Villa | 6 bedrooms | sleeps 11
The country residence of a charming Roman family with young children who have lived in Umbria for generations, Sofia is a large farmhouse set in extensive mature gardens in southern Umbria.Reecently decorated with great visual flair and attention to detail with bright, attractive, contemporary fabrics and furnished with country furniture, and rugs on restored terracotta floors, Sofia is a very comfortable and welcoming holiday home. guests will gather in the large sitting room woth deep sofas and armchais covered in lovely yellow and red fabrics. The kitchen with marble tops and grill is the venue for many families gathering and guests will gather here for convivial meals or outside in the shaded loggia. the first floor sitting room has comfortable sofas, TV set and fireplace and doors leading out ti a small shaded loggia.
Extensive lawned gardens surround the house with mature trees. The lawns slope gently down to the pool passing some swings on the way with terrace. For the amusement of little kids, about 50 ms from the villa there is also a small stable with 2 goats and their little lambs that kids can see and feed. Inside, on ground floor, kitchen with dishwasher, oven fridge/freezer and french windows to shaded dining portico with inbuilt table and seating, single room suitable for babysitter/young adult with shower room en suite, large sitting room with open fireplace, TV set and two French windows to garden, 6 steps up from sitting room to a study with single bed leading through to double bedroom with bathroom an suite. On first floor sitting room with french windows to loggia and steps down to garden, master double bedroom with bathroom en suite, 2 twin bedrooms, single bedroom, 2 bathrooms.
|Size||Sleeps up to 11, 6 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Tuscany coast 130 km|
|Nearest Amenities||2 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Fiumicino 100 km, Nearest railway: Orte 10 km|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Rooms||6 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms of which 5 Family bathrooms, Solarium or roof terrace|
|Furniture||Single beds (7), Double beds (2), Cots (1), Dining seats for 11|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, 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.