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N° 019 | A Fairytale

Umbria
users 24 bed 12 bath 17

Sometimes you feel like you step into a fairy tale, and entering this Villa is one of those moments.  Organic winemakers and contemporary art collectors have transformed a 16th-century estate into a chic, glamorous, luxurious, and cozy villa. It's the perfect combination between a countryside home and an elegant residence.

Staying at this Villa is an experience in itself with seven stylish double bedrooms filled with antiques and unique items. Thirty-one hectares of vineyards, an exclusive privately owned sculpture garden (with art from o.a. Anish Kapoor, Banksy), one of the most beautiful wine cellars in the world, and a 13th-century tower are also included in the domain. A combination of nature, art, wine, luxury, style, and love for beauty. 

The Villa is fully serviced by a team of staff, including a cook, cook’s assistant, and housekeeping. Staying here is total bliss! See for yourself in this movie clip

The Space 

Three adjoining elegant sitting rooms with fireplaces face onto a fourth living room with spectacularly large windows overlooking the garden and the Calanchi Valley. Each room has been decorated with the owner’s elegant style, mixing antiques and contemporary pieces that reflect the dolce vita and passion for the Italian countryside.

Seven elegant double bedrooms with ensuite bathrooms are filled with antiques and each is furnished beautifully with personal touches. The view from each bedroom is stunning to wake up to. 

Main Villa - First Floor

2 large double bedrooms with 2 ensuite bathrooms - one bathroom with shower and one with bathtub Jacuzzi style.

1 double bedroom with ensuite bathroom with shower

1 smaller double bedroom with 1 ensuite bathroom with bathtub

Main Villa - Tower Floor

1 double bedroom with 1 ensuite bathroom with bathtub

Winery building - Ground Floor

1 twin bedroom (that can be separated or united as requested) with ensuite bathroom with bathtub;

1 double bedroom with 2 ensuite bathrooms - one bathroom with shower and one with bathtub

In the Garden (very close to the Villa)

1 independent double room at ‘Torretta’ with 1 bathroom with bathtub

The Cottage of the Villa (Annex) 

4 double bedrooms, two of which with double bathroom
 

Wine

Paolo and Noemia d’Amico have pursued their passion for wine and have created an award-winning portfolio of 7 organic labels grown and produced in Umbria. Mainly using French grape varieties, the volcanic soil from the Calanchi Valley adds a new take on established variants. Once produced, the wines are stored to the sound of classical music in the cellar created by Noemia d’Amico and world-renowned architect Luca Brasini. Made from tufo rocks, the cellar carves its way underneath the hanging garden, via magnificent structural arches that create an enchanting pathway to the library. Adjoint a special room where tasting takes place, set amongst vintages from 30 years of Paolo e Noemia d’Amico wines.

Garden & Art

Over the past 35 years, domain owners Paolo and Noemia d’Amico have been collecting works by key artists from the contemporary world scene such as Anish Kapoor, Banksy, and Mitoraj. They are strategically spread among rose bushes, lemon trees, and cypresses in a game of hide and seek in the unique sculpture garden of the region. A very impressive outdoor art gallery.

Paolo and Noemia have also dedicated a special secret garden to their close friend, the British travel writer, and conservationist Mark Shand, with sculptures from his Elephant Family Association such as toucans, gorillas, and crocodiles.  A very meaningful garden where nature, art, and love for beauty walk hand in hand.

Among the wide green spaces of the Villa, there is also a vegetable garden, the lifeblood that supplies the kitchens with high-quality produce. They grow classic vegetables such as tomatoes for sauces and salads, courgettes, peppers, aubergine, and cucumbers,  along with more unusual and exotic varieties, to increase biodiversity. 

Spa

It’s possible to request wellness therapists combined with detox food, massages, yoga, and fitness. A place of discrete elegance, calm, and contemplation, where guests can relax and recharge. There is also a sauna, steam bath, two swimming pools (indoor and outdoor), a tennis court, and a gym.

Included 

Breakfast: Breakfast buffet is served between 8:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. Note: Do not eat inside the bedroom. Room service only for coffee or croissant.

Light Lunch Buffet is served between 12:00 a.m. and 02:00 p.m This is almost always a buffet, with a delicious selection of Italian food. 

Wine tasting: One-night wine tasting with dinner surrounded by candles and music.

Daily housekeeping 

Note: The Villa has a professional kitchen that can only be used by a professional chef

Location

Immersed in the countryside, where Umbria and Lazio meet, with a breathtaking view of the Calanchi Valley. Only an hour and fifteen minutes from Rome an hour and a half from Florence and 10 minutes from Civita di Bagnoregio, a UNESCO world heritage site. 

There is definitely magic in the canyons surrounding the Etruscan hill-top village of Civita di Bagnoregio, where, as the name suggests, kings came to take a bath in ancient times. Rediscover a light and slow way of traveling, exploring hidden places, which the Lazio region still offers. Be surprised by an unexpected and under-explored piece of the world and the friendliness of local inhabitants long thought disappeared. Reclaim time & reconnect.

Extra services - Not included

Babysitting service, Cost of food (groceries, drinks...), Driver, Spa treatments, Extra cleaning lady, Laundry service, Massage, Personal trainer, Pool heating, Utilities (Gas and Electricity), Staff overtime, tennis trainer, yoga teacher. 

