About This Listing
Peaceful Rental Only 20 Mins from Panicale & Trasimeno, 20Km views
“We have had an idyllic time in an idyllic setting…” Jon n Liz, Epsom, Surrey
A converted farmhouse on the Umbria-Tuscany border with comfortable, well equipped flats and pool 12x5
TRANQUILITY, BEAUTY, EASY ACCESS
“Casa Fontana is a perfectly lovely bit of Umbrian paradise” -Marjorie and Seth,New York
Your Holiday Pluses All you need in a romantic rural retreat for your relaxing holiday together at Casa Fontana rental
•Cheerful and private you choose - Casa Fontana is only 3 apartments each designed for a couple or so but with 5 acres of terraced olive groves, 12 x 5 meter pool on its own terrace, private patios, ample parking, You can be quiet or chatty as you feel.
•Easy cool stylish apartments give excellent space for couples or families with pre-school kids. Well behaved pets?– just ask
•Expand your view with 20Km long visa south along the Nestore valley. Get a feel of the Umbrian countryside in your holiday home apartment.
•Peaceful countryside quiet yet in reach of so much to do, see, savour.
•Let your body and all your senses relish the relaxing atmosphere at the pool, in the grove, on your patio, in your private apartment.
•Walks in 3 directions outside your door, and many lake and hill walks close by.
•As night falls, settle on your private terrace and appreciate the cooling evening air as you sip a local wine, watch as sunset becomes star studded, contemplate your meal.
•You can try electric or traditional barbeque or the fully equipped kitchen. Dishwasher is to hand to speed the cleanup.
•Dinner out? you choose; pizza, festa, local Umbrian dining, memorable meal?
•21st century amenities in a 17th century farmhouse. Get in touch with local history comfortably.
6 atm's, 5 supermarkets, 4 bars, 3 pizza bars, 2 'dinners' at foot of hill, 8 good restaurants near by
Private comfortable apartment, double bed, (cot option) own kitchen, own patio, all linen n towels, easy parking,
Large pool 12x5 meters, 5 acres olive grove, electric or charcoal BBQs, easy parking, country walks
Pets with a fee
Interaction with Guests
Always ready to answer questions.
There is a book of notes about the area and what we've enjoyed.
We invite new arrivals for a drink and snack to help them settle in.
Easy reach to famous sites Assisi, Perugia, Lake Trasimeno, Orvieto++, Sienna.
We can see Panicale, Piegaro, Citta della Pieve, and Assisi from our grounds
Good slow home made food in restaurants nearby
It is essential to have a car when staying at Casa Fontana. Though there is a village within easy walking distance, there is no public transport.
Other Things to Note
Everybody comments on the relaxing peace and quiet.
Wonderful sunsets in the clear air
Stars visible at night
No smoking inside the house.
Our cat 'Basil' is not allowed in apartments.
Nos hôtes étaient très accueillants : ils nous avez préparé un apéritif d'accueil, George nous a expliqué toute l'histoire de la région ... en bref nous nous sommes sentis comme chez voire même encore mieux ! :) L'appartement était encore plus beau qu'en photo, très bien décoré et très soigné. Le village était charmant et l'endroit très agréable, magnifique et reposant.
George and Edith are a very nice and helpful couple. we loved their nicely
renovated hill house with amazing view. the apartment is charming and lovely, Edith made a delicious home cooked diner for us the day we arrived.
we had a few very nice days at our stay at Casa Fontana in Colle Calzolaro . walking up hill, biking around the lake Lago Trasimeno (approx 65 km trip - nice 1 day round trip ) . visiting interesting mountain hill villages nearby. Perugia was realy interesting and something worthwile visiting (approx 30 km).
restaurants and markets nearby (by car).
About the Host, George
Retired coputing and accounting professional
We've lived here over 6 years.
My wife, Edith,has been coming to this valley for over 20 years - it is so relaxing
Edith is a very good cook, we are keen on fresh local ingredients.
there are fresh herbs growing you can use
Need a recipe? just ask
Well kept beers, guiness, pizza ok
3 pools, 2 water slides, cafe
Good food always reiable
Very good cooking especially the zero kilometer menu or the daily specials
Good wine, great view over Tuscany from summer terrace
NO menu Slow food! Always a surprise or two, very good meal. allow a couple of hours