|Minimum Stay||3 - 7 nights|
Are you ready? Well! With a short and pleasant walk around the property you will see and you will experience unique and unforgettable panoramas, silhouetted in a horizon at 360 °, with visibility extended to over 80 km on 4 regions of Italy: Umbria , Latium, Tuscany and Marche and, only to name a few examples: from Città della Pieve to the Sibillinii Mountains, from Perugia to Mount Cetona, from Trasimeno Lake to Assisi and Mount Terminillo, passing through Cortona, Chiusi and its lake, Montepulciano, Castiglione del Lago and much more.
Miralaghi extendes between Umbria and Tuscany, and not far from Latium either, on a lovely hill, in an ideal position for a lot of trips, right in the centre of Italy, only 15 km from the A1 motorway, at an altitude that goes from 450 to 650 meters above sea level, with an enviable climate, both in winter and in summer.
Born as an hunting lodge, In 750 acres of amazing nature, between forest, olives plants, lakes, woods, and stunning views, our spacious home comfortably welcomes 6+2 people in four bedrooms with 3 modern bathrooms with tub and shower.
Ideal for a large family or two smaller families traveling together. Villa Miralaghi is situated on the slopes of a hill, sunny but shaded by tree at 500mt above the sea level looking to the hills around.
The home is an ideal place for lovers of relax and nature as well as the visit of the sorroundings.
From the private covered car park ( there is an area for the washing machine and the wood) you reach the entrance and the hall, on the right a short corridor to the kitchen fully equipped with a huge refrigerator and a very big freezer, micro-waves, dishwasher, oven, with a fireplace and table and chairs for the breakfast ; from the hall you enter to the central great room with a dining area with a round dining table for 8-9 and a living area with 3 big sofas a huge fireplace with benches inside in the traditional Umbrian manner., TV-SAT, mini HI-FI, electric Keyboard.
The dining room has access to a covered veranda facing the hills around through the trees, with an outside dining area and barbecue and sitting area; to the right of the sitting room there two double bedrooms with bathrooms in suite facing onto the garden and the hill, to the left of the dining room, the billiard room with two beds that share the bathroom with shower with the last double (twins) bedroom facing the hills beside and the field.
Inside it has all comforts: heating, clean linen every week, mosquito nets at the windows, WI-FI, a wide choice of books, chess, games, brochures, my personal suggestions , DVD, CD, etc.
From the veranda you can go into the garden and the private heated pool. There are hammock, sun-beds and tea tables. The garden gets the sun early to late in the evening, but there are areas shaded by the trees.
At night, don’t miss the spectacular view of the dark sky crowded with stars.
I do a weekly extra-virgin lesson testing; astrophisic, cooking, pottery classes are available.
RELAX in your own swimming pool or take a soothing bathe in Summer or in Winter in the mini pool SPA Jacuzzi
TREKKING AND CYCLING: enjoy Miralaghi with its wonderful excursions on foot or mountain bike, close to unspoiled nature dense of woodlands full of wildlife; inside there is a reported path for mountains bikes crossing breath-taking landscapes.
FISH: fish at our fishing pond (No-kill fish); there are perch, pike, carp, but they were also caught eels and crayfish.
PICNIC or take a picnic in the forest near the romantic lake.
FITNESS or do, as Rambo, the fitness trail in the forest (17 stops, the children like it a lot) or simply walk along it.
BIRD WATCHING: climb on the two birds watching.
PLAYGROUND : let your children to go to the play-ground. Play boules at the boules field, play ping-pong and soccer games together.
Tired? Relax in the sun, play chess under the oak, admiring the wonderful sunset and the never- ending view around you, eat out and try the local gourmet specialities, not forgetting our olive oil.
NATURE: there are still many species of wild animals, which I try to protect in every way: foxes, roe deer, hedgehogs, porcupines, wild boars, hares, and squirrels near Villa Miralaghi fire-flies in June, July. A couple of buzzards and a hawks often circle above us. A family of barn owls is often seen at night. Robin, jay, hoopoe, green-peak are usual visitors. Pheasants and partridges are often set free here.
At the begin of spring there are the violets, in Italy we do a delicious blue candy with the violets, a lot of wild flowers during the spring, the sun-flowers in summer; In september in the forest you encounters carpets of cyclamens. At the end of September until the beginning of November you can find many species of mushrooms- books explaining them are at home -.If you like a different experience come the first week-end of November when we start to collect the olives.
