About this listing
Two bedrooms and one sofa bed - Dining room, Kitchen, Living room open space- 1 bathroom (shower).
2/6 beds, 75 mq, shared parking, television, dvd player, wi-fi, laundry, mountain bikes, fireplace, Big library with maps and tourist guides..
The medieval village of Fossato di Vico, called "Castello di Fossato" is part of Mount Cucco Natural Park, protected area of the Apennines between Umbria and Marche. This is a place rich in groundwater, uncontaminated water courses, large beech forests and karst caves out from mass tourism itineraries. Apartment overlook the valley from which you can enjoy a beautiful panorama of Gubbio hills and Mount Cucco Natural Park. You can walk directly from the apartments to hike in the woods outside the village walls. Bbq areas are just outside the village (website hidden) available: mountain bike, hiking guide in the park and M. Cucco Cave. Public swimming pool, indoor and outdoor with a nice garden 7 km far. Fossato di Vico is ideally located for visits to art cities of Umbria and Marche. Within 30-60 minutes range by car: Gubbio,Assisi,Spello,Perugia,Bevagna,Spoleto and in Marche: Urbino, Frasassi Caves, Conero Marine Park by Ancona. Rome is only 2 hours far by car or train.
Discover Monte Cucco Park. THE CAVES; discover this wonder of nature! There is an 800 metres underground trail suitable also for novice explorers, Between April and November. FREE FLYING; discover the thrill of hang or para-gliding by yourself or with Flying instructor. The University of Free Flying offers corse which can be booked on the website. CANYOING the thrill of absailing down waterfalls in the canyons. There are guided excursions from June to September. TREKKING, HORSE, BIKE ; discover Monte Cucco by checking the maps for all types of trails. NORDIC WALKING TRAILS discover a physical activity that combines natural walking with the use of specifically designed poles; WINE AND FOOD; discover the pleasures of the palate at the many solida farms, taverns and restaurants in the area. THE PATH OF THE SPIRIT; discover the way of St. Francis, who led the saint from Assisi to Gubbio, or follow the footsteps of hermits among breathtaking scenery you reveal inaccessible Apennine hermitages and monasteries of the year 1000. ART TOWNS AND MEDIEVAL VILLAGES; Fossato di Vico and the Park of Monte Cucco is ideally located for to visiting Umbria and Marche. Discover short trips by car (30-60 min.) The historical and artistic treasures, museums, archaeological, that dot these regions. CERAMICS; discover the art of earth and fire visiting and buying directly in factories and craft shops. museums, archaeological sites that dot these regions.
The nearest airports are Perugia and Ancona. There are Ryanair flights from London Stansted to Perugia and Ancona. Perugia airport is 45 minutes away and Ancona airport is just 1 hour from Fossato di Vico. They are both small airports and car hire pickup is very quick. The owner is available to pick you up at arrival. Of course there are many flights to Rome and driving takes 2 and half hours to us.
Fossato of Vico is on the SS 3 Flaminia, 7 km from Gualdo Tadino and 15 km from Gubbio.
From the A1 exit to Perugia where you come from north and Orte if you come from the South can also be reached by E45 Orte-Ravenna, Gubbio and exit from the A14 exit Ancona Nord.
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Datosi che nessun alloggio é completamente insonorizzato, ti preghiamo di prestare attenzione al rumore, specialmente in tarda serata e di notte. Colui che firma il contratto d'affitto è tenuto a garantire il comportamento decoroso dei suoi ospiti. Qualora la persona o uno dei suoi ospiti non terrá un comportamento sufficientemente consono, il proprietario si riserverà il diritto di espellere il cliente ed i suoi ospiti perdendo così il diritto ad alcun risarcimento.
L'alloggio viene accuratamente pulito prima del tuo arrivo. Al momento della partenza sei tenuto a togliere la spazzatura; l'alloggio deve essere lasciato in ottime condizioni. Il proprietario si riserva il diritto di addebitare costi aggiuntivi se l'appartamento non verrà lasciato in condizioni accettabili.
We recently stayed for several nights at Franco's wonderful apartment in Fossato di Vico. The apartment was just as pictured: spacious, fully equipped, clean and comfortable. Everything that we needed was there. And the view out the windows was amazing!
Franco was a wonderful host. He met us when we arrived and showed us the features of the apartment. He had maps and guidebooks for us, and made suggestions on places to go and places to eat. When we were still in the US and planning our trip, his email advised us to be sure that our rental car had a GPS, and that was wonderful advice! He also advised us to get an inexpensive Italian mobile phone with Sim card to use while we were in Italy, and that too was a great convenience. But the best thing Franco did for us was this: when he heard that we were coming to Fossato di Vico because our grandparents were originally from there, he asked for their last names and said he would see if he could advise us. Franco actually found we had relatives in a nearby village, and arranged a meeting for us, and came along with a friend who speaks more English for the initial meeting (and stayed over two hours!) to help with translation! We are so grateful to Franco (and his friend Giovanni), and hope to return to Fossato di Vico in a year or two. Of course we will stay at Franco's!
Grazie, Franco. We will see you before too long!
Enoch and Sharon
Franco was a fine host, the apartment was as advertised and the village and surrounding areas most enjoyable. Franco sent us to several fine restaurants, one up on the mountain side where beautiful hang gliding by a dozen persons was in action. Fassato di Vico is a good location for visiting other places in Umbria.
We had a wonderful holiday in the Monte Cucco area. Franco was an excellent host - he was very kind and helpful to us. He is very knowledgeable about the area and gave us information about the nature and parks activities we could do. He also runs tours of the grotto caves and we joined a tour one day - it was a great experience!
The apartment is excellent value for money - it's really spacious and easily sleeps 4. It's very well furnished, comfortable, peaceful and with amazing views of the Umbrian hills around. Fossato is a gorgeous hilltop village - it's very quiet, but perfect if you want to just relax and take in the atmosphere. There are good walks in the surrounding area, and supermarkets and other stores are nearby. We came without a car, but I'd recommend hiring one to get to the best walks and mountains of the park. Umbria is a beautiful region & we'd love to go back again!
Thank you Franco!
Abbiamo avuto una meravigliosa vacanza nella zona di Monte Cucco. Franco era un eccellente padrone di casa - è stato molto gentile e disponibile a noi. Lui è molto ben informato sulla zona e ci ha fornito informazioni circa la natura e le attività parchi potremmo fare. Corre anche tour delle grotte grotta e fa parte di un tour di un giorno - è stata un'esperienza fantastica!
L'appartamento è ottimo rapporto qualità prezzo - è davvero spaziosa e può ospitare comodamente 4. E 'molto ben arredato, confortevole, tranquillo e con una vista mozzafiato sulle colline umbre intorno. Fossato è un borgo collinare splendido - è molto tranquilla, ma perfetto se si vuole rilassarsi e godersi l'(website hidden) sono buone passeggiate nella zona circostante, e supermercati e altri negozi si trovano nelle vicinanze. Siamo venuti senza una macchina, ma io consiglio di noleggiare uno per ottenere i migliori passeggiate e le montagne del parco. L'Umbria è una regione bellissima e ci piacerebbe tornarci!
About the Host, Franco
Sono nato a Roma e vivo in Umbria da 20 anni, nel piccolo paese di Fossato di Vico nel Parco del Monte Cucco in provincia di Perugia. Sono un architetto, ed una guida escursionistica, credo in uno modello di sviluppo economico turistico anche in zone fuori dal turismo di massa.
Mi piacciono le cose semplici e la vita a contatto con la natura, camminare, il cibo naturale e un buon bicchiere di vino.