This cosy yet spacious apartment has been skillfully restored, fusing 14th century features with 21st century comfort
Il Pettirosso is a rich jewel of a property, nestled in the pretty snail-shell streets of Panicale, one of Umbria’s oldest and most beautiful small towns.
The house has kept many of its original features, including the cotto floors that date from the 14th century. The old ceiling beams have been restored and, painted white, they are cosy and rustic, giving a sense of the building’s history, while also being bright and light and exposing the wonderful height and shape of the rooms. Other traditional features include the marble splashback in the kitchen, basins carved out of old stone and contrasting copper-coloured taps that provide a warm tone, highlighting the beautiful raw materials of each.
The property’s unexpected delight is the large garden accessed through French windows from the kitchen or by external steps. It contributes to the year-round appeal of the house, providing a beautiful outside space that can be enjoyed throughout the spring and summer. Inside, the cooler months are made cosy with a log-burning stove, while a spacious and modern kitchen, a small study, two double bedrooms, two bathrooms and a characterful mezzanine currently furnished with a giant floor bed, invite you to want to spend time here.
Il Pettirosso’s central location, just moments from Panicale’s shops, bars, restaurants and even a small theatre, offers a friendly community on the doorstep, while other hilltop towns, the Umbrian hills and Lake Trasimeno are close by.