To the present day, Podere Bello has always been a farm. The buildings dating back to the 18th century have been lovingly restored with great care as to preserve the historic heritage. Original features such as wooden beams, open stone and brick work reflect a time long gone by and can now be enjoyed in the comfort of modern amenities such as air conditioning and whirlpool bathtubs.
Imbedded in five-hectares parkland and homestead with animals, fruit orchards and vegetable gardens, it is an oasis on its own.
There are accommodation options to suit all requirements: individual rooms, two- and three-room apartments and cottages, with fully equipped kitchen and roofed terraces. Some apartments can be connected with each other thus offering an even bigger space; an option often desired by longterm lodgers when friends or family come for a visit.
Solar panels provide all the energy needs and we take great pride in managing the whole structure with renewable energies.
Green and close to nature, Podere Bello is conveniently located with easy access to the main roads, making it an ideal home-base for excursion all through Italy.
- 15 m x 7 m swimming pool with sun terrace.
- Multipurpose artificial turf area for tennis or football.
- Community hall for courses, cinema evenings or club lounge.
- Table tennis.
- Restaurant with Umbrian-Tuscan specialities.
- Laundry service.
- Hair dryers.
- Internet Wi-Fi connection.
- Private parking.
- Safe deposit box.
The organic farm shop
Our Farm Shop has a fine selection of local produce: wines, olive oils, spices, lentils - all produced by local farms to the highest standards, impossible to be found in a supermarket. You can try and shop here to your hearts content and if you do not want to carry back all your goodies, we ship worldwide to very favourable conditions.
Actually, you might want to send a gift basket to your friends and family back home; we gladly organize everything for you.
Our restaurant serves typical Umbrian-Tuscan dishes, but caters as well for special dietary needs if required (please let us know in advance).
The dining room’s original charm dates back to its former use as a stable; you are actually enjoying your food under the vaulted ceilings so typical for agricultural buildings in this area.
How to get here
E +43° 3′ 54.53″ - N+12° 3′ 48.24″ (43.065192,12.063092)
Florence-Rome motorway (A1)
From the north: come off the motorway at the Valdichiana exit, take the Perugia-Bettolle road towards Perugia and then follow the signs to Castiglione del Lago. Follow the SS71 road from Castiglione del Lago towards Chiusi and come off at the Macchie – Perugia – Magione exit; turn left at the junction, follow the road for 200 m and then turn right into Podere Bello.
From the south: come off the motorway at the Chiusi-Chianciano Terme exit, take the SS146 road towards Chiusi – Castiglione del Lago. Follow the signs to Castiglione del Lago on the SS71 road and come off at the Macchie – Perugia – Magione exit; turn left at the junction, follow the road for 150 m and then turn right into Podere Bello.
Take the train to the station at Chiusi-Chianciano Terme (13.5 km from Podere Bello), Terontola (20 km from the Podere Bello) or Castiglione del Lago (8 km from Podere Bello). Take a taxi or hire car from the station.
Perugia Sant’Egidio Airport (PEG) – 47 km from Podere Bello
Florence Peretola Airport (FLR) – 150 Km from Podere Bello
Rome Ciampino Airport (CIA) – 188 Km from Podere Bello
Rome Fiumicino Airport (FCO) – 216 Km from Podere Bello
Pisa Galileo Galilei Airport (PSA) – 241 Km from Podere Bello
Bologna Guglielmo Marconi Airport (BLQ) – 242 Km from Podere Bello
Take a train, taxi or hire a car from the airport.