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Villa Forconi Luxury Private Villa With Pool, Secluded With Beautiful Views



Updated: 08-Dec-2016
Villa Forconi, Gosparini, Nr. Lake Trasimeno, Umbria, Italy - 10 Minutes To Pretty And Lively Small Town And To Lake Trasimeno

Villa Forconi is a luxury holiday rental villa with wifi, pool, 4 bedrooms and 4 en suite bathrooms. The comfortable and roomy interior and well maintained garden and pool make it a great base from which to explore Umbria and Tuscany. The location is peaceful with a great view from the house down the beautiful Niccone Valley towards the more distant Appenine mountains. Within 15 minutes you can be on the superstrada heading towards Perugia in one direction, or Siena and the A1 autostrada in the other. In 10 to 15 minutes you can be at the lakeside town of Tuoro sul Trasimeno, and, in the other direction, the villages of Lisciano Niccone and Mercatale di Cortona. There are three nearby places to eat, one restaurant, In Bocca al Lupo, can be reached on foot and the other two, Hotel La Cima and Lo Scoiattolo, are a 5 minute car journey or 35 minute walk along a quiet track. Around the house there are many paths and tracks ideal for walking and jogging.

  • Sleeps 10
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Wheelchair access
  • Bookable online

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

I am the booking agent for Villa Forconi, my name is Emma and I live nearby in the Niccone Valley, with my husband, Martin, two daughters and our cat and dog. We run a small rentals agency called Gorgacce Rentals, named after the first house my parents owned here which they bought in the 1980's. In those days before the internet they were very successful at renting their house to holiday-makers and their neighbours asked if they could rent their houses too and from this grew our rentals agency. Seeking a better life Martin and I (with our then one year old daughter, Isabel,) moved here in 1999 and have taken over most of the running of the rental business although my mum still keeps the accounts! Martin runs regular wine tastings at the vineyard in the valley. He is also a keen walker and often takes people on guided walks and he has written a book of local walks available as an e-book called "Circular Walks on the Tuscany Umbria Border".

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Speaks English, German, Italian

4 Reviews

based on 4 holidaymaker reviews


Bellissimo, a villa to cherish

  • 4 of 5

From when you arrive at the villa, everything is superb. Airy sumptuous villa with amazing kitchen and pool. Nino need for air con as screen and shutters provide a great night's sleep. So many wonderful artefacts you feel you are in someone's home. Little touches like loads of luxurious pool towels and loungers. Space for everyone to do their own thing and complete privacy. Only grouch, the 25 minute drive through the forest to get there and a little more for supermarkets and most restaurants. Verdict? Ci tornaremmo, we'll go back!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 2, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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A little piece of paradise

  • 5 of 5

Myself, husband and three sons aged 20, 18 and 13 enjoyed a relaxing week at Villa Forconi. The villa is chic, modern and quite luxurious and the listing describes the villa and facilities well.

All mod cons are available from the three bedrooms with ensuite bathrooms, tv room, large family size kitchen diner, decent size swimming pool, outdoor dining with barbeque and the essential wi-fi.

The additional living room come lounge was lovely for us to relax in during the evening playing board games and listening to music; there were plenty of games to use and a large selection of books at the villa too.

The villa is a little remote but we enjoyed the tranquility and solitude. Finding the villa would not be particularly easy without the excellent directions provided. However, Tuoro is just a twenty minute drive where we found a decent supermarket.

When we first arrived we were met by Mirella who helped us settle in to the property; our arrival was delayed, due to a lengthy 2.5 hour wait at Rome airport to collect our car, but Mirella went out of her way to welcome us on our late arrival.

We ate out at local Tuoro restaurants ll Vecchio Mulino where we felt the food was great value and at I Capricci di Merion where the food was excellent. We also had scrumptious pastries and coffees at Lo Scoiattolo, just ten minutes drive away.

A throughly good holiday was had and the villa is somewhere we could happily recommend to family and friends.

Jayne Dickens

  • Review Submitted: Aug 26, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Enjoy Tuscany and Umbria in this luxury villa

  • 5 of 5

Second time we've stayed here - previously in 2013. It's a superb area to stay in, convenient for hillside towns and the lake. Excellent support as always from the helpful agent, from advice on the area, local restaurants, the booking process, down to the warm welcome when we arrived. High quality villa, well appointed and everything you need. Tranquil surroundings. Highly recommended.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 14, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your review. It is always a great pleasure to know that people have enjoyed their stay. We hope you will return. Emma
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You'll feel like a celeb!!