VISITS: Every week I invite my guests to introduce them at the masterpieces of the sorroundings: Paciano a faboulous middleage small fortified village, Panicale a wonderful renaissance village, Chiusi the old etruscan capital of King Porsenna with the etrusca tombs to visit and the underground town, Montepulciano where is the most beautiful cellar of the world (and the wine, of course), the playgroung of Twilight II, Cortona (under Tuscany sun) the one I like more with a wonderful museum with the oldest lamp in the world (IV cent. BC), Castiglione del Lago on the Trasimeno Lake with the fortress done by Federico II to reach through the walls of the town, his nice weekly market..., The Maggiore island in the lake to reach by ferry from where admire the sunset on the lake. Sarteano where a new etruscan- roman tomb has been recently discovered, Cetona with the preistorical caves, San Casciano or Bagni San Filippo where to go to take a hot bathe during the winter....Perugia with the stunning Rocca Paolina marvellous and unknown.
Once a week I do a lesson- testing on extra virgin olive oil.
There is still much to see: in Arezzo there is a nice antiquity market the first Sunday of every month, Siena of course, Assisi the town of San Francis with the two churches one up the other , , ,Gubbio .
And staying more than one week don't miss Le Marmore falls the highest falls in Europe and Frasassi caves the most beautiful caves where I've never been in all my life.
If you want to go by train from Chiusi, you can travel comfortable to either Rome or Florence in about one hour.
Città della Pieve, Cetona
S.Casciano dei Bagni (Take the swimming suit and the voucher),
Radicofani ( Val Di Norcia)
Chiusi, Montepulciano, Montichielli Follow the
indication to Montichielli going toward Pienza ( Humanity’s Treasure)
Castiglione del Lago, Cortona
Arezzo, Castiglion Fiorentino, Palazzo del Pero, Monterchi, (Madonna del Parto), San Sepolcro (Museo Civico La Resurrezione), Anghiari (Restaurant Il Cantuccio), Valico Di Scheggia
From Castiglione del Lago, l’Isola Polvese by boat
Corciano, Perugia (going from Magione), Spello
Orvieto, Civita di Bagnoregio, Viterbo (San Pellegrino)
Paciano, Panicale, Perugia
Assisi, Spoleto or Gubbio
Firenze e Roma (by train in 1 hour)
For more information on cultural events, do not hesitate to browse the documentation put at your disposal or give a glance at our fb page: miralaghi:https://www.facebook.com/miralaghi.agriturismo
Maria Luisa Pisa Simonini’s grandfather, returning from Africa, after World War II, was looking for a property near Rome and finding this oasis of peace and beauty bought the property as it reminded him of the wide open spaces of Africa.
One will not find the African savannah but hundreds of kilometres of nature dressed with architecture and culture.
Maria Luisa loves this place, which lies between two breathtaking regions : Umbria and Tuscany, and adores sharing these beautiful lands with her guests.
Because of its proximity to Rome and Florence Miralaghi is the perfect place to live and work.
Maria Luisa lives on the estate all year long in a another old country house. It is always a pleasure for her to invite her guests for evening drinks.
Every so often she does private horse-rides inside the estate with gorgeous Arab horses from the nearby riding-school.
In the evenings she takes delight in sitting on the stair of her home while chatting with her sons and admiring the star studded sky.
You can find any information you might require about Miralaghi on Facebook page; you should look for the one with Maria Luisa’s photo.
Maria Luisa Pisa Simonini purchased this villa in 1957
If you are coming to Miralaghi after a midnight outing you will see a sparkling sky which will seem to embrace you while there is silence and tranquillity all around you.
Live these astonishing moments and keep sleep at bay while in the distance the bark of a dog which captures your ears is barely audible. These are magic moments which will come to your mind once you are back home
The place is unique, the air clean and fills you with energy, and the silence is only broken by the songs of birds.
A gentle breeze always blows in summer during the day and it is never too hot at night as temperature falls to between 18 and 20 degrees.
Spend the day in total relaxation at our swimming pools, in the garden of the chateaus, watching hawks flying playfully in the wind or doing activities such as fishing in the fish pond, fitness trails in the forest or hiking along the 20 kilometers scenic paths.
This area also has many theatres as well as cinemas while during summer cultural, historical, traditional events, festivals, music concerts, parades etc. are recurrently held.
