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Villa | 4 bedrooms | sleeps 8

Key Info
  • Swimming Pool
  • Great for children of all ages
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden
  • Car advised

Villa Merla is an elegant and welcoming villa with the strong charachter which derives from it actually being a restored old mill. It sleeps eight people. From Villa Merla you will enjoy a wonderful view of cultivated fields and of Martani Mountains. Villa Merla is 300 square meters (3230 square feet). It features a private swimming pool, a private garden and winter heating.

You will be roughly 4.5 km (2.8 miles) from Massa Martana, 1.5 km (roughly 1 mile) from a grocery store. You will find the closest restaurant at 3 km (roughly 1.9 miles). You will reach Villa Merla from the parking area without having to climb any steps.

To stay at Villa Merla you will need a car. You will be able to park it on the premises, inside the entrance gate.

Villa Merla is an ancient stone mill featuring a dovecote, dating back to the 17th century, which was thoroughly renovated in 2006. The main features of the time such as the indoor spaces, the vault, the stable and the tower have been preserved in spite of the renovations. The old openings for the pigeons and the merlon that surrounds the higher part of the tower have been thoroughly restored. 

The bedrooms are distributed on the three floors of the tower. In order to reach the bedrooms you will have to climb a spiral staircase that links the floors. 

Villa Merla is located in the middle of the Monti Martani valley, between Massa Martana and Todi, in front of the Santuario di Collevalenza and not far from the famous Terme di San Faustino. 

You will be in the most noble area of the Umbria region, where Spello, Spoleto, Todi and San Gemini are. 

Villa Merla is situated in an idyllic spot where guests will feel at their own home and, at the same time, they will have the feel to own an ancient house in the heart of Italy. 

You will also find riding stables at the villa.  

Swimming Pool

The swimming pool is 5 meters (16 feet) large by 10 meters (33 feet) long, 1.5 meters (5 feet) deep. The swimming pool area is equipped with a table, chairs, a sun umbrella, two deck chairs and two sun loungers. From the swimming pool you will enjoy a fascinating view of the surrounding countryside. The pool is open from the beginning of July until the end of September.

Garden

The garden is 3000 square meters (32300 square feet) large. It is partly shaded by an elegant wood roof and by a gazebo. You will be able to reach it from the living room and from the entrance hall through a French door. The garden is equipped with three armchairs, as well as with a table, chairs and three deck chairs. Here you will also find a barbecue. From the garden you will enjoy a splendid view of the Umbrian countryside.

Ground FloorLiving Room

The living room is 130 square meters (1400 square feet) large. You will be able to enter it from the main entrance hall. The ceiling has characteristic exposed wood beams and terraccotta tiles. The furnishings are elegant and welcoming, and include some antique pieces. The furnishings include two leather sofas. There is an elegant fireplace. In the living room you will also find a cooking area. The kitchenette is equipped with a four-burner gas cooker, an electric oven, a refrigerator with freezer, a microwave oven, an Italian-style coffee-maker and an American-style coffee-maker (bring your filters!). The dining table can accommodate ten guests. In this room you will find a large flat-screen satellite television, a DVD player and a CD player. From the living room you will be able to enter the garden with a view of surrounding countryside through four French doors. The room has two windows.

First FloorBedroom 1

You will be able to enter the first bedroom from the corridor. The ceiling is sloping and has characteristic exposed wood beams and terraccotta tiles. The furnishings are bright and cheerful. The room has a matrimonial bed (160 cm/62 inches, wider than a queen-size bed). An additional twin bed (80 cm/32 inches) is available (if requested in advance) to make it a triple (without exceeding the maximum occupancy of eight guests). The room has two windows with a view of the garden and of the swimming pool.

Bedroom 2

You will be able to enter the second bedroom from the corridor. The ceiling is sloping and has characteristic exposed wood beams and terraccotta tiles. The furnishings are cozy and comfortable. The room has a matrimonial bed (160 cm/62 inches, wider than a queen-size bed). An additional twin bed (80 cm/32 inches) is available (if requested in advance) to make it a triple (without exceeding the maximum occupancy of eight guests). The room has a window.

