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PODERE TORRICELLA 14+2 / 12+2 sleeps, splendid stone-villa of the of the 18th century in Umbria, near Narni, with private pool, wide park, beach volley court and a portico with bar, barbecue and pizza oven



Updated: 12-Oct-2016
7 Bedrooms, 9 Bathrooms, Sleeps 16


PRIVATE STRUCTURE. Set in the absolute tranquillity of the Umbrian countryside, close to the banks of the river Nera, the origins of Podere Torricella are lost in ancient history. It was built at the end of the 18th century on the remains of one of the lookout towers of the Castello di Bufone but, almost certainly, the first construction was the site of a patrician villa, as evidenced by the discovery of a well of the Roman era. A careful and original restoration, completed in 2013, brought to light the old stones and, thanks to some reconstruction and to the right choice of furniture, bestowed on the house an intriguing and evocative medieval atmosphere, severe but balanced at the same time, without being in any way heavy or excessive. The massive outer walls in open face stone, the wooden-beamed ceilings, the antique furniture and, especially, the large living room on the ground floor give guests the feeling of a return to the past, as what probably happened to the famous writer CS Lewis who drew inspiration from such places for his Chronicles of Narnia. Coming out into the large garden, surrounded by the silence and the feeling of relaxation, one’s gaze is lost among the gentle and, in places, wild hills of the Nera Valley in which the tiny villages of Gualdo and Guadamello are embedded like ancient precious stones. The restful little thicket with reading table, the large swimming pool, the regulation-sized beach volley court and the pleasant portico equipped with bar, barbecue and pizza oven, enrich the outdoor spaces and provide guests with relaxation, sports, elegant aperitifs and enjoyable convivial moments, away from the chaos of everyday life. At the same time the podere is located just 13 km from the Magliano Sabina motorway exit which takes you to Rome in less than an hour. Within a few kilometres are numerous other attractions: the town of Narni, the Marmore waterfalls, the archaeological site of Carsulae and many more. In the turret, reached by an external flight of stairs, is an apartment for the exclusive use of the owners who may sometimes be present, providing assistance to the guests to whom, however, complete privacy is guaranteed. More than 200 m from the property, on the north side, are some electrical pylons which, however, as ascertained by appropriate monitoring, do not constitute any electromagnetic danger.


The property consists of 2 buildings: the main house and an annex a few metres away. MAIN HOUSE: The main entrance on the ground floor opens into the large open-plan lounge and dining room on to which open the doors of 3 double bedrooms, all with ensuite bathrooms (one with a Pompeian bathtub), air conditioning and access to the external portico. This floor is completed by a further bathroom, the pantry and the kitchen which can also be accessed through a secondary entrance. An external staircase in terracotta leads up to the first floor with an open-plan sitting room, dining room and kitchen. The corridor opposite the entrance leads to a bathroom and 3 other bedrooms (2 triple and one double), these also with air-conditioning and ensuite bathroom, two of which have access to the balcony. ANNEX: an elegant flight of stairs in front of the portico on the ground floor leads down to the annex, which is actually a suite with kitchen, dining room, double bedroom and bathroom.


The 3-hectare park, enclosed with wire fencing and boxwood hedges, surrounds the house. At the rear of the house, on the side of the entrance gate, is a large parking area in white gravel and lawn with a stone well which converges towards a small thicket, an area equipped with a marble table and benches in the shade of a large oak, an old cypress and other tall trees, ideal for relaxing with a good book or simply contemplating the soothing rhythms of the surrounding countryside. In front of the house, opposite the portico, is a large well-kept lawn interspersed with paved pathways, illuminated by simple lanterns, which lead to the pool and with flower beds, olive trees, boxwood hedges and dwarf palms. Near the swimming pool is a portico with 2 wood ovens (one for pizza making), a barbecue, tables and divans and, at the back, the changing room and bathroom pertaining to the swimming pool. Next to the portico is a regulation-sized beach volley court in special sand, perfect for exciting summer matches.

Swimming Pool

(open from the last Saturday in April to the first Saturday in October) The swimming pool, south facing and with sun throughout the day, is located in front of the house, about 30 metres away and at a lower level but visible from the ground floor portico and from the first floor balcony. Rectangular in shape and measuring 7 x 16 m with a constant depth of 1.60 m, it has semicircular Roman steps for access to the water. It is lined with blue mosaic-effect PVC, has chlorine purification and is equipped with both internal and external lighting. The 200 sq m solarium area surrounding the marbled-bordered pool is paved in stone and is set up with sunbeds, tables and 2 showers: a cold-water one and a solar one. Next to the solarium is a cosy portico furnished with sofas, tables and a functional bar counter and, at the back, a changing room and a bathroom.

