The owners of San Martino are also the owners of the Bar Mafalda in the piazza of Lisciano Niccone. This central square has a fountain and monument and you cannot miss it. Please go to the bar so the owners will take you up to the house. It is less than 5 minutes drive to the house.
Address of the bar: Via G. Garibaldi n. 1; Lisciano Niccone (PG)
Romina mobile +39 333 7970899. Please send her a text message when you are about one hour from destination.
Telephone number of the bar of the owners +39075844135
Address of the rental: Via San Martino n. 53; Lisciano Niccone (PG)
Upon arrival you will be asked to pay in cash the final cleaning and the security deposit.
Final cleaning: €100 for the larger house and €50 for the smaller house.
Security deposit: €250 for the larger house and €150 for the smaller house.
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.
Coming from the South
There are two possibilities.
1. 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.
2. 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.
The google map coordinates of the house are 43.253914, 12.171187
However, please go to the bar where the owners will be waiting for you and not directly to the house!
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 (this is the bar of the owners of the house).
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 big supermarket can be found in Umbertide (see the separate document with info around Umbertide). 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.
Citta di Castello, a beautiful old city on 30 km from Lisciano NIccone) has many restaurants. One is specialised 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. Towards Tuoro sul Trasimeno on top of the hill overlooking the lake you will find the restaurant Lo Scoiatolo. On Saturday they also have pizza.
Torgiano (south of Perugia, 38 km from Lisciano Niccone) has ristorante “La Cornucopia", excellent local cuisine with good wine list and reasonable prices. The restaurant is in the centre of Torgiano.
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).
If you would like to use the barbeque, you can use some fire wood or buy 'carbonella' (charcoal). Please be careful with fire, it takes very little to start a woodfire.
For any problems, please go to the bar Mafalda. Open every day from 07,00 hrs in the morning to 23,00 hrs in the evening. The phone of the bar is 075844135 (from foreign phone +39075844135) and the mobile phone of Romina is +39 333 797 0899