Bedroom 3 with en-suite bathroom

You will be able to enter the third bedroom from the corridor. The furnishings are cozy and comfortable. The room has a matrimonial bed (160 cm/62 inches, wider than a queen-size bed). The furnishings include an armchair and a desk. In this room you will find a flat-screen satellite television. The room has two windows. This bedroom has an en-suite bathroom, spacious and equipped with a washbasin, a toilet, a bathtub with shower wand and a hairdryer.

Bathroom

The bathroom is spacious and equipped with a washbasin, a toilet, a bathtub with shower wand and a hairdryer. You will be able to enter the bathroom from the corridor.

Second FloorBedroom 4 with en-suite bathroom

The furnishings of the fourth bedroom are simple and comfortable. The room has a matrimonial bed (160 cm/62 inches, wider than a queen-size bed). The room has a window. This bedroom has an en-suite bathroom, small and equipped with a washbasin, a toilet and a shower.

 

Size Sleeps up to 8, 4 bedrooms
Access Car advised
Family friendly Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility
Notes No pets allowed, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries DVD player
General TV, CD player, Satellite TV
Utilities Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer
Rooms 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms of which 3 Family bathrooms
Furniture Single beds (2), Double beds (4), Dining seats for 10
Outdoors Private garden, BBQ
Access Parking
Further details indoors

The living room is 130 square meters (1400 square feet) large. You will be able to enter it from the main entrance hall. The ceiling has characteristic exposed wood beams and terracotta tiles. The furnishings are elegant and welcoming, and include some antique pieces. The furnishings include two leather sofas. There is an elegant fireplace. In the living room you will also find a cooking area. The kitchenette is equipped with a four-burner gas cooker, an electric oven, a refrigerator with freezer, a microwave oven, an Italian-style coffee-maker and an American-style coffee-maker (bring your filters!).

The dining table can accommodate ten guests. In this room you will find a large flat-screen satellite television, a DVD player and a CD player. From the living room you will be able to enter the garden with a view of surrounding countryside through four French doors. The room has two windows.

You will be able to enter the first bedroom from the corridor. The ceiling is sloping and has characteristic exposed wood beams and terracotta tiles. The furnishings are bright and cheerful. The room has a matrimonial bed (160 cm/62 inches, wider than a queen-size bed). An additional twin bed (80 cm/32 inches) is available (if requested in advance) to make it a triple (without exceeding the maximum occupancy of eight guests). The room has two windows with a view of the garden and of the swimming pool.

You will be able to enter the second bedroom from the corridor. The ceiling is sloping and has characteristic exposed wood beams and terracotta tiles. The furnishings are cozy and comfortable. The room has a matrimonial bed (160 cm/62 inches, wider than a queen-size bed). An additional twin bed (80 cm/32 inches) is available (if requested in advance) to make it a triple (without exceeding the maximum occupancy of eight guests). The room has a window.

You will be able to enter the third bedroom from the corridor. The furnishings are cozy and comfortable. The room has a matrimonial bed (160 cm/62 inches, wider than a queen-size bed). The furnishings include an armchair and a desk. In this room you will find a flat-screen satellite television. The room has two windows. This bedroom has an en-suite bathroom, spacious and equipped with a washbasin, a toilet, a bathtub with shower wand and a hairdryer.

The bathroom is spacious and equipped with a washbasin, a toilet, a bathtub with shower wand and a hairdryer. You will be able to enter the bathroom from the corridor.

The furnishings of the fourth bedroom are simple and comfortable. The room has a matrimonial bed (160 cm/62 inches, wider than a queen-size bed). The room has a window. This bedroom has an en-suite bathroom, small and equipped with a washbasin, a toilet and a shower.

Further details outdoors

The swimming pool is 5 meters (16 feet) large by 10 meters (33 feet) long, 1.5 meters (5 feet) deep. The swimming pool area is equipped with a table, chairs, a sun umbrella, two deck chairs and two sun loungers. From the swimming pool you will enjoy a fascinating view of the surrounding countryside. The pool is open from the beginning of July until the end of September.

