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The nearest small town is Trestina where guests do their main shopping, and Citta di Castello is about 20 mins drive with its daily indoor market and main outdoor market on Thursdays and Saturdays. The beautiful ancient town of Cortona is about 45 min drive, and Perugia and Sansepolcro can be accessed by train.

The nearest town Trestina has 3 supermarkets each with a large deli where guests can buy all the ingredients for preparing delicious lunches and dinners, much of the produce is locally grown in the season. One supermarket has fresh fish, and they all have extensive bakery and meat departments - there is no frozen meat available in this part of Italy, so the beef, lamb and chicken are all fresh.
There is a wide selection of bread, the main local loaves are baked with no salt the local people have become used to unsalted bread since salt was an expensive commodity- so guests need to ask for "pane salato" if this is not to their taste!

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The house couldn't be further from the sea but Lake Trasimeno has a man-made beach where sunbeds can be hired and water sports available. Guests often enjoy taking the ferry to the largest inhabited island Isola Maggiore for lunch - there is also a ferry to the smaller island Isola Pavese which is a wildlife sanctuary.

Meat-eating guests must not miss the local delicacy -" porchetta" which is a boned roasted pig stuffed with fennel and garlic, and can be enjoyed in a bread roll at the market, or taken home to eat with salad for an easy, delicious lunch.
There are many good restaurants nearby, one serving the best pizzas (from their own wood oven )for miles, to the more sophisticated places specialising in home-made pasta, wild boar and truffles. The house book has many suggestions for different tastes, and we can advise and book if necessary.


Traveling by car:

We give detailed directions when we kn ow which airport guests are arriving - or if they are coming by car.

Traveling by plane:

The nearest airport is Perugia - Ryanair flies from Stansted.
Ancona, Rimini and Bologna are approx 2 hours drive and Pisa and Rome 3 hours.


Leisure activities in the area

  • Tennis court
  • Horseback riding
  • Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Biking
  • Restaurants
  • National Historic Sites
  • Galleries / Museum
  • Shopping
  • Fitness Center
  • Wildlife Viewing

Leisure activities offered a greater distance away

  • Lake/river for swimming
  • Golf course
  • Theater
  • Cinema