The simple sophistication of Holiva puts nature first and offers a private space to relax, eat well, swim and catch up with friends and family in a beyond-exceptional setting
Holiva is the perfect property for family and friends to disconnect from their busy lives and reconnect with each other and nature. Built on a private estate that has been producing organic, award-winning olive oil for twenty years, the setting is ravishingly beautiful. Here, there is no light or noise pollution, just the magic of the canyons surrounding the Etruscan town of Cività di Bagnoregio, set high on a rock where ancient kings came to have their bath.
The carbon-neutral estate has a three-bedroom main house, and a separate one-bedroom suite set 50m away from the villa with a tasting room, a professional kitchen and outdoor terrace attached, where breakfast is served as well as any meals cooked by the private chef. The beautiful saltwater pool is below the buildings on a terrace with exquisite views across the limestone-canyon valley.
The owners both worked for a luxury Italian jewellery brand and their aesthetic heritage is clear in the crisp interior design that has been kept refreshingly simple so as not to distract from the beauty outside. Natural materials, textures and colours are set against white walls, while huge picture windows, judiciously positioned, perfectly frame the mesmerising views. A small part of the owners’ highly impressive modern art collection is displayed at Holiva, including works by Alberto Burri, amongst others. Much of it is on the theme of nature and some of it is a result of artists’ residences. The interiors have been so perfectly executed that guests are able to relax as soon as they arrive, worrying about nothing more than absorbing the enormity of the setting.
The property’s main attraction is an invitation to slow down and switch off, encouraging guests to find the time to read, swim, walk, absorb and explore the extraordinary landscape and eat delicious food from local artisanal producers in the company of friends and family.