Additional Cook (weekly) for cocktail time and dinner.
At night, the first and second courses, dessert. Coffee and little chocolates (food & drinks not included). Dinner is served between 07:30 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. Note: The Villa has a professional kitchen that can only be used by a professional chef. 

Additional Maids service (each per 8 hours a day)
Note: We advise guests to hire at least one or two extra maids (or more) to have all the services that guests renting this type of Villa are used to. (i.e.: 2 maids up to 7 pax; 3 maids from 8 pax and up)

Plinius Loves…

Wine Cellar: classified as one of the most beautiful wine cellars in the world and a truly unique experience. The underground cellar is lit by hundreds of flickering candles while soft classical music is playing. At the end of the cellar is a stunning tasting room, with a fireplace and Chesterfield sofas. You can stay here all day and completely lose track of time and space. It's an alternate universe. There is also a dining room filled with vintage bottles and lit by candlelight. 

Art Garden: A truly impressive art collection is set in the garden with works from world-renowned artists and I was stunned to also find artwork from one of my personal favorite artists: Anish Kapoor. 

The Scenery: breathtaking scenery overlooking the Calanchi Valley, the landscape as ancient as the world.

Highest standards: Everything at the Villa has been created to the highest standard, from the interior design to the art collection and stunning wine cellar. Top quality!

Nearest Airport

Rome Aeroport | 1:30hr

Contact: Do you have any questions about this Villa, or if you like to combine other destinations and properties within the area for your travel itinerary? Please do not hesitate to contact us at: info@plinius.homes

Prices & availability


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After the booking request is received we will confirm the availability and total price with the owner. You will then receive a confirmation and the total amount of your booking by email. A deposit of 30% of the reservation sum is requested upon confirmation (within 48 hours). The remainder must be paid no later than 60 days before the start of your stay. When booking within 60 days, the total reservation sum must be paid immediately. In case of cancellation more than 60 days before the start of the stay, 50% of the deposit will be returned*. In case of cancellation within 60 days, no refund will take place. *Applies to most properties, but not all. We therefore recommend cancellation insurance.

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Availability may not always be completely up to date, please do not hesitate to contact us at   info@plinius.homes

Prices 2024 | Price transparency: Plinius is completely transparent about the prices, we do not charge a booking fee or add any additional charges. 

High season: 01/04/2023 - 20/04/2023 | 18/06/2023 - 31/08/2023 | Min. stay 7 nights | €4.698 per night

Mid Season: 21/04/2023 - 17/06/2023 |  01/09/2023  - 30/09/2023  | Min. stay 7 nights | €3.795 per night

Low season:  07/01/2023 - 31/032023 | 01/10/2023 - 20/12/2023 | Min. stay 7 nights | €2.891 per night

Christmas: 21/12/2023 - 06/01/24 | Easter 30 March - 6 April | Min. stay 7 nights | €5.421 per night 

*6 large double rooms + 1 smaller double room (at the Villa).
The maximum number of occupants in this Villa is 14 pax. This occupancy level is to ensure the comfort of Guests.

To use also the 4 double rooms of the Cottage + 1 double room of the Torretta, that will be an extra cost, upon request. Cottage weekly (flat) rate: € 1.897

The Villa may be booked with 7 bedrooms or the full 12 (total of 24 people)

For Weddings, corporate events, and parties, please contact us for a quote: info@plinius.homes 

 

Included in the price: 

Breakfast, Staff: Chef and Maid (8 hrs per day), Concierge service & Assistance (8 hrs per day), Cooking classes of local cuisine, Daily house cleaning,  Guardian, Housekeeper,  Light lunch which is almost always a buffet, with a delicious selection of Italian food. One night of wine tasting with dinner surrounded by candles and music.

Gas | Electricity | Water 

 

Additional costs:

Advance for food shopping € 3.000 - To be paid at the client's arrival. Balance to be paid at the end of the stay

Security Deposit: € 3.000 - To be paid at the client's arrival. To be released after the client's departure and owner's approval

Tourist Tax

 

Additional Services - NOT included but at an additional cost:

Babysitting (starting from €30.00)

Cost of food (groceries, drinks...)

Additional Cook (€1.500 per week) for cocktail time and dinner. (only Chef for breakfast and lunch is included in the rental price)
At night, the first and second courses, are dessert. Coffee and little chocolates (food & drinks not included). Dinner is served between 07:30 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. Note: the Villa has a professional kitchen that can only be used by a professional chef. 

Driver  (price upon request)

Pool, Sauna/Steam Bath - Rates based on usage

Spa treatments (price upon request)

The extra cleaning lady (starting from € 170.00),

Laundry service : (starting from € 25.00 p/h)

Massage

Personal trainer

Pool heating, 

Staff overtime  (starting from € 25.00 p/h) 

Tennis trainer

Yoga teacher.

Extra Information: 

*The Villa has a professional kitchen that can only be used by a professional chef. Chef for breakfast and lunch is included in the rental price. Additional Cook (€1.500 per week) for cocktail time and dinner.

*The Villa may be booked with 7 bedrooms or the full 12 (total of 24 people)

Contact: 

Do you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us at: info@plinius.homes

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