This beautifully refurbished holiday rental apartment is the top floor of a 200 year old 3 storey building with stunning views front and rear in an unspoilt medieval hillside village location. The accommodation comprises of a 4 metre balcony, 2 bedrooms, en-suite bathroom, separate bathroom, lounge, fully fitted kitchen, central heating, log fires, wooden beams, Sleeps up to 4/5, available all year round. The apartment is large, colourful, bright and airy. Ideal vacation location to explore Umbria, Tuscany and Marche. There is a one bedroom fully equipped apartment on the lower floor which can sleep an additional two guests.
- Apartment968 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Min Stay4 nights
Castiglion Fosco, Nr. Perugia & Lake Trasimeno - Hillside Village Location, Stunning Views Front And Rear
Lindsey & Mark
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- Jun 13, 2018
About Lindsey & Mark
We have been married for 30 years and are in our mid 50's. We have two sons who have more or less flown the nest but still love to come to Italy with us. We adore good food, wine and sunshine so this really is our nirvana. A lot of our time in Italy is spent walking and I enjoy mountain and road biking. I am an ex rugby player so I still like to keep fit and have encouraged my wife to do the same. We live in a 400 year old cottage in a small village in Somerset and love the simple lifestyle here. We make our own cider and grow our vegetables, the good life!! However you will see from our large collection of cd's we still have a taste for rock music and go to lots of concerts. Diversity makes life interesting!!
Lindsey & Mark purchased this Apartment in 2004
Why Lindsey & Mark chose Piegaro
My wife, Lindsey, lived in Rome when she was younger and always had a yearning to return to Italy. This glorious area chose us! A serious of events led us here and has been our sanctuary. We go to Rome on every visit as it is the most beautiful city in the world, but it is a relief to return to the countryside, the cooler air, the simple way of living and the marvellous friendly people. We immerse ourselves in the incredible history and culture and love the local festa's. This area is unspoilt and we can live the Italian life, as chef, Antonio Carluccio said, 'Umbria is Italy's secret and long may it last'.
What makes this Apartment unique
Umbria is the ‘Green Heart’ of Italy and, as so, Casa Bella Vista is ideally situated for travelling around. We can reach Rome and Florence in less than 2 hours with Sienna and San Gimignano even closer. The beautiful Lake Trasimeno, the fourth largest inland lake in Italy, where Hannibal fought the Roman Army, is just 30 minutes away as is the elegant city of Perugia. Assisi, the birthplace of St Francis is on most travellers lists of places to visit and is around a 40 minute drive. Less than a couple of hours from the apartment you will find the Sibillini Mountains with the most stunning scenery and famous hilltop town of Castelluccio di Norcia. This area offers exquisite walks, white water rafting, and skiing in the winter. It is also home to the World’s tallest man made waterfall. The apartment is in an ideal location for wine lovers, we have an excellent vineyard with great tours and tasting nearby. Less than an hour away is the beautiful town and region of Montefalco. their famous Sagrantino wine has received DOCG classification. Our House Keepers, Narelle and Troy, run a successful tour business incorporating many of the local vineyards and those further afield. senseumbria@ please contact us for more details or find their number with our House Keeper information.
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Check-in: 11:30 AM
Check-out: 10:30 AM
Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
Amazing apartment, beautiful place
The apartment was brilliant, all clean and tidy exactly as described. loved the balcony too, amazing views. the surrounding area was great too, loads to do, plenty of vineyards for wine tasting, the owners recommended Cantina Monte Vibiano, amazing tour of the vineyards and overall great experience. We took a trip to nearby town of Montefalco and had some amazing local wine and food. I highly recommend taking the short trip to Castiglione del Lago and walking around the castle that overlooks the lake.
Overall what an amazing stay, I would highly recommend this property to anyone looking to visit Italy. I will 100% be going again and make this an annual trip.
We booked this Holiday at the last minute for week and we had a great time, the location is high in the Italian hills where you an really get into the culture of Italy.
This location is superb with splendid views surrounded by vineyards of grapes and olives and is idea for walks and cycling, with the shops and a waterpark near where the kids had a ball.
we drove a short distance to the wineries and had an excellent day touring the various villages.
The accommodation was very nice decorated with an Italian style and very homely feel to it, it is decked out with everything you need.
If you are looking for a relax time where you can also do activities when you want and really enjoy the culture of Italy this holiday is for you, and by he way the local wine is so cheap and the quality is superb.
One final word -I booked the same place again next year. Its fab.
5* experience at a fraction of the price
After a hectic summer at work me and my girlfriend had a one week vacation in Italy (Umbria). We arrived at Casa Bella Vista and were pleasantly surprised at the spacious apartment. The views from the balcony into the valley are simply stunning! The views from the bedrooms are also breathtaking.