The garden is 3000 square meters (32300 square feet) large. It is partly shaded by an elegant wood roof and by a gazebo. You will be able to reach it from the living room and from the entrance hall through a French door. The garden is equipped with three armchairs, as well as with a table, chairs and three deck chairs. Here you will also find a barbecue. From the garden you will enjoy a splendid view of the Umbrian countryside.

To stay at Villa Merla you will need a car. You will be able to park it on the premises, inside the entrance gate.

The Umbria region

Umbria, located in the middle of the Italian peninsula, above Latium (the region of Rome) and next to Tuscany, is the only region of Italy that does not have access to the Mediterranean. Despite this, it possesses, as you might have already heard, a "vocation for beauty".

The region is well known for its picturesque settings, the lightness and purity of the air, the presence of thermal and mineral water springs, the lakes and rivers and the spectacular waterfalls. Here life flows slowly, and people like to cling to their ancient traditions, keeping them alive through history.

Umbria is a region of mountains, hills and valleys. It is crossed by the Appenines mountains, which often slope down into gentle hills and allow for charming valleys crossed by rivers, such as the Tiber valley (the Tiber will eventually reach Rome) and the Nera valley, through which the Chiascio and Topino Rivera flow. In such a varied landscape expect to find the largest waterfall of Italy, Le Marmore, as well as lakes of volcanic origin, such as Lake Trasimeno and Lake Piediluco.

Umbria is also a region of small medieval town and villages, artistic gems which have maintained their original aspect and are at a short distance from one another. They all preserve noteworthy works of art, in the churches, in the art galleries and in the characteristic squares. The mystery of the Etruscan stones, the boldness of the Roman works, the pureness of the Christian architecture and the mildness of the Renaissance paintings are all to be found within the borders of Umbria. Those who have browsed a tourist guide will recognize the names of Perugia, Gubbio, Spoleto, Todi, Orvieto, Assisi, Spello, Trevi, Cascia, Norcia -- a few of the most notable towns of Umbria.

Todi

Todi rises on the top of a 400 meters hill that overlooks the valley of Tiber River, on the border with the ancient Etruscan territory. Its name derives indeed from this particular geographical position, Tutere that means “border”.

Todi, still surrounded by overshadowing medieval walls, was founded for want of the Etruscan city-state of Veii, whose inhabitants were there in 2707 BC, under the guide of Tùdero, in order to control the Tiber River, a very important transportation and commerce artery.

According to the legend, the Etruscans had already deposited some boulders in order to erect surrounding walls: they were having a rest, eating some meat on a rough red cloth. At some point an eagle came down, took the cloth from the table and went back to the top of the hill. This fact was interpreted as a “sign of gods”, and soon they built up high-rise walls on the highest top of the hill. The hill was named “Nidole”, which means nest (of the eagle).

If you love art, you’ll be surprised by the beauty of it gorgeous works of art. Think that just outside the medieval walls, you’ll admire one of the most striking works of Renaissance: the church of S. Maria della Consolazione, with an elegant pale-green dome. Moreover nearby the ruins of a medieval fortress, there is the ancient church dedicated to Saint Fortunato.

Many of these marvellous monuments have been left almost intact as witnesses of the Roman origins of Todi: Todi’s cathedral was indeed built on the ruins of an ancient Roman temple, and then it was dedicated to Saint Annunziata.

Standing on Piazza del Popolo, one of the most famous and lovely medieval Italian squares, you’ll be stunned by the views over the surrounding countryside.

Todi is also known for beeing the hometown of Jacopone da Todi , a famous Italian poet that wrote in Italian its poems, leaving behind the Latin era of the Italian literature.

Every year, in July, thousands of spectators flock to the “Todi Arte Festival”: this exhibition is famous as it involves several art genres: drama, opera house, various kind of music, visual arts and literary meetings.

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