Woven into 40 acres of the rough landscape of Perugia, woodland, olive, fruit and Cypress trees, Villa Etruria welcomes you to your own Italian Country estate. Seated high within the peaks and Tiber valley, a phenomenal 450 m above sea level, seclusion and tranquillity go hand in hand here.
And the breathtaking panoramas are just the beginning...... this 18th Century farmhouse and barns have been carefully designed and lovingly restored to create a truly stylish and comfortable Italian retreat. Everything has been considered to ensure all guests enjoy a warm and comfortable stay.
This beautiful renovation is an elegant fusion of Italian charm and tradition with contemporary furnishings and modern conveniences. The owners have carefully retained some of the original features; the exposed Umbrian stone walls, high vaulted ceilings, delicate iron hand rails and open fireplaces. Yet have cleverly combined a high standard of modern fitments, white washed walls, terracotta tiled floors, exceptional outdoor furnishings and sleek contemporary bathroom suites. And all to suit a modern lifestyle.
Enjoy the flavours of your Italian treat, surrounded by olive & fruit trees and a delicious organic herb garden for guests to enjoy and experience true Italian living. And all this can be enjoyed under the shade of the gazebo or the pergolata with one of the most fabulous backdrops in the region. In addition, any vegetables, fruits, cheese and meats offered to you while staying at Villa Etruria will be either produced on-site or bought directly from local farmers. Pastas and pizzas are homemade and, of course, will always be mixed with Villa Etruria’s fabulous olive oil. All meals are available on request and are payable locally.
Feeling tired after lunch? Why not stretch out on a lounger, take an hour’s rest and enjoy the peace and the sunshine alongside the beautiful and cooling 17m x 4m infinity swimming pool.
Alongside the main villa that sleeps up to 10 guests, the renovated barns create a really cosy and contemporary cottage for up to 4 guests.
Umbertide is approximately 40km from the historic city of Perugia, famous for its art and its chocolate bacio (kiss). For all chocoholics or those who wish to experience a real Italian celebration, the chocolate festival in the centre of Perugia is hosted every October. Also home to two large universities along with a number of other training institutions, it sees a steady stream of foreign visitors and has successfully combined history with modern life.
Rich in tradition and art, the high Renaissance artists Pietro Perugino and later Raphael created some of his most famous masterpieces here. Today, the Galleria Nazionale dell'Umbria in Perugia houses a number of masterpieces, including the Madonna with Child and six Angels which represents the Renaissance Marian art of Duccio.
Moving a little further from home; explore the world-wide famed towns of Assisi, the quiet home town of Saint Francis, Orvieto full of magnificent historical monuments and Perugia itself. This Umbrian walled town is brimming with history dating back to the Etruscan civilisation and has the most wonderful Duomo right in the heart of the city said to hold the Virgin’s wedding ring. The Palazzo dei Priori houses the National Art Gallery of Umbria in addition to three museums. For the party animals amongst you, take a trip to Spoleto and experience its world famous festival; an awesome celebration of dance, drama, music and opera.
The Farmhouse offers accommodation across three floors - for up to 10 people (when the Cottage will be closed):
- Entrance reception room
- Bedroom (double/twin) with French doors to the gardens
- Shower room
- Fully fitted kitchen area with stone open fireplace, dishwasher, oven & hob & fridge/freezer
- And Dining Area both with doors that open onto the extensive covered terrace area
- Bedroom (double/twin)
- And TV room both opening onto an extensive terrace area with fantastic views
- Sitting room with open fireplace
- Bedroom (double/twin) with unusual timber ceiling
- Bathroom with stand up shower
- 2 double/twin bedrooms
- Bathroom with separate shower cubical
The Cottage - for up to 14 people:
- Open-plan kitchen fully equipped with dishwasher, hob, oven & fridge/freezer
- Sitting room
- Double/twin bedroom
- Shower room with washing machine
Steep barn style steps lead to first floor:
Double bedroom with en-suite shower room
- Separate laundry room
- Covered terrazza
- Infinity swimming pool
- Pergolata (to the cottage)
**Internet connectivity is via WiFi**
Swimming pool open between 15th May and 30th September (weather permitting).