UMBRIA / VILLA TORRICELLA
1,991,255 US / 1,696,872 €
Beautiful independent Villa on a hilltop that dominates the underlying valleys and hills, and offering wonderful panoramas on all sides. The Villa is easily accessed by an asphalt road that leads to its private wrought iron entrance gate with electronic key. There is a small hamlet within walking distance with basic food shop, while Todi, with all facilities, shops and restaurants is at 4 kms.
Todi also provides access to the A1 Autostrada. Deruta with its ceramics is at 40 kms, Orvieto is at 46 kms, Spoleto and its jazz festival is at 50 kms, Perugia, Bevagna and Civita di Bagnoregio are at 55 kms, Assisi is at 75 kms, Roma is at 145 kms and Firenze is at 180 kms.
The location of the Villa is ideal for visiting all the historical and artistic cities of central Italy and the Etruscan settlements that are heavily present in this area. The property is entirely fenced-in to afford total privacy and boasts beautifully kept hedges, lawns and multi-color flowerbeds. There is a private 5 X 10m swimming pool in the rear garden and there is a covered carport. The pool is finished in blue tiles and next to it is a trellised pavilion that provides ample shade.
Built into the top and side of a hill, the Villa develops on three levels and has several entrances, the majority of which open on the 130 meters of covered porticos that surround it. These porticos are fully furnished and ideal for enjoying one’s meals while gazing at the panorama or just for lounging during the hot summer days. From the entrance gate, the driveway leads down to the front of the Villa. The facade is in local stone, with a tower on one side that is painted in a light rose color. In front of the Villa is an external staircase leading up to the main entrance. At the top of the stairs, the door opens into a spacious living room with fireplace, and an antique piece of furniture that conceals the satellite TV and the stereo system with CD player.
On the right of the living room are two doors: one opens directly into the spacious master double bedroom with sitting area. There are two archways in one wall of this bedroom that lead, up two steps, into short corridors with wardrobes, and end in the en suite complete bathroom with both bathtub and shower stall and double washbasins. The bathroom is done in white and blue tonalities, favorites of the owner, and we find their combination repeated often in the Villa, together with yellows. The other door on the right side of the living room leads, up two steps, to a beautiful twin-bedded room with en suite complete bathroom with bathtub and hand shower. This bedroom and bathroom are played in blue and yellow tonalities.
On the left of the living room, up two steps, is a landing with stairs leading down to the lower level. To the right of the landing, through an open passage and up one step, are doors to a small study with telephone and fax, and to a double bedroom with ensuite complete bathroom with bathtub and hand shower. This bedroom and bathroom are played in white and pink tonalities. The stairs lead down from the upper floor to a lower landing with open passage on the left that leads to a twin bedded room with en suite complete bathroom with shower stall. Across from the passage and down three steps is the formal living room with French doors that open onto the side garden and the portico. To the left of the living room, a short flight of stairs leads to a sitting room in an open gallery overlooking the formal dining hall. A door in the sitting room opens into a service WC. A second door in the sitting room remains closed.
The living room is divided into more intimate sections by open brick arches. In the middle is a large fireplace. At the opposite end of the living room, through a small archway is a staircase leading down to the formal dining hall with high, imposing ceiling and huge majolica stove that is set between French doors that open onto the portico in direction of the pool. On the opposite side of the dining room with respect to the stairs is an archway with door to the beautiful modern kitchen. The kitchen has a central island and is completely decorated with ceramic tiles designed by the owner. At the end of the kitchen is a breakfast niche surrounded by glass bay windows with door to the outside garden. The kitchen is fully equipped with large double fridge with freezer, range with 6 gas hubs, two ovens, grill and raised fireplace. The central island has dishwasher and the sink. Through the kitchen is a pantry with kitchen office where one can plan the menus, and, a door to the outside garden. From the pantry, a short corridor leads to the stairs that run up to the entrance living room. There are two doors in this corridor. One service WC. One laundry room.
The house is exquisitely furnished with antique pieces and art collections that are priceless. Most of the ceilings boast wood beams and the floors are in handmade cotto set in traditional designs.
All the bedrooms have ventilator fans in the ceilings and all are equipped with mosquito screens. The bathrooms are furnished with bathrobes in addition to the traditional towels. Linen is changed twice weekly. The Villa is provided with a maid that comes for four hours a day (Monday – Wednesday – Friday. Only the maid has access to the laundry facilities and charges Euro 12 per hour to wash and iron clothes. Final cleaning 150E A cook is available but needs to be requested at time of booking. She charges 20 Euros per hour plus shopping list cost. There is a gardener who has regular access to the grounds and pool for maintenance and the Villa has central heating. Gas is payable on consumption during heating season together with firewood. Because of the high level of the Villa furnishings, on arrival guests will be required to pay a weekly deposit of Euro 1000 to cover damages and maid service. At the end of their sojourn the deposit will be returned after deducting the expenses incurred.