Description of Villa Aureli
In the heart of Umbria, near the beautiful ancient city of Perugia, Villa Aureli stands like a jewel in a peaceful and hilly countryside, where lines of pine and cypress trees mark the horizon. The Villa dates back to the middle of the 18th century, when a Perugian nobleman, the count Sperello Aureli, transformed a 16th century tower into his country residence, adorning it with frescoes, prints, stuccowork and furniture, that can still be admired today. Among the many wonders of the Villa are the ceramic floors, designed room by room according with the decorations of the walls and ceilings, and made in Vietri, near Naples, the bright first floor gallery, the elegant ornamental walls of the garden and the quatrefoil-shaped fountain facing the orangerie, where the sixty large orange and lemon pots of the garden are sheltered during the winter.
We offer two apartments in the Villa and two in the adjacent house of the former gardener, Adolfo (see the history of Villa Aureli). In all apartments the guests may enjoy the rare atmosphere of the house and the privacy of the large terrace garden "all'italiana".
Each apartment has a separate entrance with parking and access to the garden. All the units can be rented jointly or separately.
The swimming pool (12x3m), once an ancient water cistern, is set in a sheltered area of the park with southern exposure and a beautiful view on the hills. On demand, we'll be happy to serve meals prepared with the products of our farm, following the local recepies, accompanied by our red and white wine and by the limoncello from the garden lemons (see our products).