Leisurely walking up and down the hills that contour Lake Trasimeno when the slopes are covered in a multi-coloured coat and the air filled with intense perfume of broom, when heathers and rock roses bloom are opening and nature is at its best. A slow and curious wandering through a farm landscape full of values, an impassioned meeting with its stories and its flavours.
Book one of our rooms or apartments at Villa La Rogaia at Castel Rigone above Lake Trasimeno and get one FREE guided walking tours around Lake Trasimeno, a FREE massage and one FREE entrance to the natural thermal spa at Rapolano Terme.
Rates starting at EUR 250 per person for one week including lodging in double room, 1 guided walk, a massage and entrance to the thermal spa at Rapolano Terme. Exta charge for lodging in single room EUR 120 per person per week. Extra charge for lodging in private apartment EUR 100 per person per week (double occupancy).
Discover the unspoilt nature of Umbria and Tuscany walking, hiking and mountain biking on hidden trails. At La Rogaia there are many possibilities for hiking right at your doorstep: Walk up to our village Castel Rigone, see the meadows full of rare orchids and the ruin of an old castle below La Rogaia, or take the panoramic trail above Lake Trasimeno. For biking tours starting from La Rogaia we suggest to bring a mountain bike (for the gravel roads). Umbria offers a myriad of opportunities: for mountain bike enthusiasts there are mountains and hills with different routes whatever your level, whilst touring and racing bikes can explore the array of scenic and spellbinding secondary routes with little in the way of traffic. If you cannot bring your own bike: At Passignano there is the possibiliy of renting bikes (bike rental).
Follow the traces of St. Francis of Assisi in Umbria walking from Assisi to Arezzo. This old pilgrims’ trail almost touches La Rogaia and close to us you can visit St. Francis’ bed (a rock where he supposedly rested on his travels). You may discover old Franciscan monasteries such as Le Celle near Cortona or La Verna near Pieve San Stefano. This ancient monastery is situated on the top of a mountain shaded by old beech trees. Go there on a hot summer day to find an always cool, quiet and serene place.
In southern Tuscany an old pilgrims’ trail leads from Monte Oliveto Maggiore to Pitigliano crossing the Crete, a landscape of austere beauty. From La Rogaia you can well enjoy day stages of this route. We particularly suggest to hike from San Quirico d’Orcia to Sant’ Antimo. Charlemagne is said to have founded this exquisite 8th-century abbey south of Montepulciano: true or not, it is hard to imagine a more sublime Romanesque building at least in Italy, or one set in such peerless countryside. Do not miss out on the Gregorian plainsong graces.