Casale di Preggio

Lake Trasimeno

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Accommodation

  • Ground floor: Entrance hall. Cloakroom. Living room (TV, DVD, WiFi, iPod dock, fireplace) with doors to terrace. Dining room (woodburner) with doors to terrace. Kitchen (oven, microwave, dishwasher, American-style fridge/freezer) and access to terrace. Utility room (washing machine). Central heating (payable locally).
  • First floor: Landing. Panoramic viewing terrace. Principal double bedroom with king size bed, ceiling fan, and en suite bathroom. Double/twin bedroom (ceiling fan) with en suite shower room. Double bedroom (ceiling fan). Shower room.
  • Second floor: Double bedroom (ceiling fan) with en suite cloakroom and balcony.
  • Outside: Enclosed grounds with open and shaded terraces. Barbecue. Table tennis. Table football. Utility room (washing machine). Electric entrance gates. Private parking.
  • Private heated swimming pool (10m x 5m).

Resting on a picturesque Umbrian hillside and commanding spectacular views along the fertile Niccone Valley this beautifully renovated and exceptionally comfortable country home is surely the quintessential Italian rural residence. Renowned for its summer opera festival the sleepy village of Preggio (home to a minimarket and respected local restaurant) is only 2km away and a lengthy list of iconic, historic towns and villages pepper the nearby hills and valleys. Without doubt this is an enviable location.

Both inside and out the architectural integrity of this fine property has been carefully retained. Local stone and thick chestnut beams skilfully render the traditional Umbrian design, fully-fenced grounds surround the house and a delightful oak tree-shaded patio provides the perfect spot for reading (or perhaps a post-lunch snooze!).

A little orchard and enticing sun terrace border the panoramic private swimming pool while the ample dining terrace that adjoins the double-fronted façade, positioned to take full advantage of those remarkable views, extends an open invitation to indolence at all hours of the day.

Throughout the house antique and soft rural furnishings seamlessly marry with numerous modern comforts. An imposing Basaltine fireplace graces the living room and the dining area is connected to a very well-equipped kitchen, with both spaces enjoying multiple access to the grounds and terraces. Three comfortable bedrooms are found on the first floor, itself with a covered viewing terrace and a fourth bedroom occupies the second floor ‘tower’ with its own private terrace. The views from each bedroom are, once again, breathtaking.

Perugia, Assisi, Città di Castello, Spoleto and Gubbio are all easily accessible and each makes for a splendid day trip. In addition, being located just 6km from the Tuscan border brings equally important landmark towns such as Siena, Montepulciano, Arezzo and Cortona within an hour’s drive. Even closer to home you will find numerous walking and biking trails in the surrounding hills, fishing on the Tiber River at Umbertide, Perugia golf club about 30 minutes away and Lake Trasimeno offering swimming, sailing, windsurfing and boat trips across to the peaceful island community of Isola Maggiore.

  • Terraced grounds and some low walls/railings in and around the property mean that younger children in particular will require supervision.
  • The double/twin bedroom can be prepared as either.  Please specify at the time of booking.

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Great Things to Do Near Casale di Preggio

Get active

Find numerous walking and biking trails in the surrounding hills, fish on the Tiber River, enjoy a round of golf at the Antognolla golf club (15km) or take a trip to Lake Trasimeno for swimming, sailing, kayaking and windsurfing.

Take a boat trip

Travel by boat to the peaceful island community of Isola Maggiore. Explore the old town and hills while passing through the olive groves to cross the only inhabited island around the Lake.

Day out in Gubbio

The town of Gubbio is easily accessible from the house with lots to offer in terms of art and culture. The town is rich in art and beauty where history, art and culture all merge together as one. Visit some of the many historical centres and divulge into the medieval history of the town.

Take a trip over the Tuscan border

Situated close to the Tuscan border means the chance to visit some of the best areas in Tuscany. Visit some of the landmark towns such as Siena, Montepulciano, Arezzo and Cortona within an hour’s drive

A day out in Città di Castello

Visit the 'brick city' and see the many medieval monuments. See some of the silvered altarpieces, a Madonna by Pinturicchio and Angels by Giulio Romano.

