Apartment in Paciano, Perugia, Umbria, Italy - Private Location, Amazing Views Over Tuscany, In The Heart Of Umbria, Close To Lake Trasimeno
Poparello is a beautiful traditionally built house situated at 300m, overlooking Tuscany and Umbria. It is situated 3 km from the historic and picturesque town of Paciano. Access is via an unadopted road, but is easily accessible with any car. The house is extremely private, with unspoilt surrounding countryside. There is a new 12m by 6m double infinity pool, a small games room, dedicated children's play area and private terraces. The apartment, garden and house are wheelchair friendly, with full access to all important areas.
Top Traveller Review
Amazing views, great pool and friendly owners
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About the Owner
Judith and Geoffrey Pearson worked as Chartered Physiotherapists for over 30 years but took the decision to live out in Umbria, Italy in 2011.
They purchased a two bedroomed house with a separate two bedroomed apartment, along with 5 acres of surrounding land, which included around 100 olive trees and unspoilt natural woodland.
They wanted a complete change in lifestyle, including pace of life, food, social interaction and wanted much better weather throughout the year.
They have overhauled the whole property, or built from scratch, to bring modern comforts into a rural setting.
Guestbook comments from the owner
What a great ten days - peaceful and so relaxing. Your hospitality was brilliant. Tom and Margot
You hospitality has been second to none and your home is absolutely stunning. The view from the pool is just out of this world. Liz, Steve and Emma.
We could not have asked for two more gracious and hospitable hosts. We had a fabulous time. Grazie mille. Sue and Ken.
Ahhh. What a beautiful peaceful and relaxing piece of heaven you have. Thank you so much for the wonderful accommodations and the lovely hospitality. Leah, Andrea, Luca, Ariella and Liliana
Thank you for everything, the travel tips, ideas, for what to do around Paciano, the lovely meal, friendly warm hospitality. Oh, and for the riddles too ! We had so much fun exploring this area of Italy..........we'd love to return someday, next time with a little one. Warmly, Joe, Heidi, Judie and John.
5 based on 7 holidaymaker reviews
Amazing views, great pool and friendly owners
As a family with small children we spent nearly two weeks here on our summer holiday. Geoffrey and Judith were very welcoming and offered some great advice about things to see and do in the area. Our children loved the pool, which also offers the reassurance of being fenced and gated. The apartment is well furnished and equipped with two terraces and the play equipment was a welcome bonus too. We would recommend it to other families.
Lovely apartment with stunning views + pool
My family (2 adults and 3 small children) had a great time at Poparello. Judith and Geoffrey, the hosts, looked after us extremely well and gave us lots of advice on what to do in the area. The apartment has very comfortable beds and the pool is gorgeous. We loved the salt water and the views are stunning. We saw eagles and heard wild boar! Highly recommend.
Amazing & unbelievable views in Umbria
Poparello has a spectacular location with maybe the best views in Umbria. The infinity pool is beautiful. Judith & Geoffrey went above and beyond the call in providing a welcoming and inclusive holiday for our family. They provide an outstanding guidebook and information on what to see and do. The little extras are much appreciated.
Our holiday in Umbria
POPARELLO is exactly as Judith and Geoffrey say 'Home is Where the Heart is'. Their hearts have gone into making this wonderful area of Umbria a 'Home'. We had a fantastic holiday at Poparello which is found a good mile off the main road so you are away from noise, other properties and is in an idyllic area with outstanding views. The apartment is attached to the main house with a private entrance. It has 2 spacious bedrooms, a modern shower room and a well equipped kitchen.
We enjoyed excellent meals with Judith and Geoffrey as well as meals at L'Oca Bruciata in Paciano and Hotel Vannucci in Citta della Pieve. The American Bar also in Citta della Pieve is well worth a visit. Assisi, Lake Trasimeno, Orvieto, Cartona and Perugia are all accessible for a day visit. We visited Rome on the train which took just over the hour travelling time but also could have visited Florence in the opposite direction. Poparello has a wonderful Infinity Pool, a large terrace and play area for the children. Geoffrey can organise Wine tasting, Italian cookery courses and is more than willing to help to make your holiday so memorable.
A must visit
The accommodation provided a welcome secluded clean, quality restful retreat yet still provided a convenient base to explore the wonderful sites of Umbria and Tuscany and the nearby numerous good dining opportunities. Relax by the large infinity pool taking in the breath-taking views from the comfortable sun loungers. Judith and Geoffrey provide a happy, friendly and helpful service to their guests and we have no hesitation in recommending Poparello.
We spent four peaceful nights at Poparello. We woke to sun, birds singing and wonderful views.
A car is a must but many townships with stunning architectural treasures, great views and of course Italian food and wine are within easy reach; notably Assisi and Orvieto (but many more). Or you can walk from Poparello into surrounding countryside (the grounds themselves offer interest on fauna and flora) or nearby Paciano.
The accommodation is spotlessly clean. The hosts Judith and Geoffrey were physios and they have designed facilities in a way that suits people with mobility problems including wheelchair users).
We alternated sight-seeing with relaxation. The infinity pool is unique in my experience with unhindered views of surrounding countryside from a very high vantage point.
We ate out, bar-b-cued and on one evening took up the advertised offer of a meal with our hosts.
It was all a thoroughly agreeable experience but we do not want to praise it too much in case it gets too booked up!
From the Owner
“Very special location.”
Activity and Interests
Special interest holidays:
Specific Walking Holidays within Tuscany and Umbria are arranged each year, usually to coincide with the Spring Flowers and Autumn Colours, when the temperatures are more favourable.
Please ask for more details.
Lovely walks from the house to local villages.
Horse riding is also possible.
For children / young adults : Water slide park 15 minutes away at Tavernelle.
