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Villa Romolo is a spectacular private villa and guest cottage, sleeping 12 guests in total, 8 in the main house and 4 in the cottage, which are rented in conjuction with each other.
The privacy of Villa Romolo is unsurpassed. After passing the gate, one winds through the spectacular golf course on a dedicated road, which rises past the Castle of Antognolla, and through a small forest. At the crest of the hill are the gates of Villa Romolo. Enter the gates and be prepared to enjoy the freshest air, breezes from the valleys, scented flowers and trees and the light which paints magic on the fields and forests below.
This is a luxurious property, where every imaginable detail has been considered.
As in most Italian homes, dining is at the center of this home. The kitchen flows directly into the dining room, which will comfortably seat 12 people. Down a few steps from there is the inviting living room with its grand fireplace. Then, passing through double doors, out onto the terrace to relax. The superlative feature of the outdoor patio off the main house is its long, unspoiled view of the valley below.
The patio is large enough to hold a banquet and also perfect for smaller more intimate groups.
A landscape architect has meticulously designed the gardens at Villa Romolo. Century old olive trees have been strategically placed and then lit from underneath to give punctuation. Perennial borders are full of roses, lavender, santolina and miniature daisies. Romolo's 5 acres are fully fenced and gated with an automatic entrance and exit gate.
The infinity pool at Villa Romolo lies between the main house and the guesthouse. The pool area is surrounded in teak, soft and cool on the feet even on the hottest of days. With plenty of sun chaises, cushions and several umbrellas, it is easy for everyone to relax in either sun or shade.
The kitchen remains at the heart of this home. Italy is renowned for the quality of their kitchen fixtures and no detail has been overlooked to create a gourmet kitchen with Snaidero cabinetry, Amana side-by-side refrigerator, a Miele oven, dishwasher, microwave and espresso machine.
The master bedroom in the main house of Romolo is spectacular. It features a four-poster bed with a lounge area and an ensuite bathroom with twin sinks, a roomy shower and a large soaking bathtub. The master is on the upper level of the house. Across the hall and a few short steps down is the second bedroom. This large bedroom has a writing desk, a soft comfortable chair for reading and ensuite bathroom with an ample shower. Each bedroom has its own astounding view. Expect to hear songbirds singing and breezes blowing.
On the lower level of the main house is a second sitting room that has a very comfortable double sofa bed that leads directly onto a private terrace. There is a bathroom with large shower. There is a stunning media room with a large sectional couch, there is room for everyone to relax and take in the large flat screen TV. Sky TV provides programming from around the world. Off of the Media room is another stunning terrace with spectacular views.
The media rooms leads to the bunk bed room that has 2 double bunk beds, a perfect den for the children that can comfortably sleep 4.
All double bedrooms have queen size bed beds except for the bunk bed room. The double bedrooms cannot be separated into twin beds. This is a perfect villa for several couples.
There is a laundry room with both a washer and dryer.
Guest cottage - The two-bedroom guesthouse is situated across the pool from the main house in a raised position. Each room opens onto the covered terrace, which is well appointed with ample, comfortable seating and is perfectly positioned to take in glorious views of the property and surrounding valleys.
Combined into one spacious room with a large, focal fireplace, the living/dining room is warm and inviting. The back doors open onto yet another spacious terrace with a view over the recently planted orchard.
The two bedrooms of the Guest cottage are situated at either end, giving maximum privacy; each has its own ensuite bathroom with large walk-in shower.
The kitchen is perfect for groups who love to create meals together. With two large countertops and a center island, there is plenty of space for each person to prepare their specialty. Cooks will be inspired to create masterpieces of Italian cuisine in this kitchen.
Light housekeeping is provided mid week. Bed linens and towels will be changed twice a week. Additional maid service and the services of a local cook or gourmet chef are available at extra cost. Final cleaning is included in the rental fee. Good mobile reception, no telephone at the villa. the villa is very well equipped including 2 ipod docks, surround stereo, and a large media room.
Romolo is located within a 20-30 minute drive from Perugia, the capital of Umbria with a very good rail station. The nearest village with shops and services is Pierantonio at 3 kms and the nearest town with open air market is Umbertide at 6 kms. This is a true Umbrian country town, with a wonderful wednesday market, many good supermarkets, a wide range of superb restaurants, a good hospital, banks, tennis courts and a swimming pool. Golf and tennis are available on the estate where Villa Romolo is located.
The village of Montone has been described as the most perfect Umbrian hill top town, this 1,000 year old stunnign village is with a 20 minute drive and has a Michelin starred restaurant, among others. There are some great restaurants here and quite often the town will be hosting an event, including dancing in the square on New Year's eve, Umbrian film festival and a string of summer fiestas. This a town not to be missed on a visit to this area.
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