Nice and tranquil villa with garden and swimming pool, ideal for families and couples. Located in the very heart of Italy between Tuscany and Umbria, closed to Perugia, Assisi and Arezzo (city of "Life is Beautiful" movie by Roberto Benigni). With a wonderful view of Trasimeno lake, surrounded by ancient castles and countryside.
- english, spanish, italian
- Calendar last updated:
- 28 Nov 2018
Pool / Spa
100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date. 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
Loved this villa! Real home from home kinda place, clean, accessible and great location.
Recently had 10 days at this villa with my partner and 3 young children and we loved it! The villa itself was clean and comfortable. I was apprehensive about the kitchen as some people had stated in previous reviews that it was small but we managed just fine cooking for ourselves most of the time we were there, making use of the kitchen and the bbq which was provided. The garden area was ample for the kids to run around on and they loved the company from the owners dog who was the most obiedient and well behaved dog I’ve ever come across. The views overlooking the lake are just fantastic and the sunset over the lake from there is just breathtaking. If I had one small negative point it was that upon arrival the pool was a bit dirty and it took Massimo and his mother who live upstairs (but are very discreet) a few days to get it to a standard that we were happy with, having said that it didn’t stop my kids from spending hours diving in. Once cleaned it is a lovely big pool, with a very deep end and a diving board which is always great fun!
SAN Feliciano is a small quaint town known as the Village of the Sunset and that is very true. It had everything you would need on a holiday restaurants, supermarket, a couple of small souvenir shops and of course an ice cream parlour. I have to say that we would definitely return to this area and I would absolutely stay in this villa again.
Thank you to Massimo and his lovely mother for making us feel welcome and hopefully see you again in the near future.
Lovely relaxing house & gardens.
We spent a lovely relaxing week at this house in early August. Lake Trasimeno was beautiful and so much more chilled out than we could ever have expected. Despite the Rough Guide saying it would be packed to bursting with Italian tourists, we found it pretty empty everywhere. Sign that the recession is not yet quite over? The only downside that we could see was the amount of mosquitoes, but armed with industrial strength killer, we had a fabulous time.
The house was nice but the outside verandah and pool are what really made it special. The pool had a deep end and a diving pool which kids both young and old enjoyed. The garden had gorgeous views of the lake.
The owner’s brother Massimo lives upstairs and grows chickens. It was lovely to be sunbathing and see the chickens and their newly hatched chicks strolling around. Old 7 year old son loved checking up on the nesting chickens in bushes and got to hold a hatching egg in his hands. Magic! Massimo was a great host all around who not only gave us some lovely wine on arrival, but also some freshly laid eggs. I have never had better eggs in my life!
The inside pool table was a massive bonus which we enjoyed every evening after sundown. The beds in the house were comfortable and the 3 bathrooms were fine. Our only 2 small complaints were that the main bedroom and kitchen area were quite dark & devoid of natural light and could have done with some more lamps or lighter walls. Also, there was no hand soap in the toilets or washing up liquid or brush in the kitchen. We stay in villas all the time and are used to those kind of items being provided as standard.
The house is on top of a hill and you can easily walk to the lake where you have a choice of a few beach clubs and restaurants. We liked one called Ristorante Giramondo which was about 200 yards to the left once you had walked down the hill. Good, basic food, especially the pizzas & really friendly service. We ate there 5 times during the week, which is highly unusual for us! I suppose we were heavily lobbied to do so by our son who loved their kids playground and playing on the shore of the lake. Just as you are coming into San Feliciano proper, there is an Osteria called Rosso di Serra. It looks like nothing on the outside but inside it is lovely with cracking food. We ate there twice. On the river bank in town, next to the children’s playground there is a lovely bar. Slow service, but the Aperol Spritz is worth the wait.
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Fabulous house and location. Tranquile and adapted to animal lovers.
The owner living upstairs is discret and hospitable.
I definitely recommend this place.
Het huis was boven verwachting, ruim, schitterend uitzicht. Hele mooie veranda.
A fantastic house with a fine pool, garden and a stunning view on lake Trasimeno.
