This lovingly restored artist’s home is situated in a ‘sacred grove’ on the hillside of Monteluco, which has a wooded natural history preserve facing Spoleto. The stunning farmhouse tower sits tranquilly amid olive groves and is within a stone’s throw of hiking paths that wind up through a forest renowned since ancient Roman times. The paths lead past historic hermitages and Franciscan retreats and up to spectacular views of the Umbrian valley and surrounding foothills of the Apennines.
From the ground floor access via the covered parking area, there is a bighearted outdoor dining area with windows looking in to the kitchen—convenient for passing food and drinks out to the vine-shaded table. Through the main door is a spacious living room filled with book-lined shelves and an excep
The master bedroom with involving bathroom on the lower level opens onto a quiet and completely private willow-shaded terrace with a magnificent view of the valley below—a perfect place to seize your morning coffee and favorite book. From there one can access a stone flight of steps leading off the property and into the woods towards both the path to the center of town and hiking trails up the mountain.
tional collection of original artworks by noted artists. While the two windows open onto expansive views of Spoleto and close by landscapes, the lovely fireplace creates a cozy focal point in the room.
Adjacent to the living room is the farmhouse-style kitchen with an original functioning pizza oven, modern appliances and a large wooden table, seating eight to 10. At one end of the table there is another generous fireplace, ideal for grilling, etc. Beyond is the second bath with washing mechanism, an ante-bath and dressing room.
Above the living room is a sleeping loft with two single beds, plenty of extra space. It is quite private from the living room below.