Villa | 5 bedrooms | sleeps 11
Guests to Podere San Giovanni are welcomed to the warm atmosphere that has been created in this old farmhouse.The interior is very attractive. Most of the furnishings have been designed or painted by the owner herself, and everything has been restored with particular care. Situated in a rural landscape, it is completely isolated, surrounded by vineyards, groves of olive trees, and fields that change their colors seasonally.The lovely swimming pool (mt 12x6) is beautifully situated with a vista over the surrounding hills.Less than 1 mile away is the small medieval village of Montoro, and in the main square there is an impressive castle belonging to the same owners, Marchesi Patrizi.For guests who wish to take advantage of local products, the owners of Podere S. Giovanni are also producers of very good olive oil and wine.
On ground floor, the entrance from the garden is into a charming living room with sofas, fire place, telephon and TV set, large dining room with 12 seats and a very attractive cooking area supplied with cooker, fridge/freezer, oven, toaster, coffee maker; pantry with washing machine; one studio, a toilet.
On first floor, there are five twin bedded rooms which can be converted in double bedrooms, one of them has fire place and another one has bathroom en suite; two additional bathrooms. A door in the hall leads to a little terrace with a second entrance. Outside there a beautiful mt 6x12 swimming pool, a wood oven with a portico and a covered parking for one car. A cellar with wood for the fire places is at disposal of the clients. The strategical position of this property, allows to reach Rome in an hour by car and also all the most acctractive umbrian cities.
|Size||Sleeps up to 11, 5 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Tuscany coast 130 km|
|Nearest Amenities||2 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Fiumicino 100 km, Nearest railway: Orte 10 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||Pets welcome, Yes, smoking allowed|
Features and Facilities
|General||Central heating, Telephone, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Utilities||Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||5 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms of which 3 Family bathrooms, Solarium or roof terrace|
|Furniture||Single beds (10), Cots (1), Dining seats for 12|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Private garden, BBQ|
The Umbria region
The region of Umbria is a urban network rich in art and culture. Its agrarian landscape is characterized by the harmony that exists between the cities and countryside locations. Tourism is a primary source in Umbria. History, culture, the environment, and art make the region a prestigious and pleasurable destination. Umbria is a place worth visiting. Touristic offerings follow the uniformity of scheduled events which cover each month of the year. Today, Umbria implies gastronomic tradition, high-qua1ity everyday products, high-level musical events and the theatrical season. Umbria is also the scene of special events, besides the "The Festival of The Two Worlds" and "Umbria Jazz". Along with these there are also "Festival of The Nations" at Citta' di Castello, "Todi Arteurope", "Todi Festival", and "Chocolate" that made Perugia the "capital of chocolate" in 1995, the European Prize for Touristic Publishing, "Classics Perugia", as well as both Perugia and Assisi's antique exhibitions. These events, which are given promotion and support, have given Umbria a good image in Italy and abroad.
Narni is a typical village in Umbria,and it is one of the most ancient cities of the region; indeed its origins date back to pre-Roman times. Today it is also famous for the book and movie series Narnia, which name was taken from the Roman name of Narni.
Narni assumed great importance during the medieval and Renaissance period, when, thanks to the presence of important artists and writers, the main civil and religious buildings were built, which now enrich the history and beauty of the country.Of particular interest is the fortress, which was built by the will of the Pope, the cathedral built in the Romanesque style, in which several important paintings are held, the Church of San Domenico, which today houses the library in the city, the Church of Saint Margaret, the Church of San Francesco, built in 1200 and the Church of Santa Restituita. Outside the city there are other churches, such as the Church of the Holy and Abbeys Pudenziana of San Cassiano and Sant'Angelo in Massa, containing some important works. Among the buildings we mention the Palace Scotti, the Palazzo Comunale, which was built in the second half of 1200 and which houses a painting representing the Coronation of the Virgin attributed to Ghirlandaio and finally we mention the Gardens of San Bernardo, of particular beauty and from which you can enjoy the magnificent panorama of the valleys below. Around Narni you can see many interesting places, such as the villages of Capitone, Gaudamello, singular town divided between the old and new, and finally Nera Montoro.Recently an old Church and other rooms have been discovered under Narni. Documents proved that the rooms where part a court and a cell of the Inquisition in Narni. They're visible thanks to Narni Underground.