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Deep within the Umbrian countryside and set atop a Perugian hill is Cleante, a wonderfully restored medieval farmhouse boasting magnificent views. This updated traditional villa comprises two structures, a main villa and a cottage: the main villa is made up of two independently accessible units, one with six bedrooms, and the other with two bedrooms, while the standalone cottage is an en-suite king bedroom. Based on its simply yet tastefully decorated interiors and well-furnished outdoor gathering spaces that provide guests with many opportunities for unwinding with loved ones or alone while enjoying the breathtaking open sky and lush landscapes, and its fortuitous position that offers access to the many culinary, historical, and artistic treasures of Umbria, “the green heart of Italy,” Cleante serves as an exceptional leisure destination.

  • Mountain View
  • Dedicated Parking Space
  • Child Friendly
  • Air Conditioned
  • Central Heating
  • Sleeps x 18
  • En-suite x 5
  • King x 6
  • Twin x 3
  • Air Conditioning
  • Bath x 1
  • Bath/Shower x 2
  • Shower x 4
  • Hair Dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Fully equipped
  • Barbecue
  • Al fresco dining
  • TV
  • Cable
  • DVD
  • Stereo
  • Wi-Fi
  • Jacuzzi
  • Fireplace
  • Washer
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • Whirlpool
  • Golf
  • Walking
  • Restaurants
  • Shops
  • Nature

BEDROOMS
MAIN VILLA:
Unit 1:
First Floor – accessible by Stair #1:
King bedroom with en-suite bathroom with tub with built-in shower.
King bedroom with shared bathroom with shower.
Twin bedroom with shared bathroom with shower.
First Floor – accessible by Stair #2:
King bedroom with en-suite bathroom with tub with built-in shower.
Twin bedroom with shared bathroom with shower.
Twin bedroom with shared bathroom with shower.
Unit 2:
Ground Floor:
King bedroom with en-suite bathroom with shower.
King bedroom with en-suite bathroom with shower.
COTTAGE:
Ground Floor:
King bedroom with partially open en-suite bathroom with tub.

All bedrooms have air-conditioning; all bathrooms are provided with hair-dryers.

LIVING SPACES
MAIN VILLA

Unit 1
Ground Floor: An open-plan living room, dining room, and kitchen area features plenty of space and seating for entertaining or just relaxing, complete with plush sofas, a large LCD TV, and a fireplace, and connects to a separate additional living room. These rooms have double doors that lead to the outdoor gathering areas. The well-equipped open kitchen has a small table for additional counter space or for a simple bite. A guest bathroom as well as a laundry room complete this floor. Two stairways lead up to the separate parts of the main villa’s first floor.

Unit 2
Ground Floor: The living room is great for easygoing gatherings, while the fully equipped kitchen features also a dining table.

OUTDOOR FEATURES
Enjoy relaxing moments with loved ones, or in peaceful solitude, at the private heated infinity pool (15 m x 7 m x 1.5 m deep with built-in steps) or in the adjoining Jacuzzi that can fit 8 persons. Furnished with parasols, sunbeds, and chairs, the infinity pool and the pool deck overlook an impressive medieval estate against a lush backdrop of green forests and hills. Furnished terraces and a pergola with a dining table, seating for 18, and a BBQ, are ideal for enjoying meals al fresco with wide views of the Umbrian countryside. A private putting green and putters are available, for those who can’t wait to access the nearby 18-hole golf course.

SPECIAL CHARACTERISTICS
Cleante offers ample gathering spaces and boasts amazing views for enjoying time together. The villa is part of a family-owned estate that is surrounded by rivers, fishing lakes, a waterfall, castles, and the estate’s restaurant (about a 10-min drive). The estate offers a wide variety of activities, from yoga classes and massage treatments, to hunting (wild boar, in autumn), trail hiking and 18-hole golfing. Nearby are a small village with shops (10 min), and the famed towns of Perugia (25 min) and Assisi (40 min), among many others. Florence and Rome are also within reach, each about a 2-hr drive away. (Note: due to occasionally steep and stony country roads, low-height cars are not recommended for reaching the villa.)

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Spectacular!

Reviewed on 10/15/2018

Nick, Sandra, Cindy and Jeff

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Spectacular! Sunrise and sunsets were amazing, the views incredible. Such a peaceful and serene place to relax and recharge. We loved every moment. We will be back.

