|Property type||chateau / country house|
|Minimum Stay||3 - 7 nights|
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Ground floor 60 sq m, 4 people
From the covered veranda one enters in a luminous sitting-dining room with two confortable sofas,little tables near them,lamp,chess; the table for six persons, a cup board. A door leads into the kitchen, another door leads to a twin bedroom. A small corridor to the double bedroom and the bathroom with lerge shower in brique .HI-FI and radio, Wi-FI, Digital TV-SAT.
The windows looks at the panorama: hills, lakes, the skyline of the villages around.you and on the swimming pool. Barbeque.
In the corridor a door leads to the flat 2 .( Po' del Vento 2+3 can be rented together fir 8-9-10 people )
In case you rent both apartment there is a reduction on the price for 8 people.
In the midst of 350 hectares, on top of a hill overlooking the Val di Chiana, it lies this beautiful, comfortable, renovated, old country house, with a unique view on the Trasimeno and Chiusi lakes through the Amiata and Cetona mountains in the background, surrounded by famous, ancient villages: Città della Pieve, Cortona, Montepulciano, Castiglione del Lago, Chiusi, the ancient capital of the Etruscans. If you walk 200 meters to the top of Mount Pausillo you can admire the valley of Nestor and the towns of Perugia and Assisi.
The hill between two valleys, has an ideal microclimate, with a slight breeze that cools the air by the day; a range of strong temperature that brings the temperature at night to 18 ° and 20 ° C, 65-68 F.
I tried to make the flats following the natural architecture of the old farmhouse and my Italian taste. I mixed old and new together trying to give you all the comforts you have at home.
All apartments have their own parking spaces, their outdoor areas partly covered, with garden furniture, hammock for a shady siesta; inside mosquito nets at the windows, heating, household linen. WI-FI throughout the house and in the swimming pool (6x11) with sunbeds.
Po 'del Vento is divided into three apartments that can be rented separately or together for a large group or a family and his friends.
Po 'del Vento 1 on the first floor has a large terrace, large dining room with a long table of 3.30mt that can host all the people of the house, separate kitchen, 3 double bedrooms, one twin bedroom, two bathrooms with shower.
Po 'del Vento 2: ground floor, 1 living room with a separate kitchen area, one double bedrooms and one twin bedroom with 1 bathroom with large shower of bricks.The garden gazebo overlook the valley,
Po 'del Vento 3: ground floor, 1 living / dining room, 1 kitchen, 1 gazebo overlooking the valley, 1 double bedroom and one twin bedroom with a full bathroom with a large shower of bricks.
Near it is the children's playground with two swings, a slide, the tunnel, the sandpit, the duck on the spring, the children's cottage. On the estate there is also a bowling field, fitness path in the forest, a fishing pond, another where you can take a pic - nic with table and benches, 20 km of scenic trails, table tennis, table soccer.
Beautiful nature, relaxation, the sound of birds, the view of the surroundings and the stars at night are our landscape.
Every week I invite my guests at the pool to introduce them to the surroundings masterpieces: Paciano a delightful small medieval fortified village, the magnificent Renaissance village Panicale are close; Chiusi, the ancient Etruscan capital of King Porsenna with Etruscan tombs to visit and the underground city, Montepulciano where c 'is the most beautiful wine cellar in the world (and the wine, of course), the play of Twilight II, Cortona (Under Tuscany Sun), with a wonderful museum with the world's oldest lamp (IV century BC. ), Castiglione del Lago on Lake Trasimeno with the fortress done by Federico II to be reached through the city walls, the beautiful weekly market ..., the island of Lake Maggiore to be reached by ferry and where to watch the sunset over the lake . Sarteano where a new Etruscan - Roman tomb was discovered recently, Cetona with its prehistoric caves, San Casciano where to take a hot bath to the natural spa, during the winter .... Perugia with its splendid Rocca Paolina wonderful and unknown .
There is still a lot to see: in Arezzo there is a nice market in antiquities on the first Sunday of each month, Siena, of course, the city of St. Francis Assisi, with the two churches one on the other, Gubbio.
If you're more than a week do not miss Le Marmore Falls the highest waterfall in Europe and the Frasassi caves the most beautiful caves in which I have been in my entire life.
If you want to go by train from Chiusi, you can travel comfortably to Rome or Florence in about an hour,
Culture and folklore
FAIR MARKET Città della Pieve
More than 60 Italian companies offer excellent food and craft agro products - the end of March.
