A Villa Stay in Umbria

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Torre Palombara in Umbria

Located in a hilltop town an hour north of Rome, the historic villa hotel Torre Palombara has been restored and transformed by the same family that has been running it for over 400 years.

The villa in Umbria was originally constructed in the 15th century to attract doves to local farms, and was transformed into a private residence in the 17th century. The fifth-generation family now runs the boutique hotel, which features seven suites with views over the town of Narni. Suites range from the 2-level suite in the original dove tower to doubles with beamed ceilings. Although the rooms are furnished with antiques, your clients will still have modern luxuries such as air-conditioning, WiFi and flat-screen TVs.

The property also features vineyards, a pool and tailored excursions, such as truffle hunting, cooking classes and touring a private cashmere workshop.

Rates start at $191 per night, including breakfast. When travelers book before April 1, 2014 they can save 10 percent and receive a complimentary bottle of regional wine.

For more information, visit torrepalombara.com/en. For more on luxury villa rentals, see It Takes a Villa from the October 2013 issue.