Perched high amidst the verdant hills of Umbria, Villa Montana serves as a charming and idyllic retreat for discerning travelers eager to explore the natural beauty and historical treasures of both Umbria and Tuscany. Located in close proximity to Umbria's capital, Perugia, and just a mere five miles from the Tuscan border, this property offers easy access to historic hilltop villages, all within an hour's drive.
The villa itself is a masterpiece, adorned with hand-painted walls and meticulously restored ceilings by Florentine painters. These artisans have used a palette of colors that pay homage to the original hues adorning the estate's walls, featuring serene shades of pale greens, violets, and yellows. The living areas are a haven of tranquility, flooded with natural light and refreshing breezes, providing a perfect respite for weary travelers. Upstairs, three double bedrooms and an additional bedroom with two single beds, ideal for children, await. Each bedroom boasts the convenience of air conditioning and en-suite bathrooms.
A beloved pastime of guests is often found on the south-facing lawn or by the expansive pool, where they can lose themselves in captivating books, pausing between chapters to savor the ever-changing hues of the vast mountain ranges. The surrounding hillside behind the villa offers ample opportunities for leisurely walks, and the villa's attentive staff can arrange specially prepared picnic baskets for guests to enjoy.
Villa Montana is nestled in the Valtiberina region, with the charming village of Monte Santa Maria, a petite hillside fortress, within easy reach. Guests can embark on a leisurely bike ride along quiet roads to reach it in approximately thirty minutes from the villa. A short distance away, one finds the equally quaint village of Spello, almost as diminutive as Santa Maria but boasting a handful of stylish shops, particularly renowned for their linen and pottery offerings. Gubbio, with its grand medieval town square, is a mere 45-minute drive, and the city of Perugia, replete with world-class shopping, is even closer.
The Upper Tiber Valley of Umbria, known as Valtiberina, is a treasure trove of art, history, and culture, set against a backdrop of abundant natural beauty. What sets this region apart is the absence of mass tourism, allowing visitors to savor its authenticity fully. For those tempted to venture into Tuscany, enchanting destinations like Cortona and more are within an easy hour's drive. Villa Montana promises a harmonious blend of relaxation and exploration in the heart of Italy's stunning countryside.
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.