Paciano and Panicale – walking distance

Beyond the natural and artistic beauty, the judges took into account the healthy rustic Umbrian-Tuscan cultural – culinary traditions – which can be sampled in the area’s numerous friendly simple Locandas

Cortona – 30 minutes by car

It is situated on a hill not far from Siena, Assisi and Perugia. Visiting this city means an encounter with Etruscan art, with history and with spirituality.

Siena – 50 minutes by car

Siena, is one of our favorite city in Tuscany. If you spend a week with us at Fontanaro don’t miss a day trip to this city.

Pienza

Pienza is a superb example of Renaissance architecture, built upon request by Enea Silvio Piccolomini, who was Pope Pio II from 1458.

Montepulciano

Montepulciano is a medieval and Renaissance hill town and comune in the province of Siena in southern Tuscany, in Italy.

Montalcino

This is the heart of the world wide famouse Brunello di Montalcino, on of the wines most collected in our private cellar!

Città della Pieve

This characteristic village was touched by the events of the medieval history, and indeed, a number of masters had the control of the town until when Clement VII placed it under the direct control of the Church.

Orvieto

Orvieto origins go back to the Etruscan civilization: the first Etruscan settlements, going back to the 9th Century B.C., infact, were found inside the tufaceous caves in the bedrock upon which today rises the city.

Castiglion del Lago

The name derives from the medieval fortress built around 1250 and called “Castello del Leone” (Lion Castle) because of its pentagonal shape inspired by the constellation Leo.

Trasimeno lake

The coexistence of the green, gently sloping hills of the tuscan-umbrian countryside, with evocative panorama of the lake and historical villages full of art and culture, have given this territory a particular charm.

Chiusi

Chiusi’s origin dates back to the first millennium before Christ. In the 6th century B.C. Clevsin or Chamars (Chiusi’s Etruscan names) was one of the 12 most im­portant cities in the Etruscan federation

Perugia

Umbria’s wonderfully historic capital. The old town which was built with a perspective of the future. The main town centre is easily accessible thanks to the hidden mobile stairs which take you up 500 metres from street level

Deruta

The most famous ceramics town in Italy with more than 200 operating workshops. The most famous is Ubaldo Grazia Maioliche Artistiche and is the oldest continually-owned family pottery workshop for more than 500 years.

Gubbio

The most famous ceramics town in Italy with more than 200 operating workshops. The most famous is Ubaldo Grazia Maioliche Artistiche and is the oldest continually-owned family pottery workshop for more than 500 years.