Nearest Airport: Peretola Florence Airport 2 h 14 min
Nearest serviced town: Umbertide 17 min
Nearest major city: Perugia 38 min
Driving time estimated by Google Maps

Due to its proximity to Tuscany, any traveler who goes from Florence to Rome by land should pass through Umbria. This region is worth a visit of its own for the beautiful landscapes and enchanting lakes. Several filmmakers found it to be the perfect location for movies such as The English Patient, Life is Beautiful and Under the Tuscan Sun (despite its namesake). Perugia is the capital city and is renowned for hosting the annual Umbria Jazz Festival, held in July, and the Eurochocolate Festival at the Perugina Chocolate Factory, in October.
There are several notable tourist attractions throughout the region. Lake Trasimeno, the fourth largest lake in Italy, offers a plethora of activities for the sporty vacationers. The medieval town of Deruta has been producing hand-made majolica ceramics for centuries and it is the ideal place to buy some home decor to bring home. Check the Ceramics Museum on the hilltop main piazza. Spoleto is arguably one of Umbria's most beautiful hill towns, and renowned host of the Festival dei Due Mondi (Festival of the Two Worlds), annual summer music and opera festival held each June to early July. You may also want to sample the Umbrian wine along the Sagrantino Wine Road near Spoleto and Moltefalco, which is lined with wineries, many of them open for tastings.
Assisi is the birthplace of St. Francis, where you can enjoy a visit to the Basilica di San Francesco which is listed as a world heritage site by UNESCO. Last, but not least, is Orvieto known for its wine (Orvieto Classico, a dry fine white wine) and because is one of the main centers of Italy's Slow Food. Do not miss to visit its magnificent Duomo, considered the most glorious example of Italian Gothic style.

WHERE TO EAT
Ristorante Apollinare - A 12th century church near the Roman theatre. A fun, warm place to enjoy good food and international wines.
Via S. Agata 14, Spoleto - +39 074 322 3256
Il Duca d' Orvieto - Traditional Umbrian cuisine based on regional products, reinterpreted by its owner. Do not miss the home-made desserts!
Via della Pace 5, Orvieto - +39 076 334 4663
Le Melograne at Le Tre Vaselle Hotel - The restaurant of this 5-star hotel is high-end but worth the splurge.
Via Giuseppe Garibaldi 48, Torgiano - +39 075 988 0447
If you do prefer an authentic homey atmosphere, go to I Sette Frati (if you cannot find it, ask around for Signora Marisa's restaurant). Fantastic (yet very simple!) trattoria, local cuisine with a very reasonable prix-fix menu. Do not be discouraged by the decor, come with a big appetite and be ready to eat the dishes of the day (there is no menu). Relax, enjoy, and Signor Mario will take care of the rest.
Via Assisi 15, Torgiano - +39 075 985147
Ristorante Buca di San Francesco - A family run restaurant where the menu features classic dishes of Umbrian cuisine, paying special attention to meat and mushroom dishes. Try the beef with truffles or the tagliatelle with porcini mushrooms – In summer, outdoor seating is available.
Via E. Brizi, Assisi - +39 075 812 204

WHERE TO SHOP
Food – a street market is held every Thursday and Saturday in Orvieto’s Piazza del Popolo. Buy some lentils, one of the local food specialties to bring home. This legume with its characteristic thin and tender skin, is the flagship product of the country par excellence.
Clothing - for women, check Luisa Spagnoli's Outlet, acclaimed brand and a symbol of Italian elegance and quality in the world.
Via del Cashmere 13, Perugia - +39 075 401 58
Ceramics - Ceramiche Torretti - besides the large selection of products to buy at factory prices, if you have 40 minutes to spare you may want to take the tour of the factory, which includes watching the artisans at work.
S.S. E/45 Km. 55,600, Deruta Sud - +39 075 971 1342
Chocolate - Pasticceria Sandri - The oldest pastry shop in Umbria, opened in 1860 and located in the historical center of Perugia. Free the chocoholic in you and go wild...the choices are endless! Outdoor seating available in summer. Corso Vannucci 32, Perugia - +39 075 572 4112
House linens Mastro Raphael's, high quality artisanal Italian linens.
Via dei Duchi 5-7, Spoleto or check its outlet in Via delle Industrie 21, Loc. Santo Chiodo, Spoleto - +39 0743 23081

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