Festival dei Due Mondi

The Festival of Two Worlds takes place in Spoleto which is a cultural event which takes place in late June to early July. Join in the three week festival of music, theatre and dance performances.

Fascinating museums

The superb 'Museo dell Accademia Etrusca' in Cortona traces the Etruscan past of this area; the Galleria Nazionale Umbria in Perugia has one of the great picture collections in central Italy (especially 14th to 17th century); and the Sansepolcro 'Museo Civico' proudly houses Piero della Francesca’s famous pieces: ‘Resurrection’ and ‘The Madonna of the Misericordia’.

The hilltop town of Cortona

is lovely to wander around and although it can get quite busy, it is definitely worth a visit – steep cobbled streets lined with art galleries, boutiques, cafés and gelaterie (ice cream shops). For far-reaching views, head up the hill to the Fortezza Medicea, which was built for the Medicis. On the way back down, seek out the Vicolo Jannelli, a little street with some of the oldest surviving houses in Italy.

The local market

The local market is not only great for stocking up on fresh produce for delicious meals, but also a wonderful place to soak up the atmosphere, mingle with the locals and try out a few phrases in Italian. Umbertide’s main market is on Wednesday morning, from Piazza Matteotti to Piazza Caduti del Lavoro, on the western edge of town. There is also a small Saturday market in the main town square of crafts and artisan food products.

Pamper yourself!

If you feel like being pampered, why not book a beauty treatment or massage at one of the spa centres in the Cortona area.

Chocolate in Perugia

Whilst in Perugia, don’t forget to try the famous ‘Baci’ chocolates made by local firm, Perugina. True chocaholics may like to visit the firm’s premises, the Casa del Cioccolato. In the museum visitors learn about the history of the company and about how a cocoa bean is transformed into chocolate, then moving on to the factory there is a glimpse at the workshop and the production line.

A great family day out

The Città della Domenica is an animal and amusement park occupying 100 acres on a hillside overlooking Perugia. There is plenty of parkland to roam, or to view from the comfort of the little train. Animals include kangaroos, ostriches, llamas, donkeys and many birds. In the farm area, children can get hands on and help to milk the cows! There are also themed areas such as Pinocchio’s Village and Sleeping Beauty’s Castle, a Medieval zone, a space shuttle and the Wild West. A programme of activities and shows runs each day. Other attractions include mini-karts, mini-boats, slides, a maze and inflatable play area.

Discover Perugia

Elegant and infused with history, architecture and art, Perugia is a very well preserved medieval hill town with amazing views from various places as well as being very much a modern city with lots to see and do throughout the year. Corso Vanucci, the main street in the old town, is lined with shops and restaurants and leads to the grand Piazza IV Novembre, which is surrounded by the splendid Palazzo dei Priori and the San Lorenzo Cathedral. Before you leave, don't forget to buy some 'Baci' chocolates which are made in Perugia!

Visit the villages and towns surrounding Lake Trasimeno

The villages and towns surrounding the lake all possess their own character and delights. Castiglione del Lago is the main town of the area, dating back to Etruscan times and classed as one of the most beautiful villages in Italy. Built on a small peninsula on the western shore, the old town is still completely surrounded by the original walls. The Palazzo della Corgna is a beautiful building, now the town hall, with a vast fresco inside. Linked to the Palazzo by a covered walkway, the Rocca del Leone fortress is a fine example of medieval military architecture, and in the 1500s it was considered to be one of the most difficult European castles to take by storm!

Nearby

Towns

Preggio 5 mins
Umbertide 25 mins
Perugia 40 mins
Citta di Castello 40 mins
Cortona 50 mins
Assisi 60 mins
Gubbio 60 mins

Airports

Perugia 50 mins
Florence 110 mins
Ancona 120 mins
Rimini 135 mins
Rome Ciampino 150 mins
Pisa 150 mins
Rome Fiumicino 155 mins
Bologna 155 mins
Times are approximate

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