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The apartments described in the following can also be rented without the use of kitchen and living room as separate single and double rooms with bathroom.

There is no alarm clock at Casa Lauretana, but you might hear a pair of woodpeckers and lots of other birds singing around the house in the morning. Guests can sleep for as long or as short as they like. But I recommend, when you show up for breakfast, please…be hungry.

Breakfast at Casa Lauretana consists of regional products, it changes daily and with the seasons. Usually it is served outdoors, in nature, either on the loggia or on the covered terrace, but also, very romantic, at a table for two.

Apartment Bella Toscana

3 – 4 people

This friendly accommodation is located on the first floor and is accessed by a a large external stairway with a beautiful loggia. The main entrance leads into the spacious living-room with sofa and armchair, plus a fully equipped kitchen and dining area with a decorative, ancient stone fireplace.

From here there is a beautiful restored antique wooden door that takes you to the tastefully furnished, bright and relaxing double-bed room (1 bed for 2 or 2 singles) with a vista of Toscana. There is also access to the a single-bed room and a modern bathroom with walk-in shower.

Guests can have breakfast outside on the loggia while enjoying the relaxing and tranquil atmosphere, and admire the peace of the most typical countryside of Montepulciano. The huge garden also gives many other peaceful possibilities to sit and enjoy a meal, a cappuccino or a glass of wine.

Apartment Bella Umbria

1 – 2 people

This well equipped ground floor apartment with a private entrance offers a friendly kitchen and living-room with a pull-out sofa and a wood burner to create a cozy atmosphere.

A small corridor leads to the bathroom with a modern walk-in shower and to the relaxing, charming double-bed room which has a door to the outside of the house. Fine antique furniture characterizes this comfortable accommodation.

Guests can have breakfast outside on the little terrace, at a table for two, breathing in the calmness of the fascinating countryside around the house or enjoy their meals somewhere in the spacious garden.

The spacious garden with its panoramic views

The extensive garden offers various options for retreating. There is a larger covered terrace with wooden furniture, a pizza oven and grill where you can enjoy a meal, a cappuccino or a glass of wine at any time. The shady pergola with pallet furniture, which is a little further away, is also available to guests. And… a chair or garden lounger can be set up anywhere here.

No matter where you are hiding on this property, whether you are reading a book, doing some yoga exercise or sitting quietly on a bench – here, in the middle of nature, surrounded by silence and a fascinating landscape, you can quickly switch off and relax.

You may even be lucky enough to observe a snake eagle in the sky or a hoopoe or a green woodpecker nearby…And by the end of the day you can watch incredibly beautiful sunsets and enjoy their changing colors – they are all different, every day.

What else you should know

A 250 mt cross road leads to Casa Lauretana. The farmhouse stays completely isolated, surrounded by nature, and yet it is only a 5-10 minute walk to the centre of Petrignano del Lago. The town has a small corner shop and a friendly bar, which is a meeting point for young and old, offering a delicious cappuccino.

Casa Lauretana is the perfect starting point for relaxed walks, long or short distance, far away from any road traffic or noise. The famous Pilgrim road Via Romea which starts in Northern Germany, passes nearby the farmhouse.

The philosophy of the host is based on making her guests “feel at home” and enjoy the panoramic relaxation, so that who ever remains even just for one day afterwards feels ready to face the daily routine with coolness and new energies.

The host, speaks 5 languages and is at the guests’ disposal. She knows how to transmit her love for this country to all who have not yet experienced it. She gives you all kinds of inside tips for touristic activities, and, on request, she would be pleased to go to the market with you or source local producers of wine, olive oil or Pecorino cheese.

Pets are not allowed.

My beloved Umbria

Is it the beauty of a little chapel or the Terracotta tiles of some secluded farm glittering a reddish orange in the evening sun?

Or maybe the shades greyish green of the cypresses and olive groves emerging from the morning fog? Is it the uniquely serene delete soft countryside around Lago Trasimeno with its utterly charming little towns?

It is all of those and much more, along with the kindness of the people in this region, their calm, slower pace of life, their deep love for family and spectacular food which all contribute to the quality of life here.

Wealth, power and industry have not yet taken over this particular spot of the world. We can only hope that this will continue.