Friday, January 16, 2009

Luxurious villa for eight with golf package in Umbria

A beautiful and luxurious estate close to the stunning Antognolla golf course is offering special packages for golfers.

Low season:

Included in the rental price of the villa, guests will get a free 18 hole round of golf at Antognolla Golf Club for 6 people and a 50% discount on all golf fees plus a special discount of 50% at the Antognolla restaurant IL CALDARO for 4.

Middle season:

Included in the rental price of the villa, guests will get a free 18 hole round of golf at Antognolla Golf Club for 4 people and a 50% discount on all golf fees plus a special discount of 50% at the Antognolla restaurant IL CALDARO for 4.

High season:

Included in the rental price of the villa guests will get a free 18 round of golf at the Antognolla Golf Club for 4 people and a special discount of 50% at the Antognolla restaurant IL CALDARO for 4 people.

For further details about the villa please contact

Thursday, July 17, 2008

Umbria Jazz Festival, Perugia

11-20 July 2008. If you have never been you don't know what you are missing! This is one of the oldest and most important jazz festivals in Europe. Top names have frequented this festival over the years and this year is no exception. Some examples are Bill Frisell Trio, Sonny Rollins, Cassandra Wilson, Herbie Hancock, Charlie Haden Quartet. This festival is not purely about Jazz these days. It has become an event which today's musicians want to be seen at. Other notables this year include Alicia Keys, Mario Biondi and R.E.M. The atmosphere in such a beautiful city is unbelievable.

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Tuesday, July 08, 2008

Umbria film festival, Montone, Italy

Something very extraordinary is about to take place in one of Italy's prettiest hilltop towns, Montone in central Umbria.
The 12th edition of the Umbria Film Festival starts today. This festival is part of a European wide film event which brings together some very famous directors alongside bright new talent. The founder of this event is Terry Gilliam and the members and townspeople of Montone make it truly an event to remember. This year's theme is highlighting the young and will be a joy to behold.
For further details and a full programme of events visit the website
Montone itself holds a number of festivals during the year and another wonderful event is the Sacred Thorn Festival. For more details on this fantastic event please contact us.

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

The unusual side of property management in Italy!

We have been involved in a myriad of tasks since starting this business, not only the ordinary cleaning, gardening, swimming pool maintenance, meet and greet guests, cook entire menus but here are two examples of the more out of the ordinary days:
moving a Grand Piano in a snowstorm up a 5kilometre white road.
removing a bee swarm from inside some shutters in a house, (the upside was great honey!).
The latest was by far the most unusual request.
One of our clients was making a film in Canada and was prompted by the cast to take one of the props and ship it to his house in Italy. This just happened to be a full size Gondola!
The attached pictures show my husband and our wonderful builder's merchant preparing the crate for its final journey up yet anothe rmountain to its resting place.
Life is never dull or perhaps I should say a Life less ordinary!

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Monday, June 09, 2008

Golfing holidays and events

If you are a keen golfer and would like a golfing holiday combined with fantastic accomodation in one of the most beautiful countries in Europe then we can help you!
We have some beautiful villas in Umbria and can arrange either a day's or week's golfing break on a fantastic Robert Trent Jones challenging golf course in a fairytale setting.
Apart from all the amenities on offer, the club also offers wonderful social evenings such as a wine and olive oil tasting and Jazz night. Combine this with visits to historic and beautiful cities, the Umbrian Jazz festival in Perugia and lazing by the pool, what more could you ask for?
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Friday, May 30, 2008

Beautiful holiday Villa with pool in artistic Italy

Casa Morra is an enchanting former priest''s house complete with 11th century chapel, which has been sympathetically restored to preserve its ancient origins. It is comfortably furnished with country antiques. The house's original chestnut beams and terracotta floors give it a wonderful rustic atmosphere. The grounds contain a magnificent 14'2 m-long salt-water chlorinated swimming pool with a grotto at one end to provide shelter from the heat. A stunning Renaissance panorama stretches in front of terraces of the property. The house is perfect for sightseeing trips to both Tuscany and Umbria's best known beauty and artistic towns.
The House
Kitchen, Living room with traditional fireplace and seating for 6 people, dining room seating for 8 people 2Bathrooms.
Sleeping accomodation
Bedrooms: 4 bedrooms , sleeps maximum of 8 people
The outside area is a joy to behold. A mature beautiful garden, terrace, balcony, barbecue and garden chairs. Eating Al Fresco really comes into its own here.
Activities and Places to visit:
• Umbria abounds with glorious mediaeval villages and towns. Foremost amongst these is the superlative rose-pink home of the patron saint of animals, St Francis, the city of Assisi. Both a religious shrine and a tourist centre of enormous impact, Assisi is a 'must' for visitors. Considered the most unspoilt mediaeval city in Italy, Gubbio has nestled in its mountain setting over many centuries. The famous 'Festa Dei Ceri' takes place every May 5th and is un-missable. The wonderful stronghold of Perugia is an international centre, and sits over its fascinating underground city. This city abounds with festas, among the world famous Chocolate and Jazz festivals. Siena,San Gimignano, Cortona,and Lake Trasimeno are all within easy reach of the house, and the charming towns of Citta di Castello and Umbertide are the local market towns.


Sunday, February 17, 2008

Il Torre Rinaldi

Castel Rinaldi

When in Rome do as the Romans do…..but while in Umbria, why not discover life in a medieval town? Castel Rinaldi, founded in 1161, offers visitors a true view into the past for those eager to experience a piece of Italy’s historic castles. Pope Clement VII stayed in Castel Rinaldi on March 30, 1533 on his way to Rome from Bologna. This castle village still remains a fortified medieval town. Castel Rinaldi is currently undergoing extensive restoration in order to preserve its cultural importance for future centuries. Its recent preservation activities include the discovery of an ancient fresco which lay hidden within the town’s church. The “Chiesa” or church in Italian, sits a few steps from Il Torre Uno. This tower served as a defensive structure in Castel Rinaldi’s rich history
The castle tower for your vacation rental has 3 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms. The family room boasts a brick vaulted ceiling brilliantly crafted centuries ago and restored to its original form. Every effort has been made to restore the tower to luxurious standards, while maintaining the charm and authenticity of its past. Two very large working fireplaces warm the kitchen and family room. The kitchen adorns the charm and character of ancient times while integrated with today's conveniences. It has a dishwasher, gas appliances, refrigerator and freezer, a custom carved travertine sink, as well as, a fireplace which has the ability to work as a wood burning grille. Natural light fills the tower enhancing the beautiful hues of the stone walls, tile flooring, wood beams, and iron railings. The guest sleeping areas enjoy new, custom appointed bathrooms with oversized showers, bidets, heated towel racks, and tumbled marble tiling. Two TV’s with VCR’s and satellite access will keep you linked with the 21st century during your trip into one of Umbria’s historical treasures
Il Torre Uno awaits your future visit in order to introduce you to Italy’s past.
Check out the photographs of this beautiful holiday home on