Tableaux vivants: Città della Pieve
In the picturesque scenery of the underground palace of Orca, Sunday and Easter Monday.
Color the sky - Kites and mongolfiere- in Castiglione del Lago (15 km) from the end of April until 1 May
HISTORICAL PARADE (Orvieto 35 km) on Saturday and Sunday of Corpus Domini
L 'INFIORATA - The main street, decorated with pictures made with petals and seeds - Città della Pieve 12 km), the Sunday in June near San Luis.
Palio di Siena (Siena 70 km) July 2 and August 16
Umbria Jazz (Perugia 35 km) July 7 to 16- tickets available from February 15 2017
Delightful concerts in Panicale 4 km; throughout the summer
PALIO OF THE BOATS - Palio of the boats - (Passignano 20km) the 'last week of July
TRASIMENO BLUES FESTIVAL Around lake Trasimeno: mid July
Palio dei Terzieri (Città della Pieve) penultimate Sunday of August.
Sagra Musicale Umbra (Perugia 35km) All along September
UMBRIA JAZZ (Orvieto 40 km) December 29 to January 2.
Eurochocolate 2017 October 13 to 22 in Perugia
Tableaux vivants in Citta della Pieve, along the Christmas season until the end of the year.
Weekly markets in local squares
Monday: Chiusi, Tavernelle
Wednesday: Castiglione del Lago, Chianciano
Tuesday: Magione, Montepulciano
Friday: Panicale, Sarteano
Saturday: Città della Pieve, Passignano, Cetona
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 and Paciano the small Conad is well for a daily shopping.
On the road near Chiusi you will find: LIDL, SMA, FAMILA. If you are in Chiusi COOP is absolutely the best.Other good 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;
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 15 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)
Bagni San Filippo: bring your swimming suit, amazing place
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 115 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.
Other information, addresses, phone numbers, schedules ... at home
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...
we have had a wonderful time. The swimming pool was great and so was the playground. We all found the view fantastic. It was great. Hope we will see you and this wonderful place again.
INCLUDE: WI-FI, beds done, bathroom and kitchen linens and tablecloths, garden furniture and BBQ ; SPA Jacuzzi, swimming pool May 1, gym- trail- 17 positions-, lakes to fish or to have a to picnic; Italian bowling field, two children play-grounds; table tennis, table-soccer, fishing-rods, mountain bikes ; firewood, electricity and water consumption, taxes. Baby cot, baby chair, baby bathe.... and linen for the kids (0-3 years),
Children under 3 years old are our welcomed guests. The extra bed under 10 years old is free.
Mystery gift for Birthday .
NOT INCLUDE final cleaning 70€,
- Tourist tax € 0,90 per person (from 14 years) per day , for the first 5 days . (pay in Italy)
- Beach Towel €2,50- per change
- Central heating: heating is charged based on consumption (3,0€ per cubic meter).
- Welcome packe: € 30
- Minimum booking period 3 nights( price per day = 1/5of price per week.
PAYMENT TERMS: 50% of the rental fee at time of booking.The 50% of the rent must be paid 4 weeks before arrival. but we can do the 30% plus the 30% plus the 40%.
SECURITY DEPOSIT of 150€ is required at your arrival to be returned at your departure.
Special WEEK END RATES and for COUPLES: We will be pleased to taylor special rates according to availability.
LONG TERM HOLIDAY: We are pleased to do a reduction for long term holiday.
MEALS and other: agreements with Restaurant, SPA, Golf and horse riding.
NEW YEAR: The tariffs of the new year are all included, with the heating, final cleaning, 1 bottle of champagne or Franciacorta (italian champagne), a basket of dry and fresh fruits.
CANCELLATION POLICY: full refund is due In the case of cancellation at least 30 days prior to arrival; in this case cancellation fee of 3.5% will be deducted from the amount refunded. If canceled within 30 days of arrival, refund only if we can rebook, or refund for any part we are able to rebook. Cancellation fee of 3.5% will also be charged.
Relaxing environment with lots of interesting places to visit within a few kilometres. We stayed in Po'del Vento no 1, which is a large 4 bedroomed apartment on the first floor. It has an outside terrace with views of the countryside to die for. We spent most of our time, while at the apartment, on the terace soaking up the Umbrian and Tuscan landscape.
Maria, who owns the complex, lives close by and is a fountain of local knowledge - nothing seems to be too much trouble.
