Torre Almonte is a wonderful, medieval tower that perfectly combines modern and antique styles and is set on a hill overlooking the breathtaking Umbrian landscape.
How would you describe Villa on a Hill in a nutshell?
It’s the perfect place for two or three families to holiday together and reload their batteries from the pressures of daily life.
As design lovers, we really wanted to create a unique setting for our Italian home. The villa’s main assets are the landscape and the quietness, with the property around two kilometres from the closest village and surrounded by woodland.
What was the inspiration/story behind Villa on a Hill?
We’ve been holidaying in Italy (from north to south) each summer for the last decade and fell in love with the nature, the food, the wine and the authenticity of the people. So together with friends, we decided to look for a hideaway to invest in.
We had two main criteria when searching for a property — it had to have views over-looking a valley and it needed to be large enough that our two families could relax together while also being suitable to rent out and share with others.
How would you describe the atmosphere of Villa on a Hill?
It combines design and authenticity. Originally the villa was an ancient pottery which was completely rebuilt by the former owners. In close collaboration with an interior designer, we refurbished the house and made it a light-filled, modern interior with contemporary designer brands for lightning and furniture.
What is your policy on family/children or is it best for couples?
It really is the ideal place for family holidays. It could be two or three families holidaying together or an extended family with grandparents and kids. There’s a large garden for children to play in and the property is surrounded by woodlands. You just need to be careful with very young children around the swimming pool.