Neatly perched on a south-facing hillside, La Torretta overlooks the beautiful village of Papiano and the Tiber Valley beyond. With undisturbed views, the sound of the village bell tower in the distance and gazing across the lush green countryside, this is a very special place to spend your precious holiday time. The location is perfect and within 45 minutes of the villa, most of Umbria’s best well known attractions can be experienced - or why not sample true Umbrian village life here? A five minute walk will take you directly into the village piazza, with its cafe bar, supermarket & post office. The house has been carefully designed and built in the style of a renaissance tower with two adjoining wings. The two bedrooms, two bathrooms, kitchen/dining room and sitting room have all been finished to a very high standard using local artisans to create the grills, handrails and make all the chestnut wooden doors and shutters.
2-Bed, 2-Bath villa set in half an acre of garden, with private pool and beautiful views
John and Janet Compton
- english, italian
- Calendar last updated:
- Nov 18, 2018
About John and Janet Compton
This property is managed by Graham Lane, an english-speaking agent living in the next village
John and Janet Compton purchased this Villa in 2012
Why John and Janet Compton chose Marsciano
This property is owned by John and Janet Compton who live on the South Coast of England. They have been visiting Italy, and in particular Umbria, for 15 years, and love the people, the countryside and the food and wine! They purchased La Torretta in 2012, and having found their dream spot in Umbria, now wish to share their enjoyment of this special place with others. They hope that you will enjoy La tell your friends!
What makes this Villa unique
Close to the village, yet not in the thick of it. Close to the major sights, yet off the busy roads. Peaceful, yet only a short drive from the things you need. This is a perfect spot for a relaxing holiday!
Pool / Spa
Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
A stunning Villa in a quiet rural setting.
Exactly as described. A superb holiday home in beautiful rural countryside. Eating out in the many excellent local restaurants or enjoying a pool side meal , spoiled for choice!
Thankyou for your lovely review. Janet and I are delighted that you had a great time at La Torretta. Thanks again!
Peaceful location with stunning views
La Torretta is located just above the village of Papiano. The house is spacious and well equipped and very private. Views from the house, terrace and pool are stunning. We enjoyed hearing the bells chime from the bell tower in the village.
There are lots of birds to be seen in the garden, we counted 24 different species. The fireflies that appeared each evening at 10pm were fascinating.
The location is ideal for exploring Umbria although we were happy just to relax by the pool.
We have rented many houses in Umbria and this was the best yet.
We are delighted that you enjoyed your time at La Torretta. June is a great time to visit to see the fireflies, and also the swifts/housemartins at dusk.
Thankyou for your kind review, and for being great guests,
John & Janet.
Lovely house in Umbria
We had a lovely week at La Torretta. It was perfectly located, quiet and peaceful location though easy access to all the main sights locally ie Perugia, Assisi, Todi, La Spoleta and Deruta. The pool was really warm and the garden was lovely. We enjoyed the views over the old town of Papiano, listening to the bell tower chime. The fireflies at nighttime were simply magical. Montefalco wines were delightful!
We are delighted that you had a great time. The fireflies in late May-early June are a sight to see! Thanks for keeping in touch, and hopefully we will see you again.
John & Janet.
Een prettig verblijf in een charmante vakantiewoning
We kunnen enkel bevestigen wat de heer Koos V. op 17/6/2017 in zijn beoordeling schreef.
Het zwembad was bij ons nog niet beschikbaar maar wij hebben er een gelukte kunst- en
cultuurreis van gemaakt. Aanbod genoeg !
Klein minpuntje : de keukenuitrusting was eerder beperkt maar voor de rest was alles tiptop voorzien voor een heerlijke vakantie.
Thankyou for your review. We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay at La Torretta, and that you had a great holiday in Umbria.
All the best,
John and Janet
Heel prettig, praktisch en gezellig ingericht, schoon en een schitterend uitzicht op Papiano en dal.
We hebben ons zeer welkom gevoeld met een ruim ontvangst pakket met eerste benodigdheden. Aan alles was gedacht en er was ruim informatie. De locatie en de privacy overtrof onze verwachtingen. Het uitzicht is verslavend; uitstekend om tot rust te komen of te mijmeren. We gaan niet snel naar een zelfde plek maar deze wordt een uitzondering. Zeer centraal in Umbrie gelegen en ideale start om Perugia, Todi en de talloze mooie plaatsjes te bezoeken, het landelijke deel met kleine dorpjes te ontdekken en prachtige (avond)wandelingen te maken. Het zwembad is heerlijk en beschut. Verder zeer genoten van de vele vogels, de schitterende oleanderhaag, de geurende jasmijn en de bloeiende lavendel. Tenslotte de absolute stilte op de krekels, het gefluit van de vogels en de kerkklok na. Prijs - kwaliteit is absoluut zeer goed en helemaal met 4 personen. Wij hebben genoten.
Special interest holidays:
We can arrange specialist activities - pasta making by the ladies of the village, art and cultural tours, days out in vintage cars, horse riding ranch style, foraging for mushrooms, asparagus, berries and fruit (when in season) and learn how to prepare what you have found - or enjoy a gentle stroll through the hills and white tracks to take in the scenery - We have a list of excursions and tours available - just ask for more details and information and we can send you this to make a booking during your stay.
Lake Trasimeno and its ample beaches is 35 mins drive away. Lake Bolsena and its beaches is 40 mins drive away. The Adriatic and Mediterranean coasts are 2 hours drive. There are several large open-air pools (Marsciano, San Venanzo, Tavernelle, etc.) open from June to September.
Perugia International airport 30 mins away (Ryanair from Stansted). Pisa 2 hours (Easyjet and Ryanair most UK airports). Rome Ciampino 2 hours. Rome Fiumicino 2 hours. Ancona 2 hours. Papiano has a station with trains running to Terni (connection to Rome) and to Perugia (connections North).
Papiano village is about 800m walk from the Villa. There is a café bar serving cakes and light snacks. There is a supermarket, butchers and a post office. The nearest shopping centre (Marsciano) is 10 minutes by car, and has a full range of shops and services and a big market on Monday mornings. Perugia, the provincial capital, is 25-30 minutes away by car. Papiano also has a train station, 5 mins drive outside the village which links you North to Perugia and South to Terni.
There are many amazing restaurants of differing style within 15 mins drive of the Villa. There is a handbook kept at the villa to browse with all of our local (tried and tested) recommendations. Umbria is renowned for its small hill towns such as Todi, Monte Castello di Vibio, Orvieto, Deruta and Panicale, all within 45 minutes. Its most famous destination, Assisi, is also 30 minutes away. Throughout the year there are a series of local festivals, all within no more than a 60 minute drive, which will enable you to experience the true Umbrian spirit both Ancient and Modern. These include Musica per i borghi (Marsciano - June), the Mercato delle Gaite (Bevagna - June), the Spoleto Festival dei Due Mondi (Spoleto June - July) and Umbria Jazz Summer (Perugia - July) as well as a host of local festivals in every month of the year. Papiano also has its own annual ‘festa’ and an annual musical events, ado several of the nearby villages. For details of local activities, why not view http://www.umbriaonline.com/english/
Changeover Day: Changover day is normally on Saturday - Arrival after 15:00, depart 10:00 - although other days may be possible in low season only - please enquire at the time of booking. Notes on prices: Prices are advertised in £Sterling and can be confirmed and converted into other currencies on request. The pool is available in June, July, August and September.