A centuries old estate, in the enchanting Umbrian countryside. Only twenty minutes north of Perugia stands the astounding Murlo Estate: in order to introduce it, one may think it would suffice to say that the Condè Nast Traveller 2021 Gold List defines it as the best Italian hotel… but it wouldn’t be enough.
«Country estate owned over generations by the same family, with its thousands of hectares it is a heaven of immaculate woods and olive groves, valleys, lakes and rivers.
15 years ago my husband and I wondered why not renovate some abandoned country houses to bring them back to their original splendour», relates the owner Carlotta Carabba Tettamanti in her description of this charming place, today a scattered hotel.
In addition to the eight magical villas with swimming pool, a cottage, an apartment and three deluxe rooms complete the offer, without forgetting the restaurant Il Caldaro (also open to outside visitors).
A SELECTION OF ICONIC CREATIONS, FINALLY ALSO ONLINE
Products of the territory, local beauties to be tasted and worn. With the Murlo Estate a new season of TDS Italian Grand Tour is inaugurated: last year The Dressing Screen guided its visitors to the discovery of the most exclusive workshops and ateliers, located in fabulous hotels, offering Italian style clothes and products, for which TDS is the showcase.
«We never had a boutique, but in our new location in the orangerie we now offer our oil and for the first time our rosè wine, as well as products that come from our farm and vegetable garden!» adds Carlotta, who kwnowing numerous local craftsmen has fostered amazing sinergies supporting them in this difficult period.
«In the first place ceramics made in Deruta and decorated with antique patterns, today also sold online: you can combine a whole set. I then discovered a lady in Perugia who works in a Franciscan church of the XIII Century turned into a laboratory. She handcrafts wonderful creations with antique looms of the XIX Century. We selected clutches, cushions, tablemats… handmade and exclusively designed for the Estate».
A WORLD OF STYLE AND UMBRIAN CRAFTSMANSHIP, EXCLUSIVELY FOR THE DRESSING SCREEN
A unique reality and thus ideal to be showcased in the new step taken by TDS Italian Grand Tour: to offer to its clients exclusive creations by the Murlo Estate for The Dressing Screen.
«Thanks to the skilled hands of a local tailor shop we have brought to life colored and light dresses, with intriguing flower and kaleidoscopic prints. Perfect for summer luncheons and dinners with friends, for open air events and countryside ceremonies.
I’ve conceived them for those who, like me, love to cook. After all, cooking has always been one of my great passions» says Carlotta. Since always passioned by beauty and quality, so much so to be chosen as Umbria Ambassador by Homo Faber, she promotes the best local artisans and designers through this platform dedicated to the finest Italian craftsmanship. «Not only fun but also great pride».