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Podere Fontegallo is a recently restored 17th century farmhouse situated on a hill in the tranquil Umbrian countryside, 10 minutes drive from Tuscany, with breathtaking 360 degree views of rolling hills of farmland, Lake Trasimeno and Lake Chiusi, and the mountains in the distance to the horizon.Podere Fontegallo - Il Pino is an one bedroom apartment containing an open plan kitchen, dining area; double bedroom and shower room. A French door leads to the large shared front patio. Amenities include satellite TV, dishwasher, espresso machine and expresso coffee.
Podere Fontegallo 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 several dozen Etruscan, Medieval and Renaissance towns as well as Rome and Florence. Podere Fontegallo has been recently restored to a high standard 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 three patios are decorated with handmade ceramic tiles, on the roof are 3 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.
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, 4 public swimming pools, 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 its' 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), Montalcino (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), San Casciano dei Bagni (Thermal waters) (35km), Siena (90km), Spoleto (90km), Volterra (130km), Urbino (130km), Florence (130km) and Rome (160km),
From Chiusi-Chiancaino Terme station (12km) you can reach Florence or Rome in about one hour to visit the world famous museums, galleries and architectural heritage and then return to the tranquillity of the gentle Umbrian countryside.
Indulge in the finest local Umbrian and Tuscan cuisine and wines and shop in the chic boutiques.
Umbria is famous for its Virgin Olive Oil and Tartufo.
In Umbria and nearby Tuscany there are ongoing cultural events including international music festivals; symphonic and chamber music, jazz, and opera as well as numerous festas, sagre (feasts), antique fairs and markets to visit and explore.