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Under the Italian Sun


Palazzo Terranova

Special thanks to Sarah Townsend for her kindness and generosity, and for giving The Painted House team unlimited inspiration with her beautiful home, Palazzo Terranova.

Palazzo Terranova is a perfect retreat; Heaven and earth meet at the top of the Umbrian hill where Palazzo Terranova nestles.

Palazzo Terranova is located in the north of Umbria near the Tuscan border and is easily accessed from Florence and Rome airports. It serves as the perfect base for explorations of Renaissance Italy; a land of tobacco and vines; biscuit coloured towns and villages cresting craggy hills, and acres of thick forest. Winding roads hug the sexy hillsides that rise from the plains to the craggy heights of the land of Piero della Francesca, Michaelangelo, Raffaello and Luca Signorelli. Wine enthusiasts will enjoy exploring the Montefalco, Orvieto, Montepulciano, and Chianti districts.

Sarah and Johnny Townsend's Italian hospitality always means excellent food; the kitchen produces lively food that changes with the seasons. The wines and oils are local, some made by the Townsends themselves. This is truffle country and when in season, funghi porcini are mainstays in the kitchen. Game is also a local speciality. Wild boar, pheasant, venison and partridge regularly come to the table. The cooking is in the local tradition, distilled to produce what is simply best. There is no pretension here. Any time is a great time to come to Terranova!

Palazzo Terranova S.r.L
Loc. Ronti, Morra
06010 Perugia, Italia
P.Iva 02327850547

Tel: 39 075 857 0083
Fax: 39 075 857 0014

Hotel Place d'Armes

Guests of the Painted House stay at the Hotel Place d'Armes.

N.B. The colours used for the finishes may appear slightly different on your television screen than they do in reality.

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