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Urbino villa i488,italy


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The Marches is in a sense a précis of Italy, because here, in unspoilt countryside, you come down
from the tops of the mountains to the coast in just a few, brief kilometres.

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Urbino villa i488,italy

  1. 1. Villa i488 Fact SheetMarches Villa i488Urbino, Marches, ItalyKEY INFORMATION: Rating Beds Baths Sleeps Weekly Low Weekly High Weekly Peak 6 9 12 EUR €2,720 EUR €4,000 Contact UsVILLA IMAGES(c)
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  3. 3. Villa i488 Fact SheetVILLA DESCRIPTIONVILLA I488 IN URBINO, MARCHES, ITALYThe Marches is in a sense a précis of Italy, because here, in unspoilt countryside, you come downfrom the tops of the mountains to the coast in just a few, brief kilometres. The coast alternates betweenbeautiful beaches of golden sand, pebble beaches, cliffs and picturesque bays, and inland you travelthrough a landscape characterized by low hills covered with vineyards, olive groves and woods, and byancient villages with imposing fortresses, and churches and museums rich in history. The region takes(c)
  4. 4. Villa i488 Fact Sheetyou by surprise: its one of the richest in terms of cultural assets, it preserves and guards its art citieslike precious gems, and one of the best preserved gems is the city of Urbino. Its been said that"whoever arrives in Urbino without any knowledge of its history and of its importance will find himselfan extraordinary surprise, or more likely, a miracle.": it has an enchanting old city centre from therenaissance, declared by Unesco to be a World Heritage site, with its Palazzo Ducale representing oneof its most outstanding masterpieces. This town is a place that can represent "a step back in time, aplunge into the purity and liberty of the spirit". Casa del Vescovo is a fascinating home with ancientorigins just 2 kms from the city. The original part of this wonderful example of country religiousarchitecture goes back to before 1300, and in the old days it was used by the Duke of Urbino as ahunting lodge and later became a convent. The complex has undergone several transformationsthrough the years, and has now been made into a comfortable luxury residence, whilst still preservingmany elements of the old nucleus: stone doorways and fireplaces, antique washbasins, bare stone wallsand precious fragments of frescoes. The villa is on two floors and from the interior you can enter thelittle private chapel, which is still consecrated. Much good taste has been exercised in the choice of thefurniture, with many antique pieces, and the décor enlivens the atmosphere, making it warm andwelcoming. Inside the enclosed 5000 sq.m. garden there is a beautiful swimming-pool with a waterfall,an area furnished for dining outside or for sitting in the shade of the trees, and a masonry barbecue, allsurrounded by the typical, harmonious, hilly landscape of the Marches.GROUND FLOOR: entrance,on the right is the dining-room with fireplace, professional kitchen (with access to the garden) and withlarder and 1 bathroom with shower, 1 WC with washbasin and washing machine; on the left: smallparlour with table for 6 people, 1 double bedroom with en-suite bathroom with bath-tub; starting fromthe entrance: large double living-room with leather sofas, living-room with fireplace and TV, 1bathroom with shower. Down a passageway: entrance to the private chapel. FIRST FLOOR: living-room with access to a terrace and with loft with sofa and stereo, 1 double bedroom with small en-suitebathroom with shower, 1 double bedroom with en-suite bathroom with shower, 1 twin bedroom withsmall en-suite bathroom with shower, 1 large bathroom with shower; iron gate leading to a smallcorridor with 1 frescoed double bedroom with terrace and en-suite bathroom with shower, 1 frescoeddouble bedroom with terrace.(c)