(Emma Villas reminds you that the herein contained information and any possible updates are to be attested on www.emmavillas.com)

More Details
  • Sleeps 16
  • 7 Bedrooms
  • 9 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Pets considered
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Bookable online

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Emma Villas srl Unipersonale
Emma Villas
Via Duccio di Buoninsegna, 22
00142 Roma Roma Italy
L.R.T 51/1986, N.178974
OPERATORE TURISTICO ITALIANO Autorizzato dalla provincia di Siena N. 178974 L.R.T 51/1986
VAT Reg No01188760522

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Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Perugia at 95 Kilometres Nearest Barpub : Taizzano at 6 Kilometres Nearest Train : Narni-Amelia at 11 Kilometres Nearest Motorway : A1 Magliano Sabina at 135 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : Taizzano at 6 Kilometres Nearest Beach : Tirrenean sea at 90 Kilometres Car: necessary


Podere Torricella is located in Narni, a beautiful medieval town amongst the most characteristic of Umbria: with its terzieri which divide the town in municipal divisions, the town square surrounded by the splendid palaces of civil power, the important cathedral housing old works of art, the churches of the mendicants with their important frescoes, like that of Piermatteo d’Amelia in Sant’Agostino, and the imposing Albornoz fortress which dominates the town still today. Narni should also be seen from inside, in its interior, to discover things that are more secret, mysterious and hidden: this is Narni Underground, a fascinating and evocative route, revealing hidden secrets, such as those kept in the halls of the Holy Inquisition. The surrounding territory still preserves important testimony of Roman times, such as the so-called bridge of Augustus, an impressive work of the first century, and the archaeological area near Otricoli, all that remains of old Ocriculum. Every year in Narni, from late April to mid-May, the Corsa dell’Anello (Race of the Ring) is held: the historical re-enactment of a fascinating joust of medieval origin. Just 6 km from the property is the village of Taizzano, with excellent typical restaurants and a few essential services (bars, food shops, etc..) and 10 km away, in Narni Scalo, are shopping centres, chemists, banks and a convenient railway station, well connected with the major towns of central Italy. Just 13 km from the property is the Magliano Sabina motorway exit which will take you to Rome in less than an hour.


Perugia 95 km, Roma Fiumicino 110 km, Roma Ciampino 98 km

Train Station

Narni-Amelia 11 km


A1 Magliano Sabina 13,5 km

Attractions within 100 km

Narni 12 km, Terni 20 km, Carsulae 27 km, Cascata della Marmore 32 km, Viterbo 41 km, Spoleto 50 km, Orvieto 58 km, Lago di Bolsena 60 km, Lago di Bracciano 65 km, Roma 90 km

Services and shops

Taizzano 6 km, Narni Scalo 10 km


Tirrenean sea 90 km

Access road

3 km of gravel road, sportive cars are not advised


Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
25 Sep 2016 - 16 Dec 2016
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
17 Dec 2016 - 7 Jan 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
8 Jan 2017 - 28 Apr 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
29 Apr 2017 - 26 May 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
27 May 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
1 Jul 2017 - 26 Aug 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
27 Aug 2017 - 30 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
1 Oct 2017 - 15 Dec 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
16 Dec 2017 - 6 Jan 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Tax Rate 5.9%

- To be paid at the time of booking: 25% as DEPOSIT (non-refundable) calculated on the listed price;
- To be paid within 60 days prior to the beginning of lease: 75% as BALANCE to be paid by bank transfer or credit card.
5,9% Emma Villas Commissions INCLUDED in the final price of the reservation: this includes costs for opening and management of the practice, customer assistance service 7 days per week, agency commission, EUROP ASSISTANCE POLICY to cover penalties in case of cancellation of the stay).
At your arrival will be requested (by the property owner) the damage deposit (totally refundable in case of no damages at the end of the stay).
Damage Deposit: 900,00 €

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 0% refund for cancellations more than 0 days before check-in date.
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Property Type

  • villa


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Farm Holidays
  • Historic
  • Luxury
  • Romantic
  • Rustic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine


  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area


  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Table Football
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Video Games

Pool / Spa

  • Private Pool ...

Onsite Services

  • Car Available
  • Chauffeur
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff


  • Events Allowed
  • Groups
  • Singles
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • rural
  • town
  • village


  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo

Leisure Activities

  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • caving
  • swimming
  • tennis


  • Bathroom 1 - with shower
  • Bathroom 2 - with shower
  • Bathroom 3 - with shower
  • Bathroom 4 - with shower
  • Bathroom 5 - with shower
  • Bathroom 6 - with shower
  • Bathroom 7 - with shower
  • Bathroom 8 - with shower
  • Bathroom 9 - with shower


  • 7 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 Double Bed
  • Bedroom 4 - 1 Double Bed
  • Bedroom 5 - 1 Double Bed
  • Bedroom 6 - Triple
  • Bedroom 7 - Triple


  • Balcony
  • Beach Umbrellas
  • Terrace
  • Garden ...
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Barbecue ...
  • Veranda
  • Porch Furniture
  • Yard


  • Self-catering


  • Fire extinguisher Electric adapter Babycot Decoder Sky I-Pod station High Chair Beach Volley Suitable for elderly.

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