Casa Colibri is a traditional stone-built village house, built into the original walls of the historic centre of Preggio, an ancient but thriving hilltop hamlet which lies at almost 2000ft above sea level. The spectacular views from the house and garden reach across green wooded valleys to distant castles on the Umbria/Tuscany border. This is the ‘green heart’ of Italy, a land of rolling hills, vineyards, olive groves and woods of oak and chestnut, where little has changed since St. Francis of Assisi preached here in the Middle Ages. The four-storey terraced village house has been immaculately restored using local craftsmen to offer the best of modern luxury and traditional charm, combining handmade terracotta tiles and solid oak flooring, hand-painted furniture, many antiques, original paintings and top quality appliances.
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Village House. Preggio, Umbria, Italy - Breathtaking Views across Umbria's Green Hills to the Niccone Valley and Lake Trasimeno
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- 9 Jul 2018
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Lake Trasimeno, the fourth largest lake in Italy, offers several beaches with swimming, sailing, and wind surfing. From Passignano you can enjoy a cruise of the lake or take a "traghetto" to visit Isola Maggiore, the only inhabited island, with its fishing village, excellent restaurant and community of lace makers.
The closest airport is Perugia (30 mins) served by Ryanair from Stansted. The airports of Bologna, Ancona and Rimini (2 hrs) Florence, Pisa and Rome (2-2½ hrs) are served by British Airways, Easyjet, Jet2.com and Ryanair. Perugia and Umbertide 15 mins both have good rail links with Rome or Florence. A car is essential and can be hired easily at all airports.
The village is within easy reach of many of the region’s most beautiful and interesting places to visit. The medieval hill towns of Assisi, Perugia, Gubbio, Spoleto, Cortona and Sansepolcro are under an hour’s drive; Orvieto, Todi, Siena and Florence make perfect day-trip destinations whilst Lake Trasimeno and the busy market town of Umbertide are both a 15-20 minute drive.
Preggio itself is a busy community and has a small shop, an excellent restaurant, post office and two bars. For music lovers, there is the Preggio Music Festival and Opera, and the internationally renowned Umbria Jazz Festival in Perugia, taking place from July to August. For wine lovers, Preggio lies on the Strada Del Vino, within the D.O.C. region of ‘Colli del Trasimeno’. For sport lovers there is a world-class fishing facility on the River Tiber at Umbertide, tennis, pony-trekking and the For nature lovers and those who prefer simply to walk or cycle, the local landscape makes an idyllic setting for a gentle stroll or a mountain-bike ride fit for an enthusiast. The wildlife is varied and abundant – from the dazzling displays of the summer swallows and the fascinating hummingbird hawk moths (falena colibrì), to the magnificent, soaring birds of prey, the skies are full of surprises. The woodlands are home to wild boar, deer and porcupine, and can occasionally be spotted at night from the road.
For Italian food lovers, the local area offers a wealth of excellent restaurants whose seasonal menus feature the local specialities of funghi porcini, truffles, wild game and delicious pasta dishes. During the Autumn, several of the region’s villages hold traditional ‘sagre’, seasonal food festivals, to celebrate the local specialities such as the chestnut (Sagra della Castagna - Preggio, in October), woodland specialities such as the prized truffles, mushrooms, honey, wild boar (Sagra del Bosco – Montone). A ‘must’ for all chocoholics is the annual Perugia Chocolate Festival, held in the historic town centre during October. Shopping in the area is a delight whether you choose the vibrant traditional local markets, the atmospheric streets of the ancient town centres or even the large retail parks and designer ‘outlet’ centres. The famous antique markets and shops of Perugia, Città di Castello and Arezzo are close-by and well worth a visit.
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