As we are at 500 on the sea level a gentle breeze refreches the air in the day; at night the temperature falls at 18-20° centigrades.
In winter the valley is foggy and cold, however, most times Miralaghi has a temperature higher by about 3 to 7 degrees.
The opposite in summer time: lower than the valley from 3 to 8 degrees.
If you come during winter you can go to spend the day at the Spa or in the evening to the natural thermal springs in San Casciano, Chianciano or Bagni San Filippo or simply some hours in our Jacuzzi.
You can arrive from two directions Tuscany or Umbria.
Take the train from Rome or Florence and you will reach us in about one hour.
As around 40% of the architectural beauty of Italy is found in these areas you should visit the nearby towns such as Castiglione al Lago (Umbria), Cortona (Tuscany), Città della Pieve, Assisi (the town of Saint Francis), Perugia etc.
Go for a night cap to the close-by village of Paciano built in the Middle Ages or the beautiful Renaissance village of Panicale.
And not but not least, if you are fashionable, you can buy the most beautiful cashmere garments produced locally and you can pay for them at factory prices... and much more …just ask Mausi.
Grazie per la sua cortese ospitalità.
Il meraviglioso camino ha scaldato costantemente le nostre giornate.
Abbiamo molto apprezzato il suo consiglio: il ristorante "Lo Zafferano" a Città della Pieve dispensa infinite emozioni gastronomiche!
Buon Anno da tutti noi.
We too were a party of 7 people- only we were all 18 and chose Miralaghi as a rest and relaxation week in a month of travelling around Europe- which was sorely needed! It served all of us perfectly- Maria and Ali were excellent hosts- they really made our stay that much more special. The pool was cleaned daily and was always welcoming as an escape from the heat, the accommodation served us very well and eating all of our meals on the veranda was just perfect. Supper, sunset and good wine- need I say more? I strongly recommend an evening stroll to the hill-top where you can see a huge distance. The fishing was fun, although we didn’t catch much, and we all enjoyed hosting pool tournaments with the stunning pool table.
I can honestly say that our week in this gorgeous Italian villa was my best, thanks in no small part to Maria and her two boys’ hospitality. Something we’ll all take away with us is sitting up till sunrise talking of the deeper questions in life with our legs dipping in the pool with an undisturbed sky filled with more stars than any of us had ever seen.
Very highly recommended!
Will, Rupe, Ben, Jack, T.K, Goose and Harry
We had the most fabulous relaxing week here. Lovely setting, great villa with everything we needed and more. Maria was so helpful and attentive. Thank you very much!
We had an excellent holiday staying at Miralghi. There is a lot to do and explore over all of the land - walk, a fitness trail, views across to Lake Trasimeno or Perugia. Situated on a hill, the walking gets you very fit !
The villa itself is very spacious and we made good use of the pool and the garden, playing football, badminton, table tennis. In the evenings my teenage sons would challenge me to games of pool on the billiard table.
We also managed to get out and see many sights. Particular highlights were Orvieto, Assisi and Marmore Falls and evening meals in Castiglione Del Lago. Also recommended is spending some time on the lake, we enjoyed a ferry trip across to the main island.
Overall and to summarise - Marlaghi is a special place. As a family we created many memories. The owner, Mausie is an excellent host and was able to provide a lot of information about the local area and the land itself. I will always remember the amazing sunsets witnessed from the top of the hill, and the dark skies full of stars.
Our experience was wonderful, we spent 16 nights The property and its surroundings were perfect for us. Wild flowers, trees and rural seclusion.
The swimming pool was good clean and spotless and well looked after, the Hot tub was also enjoyed. We had breakfast in the sun in garden at the rear of the property most mornings. The evenings could be a little chilly in which case we lit the log fire for a while.
The house was full of character with everything we needed. Maria Luisa provided us with such full and useful information and her stories of how Miralaghi had evolved over the years, made in all the more enjoyable. It is in such a good area for exploring, we were so impressed with this area of Umbria. The people were so friendly and helpful. all of Maria's recommendations for food and restaurants were faultless - they were all of such a high standard we were spoilt for choice.
We visited all of the local towns Chuisi, Paciano, Panicale, Castigione del Lago...........the list is endless and all had interesting things to offer, so much history.
We went as far as Assisi in one direction and to Castiglione della Pescaia over on the Med. Coast. in the other- all very do-able.
