|Property type||chateau / country house|
|Minimum Stay||3 - 7 nights|
First floor 8-9 people.
The external staircase leads to a covered loggia and then to a spacious sitting room with a large fireplace. The big table can accommodate all the guests of the house. A French window opens onto the terrace (60 sq m),partially covered with a tiled roof with outdoor furniture consisting of a table, chairs, sun beds with parasols, and hammock. The kitchen, with microwave, refrigerator, freezer,dish-washer, is separate from the lounge. and a corridor leads to the bedrooms: 3 double rooms, one twin bedroom, two bathrooms with shower. The flat have his own parking place, mosquito nets, heating, house linen, TV-sat, HI-FI, Wi-fi, hair dryer.
Washing machine in the annex.
Few steps to the heated swimming pool (5x11) and the playground equipped with slide, wing, tunnel, duck,....
It' s All around you; That means that you can actually see from Po' del Vento: Città della Pieve (13 km), Cortona (35km), Chiusi (10 km), and Montepulciano, Chiusi Lake, Trasimeno Lake (10 km); Perugia (38 km), Assisi ( 60 km) from the top of the hill, but not Paciano (3 Km) Florence (120km), Rome (145km), Orvieto (35km).
The hill, between two valleys, has an ideal microclimate, with a gentle breeze that cools the air by the day; a strong temperature range that brings the temperature at night to 18° and 20° C, 65-68 F.
Po' del Vento is in Miralaghi estate, 350 hectares -750 acres of beauty in a natural park; only 15 km from the A1 motorway; at an altitude that goes from 450 to 630 msl, with an enviable climate, both in winter and in summer, on top of a hill, overlooking Chiana Valley.
Close the house the heated swimming pool (6X11) with the shade of the trees the perfume of the roses and sun-beds partly covered to let to read your preferred book and children play ground with the swing, the slide, the tunnel, the sand-pit, the duck on the spring , the house for children.
All flats have their own parking places, their own external living spaces with garden furniture, barbecue, mosquito nets at the windows, heating, house linen, HI-FI, hair dryer.Free Wi-FI.
Po' del Vento is a nice, comfortable, of f the XIX century, stone country house with a unique view over Trasimeno and Chiusi lakes across to the Amiata and Cetona mountains in the background, surrounded by famous, ancient villages: Città della Pieve, Cortona, Montepulciano, Castiglione del Lago, Chiusi the old capital of Etruscan
At night, don’t miss the spectacular view of the dark sky crowded with stars and the surrounding valleys lit up by hundreds of pin-point lights.
I tried to make the apartments following the natural architecture of the old farmhouse and my Italian taste. I mixed together ancient and modern, trying to give you all the comforts you have at home.
Po' del Vento is divided in three apartments that can be rented together for a big group or a family and his friends.
Po' del Vento 1 at the first floor with a large terrace, a large dining room with a long table of 3.30mt to host all the people of the house, separate kitchen, 3 double bedrooms, one twin bedroom, two bathrooms with shower.
Po' del Vento 2: 1 sitting room with a divided area for the kitchen, opening onto the garden with a gazebo overlooking the valley, 1 double bedrooms and one twin bedroom, with 1 bathroom with a large shower in bricks.
Po' del Vento 3 Ground floor ,1 living/dining room , 1 kitchenette,1 gazebo overlooking the valley, 1 double bedroom and one twin bedroom, with a full bathroom with a large shower in bricks.
Nature, culture, art and relaxation: come to Po' del Vento 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 civilization through to the Renaissance.
Or just enjoy Po del Vento in Miralaghi property with its wonderful excursions on foot or mountain bike, close to untouched nature with dense woodlands full of wildlife, FISH at our fishing pond (No-kill fish), take a PICNIC at the Romantic lake, do, as Rambo, the FITNESS trail in the forest (17 equipments, the children like it a lot ) or simply walk along it and our 20 Km of scenic path, play ping- pong and soccer table.or boules at bowling green, or climb on the two birds watching, lies under a tree chattering or reading or simply looking at the changing sky; you will recharge your batteries
Tired? Play chess under the oak, admire the wonderful sunset and the never- ending view around you, eat out and try our local gourmet specialities, not forgetting our olive oil.
Born as a hunter’s 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 Foresteria and 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 the harvest of the olives.
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.
On request 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,
In the immediate vicinity I advise you to go to Paciano a beautiful restored medieval village and Panicale and Panicale a Reinassance villages.
In the small square of the village of Paciano there is a pretty bar for a drink, a supermarket and a good butchery.
In Moiano the small Conad is well for a shopping.
For ready meals in Città della pieve go to SIDIS in corso Vannucci.
