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La Taverna al Monte

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Monte Santa Maria Tiberina  | Bedrooms: 5 | Sleeps: 10

Rates: from £4,703 per week

A welcoming and simply beautiful house tastefully decorated with maximum focus on luxury. Set amidst the Umbrian hills with stunning views. Visitors just adore enjoying every moment in these gorgeous surroundings around a unique green marble pool, and can easily slip out from the back door into the conveniently located sleepy village, for a quiet coffee or delicious meal. Making it the perfect getaway either lazing in the sun taking in the view or being spoilt by the excellent maid service or dining in the local restaurant.

The house's location in the village makes sure that it uniquely combines the beauty of the countryside with the practical aspect of being part of this tiny village. Visitors will feel private yet part of the true Umbrian Life.

Conveniently located on the cusp between Tuscany and Umbria La Taverna al Monte offers the possibility to visit some of the most attractive sights of central Italy like Perugia, Arezzo, Montepulciano, Cortona. The house itself has a long history with its spectacular terrace and garden. Originally a series of towers, it was later united as one building and served as hotel, convent and children's school before its current renovation. Lovingly and carefully restored by one of the most prominent designer duo in London, it perfectly combines the 16th century flair with amenities requested by discerned travellers: high lofty beamed ceilings, meter thick stone walls, gorgeous views from every window are in impeccable harmony with designer furniture, luxurious bathrooms and private pool.

ACCOMODATION COMPRISES

The house has 4 floors in total connected by a large, central staircase which is an architectural jewel in itself with its original stone floors and iron staircase, Spina centrepiece light sculpture cascading through the stairwell some 6 meters high.

As the house is built on a hill, there are two accesses: one through the village with car parking available at approx. 50 meters; and a street access via a stone cobbled courtyard which leads to the garden and from there to the 2nd lower floor.

Ground Floor/ Village Level
• Dining room
• Large fully equipped kitchen with living area
• TV room
• Study
• Cloakroom
• Bathroom with shower
• Access to the terrace

Top Floor
• Panoramic Suite: 30 sqm bedroom with en-suite bathroom (shower) and dressing room
• 1 twin bedroom, en-suite bathroom

1st Lower Floor/ Library Level
• Library-drawing room with large stone fireplace and arched ceiling
• Star Suite: double bedroom, en-suite bathroom (shower) and separate dressing room
• Twin bedroom with adjacent bathroom (tub & shower)
• Double bedroom with four poster bed, en-suite bathroom (shower)
• Juliet balcony overlooking the pool

2nd Lower Floor
• Lobby
• Kitchen with dining area
• Pantry and cloakroom
• Small terrace overlooking the pool

Steps lead down to the garden and pool area

Outside Space
There are two distinct outside spaces:
The Garden & Pool Area with a small pool (6 x 3 m), lounges and sun umbrellas.
The terrace (60 sqm) is accessed from the house via two sets of double doors and is south-facing. It is ideal for breakfast and includes contemporary loungers, parasols, seating and dining areas along with shade and privacy with subtle bamboo planting. It boasts magnificent views across the valley and Umbrian mountains.

KINDLY NOTE:

  • Children under 12 years of age are on request.
  • The house has 4 floors in total connected by a large, central staircase.
  • As the house is built on a hill, there are two accesses: one through the village with car parking available at approx. 50 meters; and a street access via a stone cobbled courtyard which leads to the garden and from there to the 2nd lower floor.
  • Extras are payable locally in cash euro only. Cheques and credit cards are not accepted.
  • A deposit is due on arrival in cash euro for the payment of extras charged "per consumption".
  • Extras are subject to availability at the time of confirmation and to specific Terms & Conditions. Please enquire with your Tour Consultant for details.
  • Your stay might be subject to a city tax which is raised by the municipality in which the accommodation is located. This tax is payable locally in cash euro only.