  • 5 of 5

I booked this villa for my family as we were getting married in Italy and needed accommodation for them. The price was very reasonable and worked out Less than a hotel per night.

The drive up to the villa is a little tricky as its a dirt track but was fine after taking it slowly and well worth it as its tucked away and very secluded with fantastic views. You feel like a celeb when the electric gates open and you drive down the tree lined drive way. The house itself is something special, very homely, modern and decorated to such a high standard. All the bedrooms are huge, each with either a sitting area, balcony or library!!! All have very large modern en suites and you feel like you have complete privacy. The lounge is really cosy with comfy sofas which you don't often get in Italian villas, it really does feel like being at home (but better). The kitchen is massive and has everything you need and all the little extras which mean you don't have to spend a fortune in the supermarket! It has a lovely big pool with lots of room around it and seating along with a lawned area to play games and a big dining table inside and out.

The villa is about a 15 minute drive from Tuoro Sul Trasimeno centre and not really in walking distance to anything but if you don't mind this then the quality and privacy of the villa is worth it. Tuoro itself is lovely with some restaraunts, bars and shops and only a few minutes on from there is a beach bar/restaurant and night club called Ciao Ciaos which is great. There is also a beach on the lake with water sports. You are a 20 minute drive from the main road to Florence, Rome and Perugia and within accesable distance to many day trips.

Lastly, the managing agent are excellent and on hand whilst there as well as replying to ensils within a day.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 4, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for such a great review of Villa Forconi and the surrounding area. we are so glad you enjoyed your stay at the house and do hope you will return soon. Emma
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MAEC - Museo dell'Accademia Etrusca e della Città di Cortona
Il Vecchio Mulino
Lo Scoiattolo
Via Nazionale
Piazza della repubblica
Tuoro sul Trasimeno
Passignano Sul Trasimeno
Rapolano Terme
Valdichiana Outlet Village
prada space
Radda in Chianti
San Gimignano
The Mall
Chianti Sculpture Park
Trattoria Dardano
Relais La Corte dei Papi
La Grotta
Pizzeria Fufluns
I Capricci di Merion

From the Owner

Villa Forconi is fantastically comfortable. Complete peace and privacy. The English speaking house-keeper Mirella does a wonderful job of looking after the house and guests.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Perugia at 50 Kilometres Nearest Barpub : Lo Scoiattolo at 5 Kilometres Nearest Ferry : Lake Trasimeno, Tuoro beach at 10 Kilometres Nearest Golf : Antongnolla at 45 Kilometres Nearest Train : Terontola-Cortona at 16 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : Lo Scoiattolo at 5 Kilometres Nearest Beach : Lake Trasimeno, Tuoro beach at 10 Kilometres Car: necessary

Special interest holidays:

Many local places offer cookery lessons and cooking demonstrations in which guests participate can be arranged at the villa. Ask us for details.

There is a comprehensive e-book of local walks available from Amazon called Circular Walks on the Tuscany Umbria Border by Martin Daykin. One of the routes passes very close to Villa Forconi, in 5 minutes you could walk up from the house and join the "Above Lisciano Niccone" walk, a 2.5 to 3 hour route that takes in some spectacular views of Lake Trasimeno.


A car is essential if you are staying at Villa Forconi. It is around 16 hours' drive from the channel ports so at least one overnight stop from the UK is recommended. Car hire is available at all airports.


Perugia 40 minutes

Ancona 2 hours

Florence 2 hours

Rome 2.5 hours

Pisa 3 hours

Bologna 3 hours

Train stations

Tuoro sul Trasimeno 15 minutes

Terontola (main line to Rome & Florence) 20 minutes


The small town of Tuoro sul Trasimeno and the villages of Mercatale di Cortona and Lisciano Niccone are all 15 minutes' drive.

Cortona 30 minutes

Perugia 35 minutes

Assisi 45 minutes

Spoleto 1 hour

Siena 1 hour

Florence <2 hours

Rome 2.5 to 3 hours

Further Details:

The nearest villages of Lisciano Niccone and Mercatale di Cortona and the town of Tuoro sul Trasimeno all have restaurants, bars and small supermarkets. Larger supermarkets can be found in Umbertide, Magione, Castiglion del Lago and Camucia (below Cortona).

