Q1. Is the villa in a quiet location?
A1. Yes the villa is quiet – the road which serves it is a private no-through road, with only about 3 or 4 houses beyond the villa. The nearest bars/restaurants are about a five minute walk down the hill (good for younger people or those who don’t drive), and are not particularly noisy anyway. Either way, you are far enough up the hill so that your tranquility should be more or less guaranteed.
Q2. Where is the nearest big supermarket?
A2. The nearest large supermarket would be Magione – you pass it on the drive in from Perugia or Rome airports. It’s about a ten minute drive from the villa, but you can get most of what you need from the little shops in San Feliciano.
Q3. What are the bugs like, so close to the lake?
A3. There are lots of little moth-type insects around the lake, but most of them are non-biting. I think the incidence of mosquitoes is about the same there as elsewhere. Half-an-hour away in Cortona, where I live, mossies are definitely around, and some people seem to suffer more than others. I don’t suffer much and don’t have mossie screens at home. But at Villa Azurra all the windows have built in fly/mossie screens (which can be open or closed) on all the windows, as well as nets on the beds – more for their appearance than anything else, but perfectly functional. Also the villa is higher than the lake, and therefore much less affected.
Q4. If we cannot get a flight into Perugia, what other airport would you recommend?
A4. If not Perugia, which is definitely my favoured little airport despite the early morning flights out of Stansted, I would probably chose Rome, where you can walk with your luggage trollies to the hire car places, which is better than Pisa where you have to take a courtesy bus. I think Rome is also slightly closer too. Or you might even consider Ancona, not that much further away on the coast – it’s a long time since I flew into there, so I cannot tell you much about it.
If you have any further questions, please don’t hesitate to contact me.