The tower is created out of the restoration of an old abandoned stable situated in the centre of a small countryside hamlet called Sanguineto. This place takes its name from the famous bloody battle of 217 BC fought between the Roman army and the Carthaginian army (led by Hannibal). Today this area is classified as one of outstanding natural beauty, where traditional farming methods are still very much in evidence, the major crops being olives and wine grapes. The propertie have been luxuriously finished using traditional building methods and materials combined with the latest technology. It has its own independent liquid propane gas (LPG) central-heating system, with the boiler located outside the building, as well as its own electricity. A pergola, and a private garden giving out onto the surrounding landscape, offering a magnificent view over Lake Trasimeno, complete the building. The tower has two floors, one bedroom, a living room with kitchenette, one bathroom, private garden, and pergola. Swimming-pool.
The tower was terrific, and the view on the lake even better. Welcoming bottle of wine made the stay even more pleasant. I will be recommending this place to my friends.
The Tower was fantastic! An amazing view of Lake Trasimeno over the fields of olive trees! So peaceful and quiet . The Tower is unique and perfect for a couple - close to all the local sights including Cortona. Michele was a great host- his driving directions were easy and we found the Tower without any problems. Greatly appreciated the bottle of wine on our arrival.
Thanks again Michele for a great stay!
We really loved staying in the Tower (once we located it!). It is exactly as described and photographed. There was a bottle of local wine waiting for us, which was hugely appreciated! We bought more along with olive oil from the lady at the Yellow house, just near the Tower. It was a beautiful peaceful location. That said if you go when it's not summer I would definitely say you need a car to explore the local area and Tuscany. Also to drive to the local shops to stock up on food. It was not warm enough for us to use the pool. The Tower had a fully functioning kitchen, it was very warm and cosy and the bed was very comfy. The wifi worked perfectly. It was a wonderful relaxing experience, and I would definitely recommend staying at the Tower if that's what you're looking for.
Everything about the say was nice. After a little initial difficulty finding the place (no fault of Michele's; his directions were quite detailed), we were happy to find the place was exactly as pictured. Immaculately clean and very unique. (Just be careful if lugging large suitcases up the spiral steps.) We didn't get to meet Michele; we were there in late Oct. right in the middle of olive oil production season, but his wife was quite gracious as we communicated in broken English & Italian. And we got fresh olive oil the next morning, as Michele's mother poured us a bottle from the huge tank, which was made just the day before. If you're into history, the place is right along the Sanguineto road, where Hannibal defeated/slaughtered tens of thousands of Roman soldiers in that very area; great little displays along the road in English & Italian explaining it all. Some people posted comments about the tiny bathroom & shower. Yeah, a little small, but no problem for either of us. Wish the weather was a little less rainy/foggy the 2 days we were there, as we missed out a bit on the great lake views. But one nice plus was their farm cat Led, who stayed in the tower off & on with during much of our stay (we're cat lovers, so we were more than happy with it. Lovely orange tabby. Very convenient to Cortona and the hilltop/wine towns of Tuscany (kind of silly we were in Umbria but really didn't see any of the great Umbrian towns). So for the reasonable price, beautiful location and unique Tower experience, we'd highly recommend the Tower. (Steve/Sharon)
The place was really nice, amazing view, very cute house. A little on the small side. Michele was very flexible in his booking schedule although we only booked very shortly before. That being said, communication afterwards was a bit slow, but that might not be his fault.
The tower itself is great, beautiful surroundings - we'll come back!
Great spot! Quiet, beautiful view - very peaceful and romantic!
It is hard to find so make sure you get directions! We would return in a heartbeat. The shower is completely normal for European standards just as a note.
This rental has many assets: good location, nice view, quiet private property, outdoor dining table, good kitchen, tv, wifi, clean & comfortable inside, pool, lounging chairs and recliners at the poolside. They have wine and olive oil made locally. The restaurant kitchen can open for you by request. Historic site (Hannibal battle site). Proximity to Cortona for quick drive. The lakeshore at Tuoro is uninteresting. Cats, family dog, wasps outside were common, as was the occasional bug inside. Friendly owners, very hospitable and relaxed. We stayed a week in August and the AC kept us cool.
We had a fantatic stay in this fantastic place, with nice people.
Staying in this tower was a super experience. The view from the tower (and the "garden" around the tower) is super: olive trees and behind that you can see the Trasimeno Lake.
We didn't see Michele, but we were welcomed by Catia, who was very friendly and welcoming us in the tower. She was also available during our stay if we needed anything (and brought us delicious Italian breads).
You can visit Cortona, Perugia and Assisi perfectly from this place, because it's just 5-10 minutes driving to the
In the tower itself: great bed, everything very clean and we found the shower quite good (some people mentioned that is was small, but we've had worse showers in Italy).
Enjoyed staying in the Borgo. The house is very complete and a special experience. We loved the beautiful view over the lake Trasimeno. Small disadvantage is the small shower (but on the other hand: no matter the size you will appreciate the your shower at home again).
As for the swimming pool: it is open from May 1st till September 1st, so not all season.
Didn't meet Michele, but that was no problem.
This is the final rate, including any fees from the host and Airbnb.