General Activities in umbria

  • Shopping in Perugia - explore the many streets for shopping in the historic centre of Perugia including Corso Vannucci, Via dei Priori, Via Oberdan
  • Lake Trasimeno - take a 6 hour tour, which gives you the opportunity to discover some of the best kept secrets of the lake. Aboard one of the comfortable ‘Lake Limousines’, you will sail across the waters, observing the Isola Maggiore and the Isola Polvese
  • Bevagna - an Umbrian treasure, Bevagna awaits your visit, a beautiful “borgo” with its ancient town walls. Visit the Roman Mosaic, San Silvestro Church, and The Torti Theatre
  • Lunch in the Roman Amphitheatre of Bevagna - enjoy a lunch of gourmet Roman-Umbrian specialities in the ambulacra of an ancient amphitheatre followed by a wine tasting session in the cellars
  • Private Villa Concert - the ultimate Italian music experience in the intimacy of your villa. A Violin-Piano Duo, Harp and Flute, a String Quartet with Soprano and Tenor singers as well as Jazz and Neapolitan Folk formations can be arranged
  • Wine tasting and Olive Oil tasting – visit the wine cellars of a wine grower near Assisi
  • Wellbeing – spend a relaxing day at Assisi’s or Città di Castello’s thermal baths

Sporting Activities in umbria

  • Golf - 8 golf courses
  • Wind Surfing - watersport activities are possible at Lake Trasimeno
  • Rafting - the perfect place for rafting is the Sibillini National Park
  • Trekking - there are many trekking possibilities in the naturalistic area of the Coscerno and Aspra Mountains
  • Paragliding - paraglide above the Planes of Castelluccio di Norcia.
  • Kayaking - the perfect place for kayaking is the Sibillini National Park
  • Horse riding - discover the beautiful Umbrian countryside on horse back
  • Mountain bike - rent a bike and head to the Sibillini National Park

Local Attractions in Umbria

  • Perugia, The Rocca Paolina - Open all year round
  • Perugia, Church of San Bernadino - Open all year round
  • Perugia, National Archaeological Museum of Umbria - Open all year round
  • Perugia, Fontana Maggiore
  • Perugia, Botanical Gardens - Open all year round
  • Orvieto, Cappella di San Brizio - Open all year round
  • Orvieto, Orvieto Underground 'Parco Delle Grotte' - Open all year round
  • Trevi, Flash Art Museum - Open all year round
  • Spoleto, Pinacoteca Comunale - Open all year round
  • Assisi, Cripta Della Cattedrale - Open all year round
  • Assisi, Galleria D'arte Contemporanea - Open all year round
  • Assisi, Rocca Maggiore - Open all year round
  • Assisi, Basilica of San Francesco d'Assisi - Open all year round
  • Magione, Castle of the Knights of Malta
  • Magione, The Fishing Museum at San Feliciano - Open all year round
  • Marsciano, Museo Dinamico Del Laterizio E Delle Terrecotte - Open all year round

Practical Information for your umbrian villa holiday

Time Zone

GMT +1 hour

Language

Italian

Currency Information

The Euro (€) is the official currency of Italy. Coins are available in 1 cent, 2 cent, 5 cent, 10 cent, 20 cent, 50, cent , €1 & €2 denominations. Notes are available in €5, €10, €20, €50, €100, €200, €500 denominations.

Money Matters

Travellers cheques are widely accepted for exchange or purchase in major cities, but in more rural areas, visit a bank to exchange them for Euros. Major credit cards are widely accepted here (though a limited number of merchants have American Express accounts) and ATM access is widespread. Exchange currency only at authorized outlets such as banks and hotels, and exchange only what you think you will spend in-country. Coins cannot be reconverted on departure. Save all receipts from any currency exchange transaction. You may be asked to produce them when you exit the country, and they are required if you intend to reconvert local currency.

Tipping in umbria

You are not expected to tip on top of restaurant service charges, though leaving a small amount is common practice. If there is no service charge, you might consider leaving 10%/15%, but it is not obligatory. In bars any small change is left as a tip. Tipping taxi drivers is also not mandatory but suggested.

Arrival & Departure Formalities

Travel documents are your responsibility. In general you should have:

  • A signed, valid passport that will remain valid for at least 6 months beyond the completion of your trip. Your passport must have enough blank pages (excluding amendment pages) available for entry and exit stamps issued when entering and exiting immigration points.
  • Visas are required for certain nationalities and you are strongly advised to check your status allowing plenty of time for visa application.

