Plinius N° 039
This three-bedroom villa, perched on the very top of Monte Santa Croce, is an example of flawless restoration on an exceptional site. The villa is also known as “the villa-on-top-of-the-world” thanks to an extraordinary location with 360° views over the Estate and Umbria. One of the most striking villas on the Estate, it impresses with its fine interior design and a large infinity pool that seems to float above the valley of Murlo.
The villa is part of one of the most exclusive private country estates in Italy, owned by the same family for generations. Renowned for its thousands of hectares of immaculate woods and olive groves, and for its superb valleys, lakes, and rivers.
Its history dates back centuries and is intertwined with the rich cultural and agricultural heritage of the region. The estate has roots that can be traced as far back as the 11th century when it was owned by the Papal States (under the direct rule of the Pope). Over the centuries, the property changed hands multiple times, with various noble families and aristocrats taking ownership. It served as a place of residence, agricultural center, and symbol of power and influence.
During the Renaissance period, the estate flourished under the patronage of the powerful Del Bufalo family. They transformed the property into a thriving agricultural estate, cultivating vineyards, and olive groves, and producing renowned wines and olive oil. The Del Bufalo family's legacy is still evident today in the estate's commitment to viticulture and olive cultivation.
In the 20th century, the estate was passed into the hands of the Papi family, who continued to preserve its historical significance and enhance its beauty. Alessio and Carlotta Carabba Tettamanti have spent the past 12 years converting parts of the estate into a project celebrating everything that’s glorious about the green heart of Italy. They dedicated themselves to the restoration and preservation of the estate's architecture, including the medieval castle and its surrounding buildings, blending the past with modern amenities. Today it is the perfect place for a relaxing and tranquil holiday, offering a high level of privacy, comfort, and elegance.
On the Ground Floor, you will find the sitting room with a fireplace and a guest bathroom. A well-equipped kitchen complete with dishwasher, oven, two fridges, and microwave oven. The kitchen has access to the garden and the dining room with access to the terrace with a pergola for unforgettable dinners at sunset. Additionally, there is a barbecue area with a beautiful panoramic terrace complete with a table seating six
One spectacular super king-size bedroom, with a spacious en-suite bathroom and walk-in closet
One super king-size double bedroom with a spacious en-suite bathroom
One superb king-size bedroom with four poster bed and spacious en-suite bathroom
Spectacular terrace with pergola, dining table, and chairs. Surrounded by lavender, rosemary, and thyme, olive trees, and breathtaking views
Luxury heated private infinity pool (13m x 5m x 1,5m). The pool is heatable for those cooler spring/autumn days
Umbria is one of the smallest regions in Italy, but it is very rich in history. With its picturesque hilltop towns, enchanting landscapes, world-class food, and wine, artistic heritage, and cultural treasures, Umbria provides a serene and authentic experience. There is so much to discover, from tours with local guides to truffle hunting or experiencing the timeless romantic beauty of Umbria from a unique perspective in a hot air balloon.
A dedicated staff will make your visit as pleasant as possible. Daily maintenance and cleaning are provided to ensure the highest standard for your holiday. The Concierge staff will be at your disposal and pleased to assist you in each step of your holiday: they will help you in planning your stay, arranging activities, and providing you with nice tips to fully experience your holiday and discover the area. The staff will be ready to solve any problems, ensuring that everything runs smoothly and that you will have a memorable experience.
The attention to detail and service are of the highest standard: flawless!
Location; the villa does its name justice: "the villa-on-top-of-the-world”
The estate's history is a tapestry of the people, cultures, and traditions that have shaped it over the centuries
The luxury of having dinner delivered right to your doorstep or enjoying complimentary chauffeur service to and from the main house to Il Caldaro, the Estate’s fine dining restaurant
Perugia Airport 20 min. | Florence 1:45hr | Pisa or Rome, 2:30 min.
Prices 2023 | Price transparency: Plinius is completely transparent about the prices, we do not charge a booking fee or add any additional charges.
Peak season: 24/06/2023 - 02/09/2023 | Min. stay 7 nights | € 14.000 * per week
High season: 01/04 -15/04 | 20/05 - 24/06 | 02/09- 07/10 | 16/12 - 06/01 | Min. stay 7 nights | €13.800* per week
Mid season 07/01 - 01/04 | 15/04- 20/05 | 07/10 - 16/12 | Min. stay 7 nights | € 13.500* per week
*Minimum stay in peak season: 1 week (from Saturday to Saturday)
A minimum stay and daily prices are on request for other seasons.
Included in the price:
All the utilities (Electricity, water, villa heating)
Unlimited use of high-speed Wi-Fi internet access
Concierge Service from 9 am to 7 pm. Available for emergencies outside of hours.
Maid Service every day between 9.30 am and 1.30 (6 days a week excluding Sundays and public holidays). Extra maid service is available on request at an extra charge
Full gardening and pool cleaning service
Pool heating is included at a standard temperature on request in peak season only. In high season it is not included and it is based on consumption. Pool heating is not available in mid-season.
Weekly linen and pool towels change if guests stay for 2 consecutive weeks or more
Change bathroom towels twice per week.
Shuttle service to/from the Estate restaurant Il Caldaro (available every day for dinner time prior to reservation) for up to 8 people maximum. Multiple round trips per villa are NOT available.
15% discount on the Antognolla Golf green fees and a 5% discount on Golf Shop
Welcome hamper with Nespresso Capsules and Estate products (please consider that the villa is self-catered but we are glad to include an initial provision of bottled water, coffee, tea, sugar, cooking and table salt, olive oil, and coffee capsules upon arrival).
Pre-stocking service available on request
Soaps, shampoos, and shower caps in every bathroom. Dish soap, paper towels, dishwasher tablets, and washing up liquid provision upon arrival.
Toilet paper, Kitchen sponge, and garbage bags will be provided by our staff throughout your stay (please note that that the garbage will be serviced by our staff during maid service)
Security Deposit: € 1.000 The deposit will be fully refunded upon departure when there is no damage/other issues
Roads: To reach the villa there are 3 km of white gravel road. Please note that the roads are in good condition but occasionally steep and with little stones as all the country roads (Strada Bianca), so they are not suitable for low-height cars. We usually advise a to rent a 4x4 (just because driving would be more comfortable) but neither our staff nor our usual guests ever rent it, unless they have their own. As a matter of fact, even if the roads are white gravel roads, a standard car is usually more than enough.
Request at the Concierge: Personal laundry service, Meals and cooking, Shopping service, Experiences, and sporting activities
Cradle, child’s high chair, and baby bathtub on request
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