Why Us?

Choosing us between a lake of locations and wedding planners: our 3 reason why

Team

As you will see we do not have a separate catering or a separate wedding planner. We are convinced that a strong, united and trusting team can achieve more success than single individuals each good only in their field.

Price

We offer different types of packages for all types of budgets. We strongly believe that everyone should be able to afford a beautiful wedding!

Devotion

Every time we have to choose, we choose our property. Of course profit is a goal, but our first aim is the deep love of la Dogana and the joy of creating something that goes beyond the mere perfect organisation.

dining

Our Restaurant, Our Chefs…No Third Parties

An excellent Italian cuisine, using only fresh, local products. Everyday, the chef himself selects vegetables, meats and cheeses from local producers. Our 3 types of bread are made with an especially selected flour and with a slow production. Fettuccine, ravioli and other types of pasta are all homemade. The herbs are grown and gathered from our garden.

 

As the chef says: “Time is essential, every dish is a piece of art and art needs time to be dreamed, created and valued”

Express your Desires We Transform them into Reality
Arriving at the church in a beautiful classic car, or with a couple of white horses in a fairy tale coach... anything is possible!

The Location

La Dogana is a big estate with 500 years of history, it consists of two buildings, the Lake House and the Farm House, and two independent houses in the ancient wood, The Woodcutter and the Coach House.

Between century-old olive trees up on the hills you can find our beautiful 26 metre swimming-pool with a stunning view over the Trasimeno Lake. The pool is located at 300 meters from the Lake View, 400 from the houses in the wood, and 500 from the Farm House.

Our restaurant is located at the heart of our inside the ancient mill of the property with a garden terrace overlooking the lake that can receive up to 120 guests for your wedding reception.

Finally, under the restaurant our big farm and the horse paddock where the teacher Laura makes horse riding lessons and horse ridings around the lake.

The Team

Michelle Rutigliano-Jacob

Wedding Planner of Sayesamore

Currently working in Germany in the educational and coaching sector. A long career in the tourism and the wedding field, a deep sensibility for creating the perfect event and particular love for Italy brought her to create sayesamore.

Michela Faluomi

Second Chef of Antica Dogana Restaurant

She is the bridge between the guests and the Chef. Today, Michela does this work not only because it suits her, but because she loves it. If she has to choose between working overtime to finish your last minute request or going home: she will stay.

Lucia de Ferrari

Owner of Antica Dogana & Sayesamore

Born between people from all over the world and with a natural feeling of living for the happiness of her guests: after a Bachelor Degree in Marketing at the American University, she invested everything in this property and its future.

Stefano Rutigliano

Chef of Antica Dogana Restaurant

Starting his career in the Hassler Hotel in Rome arriving to become the Executive Chef for the Armani Caffè in Dubai, Emirates, Stefano came back in Italy and opened his own Italian restaurant.

Paola Montanara

Supervisor of Antica Dogana

Paola devoted her life to her children, her husband and the garden of this property. She is the one who, without hesitation, would fix your dress at the very last minute. She is the one that adds that final touch that completes the perfection of the moment.

Your Guests will definitely not get bored!

Our farm will cuddle all your guests

  • Horse Ridings

    Horse ridings around the lake for all levels: from beginner to advance.

  • Visits and Entertainment for Kids

    Visits in our farm. Half day or all day entertainment for children.

  • Coach Rides

    A big 8 people coach with a couple of beautiful big horses will bring your guests to discover the nature of the country until the lake shores.

Are you Ready to Fall in Love with Us?
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