Umbria Above Luxury Townhouse
A luxuriously appointed three bedroom townhouse located between Rome and Florence in the historic center of an Italian medieval fortress town, Umbria Above provides a luxurious Italian adventure, uniting this sumptuous accommodation with exclusive cultural, culinary, and active experiences on ancient lands and in this ancient home.
Umbria Above is an elegant stone and brick farmhouse, which has been renovated with great care to preserve all its original and traditional Tuscan features like wooden floors of beautiful old oak and ceilings with chestnut beams and terracotta tiles. The historic home offers an exclusively discreet and also extraordinarily convenient stay, with air conditioning in all the bedrooms, high quality mattresses, a spacious kitchen, and breathtaking views.
The living area comprises a long open gallery and a posh living room, with three ancient crystal chandeliers adorning the spaces. Of two small sitting areas, one faces a gas fireplace, wonderful for cozying up on cold Umbrian winter nights. The open space may also be used for a table that accommodates 14-16 guests. The posh living room has a phenomenal view of the beautiful surrounding countryside.
While the refined and elegant furnishings add to the property’s charm giving it warmth and comfort, the charming illuminated niches indicate the ancient history of this house. Featuring a full bar and adorned with antique maps and prints, the living area is perfect for relaxing, and the couches and chairs are ideal for wine and appetizers before dinner. Heading to the terrace on the top floor, guests will be able to enjoy breathtaking views of the Umbria looking towards Tuscany. It has dining or cocktail seating for 4 guests, as well as a cocktail sink.
The living spaces also include a dedicated work space that allows for quiet contemplation, conference calls, and focused work. Near the work space is a full bath.The underground cantinas offer archaeological interest in the areas where the ancestors stored wine and oil, well suited to a wine tasting or dinner event.
The spacious kitchen is adorned with traditional terracotta tiles, wood beams, a fairytale arched window, and an elegant glass table that can seat 6 or expand to seat 8-10. With gorgeous travertine countertops and all modern appliances, the kitchen is also furnished with both an electric oven and gas cooking range, but if you prefer can enjoy a beautiful wood fireplace where you can actually grill your meats indoors in the winter as the Italians do!
Bedding is the highest quality Egyptian cotton, with designer bedspreads including Missoni, each bedroom has its own full bath, with a fourth full bath near the workspace. Appointed with both antique and modern furnishings, all the 3 bedrooms come with their own luxurious ensuite bath. Two bedrooms each have a king sized bed plus two single beds. A third bedroom has a queen size bed and a small balcony with a view of the countryside scenery. There are beds for up to 11 guests in the three bedrooms.
All baths have heated flooring, and modern, beautiful tiling and mirrors. A fourth full bath is on the ground floor for guests or to access from the work space. One features a bathtub and separate rain shower, the other baths each have a rain shower.
Umbria Above provides a luxurious Italian adventure, uniting sumptuous accommodations with exclusive cultural, culinary, and active experiences on our ancient lands and in our ancient homes, from the breathtaking landscapes, to the cuisine and wine, to Italian cultural traditions.
Experience the extraordinary history and art of Orvieto with a private professional guide. You’ll see the wonders of the cathedral, which Michelangelo came to study before even starting the Sistine Chapel in Rome. You’ll see palaces worthy of a pope, as Orvieto is one of four cities in the world that can call itself home to the Pope. And underground tours also delight for this city has a history that goes far beyond the Roman Empire, not only to the Etruscans but also their predecessors, the Villanovans.
Learn the nuances of pasta making from an Italian signora who learned from her grandmother. Tagliatelle, fettuccine, umbrichelli, lasagne and much more. You’ll sip wine as you chat and laugh during the private session. At the conclusion a lunch or dinner will be prepared for you using the pasta made fresh in front of your eyes!
