Grande Ora is a unique, ultra-luxury villa in the heart of the Italian countryside. Situated in the Lazio region of Umbria, this historic country house is surrounded by exquisite gardens and vineyards. With six double bedrooms, swimming pools indoors and out, a tennis court and wine cellar, this fully serviced villa is the ideal venue for a wedding or special occasion.
From both Rome and Florence, it’s an hour and a quarter’s drive up into the verdant hills of Lazio. Grande Ora sits within a 31-hectare estate, with a private sculpture garden and working vineyards. From here, there are panoramic views of the Calanchi Valley, a breath-taking natural phenomenon of eroded clay hills. The villa is just a 10-minute drive from one of Italy’s most fascinating hill towns, Civita di Bagnoregio. This ancient village sits atop a pinnacle rising above a vast canyon, and is only accessible by footbridge.
This charming country house is both rustic and refined; the building retains plenty of original character while benefiting from all modern conveniences including Wi-Fi, air conditioning, Satellite TV and a gym. There are six en suite bedrooms which can sleep up to 16 guests in total: one bedroom has an adjoining room with two single beds for children, and two bedrooms have two queen size beds each.
The vast property has two kitchens and five living rooms, as well as wonderful spaces for dining and relaxing outside. In the extensive grounds, guests can enjoy eye-catching contemporary sculptures, a heated outdoor pool, tennis court and the extraordinary wine cellar. The property also boasts a wellness spa with indoor pool.
Grande Ora is fully serviced by a team of staff, who are at your disposal for eight hours each day from Monday to Friday. The team includes a cook, cook’s assistant, handyman and a maid, with linen changed twice weekly. The team is flexible to meet your requirements: extra staff can be arranged, as well as extra hours and service at weekends.
Whether booked for a wedding, an event or just a luxury holiday, guests cannot help but be seduced by the romance of this villa. The beautifully-restored property has so much to offer: unique features, expert staff and dramatic views of the Umbrian landscape.