The best supermarket (with a wide selections of fresh and cooked or ready to cook meals) is CONAD on the road toward Castiglione del Lago then Magione-Perugia , loc. Pineta; on the road near Chiusi you will find: LIDL, SIMPLY, FAMILA. If you are in Chiusi COOP is absolutely the best.
The best APPETIZER TEA OR DRINK
Castiglione del Lago Michele and Co.
outside the property:
-Il Fornello : sea food -cheap and very good.
-Il Casale ( view)
-La Loggetta - in the Fiorentini Tower- views
-L'Oca Bruciata ( good for a T/A pizza)
-Il Pozzetto ( very popular)
-L'angolo Della Bontà ( T/A)
-Lo Zio Tobia very cheap and very good.
-Pesce D'oro - seafood (on the lake on the way to the Etruscan tombs)
-La Solita Zuppa, very nice but expensive.
-Il Bucchero ( in a courtyard adorned with beautiful vines) with a good prices
- Il grillo Città della Pieve : -Osteria Pievese in the Hotel Vannucci, my favourite. -“Lo Zafferano” more expensive.
- Il Saltapicchio for a brunch or aperitif ( 10% reduction)
- Il Bistrot del Duca for a couple.
- Alle Mura good for a quick pizza.
Castiglione del Lago
- La Cantina on the courtyard, view on the lake, very good and 10% reduction
- La Pigra Tinca , very nice in summer to eat on the balcony on the lake. Good food and pizza.
DAY TRIP SUGGESTIONS:
within 10 km :
Paciano, 3Km : ideal village in Europe
Panicale, 7Km : S. Sebastiano Church, and a “fresco”of Il Perugino (1504)
Chiusi: Museo Etruscan Museum, etruscan tombs, Catacombe di S. Mustiola e S.Caterina, 'Labirinto di Porsenna' 10 km
Città della Pieve 12 Km : Duomo Museum, S. Agostino Church, S. Maria dei Bianchi and Perugino’s “Fresco” (1504)
Lago Trasimeno 14KM
Castiglion del Lago 14 KM
Within 30 km:
Chianciano: ( bring your swimming suit, ask for the voucher)
Cortona: 30 km
San Casciano dei bagni 20 Km ( bring your swimming suit, ask for the voucher)
Magione 20 Km
Corciano 30 Km
Within 50 km
Perugia 35 Km
Orvieto 40 km
Castiglion Fiorentino 40 km, Palzzo del Pero, Monterchi, ( Madonna del Parto) san Sepolcro ( Museo Civico ' la Resurrezione) , Anghiari ( ristorante il cantuccio) Valico Di Scheggia.
Pienza 50 km (World Cultural Heritage)
Arezzo 50 km
Within 90 km
Todi 60 km
Assisi 65 km
Monterchi 88 Km
San Sepolcro 88 Km
Anghiari 91 km
Siena 85 km
Viterbo 85 km
Radicofani 77 km
Gubbio 76 km
Grotte di Frasassi 100 km
Spoleto 105 km
Firenze Km 120: 1 hour by train to downtown from Chiusi Station
Roma Km 130 : 1 hour by train to downtown from Chiusi Station.
We have a facebook page where you can find the pictures of all the activities here and of the sorroundings.
The property was bought by my grandfather after World War II, when returning from Africa, was looking for a property near Rome, that reminds him of the wide spaces of Africa and he felt in love for Miralaghi estate where is Po' del Vento. All around us there is not the savannah, of course, but hundreds of kilometers of nature, culture, architecture all around you.
I like a lot this place because is in the hearth of the most beautiful area of Umbria and Tuscany and I like to share it: it is a unique place. The air is clean, full of good energy, the silence is broken by the birdsong.
I stay at the country all year long. I live in another house in the estate where I like to invite my guests for a drink.
Miralaghi is a perfect place where to live and work because is beautiful, near Rome and Florence in un area full of theaters, events, festivals, music, concerts, parade, cinemas. You will find all the info about it on our facebook page under miralaghi- the one with my face.
Sometime I do a horse-ride inside the estate with a magnificent Arab from the near riding-school.
or simply I like to sit on the stair of the house to chat with my sons while we admire the countless stars in the pure sky above us.
Maria Luisa Pisa Simonini purchased this chateau / country house in 1957
if you come here, follow my advice: returning late after midnight stop off; the valley is no longer sparkling with lights: is asleeps and the sky sparkles of lights has become more close, you feel wrapped in it. Are truly infinite the stars of heaven. It 's crazy. Everything is silence. Perfect. Leave these astonishing momente, you would like of not go to sleep. ... The barking of a dog, in the distance, barely audible captures you. What a magic moment. Put these feelings inside of you to remember one day .. at home.
See the hawks playing with the wind.
The temperature perfect because there is always a gentle breeze: in summer during the day it' s never hot, at night it falls down at 18-20 degree centigrades- IDEAL to sleep.
