Small-scale holiday with Dutch people in rural Umbria
Polmone is a small-scale holiday farm in rural Umbria. The Dutch owners Nico and Roos live on the property. They ensure that everyone immediately feels at ease. Their personal approach makes Polmone a special place. You can relax there, enjoy nature, it is a great base to discover Umbria.
The swimming pool
The swimming pool is outside of hearing distance of the apartments, so the original atmosphere and tranquility around the farm has been preserved. The pool itself looks like you are in a Roman bath and you swim in salt water.
It is wonderful for young and old to be in the garden. Children can go their own way because the entire site (1 ha) is well fenced. Each apartment has its 'own' side of the farm and also the garden, so you have enough privacy. There is more than enough very comfortable garden furniture in every apartment.
Polmone is a paradise for birdwatchers. The farm is surrounded by nature between forests, meadows and rivers. Because the house is on top of a hill surrounded by a large valley, you can easily spot the many birds that occur in this part of Italy. Just some examples are: heron, snake eagle, black kite, bee-eater, hops and the turn-neck.
Polmone Turismo Verde is located amidst the vast farmlands where the famous Chianina cows graze. The rustic Polmone farmhouse has a very rural location on top of a hill overlooking the hamlet of Pornello and the medieval castle of Montegiove.
You can reach the farm on a well-maintained unpaved road of 3 kilometers.
Authentic and Pure
The old farmhouse was built entirely in pietra (natural stone), because at that time it was built with material that was available on site.
During the restoration we have kept the farm as authentic and pure as possible.
The only changes are buttresses on all corners and a terrace with a shelter for the necessary shade in the summer at each apartment.
Polmone means: the lung. The house is literally a green lung: a place where you can catch your breath in the middle of nature. The house is situated on a hill with beautiful views of the beautiful valleys. The nearest house is on the next hill and the nearest hamlet, Pornello, is 4 kilometers away from Polmone.
If you like adventure, you can take wild walks directly from Polmone. There are also marked walks. It is even nice to just walk on the dirt road. But if you go for a walk with children, they will enjoy it best if you avoid the paths and pull straight through the woods and fields.
Umbria and the immediate surroundings of Polmone, Monte Peglia, look a bit like the Ardennes when it comes to cycling. Short steep climbs, just a valley and then rise again to the next picturesque village. We have three mountain bikes that our guests can use for a small fee. You can cycle away directly from Polmone.
If the weather allows it and there are enough guests, we will light up the original wood oven with our guests to bake pizza. Guests who have been with us before are really looking forward to it. It is a nice, relaxed way to get to know each other while enjoying a different piece of pizza and a drink.
The vegetable garden
In our organic vegetable garden we grow standard seasonal vegetables such as zucchini, tomato, onion, pumpkin, parsley, lettuce, beans, peppers, artichoke and eggplant. Furthermore, there are scattered here and there in the ordinary garden all kinds of herbs such as oregano, thyme, rosemary, sage and tarragon.
Our two Labradors Luna and Kiki, the cats Lotje and Mickey, also live on Polmone, there is a pond with goldfish and we have chickens that provide fresh eggs for us and our guests every day. Children in particular think it's fantastic that there are animals. They help feed them, remove the eggs from the cage and walk the dogs.
A special occasion
Do you have something special to celebrate or are you considering asking your girlfriend to marry you in a special place? Polmone is very suitable to go with the whole family. There are large extendable outdoor tables where you can all sit together to enjoy an extensive Italian lunch or dinner by candlelight under the trees.
Polmone can be reached by car, car train or plane in combination with car rental (fly-drive). Because there is no public transport near Polmone, it is not advisable to come without a car. Calculated from Amsterdam it is 1600 km away (via Switzerland). You can reach us in 2 hours (190 km) from Leonardo da Vinci airport or Ciampino near Rome. It takes 2 and a half hours from Pisa airport. The closest is flying to Perugia, but then you fly from Charleroi in Belgium.
At Fabro you leave the Autosole (A1), after which you arrive at Polmone about 45 minutes later. The last 3 kilometers you drive on a dirt road. This is also good to drive.