Photos and Description of this Paciano holiday villa
750 acres: 4 bedrooms, 3 bathroom,covered patio, garden with pool,view, jacuzzi
Are you ready? Well! With a short and pleasant walk around the property you will see and you will experience unique and unforgettable panoramas, silhouetted in a horizon at 360 °, with visibility extended to over 80km on 4 regions of Italy: Umbria , Latium, Tuscany and Marche and, only to name a few examples: from Città della Pieve to the Sibillini Mountains, from Perugia to Mount Cetona, from Trasimeno Lake to Assisi and Mount Terminillo, passing through Cortona, Chiusi and its lake, Montepulciano, Castiglione del Lago and much more.
Miralaghi extendes between Umbria and Tuscany, and not far from Latium either, on a lovely hill, in an ideal position for a lot of trips, right in the centre of Italy, only 15 km from the A1 motorway, at an altitude that goes from 450 to 650 meters above sea level, with an enviable climate, both in winter and in summer.
Born as un hunting lodge, In 750 acres of amazing nature, between forest, olives plants, lakes, woods, and stunning views, our spacious home comfortably welcomes 8 people in four bedrooms with 3 modern bathrooms with tub and shower.
Ideal for a large family or two smaller families travelling together, Villa Miralaghi is situated on the slopes of a hill, sunny but shaded by tree at 500mt above the sea level looking to the hills around.
The home is un ideal place for lovers of relax and nature as well as the visit of the sorroundings.
From the private covered car park you reach the entrance and the hall, on the right a short corridor to the kitchen fully equipped with a huge refrigerator and a very big freezer, micro-waves, dishwasher, oven, with a fireplace and table and chairs for the breakfast ; from the hall you enter to the central great room with a dining area with a round diniing table for 8-9 and a living area with 3 big sofas a huge fireplace with benches inside in the traditional Umbrian manner., TV-SAT, mini HI-FI, electric Keyboard.
The dining room has access to a covered veranda facing the hills around through the trees, 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 and the hill, to the left of the dining room, the billiard room with two beds that share the bathroom with shower with the last double (twins) bedroom facing the hills beside and the field.
Inside it has all comforts: heating, clean linen every week, mosquito nets at the windows, WI-FI, a wide choice of books, chess, games, brochures, my personal suggestions , DVD, CD, etc.
From the veranda you can go into the garden and the private pool. 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.
I do a weekly extra-virgn lesson testing; astrophisic, cooking, pottery classes are available
RELAX : How would you consider having a relaxing and soothing bathe in Summer or in Winter in our professional Jacuzzi?
TREKKING AND CYCLING: enjoy Miralaghi with its wonderful excursions on foot or mountain bike, close to unspoiled nature dense of woodlands full of wildlife; inside there is a reported path for mountains bikes crossing breath-taking landscapes.
FISH: fish at our fishing pond (No-kill fish); there are perch, pike, carp, but they were also caught eels and crayfish
PICNIC or take a picnic 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.
PLAYGROUND : let your children to go to the 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 the local gourmet specialities, not forgetting our olive oil.
NATURE: 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.
VISITS: Every week I invite my guests at the swimming pool to introduce them at the masterpieces of the sorroundings: Paciano a faboulous middleage small fortified village, Panicale a wonderful renaissance village, Chiusi the old etruscan capital of King Porsenna with the etrusca tombs to visit and the underground town.., Montepulciano where is the most beautiful cellar of the world (and the wine, of course), the playgroung of Twilight II, Cortona (under Tuscany sun) the one I like more with a wonderful museum with the oldest lamp in the world (IV cent. BC), Castiglione del Lago on the Trasimeno Lake with the fortress done by Federico II to reach through the walls of the town, his nice weekly market..., The Maggiore island in the lake to reach by ferry from where admire the sunset on the lake. Sarteano where a new etruscan- roman tomb has been recently discovered, Cetona with the preistorical caves, San Casciano or Bagni San Filippo where to go to take a hot bathe during the winter....Perugia with the stunning Rocca Paolina marvellous and unknown.
Once a week I do a lesson- testing on extra virgin olive oil.
There is still much to see: in Arezzo there is a nice antiquity market the first Sunday of every month, Siena of course, Assisi the town of San Francis with the two churches one up the other , , ,Gubbio .
And staying more than one week don't miss Le Marmore falls the highest falls in Europe and Frasassi caves the most beautiful caves where I've never been in all my life.
