Chilling out in Umbria countryside

Tenuta di Murlo’s enchanting atmosphere reflects the true Umbrian lifestyle where it is easy to lose your sense of time: it covers thousands of hectares of woods and olive groves and it is known for its amazing valleys, lakes, rivers and waterfall. All of this make it the perfect location for a relaxing holiday, far away from the mayhem of the city and from the helter-skelter of modern life.

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The Murlo Estate is one of the most exclusive private country estates in Italy, owned by the same family for generations, and it offers different kind of possibilities for its guests, all of them with superior levels of comfort and elegance: five villas, three apartments and two cottages.

We stayed in Villa Torre, a beautifully restored medieval defensive tower among the estate: in particular, the roof terrace and the infinity pool give you a quite breathtaking view of the wooded valley below and the nearest countryside, which is difficult to forget.

The structure is all furnished and decorated in warm colours, it is perfect for 6-8 people, so a group of friends or a family: it has three bedrooms, each with en-suite bathroom, a large living room with fireplace and Sky channels on the tv, a big kitchen and the private pool.

The experience is also unforgettable because of the attentive and discreet service of the staff: cooking classes, excursions, wine tastings, guided tours, maid service and others more.

Regarding breakfast, lunch and dinner, the new restaurant of the luxury estate is sublime: “Il Caldaro” is located in an old farmhouse, near the little village of La Bruna and the different properties. I love it because it is a local traditional cuisine that uses fresh ingredients of the estate’s bio-dynamic garden. We eat outside, under the centuries old oak tree and the stars at candlelight: memorable experience that everyone should try at least once in life!

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For all the lazy people who want to eat home, the restaurant could bring meals to the apartments and villas so you can enjoy it like at your own home.

Near this fantastic land, you can visit different villages or cities.

Gubbio is not far away and it’s a small hamlet and its historical centre has a medieval aspect: the town is austere in appearance because of the dark grey stone, narrow streets, and Gothic architecture. Many houses in central Gubbio date to the 14th and 15th centuries and I found the facades amazing.

Perugia, the capital city of the region, is no less authentic and beautiful.

It’s ancient with lots of antiquities, secular buildings and medieval churches.

In my opinion, the most particular tourist attraction is Rocca Paolina, which is a sort of underground city and one of the fortress erected to symbolize the pontifical power in the 1500s.

It’s so unreal that now is is very much a part of modern-day Perugia, which is used daily as a commuting route to the bus station and the farmers market.

Located on Colle del Sole hill (500 mt), Rocca del Sole is a fortress set up on the highest point of the town, from where there is a clear and splendid view for 230° eastwards towards the Apennines.

It was so hard saying goodbye to this charming and cozy property in this wonderful part of Italy and coming back home, but we had to: I hope to be back in Murlo’s estate in winter to see these hills covered by the snow from the Villa, drinking local red wine in front of a fireplace.

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Don’t hesitate to comment below for additional information or questions on the property or if you want some tips for your trip!

Here you can find the link of the estate website where you can book you stay:

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