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Stunning hilltop Villa with amazing views and pool, olive grove, vines and woods

Bedrooms 5
Space 4,843 sq. ft.
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

5bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, stunning views of hills and velleys.

On top of the world! That is exactly how it feels. This recently restored Casa Padronale sits atop a hillside with sweeping views into the valley below. From the beautiful Farmhouse style kitchen with adjoining Loggia for breakfast to the wonderful Drawing room with enormous fireplace the sense of peace and tranquillity is apparent. The grounds surrounding the house offer wonderful walks, therefore all guests have plenty of private space and yet the communal areas offer great entertaining possibilities. The pool area overlooking olive grove and vines is a panacea for the senses. The house has been restored using traditional materials of the region and has excellent green credentials with a low carbon footprint. The tasteful furniture and sense of style are apparent everywhere. The old adage of Location, location says it all when one gazes at the Vista below the house. All bedrooms have overhead ceiling fans and all rooms have insect screens. For children there are cots, high chairs and a buggy as well as an abundance of games. For the adults, think of wine tastings, cooking courses and so much more. You may never want to leave! For those who like to combine relaxation with sightseeing, there are many wonderful towns within easy driving distance such as Cortona, Citta Di Castello and Perugia.

We can even offer Italian immersion courses at the Villa so that when one does venture forth, one is prepared to mix in with the local people and practise.

The house also has an abundance of books and plenty of secluded areas to sit and read.

There are our main bedrooms, a bedroom/study which has a convertible sofa bed and the Hay loft also has futons which are perfect for young people. There are four double bedrooms and a twin room and three bathrooms.

As a personal touch for our guests we offer toiletries and a welcome pack.

More Details

Property Manager
Christine Cartey
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english, french, italian
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 23, 2018

About Christine Cartey

Torricella is owned by Iain and Sophie and their three children. We were lucky enough to be posted to Naples for three years and immediately fell in love with Italy. It was towards the end of our stay there, after having travelled all over Italy, that we decided Umbria was where we wanted to put down roots. Torricella, even in its dilapidated state, was all that we were looking for in an Italian house. A four year restoration project brought it back to life and has given us a family home in the most wonderful setting. Although we currently live in Paris, we intend to live permanently in Torricella one day, sharing this special place with family and friends. Torricella provides the perfect holiday location for families with young children or teenagers, and for groups of friends.

Christine Cartey purchased this farmhouse in 2010

Why Christine Cartey chose Città di Castello

You will know as soon as you arrive at Torricella – the view simply takes your breath away! The house sits on the saddle of a hill at the angle of two valleys above an olive grove, affording magnificent views to both the south and the west. We have sited both the pool and the terrace to take best advantage of this panorama. Umbria remains so unspoilt and relatively undiscovered; it has a wealth of culture, tradition and cuisine that is unique to it and yet the great art cities of Italy are within easy reach. We have found the local people to be extremely open and welcoming, and we have enjoyed making new friendships every time we visit.

What makes this farmhouse unique

The setting. The early morning mist in the valley sits below the house, and the hills opposite resemble floating islands. In the evening, the bells of the churches ring out as the sun sets on the terrace. We have five acres of grounds so children are free to explore and make plenty of noise. Renovation. Our builder is a craftsman who has restored Torricella beautifully using traditional materials and techniques. The floors have hand laid terracotta and the beams are chestnut supporting traditional tiled ceilings. Green credentials. An important aspect of the renovation was low carbon footprint but without compromising on aesthetics. Most of our hot water comes from solar panels hidden on the roof, as does a significant proportion of the electricity. We also have a heat pump.

Guestbook comments from the manager

We spent 7 blissful days at Torricella, captivated by the breathtaking view which was never out of sight, basking in the sun at the beautiful pool and so delighted by the amenities that the house provided. Newly renovated, we were thoroughly impressed with the well stocked kitchen, the beautifully designed bathrooms and the thoughtfully decorated bedrooms. We even enjoyed a constant flow of music that was provided in the well-stocked and broad collection of CD's. Among many highlights were the two evenings we enjoyed fabulous dinners prepared in the kitchen by two local chefs. We could not have been happier with the week we spent at Torricella and highly recommend it for others to enjoy.
Jul 2015
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Città di Castello Farmhouse Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • farmhouse
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 4843 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 12 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub , bidet
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Four poster
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon
    Bedroom 5 - 3 sleep sofa /futon
  • Ground Floor Double bed with ensuite shower room. Study also has a convertible bed First floor Master bedroom with double four poster bed. Double bedroom Twin bedroom Second Floor Three Futon beds
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis ...
  • limited accessibility
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Private Chef
  • churches
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • equestrian events
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • tennis
Property manager on hand and has many services and activities on offer including cookery courses, chefs, babysitting, wine tasting tc.


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Nearest Airport
45 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
5 Kilometres
Badia Petroia
Nearest Golf
45 Kilometres
Nearest Train
10 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
10 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
10 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
60 Kilometres
Tuoro sul Trasimeno
Car: necessary

This is the land of porcini mushrooms and truffles and a Foodies paradise!


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $663.48

Full terms and conditions provided on request.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.