In winter time if in the valley is foggy here is always sunny 3.4 7 degrees higher.
At the center of a lot of trips in a area where there is the 40% of the architectural beauty of Italy, with a lot of cultural, historical and traditional events
Watch at the unique view, breathing the pure air: millions of cubic meters of leaves clean the air; drink spring water; sleep like a father prior, as written by a customer; eat typical dishes of central Italy: ravioli, mushrooms, truffles..visit the most beautiful medieval and renaissance villages of Italy; near two lakes, near the highest waterfalls in Europe, near the caves of Cetona and not far from those of Frasassi.
In an area rich in thermal waters, SPA and natural springs where to enjoy.
Walking, mountain biking, fishing, climbing on bird watching, play bowls with your children, with darts, table tennis, table football, relax by the pool or in the Jacuzzi, in a land so vast that it is difficult meet with other guests. For this, on Monday I gather everyone to the pool to, showing you the places to visit, reveal its secrets and give you a chance to meet each other and make friends, if you want.
In the evening, after preparing your dinner at the BBQ with wood that are around, enjoy our video library, or play to the many board games or simply Stretch out on a chaise longue to watch the stars; sometimes, if you agree, we call a astronome to show us.
Or ask me a lesson -tasting on the extra virgin oil or a class Italian cooking...
Po ' Del Vento. La colline où soufflent les vents. Ici, on peut se baigner dans le ciel et toucher du doigt les nuages .
"Seul l'esprit, s'il souffle sur la glaise, peut créer l'Homme".
Il y a sur ces collines comme un parfum de création du monde et on y entend le chant ininterrompu de la vie. Cela donne envie de s'asseoir et juste regarder, s’émerveiller d’avoir, un instant, senti battre le coeur du monde.
Merci pour cet instant d'éternité.
The advert on Holiday Rentals doesn't do this apartment justice! This is a fantastic way to spend a week or two getting away from it all in the heart of Italy. There were no signs of mass tourism despite plenty to do in the area. You could pay double for an equivalent place in Tuscany, but why bother... this is only a 15 minute drive from the Umbrian-Tuscan border! But don't only use Po' del Vento as a base to explore Tuscany... when you arrive, you will see how much Umbria has to offfer to, with a beautiful lake in the centre of it. The apartment itself is exactly as described in the advert - it's spacious inside with plenty of room to spread out and relax. The terrace is huge too and that's where the views are! Wow! I spent a good week or two looking on the Internet at perhaps 20 properties in Tuscany and Umbria and this was easily the best I found in the price range. I would happy to recommend Po' del Vento to anyone! Thanks Maria-Luisa!
We have now stayed in this fully-equipped and authentic house for the past three summers. We return because it is possibly the most restorative experience we have ever had: the purity of the air and the total silence at night ensure that we all sleep deeply.
There is plenty to do at the property, for both adults and children, including swimming in the private pool, having a Jacuzzi, following the exercise trail, early morning deer watching, or just sun-bathing and reading.
Day trips to the hilltop towns of Tuscany and Umbria offer plenty of opportunities for soaking up medieval Italian history, whilst music lovers will be attracted by the numerous local festivals of jazz and classical concerts.
Other attractions include the near total absence of mosquitoes, arguably the best patisserie in Italy (Michaele's), and the genuinely warm and caring hospitality extended by the owner and her two sons.
It was with a heavy heart that we left after spending the most wonderful month of October at Po 1..It looks exactly like the pictures and although there were only two of us we enjoyed the spaciousness and comfort of having the whole place to ourselves. The views from the terrace were breathtaking and the location was perfect. Restaurants were plentiful and nearby and all the towns on our list were within an hour away. Maria Louisa was truly the hostess with the "mostess". She gave us all the information we needed to know about Tuscany and Umbria and made sure we were comfortable and had what we needed. We told Maria Louisa that the next time we come we want to stay for a year. If you are thinking of Po del Vento 1, you need to hurry and book your stay before we do.
Elaine and Bill
Florida, USA, November 2016
We stayed here, two couples for seven nights. What views!! Very large apartment and had everything we needed, we ate in quite a bit and the kitchen had all that we needed to prepare meals. You must have a car as it is about 3km from the nearest paved road but it is well worth it. Would have loved to use the pool but we had quite a bit of rain while we were there. Maria was wonderful to deal with and took care of any problems when she was made aware of them. I would highly recommend staying here.
Casa accogliente e molto ben organizzata. La terrazza è super sia per la vista che per la comodità (un grosso tavolo per stupende abbuffate). Luogo ideale per una vacanza relax con amici o con parenti. Molto vicina a tutti i centri culturali e non. Piscina davanti a casa... Jacuzzi a due passi... la parola d'ordine è relax. Tutto accompagnato da una stupenda lezione sull'olio che riuscirà a convincervi che non è tutto olio buono quello che si paga tanto....
