Detailed villa description
Inside: the main entrance from the street leads into an ornamental courtyard where your wows will begin! In front of you is a symmetrical triptych of baroque apertures formed by an ornate central window and two adorned doorways. Above you is the sky, framed by the neo-classical balustrades that delimit the first floor terrace, and above those, three frescoed arches. Passing through either of the doors in front of you – right or left, your choice! - you will come to an impressive Imperial staircase leading to the first floor.
Beginning our explorations on the ground floor, one first comes to a large formal dining room, accessing a peaceful lemon tree-shaded courtyard. Next to this is a super-contemporary, stainless steel kitchen and then a second, more informal, dining area. The ground floor is also home to a relaxation and wellness area that includes a gym, a sauna, a chromotherapy shower and a communal bath. Just a hop, skip and a jump away is another tranquil internal courtyard featuring an enticing pool with hydromassage corner. Accommodation on the ground floor is completed by the first of the eight bedrooms, Messico, an extremely spacious double bedroom with en-suite shower room.
Heading up the Imperial staircase, which is flanked on either side by sculptured balustrades and a regiment of Doric columns supporting vaulted ceilings, one may either enter the main body of the first floor or amble around a quadrilateral balcony, off which one may access four bedrooms: New York Verde, a double with en-suite shower room; New York Rosa, a double with balcony and en-suite shower room; Francese, a double-twin with balcony and an en-suite shower room; and Orientale, a double bedroom with balcony and an en-suite shower room with tub and separate shower. Inside the main body of the first floor is a succession of wholly impressive rooms, including several sitting areas, a study, a TV room, a dance room, an art gallery, a service kitchen (with access to a terrace), and the generously proportioned master suite with its lofty vaulted ceilings, views over the pool courtyard, an in-room tub, and an en-suite shower room. Steps lead up from the near the central balcony to Cannapa, a double bedroom with en-suite shower room, while a second flight of stairs takes one up to the fabulous roof terrace, off which is accessed bedroom number eight, Maschio, a double with en-suite shower room. The furnishings, artworks and clever design touches throughout are a constant source of charm, while the fittings and bathrooms leave you in no doubt that this is a top-notch, top-quality property. And if you're thinking that there seem to be a lot of stairs, don't worry, there's also a lift.
Outside: most of your al fresco time will probably be spent either in and around the pool courtyard or on the fabulous of roof terrace. The pool area is perfect for lazing around, thanks to a series of comfortable reclining areas and to a hydromassage corner in the pool itself. The roof terrace offers a wonderful shady area for reclining, chatting and chilling, a barbecue and lots of excellent vantage points from which to view the surrounding town (which has a good selection of bars, restaurants and boutiques). The roof terrace is the perfect place for sundowners and for long starlit dinners, during which you may well find yourself toasting the ingenuity, wit and taste of your host!
Service: Palazzo Gorgoni offers an impeccable level of service, including a member of staff who will prepare breakfast, and a maid who will carry out daily cleaning. A cook is available on request.