Weather in umbria

In general, the climate in Umbria is very mild with little difference between the various provinces. The summers are hotter on the coast and in the valleys than in the hills. It rarely rains in the summer months. The average temperature varies between 27°C and 33°C and can even reach 40°C. Spring and autumn are rainy and mild, however, there are still plenty of dry and sunny days. By May there is less rain and the days become longer with up to 10 hours of daylight. The average temperature in spring is between 19°C and 24°C, in autumn between 21°C and 24°C. The winter months alternate between rain and sun with an average temperature of around 10°C. 

Health considerations

It is advisable to contact your doctor before you travel if you have any specific health concerns and take out appropriate travel and medical insurance.

Electricity supply in umbria

Electrical service in Italy is supplied at 220-240 volts/50 hertz – a converter/adaptor may be required.

Driving in italy

There are some important rules of the road -

  • At crossroads drivers coming from the right have priority excluding crossroads with traffic signs/lights.
  • Always carry your driver’s license accompanied by the International Driving Permit, the car insurance papers and ownership (rental) papers.
  • The minimum driving age is 18.
  • Traffic drives on the right.
  • Seat belts must be worn - children under 12 must travel in the back seats, unless the front seat is fitted with a child restraint system.
  • Headlights must be on all the time except if driving in a city during the day with good visibility.
  • In the event of a breakdown a red warning triangle must be displayed in the road.
  • National speed limit is 50kmh (31mph) in towns, 90kmh (56mph) on secondary non-urban highways, 110kmh (68mph) on dual carriageways, 130kmh (80mph) on motorways.
  • Speeding fines: Euros 30 – 300.                                            
  • For use of the highways it is invariably necessary to collect a ticket at toll booth marked “biglietti” before entering the highway. DO NOT pass under the lanes marked Telepass. Pay the toll at the exit. Payment can be made by coins or by credit card.
  • There are strict laws concerning drinking and driving. Blood alcohol levels must not exceed 0.05%. There are random breathalyzer tests carried out regularly by the police.

Parking in Italy

  • In many large towns, the historical town centre is subject to traffic restrictions (authorised vehicles only may enter) indicated by large white sign with a red circle saying “Zona a traffico limitato”.
  • Street parking is organized and designated with signs and by the colour of the lines for the parking spots. The colour of the lines on the parking space indicates the type of parking; white is for free parking, blue is for paid parking, yellow is reserved for special use. Signs will tell you if you are required to pay or to use a parking disc to time your parking (more details below). In most regions, blue lines mark paid street parking. There will be a payment machine nearby. Place the receipt from the machine on the dashboard. In many towns, white lines mark free parking spots on the street but they may be limited by time. The closest parking sign will tell you if you must set your parking disc to show when you arrived. Set your parking disc to the time you parked and display it in the window. You must return within the maximum allowed time.

LOCATION

• Closest shops/restaurants: in town
• Other villages/towns close-by: Citta’ di Castello 15km, Arezzo 43km, Cortona 56km Perugia 60km, Lake Trasimeno 60km, Assisi 73km, Montepulciano 88km
• Nearest airports: 57 km Perugia, 134 km Florence

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Availability Information

  • Villas are normally rented on a Saturday to Saturday basis throughout the year, however shorter breaks and alternative arrival days are available at some villas during low and mid seasons.

  • Please note that the standard check-in time at our properties is between 4-7pm and that we ask guests to vacate the property by 10am on departure day, unless otherwise agreed in advance.

Rates Information

  • The above rates are on a per villa, per week basis. For further information on our villa only and A&K hosted services please see our 'Villa Rental Options' page. An A&K Villas Travel Consultant will be happy to discuss your specific holiday needs – simply complete the quick ‘Make an Enquiry’ form or call us on 0845 618 2205.

Inclusions

  • Maid service, 2 hours daily (1 hour in the morning and 1 in the evening).
  • Exclusive use of the swimming pool (6 x 3m / 19.7 x 9.8ft).
  • Central heating.
  • Wireless broadband internet. Please be advised that due to the rural location of the property the internet connection might be intermittent and at an inferior speed than what you are used to. 
  • Arrival set of bed linen, bath and pool towels.
  • Cost of utilities (water, gas and electricity).
  • Final cleaning.

