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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 boarder 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 century 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
WEDDINGS & EVENTS
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.LEARN MORE
Our restaurant is located at the center of the property. With views of Lake Trasimeno and its valley from its white wood pergola. Our chef’s philosophy (Lucia’s brother) follow the traditional recipes with a luxury touch.
All our pasta and bread is homemade fresh each day and all ingredients are carefully selected by Stefano Rutigliano our great chef.
The restaurant has a beautiful wooden white pergola where guests can enjoy their romantic dinner looking to the lake and its islands.
All our menu are seasonal and with products of both our regions Umbria and Tuscany.
Stefano worked in the best luxury hotels around the world from hotel Hasler in Rome on the Spanish Steps as for 8 years being the Executive Chef in the Armani Restaurants in Dubai (Emirates). After many years abroad he missed his family and Italy, he came back and took la Dogana restaurant.DISCOVER OUR CHEF
FIND OUR DIFFERENT ENQUIRIES CONTACTS
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
PLEASE READ OUR SECURITY & HYGIENE VENUE RULES
SECURITY & HYGIENE RULES
- After every check-out the apartment is sterilised with an ozone machine.
- All employees and owners always wear masks and gloves when working.
- In all common areas for guests (swimming-pool, restaurant, children’s playground), we will have disinfectant hand gel which all guests are required to use before entering the common areas.
- The law states 7 square meter per person in the swimming pool. Our pool is 26 meters x 5 meters which means a maximum of 18 guests can only be in the pool at the same time. We request that guests are courteous of the time they and their children spend in the pool should other guests be waiting to use it and we request that you do not enter until there are less than 18 people in the pool. Those under 18 years of age, are not permitted to be in the pool area without an adult attending to supervise safety and the rules.
- All pool sun-beds and apartments garden tables & chairs are to be kept at one 1 meter distance and not to be moved from the assigned place.
- It is mandatory for all guests in the common areas of the venue to always keep 1 meter distance from other guests.
- Every apartment should only use the apartment’s assigned garden table and chairs.
Thank you in advance for your understanding & to respect our rules.