RISMEDIA, April 9, 2010—This exquisite country estate is set in the fashionable mediaeval hill town of Cetona and is owned by Giancarlo Giammetti, lifelong partner of internationally renowned fashion designer Valentino.
Cetona has long been a favourite with the international beau monde and remains a discreet playground for the smart set. The estate, built in 1750 with 11 hectares of parkland, was completely restored around 20 years ago by Giammetti and Valentino, who commissioned two of Italy’s renowned design talents – interior designer, Renzo Mongiardino, and leading Italian landscape architect Paolo Peirone, to create a stylish and recherché retreat.
The dramatic and highly decorative interior showcases Mongiardino’s signature theatrical style—rich in atmosphere and classical grandeur. The home is comprised of 11 bedrooms and 9 bathrooms, a fitness suite with gym, a sauna, a classical pool with pool house, flower rooms, two inside out spaces for entertaining, numerous staff and service areas, three garages and several storerooms and other outbuildings.
Landscape architect Paolo Peirone created manicured lawns, summer houses and formal areas in the extensive gardens and grounds. The parkland encompasses olive groves and orchards, an Etruscan tomb, 200 seat amphitheatre, hunting lodge and grottos with stalactites and stalagmites.
The house is uniquely positioned in Cetona and offers complete privacy from the high-octane world of haute couture, with its grounds extending across the countryside and hill beyond town.
For more information, visit www.venicesothebysrealty.com.
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