Il Fontanarano

Il Fontanaro takes the concept of Agriturismo to a whole new level. The 19th-century farmhouse has been in the Verdacchi family for over thirty years, first being restored into a country home and organic farm, then being expanded into a luxury farm-stay destination of 5 villas, infinity pools, and Umbrian foodie activities. The family is passionate about sharing the pleasures of the good life they have created so families who stay here are in for a treat.

Where Umbria and Tuscany blur together in a landscape of rolling hills, vivid sunflower fields, and glowing sunsets, Il Fontanaro estate is as quintessentially Italian as they come. As a farm, over 2000 olive trees are nurtured to produce one of Umbria’s finest organic olive oils which guests are invited to see being milled and sample at a tasting with the owner Alina. There’s a small vineyard of ancient Sangiovese grapes and Il Fontanaro has an extensive wine cellar were grown-ups can have a tutored tasting of rare vintages. Guests can help themselves to fresh figs, veg, and tomatoes, try the owners’ wildflower honey and learn the secrets of Umbrian cooking with Lucia’s courses for adults and fun lessons for children on making perfect pizza or pasta.

The heart of Il Fontanaro is the owners’ fine stone farmhouse and two separate luxury villas set amongst grassy lawns, shady trees slung with hammocks, scented English roses, seasonal fruit and vegetables. Tartagli is the latest development for the owners of Il Fontanaro, comprising 3 luxury apartments for 2, 4 or 6 people and a 14m x 6m infinity swimming pool, surrounded by olive groves between the farm and the village of Paciano. The apartments have been magnificently finished in the traditional Umbrian style of cosy colours, raftered ceilings and antique furnishings, plus all mod cons include Sky TV, Wi-Fi, IPod speaker and air-con. The apartments have well equipped kitchens, modern bathrooms, large living areas and spacious bedrooms, plus 100’s of toys and helpful baby equipment make them ideal for families to experience the best of Umbria in comfort and style.

Accommodation Overview
Il Fontanaro has two villas, Leccino and Frantoio, for 2 adults plus a baby or toddler. Frantoio is adjacent to the main house and has a large lounge with TV, SKY and free Wi-fi along with a well equipped kitchen corner (kettle, cooking pots, pans, dish washer, microwave oven and washing machine). There is one king-size bedroom with a wrought iron bed and space for a travel cot which is provided. The bedroom has an en-suite bathroom with walk-in rain shower.

Outside there is a private patio, perfect for enjoying a glass of wine as the sun sets, as well as access to the main gardens, infinity swimming pool and jacuzzi.

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Il Fontanarano Luxury Farm-Stays

Il Fontanaro - Frantoio

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  • Sleeps 2 in 1 Bedroom

Il Fontanaro - Leccino

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  • Sleeps 2 in 1 Bedroom

Tartagli - Sangiovese

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  • Sleeps 3 in 1 Bedroom

Sunflower Springs - Sassicaia

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  • Sleeps 4 in 2 Bedrooms

Sunflower Springs - Tignanello

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  • Sleeps 4 in 2 Bedrooms

Sunflower Springs - Ornellaia

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  • Sleeps 5 in 2 Bedrooms

Fonte Pace

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  • Sleeps 6 in 3 Bedrooms

Tartagli - Brunello

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  • Sleeps 6 in 3 Bedrooms

Fonte Cicerum

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  • Sleeps 10 in 5 Bedrooms

Villa Tartagli

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  • Sleeps 12 in 6 Bedrooms
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The Owner / Manager

Alina Pinelli

Member since May 2012
  • Bookings Accepted:50%
  • Avg. Response Time:30 minutes
  • Availability Updated:10 days 16 hours


Multiple Weeks Discount

10% discount will be applied to full weeks after the first week


  • This is a beautiful property run by mother and daughter team Lucia and Alina. They are perfect hosts, very thoughtful and friendly and calm even when you call them from the motorway lost and without a map. They really care they you have a lovely experience with them and make you feel like family friends. The baby equipment was all great and it was a lovely way to holiday with our 14 month old. Try the cooking course too, it was great fun and the food was delicious. You will need a car as the property is in fairly remote hillside location, but Alina recommended a local company and it was very reasonable.Review dated 01/09/2014

Fast Facts

Sleeps 2+ a cot in 1 x 1 bedroom apartment of approx 60 sq metres with king-size bedroom, large lounge/kitchenette/diner & shower room, plus a private terrace with sunset views.

Airport under 2 hours drive

Perugia Airport is 45 minutes from Paciano, with regular Ryanair services from London Stansted. Alternative airports include Florence (1hr, 45 minutes) and Pisa or Rome (2 hours)

Amenities within Walking Distance

The local village with recommended restaurants is under a mile away.

Any Pool

There is a shared swimming pool and jacuzzi


A fully qualified and trained babysitter is available on request.

Nursery Gear (additional)

Baby gear available includes; 1 baby bath, 1 baby bouncer, 1 baby monitor, 1 steriliser, potties, socket covers, plastic cutlery and sippy cups.

Indoor Toys

For indoor play there are bath toys, kids books, general toys and U-rated kids DVDs.

Outdoor Toys

Outdoor toys and games include bowls, ping pong, baby cricket set.

Visiting Spa Therapist

A beauty therapist can be arranged to come to the villa.

Private Garden / Terrace / Balcony

There is a private terrace area.

Wifi / Cable Internet Access

WIFI is available.


The owners actively compost and recycle all organic materials for fertilizer and use solar cell technology for a substantial portion of their energy •


There is a golf course just 5 miles away.

2+ Cots and Highchairs

Up to 3 travel cots, 3 highchairs are available.