Villa Tripoli is located three kilometers from the medieval walled village of Porano and only 15 minutes away from Orvieto. Villa Tripoli’s spacious, century-old country home and cottage have been carefully restored with quality materials, attention to detail and an artistic eye. The buildings and large private swimming pool are set on four acres surrounded by rolling agricultural and forest land that yield lovely vistas and complete privacy. Visitors have exclusive use of the property during their stay at Villa Tripoli. What sets Villa Tripoli apart is its embracing peace and tranquility. Nestled into a pastoral countryside, yet close to the historic, artistic and cultural sites of Umbria, Tuscany and Lazio, Villa Tripoli offers the best of all worlds.
The stone house retains original features characteristic of an old Umbrian country home (wood beamed ceilings, stone fireplaces, terra-cotta floors), yet has unusually large and spacious rooms, is flooded with light and is fully equipped with modern conveniences (wifi, cable TV, DVD/CD player, iPod docking station). The house is furnished with a harmonious mix of Italian and Asian antiques, ethnic art, and contemporary furnishings.
The very large living room is distinguished by a triple vault ceiling, magnificent stone fireplace, quarter-grand piano, huge windows that afford sweeping views over the surrounding landscape, and French doors opening onto a portico, or covered terrace. The large dining room has a table and chairs for ten and a working fireplace. The modern kitchen is fully equipped with top-of-the-line appliances - large refrigerator, double sink, oven, microwave and stove. A full bathroom and utility room are also located on the ground floor. The portico, accessed from both the dining room and living room, offers delightful dining al fresco from spring through mid-autumn.
Four bedrooms and three full baths are located upstairs. The large master bedroom (queen sized bed) and another bedroom (queen-sized bed that can be made into twin beds) are located at the east end of the house. They share a closet-lined hall and a large bathroom with a shower, separate bathtub, double sink and toilet. A set of doors provides these rooms extra privacy. The third bedroom (with a king-sized bed that can be made into large twin beds) is located in the middle of the house. Its en-suite bathroom has a shower, two sinks, toilet and a charming oval window. The fourth bedroom (with a queen-sized bed that can be made into twin beds) is located at the west end of the house. The room and its adjoining private bathroom (with a shower, separate bathtub, sink and toilet) are also set off from the main hallway by a set of doors for privacy.
The stone cottage, located between the house and pool, is an enchanting, self-contained living space. The open-plan ground floor contains a living room, dining room and kitchen dishwasher). A full bathroom (with shower) is located off of this room. With one wall essentially of glass, the cottage is suffused with light. It has a working fireplace and is equipped with wifi, a television and CD/DVD player. A graceful cantilevered stone staircase ascends to a large sleeping loft with a queen-sized bed.
POOL AND GROUNDS
The large pool (14.5 x 4.5 m) has wide open views of the surrounding rural landscape but has complete privacy. A stone terrace and built-in stone benches running along one side of the pool, make for a perfect place to spend a day off from sightseeing or to watch the sun set over the hills with a glass of prosecco in hand. Cushions for the benches and lawn chairs are provided for guests’ use. A patio in front of the cottage and in front of the pool, set up with an umbrella, table and chairs, makes another pleasant spot for outdoor meals. The grounds of the property have expansive and lush lawns, flower beds and perennial borders, an herb garden, and olive and fruit orchards. The walls of the house and cottage are covered with fragrant climbing roses, jasmine and clematis.