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Umbria - Sant'Arcangelo's Abbey on Trasimeno Lake

Bedrooms 2
Space 753 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

"One of the great thinghs about Umbria and Italy is that it's a very unique special part of the world, full of art, great culture, food, wine, wonderful landscape and rich hospitality" (Steve Mc Curry, photographer and reporter for National Geographic).

Lake Trasimeno in Umbria is an area made of ancient everlasting harmonies of colors, lights. breezes and perfumes: never too invading, even when exciting both spirit and senses.

In such a splendid mix you will find La Badia, a fascinating site in the middle of a park of secular olive-trees wich will not appeal (since it shouldn’t) until you knock on the entrance door. Going back just about one thousand years, La Badia started its millenium long life as Olive oriented Benedectine monastery, later it turned into a guards garrison, much later it became a walled farm and recently it was just a hamlet hosting a limited number of peasant families.

Today, thanks to the genius and achievement of architet Nicola De Menna, it has been loving and scrupolously restored to reassume its early aspect, character and vitality, thus returning to be a lieu of picturesque beauty.

In this exact context, where the architet has even managed to include a panoramic swimming pool and a tennis court, both absolutely harmonius with the medieval buildings and the surronding umbrian countryside, is located Il Convento, the house wich we are proposing for you most rewarding holidays.

Incidentally, both Il Convento and all the rest of the compound La Badia are subjects to the strictes Cultural and Environmental Preservation state bylaws – the creative all-over restoration has been easily awarded top grades.

Il Convento

Furnished with precious antiques, the house we propose is composed of a large sitting room kitchen, a living room with the fire place, a double bedroom, another room and the bath-room located in the bell tower. There is a great view from some of the windows overlooking the splendid panorama of Lake Trasimeno with its islands, while from the other windows you will be seeing the romantic cloister. The Il Convento can accommodate four persons.

How to reach La Badia

Located on a hill that contains the southern end of Lake Trasimeno, La Badia is easily reached within a 30 minutes car drive from two exits of the A1 Highway: that of Fabro and that of Chiusi. By train ones reaches Chiusi Scalo and then proceedes euther by renting a car or by taking a country bus. The nearest airport is that of Perugia’s Sant’Egidio, otherwise Rome’s Leonardo da Vinci international airport, then by car or by train and bus.

Where to go when living in La Badia.

La Badia is practically located in the very center between the most beatiful medieval renaissance and baroque cities on Central Italy: Florence, Rome, Siena, Arezzo, Perugia, all relatively close and very easy to reach.

But there are also Todi, Assisi, Cortona, Panicale, Castiglione del Lago, Città della Pieve and many others citie and sites, all worth visiting either for their natural and architectural beauties, their museum and monuments, but also their markets and their traditional restaurant serving excellent local wines and formidable food.

For golf lovers, we inform you that about 3 km there is the Golf Club Lamborghini.

The car is highly recommended.

The swimming pool is open from 1st june to 30th september

More Details

Property Manager
Member since: 2016
Speaks: english, italian
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 9, 2018


Magione Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • castle
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 753 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM / Check-out: 10:30 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • smoking allowed
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , bidet
  • The bathroom is extract from the ancient bell tower of ther church in the Abbey. You still can see two holes for the ropes for bells on the bathroom ceiling..
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Hot Tub
  • churches
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • photography
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • golf
  • mountain biking


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average rating of 4.5 based on 2 reviews
Hemel Hempstead

Just the most beautiful setting

  • 4 of 5

To be fair, the pictures do not do this location justice. It is simply beautiful. From the moment you walk through the archway into the main courtyard, you start saying wow. And so it goes on, with the apartment itself oozing charm, and then outside to the seated areas, bbq and wonderfully kept swimming pool, with the view from there back onto the property and overlooking the lake. Just stunning.

The property itself as I said was charming and comfortable, certainly ample facilities to base yourself and explore the surrounding towns and villages over a week. Given the incredible heatwave this summer, it made for some uncomfortable night's though. There's no air-con, no ceiling fans, so you have to rely on 2 desk fans. We couldn't sleep with the windows open, as mozzies were in abundance and very active, so not great from this regard. Only one of all windows had mesh to stop bugs coming in, could definitely have benefited from having this on all windows.

Our contact Stefano was very helpful, and happy to communicate, including a great recommendation for a local pub/restaurant that was enjoyed as much by us as it was our kids.

Another suggestion would be to have more information about the accommodations facilities, and local attractions, within the apartment. For example; where to recycle, how to access laundry facility, how to switch on bbq area lights, and so on.

We had a wonderful week though, and insane temperatures aside this is definitely a property and location of recommend.

  • Submitted: Aug 25, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Ressourcing days out of XXIst century

  • 5 of 5

We spend 5 days there in august 2018. Great swimming pool for our 6 and 9 daughters : shallow, and perfectly placed for sun and shadow. Great sunsets view above the lake. Peaceful millenary stones for the abbey itself. Nice olive garden. Appreciable mosquitos nets on every windows (even if we experienced no mosquitos in garden at sunset).

  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: Abritel, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Adrien, hope to see you again next year !!! Stefano
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Nearest Airport
45 Kilometres
Perugia - Sant'Egidio
Nearest Barpub
700 Metres
Nearest Ferry
24 Kilometres
Passignano sul Trasimeno
Nearest Golf
3 Kilometres
Lamborghini Golf Club
Nearest Train
16 Kilometres
Castiglione del Lago
Nearest Motorway
30 Kilometres
A1 - Fabro
Nearest Restaurant
700 Metres
Nearest Beach
700 Metres
Trasimeno Lake
Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $57.46
Refundable Damage Deposit $114.92

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.