Outstanding historical property
The actual aspect of Villa Negri-Arnoldi alla Bianca and its interior structure take us back to the beginning of the 18th century, when, as confirmed in a document found and kept in the "salotto verde" (the green room), a rich and powerful lady from Spoleto, countess Lavinia della
Genga Accoramboni, restored and enlarged this "casino di campagna"(countryside lodge), devoting it to the idling and hunting pleasures.
Before, the building was supposedly an inn for the pilgrims visiting the contiguous shrine (Santuario della Madonna della Bianca), built in 1530. In fact, three rooms of the ground floor represent the primitive part of the building, having a structure with big vaults, dating back to mid-16th century, which means they have the same age of the shrine.
Afterwards, around the 19th century, the Villa was bought by the Fratellini family from Campello, which enlarged it with new appurtenances, as stables, woodshed, aviary, the pigeon loft on the top of the "torretta" (typical element of the Umbrian architecture), the grotto-ice house in the underground, etc… The Fratellini also embellished the park, with native and rare plants and did paint frescoes in many rooms of the house, with floreal motifs (as the lobby, the
entrance, the billiard room). In 1885, count Luigi Arnoldi, established judge in Rome, bought the entire property from Filippo Fratellini. From that time the Villa has been kept in its original structure (except the
convertion of the stables in a living-room and some other little practical changes), maintaining its sober charm of ever, thanking to the heirs, counts Negri-Arnoldi and Ojetti, which have been lavishing care and attentions to the house.
Once you walk in, through the main door, you enter in a large, vaulted frescoes lobby, opened to the courtyard. From this you enter in the house. On the right side, right above the door you can read the Oratio’s words "AUREA MEDIOCRITAS". From this door you get into the entrance and from this room you enter either into the dining-room, or in the "cucinone" (old kitchen), or in the kitchen, or in the other, separate and independent apartment of the Villa or in the main staircase, leading
to the 1st floor. In the courtyard, you find a garage, an old hoven, a bathroom and a little bedroom. From the entrance, a staircase brings you in the "stanza delle nove porte" (nine doors’room) so-called because from this room you enter into many rooms: the "salotto verde" (the green room), the bed rooms (3 double rooms), the studio with kichenette, 2 bathrooms and the torretta (2 double rooms and a bathroom).
The Villa faces the main square of the small pretty village of Campello sul Clitunno (which hosts the UNESCO World Heritage "Tempietto"). On this square you find all you need: newsagent, bar, grocery, post office, cash dispenser, Police station.
The 1,5 hectares’park is divided by a 100 metres’path. Fields, old trees (especially oaks), thickets, bamboos’ grove host many birds species.
The Villa has a cottage in the middle of the park, comprising a bedroom, a bathroom, kitchenette, living-room, which is usually kept by the owners. The area is rich of natural and historical beauties, dotted by marvellous scenarios. Villa Negri-Arnoldi alla Bianca is the perfect starting point for lovely walks and excursions. Marvellous is the path to the Castle of Campello (about 2 hours walking from the Villa), or to the Fonti del Cllitunno (Clitunno’s springs) (20 minutes), to the Castle of Poreta (1 hour), to Pettino (a nice place high 1000 metres, 3 hours walking). Pleasure car trips to Spoleto (10 minutes), Bevagna (15 minutes), Montefalco (15 minutes), Foligno (10 minutes), Spello (20
minutes), Assisi (25 minutes), Perugia (35 minutes), Cascia and Norcia (40 minutes). Every corner of Umbria is full of interesting and precious things. Everywhere you can discover something pleasant and surprising. A stay in Villa Negri-Arnoldi alla Bianca is a wonderful opportunity to go around, discover, learn Umbria, the “Italy’s green hearth”.
In 2000 the Villa hosted the background of the movie “Domani”, directed by Francesca Archibugi.
In June 2001 the Villa and its Park were declared historically important by the Italian Ministry for the Arts and the Environment.
In December 2001, the entire restoration of the complex has been financed by the Regione Umbria. The restoration ended January 2006.
In June 2011, the complex hosted the Regional event “Storie di ville e giardini”.
Great location, very nice apartment : much bigger than what it looks in the pictures. Thanks for the sweets !
We were visiting with my mom, for her 72nd birthday, so I was anxious if everything would go well.
I'm always skeptical about the reviews that are too good, but the only thing I can say about Emanuele's place is that it was AWESOME.
The place is great and much bigger than we expected, with a convenient kitchenette equipped with coffee, espresso machine and some sweets - very thoughtful of Emanuele, as there was no grocery open when we arrived.
Emanuele was helpful and responsive before our arrival, and his brother welcomed us warmly.
The location is really amazing - we were really at the heart of the city!
My mom had the time of her life - thank you, Emanuele!
The nice appartment was beautiful, clean, internet worked perfect. And it is in one of the best regions of rome. You dont need a bus for the sightseeing or if you wanna go shopping, etc.
Everything was perfect - as expected. Also our host Emanuele did a great job. Thanks again. We come back. Marion
Abbiamo trascorso un bel weekend ospiti di Emanuele.
Il monolocale è comodissimo, a 50 metri da Piazza Barberini, sia per la metropolitana che per le passeggiate per il centro di Roma.
L'alloggio, completamente indipendente, è molto confortevole, ben restaurato, pulito e con un bagno ampio e comodo.
Lo consiglio vivamente ad una coppia che voglia visitare Roma.
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This flat is probably the best place to stay in Terracina,The flat has an amazing view and a very nice breeze. It is on the top of old city. has a well equipped kitchen and a nice clean bathroom.
There is a good market nearby.The old town is very beautiful,small streets,сute restaurants,and in the evening time were concerts on the main square.
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