OVERVIEW Subtilia Alba
The apartment Alba is part of Villa Subtilia, an intact XVIth century farmhouse, set on the top of one of the rolling hills of the Murlo estate, affording spectacular views across the medieval castle of Antognolla and its 18 holes championship golf course.
Subtilia is a generous and comfortable former farmhouse which has been divided into 3 beautifully decorated apartments and a separate B&B cottage for 2, offering the unique opportunity of living in the heart of a natural reserve surrounded by woods, olive trees and green valleys, while enjoying the comfort and the services of a 5 star resort.
Guests can swim in the sublime infinity pool, take walks through the nature reserve, visit the surrounding hilltop villages and cultural landmarks, relax under the shadow of an age-old tree or play a round of golf in the 18hole Robert Trent Jones Jr designed golf course of Antognolla (5min of the villa with a golf cart through a private path) or have a deliscious meal ath the Golf clubhouse restaurant.
All apartments are furnished elegantly with a well equipped kitchen, local tiles from Deruta in the bathrooms.
The extensive private grounds surrounding Subtilia provide privacy, as well as making it ideal for walkers and nature lovers, wishing to explore the surrounding woodland and nature reserve.
18 holes championship golf course designed by Robert Trent Jones Jr, golf clubhouse and restaurant facilities in the same estate at 3 minutes from the villa, accessible also with golf cart through a private path across the nature reserve. All guests staying have discounts on the golf green fees and at the clubhouse restaurant.
During high season the villa can only be rented as a whole (from June 25th to August 26th).
Amenities and services
- Pool: 7 x 15m
- Internet access
- Air conditioning
- Hifi stereo
- Satellite TV
- Baby equipment
- First shopping
Floorplan of the villa
Living and dining room
1 king bedroom with en suite bathroom
2 twin bedrooms
Outdoor dining table, infinity pool 7mx15m with separate Jacuzzi seating 8 people, putting green, fenced luxuriant garden (10.000 m2), barbecue
Murlo is one of the most exclusive private country estates in Italy owned by the same family for generations. The estate of the castle of Murlo dominates the suggestive valley of Monte Tezio and it is located 20 km from Perugia and 15 km from lago Trasimeno.
With its 18 000 acres of immaculate woods, valleys, lakes and rivers, it is the perfect place for a relaxing and private holiday providing a degree of comfort and elegance that it is difficult to surpass. This haven of tranquility is the perfect setting for those who seek a holiday retreat from their frenetic lifestyles and an escape to something more spiritual and calm, enjoying the luxuries of time out and privacy, yet backed by a five-star service and by the facilities and commodities of the luxury golf resort of Antognolla, complete with 18 hole golf course, club and restaurant.
Four spectacular villas (Subtilia, San Savino, Torre and Camminata) have just been restored to offer guests the possibility to explore and live Umbria and fully enjoy the charm of the Umbrian countryside.
- Umbria has an enormous variety and number of traditional feasts throughout the year. The local communities treat these events as an opportunity to confirm their roots and identity and it is a wonderful opportunity for tourists to experience genuine expressions of Umbrian culture and folklore. We can provice a month by month list of the events in the area of the Antognolla and Murlo Estates.
- to exemplify: Gubbio is known for its palio, the Corsa dei Ceri, a spectacular run held every year on May 15, in which three teams run through throngs of cheering supporters up much of the mountain from the main square in front of the Palazzo dei Consoli to the basilica of S. Ubaldo, each team carrying a statue of their saint.
- Gubbio is so perfect, it looks like a medieval movie set. The main monuments and sightseeings of the city include the Roman Theatre which is still in use for performances, the massive Palazzo dei Consoli, the duomo and the Palazzo Ducale.
- In Orvieto, don’t miss the fanciful Gothic Duomo, which soars seven stories high. Inside are magnificently vibrant and graphic frescoes of the Apocalypse by Luca Signorelli.
- In Assisi, you’ll want to visit the famous basilica dedicated to Italy’s patron saint, Francis. Frescoes by Giotto vividly tell the story of St. Francis’s life. In the Piazza del Comune you’ll find a church inserted into the remains of the ancient Temple of Minerva. Above town stands the Rocca Maggiore, a fortress that protected citizens during attacks. For a dose of nature and spiritual contemplation, walk to the hermitage, the Eremo dell Carceri.
- In Spoleto, visit the Roman theater and the archeological museum for a view of ancient Umbria. Go see the pre-Renaissance frescoes by Fra Lippo Lippi and Pinturicchio. The church of San Salvatore is one of Italy’s oldest and is set within the remains of an ancient Roman temple.
- In Deruta, stroll the color-splashed streets where Italy’s most famous hand-made ceramics are produced.
- Visit charming Citta’ di Castello, which packs a lot into such a small town, with palaces, churches, towers, and –of course- a castle, all sitting pretty and begging to be explored.
- In Todi you’ll find all the main sights conveniently concentrated onto the Gothic Piazza del Popolo, which is itself set over top of an ancient Roman cistern system. Below town is the striking Renaissance church of Santa Maria della Consolazione.
- In Perugia, be sure to see the frescoes by local artist Pietro Perugino in the Galleria Nazionale dell’Umbria and in the town hall’s Sala del Cambio. Step back to ancient times at the Etruscan arch and Etruscan well. Enjoy the lively atmosphere at the large fountain, the Fontana Maggiore. Sample the chocolates named for the city.
- Perugia plays host to international visitors with its acclaimed annual Umbria Jazz Festival, held each July. A wildly popular chocolate festival every October pays homage to the city’s sweet side.
- Spoleto offers up culture, dramatic performances and musical concerts during the Festival dei Due Mondi.
- Gubbio’s Roman theatre is a dramatic setting for summertime, open-air performances.
- For children: Maridiana is a farm that breeds Alpacas, angora goats and selected sheep, situated in Tiber Valley approximately 10 minutes from Umbertide.
- Citta Della Domenica Park: A wonderful zoo / adventure land on the outskirts of Perugia. It features both domestic and wild animals, various play areas and a train. It is a lovely day out for the family with young children. www.cittadelladomenica.com
- ‘Parco del Sole’ is a wildlife park that stretches all along a river. There are about 300 species, and you can find a full series of services (bar and dining area, games area, football field, volley field, bowls field, picnic area) that will allow you to spend relaxing hours with the family. The park is situated just off the E45 south of Deruta, which is approximately a 40 minute drive from the villa. www.parcodelsole.com
- Perugina Chocolate Factory and Museum in Perugia: Any chocolate lover can take a trip to the nearby Perugina factory and visit the museum and take a guided tour of the factory. Free entry. Open Monday to Friday
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- San Giovanni del Pantano - 2 minutes (small grocery store)
- Pierantonio 8 km - 10 min, small village with good choice of shops, bank, etc.
- Lake Trasimeno 15 km - 20 min
- Umbertide 15 km - 20 min
- Perugia 20 km - 25 min
- Gubbio 35 km - 35 min
- Città di Castello 35 km - 30 min
- Deruta 45 km - 35 min
- Assisi 47 km - 40 min
- Cortona 48 km - 45 min
- Spello 52 km - 35 min
- Foligno 58 km - 45 min
- Montepulciano 64 km - 1 hr
- Todi 70 km - 1 hr
- Spoleto 84 km - 1 hr
- Rome 211 km - 2 hr 30 min