Gorgeous 18th Century Stone Villa in Umbria
Villa Dolce Vita is an elegant stone house immersed in the green Umbrian hills. The house is built in stone and shows the main characteristics of Umbrian rural architecture. Immersed in a breathtaking green landscape, Villa Dolce Vita offers an unforgettable vacation of relaxation and tranquility.
All the interior furnishings are antique, and they work in harmony with the ancient structure of the house. All the finishings are of the highest quality, such as the 'cotto' pavements and wooden ceiling beams.
The house is on two levels. The main entrance is on the ground floor, consisting of a living room, dining room and kitchen. All the rooms on the ground floor have direct access to the garden via french doors.
From the kitchen one can access the loggia and the pergola, each of them well equipped with tables and chairs for pleasant outdoor dining.
The first floor is reached via an internal “cotto” staircase. Here there is a double bedroom with king size bed (this room is also reachable from outside through an external staircase) with an en-suite bathroom with bathtub and shower, a double bedroom with french size bed with en-suite bathroom with shower, another double bedroom , a twin bedroom and a bathroom with shower. All the bedrooms have window screens, and fans.
The park spreads out over two acres and is home to a wide variety of plants and flowers that perfume the air. The area is mostly covered by a beautiful well kept green lawn and olive grove with 30 trees. The garden around the house is shaded by secular trees and is equipped with wooden sun lounges and tables.
Near to the kitchen there is the loggia and a pergola perfect for alfresco dining, furnished with an outdoor teak dining table that comfortably seats 12. There is also an ancient pizza oven, and a barbecue. Natural steps lead to the swimming pool area with its breathtaking view over the evergreen Umbrian valley.
The rectangular-shaped pool is located inside the park and is totally surrounded by a wooden deck, curated green lawn and covered pergola area. The position of the pool offers spectacular views over the gentle Umbrian hills. It is situated on a lower terrace level to the right of the house, about 100m from the main entrance. The pool area is spectacularly lit at nighttime, and has a chlorine purification system. It measures 6 x 12 m with a constant depth of 1.50m. Natural and cotto steps lead to the pool which is lined with blue pvc. The spacious solarium area is composed of stone and lawn and is equipped with double canopee bed, six sunbeds with cushions and a covered pergola with climbing roses. The pool is open from the last Saturday of April to the first Saturday in October.
Although the house is located in Monte Castello di Vibio, the closest town center is in Fratta Todina, only 3 kilometers away. Here, you will find a supermarket, ATM, butcher, pharmacy, post office, beautician, coffee bars, and pizzeria.
Single Family Home with 2 levels
4 bedrooms, 3 baths, 3500 square feet, 326 square meters
King, Queen, Queen, and Twin
10 guests maximum
Rome Fiumicino Airport
120 mins by car
Beautiful rolling hills of Umbria
Pets Welcome Upon Approval
Not Handicap Accessible
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Activities of Interest
- Wine Country
- 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 cyclist, there are over 30 circuits in Umbria to suit any demanding sportsman. We can arrange bike rental as well as a guide / leader and support vehicle to discover the Umbrian scenery.
- Hiking paradise with great countryside trails all accross the region.
Places of Interest
- For the art lovers this region is perfect with amazing artwork in nearby towns including art treasures from Piero dela Francesca, Perugino and other Renaissance masters
- The cultural and artistic gems of Siena, Arezzo, Assisi and Todi can be reached in no more than an hour by car.
- The magnificent basilica of St. Francis of Assisi, UNESCO World Heritage Site is nearby.
It was an amazing experience, the house is spectacular and the hosts couldn't be better! we look forward to hosting them in our home as well as coming back soon to this enchanted place. Happy 2020!!!”
We were a couple during this stay and enjoyed the design of the villa very much. The surrounding beauty and nearby towns were also lovely. The unpaved road leading to the villa from a village residential road was challenging at times but much easier as the stay progressed. I will like to return here with friends and thoroughly enjoy the space. The hosts were wonderful. Very easily available. All in all I loved it! ”