'PARADISO' - 'INFINITO' !
our guests say this about our
INFINITE PANORAMA !
RELAX in our naturally cool Casale or
DIVE into our private pool ,
READ one of our books in a hammock...
on a three thousand sq meters of green! you will be...
IMMERGED in an 'RENAISSANCE' PANORAMA,
SURROUNDED by hills of wild 'macchia mediterranea' while,
BEING on a natural 'terrace' at 320 meters above sea level,
where you can...
SMELL the perfume of lavandar, jasmine, rosemary & roses, sage, oregano, thyme...
SWIM with swallows swooping in for a drink,
FLY with your senses with the falcons,
SEE the stars at night,
IF you can pull yourself away from this paradise, we are 1km away from the village for shopping, Sagra's and we're strategically located for cultural day trips or sports- from rafting to Trekking!
The ENTIRE Summer our Villa with private Pool is available for weekly rentals. Please contact if we have vacancies for shorter periods.
We are a Limited Edition in design & artwork - featuring "Barrique', design by Arch. R. Giuliani, collection of artwork by renown artists and a 1930's Pleyel half code piano!
YOUR HOST & OWNER /ARCHITECT REBUILT with anti-seismic regulations. This three family farmhouse with stalls and giant baking oven now has into a 4 BEDROOMS-4 BATHROOM
with SEVERAL COMMUNAL spaces to spend quality time with your family and friends!
YOU CHOOSE where you want to
DINE & ENTERTAIN:
*in the GRAND PIAZZA on the facade,
**in the NEW DINING room (seats 12) adjoining
**new TERRACE (seats 8) with MOBILE VERANDA,
The GROUND FLOOR also has:
*the GRANDE ENTREE',
*a full size KITCHEN with FIREPLACE,
*1930's Pleyel Piano mezzacoda, Flat screen TV and Fireplace,
*a COMPLETE BATHROOM with large shower,
**1 NEW DOUBLE BEDROOM (1 dbl or 2 singles)!
The FIRST FLOOR has
TWO COMMUNAL SPACES:
*FORMAL LIVING with FIREPLACE,
*NEW LIBRARY READING ROOM
AS WELL AS:
*SAFFRON BEDROOM (1 dbl) and COMPLETE BATHROOM/TUB
*CELESTE BEDROOM (1 dbl canopy) and ENSUITE BATHROOM/SHOWER
SECOND FLOOR is
The HONEYMOON SUITE with dbl canopy bed
*with ENSUITE BATHROOM/TUB WITH VIEW
*and MEDITATION SPACE!
WHILE THE POOL:
... has sun and a dramatic panorama from sunrise to sunset!
SIT on the the ROMAN STAIRS and massage your back or feet with its' JETS while you watch the swallows dip for water at noon and sunset! DIVE by the olive trees,
SUNTAN on our teak chaise lounges beside our 13 x 6 poolside.
CHILL OUT AND DINE UNDER OUR VERANDA.
or the LARGE INDOOR DINING ROOM ADJOINING THE VERANDA!
*TABLE TENNIS (PING PONG) TABLE,
*SWIMMING & DIVING...
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ASK US ..
YOUR GROUP IS SMALLER THAN 8?
WE HAVE SPECIAL RATES FOR SMALLER GROUPS of 6-4!
RESERVE EARLY IF YOU ARE NOT ARRIVING SATURDAY
WE CAN HELP:
PLAN HIKES 'N MOUNTAINBIKES
WINE & OLIVE OIL TASTING
REGIONAL CUISINE & COOKING CLASSES...
MORE AMENITIES: We provide bed & bath linens and pool towels.
SMEG PROF 90" stove & oven (conv.& trad.), no frost freezer & fridge, SMEG dishwasher,
drip coffee maker, italian Moka (3), pressure cooker, recipe book collection!!
LAUNDRY: outdoor room, washing machine, line dry (summer), iron+ board,
IN-HOUSE: WiFi, large LG flat screen television, ventilators, fly screens on windows;
OUTDOOR: private pool, ping pong table, large hammock, enclosed hanging seat, rattan seating, large & medium BBQ,
Casale: ventilated roofs & 60cm walls,
double pane vasisdas windows,
thick linen curtains, ventilating fans & water saving wc's.
Prato: Guaranteed GREEN lawn - thanks to underground WATER COLLECTION SYSTEM for irrigation.
WE ARE CURRENTLY PREPARING THE KITCHEN HERB GARDEN FOR OUR GUESTS!
Rosemary, sage, oregano, thyme, basil, parsley, cilantro...
This and more ongoing projects will be on our fB page.
CURRENT SEASON..WHAT'S HAPPENING?
*SPRING: (April -May) The swalllows have arrived, the gigli (purple iris) are in full bloom, the air is full of rosemary perfume, we're waiting for the jasmine& roses to bloom.
The mulberry trees - there is plenty of fruit to make ice cream/grattacieca.
*SUMMER: (June-Sept.) NIGHT LIGHT SHOW ON ARRIVAL!
MILLIONS OF FIREFLIES arrive in June transforming our night panorama in a spectacular show.
IMMAGINE the STARS above and the FIREFLIES all around and below!!