We had the most wonderful, relaxing holiday, up in the hills in the beautiful grounds of the estate. Were we enjoyed panoramic views of rustic towns and idyllic lakes.
The villa was extremely well appointed, spacious and offered the feeling of 'traditional' Italian living.
Our hosts (Maria, the owner and her son) were attentive and helpful, they made sure we could take advantage of all the local facilities and their suggestions and advice was invaluable, making the holiday truly unforgettable.
The estate and villa were ideally placed to enjoy the local towns and villages with major attractions like Arrezzo, Montepulciano and Cortona in easy driving distance. The local town Chiusi train station offered frequent mainline trains to Rome and Florence.
I have no hesitation in recommending the villa and the estate itself (a number of villas are available for rental) and hope to stay there again in the future spending more time with Maria and her family.
15 Km from the highway: Ideal center for a lot of excursions in Umbria and Tuscany.
In the immediate vicinity, I advise a lovely medieval village: Paciano, 2,5 Km, and a beautiful Renaissance village: Panicale, 7 Km.
From your home you can see: Chiusi at 10 Km, Città della Pieve 14 Km, Castiglione del Lago at 12 Km, Trasimeno Lake 12 Km and Chiusi Lake 10Km , Montepulciano 25 Km, Cortona (Under The Tuscany Sun) at 30 Km and a little bit further Perugia at 35 Km, Assisi (San Francis town) 50 Km.
Travel on Trasimeno Lake to the fisherman’s isle where you can spend a great afternoon.
If you would like to discover ' Il Perugino' go to Città Della Pieve to Santa Maria de I Bianchi is the most beautiful fresco of him: the nativity.
Chiusi, the ancient city of King Porsenna, is a city of Etruscan origin. you can visit the interesting archeological museum and the system of tunnel underground the towns born to defense the town.
The tombs, which are very interesting, are visible nearby.
Not far is Montepulciano; the most beautiful Renaissance town in Italy. I advise you to go to the Avignonesi cellars to taste the fine wines and the Redi cellars the most beautiful in the world for Newsweek.
Further away is Pienza the first small Italian city built according to a regular plan. The ideal town in the 17th century and one of the “Treasure of the humanity” for the UNESCO.To arrive in Pienza follow the indication to Montichielli, NOT to Pienza.
I'ensure you a beautiful charming trip.
On the other part of Lake Trasimeno is Cortona- under Tuscany Sun- At the museum of The Etruscan Academy there is the famous Etruscan lamp the oldest in the world.There is also a magnificent “Announcement” of Beato Angelico and paintings of Luca Signorello.
You must visit in Perugia the “Rocca Paolina”, a curious item: A barbican built on 200 houses.
Equidistant is Orvieto; the Cathedral is stupendous The Well an emotion for adults and children. And recently they opened the “underground town”.
There is still much to see: Arezzo, Siena, Assisi (The town of San Francis with the two churches one up the other ) Gubbio ....
And staying more then one week don't miss le Marmore falls (they are opened all day long only saturday and sunday), the highest falls in Europe and Frasassi caves the most beautiful caves I've 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, and still return in the same day.
MARKETS AND FAIR
Arezzo: A nice antiquity market every first Sunday of the month
MARKET EXIBITION Città della Pieve
Over 60 Italian companies offer excellent agro-food products and handy-craft - end of March.
Monday: Chiusi, Tavernelle
Wenesday: Castiglione del Lago, Chianciano
Thuesday: Magione, Montepulciano
Friday: Panicale, Sarteano
Saturday: Città della Pieve, Passignano, Cetona
DINOSAURS: the largest exhibition in Gubbio until July 1: truly unique.
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 ballons-, (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) 8th to 17of 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.
L' EUROCHOCOLATE 2013 from 18 al 27 October.
TABLEAUX VIVANTS In Città della Pieve- from Christmas until the end of the year.
FOOD & WINE: Foresterie is set in Region of the best red wine, one of the most famous precious-wine-producing areas in the world
TREKKING AND CYCLING: For the lovers I advice you that the road that arrives at Miralaghi is one of the 10 best paths in Umbria; around Trasimeno lake there is a dedicated path as inside the estate there is a reported path for mountains bikes crossing breath-taking landscapes.
SHOPPING: several factories of cashmere knitwear nearby.
At about 1 hour drive from the Villa there are many Outlet of prestigious Italian Brands, where you can buy with discounts up to 60% compared to normal shops. Outlet Val di Chiana Foiano (AR): Cavalli, Ferré, Laura Biagiotti, Versace.
At home and at our fb page you will find more info, suggestions, trips