Casa Alessandra

Petrignano del Lago, Perugia
Bed & Breakfast

Umbria meets Tuscany here, delightfully. Between Cortona & Montepulciano - lake sailing, wineries, gardens - come home to a dip in the pool


3 rooms


Rooms sleep 2


In open, rolling countryside dotted with olive groves, cypresses and umbrella pines, Alessandra’s Umbrian home overlooks the Val de Chiana and is full of light and good taste. It’s built from the warm russet brick typical of the area, with lichen-coloured shutters at the French windows. A lavender and rosemary hedge separates the neat lawn from the pool area with its elegant wrought iron loungers, terracotta pots, plumbago, roses, jasmines. A Fragola vine romps over the pergola on the front terrace where you linger over breakfasts of excellent homemade jams and local breads and plan your day: water sports on Lake Trasimeno? Antique markets in Arezzo? Wine-tasting in Montepulciano? Alessandra’s super-knowledgeable and will advise. Then relax in the sitting room with its English country feel under chestnut beams: comfy seating by the wood-burning stove, antiques, rugs, table lamps, family photos. Invitingly pretty, south-facing bedrooms are cottage-style with white-washed beams, soft, floaty and swagged curtains, florals, pastels, embroidered bedspreads – and bright, spotless bathrooms. A happy Anglo/Italian fusion. 


  • Hot tub
  • WiFi
  • Swimming pool
  • Mobile reception
  • Spa
  • Breakfast included
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Bar
  • Parking on premises
  • Licensed premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Accessible by public transport
  • Wheelchair access
  • Limited mobility
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Garden
  • Tennis court
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Children welcome
  • Books and toys
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair


  • Pub within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles


  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming

& pricing

Booking information

Booking restrictions
Pets by arrangement.
Owner has pets
Animals living on the property.
Dinner available. Restaurants 10-minute drive.


Nightly price
from €150
1 Double
From €200
2 Twin/doubles
From €150


Fantastic setting, owner wonderful and an expert cook and hostess. The views from the house and garden is no less than breathtaking. Highly recommendable!

Mikael, Copenhagen

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The neighbourhood

Local points of interest from Alessandra Bisgood

  • An old Umbrian red brick farmhouse restored over time this is my haven. Its a perfect spot for exploring this lovely region. With an easy drive to many famous spots and restaurants. Not to mention the vineyards worth stopping off at to sample their produce
  • Faded red brick externally; beautiful beamed ceilings, terra cotta floors & travertine marble bathrooms internally. Sunny, bright, airy & spacious the interiors are finished perfectly with an eye to comfort & designed with Italian influence.
  • Have breakfast on the terrace overlooking the swimming pool and beyong to Monte Amiata & Cetona. Then drive off to Montepulciano, Pienza, Cortona, and the many hill top towns around the Lago di Trasmeno. Returning for Aperitivos on the terrace.
  • Take a boat out onto the lake with Luri who can take you to a lake side restaurant or out on a sunset trip providing aperitivos & nibbles as you drift around the islands watching the sun set behind the mountains.
  • Take a day doing nothing, relax by the pool on compfy sunloungers under umbrellas made from lake reeds or take shade in the newly finished pool house with sofas,music & drinks fridge next to the BBQ area. Have dinner cooked by the owner on the terrace.
  • This is a beautifully quiet family home. Outside the gates you can go for a run, walk down the quiet country tracks through vineyards & olive groves or simply sit by the pool and relax. Get away from it all.