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A typical Umbrian farm with large proportions, it comprises several buildings: a Farmhouse, a Hayloft, a Pigsty, a Storeroom, a Henhouse with connected bread oven, and a well.  The farm was built and expanded in different phases between the end of the 18th and the beginning of the 20th Century.  The buildings are constructed on a sandstone rock spur that rises from the ground and are arranged to form a little hamlet.

The owner, an architect, has lovingly but rigorously restored each structure honouring the local building techniques and materials: antique terracotta tiles and “pietra serena” stone slabs, river stones and walnut timber. In the interiors these materials were combined with African woods, steel, iron, glass. The aim was to bring out the existing structure, ant to handle new construction, furnishings and details with a light, non-invasive hand.   Antique family furniture, comfortable sofas, lamps and lighting fixtures by renowned designers, all contribute to imbue the house with a warm and welcoming atmosphere.  And each space is made special by the unique views that are framed in the windows.

Lake Trasimeno’s unique light quality, which so inspired Perugino in his landscape painting, is definitely the protagonist at Il Roncone.

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