Picture No. 19
4,305.57 sq ft(400 sq m)
Asking price €900,000(£793,879)

Vista Al PoggioLisciano Niccone, Umbria, Italy


    Key features

    • Modern construction and interior
    • Lake view
    • 14m x 4m swimming pool
    • Underfloor heating
    • Open plan
    • Class B energy certificate

    A modern house with a view of Lake Trasimeno. Recently constructed and perched on a hillside, this lovely Umbrian property has three bedrooms with en suite bathrooms.

    About this property

    • For those who aren't in love with the traditional style Umbrian property constructed with stone, wood and terracotta, or for those who have already 'done' the farmhouse thing and fancy a change, this stunning and modern property is a lovely alternative. Rectangular and with a flat roof, the house is rendered and the aspect horizontally divided by a very wide balcony that serves all three of the first floor bedrooms. Predominantly open plan, the ground floor consists of a spacious sitting/dining/kitchen area and a semi-open study/library/TV room as well as a small room that could be used as a single bedroom. There is a guest bathroom, a large billiard room and a laundry. Enormous, and reassuringly solid, sliding windows occupy much of the front wall of the ground floor and allow the light to flood in from the outside whilst providing a stunning view of the lake and surroundings from within. There are solid wooden floors throughout, a modern enclosed fireplace on the ground floor, a variety of slick modern bathrooms and all fixtures and fittings are of the highest quality. The stone paved terrace spans the width of the house in front of the windows and there is a lovely pergola under which to sit and enjoy the view. Steps lead down to the swimming pool which is in perfect proportion to the house. The property has a short, private drive which winds up to the house and through the gardens which as yet need to be planted out. A striking property in a panoramic location.

    Local information

    • Lisciano Niccone/Tuoro sul Trasimeno

    Additional information

    • Lake Trasimeno has a surface area of 128 km2 (49.4 sq mi) and it is the fourth largest lake in Italy (only slightly smaller than Lake Como). Only two minor streams flow directly into the Lake and none flow out meaning that the water level fluctuates significantly according to rainfall levels and the seasonal demands from the towns, villages and farms near the shore.
    • Historically, Trasimeno was known as The Lake of Perugia and in prehistoric times it extended almost to Perugia. The Battle of Lake Trasimeno occurred on the northern shore of the lake in April 217 B.C. The exact location of the battle is unknown because the lake extended further north in those times. The first civilisation to inhabit this area were the Etruscans; three of the main Etruscan cities - Perugia, Chiusi, and Cortona - are within 20 kilometres (12 miles) of the lake. Little physical evidence remains from the period of Etruscan or later Roman settlement. Castiglione del Lago has some Roman ruins and its main streets are structured like a chessboard in the Roman style.
    • Trasimeno has high hills to the east, which help to capture rain and partially protect the lake from cold eastern winds. Most of the water in the lake comes from the network of streams on the western side of the lake. The nearby inhabitants around Trasimeno have successfully protected their lake and the water is fit for swimming. In 1995 a natural park was established over the entire surface and the shores and a 50 km (31 mi) bicycle path was opened in 2003 around the lake.
    • Half of Trasimeno is surrounded by hills, rich in olives that are an important agricultural resource. On the western shore, near Tuscany, there are vineyards, and fruit and vegetables are grown. The hills are much lower and the climate is warmer. Monte Subasio (near to Assisi) is about 70 km (43 mi) to the east, and Monte Amiata about 70 km (43 mi) to the west and both can be seen. The vegetation includes pines, willows and poplars around the shores, many over 30 m tall.
    • The main lake towns are Passignano sul Trasimeno, Tuoro, Monte del Lago, Torricella, San Feliciano, San Arcangelo, Castiglione del Lago, and Borghetto. Castiglione del Lago has the longest shore, being on the only significant peninsula of the lake. This may have been an island that was joined to the shore by the Romans.
    • There are three islands in the lake. The largest of these islands is Isola Polvese, which measures almost 1 km2. The second largest, Isola Maggiore, is the only inhabited one. The small fishing village, which reached its height in the 14th century, today has only around thirty residents. Most of the buildings, including the ruins of a Franciscan monastery, date from the 14th century. The smallest island, as the name suggests, is Isola Minore. It is now uninhabited but in the past had a village with over 500 residents.
    • Directions: Tuoro (on lake Trasimeno) 14 kms Passignano sul Trasimeno 15 kms Cortona 23 kms Perugia 45 kms Perugia airport 52