Villa Etruria in Umbertide, Umbria, is truly a gem, set as it is amongst olive, cypress and fruit trees; you will feel as though you have arrived at your very own country estate! Umbertide is around 40km from the historic city of Perugia, which is home to two major universities and is famous for being the place where Renaissance artists Perugino and Raphael created some renowned masterpieces. Try to fit in a visit to the Galleria Nazionale dell’Umbria, where you can see such paintings as the Madonna with Child, and six Angels which represent the Renaissance Marian art of Duccio.
The Villa itself is set over three floors and has a capacity of up to ten, so why not enjoy an extended holiday with friends and family in a truly magnificent setting? The 18th century farmhouse has been re-designed with the utmost comfort of the guests in mind at all times. Some of the original features have been carefully renovated, including the exposed stone walls, high vaulted ceilings, delicate iron handrails and open fireplaces. And yet you can still enjoy some of the most sleek and contemporary bathroom suites and terracotta tiled floors. Any food you have here has been carefully sourced either from the land itself or from local farmers and so you need never worry about freshness, quality or flavour.
Outside, you can enjoy stunning panoramic views, as Villa Etruria is around 450m above sea level; just sit out in the garden and enjoy the tranquillity and smells of the herbs wafting over you from the organic gardens. But along with the peace that you will feel when you visit Umbria, you also have access to satellite TV, internet access, a barbecue and private swimming pool. With everything you need to hand, there is no reason to leave if you don’t want to; indeed, once there, you will find it difficult to walk away when the time comes!