A LUXURIOUS VILLA THAT SLEEPS 10 IN COMFORT AND STYLE
Umbriana is your home away from home, a place to experience the authentic pleasures of Italy. Umbriana is set amidst olive groves and vineyards, and was once the site of a 12th century village called Villanova. The house stands out for its architectural integrity and outstanding style. It boasts an exceptional postcard view of Todi - one of Umbria's premier hilltop towns. The view is framed by a pair of giant oaks in our garden. The garden itself is graced with remnants of medieval walls and the remains of a tower where roses and clematis grow.
Umbriana was lovingly restored and furnished by its current owners and the work was overseen by a prominent Italian architect. Domenico Minchilli's work is featured in Architectural Digest and the book "Restoring A Home in Italy." Umbriana also got rave reviews as one of the architect's best works in a well known American design blog called "Willow Decor".
GARDENS: The villa is all about the views and garden. Olive groves and sunflowers surround us. Ancient walls run through the property. The landscaped pool area is safely enclosed by chestnut beam fencing and thick hedging.
There is plenty of natural shade, chaise lounges and deck chairs. There are several marble tables - for dining al fresco- and a kitchen herb garden. It is all about the pleasures of fine food and wine: meals can be savoured under our kitchen pergola draped with flowering vines. Our bbq is a raised stone grill; there is a ready supply of locally supplied logs.
INTERIOR: The house is decorated with English and French antiques and Oriental rugs; the emphasis is on style with comfort. The terracotta floors and wood-beamed ceilings throughout use traditional Umbrian materials. The spacious kitchen is a focal point: a raised fireplace is cosy on a cold evening. Our treasured housekeeper will always put a smile on your face. She is happy to cook delicious country meals (and babysit) for guests, upon request.
LAYOUT: Umbriana can comfortably sleep ten. We have a cot and a high chair, too. The layout is uncomplicated and flexible, perfect for two families. It is also ideal for a honeymoon or romantic retreat.