Directions to Agriturismo Niccone
The official name of the Agriturismo is 'Agriturismo Le Fornaci'.
Address: Via del Pantano 2, 06060 Lisciano Niccone (PG)
You are expected at the agriturismo by Simone Picchi with mobile +393318685673
Please send Simone a text message when you are about one hour from destination.
Coming from the North
Take the A1 highway (autostrada del Sole) in direction Roma.
Take the exit 'Val di Chiana' and go onto the motorway in direction of Perugia.
Exit at Tuoro sul Trasimeno and follow for Lisciano Niccone.
Once arrived in the village, follow the signs for 'Le Fornaci'.
Coming from the South
There are two possibilities.
Take the A1 in direction Firenze. Take the Orte exit and follow for the E45 in direction Perugia – Cesena. Once you arrive at Perugia, follow for Siena-Firenze (passing the Lago Trasimeno) and exit at Tuoro sul Trasimeno. Follow in direction of Lisciano Niccone. Once arrived in the village, follow the signs for 'Le Fornaci'.
The road from Tuoro to Lisciano Niccone is very beautiful, overlooking the lake. However, there are many curves. In case you would like to avoid those, you can also take a different route, passing Umbertide as follows:
From the A1 (coming from South) take the Orte exit and onto the E45 in direction Perugia-Cesena. At Perugia, follow for Cesena and take the Promano exit. Follow the road SS3bis (direction Umbertide – Niccone) and in Niccone turn right and follow for Mercatale and Lisciano Niccone. Keep following for Lisciano Niccone and look out for the 'Le Fornaci' signs.
The google map coordinates of the house are 43.246576, 12.145877
Opening hours of most shops: 8,30-13,00 e 16,30-20,00
In town, Lisciano Niccone, you will find two 'alimentari' (small shops with all kinds of food and fresh bread) and one butcher (macelleria). All shops are closed on Thursday afternoon and every day from 13.00 to 16.00 hrs. The shops are close to the piazza.
The butcher (on Wednesday afternoon only) has 'porchetta' a typical umbrian dish. This is roast pork stuffed with herbs. One eats it in slices on bread.
There are two bars in Lisciano Niccone, one with home made ice cream.
The farmacy can be found on the road to Mercatale, indicated with a big green cross.
Mercatale is more or less attached to Lisciano Niccone. Also here are two alimentari, one bigger with more items. There are two butchers, one, called Macelleria Trabalza, has excellent Chianina meat (this is a famous beef quality) and cold cuts. This is slightly more expensive, but excellent quality.
There is a 'Forno' (bakery) where they make the typical local bread (without salt, takes a lot of getting used to) but they also bake other types of bread, pizza and biscuits. The bakery is on the road from Mercatale to Cortona.
There are three bars in Mercatale. Two are on the road to Umbertide en the third is on the road to Cortona.
A bigger supermarket can be found in Umbertide and also in Tuoro sul Trasimeno. This is open the whole day long, from 8.30 to 19.30.
In Umbertide on Wednesday morning there is a local market with fruit, cheese, vegetables and other goods. This is a very busy market.
In Lisciano Niccone you will find:
Da Gianna – elegant and well cured place where you also eat very well.
On the road to Umbertide you will find after about 8 km 'Le Capannine di Sommavilla' a lovely organic restaurant. All own produce in summer. Very nice garden to sit outside.
Cortona (famous and beautiful town on 15 km from Lisciano Niccone) has many restaurants. One good place is “Antica trattoria” where you can taste Tuscan specialities for reasonable prices. This is in the old centre, close to Teatro Signorelli.
Niccone (on the way to Umbertide) has a restaurant “Nonna Gelsa”, it is along the road and there is a big white tent in the garden where one can eat outside. Reasonably priced.
Città di Castello, a beautiful old city on 30 km from Lisciano NIccone) has many restaurants. One is specialized in truffles, "Il Bersaglio" (from Niccone SS3bis direction Città di Castello, take the E45 in direction Cesena, take the exit 'Città di Castello Nord', along the road on the right, immediately after a filling station you will see the indication. This is an expensive restaurant.
Passignano (on the shores of Lago Trasimeno, 20 km from Lisciano Niccone) has many restaurants. “Da Franco” has excellent fish from the lake.
On top of the hill towards Tuoro sul Trasimeno is the restaurant Lo Scoiatolo. From her there is an excellent view on the lake. On Saturdays they also make pizza.
Medical care: the doctor can be visited Monday, Tuesday and Thursday morning plus Wednesday and Friday afternoon. On Sundays you can go to the 'Guardia Medica' in Mercatale.
For emergency please dial 118 for the 'pronto soccorso' (ambulance and first aid).
In case the electricity falls out, each apartment has an emergency light that switches on automatically.
If you would like to use the barbecue, the owners can prepare the original one and show you how to use it. If you prefer to do it on your own, you can buy 'carbonella' (charcoal). Please be careful with fire, it takes very little to start a wood fire.
In the garden, each apartment has a table with chairs and around the pool there is an umbrella for every group, plus two recliners and a lazy chair.
The owners pass by every morning and evening. They live on 200 meter and you can always call them or walk over if you need any help or have a question.