Prices and Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Autumn 2016
1 Oct 2016 - 16 Dec 2016
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Winter Holiday 2016/7
17 Dec 2016 - 6 Jan 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Spring 2017
29 Apr 2017 - 19 May 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Late May - early June 2017
20 May 2017 - 16 Jun 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Late June - mid July 2017
17 Jun 2017 - 14 Jul 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
High Summer 2017
15 Jul 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Early September 2017
2 Sep 2017 - 15 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Late September 2017
16 Sep 2017 - 29 Sep 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Low season (pool closed)
30 Sep 2017 - 27 Apr 2018
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £500

Payments are not normally refundable. If, however, cancellation is received at least 8 weeks prior to the dates of your holiday we will endeavour to resell the period and if successful, refund the deposit less any additional costs incurred. You are strongly encouraged to take appropriate travel insurance including cancellation cover. Your damage deposit will be returned 1 week after departure from the property.

We will acknowledge receipt of your booking form and payment by email and if there is anything else you want to know, or have any special requirements, please do let us know.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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From the Owner

As booking agents who live nearby we want all our guests to enjoy their stay at Villa Forconi. You can book knowing that we are on hand to deal with problems that may arise during your stay, we are always available by phone, text, WhatsApp and by email. We have decided not to use Owners Direct online booking service so that we do not have to pass on their processing fee to our guests. We have also been made aware that Owners Direct can be very slow at responding to problems with payments and return of security deposits. We invite all our guests to a wine tasting evening at the local vineyard. This is a regular event run by by husband Martin Daykin who recently passed his Italian Sommeliers Association exams.

Property Type

  • villa


  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove


  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area


  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television

Pool / Spa

  • Private Pool


  • children welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible ...

Location Type

  • mountain
  • rural


  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • forests
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours

Leisure Activities

  • bird watching
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • golf
  • swimming
  • tennis


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure, Bidet
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure, Bidet
  • Bathroom 3 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure, Bidet
  • Bathroom 4 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure, Bidet
  • All en suite bathrooms: Ground floor #1 Shower, tub, double sink, wc, bidet, Upper Floor #2 Shower, tub, double sink, wc, bidet #3 Shower, tub, double sink, wc, bidet #4 Shower, tub, double sink, wc, bidet


  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Bedroom 2
  • Bedroom 3
  • Bedroom 4 - 1 Sofa bed/Futon, This is an extra bedroom or a 2nd sitting room
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 10 (4 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Ground floor bedroom 1 (wheelchair access) #1 Double bed, en suite. Upper Floor, bedrooms 2, 3 & 4 #2 Double bed, en suite. #3 Double bed, extra sofa bed, en suite. #4 Double bed on mezzanine, private sitting room below with sofa bed, en suite


  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue


  • Self-catering


  • Notes on accommodation: The sleeping arrangements at Villa Forconi are very flexible, up to 10 people can be accommodated in the house and it can be rented as a three or four bedroom villa. If rented with three bedrooms, there is a second living / TV room with adjacent bathroom. If rented with four bedrooms, a sofa in the TV room converts into a double bed and the adjacent bathroom becomes en suite. If guests can share a room but do not wish to share a double bed there are two sofa beds in the spacious bedroom suites that can be used. Each bedroom has its own seating area where, should you wish, you can relax away from the communal living areas. Bedrooms #1 and #4 also have TVs with satellite channels. Villa Forconi is furnished and equipped to a very high standard, it has spacious rooms and offers great value for money for those seeking a luxury rental property. Outside: The garden is accessed from the living room, kitchen, dining room and bedroom by french windows. The main garden area and pool are all on a level with the ground floor. Directly outside the dining room there is a maiolica table with large umbrella for shade, the position of the table on a corner terrace also means that the walls of the house provide shade during the day. Nearby is a large barbecue that can easily feed all the members of your group. The 12 x 6metre swimming pool has internal steps and a wide paved surround. There are plenty of sun loungers and a swing seat by the pool. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Towels and linen are changed every week during your stay. Maid service and a cook can be arranged if required. Other: The second living room is also on the ground floor and can be used as a TV room. It also converts into bedroom#1 when 4 bedrooms or wheelchair access are required. One of the sofas in this rooms converts into a very comfortable double bed.

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