Europe > Italy > Tuscany > Lisciano Niccone, Mercatale

The house is overlooking the beautiful valley of Niccone, with the towns of Lisciano Niccone and Mercatale about 5 mins drive. It is an area of wooded hills and within easy reach of the Etruscan city of Cortona and 20 minutes to Lake Trasimeno which has restaurants and man-made beach where guests can sunbathe or take the ferry to the largest Island Maggiore or the smaller island famous for its wildlife.
There are many good restaurants near the house, one of which gives lessons in cooking,, many guests have enjoyed these.
The towns of Umbertide and Citta di Castello have weekly markets where guests can enjoy buying locally grown fresh fruit and vegetables, as well as clothes, linens and kitchen ware..
There is a local private train which goes to Perugia, the county town of Umbria. Many guests come for the July Jazz festival with famous musicians.
The Beautiful Etruscan city of Cortona is a 30 minute drive and has an antiques fair every month.

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Many guests take advantage of enjoying a day in Florence or Rome using the very good train service. There are many places such as Assissi, Siena, Orvieto, Montepulciano easily accessible by car for day trips. There are also many smaller, less well known hill-top towns guests can discover nearby. Sansepolcro has a gallery with the works of Piero della Francesca and many beautiful buildings.
There is a small private train which goes to Perugia, the county town of Umbria.


Traveling by car:

From the E 45 superstrada and along the valley - directions will follow
A car is necessary

Traveling by plane:

Perugia airport 40 mins. Ancona, Bologna, Pisa, Rome, Florence


Leisure activities in the area

  • Tennis court
  • Horseback riding
  • Fishing
  • Biking
  • Mountain biking
  • Restaurants
  • Galleries / Museum
  • Shopping
  • Fitness Center
  • Wildlife Viewing

Leisure activities offered a greater distance away

  • Lake/river for swimming
  • Hiking
  • National Historic Sites
  • Theater
  • Cinema


There are 2 golf courses within a 30 minute drive