3 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, Sleeps 8
- english, french, german, spanish, italian, Dutch
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A beautiful luxurious and quiet spot
We wanted somewhere to essentially go and do nothing in great comfort and it worked out beautifully. Its basically a big solidly built modern house (I think part of the core is old) with everything you might hope to find, much of it essentially brand new. The pool is delightful - its not heated but in hot weather that really doesn't matter. The views are lovely and there is a lot of space - the fig trees were ready while we were there in August. We had a very friendly welcome - the only real caveat would be that there isn't much information on what to do in English (though there is Wifi so that doesn't really matter).
There is a proper castle/hill village at the top of the slightly vertiginous drive - the windy road down to the markets and supermarkets in Marsciano is lovely - can't really talk about the area as by design we only had two days out to Todi and Spoleto which are easily accessible and both extraordinary. This isn't a really tourist area but even with limited Italian we got by without any difficulties and its very beautiful.
Not cheap but nonetheless good value. FYI for us it was about 2.5 hours from Florence airport
The house is located in San Venanzo, on the slopes of Mount Peglia and in the centre of an area characterized by extensive woodland and fertile plains. The origins of the borgo date back to the eighth century, at the height of the Byzantine period, as can be seen by the various medieval castles including San Vito in Monte, Civitella dei Conti, Rotecastello and Collelungo, this latter just a few metres from the house. Its strategic location, between Orvieto, Perugia and Todi, makes it easy to get to places of great interest, not only in Umbria but also in southern Tuscany. With the E45 highway, perfect for local trips but also for longer journeys as it connects with the A1 Rome-Florence motorway, towns such as Terni, Assisi, Foligno and Gubbio are all reachable in less than an hour, as are smaller but equally interesting places like Città della Pieve, Spello, the villages of Lake Trasimeno, Cortona and Montepulciano. In Marsciano you can find services, shops and restaurants and, in addition to large supermarkets, facilities for tennis and horse riding.