Sweet Home Within the Town Walls, Yet Private & Quiet: Great Kitchen, Fireplace

  • 2 bedrooms
  • 1 bathroom


How would you like to live in an ancient Italian village with groves of olives, vineyards and ancient ruins in the surrounding countryside? Imagine artisanal pecorino cheese or ricotta still warm from the hands of the shepherd who made it and the creamiest, most unctuous yoghurt, freshly baked breads, pastries and pizzas, meat, fowl and lake fish and seasonal fruits and vegetables available straight from the producers on a daily basis, in shops you can stroll to in minutes after taking a leisurely cappuccino at the local bar. Envision residing in a comfortable and stylish restored home that’s been standing for several hundred years and whose walls, beams and windows bear witness to the history of the town and this area. Now ponder the benefits of nearby, family-owned wineries where their passion for their craft is passed from nonna to son to grandson, of picturesque walking trails linking you to cool forests and wild mint-scented fields, and of panoramic views of the lake and valley below. Contemplate celebrating the local food and wine in exceptional restaurants while watching the sun shoot painterly streaks of pink, purple and orange across the sky as it sets. That is not a dream but daily life at La Vecchia Sartoria in my hometown, Panicale. La Vecchia Sartoria is built right into the ancient fortified walls of Panicale, once of the most charming and authentic hill towns on the border between two of the most beautiful regions of central Italy: Umbria and Tuscany. What was once the old tailor's studio (hence, the name: La Vecchia Sartoria, or the Old Tailor's Shop) is now a comfortable and elegant apartment with a fantastic kitchen, fireplace and views from both sides of the house. This airy and bright space contains two bedrooms, a bathroom, a kitchen, living/dining room and a sitting room. The apartment can accommodate comfortably 2 or 4 persons and is just steps from the theater, summer outdoor concerts and several wonderful restaurants, bars and grocers. Everything you need in town is practically on your doorstep, but around a curve in the elliptical pedestrian street of the Old Town so that you have privacy and quiet while still enjoying the convenience of in-town living. La Vecchia Sartoria’s layout at a glance: Ground Floor, Street Level: - front entry to house from street level, a quiet cobblestone street on a side street in the center of town, with an outdoor staircase leading up to. Front Door of Apartment with indoor half-flight staircase leading up to: - large open plan sitting/dining room with fireplace and double windows facing south and single window facing north, - modern but charming kitchen including five burner stove, refrigerator/freezer, microwave, coffee maker, toaster, oven Staircase leading up to: - master bedroom with queen-sized antique iron bed, - double bedroom with antique iron bed, - bathroom with tub, shower, double sinks and toilet, - sitting area with sofa, corner seat and television


  • Pets
  • Internet
  • Pool
  • Parking
  • Heating
  • TV
  • Laundry
  • Dishwasher
  • Fireplace


Out of concern for privacy, this map displays an approximate location.