The Locanda Poggioleone – the term locanda means (charming) inn – located in the very center of Italy, in the hilly Umbria region, 50 km from the medieval town of Perugia, a few kilometers from Tuscany and just 10 km from the Trasimeno Lake. Locanda Poggio Leone is the perfect starting point to discover treasures and magnificent architecture of the Middle Age, Renaissance and ancient Roman Empire. Florence, Perugia, Siena, Arezzo, Assisi, Orvieto, Gubbio, Spoleto and Cortona are within easy reach, furthermore, nature lovers can enjoy the Trasimeno Lake Natural Park and itineraries to discover its three islets, aquatic birds and luxuriant canebrakes (on foot, horseback, bicycle).
The owner of the Locanda Poggioleone proudly tells us his story: “Pozzuolo di Castiglione del Lago is the place where I was born and grown-up. After many years, far away from here because of important job assignments I decided to come back and live with my family in a peaceful and calm environment. The area of Trasimeno Lake saw the presence of the Etruscans and agriculture has always been important for the local economy, it is surrounded by rolling green hills crowned with charming villages. This is the very place where I decided to stop and host friends seeking for relaxation. My sentimental attachment to this ancient farmhouse led me to refurbish it and I personally took care of furnishing and decoration, I used pieces of antique furniture and objects from my family’s collection and fine complements I had bought while travelling abroad.
At the Locanda Poggioleone at Trasimeno Lake guests are always welcomed as the most valuable friends and I always share with them the best of our culture and traditions. Every morning a rich buffet breakfast is set with traditional cakes and home-made jams according to secret recipes. Fresh pasta such as ravioli, the pici ( typical thick and flat pasta from Umbria), tagliatelle is hand made too! That’s how my desire comes true: every guest takes a piece from our history. “
Familiar and warm hospitality can be found at the Locanda del Poggioleone, a comfortable, elegant and relaxing environment: large rooms, wide glass veranda, garden with secular olive trees, terrace with breath-taking views, hydromassage pool, traditional terracotta flooring and roof-beamed ceilings are just some of the features you will enjoy.