Podere Marella

Castiglione del Lago, Perugia
+39 348 222 2962
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€443 - €825
per night
€3100 - €5450
per week

A big, homely farmhouse on the Umbria/Tuscany border for family holidays filled with sunshine, outdoor frolics and good food


5 bedrooms


Sleeps 12

Children welcome
Babies welcome

€443 - €825 per night

€3100 - €5450 per week

The Experience

This handsome 1700s organic winery sits in front of an ancient wood with views over marching vines and the distant peak of Monte Amiata. Climb the grand staircase up to a wisteria-wreathed loggia and step into your generous first floor home-from-home.

Snuggle up on comfy sofas in front of the open fire, relax in big bedrooms (three suites have their own sitting rooms, all are en suite) under beamed ceilings. Outside there’s masses of space: roam the estate, play tennis, fish on the lake. Spend sunny days by the pool which has a kitchen, barbecue, dining table and chairs, a loo and shower – everything you need to stay outside all day. Eat under cover as the sun sets.

Head for Trasimeno beach, 6km; borrow a bike and pedal down woodland trails; head to numerous restaurants serving delicious local dishes; cookery classes, wine tastings, a private chef, sailing on Trasimeno can all be arranged but need to be booked in advance.

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We think you'll love

  • Relaxing on the estate, there's so much to do – cycling, walking, tennis, pool – you won't need to go out every day
  • Visiting Arezzo – the central square is as beautiful as it appears in Roberto Benigni's classic film 'La vita è bella'
  • Arranging a private chef and taking a night off
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You should know

  • The indoor kitchen isn't huge but you can make the most of the outdoor kitchen down by the pool
  • You'll meet three old dogs wandering about the estate and occasionally the workers tending the vines
  • The ground floor is used by the owners who only visit when there are no guests staying


  • EV charger
  • Self check-in
  • Swimming pool
  • Hot tub
  • Garden
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Breakfast included
  • Breakfast available
  • Meals available
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Oven
  • Parking on premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • Accessible by public transport
  • WiFi
  • Television
  • Central heating
  • Limited mobility
  • Wheelchair access
  • Mobile reception
  • Hob
  • Barbecue
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Washing machine
  • Tennis court
  • Microwave oven
  • No smoking
  • Credit cards
  • Working farm
  • Owner has pets
  • Electricity included
  • Dishwasher
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Books and toys
  • Children welcome
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair
  • Fire guard
  • Cot available


  • Pub/bar within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles


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


Nightly price
from €443
Weekly price
from €3100
Damage deposit
Cleaning fee €280 in winter, €320 in summer. Heating and Air Conditioning charged by consumption.
1 House for 12
From €4435 bedrooms


Booking information

Check in
5pm-7pm (at other times by arrangement)
Check out
Other details
Minimum nights stay: 3 nights in low season. 4 nights in shoulder season, 7 nights in high season. Holiday Rental Agreement to be signed.
This property is part of a working farm or vineyard.
Owner has pets
Animals living on the property
Private chef or cooking classes can be arranged on request.


On the borders of Umbria and Tuscany, this large, homely, old-fashioned farmhouse set in light oak woodlands overlooking vineyards and olives feels secluded and secret. Great for families who want to laze by the pool all day but also conveniently placed for many of the major sights in Tuscany and Umbria.

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The neighbourhood

Find shops and a very good restaurant in Petrignano (4km) and larger supermarkets in Castiglione del Lago (11km). Italy’s fourth largest lake, Trasimeno (6km), has two castles and a palace, and makes a super base for beach days, walks, bird watching, fishing, boat trips and sailing. Arezzo (60km) hosts the largest antique market in Italy on the first weekend of every month. Bring your fishing gear to fish the estate lake.

Local points of interest from Marina

  • Passionate about 20th C art? Then don't miss Alberto Burri’s birthplace in Città di Castello. Today the town hosts a collection of the artist’s works at Palazzo Albizzini and at the magnificent Ex Seccatoi del Tabacco, a huge converted tobacco drying barn.
  • For a unique and quite oneiric experience, visit La Scarzuola near Montegabbione. It is the folly of Italian Midcentury architect Tommaso Buzzi, who designed and built his “ideal city” around a Franciscan convent on a hilltop. Make sure you book ahead!
  • For antiques lovers, the market in Arezzo is among the best known in Italy. It takes place in the city centre on the first week-end of every month and hosts over 500 stalls.
  • Should archaeology be your thing, the area is scattered with Etruscan remains. Among the most noteworthy is the Hypogeum of the Volumni near Perugia. The large underground tomb is made up of several rooms, reproducing a house, adorned with statues.
  • Isola Maggiore in Lake Trasimeno is the perfect destination on a warm spring day. Time seems to have stopped in the quaint fishing village. A short uphill walk through an olive grove leads up to the 14th C church, where a beautiful view can be enjoyed.
  • And finally, shopoholics will be happy to know that In the area there are a number of top outlet villages, notably The Mall in Reggello, Valdichiana Outlet Village, and Barberino Design Village. There are also numerous factory outlets, including Prada's.



Marina and her husband live in Milan. The estate was bought in 1974 by Marina’s mother who launched one of the first organic wineries in Italy and an Agriturismo in Umbria. Her antiques and art still adorn the house giving it a homely feel. Restored by expert crafts people it balances its old bones with modern eco-technology. You're looked after by Ionela, the estate manager.