The history of Villa della Genga, 3 country houses for rent in Umbria, Italy, dates back to 1673 when the family della Genga moved to Spoleto. The estate became the favourite hunting ground for Pope Leone XII in the 19th-century before a period of semi-abandonment. Years later, Marquis Federico Pucci Genga, who was passionate about farming and agriculture, injected a new lease of life into the estate. Today these traditional agricultural houses near Perugia have been sensitively restored and converted into luxury house rentals, making Villa Genga, with its swimming pool and olive trees, the perfect countryside hideaway for friends and family.
The swimming pool at Villa della Genga, which is surrounded by olive trees, is run by a natural oxygenation process, with no added chemicals. Small group cooking courses can be arranged with a little notice as can other tailor-made courses. The beautiful city of Perguia is just 20 minutes away and has some lovely shops, bars and restaurants.
The houses at Villa della Genga are self-catering, but you can buy wine, lentils, organic olive oils and black truffles from the estate during your stay or even to take home with you.