Tuscany/Umbria 'The Green Heart of Italy'

Holiday Rental ITALY

Traditional house bordering Umbria and Tuscany

Ideal Location for touring this beautiful area around Lake Trasimeno

This charming traditional house is situated in the village of Casa Maggiore and within easy reach of Castiglione del Lago and beautiful Lago Trasimeno. Casa Maggiore is a small, very peaceful village set in beautiful countryside and providing the opportunity for many delightful and relaxing walks throughout the area.

It is ideally situated for visiting some of the most interesting and beautiful towns of Umbria and Tuscany. Cortona, Assisi, Citta delle Pieve, Spello, Perugia, Montepulciano, Passignano and Orvieto are less than an hour's drive away. The area is well served by rail and approximately an hour on the train will take you to Rome or Florence.


Castiglione, a beautiful walled, lake-side town with its quaint streets, restaurants, bars, shops and beaches is about a ten minute drive away. Castiglione also has a magnificent Rocca (ancient fortress) with spectacular views which hosts open-air musical and theatrical events.


Ciao! We are Giudi and Michael. We bought this little house a few years ago and now offer it for short-term lets. . Our own house is at the other side of the lake so we are close at hand to help you if necessary. We have visited this area of Italy for over thirty years and have owned a holiday house here for ten years so know our way around pretty well. We are more than happy to advise on anything from the best shops and places to visit, to restaurants and the best local festivals. We will do our very best to ensure that you have a wonderful stay in this beautiful Trasimeno area and leave loving it as much as we do.

Please email us at: michaelbrereton@msn.com

Accommodation

The house is built on three floors joined by a marble staircase.


A living-kitchen on the lower floor is newly equipped with dishwasher, washer/drier, microwave, electric hob, fridge/freezer and all the necessary pots, pans, utensils and crockery. There is a dining-table with chairs and Ingle-nook fireplace.

On the top floor there is the main large bedroom with a balcony overlooking the countryside. This room faces mainly south so receives the sun most of the day. The room is fitted with a double bed, bunk beds and a wardrobe. It can therefore accommodate four persons if required.

A further room is situated on the middle floor. This is equipped with a three-quarter sofa-bed and cupboard space so can be used as an additional bedroom, but also makes a lovely lounge.

The bathroom housing both bath and shower, toilet and bidet is on a mezzanine floor between the middle and top floor thus serving, with privacy both of the bedrooms.

Getting there

From the UK (London Stsnstead) Ryanair operate inexpensive regular flights to Perugia airport from where you can collect your hire-car. We often use Hertz. If you book well in advance it is possible to hire a small car for about £10 per day. It is a very straightforward drive of about 50 minutes to Casa Maggiore. Alternatively there are other low-cost flights to Pisa, Bologna, Ancona and Rome operated by Ryanair and other airlines.

Beautiful countryside and Lake Trasimeno

Facilities and Activities

Shopping:

Your nearest town is Castiglione del Lago. On the outskirts and less than ten minutes drive away you find two large supermarkets. The town itself is dotted with quaint shops selling delicious local produce, meats, cheeses, wines and cakes.

Perugia, which is about 45 minutes drive away, has a wonderful Saturday market and larger shops selling everything from clothes and shoes to makeup, ceramics and household goods.

Montepulciano is the place to go if you want leather goods. Shops selling Leather bags and shoes line the main street. It is also the place to enjoy sampling fine wines after exploring underground Etruscan cantinas.


Activities:

Take in a Festa or Sagra. During the months from June through September there are so many to choose from you will be spoilt for choice!

If you are feeling energetic there is pony-trekking in the hills around Castel Rigone, rambling, cycling and water sports on Lake Trasimeno. Ferries run frequently from Castiglione and Passignano to the islands of Isola Maggiore and Isola Polvese.