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Maria Casale Scacchi is the grand-grand mother of Lucia and one of the first women in Italy with a BA in chemistry at Torino University. She discovered the ammonia synthesis formula (the one we use in all cleaning products). With the money the government gave to Maria for this discovery she bought in 1938 La Dogana falling in love of the lake area and its nature.
The venue was then inherited by Lucia de Ferrari, grand-mother of Lucia from which she took the name, that was a precursor of the nowadays agricolture systems, she built the first water system that took water from the lake to irrigate all fields. She also was one of the first women that took the driving licence for airplane in Italy!
In 1970 the venue was inherited by her son Emanuele de Ferrari that made huge investments transforming part of the estate for tourist, being the first in Umbria to rent apartments instead of rooms with the idea of give a strongest sense of holiday with nature.
Today Lucia, the daughter of Emanuele, after a BA in Marketing at the American University runs la Dogana preserving the philosophy, the love and the work of all her family.
FAMILY & AGRICULTURE
La Dogana is a family run historical estate on the border of Tuscany and Umbria, set amongst 4,000 olive trees with stunning views of Lake Trasimeno. It is formed by the Lake house and two independent villas, the coach house and the woodcutter’s house.
The venue is close to the lovely towns of Passignano, Cortona and Tuoro sul Trasimeno. With beaches close-by, boat trips to islands and direct trains to Florence (1.5 hour) and Rome (2.5 hours), there are plenty of activities to do. At 40 minutes distance the town of Pienza, Siena, Montefalco, Montepulciano.
Today Lucia and her father Emanuele de Ferrari run the venue preserving the work of their ancestors and the beauty of its nature.DISCOVER OUR FAMILY
The Lake House is a 1800 century villa formed by eleven apartments each with a living-room, bathroom, kitchenette and one or two bedrooms. Moreover, there are two independent houses in the ancient wood of the property: the coach house (bride and groom suite) and the woodcutter’s house that can accommodate up to 8 guests.
On the top of our hill among 4.000 olive trees there is our swimming-pool, 26 meters x 5.5 meters long with a bathroom, sun beds, umbrellas, a designed secret garden and a wonderful view over the lake and its islands.
Our neighbours have a wonderful vineyard where we organise every week a wine tasting & visit for our guests at a special offer price.DISCOVER OUR APARTMENTS
We organise 7 days retreats in our venue that include yoga lessons, delicious food, accommodation, town tours and many other activities.
Our teachers are world-wide and the whole package is designed personally by me (Lucia). I will show you beautiful small jewellery towns, super particular extra activities and people with their beautiful stories.
All our food is with local products “from the farm to the table” and we offer also gluten free and lactose free menu options.
We put lots of love in any detail of the package.DISCOVER OUR YOGA RETREATS
Let us host your amazing wedding at La Dogana!
Our in-house wedding planner (fluent English) can help you organise everything for your special day – from the ceremony to the wedding reception, music, bride make-up and hairstylist, to fantastic international photographers.
La Dogana offers a choice of options for your welcome night, wedding reception, ceremony and welcome party. The venue can hosts 60 guests at their apartment (bride and groom included) and up to 130 for your wedding reception.
We organise romantic symbolic ceremony in the garden, civil ceremony in an antique fortress in Passignano town (15 minutes from us) overlooking the lake and catholic ceremony in a stunning church in Cortona town (20 minutes from us).
Fill our form to receiver our packages prices and details brochure.DISCOVER OUR APARTMENTS
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ENQUIRIES & VISITs
Lucia +39 347 330 5609 / Emanuele +39 330 2808 45
Office Hours: 09.00 / 19.00
Check-ins: 14.00 / 19.00 – Check-outs: 09.00
Address: via Firenze, 06069 Tuoro sul Trasimeno (pg)
WEDDINGS & EVENTS
Contact Rosie at:
Office Hours: 09.00 / 18.30 – MON / FRI
Viewing visits are possible only with a scheduled appointment.
Contact John at:
Office Hours: 10.00 / 19.00 – BOSTON (US) HOUR
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MY BEHIND THE SCENES LIFE!
I share my days of my life in dogana on my instagram account. It is a way to meet me in person, to know who I am and how dogana is every day.
I am always available in DM for a chat together and to share moments with you. I also share some super offers and spoilers on my new Dogana projects!
I look forward to meeting you