The Fonte Cicerum Villa

paciano, perugia
5 bedroom - 5 bath
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€650 - €800 per night (EUR)
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Baby Bath
  • Baby Monitor
  • Babysitter / Nanny
  • Backyard / Garden
  • Balcony
  • Bathtub
  • Bed Rails
  • Bicycles
  • Cabinet Locks
  • Changing Table
  • Chef / Catering
  • Children's Dinnerware
  • Corner Guards
  • DVD Library
  • DVD Player
  • Dishwasher
  • Elevator
  • Fireplace Guards
  • Game Console
  • High Chair
  • Housekeeper
  • Outlet Plugs
  • Parking
  • Pet-friendly
  • Pool
  • Pool Gate
  • Stair Gates
  • Television
  • Toys / Children's Books
  • Washer / Dryer
  • Wifi
  • Window Guards
Bedding
SLEEPS 12
2 king
1 queen
1 sofa bed (double)
4 twin / single
Crib
sleeps 4
1 baby crib
3 travel crib

Perks for the Parents

This private villa with a pool, part of a boutique complex, is set on an organic farm with a cooking school and wine tours available. Highly private and set away from the other villas, this property has a private garden and private swimming pool. Located in the Country Slow Living Estate beside 4 other luxury villas, it can be booked in tandem with other properties to accommodate up to 40 guests. The home has its own private terrace and garden and include wonderful living spaces, a library, a large family dining room and plenty of space to explore. The hosts offer a range of services to make a stay easy, including airport transfers, excursions and events. All guests are personally welcomed by the owners and will receive personal attention and care during their stay. When in season, guests may take advantage of free produce (fruit, tomatoes, greens) from the vegetable garden. A library of English language books is provided in each villa, including a selection of art books, guides, maps, brochures and tourist information.

Why Kids Love it

This property has 5 bedrooms; 2 of these have 2 twin beds each and are great for kids. One of the bedrooms is a detached suite with living room, bathroom and private entrance, ideal for grandparents or a nanny. Toys are provided for children of all ages and there is a TV with movies and cartoons in English. Young children may enjoy the swimming pool; the village nearby has weekly family classes including pottery and daily cookery classes, and a family restaurant. There is also a playground with a swing under 5 minutes’ walk away in the local village, and there are toys and ping pong alongside the pool in the estate itself. The hosts can help arrange a babysitter (and have a Montessori-trained babysitter available). The nearby village is very family friendly and full of local families; there are plenty of lovely villages to visit nearby plus a chocolate factory, an aqua park, horseback riding, donkey riding and more.

Things to Know

Minimum stay: 3 nights. Discounts available for weekly and longer stays. The property has 2 set of ungated stairs, on entry from the patio and to the first floor. Note that the infinity saltwater pool is not gated. Various options are available to add on to your stay, including a private chef, cooking school, airport transfers, wine tours and food tours. The following items are included in all rates: air conditioning, smart TV, DVD player, iPod speakers, radio, WiFi, towels and pool towels, hair dryer, dishwasher and washing machine. The hosts can help arrange rental car facilities on request. Spa amenities including massage, manicure, pedicure and facials are on offer at the estate or in your villa; horseback riding, golf and a sailing school can be arranged on request.

About the Location

The estate is walking distance to the village of Paciano where there are 3 restaurants, 2 bars, a pharmacy, a doctor, a museum, a, family tourist association open in Summer, and a little shop. Paciano is in the province of Perugia, on the Umbria/Tuscany border approximately 50 minutes west of Perugia city, and 12km south of Lago Trasimeno. It is well placed for exploring the delights of Tuscany and Umbria, with Siena, Montalcino, Pienza, Orvieto, Assisi, Deruta and Montepulciano all under an hour away. Car rental essential.• Guided tours of the best of Umbria and Tuscany can be arranged by the host. The closest international airport is in Perugia, just under an hour away, with Rome’s airports approximately 2 hours’ drive away. The closest train station is Chiusi Chianciano, 12 minutes away, which has hourly trains to Rome and Firenze.

Accommodation Details

This 5-bedroom, 5-bathroom villa measures 360 sqm and is set over 2 floors. It has 5 double bedrooms (2 king, 1 queen and 2 each with 2 twin beds), each with an ensuite bathroom, and 2 with chromotherapy baths. One bedroom is a private suite with separate entry, living room and bathroom. Living rooms have large fireplaces, a library with a wide range of books and include indoor and outdoor dining rooms. There are pergolas in the garden. There is a fully equipped kitchen; the living room includes Sky satellite TV with prime movies, cartoons, news, sports and documentaries in English. It has a private terrace and garden with pizza oven, private parking and a Weber barbecue on request. The property has a path running to the saltwater infinity swimming pool. There is full air conditioning and WiFi throughout.

Style Notes

Italian charm. This beautiful villa was a farmhouse in the 19th century and has been lovingly restored, with artifacts from travels and family treasures. The hosts wanted to maintain the original Umbrian Tuscan atmosphere of the estate, and restore and decorated it with unusual details. It includes blackboard walls with cheerful slogans, wetroom bathrooms in multiple relaxing colors, library with 700 books, and statement lighting hanging over the main family dining area. Details are both interesting and soothing at the same time; modern touches set well with traditional terracotta tiling and exposed wood beams. The garden has a range of fruits trees; aromatic herbs include rows of lavender leading to the infinity pool. We love its color, authenticity and unique design.

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Alina P.
Member since August 06, 2017
organic olive oil and wine sommelier, chef and mother. Degreed in Sociology and than oils and wines! I have 3 labradors retrivers that act like baby sitter with my daughter!

Paciano, Perugia

Countryside views and vineyard tours

This small and charming village, just under an hour west of Perugia, is a hub for local families with a playground and conveniences. A short drive away you'll find beautiful Lake Trasimeno, while Etruscan art is ready to be admired in Cortona, just 30 minutes away by car. Take time to enjoy the rolling hills and pretty villages nearby, to day trip to Siena and Montepulciano, and to enjoy the local wine and food the area is known for.