La Tranquillità

Lake Trasimeno

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Accommodation

At a glance

  1. Sleeps 8
  2. 3 Double Bedrooms
  3. 1 Twin Bedroom
  4. 4 Bathrooms
  5. Air Conditioning
  6. WiFi
  7. Restaurants 1km
  8. Small Party Rate (up to 6 people)
  • Ground floor: Entrance hall.  Living room (fireplace) with door to terrace.  Dining area and kitchen (two ovens, dishwasher) with door to terrace.  Secondary living area (TV).  Double bedroom (A/C) with en suite shower room.  WiFi. Steps lead to a small study area and access to small terrace.  Central heating (payable locally). Stairs lead down to:
  • Lower ground floor: Cloakroom (WC, washing machine). Twin bedroom. Shower room.
  • First floor: Double bedroom (A/C) with en suite shower room.  Bathroom. Double bedroom (A/C) with door to roof terrace. 
  • Outside: Enclosed grounds of garden, terraces, olive grove and woodland.  Courtyard terrace.  Poolside shower.  Covered pergola with dining table and in-built barbecue. 
  • Private swimming pool (12m x 5m).

Occupying a splendid position on the hillside above the ‘borgo’ of Paciano, this beautiful stone built rural retreat enjoys panoramic views over the Umbrian countryside towards Lake Trasimeno whilst being only 1km from Paciano itself.  Here restaurants and amenities can be found in the narrow streets and small piazzas that sit within the impressive medieval walls of this village named as one of the  ‘Most Beautiful Borghi in Italy’.

Steps lead up through the pretty garden to La Tranquillità. Spacious and beautifully decorated, it is immediately obvious that great care has been taken to create a most welcoming environment.  The living areas flow seamlessly from one to another, creating areas for relaxation and entertaining, including access to the courtyard, undoubtedly a focal spot during the summer. The lovely travertine countertop and the equipment in the stylish kitchen will appeal to those in charge of meals. Views to the lake can be enjoyed from two of the smartly presented bedrooms (one of which has its own private balcony) and all bedrooms have their own bathroom facilities.

From the courtyard it is a few steps across the garden to the pool area, neatly defined by mature hedges and bushes.  Just below sits a shaded dining area complete with barbecue.  

The location is a perfect base for exploring the area with many of the charming villages dotted around Lake Trasimeno offering a variety of diversions such as ancient castles and lakeside beaches. The Tuscan border is just minutes away and many of the towns synonymous with this region of Italy such as Montepulciano, Pienza, Cortona, Perugia and Siena are within comfortable driving distance.

Paciano’s neighbour, Panicale, offers a further small selection of bars and restaurants in its historic centre.  For comprehensive amenities, Castiglione del Lago (14km) combines a picturesque lakeside position with a more varied offering of bars, shops and restaurants. The Castello del Leone (Fortress of the Lion), an impressive focal point of the town, dates back to the 13th century. Artfully restored over the years, it is open to the public and a climb up to the castle keep is well-rewarded by a spectacular 360° panorama. The lakeside setting also provides access to a number of watersports and beaches. Rome and Florence can each be reached in around two hours by train from Chiusi.
 

  • Parties paying the Small Party Rate (for up to 6 people) have use of the three double bedrooms.  If preferred, the twin bedroom can be prepared instead of one of the double bedrooms – please advise at time of booking.

Pricing & Availability

All Prices are per property, not per person.

Parties paying the Small Party Rate (for up to 6 people) have use of the three double bedrooms.  If preferred, the twin bedroom can be prepared instead of one of the double bedrooms – please advise at time of booking.

Location of La Tranquillità

Locality

Great Things to Do Near La Tranquillità

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.

Water park

The kids will enjoy making a splash in the various pools and slides at the Aquapark Azzurra Piscine at Tavernelle near Lake Trasimeno. Open from June to 1st September. www.tavernelle.azzurrapiscine.it

Paintings by Perugino & Raphael

The Chiesa di S Sebastiano, in Panicale, has a famous fresco of Saint Sebastian by the Umbrian artist Perugino. There is also a painting thought to be by Raphael. Perugino used the Trasimeno & Umbrian landscape as the typical background to his paintings. There are more of his works in Citta della Pieve.

Take a boat trip from Castiglione

on the lakeside to Isola Maggiore, one of the islands. There is a tiny fishing village and the people who live here specialise in making Irish lace! The technique was introduced in 1904 by the Marchesa Elena Guglielmi (whose home was on the island), when she imported an Irish housekeeper to the island.
 

If you love jazz, visit Perugia in July

for its world famous Umbrian Jazz Festival. Performers come from all over the world, and concerts take place day and night.

 

Calling all chocoholics!

Perugia hosts an annual Chocolate Festival in October! But even at other times of year, the city welcomes chocolate lovers... make sure you try the famous ‘Baci’ chocolates made by local firm, Perugina. Baci means ‘kisses’ and the chocolates are wrapped in silver foil containing a multilingual love note! You can also visit the firm’s premises, the Casa del Cioccolato, comprising a museum and the factory itself.

 

A day at the lake

Lake beaches, kayaking, sailing and motor boat hire are all available at Lake Trasimeno. There is also a bicycle trail all the way around the lake.

A round of golf

Keen golfers will be pleased to discover there is a 9-hole course nearby at Panicale, and an 18-hole course at Perugia.

Bird reserve

‘La Valle Natural Oasis’, near San Savino di Magione, on the eastern edge of Lake Trasimeno is a managed bird reserve with walkways and hides from which you might spy species including grebes, bitterns, coots, ducks, herons and warblers, maybe even a bird of prey.

Tennis and horse riding

can both be practiced near to this property.

Wine tasting in Montepulciano

Montepulciano (45 mins) is home to the famous Vino Nobile di Montepulciano and Rosso di Montepulciano wines. Situated under the Palazzo Tarugi and Palazzo Sinatti (two of the oldest buildings in the town) is the Talosa Cellar. Take a tour of these 16th century cellars which include an Etruscan tomb and then enjoy tasting these renowned wines or try the Cantina Contucci just off the Piazza Grande, where you can view how the city's jail was converted into a wine cellar.

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.

Assisi, home town of St Francis

A beautiful pink-hued town which is famous for being the birthplace of St. Francis, the patron saint of Italy, of animals and of peace. The first thing you will see as you approach the town is the huge and imposing Basilica of San Francesco. You will also come across yet more stunning churches and palazzi in the town. Assisi is worth visiting either early in the day or late afternoon.

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!

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.

Head south to Orvieto

Orvieto's towering black and white striped Gothic cathedral dominates the town, and was built to house the Holy Cloth taken by the local bishop from nearby Bolsena commemorating the Miracle, or Transubstantiation, of Bolsena and thus the Festival of Corpus Domini. Signorelli's majestic treatment of the 'Last Judgement' should not be missed in the Brizio Chapel, and the little museum next door has some very good Etruscan finds (for Orvieto was an Etruscan confederational settlement).

Nearby

Towns

Paciano 2 mins
Castiglione del Lago 20 mins
Città della Pieve 25 mins
Perugia 50 mins
Assisi 75 mins

Airports

Florence 105 mins
Ancona 130 mins
Rome Fiumicino 140 mins
Rome Ciampino 140 mins
Pisa 145 mins

Train Stations

Chiusi 20 mins
Camucia 40 mins
Perugia 45 mins
Florence S.M.N. 105 mins
Rome Termini 130 mins
Times are approximate

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