I would come back like a shot......just trying to work out how and when!!
Abbiamo trascorso a Miralaghi 4 giorni davvero speciali!
Sotto il profilo umano: Maria Luisa si è dimostrata attenta, carina, gentile, disponibile...
Sotto il profilo abitativo: un casale d'altri tempi accogliente e familiare
Sotto il profilo ambientale: colline a perdita d'occhio, pace e tranquillità (fondamentali per rigenerarsi), profumi autunnali che vanno dall'odore di resina degli alberi appena tagliati, ai profumi del sottobosco passando per il caldo bruciare della legna nel camino...
Assolutamente il luogo ideale per rigenerarsi, per dare un taglio alla frenetica attività quotidiana.
Consigliamo la proprietà al 100% e speriamo di poterci tornare quanto prima.
Miralaghi is exactly as it is described and more!!! Our family of 7 (2 adults, 5 kids) spent a glorious week at Miralaghi; swimming, hiking, eating quiet family meals on the patio, smelling the beautiful flowers etc. It is a great jumping off point for visiting Paciano and Panicale (both have great restaurants), or Florence (2 hrs by car) or even Rome (we drove and trained back into Rome one day while staying here. The house is outfitted with everything you need; perfectly clean sheets, functional kitchen, laundry outside with line for drying, 3 bathrooms, beautiful pool ( the kids' favorite part ). Maria Luisa is extremely helpful, charming, and works hard to make your stay the best it can be. I can't say enough about this place. We would happily return given the opportunity!!!!!
Villa Miralaghi is 15 Km from the highway: Ideal center for a lot of excursions in Umbria and Tuscany.
In the immediate vicinity, I advise a lovely medieval village: Paciano, 3 Km, and a beautiful Renaissance village: Panicale, 7 Km.
Walking in the property you can see: Chiusi at 10 Km, Città della Pieve 14 Km, Castiglione del Lago at 12 Km, Trasimeno Lake 12 Km and Chiusi Lake 10Km , Montepulciano 25 Km, Cortona (Under The Tuscany Sun) at 30 Km, Perugia at 35 Km, Assisi (San Francis town) 50 Km.
Travel on Trasimeno Lake to the fisherman’s isle where you can spend a great afternoon.
If you would like to discover ' Il Perugino' go to Città Della Pieve to Santa Maria de I Bianchi is the most beautiful fresco of him: the nativity.
Chiusi, the ancient city of King Porsenna, is a city of Etruscan origin. you can visit the interesting archeological museum and the system of tunnel underground the towns born to defense the town.
The tombs, which are very interesting, are visible nearby.
Not far is Montepulciano; the most beautiful Renaissance town in Italy. I advise you to go to the Avignonesi cellars to taste the fine wines and the Redi cellars the most beautiful in the world for Newsweek.
Further away is Pienza the first small Italian city built according to a regular plan. The ideal town in the 17th century and one of the “Treasure of the humanity” for the UNESCO.To arrive in Pienza follow the indication to Montichielli, NOT to Pienza.
I'ensure you a beautiful charming trip.
On the other part of Lake Trasimeno is Cortona- under Tuscany Sun- At the museum of The Etruscan Academy there is the famous Etruscan lamp the oldest in the world.There is also a magnificent “Announcement” of Beato Angelico and paintings of Luca Signorello.
You must visit in Perugia the “Rocca Paolina”, a curious item: A barbican built on 200 houses.
Equidistant is Orvieto; the Cathedral is stupendous The Well an emotion for adults and children. And recently they opened the “underground town”.
There is still much to see: Arezzo, Siena, Assisi (The town of San Francis with the two churches one up the other ) Gubbio ....
And staying more then one week don't miss le Marmore falls (they are opened all day long only saturday and sunday), the highest falls in Europe and Frasassi caves the most beautiful caves I've been in all my life.
If you want to go by train from Chiusi, you can travel comfortable to either Rome or Florence in about one hour, and still return in the same day.
MARKETS AND FAIR
Arezzo: A nice antiquity market every first Sunday of the month
MARKET EXIBITION Città della Pieve
Over 60 Italian companies offer excellent agro-food products and handy-craft - end of March.
