We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Wonderful place”
Review of Fattoria il Poggio

Best prices for -
Check In mm/dd/yyyy Check Out mm/dd/yyyy
Prices are for 1 room, 2 adults
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
Fattoria il Poggio
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed July 30, 2012

Wonderful hostel on Polvese Island in the Lake Trasimeno. Even though it's officially a hostel, it feels more like a wonderful family-run B&B or hotel with caring owners. My girlfriend and I stayed at the Fattoria Il Poggio for 3 nights (2 nights initially, but we really liked it and decided to stay an extra night) and had a wonderful time. Here are a few facts:

Amenities:
+ Simply put, there is everything you need (bar, garden, wi-fi, ...)!!
+ The dinner is excellent for a ridiculously cheap price (two courses for 12 €)

Location:
+ Getting there is easy, even though it's on an island in the middle of Lake Trasimeno
+ Parking is free in San Feliciano about 50-100m away from the ferry.
+ Take a ferry at the only peer there is; it takes 10min and runs every 1:10 hours from 9am to 7pm, weekends till 11pm, ~5€ roundtrip per person
+ On the island, it's a 5min walk to the hostel; if you have luggage, the owners are happy to get you with their car
+ In case you miss a ferry (or there is a strike by the boating company), the owners are happy to take you with their own speed boat

  • Stayed: July 2012, traveled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
3  Thank Philipp H
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a ReviewReviews (212)
Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language

15 - 21 of 212 reviews

Reviewed July 22, 2012

Beautifully placed on a sunny hillside in the picturesque Polvese island, the Fattoria Il Poggio is run by a really nice Italian-Brazilian family with a great sense of hospitality, that goes beyond the service they provide. They make you feel at home, pampered and welcome and always go out of their way to provide you with everything you need and keep you satisfied. The food is also great and the prices are low (€12-€14 for a full meal, depending on whether you are a guest or just go there for dinner). Families are welcome as well as dogs.

  • Stayed: July 2012, traveled with family
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
1  Thank Beriadan
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed June 15, 2012

Fabulous hostel (more like a hotel!) and location.
The family running this hostel are fantastic, really welcoming and helpful. They have all amenities you would need, wi-fi (free), bar, food, outside dining/beer garden, toys for children, tv room, etc etc.
Found it to be really clean and very well run. Our room had a private bathroom and this was great. Fabulous view over the lake and proper mosquito nets so no worry about mosquito in your room.
The food was absolutely amazing too-included in the price. Lovely staff. Overall this place is great! Would recommend anyone to go here.

Room Tip: I had a toddler with me and we chose a room with private bathroom which was great. They gae us a tra...
See more room tips
  • Stayed: June 2012, traveled with family
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
2  Thank CoralEire
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed July 30, 2011

I stayed here during my Umbria trip for three nights and I absolutely loved it. First of all, the fattoria is on the Isola Polvese, it's a beautiful place, very clean, good facilities. The breakfast is basic but I did get a cappuccino when I asked for it, so no complaints. Where the place shines out is the dinner, excellent food for a low price!! Locals come here by boat in the evening to eat :-)

I also loved the chance to go running on the island, there's even a little beach to go sunbathing, and the evironment is just stunning, the Lago Trasimeno is a beautiful piece of Italy.

The staff was also very helpful, there was a strike during my stay and the owner graciously took me to shore in his speedboot, very cool.

Aside from the strike, I would recommend to rent a car if you plan on exploring the other towns around the lake as there aren't many buses and the train connections to the other towns could be better as well. (which is true for Italy on a whole btw, the minute you want to visit a small town, a car is the best option)

  • Stayed: July 2011, traveled solo
    • Value
    • Sleep Quality
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
2  Thank sekhmet85
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed January 5, 2006

i was twice and i want to came back again

1  Thank Casasullago
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed October 23, 2017 via mobile
Google Translation

Stayed: May 2017, traveled as a couple
Thank Serena F
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed September 19, 2017
Google Translation

  • Stayed: September 2017, traveled as a couple
    • Service
Thank tore711
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hotels you might also like...
Travelers also viewed these Castiglione del Lago hotels
6.2 mi away
Agriturismo Poggio del Sole
Agriturismo Poggio del Sole
#1 of 2 in San Fatucchio
75 reviews
7.5 mi away
Agriturismo le Rose
Agriturismo le Rose
#4 of 65 in Castiglione del Lago
50 reviews
4.7 mi away
Agriturismo Dolce Verde
Agriturismo Dolce Verde
#1 of 1 in Palazzetta
66 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
9.3 mi away
Locanda Poggioleone
Locanda Poggioleone
#1 of 1 in Pozzuolo
180 reviews
9.8 mi away
Country House Le Torri di Porsenna
4.6 mi away
Morami
Morami
#1 of 2 in Panicarola
45 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Been to Fattoria il Poggio? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Fattoria il Poggio

Address: | Parco Naturale Isola Polvese, 06060, Castiglione del Lago, Italy
Phone Number:
Location: Italy > Umbria > Province of Perugia > Castiglione del Lago
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Breakfast Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 65 Specialty Lodging in Castiglione del Lago
Price Range: $20 - $35 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 20
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Farm is located in the Natural Park of the Polvese island and offers rooms and apartments equipped with all comforts and a magnificent view of the lake and its colours. It is unique in its kind: an accommodation where the welcoming and friendly environment, large garden with sun loungers, hammocks and games, combined with the typical and genuine cuisine using locally grown biological products, herbs and home-grown organic fruit that is served in summer in the garden overlooking the lake, make it the ideal place for those who love peace, good food and the outdoors life. Ideal for romantic getaways and vacations with children, as well as a great starting point for visiting the art cities of Umbria and Tuscany. ... more   less 
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Booking.com so you can book your Fattoria il Poggio reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing