The Villa was built by a Venetian architect in the eighteen hundreds for his lover. The noble man ended being obliged to sell the property to be able to pay for his horses and women debts.
A famous soprano, Annamaria Pettiggiani, who was in love with a young Italian Officer of the first Kingdom of Italy, bought the Villa at the end of 1800. They met very young and promised love to each other . She became very famous and sang at the Metropolitan in New York, in Mexico, in Argentina in several important Operas and she earned enough to buy the Villa as a dowry, to be allowed to marry him.
The building passed in the years through the hands of the family generations. Luigi, the present proprietor, remembers visiting the estate, when he was a child. He was playing in the park with the youngest members of the family, while his father, the doctor of the village, was invited by the General. The fate of the house slowly , slowly, changed and the owners were obliged to sell the two buildings on the property in different times, dividing it in three parts . At the end even the Villa went to an auction and was bought by a carpenter. The man did not appreciate the magic of the property and also due to a lack of money, left it in a state of disrepair.
Abandoned for several years, the bramble bushes growing up to the first floor,....the destiny of the Villa was starting to change again.
In the late sixties Luigi, an experienced airline pilot, slowly re- bought the different parts of the property and rejoined it. Later on, a famous Italian film director choosed the place for filming a movie and, thanks to the money earned and the precious help of Luciana, they started to restore the building and brought it back to its ancient splendor.
Who we are
Nowadays, Luciana, 25 years of long range cabin attendant career , along with Luigi, put their experience of travellers in this magic place, welcoming and spoiling their guests to give them the impression of "visiting friends in Italy"! This lively organic farm produces extra virgin olive oil, wine, vegetables and is best known for breeding thoroughbred horses. Here you will be immersed in the beauty of the surrounding nature and characteristic medieval villages, where you can enjoy the simpli city of country life. Important artistic and historical centers such as Orvieto, Assisi, Spoleto, are within one hour's drive and Rome is reacheable in 50 min. by a comfortable train.
Luciana and Luigi owners and "citizens of the world", will share with you their deep knowledge of the territory and welcome you with their warm hospitality.