From the private covered car park you reach the entrance and the hall, the door on the right leads to the kitchen fully equipped with a huge refrigerator and a very big freezer, micro-waves, dishwasher, oven, tub...with a fireplace and table and chairs; on the left there is a double bedroom and bath with shower; from the hall you enter the sitting room with the huge fireplace, TV-SAT, mini HI-FI, dining table; the room has access to a covered veranda with an outside dining area and barbecue and sitting area; to the right of the sitting room there two double bedrooms with bathrooms in suite, facing onto the garden; to the left of the sitting room, the billiard room with two beds- sofa, with access to the bathroom with shower.
Inside it has all comforts: heating, clean linen every week, mosquito nets at the windows, a huge fireplace, WI-FI, a wide choice of books, chess, games, my personal suggestions ( part of them you can read below), DVD, CD, etc.
From the veranda you can go into the garden and from there to the pool (5x8). There are hammock, sun-beds and tea tables. The garden gets the sun early to late in the evening, but there are areas shaded by the trees. At night, don’t miss the spectacular view of the dark sky crowded with stars, or, if you prefer you can illuminate the swimming pool and the garden with the lantern to take a romantic swim.
Nature, culture, art and relaxation: come to Miralaghi to discover some of the most interesting and beautiful areas of Italy and to admire some splendid works of art dating back to the Roman-Etruscan civilisation through to the Renaissance.
TREKKING AND CYCLING: Or just enjoy Miralaghi with its wonderful excursions on foot or mountain bike, close to unspoiled nature with dense woodlands full of wildlife; for the lovers I advice you that the road that arrives at Miralaghi is one of the 10 best paths in Umbria as inside the estate there is a reported path for mountains bikes crossing breath-taking landscapes.
FISH: fish at our fishing pond (No-kill fish) close the gate;
there are perch, pike, carp, but they were also caught eels and crayfish
PICNIC or take a picnic in the dedicated area in the forest near the romantic lake.
FITNESS or do, as Rambo, the fitness trail in the forest (17 stops, the children like it a lot ) or simply walk along it.
BIRD WATCHING: climb on the two birds watching and relax reading a book
PLAYGROUND : let your children to go them self at the children play-ground.
play ping-pong, soccer game.
Tired? Relax in the sun, play bowls, play chess under the oak, admiring the wonderful sunset and the never- ending view around you, eat out and try our local gourmet specialities, not forgetting our olive oil.
As hunting reserve there are still many species of wild animals, which I try to protect in every way: foxes, roe deer, hedgehogs, porcupines, wild boars, hares, and squirrels near Villa Miralaghi fire-flies in June, July. A couple of buzzards and a hawks often circle above us. A family of barn owls is often seen at night. Robin, jay, hoopoe, green-peak are usual visitors. Pheasants and partridges are often set free here.
At the begin of spring there are the violets, in Italy we do a delicious blue candy with the violets, a lot of wild flowers during the spring, the sun-flowers in summer; In september in the forest you encounters carpets of cyclamens. At the end of September until the beginning of November you can find many species of mushrooms- books explaining them are at home -.If you like a different experience come the first week-end of November when we start to collect the olives.
MARKET EXIBITION and FAIR
Città della Pieve: Over 60 Italian companies offer excellent agro-food products and handy-craft - end of March.
Weekly markets in local squares
Monday: Chiusi, Tavernelle
Wenesday: Castiglione del Lago, Chianciano
Thuesday: Magione, Montepulciano
Friday: Panicale, Sarteano
Saturday: Città della Pieve, Passignano, Cetona
EVENTS OF CULTURE AND FOLKLORE:
TABLEAUX VIVANTS: Città della Pieve
REPRESENTATION OF LIVING LIFE AND PASSION OF CHRIST
In the picturesque scenery of the underground palace of Orca, Sunday and Easter Monday.
EASTERN CONCERT Orvieto Dome, Director Zubin Mehta.
LET'S PAINTS THE SKYS -Kites and balloons-, (Castiglione del Lago 15km) the end of April until 1 May
FEAST of Ceri Gubbio May 15
HISTORICAL PROCESSION (Orvieto 35km) the saturday and sunday of Corpus Domini
L’INFIORATA - The main road decorated with pictures done with petals and seeds- Città della Pieve 12km ) the Sunday of June close to St Luis.
PALIO DI SIENA (Siena 70km) 2 July and 16 August
UMBRIA JAZZ (Perugia 35km) 10th to 19of July
PALIO DELLE BARCHE - Palio of the boats- (Passignano 20km) the last week of July
TRASIMENO BLUES FESTIVAL Around Trasimeno lake: middle of July
PALIO DEI TERZIERI (Città della Pieve) penultimate Sunday of August.
SAGRA MUSICALE UMBRA (Perugia 35km) All along September
UMBRIA JAZZ (Orvieto 40km) 29th of December to 2nd January
Be aware of the beautiful concert at Panicale 7 Km.
TABLEAUX VIVANTS In Città della Pieve along Christmas time until the end of the year.