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New in our portfolio!

Price From € 6500 per week (more information) Price on request.
Sleeps 10
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms 5
Accessibility The villa is not accessible to less mobile guests
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Villa La Scala


Tall ceilings and restored frescoes provide an impressive and harmonious backdrop to the high-spec features of this Italianate villa


This handsome villa with its classical architectural lines, formal gardens and beautiful parkland lies in the very heart of Italy, close to Lake Trasimeno on the border between Umbria and Tuscany.

La Scala was originally built as a hunting lodge and has a rich and interesting history. Approached by a tree-lined avenue from the small town of Pozzuolo, the property is surrounded by trees. The rear elevation and formal garden, with its large saltwater pool, face south. Grand classical steps planted with lavender and cypresses either side provide elegant access between the two.

The recent, careful interior renovation of La Scala saw beautiful original features restored to their former glory, including cementine tiled bedroom floors and upstairs wall frescoes. The highlight, however, is the central, grand, elliptical staircase, hand-carved from local sandstone. It is a rare example and one of the best of its kind.

High-spec modern additions were included to balance guests’ comfort with the grandeur, while pared-back interiors allow the space and the materials, such as the Carrara marble kitchen counter top, to take centre stage.

The large en-suite bedrooms, beautiful saltwater pool and three hectares of grounds make La Scala a wonderful place for families or groups of friends to enjoy together.

The property is perfectly placed for exploring the region’s abundance of hilltop towns and cities with their enduring cultural and culinary appeal, or the beaches and water sports of Lake Trasimeno.

Rooms description


Bedrooms

There is air-conditioning in all the bedrooms and modern industrial wrought iron radiators for heating. Main bedroom The double-aspect main bedroom has an elaborate ceiling, chequer-board floor tiles and a super king-size bed. The en-suite bathroom has two basins, a freestanding bath, a large walk-in shower and a marble floor. Second bedroom This large bedroom with a king-size bed has restored frescoes round the ceiling and beautiful cementine floor tiles that extend to the bathroom, which has a large walk-in shower. Third bedroom This is another large bedroom also with a king-size bed, restored frescoes round the ceiling and original cementine floor tiles. The marble en-suite bathroom has a large walk-in shower and a free-standing bath. Fourth bedroom This en-suite room has a king-size bed and a large, walk-in shower. Fifth bedroom This room has a super king-size bed that, alternatively, can be made up as a twin. The marble en-suite includes a large walk-in shower and a free-standing bath.

Bathrooms

There are 5 en-suite bath- & shower rooms.

Kitchen

A long room with a tall ceiling and two wide arches that divide the space in three, accommodating a kitchen, dining room and cosy sitting area with a wood-burning stove. The high-spec luxury kitchen has a stainless steel Smeg professional cooking range with gas hob. The long, central island and work surfaces are topped with Carrara marble and appliances include large Smeg fridge and freezer, a Miele dishwasher, and a cooling, filtering and sparkling drinking water system by Grohe Blue Home.

Living rooms

The triple aspect drawing room, similar to the kitchen, is a long room divided into three separate areas by wide arches. There is a more formal seating area at one end with a wood-burning stove, a less formal TV viewing spot at the other, with a small dining area occupying the middle part of the room.

Other rooms

The grand entrance hallway has double doors leading to an original, hand-carved, elliptical sandstone staircase that rises through the centre of the villa, connecting the floors with elegant grandeur. There are marble floors with under-floor heating throughout the ground floor and all the windows and French windows are double-glazed. There is a guest WC and a rear portico overlooking the south-facing gardens and pool. On the first floor there is a large study that has restored frescoes on the ceiling and a tiled floor as well as a balcony overlooking the front of the house. An on the second floor there’s a study, and a terrace (with lighting and power sockets) with views towards Lake Trasimeno, Mt Cetona, Mt Amiata, Montepulciano, the Chiusi hills and the Pozzuolo bell tower.

Facilities


Cleaning

Bed linen and towels are changed once a week when the house is cleaned. There is also a shorter mid-week cleaning. House, garden and pool maintenance are included.

Amenities

private pool, air conditioning, hob/stove, oven, fridge with freezer, dishwasher, washing machine, tumble dryer, iron+board, satellite TV, television, wifi, central heating, cot, high chair, barbeque

Accessibility

The villa is not accessible to less mobile guests

Outside

La Scala sits in a three-hectare park that includes a formal garden where the saltwater (15mx5m) pool is, an evergreen oak avenue and an accessible wooded area. There is an outdoor dining spot that is shaded by trees in the morning and by the house in the evening. The original travertine drinking fountain is still in place. Other features in the grounds include a decorative circular fountain; an automated watering system; and zoned exterior lighting.

Notes

There is a laundry room with a Miele washing machine and tumble dryer, a separate WC, and a boiler and service room. We can help you plan the details of your stay at Villa La Scala in advance and can provide drivers, massage therapists, yoga instructors and tourist guides on request. Also wine tours and tastings with a wine expert can be arranged.

