Villa Il Rughio (Todi)
Umbria and the Marches, Italy
Villa ll Rughio
Todi - Umbria
4 km from the village of San Venanzo - Todi is a 20 minute drive
Il Rughio is a charming 17th century country villa. It has been recently restored in its original style with original materials. It is llocated in the Umbrian hills between the historical towns of Todi and Perugia. The house is peacefully set in a secluded garden with a view of the beautiful Italian countryside. Vineyards, olive groves, sunflower fields, medieval villages, and castles are nestled amongst oak forests and rolling hills as far as the eye can see.
The interiors have been decorated with care to retain the style and ambience of the period. The ceilings are tiled and suspended with wooden beams and the floors are in terracotta. A beautiful lavender, rosemary and antique rose garden surround the villa and its immaculate kept lawn.
Il Rughio's olive grove is responsible for a good production of extra virgin olive oil which can be sampled at request. The swimming pool overlooks the expansive undulating valley and where one can enjoy the sight of the setting sun. The property is at 4 km from the small village of San Venanzo.
On the estate there are two buildings: the villa with its 6 double bedroom and a separate cottage with the private kitchen known as “the restaurant” for the exclusive use of the guests of Il Rughio.
Accommodation (sleeping 12)
This main building is divided into two storey's which are made up of 4 Queen size bedrooms, 2 rooms with two single beds, 4 bathrooms, one large very well equipped country-style kitchen with fireplace, two living-rooms (one with fireplace) and one reception area to greet guests.
Entrances are both at the ground and at the first floor level.
On the ground floor there are:
The reception area where guests will be greeted, a sitting room with antique paintings, furniture and comfortable leather couches for the guests with door leading to the garden.
From the sitting room there is a flight of steps (13-14) that go to the first floor.
On the first floor there are:
A beautiful formal living room and dining room facing the large fireplace crafted in stone and wooden beams. A country style kitchen with eating area is equipped with all the modern conveniences including a wooden fireplace to use during the cold winter months.
From the kitchen you can directly access the garden which incorporates a covered outdoor dining area.
One double bedroom with queen size four poster bed in wrought iron; cable TV and large en-suite bathroom with shower.
One double bedroom with king size wrought iron bed, and two large windows that have a wonderful view of the garden to one side, and of the valley on the other side. Antique terracotta floors and ceilings give this room its period charm. A twin bedded room with two single wrought iron beds with antique weaved bedspreads from the region and a window that faces the wonderful view of the valley below. The double and the twin bedded room share a bathroom with tub and hand-held shower.
Two double rooms (one can become twin) sharing a bath with tub and hand-held shower.
One double bedroom with ensuite bathroom with tub.
Beautifully kept garden, salted water pool, pergola with dining facilities, BBQ, parking
Il Rughio has in addition a cottage which stands completely separate from the residential villa, terraced above the pool. This is used as an area where the guests can be served meals as there is a professional kitchen used only by the in-house cook.
During the summer months, one may dine outside under the covered patio and enjoy the sunset into the undulating valley before you. At night the illuminated pool and garden is a wonderfully peaceful place to relax and enjoy a night cap. During the cold months the welcoming warmth of the dining area perfectly sets the scene for a romantic evening.
The “restaurant” is only for the residing guests and only opens on booking for dinner.
The Chef will delight you with culinary specialties of various Italian regions with a choice of seasonal fish, seafood, meat or game.
Il Rughio also cellars a fine selection of some of the best Umbrian wines to accompany every dish or either as an aperitif to satisfy the palate of any connoisseur. This selection has been made with great care by a sommelier, looking at both quality and price to offer you the best in both categories.