Spoleto is one of those purely magical Italian cities. Located in Umbria, the historic area dates back to the 12th century and is surrounded by olive groves, rolling hills, and vineyards. Between the museums, dining, shopping, and cultural ruins, there’s plenty of reasons to stay awhile. And what better way to do that than in a historic villa in the heart of the city.
Casa Mahler, a luxury property from the portfolio of award-winning Italian villa vacation company, Homebase Abroad, allows guests to enjoy country home living while experiencing the heart of town life. It’s this position as well as the size and ambiance that makes the villa, unlike any other property in Homebase Abroad’s hand-selected portfolio. It can accommodate 10 guests in five bedrooms, has several outdoor spaces including a private front courtyard for dining al fresco, and a marble-clad pool terrace that features a jet stream pool and waterfall. Plus, the rooftop terrace has sunbeds and an open dining area for eight.
What’s more, is the interior design highlights this casual-meets-cultured vibe. The owner is an artist and comes from a family line of creatives. Her grandfather was the famed composer Gustav Mahler and his daughter, Anna Mahler, is an accomplished sculptor in her own right.
And to make the stay feel like more of vacation, there is a team to look after the housekeeping while you enjoy a quiet afternoon reading by the pool or take a stroll to shop for ceramics and cashmere. While it’s easy to run to the local market to cook a light meal, a chef is also available to prepare a meal.
“An itinerary at Casa Mahler is a mix of appreciating history and culture, discovering and enjoying local food and wine, plus outdoor adventure,” reads the home’s brochure. “There are trails for trekking, truffles for hunting and Assisi—especially in the early evening—for a quiet moment. Casa Mahler is a rare opportunity to live locally in the historic center of Spoleto, a lively and engaging town. Yet the house also offers a true villa vacation experience.”
Price per week is available upon request.