Living like Luchino Visconti in Orvieto
- 6 Beds
- 6 Baths
- 7664 Sq. Ft.
- 1.67 Acres
- Balcony / Terrace
- Swimming Pool
Nestled between lush green gardens and the surrounding hills, a stone's throw from the village of Canale, Villa La Luna is an oasis of privacy and peace offering magnificent panoramic views of the valley and the rock of Orvieto, with its famous Duomo.
Originally a simple cottage dating back to the nineteenth century, the building has now become an exquisite property thanks to the masterful work of Giorgio Pes, architect, designer, interior decorator and set designer for Luchino Visconti's "Il Gattopardo" (The Leopard) and for the full renovation of his iconic villa on Ischia.
Pes left his mark on many VIPs and HNWIs’ residences including former Italian Prime Minister and tycoon Silvio Berlusconi, for whom he oversaw several projects. He also worked on famous hotels such as the San Domenico in Taormina and public buildings such as Palazzo Chigi (headquarters of the Presidency of the Council of Ministers) and Palazzo Madama (headquarters of the Senate of the Italian Republic). The property extends over three floors, and is completely surrounded by gardens and large terraces, providing great elegance and creating continuity between indoors and outdoors.
The garden floor is entirely dedicated to reception rooms and the kitchen. The large corner living room has six French doors that lead onto the portico created on the terrace through a structure composed of iron, glass and automated curtains. The dining room looks out over the terraces in three directions, and can comfortably host a table of 12. The floor is completed by the living room featuring a travertine fireplace in Louis XVI style.
The lower floor houses three large guest rooms with ensuite bathrooms, all with access to the terrace overlooking the garden, towards the rock of Orvieto. In addition, there is also the custodians' apartment, which is composed of three rooms and a bathroom with independent access.
The master bedroom has an ensuite bathroom and is located on the first floor, framed by two specially created terraces.
The villa also has an additional, currently unfinished floor located over the garden facing Orvieto. This floor could be connected directly to the above part, or alternatively it could be kept completely separate with independent access via a private gate.
The property is further enhanced by a magnificent pool with a Roman mosaic featuring a Triton, sheltered by trees and flowers that create a perfect frame around the rock of Orvieto.
The villa is in perfect condition and still retains the luxury finishings designed by Giorgio Pes. All the furnishings can be sold together with the house.
There are numerous additional service spaces and technical facilities that would allow for ordinary and extraordinary management of the property.