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Located within the beautifully-restored 13th century Castello di Gaiche, and overlooking the castle's courtyard, the apartment, refurnished and redecorated, provides classic Umbrian accommodation in a peaceful and attractive location. The area is excellent for walking, cycling or just relaxing outside in the castle's park. A number of circular walks start from the castle, taking you through the rolling, wooded Umbrian countryside, filled with rosemary, lavender and olive trees. Access is via a partly unmade 1 km road winding up the hill above Collebaldo and the picturesque Castiglion Fosco. Castello di Gaiche is positioned at the top of a hill overlooking the Nestore valley, some 18km south of Lake Trasimeno, 30km from Assisi and 18 km from the medioeval city of Perugia.
About the Owner
Languages spoken:German, English, Italian
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:September 2013
Interaction with guests:
Guests have full use of the castle grounds, including the private swimming pool. There is central heating for the colder times of the year.
Castello di Gaiche is positioned at the top of a hill overlooking the Nestore valley, some 5 km south-east of Tavernelle, to the south of Lake Trasimeno. Access is via a 1 km road winding up the hill above the picturesque villages of Castiglion Fosco and Collebaldo.
Castiglion Fosco (10 minutes by car) offers a small grocers (alimentari), bar, pharmacy and post office. Tavernelle (15 minutes) is larger, with supermarkets, banks, petrol stations, bars, shops, restaurant etc. Castiglione del Lago, with its old town and 16th Century castle overlooking Lake Trasimeno, is about 45 minutes away.
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About the neighbourhood
Castello di Gaiche is in Umbria (the 'green heart of Italy'), 20 km south-west of Perugia and 15 km south of Lake Trasimeno. It is about 45 minutes from the main A1 autostrada that runs down Italy from Bologna, past Rome.
Driving distances to towns and cities:
Castiglione del Lago (Lake Trasimeno): 28 km Perugia: 30 km Assisi: 50 km Chiusi (Etruscan centre): 29 km Orvieto: 70 km Siena: 108 km Florence: 150 km Rome: 175 km (airports 200 km)
Shopping The closest shops are a small alimentari in Castiglion Fosco, a Despar at the Y-junction at Oro on the way from Castiglion Fosco to Tavernelle, and a small Coop in Pietrafitta.Tavernelle is well supplied with supermarkets:an A&O supermarket on the road out of Tavernelle towards Perugia (onright ½ km from the eastern roundabout by the Conad) which is open 08:3 0–20:00 Mondays to Saturdays (also shorter hours on Sundays); two Conads one at either end of the town on the main road th rough Tavernelle;a Coop in the Centro Genesi, Via Palmiro Togliatti; a EUROSpin just west of the post office area. Tavernelle also has a range of smaller individual s hops – grocers alimentari greengrocers fruttivendolo
How to get there
Airport: Sant Egidio: 40.0 km
Railway: Chiusi Ghianciano Termini: 25.0 km
Ferry: Castiglion del Lago: 25.0 km
The area is excellent for walking, whether locally around the hills above and to the south of Gaiche, or further afield in Umbria or southern Tuscany. Increasingly the paths and recognised walks are being signposted and marked – often by the CAI (Club Alpino Italiano) with its distinctive red and white signs, sometimes with numbers (such as route “10” which passes Gaiche) or just red/white bands painted on trees or rocks.Remember that hunting (of wild boar, in particular) is popular and widespread across Umbria. During the hunting season (October to January) you will find groups of hunters everywhere, with dogs and 4-wheel drive vehicles. Often they will put up signs where they are hunting – you are advised to respect these and avoid walkin
Fishing Nearby, There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive, Horse Riding Nearby, There Are Tennis Courts Nearby, Watersports Nearby, Nearest Beach: 20.0 km.