Use of car is indispensable. Car hire at all airports and opposite Chiusi railway station.
The nearest highway exit is 5 km from the property.
Terontola railway station is 6 km away, with direct connections to Rome, Florence, Arezzo and Perugia.
The nearest airports are Perugia Sant'Egidio (53km, Florence (125 km), Forlì (164 km), Ancona International Airport (165 km), Pisa (192 km), Bologna (217 km), Rome Fiumicino and Ciampino (232 and 214 km respectively).
The nearest shop for food staples and a very good olive oil producer are 4 km from the property, while more extensive facilities (supermarkets, post office, banks, police station, etc.) can be found in Terontola (5 km), Pozzuolo (5 km), Castiglione (10km) and Cortona (15km). There are many excellent restaurants and trattorias in the area, the nearest one being only 1.5 km from the house.
During the summer the local villages offer quite a lively night-life, with live music and village fairs.
The region offers an incredible array of the most diverse activities, the most prominent one being sightseeing, with a large number of beautiful ancient villages and masterpieces of Italian art - Etruscan to Renaissance - nearby. Among them Castiglione del Lago (10km), Cortona (15km), Montepulciano (23km), Chiusi (24kms), Panicale (26km), Pienza (36km), Cetona (39km), Arezzo (44km), Perugia (47km), Assisi (65km), Siena (68kms), Orvieto (78km), Gubbio (80km), Todi (85km), Spoleto (105km), and of course Florence (120km) and Rome (200km). Most of them are easily accessible thanks to the free highway that runs 5 km from the property and which cuts across Tuscany and Umbria. The spa resorts of Chianciano Terme (30 km), Bagno Vignoni (42 km), Rapolano Terme (42 km), Bagni San Filippo (50 km) and San Casciano dei Bagni (52kms) offer an alternative for a spacial day out.
As for shopping, on top of many top wineries and oil mills, the area is rich in local artefacts, especially hand painted pottery and textiles. Umbria and Tuscany are also the home of many top names of Italian fashion, who run their factory stores locally (among them Prada, Gattinoni, Brunello Cucinelli...). A large Outlet Village selling all categories of goods from top brands is right next to the Valdichiana motorway exit (20 km from the property on the free highway).
All sorts of sports can be practiced locally, from sailing and water skiing to cycling and horseback riding, with several golf courses within easy reach:
Golf Club Valdichiana - 9 holes, in Bettolle (21 km, of which 14 km on the free highway)
Golf Course Lamborghini - 9 holes, in Panicarola (23 km)
Golf Club Antognolla - 18 holes, in San Giovanni del Pantano (42 km of which 23 km on the free highway) – hilly course designed by Robert Trent Jones jr by the Medioeval castle of Antognolla.
Golf Club Perugia - 18 holes, in Ellera Umbra (43 km, of which 30 km on the free highway)
The nearest sandy beach on the Trasimeno lake is 6 km away, while more extensive water sport facilities can be found in Castiglione del Lago and other villages nearby.
Even the sea is not too far, as both the Tirrenean and the Adriatic shores can be reached in approximately 2 hours.
The Amiata ski resorts (Cantore, Marsiliana, Macinaie and Contessa - 12 km of ski slopes, 2 chairlifts, 10 ski-lifts and 2 cross-country trails) are approx 1.5 hr drive (65 km). Easy and not-so-easy slopes for the family are available during the winter season on this dormant volcano.
Please enquire on the specific activities you may be interested in and we shall be happy to provide further information.