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Leading of from the living room is the kitchen, which is simply furnished and features yet another large table for those informal gatherings. While preparing meals you can enjoy the views from the two windows over the surrounding countryside. The house also boasts its own outdoor bread and pizza oven, so, if it's a beautiful evening you can make it a moveable a feast and bake your own pizzas outside. Outdoor furniture is provided.
The bedrooms are generously sized and all have attractive tilted beamed ceilings and cotta floors. As the pictures show, the furniture ranges from the antique, to the turn of the century with a few modern pieces. This house is regularly used by its' owners as a holiday retreat, and so tastefully furnished, there is also plenty of cupboard space and wardrobes for your clothes. The one drawback to this property is that it only has one bathroom. This, like the living room is huge, and has both a bath and a shower in it.
This property is perfect for medium sized groups who want the space and privacy to enjoy themselves with the convenience of a town close by. You have no neighbours other than the ostriches in the adjacent farm, or foxes and chingiali roaming the countryside.
At a 5 minute drive from Panicale, a charming and lively fortified town featuring plenty of excellent shops and friendly restaurants. Its location, south of the Trasimeno Lake, makes it perfect to visit other hill top towns in Umbria and Tuscany. They include Assisi, Arezzo, Orvieto, Cortona, Siena, Todi, and many many more. Or how about a day trip to Rome or Florence? Aside from these towns and cities however there are even more anonymous ones offering restaurants, markets, wineries, walks, churches, and other sights not included in the major guidebooks. Swimming is available in the Lake Trasimeno, at a 10 minute drive, and trekking maps are found scattered in the area. Umbria is a region steeped in history and art, whose cuisine is as rich as its culture and whose wine rivals that of Tuscany.
I dream about this house, situated on a country road just below the medieval walled town of Panicale and a stone's throw from the Lamborghini vineyards. Great place for long walks in the country amid sunflowers and grape vines, with a great kitchen for entertaining.
Robert Sietsema, New York,