An idyllic historical residence in the Umbrian countryside
Villa Paradiso is a historical residence situated in an expansive agricultural estate that covers 1200 hectares in the pristine Valle Della Spine in the Umbrian countryside. Surrounded by olive groves, some dating as far back as the 18th century, rugged hills and mountains, this villa is an oasis of relaxation and unspoilt beauty. The area neighbouring the estate is an EU Site of Community Importance (SIC), thanks to its thriving wildlife and environmental varieties.
Due to its carefully preserved architecture and interior design, this luxury villa allows guests to travel back in time and experience a glimpse of Italian history. The defensive turrets testify to the Villa’s tumultuous past when it served as a defence fortress. Nonetheless, the property’s ballroom and dawn fresco attest to the beginning of the more opulent and splendid 18th century.
Villa Paradiso has three levels and features seven bedrooms that can accommodate up to 14 guests. Thanks to its generous indoor and outdoor spaces, the property is suitable for private events of up to 150 people. The ground floor is made up of communal areas, which include an elegant living room, a breakfast area, a library, a billiard room, the kitchen, the cellar and a guest bathroom. The first floor features an impressive ballroom, another living room, a private chapel, an elegant dining room, two double and two twin bedrooms, three bathrooms, and an additional guest bathroom. On the second floor, guests will find a third living room, one double / triple bedroom, one double bedroom, one single bedroom, and two bathrooms.
Villa Paradiso is the perfect secluded escape from the crowded cities. Guests can either spend time admiring the manicured estate, the beautiful architecture and room decors, or enjoy some of the activities that can be arranged on request. From day trips to wineries and olive groves, truffle hunting and foraging to cooking lessons, as well as guided cultural excursion, guests will find an activity to make their holiday unforgettable.
First floor: 2 double rooms and 2 twin rooms, 3 bathrooms, 1 guest bathroom
Second floor: 1 double / triple room, 1 double room, 1 single room, 2 bathrooms
All bedrooms can be either double or king, depending on preference.
Villa Paradiso di Pianciano sits in an area of unparalleled natural beauty, which offers guests opportunities for many interesting excursions. Guests can choose to explore the different routes stretching along the Spina and the Valnerina valleys, which offer views of the pristine landscapes. Several regional parks are close to the property and guests can choose to explore any of the following: Parco dei Monti Sibillini, Monte Vettore 2800 m, Parco di Colfiorito, Parco del Nera e Cascate delle Marmore, Parco del Lago Trasimeno, Parco del Monte Subasio, Parco del Monte Cucco.
Along with its unspoilt natural beauty, Umbria has a complex cultural heritage with an abundance of Unesco sites to visit and festivals to attend. A series of important buildings such as churches, monasteries, fortresses, and hydrogeological sites are part of the Unesco heritage scheme: The Longobards in Italy, Places of Power (568-774 A.D.). The buildings testify to the crucial role the Lombards played in the spiritual and cultural awakening of medieval European Christianity. The monuments are architectural testimonies to the synergy that occurred between the cultural and artistic components of the Roman heritage, Christian spirituality, Byzantine influences, and Germanic values. The closest sites to the Paradiso di Pianciano are the Basilica S. Salvatore (10 minutes away) and Cascata delle Marmore and Valnerina (30 minutes away).
Festivals and shows in the area: Spoleto Festival dei Due Mondi (June - July): a prestigious art festival featuring ballet, opera, art exhibitions, concerts, and films. Concomitantly, Spoletoscienza: a series of science conferences led by distinguished scientists. Festa della Gaite: a week in June dedicated to medieval life. The inhabitants of Bevagna sport traditional costumes and demonstrate ancient tradecrafts, play medieval music, and hold archery tournaments. July is dedicated to the Umbrian jazz festival, which is among the most important European jazz festivals. Spoleto, “Estate Spoletina” (July-August): a festival with concerts, ballets, and the Mama Umbria experimental theatre group. Spoleto, “Stagione del Teatro Lirico Sperimentale A. Belli” is an event aimed at launching young opera singers. The most notable singers who have launched their careers through this event include the internationally renowned opera singers Ruggero Raimondi, Anna Moffo and Franco Corelli. Spoleto, “Fiera di Loreto”- September 8th-9th: a fair of traditional crafts and local produce. Montecastello di Vibio, Teatro della Concordia: an 1808 theatre, which is the smallest theatre in the world, hosting music concerts and drama performances throughout the year. Todi, “Todi Arte Festival” (July) featuring music, drama, and literary performances.
Distances to other cities from Pianciano: Spoleto, Trevi Fonti del Clitunno: 15 minutes Assisi, Foligno, Spello, Bevagna, Montefalco, Valnerina: 30 minutes Todi, Viterbo, Norcia, Cascia, Lago Trasimeno, Perugia: 60 minutes Roma, Orvieto, Arezzo, S. Sepolcro: 90 minutes Firenze, Siena, San Gimignano, Camerino, Ascoli Piceno, Civita di Bagnoregio: 120 minutes
Airports: Roma Fiumicino – Leonardo da Vinci: 120 minutes Roma Ciampino: 120 minutes Perugia S. Egidio: 45 minutes
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