piazza of Panicale and with our son Simone and his wife Lorena we have an Osteria here....after many years of work, we decided to buy a lovely and cozy apartment and let it to our friends and guests who would like to discover our 'DOLCE VITA' here and discover our area. We are always happy to assist our guests and know many many people. You are welcome to Panicale!

The Owner purchased this townhome in 2000

Why The Owner chose Panicale

In 2000 we decided to buy this lovely apartment located in the historic centre of Panicale and we restored it with attention to details. There are beamed ceilings, terracotta floors, arches, niches. All is new there, since the restauration has been done recently.

The house is only 2 steps from the main Piazza, with Bars, restaurants, grocery, backery, so guests can walk to all the main services and leave the car just outside the gates of Panicale

What makes this townhome unique

The house is cozy and comfortable and It is really centrally located, 2 steps from the main Piazza of Panicale. We can propose to our guests a goo price for long term but also for shor term, and enjoy the balcony with a lovely view all around.


Panicale Townhome Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • townhome
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 10:30 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 3
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Village
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Catering Available
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 1 half enduite bath on the ground floor 1 full bath on the first floor.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • Double Beds (1) + 1 convertible sofà bed ( x 1 extra person on the living room)
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Balcony ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • churches
  • festivals
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
  • tennis
This lovely apartment is very centrally located, at only 2 steps from the main Piazza with Bars, restaurants, grocery, backery, Bank with Atm and all main services.


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Il Podesta' Townhouse + Panoramic Balcony
average rating of 4.8636365 based on 22 reviews

Everything we had imangined Italy to be

  • 5 of 5

We were first time visitors to Panicale, and it was everything that we had hoped it to be. A lovely little town, perfectly located, with all the amenities one could want or need. Il Podesto was perfect for the two of us right in the historic middle of the town. We typically had a coffee and pastry at Aldo's in the morning and then day-tripped to various sights during the day, back late afternoon for wine and cheese at Aldo's or in the apartmento. Lovely dinners at the local restaurants in the late evening put a perfect finishing touch to the day. We know that we were just tourists, but we never felt like "just tourists", included as part of the fabric of the life of the town for the short time we were privileged to be there. We absolutely loved the time we spent here and hope to be able to return one day. Katia was the perfect hostess, and we can't say enough about Aldo and Dani and how they welcomed us into their town.

  • Submitted: Nov 23, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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-Evanston, IL, USA

Delightful apartment in Panicale

  • 5 of 5

Il Podesta is so charming, almost as charming as the wonderful village of Panicale. The apartment is well maintained and equipped. Comfortable bed with a lovely balcony off the living room, great place for coffee or a glass of wine. This was our 5th visit to Panicale and being in the walls of the old city in such a beautiful place really makes the visit complete. A week is not enough to enjoy the town and the proximity to Tuscany and Umbrian highlights. We would definitely stay at Il Podesta again. And of course we plan to keep returning to this delightful town with its wonderful people, restaurants and shop owners.

  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A Beautiful Stay

  • 5 of 5

Our second stay in this sweet little apartment, Il Podesta. We stayed for 10 nights, and it was great. The small balcony is perfect for morning coffee and afternoon wine…with a view!

The apartment is comfortable with everything we needed to feel at home. We are a couple in our late 50's, with a healthy sense of adventure, and this area is a wonderful place for us.

Katia is always the best hostess we could ask for. We come to Panicale every year, and will return again. The village is great for a short or long stay. It has all you could want…markets, bar, trattorias, butcher…bank with ATM..Also, a perfect location for visiting the Lake Trasimeno area.

We do recommend a car, unless you stay in town, which would be easy to do…...

Thanks again, Katia, Aldo & Daniele! We will see you all soon!!

  • Submitted: Oct 5, 2015
  • Stayed: September 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Johannesburg, South Africa

Wonderful Stay

  • 5 of 5

Had a marvellous week in this extremely well appointed apartment. The walled village of Panicale is steeped in history and is in a superb location in Umbria overlooking Lake Trasimeno in the distance. The town is an ideal base to explore the wider region but also the nearby villages and towns. A week was not enough as there was so much to do. Inside the town itself there is ample shopping for essentials and some great cafes and restaurants. We look forward to returning sometime soon.

  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2015
  • Stayed: July 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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South Carolina, USA

Medieval Beauty!

  • 5 of 5

This was my second stay in the beautiful medieval village of Panicale and like the first, the stay was wonderful! The apartment was great and had all the comforts of home and then some: beautiful balcony, great kitchen with full size frig., microwave, coffee pot, etc. The apartment was outfitted to make the stay welcoming and memoriable. The views from the window and balcony are breathtaking. There is so much to do in Panicale and the surrounding area, big plus is train stations close by for day trips to Florence or Pisa, Rome; the wonderful valley views of the lake are ones you will never forget and the balcony allows for coffee in the morning and wine in the evening while enjoying the birds flying and the peaceful mountain view.

The apartment is a great base for Italian adventures and Panicale will become part of your heart, but the biggest advantage of renting the apartment is its manager Katia! She will welcome you with open arms and to anything she can to make your trip the memory of a lifetime!

  • Submitted: Jun 5, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Santa Barbara, CA, USA

Great week at Il Podesta in Panicale, Italy

  • 5 of 5

The view from the balcony was wonderful. The apartment was even nicer than the pictures. The apartment was handy to the rest of town. The apartment was very nice and exceptionally well stocked. The town was great, its views and all the restaurants I tried. The owners and people at Bar Gallo were very welcoming. The wine dinner at Massolinos was a real treat. Try the gelato and bruschetta at Bar Gallo. Katia is far and away the best manager I ever had.

  • Submitted: Jul 15, 2014
  • Stayed: June 2014
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Car: necessary




Additional information about rental rates

Heating $61.9
Final cleaning $86.67

Initial cleaning + Final cleaning: Euro 70
Heating: Euro 50/wk

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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