If you want to go by train from Chiusi, you can travel comfortable to either Rome or Florence in about one hour.
Città della Pieve, Cetona
S.Casciano dei Bagni (Take the swimming suit and the voucher),
Radicofani ( Val Di Norcia)
Chiusi, Montepulciano, Montichielli Follow the
indication to Montichielli going toward Pienza ( Humanity’s Treasure)
Castiglione del Lago, Cortona
Arezzo, Castiglion Fiorentino, Palazzo del Pero, Monterchi, (Madonna del Parto), San Sepolcro (Museo Civico La Resurrezione), Anghiari (Restaurant Il Cantuccio), Valico Di Scheggia
From Castiglione del Lago, l’Isola Polvese by boat
Corciano, Perugia (going from Magione), Spello
Orvieto, Civita di Bagnoregio, Viterbo (San Pellegrino)
Paciano, Panicale, Perugia
Assisi, Spoleto or Gubbio
Firenze e Roma (by train in 1 hour)
For more information on cultural events, do not hesitate to browse the documentation put at your disposal or give a glance at our fb page: miralaghi
- Events Allowed
- long term rentals available
- children welcome
- non smoking only
- pets considered
- wheelchair inaccessible
About Maria Luisa Pisa Simonini
Maria Luisa Pisa Simonini’s grandfather, returning from Africa, after World War II was looking for a property near Rome and finding this oasis of peace and beauty bought the property as it reminded him of the wide open spaces of Africa.
One will not find the African savannah but hundreds of kilometres of nature dressed with architecture and culture.
Maria Luisa loves this place, which lies between two breathtaking regions : Umbria and Tuscany, and adores sharing these beautiful lands with her guests.
Because of its proximity to Rome and Florence Miralaghi is the perfect place to live and work.
Maria Luisa lives on the estate all year long in a another old country house. It is always a pleasure for her to invite her guests for evening drinks.
Every so often she does private horse-rides inside the estate with gorgeous Arab horses from the nearby riding-school.
In the evenings she takes delight in sitting on the stair of her home while chatting with her sons and admiring the star studded sky.
You can find any information you might require about Miralaghi on Facebook page; you should look for the one with Maria Luisa’s photo. .
Maria Luisa Pisa Simonini purchased this villa in 1957
Why Maria Luisa Pisa Simonini chose Paciano
If you are coming to Miralaghi after a midnight outing you will see a sparkling sky which will seem to embrace you while there is silence and tranquillity all around you.
Live these astonishing moments and keep sleep at bay while in the distance the bark of a dog which captures your ears is barely audible. These are magic moments which will come to your mind once you are back home
The place is unique, the air clean and fills you with energy, and the silence is only broken by the songs of birds.
A gentle breeze always blows in summer during the day and it is never too hot at night as temperature falls to between 18 and 20 degrees.
Spend the day in total relaxation at our swimming pools, in the garden of the chateaus, watching hawks flying playfully in the wind or doing activities such as fishing in the fish pond, fitness trails in the forest or hiking along the 20 kilometers scenic paths.
This area also has many theatres as well as cinemas while during summer cultural, historical, traditional events, festivals, music concerts, parades etc. are recurrently held.
What makes this villa unique
In winter the valley is foggy and cold, however, most times Miralaghi has a temperature higher by about 3 to 7 degrees.
The opposite in summer time.
If you come during winter you can go to spend the day at the Spa or in the evening to the natural thermal springs in San Casciano, Chianciano or Bagni San Filippo or simply some hours in our Jacuzzi.
You can arrive from two directions Tuscany or Umbria.
Take the train from Rome or Florence and you will reach us in about one hour.
As around 40% of the architectural beauty of Italy is found in these areas you should visit the nearby towns such as Castiglione al Lago (Umbria), Cortona (Tuscany), Città della Pieve, Assisi (the town of Saint Francis), Perugia etc.
Go for a night cap to the close-by village of Paciano built in the Middle Ages or the beautiful Renaissance village of Panicale.
And not but not least, if you are fashionable, you can buy the most beautiful cashmere garments produced locally and you can pay for them at factory prices... and much more …just ask Maria Luisa.
Guestbook comments from the owner
Grazie per la sua cortese ospitalità.
Il meraviglioso camino ha scaldato costantemente le nostre giornate.
Abbiamo molto apprezzato il suo consiglio: il ristorante "Lo Zafferano" a Città della Pieve dispensa infinite emozioni gastronomiche!
Buon Anno da tutti noi.