THE BUILDINGS OPTIONS
We are on a hill and this farmhouse is located in the lower part of the property. Because of the many trees there is here no lake view, but families with children love this location because they can play safely in the yard, follow the work and the feeding of the animals, take riding lessons in the paddock. The restaurant is very close to it. You have to walk 500 meters through the olive grove to get to the big swimming pool, but the effort is rewarded with the beauty of the place. Each apartment has an outdoor area with garden table, chairs and parasol. A barbecue and a ping pong table is available to all guests.
THE LAKE HOUSE
With open view on the Trasimeno lake , from this farmhouse the swimming pool is 300 meters away, up the hill. The restaurant and the riding paddock are 200 meters down hill. In the nearby grove the children will find a playground. The apartments preserve the spirit of the area and are furnished with antiques. They can accomodate from 2 to 6 people. Everyone has an outdoor area with garden table, chairs and parasol. A free washing machine can be used by all guests.
THE COACH HOUSE
Independent cottage in the woodland garden at the middle of the estate. About 50 square meters large bedroom with view, living room with two beds possibility, bathroom with tub and shower. From 2 to 4 people. The swimming pool is 450 meters away. It has a small garden outside with its table and chairs. Our most ancient princess bedroom forniture are in this house.
THE WOODCUTTER’S HOUSE
Independent cottage surrounded by the woodland garden and the olive grove. The view of the lake only peeps through the olive trees. Between the twittering of birds, the house can accommodate two families. About 100 m2 large, with 3 bedrooms, two bathrooms with tub and shower, kitchen/lounge. From 4 to 8 people. The swimming pool is 500 meters away.
WHAT TO KNOW
We have a minimum staying of 3 nights in all months except July and August which is one week staying: Friday-Friday / Saturday-Saturday / Sunday-Sunday.
WHAT TO VISIT
AT YOUR RIGHT UMBRIA AT YOUR LEFT TUSCANY
The Trasimeno Lake, its island and all lovely towns (like Passignano perfect for an aperitivo night on the lake shores) around it give the opportunity to visit small medieval towns, for children we advice to take the boats and visit Maggiore and Polvese islands (Lucia has always available all ferry hours).
On the right the green Umbria offers many ancient towns to visit: the small but ADORABLE town of Corciano (super romantic at night!), Gubbio and Spello medieval towns full of churches, museums and history. At 45 minutes by car with the highway a special visit is mandatory to Assisi and its Cathedral.
On your left lots of stunning Tuscan towns and cities are pretty near from la Dogana. The magical Cortona, perfect for a romantic walk at night or for visiting its stunning churches (included the so called Devil Route church or the Eremo of San Francesco were the peace of the forest and the waterfall fills the hearts and the souls.
With the car in 1 hour you are at the Medieval town of Arezzo where the first week end of each month there is the beautiful antique forniture market (here the link: http://www.fieraantiquaria.org ) where we also bought many dogana’s ancient pieces for the apartments! At 45 minutes by car the famous city of Siena with its towers and its stunning Cathedral. On the way back to la Dogana if you like shopping there is the Valdichiana Outlet (link: http://www.valdichianaoutlet.it/en/home ) with lots of brands and super discounts (Nike, Adidas, Levis, Intimissimi etc.).
Montepulciano and all the wine routes are also at 45 minutes / 1 hour by us! We advise to visit one of our favourite ancient villa and its secret garden LA FOCE (link: https://www.lafoce.com/it/ )