From 16th-30th June 2018
When you arrive you have your own parking gate with its own key which is very safe. The house and the veranda are great and overlooking lake Trasimeno. The veranda has plenty of space to sit down and have breakfast, lunch or dinner. The three bedrooms and bathrooms were very clean and very well looked after. The decoration in the house has a nice female touch to it with soft colours and nice funiture.
The kitchen was new and well equipped with kitchen tools. We cooked several nice italian dishes on it. The only two thing that could be improved there is to have a larger wooden board to slice your bread instead instead of a small cheese board. The other one is the water cooker which you can turn on bit it does not automatically switch off when hot.
The swimming pool had a brand new shower and shower bassin. It also has a deep end (with jumping board) and a lower end and there are plenty of chairs to relax on.
The garden is well kept but you have to like chickens, geese and dogs to pass through your part of the garden. We think it is great if there are kidds around. You can ask the keeper of the house for fresh eggs in the morning.
Places to visit like Perugia, Assisi, Orvieto and Spello on the Umbrian side and Arrezo and Cortona on the Tuscany side are in small istance from the house.
San Feliciano is very small and has some restaurants of which we found "Da Settimio" the best and also restaurant "Santino" some 3 km past Monte de Lago,
All in all we had a lovely stay there and we definitely want to come back in a few years.
We stayed at this house for a month and it was a great base for day trips. We were met by Massimo and his lovely dogs Bria and Gia. There is a cat in there as well with chickens but we didn't get to interact with them. We each had our own lovely large bedrooms with comfortable beds and pillows. Plus there were enough blankets to go around as it got really cool at night. There is a large pool but unfortunately we didn't get to use it as it was too cool, late in the season. But we did get to use the chaise loungers a couple of days and of course the lovely covered porch.
As others have stated the kitchen is really small you can't fit two people in it at the same time. There is no oven but a toaster oven. The fridge is small as well so you need to shop more often if you eat in like we did quite a few times. If you eat out you have to wait until 8pm and most times you have to make a reservation. That is too late for us to eat then go to bed so we just made our own. There is a TV but I didn't find any English channels so I just hooked up my computer to the TV and used Netflix. The boys played pool some nights which they found most enjoyable.
There is a washer, but it take at least 1 1/2 hours to run a cycle and you have to hang up your clothes outside. We used hangers and hung them from the curtain rods outside worked great. I had brought some clothes pegs with me which was a good idea as there were some but not a lot. There is a BBQ but not a gas one, so we purchased charcoal and lighter fluid. If you haven't used charcoal in a long time like us, don't forget it takes a long time to get the coals hot enough to use.
We found 2 grocery stores in Magione that we used the most and that was the Coop and Conad. There is a little market store in San Feliciano but they don't stock much. The wine and beer are really cheap everything else is quite expensive compared to home. But you must expect that when you travel.
We did some trips from the train station in Magione which is really easy to use. We went to Florence and Venice on the train as we figured it would be hard to find parking. Plus Venice would be an 8 1/2 hour drive and on the train it was only 5 with changes. I had purchased the tickets before I left home but you don't have to.
The only negative thing I would say about the property is that it could be a little cleaner and I think it could use some new living room furniture. Over all great place to stay.
The best way to come here is by car: coming from the A1 highway you have to take the exit "Valdichiana" then you are on a motorway and following the signs to Perugia you have to exit at "Torricella". Following for "San Feliciano" just before the village sign there is a way on the left: "Strada della Rocca" the address is 22.
The closest railway station is "Terontola, Cortona" at about 15 Km, it takes about 1 hour to go to Florence by train and 2 hours from Rome
Visit the wonderful cities around (Perugia, Arezzo, Cortona, Assisi, Gubbio, Orvieto amd many others) or simply relax yourself in the garden by the swimming pool, with the view of the Trasimeno lake, the countryside and ancient castles around. Take the boat to visit the main island of the lake with its old monastery, the botanic garden and the castle. You can enjoy also the nightlife with some disco and cinema around. If you love the food and wine you are in the right place: there are a lot of typical restaurants around and the village of Montefalco is nearby with its famous wines. Moreover, on request my brother (a professional cook) could organize special dinners with local food.
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