I Catani consists of a 400-year old farmhouse and a smaller house next door that have been restored with great attention to detail. In I Catani you and your family and friends are perfect for yourself. The two houses are rented together.
The farmhouse has a living area of 280 m2, which spreads over two floors. The ground floor offers a bedroom and adjoining bathroom with shower and washing machine and also the living room and the kitchen, which is equipped with a dishwasher and the usual kitchen utensils. The adjoining dining room and the kitchen can accommodate ten persons each. The living room is connected through a few steps to the dining room. It is about 50 m2 large and has glass doors to all the three patios. The cosy seating area with fireplace can also be used to watch TV. Other than Italian the network includes the usual German and some English channels. On the first floor are the remaining four bedrooms, two bathrooms and an additional living room. The largest of the bedrooms has an area of 35 m2 and its own bathroom with bathtub. Also the upper living room is inviting with its couch for a cosy get-together.
The annex house has on two floors, two bedrooms for four persons and two small bathrooms and a large living room with integrated kitchen (50m2). The arched French doors from the living room lead to the terrace. The living area consists of 150m2 and also benefits from the rich sun rays.
The 12-hectare large plot is located on a hill, which is like a terrace on the mountainside and is bordered by two small streams. One of the peculiarities of I Catani is that the several kilometre long private access road starts from the mountain ridge, then leads right past in front of our nice neighbours and ends right at our property. Accordingly, absolute peace and privacy are guaranteed. The property excompasses a large garden attached to the house nearby the woods with many patios, some of which are also twisty and allow privacy. The 100m2 large swimming pool is integrated into the garden.
I Catani is located in the middle of an old oak-dominated mixed forest, which also serves as a habitat for animals --- so we had porcupines, wild boars, foxes and the ubiquitous lizards visiting us in our holidays. But do not fear, the animals are hunted by the local population and are very shy.
Our local contact person (she speaks German, Italian and English) ensures that sufficient bedding, towels and dishes are available. If you stay for two or more weeks as our guests, the house is cleaned every Saturday and new bedding will be provided.
Geographically I Catani is found isolated at the northwestern end of Umbria, near Tuscany. Belonging to the adjacent San Leo Bastia, I Catani is located between Città di Castello and Umbertide. Both cities offer purchasing and shopping facilities. For culturally interested guests the ancient cities of Assisi, Perugia, Gubbio, Siena, Florence, San Sepolcro are well within reach by car. Also the destination 'Lago Trasimeno' is only an hour's drive away.
In late summer / autumn wonderful dishes with truffles and porcini mushrooms from the region are offered in the small restaurants in the surrounding villages. Inns and farms in the immediate vicinity offer food year-round. There is also an organic farm nearby.
In the past I Catani was always booked for workshops of all kinds, for instance Yoga workshops. Peace and privacy with generous space outside and also inside offer optimal conditions.
The pristine nature in I Catani is wonderfully suited for a family holiday with children, every day there are new and exciting animals or insects to discover. Walks and hikes with children are possible starting directly from the house. The pool is also great for swimming and splashing, however it is not fenced, which calls for a higher level of caution with young children.