High in the hills of green Umbria, Villa Montana is a delightful home-base for discerning travelers wanting to explore the nature and antiquities of both Umbria and Tuscany. Near Umbria's capital of Perugia but just five miles from the border with Tuscany, the property is less than an hour's drive from historic hilltop villages.
Florentine painters have hand-painted walls and restored ceilings, using the colors that have graced this estate original walls' pale greens, violets, yellows. The peacefully pleasant living areas, filled with light and breezes offer a welcome rest. The upper floor yield three double bedrooms and a further bedroom with 2 single beds more suited to children. Each bedroom has air conditioning and en-suite bathrooms.
Guests favorite pastime is generally reading on the south-facing lawn or at the large pool, pausing after chapters to take in the ever-changing colors of the vast mountain ranges. There are plenty of long walks on the hillside behind the house; the staff of the villa can provision guests with specially prepared picnic baskets, of course.
Montana is situated in the Valtiberina area with the village of Monte Santa Maria, a tiny hillside fortress, close by that can be reached by bike on quite roads in about thirty minutes from the villa. Almost as small as Santa Maria but with a handful of stylish shops (for linen and pottery, especially) is Spello, where Romans have there pied-a-terre. Gubbio, with its grand medieval town square, is just 45 minutes away, and Perugia with world-class shopping is less than that. The Upper Tiber Valley of Umbria, or Valtiberina, has a massive presence of Art, History and Culture as well as abundant natural beauty, with the added luxury of no mass tourism. For those who think about "crossing the border" into Tuscany, Cortona and other spots are less than one hour.
There are a further two villas in the grounds that can be used for additional guests. Please contact us for further details and rates.
General information: The villa offers 400 sq. m of interior living space and extensive exterior living spaces with 3 hectares of grounds.
Included in the Rate: Water, heating, electricity, gas and final cleaning, Portable A/C units available on request, Mid-week housekeeping service, Mid-week bath and bed linen change, Wi-Fi internet access, Garden and pool maintenance, Concierge at estate office (regular office hours), Porter service.
Not Included in the Rate: Extra housekeeping: €25/hr/staff member, Cook service – No third-party suppliers allowed: the services will be provided by the villa management and in-house staff, Cost of food and beverage, Telephone and fax charges on usage, Extra bed, Grocery shopping service.
Bedroom 1: Upper floor Master bedroom with a king-size four poster bed, WiFi, A/C, heating, ceiling fan and en-suite bathroom with bathtub, shower, vanity and WC. 2 guests maximum.
Bedroom 2: Upper floor bedroom with a king-size four poster bed, WiFi, A/C, heating, ceiling fan and en-suite bathroom with bathtub, shower, vanity and WC. 2 guests maximum.
Bedroom 3: Upper floor bedroom with a king-size bed (can be made up as two single beds), WiFi, A/C, heating, ceiling fan and en-suite bathroom with bathtub, shower, vanity and WC. 2 guests maximum.
Bedroom 4: Ground floor bedroom with a king-size bed, WiFi, A/C, heating, ceiling fan, access to garden and en-suite bathroom with bathtub, shower, vanity and WC. 2 guests maximum.
Interior Access Bedrooms: 4
Once a vacation home is selected, the pampered adventure begins. Our concierge team will assist with creating a magical and immersive vacation experience. Our services include
While available for advanced requests, the concierge team connects with guests 30 days prior to arrival to coordinate arrivals and to reserve desired services and experiences. Guests with scheduled Christmas/New Year stays will be contacted 90 days prior to arrival.