"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.
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