Monday: Chiusi, Tavernelle
Wenesday: Castiglione del Lago, Chianciano
Thuesday: Magione, Montepulciano
Friday: Panicale, Sarteano
Saturday: Città della Pieve, Passignano, Cetona
DINOSAURS: the largest exhibition in Gubbio until July 1: truly unique.
TABLEAUX VIVANTS: Città della Pieve
REPRESENTATION OF LIVING LIFE AND PASSION OF CHRIST
In the picturesque scenery of the underground palace of Orca, Sunday and Easter Monday.
Eastern Concert Orvieto Dome, Director Zubin Mehta.
LET'S PAINTS THE SKYS -Kites and ballons-, (Castiglione del Lago 15km) the end of April until 1 May
Feast of CERI Gubbio May 15
HISTORICAL PROCESSION (Orvieto 35km) the saturday and sunday of Corpus Domini
L’INFIORATA - The main road decorated with pictures done with petals and seeds- Città della Pieve 12km ) the Sunday of June close to St Luis.
PALIO DI SIENA (Siena 70km) 2 July and 16 August
UMBRIA JAZZ (Perugia 35km) 8th to 17of July
PALIO DELLE BARCHE - Palio of the boats- (Passignano 20km) the last week of July
TRASIMENO BLUES FESTIVAL Around Trasimeno lake: middle of July
PALIO DEI TERZIERI (Città della Pieve) penultimate Sunday of August.
SAGRA MUSICALE UMBRA (Perugia 35km) All along September
UMBRIA JAZZ (Orvieto 40km) 29th of December to 2nd January
Be aware of the beautiful concert at Panicale 7 Km.
L' EUROCHOCOLATE 2013 from 18 al 27 October.
TABLEAUX VIVANTS In Città della Pieve- from Christmas until the end of the year.
FOOD & WINE: Foresterie is set in Region of the best red wine, one of the most famous precious-wine-producing areas in the world
TREKKING AND CYCLING: For the lovers I advice you that the road that arrives at Miralaghi is one of the 10 best paths in Umbria; around Trasimeno lake there is a dedicated path as inside the estate there is a reported path for mountains bikes crossing breath-taking landscapes.
SHOPPING: several factories of cashmere knitwear nearby.
At about 1 hour drive from the Villa there are many Outlet of prestigious Italian Brands, where you can buy with discounts up to 60% compared to normal shops. Outlet Val di Chiana Foiano (AR): Cavalli, Ferré, Laura Biagiotti, Versace.
At home and at our fb page you will find more info, suggestions, trips.
|Stay tax||€1 per night, per person. This amount will be due to the owner upon arrival. Does not apply to children under 14 years.|
INCLUDE: beds done, bathroom and kitchen linens, tablecloths, garden furniture and BBQ, swimming pools, mini pool SPA Jacuzzi, 2 play-grounds, bowls field, fitness trail, 2 lakes, 20 km of paths, table tennis, soccer-table, fishing-rods, mountain bikes ; firewood, electricity and water consumption, taxes. Baby cot, baby chair, baby bath.
Children under 3 years old are our welcomed guests. The extra bed under 10 years old is free.
NOT INCLUDE final cleaning 140€,
- Tourist tax € 0,90 per person (from 14 years) per day , for the first 5 days (pay in Italy).
- Beach Towel €2,50- per change
- Central heating: heating is charged based on consumption (3,3€ per cubic meter).
- Welcome pack: € 55
- Minimum booking period 3 nights : price per day = 1/5of price per week.
PAYMENT TERMS: 50% of the rental fee at time of booking.The 50% of the rent must be paid 4 weeks before arrival. but we can do the 30% plus the 30% plus the 40%.
SECURITY DEPOSIT of 500€ is required at your arrival to be returned at your departure.
LONG TERM HOLIDAY, Special RATES for COUPLES: We will be pleased to taylor special rates according to availability.
OTHER: agreements with Restaurant, SPA and Golf; soccer free and tennis field at 6€ per hour
NEW YEAR: The tariffs of the new year included 20 cm of heating, final cleaning, 1 bottle of champagne or Franciacorta (italian champagne), a basket of dry and fresh fruits.
CANCELLATION POLICY: full refund is due In the case of cancellation at least 30 days prior to arrival; in this case cancellation fee of 3.5% will be deducted from the amount refunded. If canceled within 30 days of arrival, refund only if we can rebook, or refund for any part we are able to rebook.
* Approximate monthly price. Actual pricing will depend on the days of the month you stay.