Poggio Turchino is located on a flat top of a hill (200 meters – about 656 feet above sea level) on whose slopes olive groves and oak trees grow. It is a small and enchanting hamlet consisting of five similar villas arranged as petals of a flower around a large round-shaped lawn.
In the middle of such lawn, there is a little round temple in marble: it is therein to remind us that this hill was once consecrated to Priapus, god of fertility and virility, in Ancient Rome.
Even the architecture of each villa seeks inspiration from Roman houses: the houses are one-storey high with their rooms distributed around a central courtyard. Every villa has its private fenced-in 2000-square-meter (about 21,528 square feet) garden. Close to the villas is the swimming-pool, surrounded by a sun-drenched area.
From every angle of the gardens you will have a pleasant view of vast scenery formed by a succession of green and low hills which fade away from our sight far in horizon. The air is clean and perfume-filled, the overall architectural body of houses and gardens together is elegant and harmonious, and the whole place inspires peacefulness, beauty, and serenity: you will feel happy to spend your vacation here!
Poggio Turchino is 5 km (about 3 miles) away from Collepepe, a hamlet with medieval origins where you will find shops and restaurants. Only 1 km (about 0.6 miles) away from the villa, you will find a restaurant and also the bus stop of the bus which goes to Perugia.
You will be in a convenient position to go on daily excursions to visit not only the splendid cities of art of Umbria, but also Tuscany and Rome: Perugia is 25 km (about 15.5 miles) away, Assisi 30 km (about 19 miles) away, Todi 15 km (about 9 miles) away, and Spoleto and Orvieto 40 km (about 25 miles) away. In addition, there’s also Siena, which is 105 km (about 65 miles) away, Florence 150 km (about 93 miles) away, and Rome 135 km (about 84 miles) away.
Nearby railway stations: Perugia, Orvieto, Orte, Chiusi, Marsciano. The closest airports are: Perugia (25 km or about 15.5 miles), Florence (150 km or about 93 miles) and Rome (135 km or about 84 miles).
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