Villa di Sopra

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Property Name
Villa di Sopra
Property ID
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Sub Location
Umbria   Perugia
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Villa di Sopra is a large 18th Century farmhouse which stands on a hilltop, with breathtaking 360 degree views of the Apennine Hills, on the borders of Umbria and Tuscany.

The surrounding hills are clothed in oak forests and rich pasture grazed by sheep in a landscape which has not changed in many centuries.

Villa di Sopra is a very comfortable and luxurious villa with six bedrooms, five bathrooms and three shower rooms. In the drawing room on the 1st floor a model ‘A’ Steinway piano sits alongside attractive antique furnishings. The property has been carefully and expertly restored in the Italian style to the very highest standard and accommodates up to 12 guests in great comfort. It comprises the main house, a Limonaia and an infinity pool.

A 30 minute drive from Vergiliano di Sopra, one can find the beautifully designed Robert Trent Jones golf course at Antognolla where it is possible to hire top quality clubs and equipment.

The ancient village of Preggio is situated high up on a hillside one and a half miles away and looks down on Villa di Sopra. It is a beautiful walk through the woodland on a summer’s morning, when the wildflowers are blooming, and a wonderful way to spend an hour and a half, with the prize at the end of a cold beer or chilled glass of wine in the bar of the Old Square. Normally, the only sound to be heard is the enchanting melody of the church bells and sheep bells as they graze the meadows along the Val di Rosa.  Time has stood still in this valley and it is a joy just to listen to the sounds of the crickets or watch the aerial dance of the fireflies at night.

Umbria is one of the most beautiful areas of Italy.  Perugia, the region's capital. is a lively university town packed with artistic treasures (and home to Perugina chocolate), so well worth a visit, as are a host of smaller towns and villages, such as Assisi, Gubbio and Citta di Castello. Few summer visitors will want to miss a visit to Lake Trasimeno, central Italy's largest lake, where they may choose to relax on the shores, enjoy the restaurants of the lakeside towns, or take a ferry to one of the lake's islands.

Some of the most beautiful and culturally rich artistic centres in Italy are to be found in Tuscany so an easy day trip from your chosen Umbrian villa is often a highlight. Florence, with its majestic Duomo immortalised by Brunelleschi and Donatello, beautiful Siena, home of the Palio horse race and the walled town of Lucca are a must see while Arezzo and Cortona are also within easy reach.

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The accommodation is as follows:

Ground Floor: There is a large well equipped kitchen, a utility room with washing machine and dryer, a dining room, a large cloakroom with separate shower, a TV room/library, a study with computer, WiFi, printer and scanner.

First Floor: A large drawing room with a Steinway grand piano, a double bedroom with bathroom en suite with bath, walk-in shower and a small terrace, a twin bedroom with bathroom en suite (full shower above bath), a twin bedroom with bathroom en suite with bath, walk-in shower and small terrace.

Second Floor: A double bedroom, a twin bedroom and a bathroom (full shower above the bath).

Limonaia: There is a second dining room, a second kitchen, a lovely shaded patio for outside dining, a twin bedroom (for accompanying staff only) and two cloakrooms each with showers.

First Floor of Limonaia: There is a games room with a three-quarter size Billiard table, bar football, TV with DV player.

Further Information: Discreet staff live in the grounds in a separate house, ready to do the cooking, if required.

From the wisteria-clad patio there are steps down to the solar heated infinity pool, with views across the valley. The pool has built-in steps. Pool towels are included in rental.