Bordering Tuscany, Umbria is often referred to as Italy’s green heart. The only Italian region that borders neither the sea or another country, it’s known for its medieval hill towns, dense forests, central Italy’s largest lake – Trasimeno, and its local cuisine, particularly foraged truffles and wines.
Il Convento del Viandante del Cielo – A Skywalker Retreat and Winery
Il Convento is the perfect venue for a large family or group who enjoy seclusion and privacy. Perched on a hill in Umbria, commanding magnificent views of Lake Trasimeno, this former Capuchin convent has been carefully and skilfully restored by the filmmaker George Lucas, to keep the historical feel of the building, whilst offering luxury furnishings and amenities.
In the vast, immaculate gardens, there is a huge outdoor pool, a croquet lawn, tennis court and numerous opportunities for outdoor dining. Inside, there is individually controlled heating and air conditioning in the bedrooms, a games room, a state-of-the-art intimate 16-seat cinema and a galleried multi-lingual library. For wine lovers there is a secret wine cellar and tasting room with Italian and Californian bins. The convento also has its own spa, hammam and gym. The beautiful Chapel on site provides a place for quiet contemplation, or for a special ceremony.
Staff: Villa Management Couple who live on the estate, Head Chef, Sous Chef, kitchen staff and a sommelier. The housekeeping team provide a maid and laundry service twice daily. Garden staff and Spa Therapist (a la carte).
Facilities: Large outdoor pool, 13 acres of enclosed formal gardens, WiFi throughout, entertainments centre in each bedroom, galleried library, billiards, pool, games room, American shuffleboard, grand piano, 16-seat cinema with vast movie library, secret wine cellar with tasting room, conservatory with wood burning fireplace, fire pit overlooking Lake Trasimeno. Helicopter pad.
Activities: There are so many options that can be organised: Private winery visits, truffle hunting (in season), hot air ballooning, croquet on the lawns, tennis, basketball hoop, shoe-golf, Bocce court, guided tours of local towns, boat trips on the lake, personal shopping in Florence, as much or as little as you would like to do!
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