Consisting of a main villa, an annex and pool cottage, every detail has been carefully considered in the reinvention of these historic buildings set within a noble Murlo estate, one of Italy’s most exclusive private country estates which is also home of a 18-hole golf course and gastronomic restaurant.
The restoration wonderfully retained the centuries-old buildings’ massive wooden beams and stone fireplaces which help create a cozy ambiance. These are accentuated by elegant modern furniture stylish and decorative objects. Each of the villas four en-suite bedrooms has a super-king sized bed with a different headboard featuring an attractive floral motif and a truly luxurious en-suite bathroom with marble fittings and large shower.
Well-equipped with top quality appliances, the kitchen will please the chef in the family, although the challenge will be over where to serve their tasty meals between the refined indoor dining area and the enchanting outdoor dining terrace with a gorgeous vista. In fact, guests will likely spend a good deal of their time outdoors as the villa excels at outdoor living. Not only are there shady sitting areas around the main villa and annex, the pool cottage has been converted into a magnificent living room, with both an interior lounge and a pergola sitting area overlooking the pool and the rolling hills of the valley.
There are comfortable sunbeds next to the pool and when you need to cool down, you can dive into the water from where you can continue admiring the view. The pool also has a shallow “beach” area where you can lounge or play with children.
If you’re tempted away from your dreamy hideaway, the golf course and the restaurant are only a five to ten minute drive and the villa is also well situated for exploring the cultural, natural and culinary delights of Umbria.
• Pool cottage with a sitting room, dining table and bbq
• Dining table in the garden nearby the wood pizza oven
• Panoramic terrace on the “piazzetta” between main unit and annex with dining table and sitting areas
• To reach the villa there are 3 km of white gravel road. Please note that the roads are in good conditions but occasionally steep and with little stones as all the country roads, so they are not suitable for low-height cars or sport cars.
• Elegant modern furnishings and decorative objects
• Four en-suite bedrooms, two are in the main unit and two in the annex, with super-king sized beds
• En-suite bathrooms with marble fittings and large showers
• Well-equipped kitchen, laundry facilities
• High speed Wi-Fi internet access throughout the villa, garden and pool area
• Large smart LCD TV with Sky satellite television and sports channels
• Bluetooth sound system
• Dishwasher, fridge, oven and microwave oven
• Wood fire pizza oven
• Laundry room with washing machine, dryer, iron and ironing board
• Hairdryer in every bathroom
• Private, heated pool
• Bed and bath linens
• Pool towels
Staff | Service included
• Maid service 7/7
• Shuttle service to/from the Estate restaurant Il Caldaro
• Mid week towel change
• Air conditioning
• Villa heating
Staff | Service on request
• Arrival grocery shopping
• Chef service
• Baby equipment
• Ping pong table
• Pool heating in mid season
• Cooking classes at the estate’s restaurant
• Wine tastings at the estate’s restaurant
• In villa massages and beauty treatments
• In villa yoga, Pilates, and/or fitness trainer
• Trekking guide to explore the estate
• Fishing experience at a private lake on the estate
• Truffle hunting on the estate
• The closest commercial and private airport is Perugia 25 km - 30 minutes drive
• Estate restaurant (La Bruna) 3 km – 5 min
• Antognolla Golf 12 km – 10 minutes
• Lake Trasimeno 15 km - 20 min
• Umbertide 15 km - 20 min
• Perugia 20 km - 25 min
• Gubbio 35 km - 35 min
• Città di Castello 35 km - 30 min
• Deruta 45 km - 35 min
• Assisi 47 km - 40 min
• Cortona 48 km - 45 min
• Spello 52 km - 35 min
• Foligno 58 km - 45 min
• Montepulciano 64 km - 1 hr
• Todi 70 km - 1 hr
• Spoleto 84 km - 1 hr
• Rome 211 km - 2 hr 30 min
Please note that all distances have been calculated from the Estate entrance.
Things to do
• In Perugia, be sure to see the frescoes by local artist Pietro Perugino in the Galleria Nazionale dell’Umbria and in the town hall’s Sala del Cambio. Step back to ancient times at the Etruscan arch and Etruscan well. Enjoy the lively atmosphere at the large fountain, the Fontana Maggiore. Sample the chocolates named for the city. Perugia plays host to international visitors with its acclaimed annual Umbria Jazz Festival, held each July. A wildly popular chocolate festival every October pays homage to the city’s sweet side.
• In Assisi, you’ll want to visit the famous basilica dedicated to Italy’s patron saint, Francis. Frescoes by Giotto vividly tell the story of St. Francis’s life. In the Piazza del Comune you’ll find a church inserted into the remains of the ancient Temple of Minerva. Above town stands the Rocca Maggiore, a fortress that protected citizens during attacks. For a dose of nature and spiritual contemplation, walk to the hermitage, the Eremo dell Carceri.
• In Deruta, stroll the color-splashed streets where Italy’s most famous hand-made ceramics are produced.
• Visit charming Citta’ di Castello, which packs a lot into such a small town, with palaces, churches, towers, and –of course- a castle, all sitting pretty and begging to be explored.
• Gubbio is known for its palio, the Corsa dei Ceri, a spectacular run held every year on May 15, in which three teams run through throngs of cheering supporters up much of the mountain from the main square in front of the Palazzo dei Consoli to the basilica of S. Ubaldo, each team carrying a statue of their saint. Gubbio is so perfect, it looks like a medieval movie set. The main monuments and sightseeings of the city include the Roman Theatre which is still in use for performances, the massive Palazzo dei Consoli, the duomo and the Palazzo Ducale. Gubbio’s Roman theatre is a dramatic setting for summertime, open-air performances.
• In Todi you’ll find all the main sights conveniently concentrated onto the Gothic Piazza del Popolo, which is itself set over top of an ancient Roman cistern system. Below town is the striking Renaissance church of Santa Maria della Consolazione.
• In Spoleto, visit the Roman theater and the archeological museum for a view of ancient Umbria. Go see the pre-Renaissance frescoes by Fra Lippo Lippi and Pinturicchio. The church of San Salvatore is one of Italy’s oldest and is set within the remains of an ancient Roman temple.
Spoleto offers up culture, dramatic performances and musical concerts during the Festival dei Due Mondi.
• In Orvieto, don’t miss the fanciful Gothic Duomo, which soars seven stories high. Inside are magnificently vibrant and graphic frescoes of the Apocalypse by Luca Signorelli.
• For children: Maridiana is a farm that breeds Alpacas, angora goats and selected sheep, situated in Tiber Valley approximately 10 minutes from Umbertide.
• Citta Della Domenica Park: A wonderful zoo / adventure land on the outskirts of Perugia. It features both domestic and wild animals, various play areas and a train. It is a lovely day out for the family with young children. www.cittadelladomenica.com
• Perugina Chocolate Factory and Museum in Perugia: Any chocolate lover can take a trip to the nearby Perugina factory and visit the museum and take a guided tour of the factory. Free entry. Open Monday to Friday
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