Umbria/Tuscany-17th Century Farmhouse

Umbria/Tuscany-17th Century Farmhouse

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2 chambres
Couchages 6
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Podere Fontegallo is a newly restored 17th century farmhouse on a hill in the beautiful Green Heart of Italy, the tranquil Umbrian countryside just ten minutes drive from Tuscany, with breathtaking views of gentle rolling hills, Lago Trasimeno, Lago Chuisi and the several Medieval hilltop villages, including Cortona, Chiusi, Montepulciano and the mountains in the distance on the horizon. Podere Fontegallo has been recently restored with utmost care using the best materials in keeping with the character of the house. Outside on the wall of the house is a locally designed handmade ceramic meridian, the patios are decorated with handmade ceramic tiles, on the roof are three beautiful chimneys, then there is the environmentally friendly swimming pool (6m x 14m) with water purified by UVA rays (no chlorine) and views of the countryside and Lago Chiusi, and throughout the property are quiet places to sit and admire the views. Inside are typical terracotta floors, beamed ceiling, fireplace, original doors and wrought iron bed. Podere Fontegallo is a country house with a three apartments and a house for all-year-round and we plan to make one of the apartments available for house exchange. The apartment has one large double bedroom and a large living/dining room with an open plan kitchen.

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  1. The owners, Harris is a playwright and screenwriter, and Gail is a Hawaiian dance instructor. After travelling all over the world and living in several countries, we decided to quit the rat race and change life style and the result is Podere Fontegallo perched on a hill in the tranquil Umbrian countryside with spectacular panoramic views to the horizon in all directions.

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Lago Trasimeno (10km), which can be seen from Podere Fontegallo, is the fourth largest lake in Italy with 10 public beaches, all subject to continuous water quality controls according to E. E. C. norms, and nearby facilities for sailing, windsurfing, water skiing, horse riding, golf, tennis, archery, biking, including mountain bikes, and the beautiful undulating countryside is perfect for walking. A ferry from the nearby town of Castiglione del Lago takes you to the island of Isola Maggiore famous for it lace-making. Lago Trasimeno, is less than 15 km from the border of Tuscany, and is in the centre of one of the richest districts in the world from the historical, artistic and cultural points of view. In a journey of less than two hours by car you can see 20% of the world's artistic heritage and explore and experience Etruscan, Medieval and Renaissance towns including, Castiglione del Lago (voted one of the most beautiful towns in Italy) (10km), Chiusi (10km), Paciano (winner of the EU ?perfect village' competition) (12km), Panicale (15km), Cortona (30km), Montepulciano (35km), Pienza (40km), Montelcino (60km), Chianciano-Terme (Thermal baths) (30km) , Perugia (45km), San Feliciano (40km), Assisi (55km), Foligno (70km), Deruta (famous for its ceramics) (70km), Gubbio (70km), Cetona (25km) , Citta della Pieve (25km), Orvieto (55km), Todi (60km), Spello (65km), Arezzo (50km), St. Casciano dei Bagni (Thermal waters) (35km), Siena.

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