A perfectly-appointed rural villa

With spectacular views of Lake Trasimeno and the Appenines beyond, Casa Cantagallina is ideal for large groups of family and friends, while the flexibility of its layout means it also works extremely well for smaller groups.

Explore the exceptional historic sites of Umbria and Tuscany, or choose to relax by the pool and enjoy the views the beautifully landscaped gardens.

Many of our guests return year after year to enjoy this peaceful retreat, but we love welcoming new people too.

We have been inspected and selected by Sawday’s. Click here to view us on their web site.

The House

We bought the house at the end of 2000. It had been partially restored in the 1980s, coincidentally by Charles, who is our indispensable help and the main contact for our guests during their stay. But he had moved elsewhere and by 2000 it had been neglected and empty for some years; the ground floor had never been converted and still had dirt floors, but wonderful brick arches, more of which we uncovered when we dug out the floors to install damp-proofing. We made some changes to the layout of the rooms on the first and top floors and installed extra bathrooms. 

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Situated in western Umbria, Cantagallina lies close to the Tuscan border between Castiglione del Lago, on a promontory in Lake Trasimeno, and Chiusi, the Etruscan centre known by the Romans as Clusium.

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Over the years, people from across the world have travelled ? whether by train, car or plane ? to the heart of rural Italy, to spend time at Casa Cantagallina, and to experience the joy of calling it their home.

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Contact / Bookings

Come and stay

If you’re interested in staying at Casa Cantagallina then we’d love to hear from you.

You can see our rates and make an official enquiry using the Sawday’s web site.

Or you can contact us directly by emailing us and we’ll be in touch.