The apartment is clean and tidy and has plenty of kitchen utensils as well as crockery etc. There are two bathrooms, both with showers which could have been bigger but there was plenty of hot water to compensate.
The apartment felt warm with a cosy living room with a style best described as rustic farm house.Our stay was enjoyable and we will likely visit a second time.
With great pleasure we think back to our autumn week in Umbria at the house with a view. It was exactly as promised on the internet. Magnificent! We would stayed for 5 nights but could fortunately extend to 8 nights. Maria Luisa was an enthusiastic hostess who at all times stand by for us. A real recoomandation.
Really enjoyed our two weeks here, so peaceful and beautiful. Each night was wonderful sitting outside surveying the surrounding hilltop towns and lakes, some super sunsets and even lightning storms to watch from afar, they lit up the sky.
Maria was brilliant, always so helpful. She obviously just wants to ensure you have a good holiday.
Road up to farm house not brilliant so be aware, but we did get used to it, definitely use the Moiano one it is so much better than the road to Paciano.
Accommodation rustic but good nice touches.
Lovely bright sitting room.
Would recommend this place for a super relaxing holiday in lovely countryside.
Magnificent property with interesting walks and exquisite views! Spacious accommodation comfortable and well appointed. Easy going and generous ownership. Convenient to many towns of interest and in the heart of beautiful Umbria!We look forward to a return visit. Maybe tomorrow!
We stayed at Miralaghi for one week during June 2013. We had a wonderful time. The accommodation is situated perfect for exploring the region. The view is outstanding on Lake Trasimeno (beautiful sunsets) and the hills with Citta Della Pieve to name one. We would not hesitate to stay here again if we should ever vist Umbria in future. Maria went out of her way to make us feel welcome. My husband was not feeling well and she offered to take him to the doctor while she had a very busy schedule. Thank you for a lovely stay. Highly recommended.
Three adults stayed in this apartment for 2 weeks in March. We'd booked a different apartment on this property but since we were the only guests at this time of year, Maria "upgraded" us to Po' del Vento 3. There was nothing wrong with Foresteria, but we did appreciate the better views from Po' del Vento, which is higher on the hill and more open.
And the view was wonderful. From high on Mt. Pausillo you can see, in almost all directions, rolling hills, lakes, farms and various Hill Towns of Umbria and Tuscany. Though you are relatively close to the autostrada (20 min drive) and the train station (15 min drive), you are definitely in an isolated, rural setting. The final approach to the property is a several mile, uphill drive, on a dirt road. This road was in fairly poor condition while we were there, due to heavy winter rains, but our economy rental car had no trouble getting up it
The apartment itself was fine. It's not luxurious but it wasn't advertised as such, and the economical rate fit our budget. There was plenty of room for the 3 of us, but be aware that the kitchen in Po' del Vento 3 is very small. The sink, stove, and refrigerator take up most of the room. Still, we were able to make it work, and ate most of our evening meals at home. It was fairly cool and windy (hence the "Vento" in Po' del Vento) during our 2 week stay, and the old building was very drafty, especially around the windows. This may not be a problem in the summer, but in the cool spring, we resorted to some paper towel caulking around the windows on particularly windy days (I believe Maria Luisa is planning a more permanent fix).
It wasn't the time of year to enjoy some of what Miralaghi has to offer, such as the pool, fishing lakes, fitness trails, etc, so I can't really comment on them. I do think this would be a wonderful place for outdoor activities in the summer though. We spent most of our days out sightseeing, and found Miralaghi to be very well situated for day trips to surrounding towns and attractions, from nearby gems like Paciano, and Castiglione del Lago, to those further away, such as Orvieto, Assisi, Florence, and Rome. We took the train from Chuisi to Rome to avoid parking hassles, but drove everywhere else.
If you can handle a little rustic living away from the crowds, I think you will enjoy Miralaghi, Maria was a wonderful and attentive host, and provided us with lots of great info and some delicious, home-made olive oil. Grazie, Maria Luisa!
15 Km from the highway: Ideal center for a lot of excursions in Tuscany and Umbria.
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, Montepulciano, 25 Km, Pienza UNESCO Inheritage, Cortona 20 Km, (Under The Tuscany Sun), Chiusi Lake 10Km , Città della Pieve 14 Km, Castiglione del Lago at 12 Km, Trasimeno Lake 12 Km, Perugia at 40 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.