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The Country House Fonte Pecciano 1856

Our nineteenth century brick and stone farmhouse will give you all the atmospehere of the past with all the comforts of the present.



The house, built in 1856, was renovated in 1992 and improvements have been continuous since 2012. The work has been carried out in keeping with the traditional architectural styles of both Siena and Umbria.


The house now has all the modern comforts and can accommodate guests in three different lodgings. The secluded corners of the garden, the pool and the terraces invite you to enjoy the surrounding landscape and amazing sunsets. 

Hospitality and a welcoming homely atmosphere are the aspects that the owners wish to convey to their guests.

In this regard carefully devised touches have been added to offer complete relaxation, converting your stay into an unforgettable holiday.  

Fonte Pecciano 1856 is located on a hillside, surrounded by open country but just 5 kilometres away from Castiglione del Lago, a beautiful Umbrian town on Lake Trasimeno.

Our house is in a splendid location for touring central Italy. Within an easy drive are numerous medieval villages and towns such as Cortona, Montepulciano and Pienza and the cities of Perugia, Assisi and Orvieto.

(See Travel Suggestions in this regard).


  • Cortona, Montepulciano, Città della Pieve and Panicale  are only  1/2 an hour drive; 

  • Siena, Perugia, Assisi, Orvieto, Arezzo,  are 1 hour drive distant

  • Rome or Florence are 2 hours by train

​Florence and Rome are easily visited in a day trip, but as parking is impossible and expensive in both cities you will be well advised to leave your car behind and take the train.  Italian trains are frequent and very reasonably priced. 

We introduce you Nihal,

our quiet and sociable dog.


Surely she will be the first to meet you.

If you also have a four-legged friend you want to bring with you, please contact us.

They will be welcome in compatibility with  the other guests and if conditions permit it .

What Guests say about us


Fabulous apartment in a beautiful house. Located within a reasonable drive of many of the local Tuscan tourist areas. The house and grounds were wonderful to relax in. There was also an opportunity soak up the late days sunshine by the pool after a day out exploring. Simona provided great ideas on what and where to go. She is very knowledgeable of the local area and can guide you for your specific needs. Lake Trasimeno and the walled Castiglione del Lago are close by with a good range of restaurants and supermarkets. Dave & Swan June 2018


Tra l’Umbria e la Toscana esiste un posto speciale, nel quale riappropriarsi del proprio spazio e rilassarsi. Qui puoi fare un tuffo in piscina e ammirare il panorama circostante. C’è anche un cagnolino dolcissimo pronto a farti le feste quando rientri e a darti la giusta dose di coccole. Le camere dell’appartamento sono belle, spaziose e curate. Godetevi il cielo stellato e il canto delle cicale, ma soprattutto ascoltate i consigli di Simona, una proprietaria di casa discreta ma sempre disponibile. Noi ci torneremo di sicuro a respirare un po’ di pace, immersi nella natura.Alessandra August 2020

Ruhe & Erholung pur. Einfach ankommen. Wunderbarer Pool, tolle Aussicht, Umbrien und Toskana in einem, tolle Gastgeber und Gastgeber-Hund Nihal😍. Gerne wieder! Petra September 2020

Simona's place is absolutely beautiful, lives up to and by far exceeds the pics you see when booking. She is also a wonderful host and so helpful with giving information about what to do and see in the surrounding areas. Will highly recommend her place and love to come back soon. Shaun September 2019

Die Lage dieser Unterkunft ist kaum in Worte zu beschreiben. Das Haus ist in Mitten einer malerischen Landschaft gelegen und grenzt unmittelbar an ein Naturreservat. Die Wohnung ist gut eingerichtet und Simona war eine tolle Gastgeberin. Caroline May 2018

Great location to explore Tuscany and Umbria with our bikes. House is well off the main road so is incredibly quiet and peaceful, and has beautiful surrounds. Close drive to various lovely towns for dinner. Matthew October 2017

We could not have had a better time at Simona's. The hosts were kind and helpful, and the surroundings were absolutely stunning. Simon took such time to answer our questions about itineraries for our stay, and every one of her suggestions was accurate. The lesser known towns and restaurants she suggested were some of our favorite parts of the trip. We also loved just spending time on her beautiful property and walking through the surrounding fields/olive groves. Sanouri October 2017

Simona is such an excellent host. I cannot rate her highly enough. She is very friendly and full of local advice. We took a few day trips to Rome, Siena and Florence and Simona was always prepared with advice on the best places to have lunch or more importantly, where you could get non tourist priced gelato! The apartment is wonderful and the location is great. Although it was a bit too cold to use the pool (such a shame), we did love having breakfast on the terrace and reading in the hammocks. Highly recommended. Anugrah September 2017

