The villa sits on approximately two acres of land with over 50 olive trees, various fruit trees, and spice gardens. The property is laid out in three levels; villa, pool, olive grove/fruit orchard. The views include several small hill towns, rural farm land, hills in Umbria and Tuscany, and night views of many small towns, plus Perugia to the north. The town in which it is located has a small walled village, many shops for daily needs, a variety of restaurants, a weekly market, and many places to run and hike. In the next small village is a very well equipped fitness center. Within 10-15 km are several wineries and olive oil presses. Perugia and Assisi are 30 minutes away; Deruta with world famous hand-painted pottery is 15 minutes; Orvieto is 40 minutes; Todi and Montefalco are 15 minutes; Rome, Florence and Siena are about 1.5-2 hours. Our housebook describes many half and full day excursions.
Villa in San Terenziano, Nr. Todi / Deruta / Assisi, Umbria - Approx 2 hours from Rome, Florence, Siena
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About Property Manager
We are originally from Washington State, but have been international educators for over 30 years. They have lived in Berlin, Athens, Melbourne, Manila, New Delhi, Osaka, Amsterdam, Jakarta and Rabat. Throughout our travels, we have spent considerable time in Italy, and have developed a love for the country, particularly the small towns out in the countryside. As our relationship with Italy grew, so did our desire to find a place to call "home" after all our years of educating around the globe.
Property Manager purchased this House in 2000
Why Property Manager chose Gualdo Cattaneo
As noted above, we grew to love Italy and enjoy the life in the countryside while having access to the cultural riches of Rome, Florence, Siena and Assisi. We looked for several years for something that "sang" to us, and finally found that place in a small hill town called San Terenziano. When we drove up to il Mulino, still under renovation, we knew immediately that we had found our home. We visit as often as possible and look forward to retiring there. Given it's location and beauty, we find that our relatives are more than willing to come to us!
What makes this House unique
The house sits on a top of a hill at the edge of the village, and everything is accessible by walking. Rome, Florence and Siena are day trips, and Assisi, Montefalco, Todi and Orvieto are easy half day outings. At the same time, we can enjoy the peace and pace of the village. The area is largely agricultural and the sweeping views are ever changing because of it. Quite simply, it is "home", and our circle of Italian and international friends in the area continues to expand.
Pool / Spa
100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
Amaizing view, beautifull, cosy house, a sweet home.
La maison est superbe. Très bien équipée, très agréable à vivre, plusieurs salons, une cuisine très bien équipée, des chambres très confortables, bonne literie, spacieuses et bien décorées.
L'extérieur n'est pas en reste, le jardin est magnifique, extrêmement bien entretenu, la végétation est luxuriante et bien entretenue, la piscine est légèrement en contrebas de la maison, une volée d'escalier permet d'y accéder.
Ce qui nous a marqué dans cette maison, en plus de tout cela, c'est la vue !!!! 180° de vue sur les montagnes de l'Ombrie et cerise sur le gâteau, le couché de soleil juste en face !
Le seul bémol que nous pourrions trouver, les temps de trajet. Les 18km jusqu'à Todi se font en 25 bonnes minutes... Les routes sont très sinueuses et pas très bien entretenues, mais ça n'a aucun rapport avec la maison, cela fait partie des charmes de cette partie de l'Ombrie.
Nous recommandons vivement cette superbe propriété a ceux qui aime les belles maisons et les vues a couper le souffle.
Merci à Patty qui a été aux petits soins pendant la réservation et pleines d'attentions quand nous sommes arrivés, un panier de bienvenue nous attendait dans la cuisine. Top !
Special interest holidays:
There is a growing wine trade in the area. We have seen the opening of several small, family wineries, as well as some larger, more commercial establishments. All welcome visitors, and the local wine is excellent and affordable. The hand-painted pottery in Deruta is world known. Assisi offers a picturesque venue for painters, as does the general countryside.
It is about a two hour drive to beaches near Rome.
Fiumicino airport is 1.5-2 hours drive. Florence airport is a little over 2 hours. Perugia airport is 35 minutes away by car. It is necessary to have a car to reach the property and to enjoy what the surroundings have to offer.
Our village of San Terenziano is an easy 5 minute walk. There are several other small towns nearby which can be reached in approximately 30 mintues on foot. As mentioned elsewhere, there are many other destinations within half an hour by car (Todi, Deruta, Perugia, Assisi, Montefalco), or two hours by car (Rome, Florence, Siena). The property is very well situated.
Once at the village, it is possible to do everything on foot. Excursions typically require a car as noted in "distances" and "travel" sections of this site.