BUTTERFLIES OF ALL COLORS attracted to our lavender blooms.
DINE IN THE PIAZZA - THE SAGRA of Gnocchi and Cinghiale (Wild Boar)-
LOCAL SIGNORE prepare the gnocchi & hunters' bounty in the town piazza,
you can enjoy at picnic tables in town or take-away to eat in front of our panorama!
ALL YEAR 'ROUND:
*classes & organized gite with Trekking Monti Amerini & rafting!
*tours & degustation at local OLIVE OIL frantoio,
*tours & degustation of SLOW & non WINE producers,
*visit farm & producer of SLOW SHEEP CHEESE,
*in-house CHEF (request on reservation),
*PASTA making & cooking CLASSES (request upon reservation),
*in-house EXERCISE instructor (request upon reservation),
more can be arranged at request (at separate prices).
ORGANIZED TOURS in ORVIETO are already organized for you.
ORVIETO with it's most beautiful Duomo was voted the BEST European town to visit!
We are only 20 minutes (MAX)!
ETRUSCAN sites-visit for an incredible voyage of our area !
All are easy and nearby to visit..
summer resorts, Marmore Waterfalls, UNESCO world heritage places, petrified forest remains, HANDMADE CERAMIC producers, nearby LAKES & their towns...
Please ask us and we can suggest and help make arrangements.
*Orvieto has an important international railway station & car rental.
Visit Rome and Florence from there to avoid traffic and parking problems.
*Alviano Scalo (12 min): a regional train station connecting Rome and smaller towns.
Rome Fiumicino (1.25 hours) and Ciampino (1,25 hours).
Umbria airports Sant'Egidio near Perugia (1.5 hours),
Florence international airport (2 hours),.
FOR YOU INTERESTED IN MORE OF THE CASALE'S HISTORY and RECONSTRUCTION
This project was exhibited in Milano at the MADE Expo for American Architects in Europe.
It has been reconstructed with very high restrictions imposed by the local Comune
because it was one of the first 'farm/stall' structures transformed (in verticle) to house farmers, finally given the right to leave their Castle dwellings (see history 'Castle del Poggio' You Tube) and live on the land they tended.
Our approach was to use bio local/historic materials to finish the interiors to keep its' local identity.
The Old Casale grew from 1700's and was completed in 1869 to house three families, a giant bread oven and varied court animals. Eight years ago we lovingly reconstructed it, respecting the 'signs' of it's development, salvaging its' materials (terra cotta tiles, local travertine stones, roman tiles) while using modern and bio technology (coccio pisto, calce base paint, double pane chestnut windows and doors, ventilated roofs, subsurface water collectors for irrigation. We introduced full bathrooms which feature ultra modern Duravit/Philip Stark fixtures with Assisi hand made cotto tiles.
The ground floor (once old farmhouse functions) is now the 'communal floor' paved with antique recuperated terra cotta tiles.
The Ancient BREAD BAKING OVEN - is NEW ENTRY. From here you are distributed throughout the house. To your right is the...
OLD KITCHEN-is STILL KITCHEN where the new fireplace recalls the position of the old oven opening. The large window sill was where the bread was placed to you can prepare meals and wash dishes!
The STALL- is the NEW LIVING ROOM and has a olive grove view, valley view through the adjacent new DINING ROOM and a view of roses through the adjoining
NEW ROSA BEDROOM/Ancient CANTINA.
The Ancient CANTINA- is the NEW ROSA BEDROOM. As you desire, 1 double or 2 singles can be arranged upon reservation. It has a view to the rose & herb garden and the olive grove. They have the ROSA BATHROOM w LRG SHOWER/Ancient GOOSE KEEP for their use.
The Ancient GOOSE KEEP - is the ROSA BATHROOM with LARGE SHOWER and has a great valley view! It is the ROSA BEDROOMS BATHROOM. It adjoins the..
Ancient VOLATILE- is the NEW DINING ROOM where they kept various birds, hens ecc., inside. Now it provides a great place to dine in 12 with an extended view from the outside. It's also a great place for children to construct one of our games, play table games, read while parents are enjoying the veranda. It adjoins our new...
TERRACED VERANDA/Ancient PIAZZETTA where they separated various grain for on the naturally exposed stone 'piazzetta '. Here it is the new terrace where everyone stills gathers for dining, reading, being together outdoors enjoying this wonderful panorama under a NEW MOBILE VERANDA or stargazing at night.
The first floor with two distinct areas recalling where the two families lived.
Straight on is a large, high beamed living room with antique fireplace which
adjoins the 'Saffron' bedroom and it's own large bathroom with bathtub. On the right is the 'Pergamena' room which has two sofas becoming two spare single beds. Straight on is the 'Celeste' double bedroom and it's en-suite bathroom with a shower with pull-down seat. On right is the stair to…
the second floor'Salvia' Suite, also known as the honeymoon/treehouse suite, it has it's own en-suite bathroom with a 'panoramic' bathtub and a meditation space with small windows observing the entire property. This suite is fought over between all the guests but usually parents or 'to be' parents win out!
The 'piazza' in front with an open view to the valley is multi-functional.! Under the giant elm tree we have a large ping pong table which also serves as a nice aperitif table.