Lake Trasimeno provides beach areas, pedalos, there are boat trips to two of the third islands on the lake.
There is a zoo, well sort of a zoo, in Perugia !
Always ask for details of weekly events.
Poparello is situated around 10 kilometres south west of Lake Trasimeno, the fourth largest lake in Italy.
There are small sandy beaches on the lakeside, with numerous water based sports available.
From the end of March to mid September there are regular boat trips to two of the main islands on the lake.
A Car is really essential, unless you want us to pick you up from the airport.
Perugia Airport - 45 minutes. Rome Ciampino Airport - 1hour 45 minutes. Rome Fiumicino Airport - 2 hours. Pisa Airport - 2 hour 10 minutes.
Also Florence - 1 hour 30 minutes.
Train Journey from Rome (to Chiusi) - 1 hour 15 minutes.
Driving from the UK (either from Rotterdam/Zeebrugge or Calais) - take 2 days. Stop off in Switzerland and you have around 7 hours driving each day. (1500 kilometres)
Paciano : 5 minutes (3 kilometres)
Moiano : 6 minutes (5 kilometres)
Chiusi (Motorway A1) - 20 minutes (15 kilometres.)
Florence : 1 hour 30 minutes
Rome : 2 hours
Assisi : 1 hour
Siena : 1 hour 30 minutes
Montepulciano : 40 minutes
Rome by train 1 hour 16 minutes. Florence : 1 hour 35 minutes.
Paciano - Local Supermarket. Butcher. 2 Restaurants. 2 Bars. 1 Bancomat, Pharmacy.
Moiano - Many Local shops, including baker, butcher, supermarket, bank, petrol station, hairdresser, pharmacy.
Po Bandino - Large Supermarkets.
There are numerous restaurants in the area.
|Rental Period||Minimum Price||Additional Nights||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Event Price|
Early Spring 2017
4 Mar 2017 - 8 Apr 2017
1 night minimum stay
for 1 night
9 Apr 2017 - 29 Apr 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Late Spring 2017
30 Apr 2017 - 27 May 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Early Summer 2017
28 May 2017 - 24 Jun 2017
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Mid Summer 2017
25 Jun 2017 - 15 Jul 2017
6 night minimum stay
for 6 nights
High Summer 2017
16 Jul 2017 - 9 Sep 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Late Summer 2017
10 Sep 2017 - 30 Sep 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
1 Oct 2017 - 25 Nov 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Additional pricing information
|Fees||No additional mandatory fees|
Deposit : 25% at the time of booking.
Final payment eight weeks before the start of the holiday.
Preferable day for changeover : Saturday, but we are flexible on arrival and departure days.
Arrival Time - 2.00pm
Departure Time - 10.00am
We are flexible on arrival /departure times depending on other guests. You can use the pool & separate shower.
Notes on prices:
Our prices are per week. Please ask for daily rates as they are slightly higher than the pro rata week rate.
We sometimes have special offers, please contact us for further details, especially at the start and end of the season.
We offer special prices if you wish to help with the olive harvest at the end of October.
Owner's Cancellation Policy
- Available arrival
From the Owner
“There are numerous properties in this area, but Poparello probably has the most spectacular location. As far as we know this is the only property with a large 12 metre by 6 metre double infinity pool. Air conditioning to all bedrooms added in 2016. Peaceful location with over 240 degrees panoramic view over Umbria and Tuscany from the house and pool.”
- Away From It All
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- Ceiling Fans
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- Hair Dryer
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- Internet ...
- Iron & Board
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- Coffee Maker ...
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- Refrigerator ...
- Hob ...
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- Child's Highchair
- Dining ...
- Dining Area
- Books ...
- DVD Player ...
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- Games ...
- Music Library ...
- Pool Table ...
- Stereo ...
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- Video Library ...
Pool / Spa
- Private Pool ...
- Events Allowed
- Long-term Renters Welcome
- children welcome
- non smoking only ...
- pets considered ...
- suitable for elderly or infirm
- wheelchair accessible ...
- live theatre
- recreation centre
- water parks
- winery tours
- bird watching
- horse riding
- outlet shopping
- scenic drives
- sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses
- massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities
- equestrian events
- mountain biking
- whitewater rafting
- Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
- Large Walk In Shower Room between the two bedrooms. Suitable for all ages and wheelchair friendly, if necessary.
- 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
- Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot, Master with KIng Size Bed. Cot or single bed available. A/C.
- Bedroom 2 - Can be double bed, twin room or three beds in the room. A/C.
- Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4 (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 - 4m by 4m Master Bedroom, with vaulted ceiling and ceiling fan, with patio doors to a private terrace. Third bed or cot easily possible. Bedroom 2 - Double or Twin Room, your choice; possibility of a third bed or cot.
- Bicycles ...
- Terrace ...
- Golf ...
- Garden ...
- Barbecue ...
- Ski & Snowboard ...
- Tennis ...
- 2 bicycles
Learn more about this holiday rental at the owner's website
- Notes on accommodation: Traditional Italian Furniture, with wrought iron beds and locally sourced fittings. The bedrooms are fully air-conditioned (new for 2016) and have ceiling fans. There are two private outside terraces, one East and one West facing, with tables and chairs on each. There are further communal terraces. Bathrobes are provided for each guest. Outside: The apartment has two private outside terraces, one East and one West facing, with tables and chairs on each. There are further communal terraces. There are extensive garden areas around the house, which are easily accessible. There are olive groves and woodlands provide lovely walks through the countryside. Utility Room: No utility room in the apartment, but separate utility room where washing facilities are available. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: All linen, towels, including pool towels provided. The apartment is cleaned and all linen/towels changed each complete week. Other: Small Hallway, with storage.