Simona war uns eine herzliche und liebevolle Gastgeberin. Sie war sehr darum bemüht unseren Aufenthalt so angenehm wie möglich zu bereiten! Ihr Inserat bei Airbnb ist wahrheitsgetreu bzgl. der tatsächlichen Wohnsituation und kann doch nicht die Schönheit und die Gemütlichkeit widerspiegeln, die einen erwartet, sobald man ihr Anwesen erreicht ankommt. Wir hatten 4 wundervolle Tage in Simonas Wohnung und würden dort auch unseren nächsten Urlaub in der Toskana verbringen wollen. Vielen lieben Dank für all deine Fürsorglichkeit und Herzlichkeit, Simona! Caro September 2017

What a place! photos already give you a hint of how beautiful it is but you have to experience it ! You can stay in a beautiful house at the hills of Umbria with a view all around on the golden hills of the country side! It is an excellent spot to sightsee the nearby cities but as lazy tourists as we are - we just fulfilled our short stay there by resting by the pool , enjoying the peace and quiet and having little walks. All this accompanied by the sweetest creature - little dog Nihal which just stole our hearts. You have everything your need there, perfectly equipped kitchen, comfy bed, clean, beautiful old house, we had a grill there in the evening and enjoyed moon and stars. If you get bored of the swimming pool you can just go to the other side of the house / garden - it is still gonna be beautiful there. Simona and her family also live in the house (in a different part of it, you get your own place) but as they have there lives going on we felt just as if we were by ourselves (with our cute dog) with a perfect feeling of welcomeness, friendliness and helpfulness (so many lovely tips and gesture, you were so helpful Simona ! ) Visiting this place just made our holiday better and if you hesitate - you have to live it by yourself, it is just so worth it, no matter how long the drive and how shortly you can stay. We would love to stay there longer! and the final part of the road to the house is a little bit bumpy but if our car made it, yours will too ! Jensemann September 2017

Il soggiorno presso il casale di Simona è stato semplicemente perfetto! Posizione davvero ideale per rifugiarsi lontano dal caos metropolitano, ma a due passi dalla deliziosa Castiglione del Lago e ben collegata con le più note città limitrofe. L'appartamento è semplice, ma arredato con gusto e pulitissimo. Rilassarsi a bordo piscina circondati dall'incantevole panorama della campagna circostante vi farà davvero staccare la spina...non perdetevi il tramonto...splendido e incastonato tra le colline vi lascerà senza fiato...da cartolina! Simona è stata da subito molto cordiale e disponibile, ma mai invadente. Consiglio questa struttura in particolar modo a chi, come noi, ha un amico a quattro zampe, la piccola Nihal, cagnolina di Simona, sarà la compagna di giochi ideale ;) L'unica nota dolente? Vi troverete così a vostro agio che non vorrete più partire!!! Grazie Simona, a presto :). Valentina Giugno 2017

Au départ, nous devions trouver deux nuits très rapidement dans la région de Castiglione del Lago car notre hôte suivant ne pouvait plus nous héberger aux dates demandées préalablement. Nous avions des critères assez simples pour la recherche, endroit paisible et isolé avec piscine et acceptant les chiens. Suite à nos recherches, nous avons choisi le logement de Simona car elle a été rapide et très sympathique dans ses messages. Malgré le peu de photos représentatives sur l'annonce, nous avons réservé. Quelle surprise à l'arrivée !!! Le logement se mérite car la route d'accès est très discrète et il faut rouler prudemment sur un chemin de campagne avant de découvrir l'agriturismo sur le sommet de la colline. Les vues sont à couper le souffle ! La piscine est idéalement située au sommet afin de profiter des vues. L'appartement est lumineux, décoré avec goût et fraîcheur. D'ailleurs, en ce mois d'août 2016, les températures élevées n'étaient pas un problème vu la fraîcheur de l'appartement. L'ouverture de l'agriturismo est très récente et Simona met tout en œuvre pour améliorer le jardin et les abords déjà très très agréables! L'hôte et sa famille sont très discrets et respectueux mais sont toujours là pour vous donner de précieux conseils. Il y a une autre âme importante à ne pas oublier dans cette demeure, c'est la présence de la petite "Mia", le chien de la famille. Elle veille avec gentillesse et bienveillance sur les occupants et vous apportera de nombreux câlins. Tout cela pour vous dire que si vous avez un doute avant de réserver, et bien ne l'ayez plus car vous risqueriez de passer à côté d'une magnifique expérience. Laissez-vous aller, partagez et communiquez! Vous passerez de magnifiques moments ! Merci Simona, soyez rassurée ! Vous êtes sur la bonne voie ! Vous avez déjà tout ce qu'il faut pour proposer un hébergement de grande qualité ! Nous espérons revenir vous voir très vite ! Valentin & Nathalie August 2016

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