Residenza Monteporzano (Orvieto)
Umbria and the Marches, Italy
This property is situated in the country around the medieval town of Orvieto, in the centre of a large estate of olive grove fields and chestnut woods. It has a breathtaking position on a 350 m high hill with a spectacular view over the surrounding landscape and the tufa rocks of Orvieto It is easily reachable within few minutes from the highway Rome-Florence A1 and the railway station of Orvieto.
The estate belongs to the ancient noble family Fiumi di Sterpeto originating from Assisi, who moved to Orvieto in the past centuries. The owner's grandmother, Maria Luisa Fiumi, in the 30's a famous poetess and writer of poems about Umbria, St. Francis of Assisi and the history of the important painter Luca Signorelli, lived here in the Villa Monteporzano, where she met international personalities of culture. The property includes the ancient Farmhouse recently restored and transformed into 5 wonderful apartments of different sizes, all extremely comfortable and fitted with ancient country furniture.
Near the Farmhouse an elegant swimming-pool is at guests' disposal with a shady equipped veranda and surrounded by a garden on English ancient roses and a field of olive trees, by which the Fiumi produce an excellent organic extra virgin olive oil. The pool has a fantastic view towards the tufa rocks of the town of Orvieto.
Umbria is the green heart of Italy, crossed by the upper middle valley of the Tiber River.This region of ancient origins that gives the visitors a sense of peace and internal well being. The landscape is characterized by gentle rolling hills, fertile valleys, the rivers and lakes and is the ideal place for those who seek the beauties of unspoiled nature. This small and historic region, famous for its splendid and well preserved medieval hamlets, provide serene peacefulness to the spirit. Here the visitors can follow historical or religious itineraries, as the villages and towns are rich in monuments, cathedrals, museums, and can enjoy excellent wines and very good traditional food prepared with locally cultivated natural products and extra virgin olive oil. The most important towns are: Orvieto, Perugia, Assisi, Gubbio, Todi, Spoleto.
Orvieto is an Etruscan town built on 350m high tufa rocks and has been having great importance since medieval times. It represents an extraordinary artistic and cultural centre, rich of monuments and places to visit (the famous gothic Duomo, the Etruscan Necropolis, the Palazzo del Capitano del Popolo, S.Patrizio’s well, museums, churches, underground tours). Geographically it is situated in a central position, corner between the three regions Umbria, Lazio and Tuscany, and is therefore perfect to easily start a wide range of interesting tours to ancient villages, archeological sites, wine factories, ceramic and wood handicraft shops, and to enjoy the excellent local food in the centre and in the wonderful surrounding country. Orvieto is therefore a charming place to spend a fantastic holiday in a perfect harmony, with culture, history and nature.
Peonia : sleeps 4+2 -Large living/dining room with kitchen area, fully furnished, 1 double bedroom with bathroom (tube), 1 twin with bathroom (shower), terrace overlooking Orvieto.
Rosa : sleeps 4+2 - Large living/dining room with kitchen area, fully furnished, 1 double bedroom with bathroom (tube), 1 twin with bathroom (shower), terrace overlooking Orvieto.
Magnolia : sleeps 4+2 - Large living/dining room with kitchen area , fully furnished, 1 very large double bedroom, 1 twin and 2 bathrooms with shower - Orvieto's view.
Scuderia : sleeps 4+2 - Ground-floor - Large living/dining room with kitchen area, fully furnished, 1 very large double bedroom - 1 twin, 1 bathroom with shower, large outdoor private area.
Azalea : sleeps 2+2 - Living/dining room with kitchen area, fully furnished, 1 double bedroom, 1 bathroom with shower, Orvieto's view.
Each apartment has double sofa-bed in the living room - All the apartments have a fully furnished kitchen with gas stove top, electric oven, dishwasher, Sat TV.