Availability & Pricing


New

New in our portfolio!

weekly prices
from 1 January 2022 to 21 May 2022 € 6500
from 21 May 2022 to 11 June 2022 € 7500
from 11 June 2022 to 10 September 2022 € 8500
from 10 September 2022 to 1 October 2022 € 7500
from 1 October 2022 to 17 December 2022 € 6500
from 17 December 2022 to 31 December 2022 € 7500
Price on request.
Cleaning is included in the rental price
Extra cleaning on request: EUR 15 per hour
Baby cot: EUR 75,00 per week
Security deposit: EUR 1000,00 to be paid to SU before arrival as specified in the booking confirmation.

Deposit: 30% upon booking, balance 30 working days before arrival;  
Arrival & Departure Saturdays (depending on other bookings) arrival from 4 PM and departure latest 10 AM. Other arrival and departures days upon request.

Leisure & Activities


Activities

There are beautiful walks within the estate and the water sports and boat hire facilities at Lake Trasimeno are just ten minutes drive from the property.

Specials

Special Umbria is happy to tailor-make itineraries for our guests, including guided tours of national parks, city culture tours or other activities. We are able to organise a private chef for your entire stay or someone who can prepare traditional, local food when required. Please contact us directly for rates and availability.

Happenings

The world-famous, annual Umbria Jazz Festival takes place in the first two weeks of July. Previous artists include Diana Krall, John Legend and Lady Gaga. A high-quality Palio [Medieval festival] brings Città della Pieve to life in August every year with a variety of activities. Please ask for more details.

Surroundings


Location


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Surroundings

La Scala is walking distance from Pozzuolo, a small town with good, basic local amenities. The property is very well placed for trips to more famous hilltop towns including Montepulciano, Siena, Assisi, Cortona and numerous others, all less than an hour away. Castiglione del Lago is less than ten minutes drive from the villa. Situated on a small peninsular on the western side of Lake Trasimeno, the historic centre has an ancient fortress and palace with breathtaking views over the lake. There is a beach with water sports and boat hire facilities and there are open-air music, art and film events in the summer months. The vibrant Etruscan town of Cortona is less than half an hour away and is renowned for its restaurants, bars and shops, as well as exerting a cultural pull with its archaeological sites, Etruscan tombs, MAEC Museum, Teatro Signorelli and San Margherita Abbey.

Travel

Air The nearest airports are: Perugia [PEG] (56km) with direct flights from Rotterdam [Transavia], Brussels [Ryanair] and London [BA and Ryanair]; Florence [FLR] (136km); Pisa [PSA] (197km); Rome Ciampino [CIA] (187km); and Rome Fiumicino [FCO] (201km). Train There is a train station at Castiglione del Lago (6km) Road The A1 motorway exit closest to the property is at Chiusi (16km)

Distances

Villa La Scala is close to several towns and cities in both Umbria and Tuscany that are steeped in culture and full of fabulous shops, restaurants and an abundance of art, including: Castiglione del Lago (6km); Chiusi (16km); Montepulciano, which is famed for its wine (17km); Cortona (22km); Città della Pieve (29km); Pienza (33km); Arezzo (50km); Montalcino (55km); Perugia (56km); Siena (71km); Assisi (72km); Todi (80km); and Florence (120km).

Your villa and Covid-19


To prevent any possible spread of Covid-19 and to enable you to enjoy a safe and relaxing holiday, all our villas are cleaned to the highest standard possible, and according to the latest Italian health and safety regulations.

Perfect hygiene: to ensure an exceptional level of hygiene in all our villas, we’ve worked with our owners to create a Covid-19 villa management protocol. Based on recommendations from the World Health Organisation, and in compliance with current Italian national law, this protocol goes above and beyond our usual rigorous cleaning standards.

Prior to arrival, your villa will have been fully sanitised, including all surfaces, objects, kitchen items, curtains, sofas, throws, pillows, toys, and in and around the pool. You are welcome to ask for a detailed list of the entire cleaning procedure we do after each departure and before welcoming new guests to the property.

The owner of this house has complied with the following standards:

  • To ensure the necessary information concerning social distancing and the use of masks is available to all guests
  • To guarantee availability of and accessibility to hand hygiene systems with hydro-alcoholic solutions and soaps in all inside areas of, and pertaining to, the villa
  • To guarantee cleaning and disinfection of all areas according to national authority guidelines. Further information is available on request
  • For the swimming pool: to guarantee the efficacy of the water treatments, while respecting legal limits (the parameter for free active chlorine in the pool is between 1.0 – 1.5 mg/l; combined chlorine ≤ 0.40 mg/l; pH 6.5 – 7.5 or equivalent oxygen)
  • For air conditioning systems: to guarantee the air re-circulation function is switched off and, according to the manufacturer’s instructions, with the plant in off-mode, to clean the air filters of the heating/cooling plants that use heat pumps, fan coils and convectors, at the end of each stay

For more general information about Covid-19 in Italy, please click here.


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