Extra Services

  • Extra maid service - available on request at GBP 25 per hour.
  • Cook service - available on request in advance at GBP 30 per hour plus the cost of groceries.
  • Pre-arrival grocery shopping - available at EUR 30 (up to 8 guests) or EUR 50 (up to 10 guests) plus the cost of items. The service is available up to a grocery cost of EUR 200. This service is included within our A&K Hosted offering.
  • We are also able to arrange all manner of additional activities to enhance your villa experience such as transfers, guided touring and sightseeing options, tutored wine tasting, art classes and hot-air ballooning. Please see the Activities tab for further ideas and discuss with your Travel Consultant for further details.


  • KINDLY NOTE:
  • Children under 12 years of age can stay at the property only on request.
  • The house has 4 floors in total connected by a large, central staircase.
  • As the house is built on a hill, there are two accesses: one through the village with car parking available at approx. 50 meters; and a street access via a stone cobbled courtyard which leads to the garden and from there to the 2nd lower floor.
  • Extras are payable locally in cash euro only. Cheques and credit cards are not accepted.
  • In case extras are requested, a deposit might be due on arrival in cash euro.
  • Extras are subject to availability at the time of confirmation and to specific Terms & Conditions. Please enquire with your Tour Consultant for details.
  • Your stay might be subject to a city tax which is raised by the municipality in which the accommodation is located. This tax is payable locally in cash euro only.

The villa

Because everyone’s concept of a villa holiday is different, we have created a formula designed to offer privacy, flexibility and the freedom to run your own holiday or call upon us to help open up a world of possibilities. Our villas are normally rented on a villa-only weekly basis and are ideal for those seeking independence and privacy. We’re on call in case you need us and we provide a change of towels and bed linen during the week, but otherwise there no inclusions. 

A&K Concierge upgrade

For additional support, comfort and a slice of pampering why not upgrade to our A&K Concierge service. Included is an airport welcome on arrival with assistance for onward transportation; the services of an A&K Concierge – whose local knowledge provides you with invaluable assistance and recommendations; an orientation of the local area; a fully stocked drinks fridge; maid service; the ingredients for your first evening’s supper and breakfast delivered on the first morning of your stay. For full details of concierge inclusions speak to an A&K Travel Consultant on 0845 618 2205.

The finishing touches

Ever dreamt of driving through the Chianti hills in a red Ferrari, or along the Moyenne Corniche to Monaco in a Bentley? How about sailing along the Cote d'Azur to St Tropez in a private yacht or speed boat? Sometimes the home is all that you need, but if you're lured into culture, excitement, activity, improving your cooking or simply dabbling in landscapes, then speak to one of our Villa Specialists for an insight into what we can arrange. These are what we call our ‘Finishing Touches’.

The list is by no means exhaustive and we always welcome requests, however obscure you may think they are! Our local offices enable us to control the quality of the services on offer and the depth of knowledge our local teams have is impressive. Our aim is to provide guests with the authentic sights, flavours and experiences of the region they are staying in.

If you would prefer to discuss your specific requirements, whether it’s in relation to the property or about your stay in general, please do contact us using the Enquire page or please do give us a call for a chat.


  • Barbecue Facilities
  • Central Heating
  • Dining Area (Outdoor)
  • DVD Player
  • Internet Access (Wireless)
  • iPod Docking Station (iPod Included)
  • Library
  • Library (CD's/DVD's)
  • Mosquito Nets/Fly Screens
  • Safe
  • Swimming Pool (Private)
  • Washing Machine

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Reasons to book your holiday with us

  • Over 50 years' experience
  • 24/7 support before, during and after your stay
  • All of our properties have been hand-picked and visited by a member of the team
  • Travel Consultants are based in the UK with local offices to assist with planning every detail of your stay
  • Option to upgrade to a Concierge stay to make the most of your visit
  • Option to book additional trips and services via our local offices

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