We emailed the owner for advise on what to do, where to go, and even what car hire company to use, local cities, what vineyards to visit and rambling routes etc.... We were very well instructed. The owner also helped us plan our trip into the Sibillini Mountains, whitewater rafting was the pick of the outdoor sports here. The walk to the top if the Marmore's falls was also a spectacular sight.
We could have easily spent another week at the apartment and were sad to leave such a beautiful setting.
Thank you so much for making our holiday so perfect.
Castiglione del Lago, Lake Tresimeno 25 km - Sandy beaches with many waterfront bathing areas. Ferry to 3 islands and other resorts around the lake.
Città della Pieve (21 km) - Birthplace of Perugino
Paciano (18 km) - Attractive, renovated hill-top village
Panicale (13 km ) - magnificent views of the Trasimeno Lake and the valley of the Nestore torrent.
Piegaro (16.5 km ) - located above the valley Nestore
Tavernelle (4 km) - Local market takes place here on Monday morning. It is located behind the main street, at the traffic lights near the banks.
Castiglione del Lago (28 km) - overlooking Lake Trasimeno, with stunning views
Isole Trasimeno (Maggiore, Minore and Polvese) - there is a ferry service that jumps around the lake and to the islands ( closest boarding point is either San Feliciano or Castiglione del Lago)
Passignano (47 km) - North side of the lake. It is written that Hannibal defeated the Roman Army around the valley of Tuoro.
San Feliciano (28 km) - Attractive old fishing village (ferry to Polvese)
Rome Ciampino/Fiumicino Airports 160 km - Ryanair daily flights from Stanstead and Luton. Easyjet daily flights from Bristol. Firenze 150 km. Pisa 200 km. Regional Airport Santa Egidio (12 km east of Perugia) Daily flights from Stanstead.
Use of car is essential. Car hire at all airports. Rail travel from Rome Termini to Chiusi 2 hrs. Car hire available opposite Chiusi station. Rail from Rome Termini to Perugia change at Terni 2½ hrs. Rail from Firenze Central Station to Perugia 2 hrs.
Perugia 25 km (Umbria Jazz festival during July). Assisi 50 km. Arezzo 74km. Orvieto 70km. Siena 100 km. Chiusi 26 km.
Cortona 50km. Tavernelle 3km. Castiglione del Lago 25km.
Panicale 13km. Piegaro 16km. Citta della Pieve 23km (birth place of Painter Perugino - Pietro Vannucci).
Village amenities include - Tennis, supermarket, delicatessen, pharmacy, post office, bar/cafe, restaurant, 24hr petrol station. Open air leisure pool complex in Tavernelle 3km. All larger supermarkets, shops, banks, etc in Tavernelle. Lake Trasimeno 16km - fishing. Water sports: sailing, water skiing, jet ski. Horse riding, pony trekking.
Angling: Enquiries must be made to the local federation for information on regional rules and seasonal size limits for various species. Angling is practised on Lake Trasimeno and on Lake Piediluco for tench, carp, eel, perch, coregon and bleak; the same is true for Lake Corbara; on the rivers Chiascio, Assino, Nera, Corno and Clitunno for trout; on the Tiber for carp, chub, barbel and other white fish.
Rafting: On the rapids of the Nera river for a distance of 3km starting at the Marmore Waterfall.
Centro Canoa e Rafting -Le Marmore- Ph. +39 0330753420 - 0337729154 reservations.
Bicycling: Umbria offers many trails away from main roads.
Bartolucci Bruno: Assisi Railway of S.Maria degli Angeli - Ph. +39 0368431758 - 0330882762.
Testa Renato: Orvieto Via Montemarte, 47 Ph. +39 0763344303 - 03356125469.
Equestrian sports: The Umbrian countryside is ideal for riding, offering ample stretches of wild and uncontaminated areas. Associazione Ippica San Martino: Perugia. Strada Montebello, 2 - Ponte Pattoli Ph. + 39 075694897. Azienda Agrituristica Bartoli Spoleto Loc. Patrico di Spoleto Ph. +39 0743220058.
Country rambling and trekking: The natural morphology of the Region lends itself admirably to these pastimes. Marked trails, besides those of the Trasimeno district and the treks in the Monti Martani are continually increasing, it is therefore advisable to get an up-date before setting out or from the Italian Alpine Club (CAI): in Foligno, Via Piermarini; Perugia, Via della Gabbia 9; Spoleto, Via Panciani 4, Ph. +39 0743220403; Terni, Via F.lli Cerbi, 31 - Ph. + 39 0744286500.
Booking Notes: 50% deposit secures booking (non refundable). Balance of payment minimum 2 weeks before departure. A refundable security deposit is payable. Changeover Day: Flexible booking days available. Vacate apartment by 10.00 am day of departure. Notes on prices: Easter, Christmas and New Year are priced as high season. Discount available for bookings of 4 weeks or more. Discounts for short notice bookings. Deposits are non refundable.