Villa Posta Donini was built by the family of the Donini Counts between the late 16th century and the early 17th century. The main ‘piano nobile’ floor was renovated in the mid-1700s and still preserves the classic succession of salons embellished with doors and canvases painted by Nicola Giuli in 1780. This floor also features the specially designed Concert Hall, whose walls are entirely covered with canvases painted from the school of Francesco Appiani. There is also an exquisite oil on canvas work by the same artist depicting Saint Philip Neri and the Madonna, which is the altarpiece in the 18th-century chapel.
On the ground floor, there are five rooms with ceilings adorned with frescoes from the first and second halves of the 19th century. Within the two hectares of the park, visitors can admire the mausoleum dedicated to Contessina Laura Donini dating back to 1850, and a dovecote entirely painted in imitation wood from the same period. There are five Etruscan cinerary urns from the 3rd century B.C. that have been preserved and are visible on one of the paths in the grounds, while six 18th-century terracotta vases are positioned in front of the Villa's main entrance.
THE HISTORY OF VILLA POSTA DONINI
The Villa was constructed by the Count Donini family between the late 16th and early 17th centuries. The last descendant, Countess Donini, lived at Villa Posta Donini until 1964, when the property was sold to a Perugian family. In 1999, Engineer Ennio Mencaroni purchased the Villa, opening it to the public as a historical residence, which is now protected as a listed building by the Superintendency of Cultural Heritage.
FACILITIES AND SERVICES: ACCOMMODATION, WEDDINGS AND PRIVATE EVENTS IN UMBRIA
Weddings, corporate events, private events: quotes available, upon request
Accommodation: prices available, upon request
Catering: quotes available, upon request
Guided tours: price for groups of 15 people minimum, €15 per person, including a guided tour of the Villa and tea or an aperitif. For smaller groups or different requirements, quotations will be provided upon request.
For enquiries, please contact the Manager: Maria Luisa Puletti Mencaroni.
PLACES OF INTEREST IN THE VICINITY
Deruta, Montefalco, Todi, Bevagna, Spello, Assisi, Perugia, Gubbio, Gualdo Tadino, Orvieto, Fonti del Clitunno, Montecastello di Vibio, Dunarobba, Corciano, Archaeological Park of Carsulae (50 km), Montone, Spoleto, Pozzo Etrusco Sorbello.