*Please note that all bedrooms have air-conditioning, but the townhouse does not have central A/C. The stone walls of this former castle fortification help keep the temperature low, and during the day, the doors of the bedrooms can be left open and air does circulate through the house.*
Private Residence with 4 levels
3 bedrooms, 4 baths, 4844 square feet, 451 square meters
King, Queen, and King
11 guests maximum
Rome Fiumicino International Airport (FCO)
About 2 hour drive
Lovely views of the Italian countryside
No Pets Allowed
Not Handicap Accessible
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All the experiences organized by the Host (costs and details directly with the Host) are private and authentic, such as:
*Dinners in an historic Italian palazzo.
*White truffle hunting with a hunter and his dogs in the own private forest reserve.
*Wine tastings at a table set in the vineyards.
*Art lessons with a professional artist as you paint the same scenery that Renaissance artists studied.
*A walk along the historic paths the pilgrims used to travel between Canterbury and Rome.
*Pasta making with an Italian signora who learned from her grandmother.
*Electric bikes so you can see so much more of the stunning scenery in so much less time.
*Participate in the annual harvest of olive oil and wine.
*An evening cocktail with members of a storied Italian family, who welcome you as their personal guests.
Activities of Interest
- Wine Country
- Caffè Teatro (35 mins by car) - It offers just about every treat that you will want while on an Italian holiday: coffee, pastries, and wine.
- Hiking in Tiber River Park (1 hour by car) - Many of its trails have intermediate difficulty. Guests can see various notable historical and archeological locations in the park by trekking to these via the trails.
- La Passeggiata Gardens (1 hour by car) - Stroll through this lovely town gardens while enjoying some delicious gelato on a sunny day!
- Spoleto (1 hour and 40 mins by car) - Spoleto hosts its own popular seventeen day festival in the summer: called Festival dei Due Mondi, meaning Festival of Two Worlds, it is filled with art, culture, music, food, and opera.
- Wine tasting sessions and tours to the various vineyards and cellars of the most important wineries in Umbria are an easy drive from the property.
- For the art lovers this region is perfect with amazing pieces to be found in nearby towns including art treasures from Piero della Francesca, Perugino and other Renaissance masters.
Places of Interest
- Monteleone (20 mins by car) - Visit this town with its original medieval boundary walls and beautifully preserved northern gate and "Torrione" (Big Tower) offering wonderful views of Umbrian and Tuscan countryside.
- Perugia (1 hour by car) - Reminders of its lively and often bloody past are everywhere, from ancient arches and medieval basilicas to its energetic palace-lined main square to Renaissance frescoes by Perugino and Raphael.
- Saturnia thermal baths (1 hour and 40 mins by car) - These enchanting and enticing hot springs in the Maremma are a genuine nature's treat!
- Cortona (1 hour by car) - Enclosed by stone walls dating back to Etruscan and Roman times, this small charming town sits on the top of a hill.
- Arezzo (1 hour by car) - Home to upscale shops, fine restaurants and quaint cafés, this jewel boats Renaissance Art and amazing Etruscan history.
- Todi (1 hour by car) - Known by many as the most liveable city in the world for its perfect balance of natural and historical beauty and high quality services, Todi is located on a hilltop overlooking the Tiber valley.
- Carsulae (1 hour and 20 mins by car) - Founded around 300bc and abandoned all of a sudden at the height of its development, Carsulae is now an archaeological site and park.
- Piediluco Lake (1 hour and 20 mins by car) - Only 30 minutes to the east of Terni, this lake is a fantastic place to explore and features some gorgeous scenery and quaint towns that hug the shoreline.
- Marmore Falls (1 hour and 20 mins by car) - Whilst it may look natural, it is actually man-made and stands as the tallest man-made fall in the world.
- Siena (1 hour and 40 mins by car) - Discover the medieval city of the Palio, whose historical city centre was recognised as a World Heritage Site by Unesco.
- Basilica di San Francesco in Assisi (1 hour and 40 mins by car) - This 13th Century UNESCO World Heritage Site is a stunning achievement that has heavily influenced Western art and architecture.
- Parco Fluviale del Nera (1 hour and 40 mins by car) - To the east of Terni you can find the wonderful 2,200 heactares protected area known as the Black River Park.