About Us

There’s a great saying that says, “Home is where the heart is.”  Well, Villa Louise epitomizes the essence of what a home is all about.  Our family,  Flaminio, Louise, Fosca and Ivan, are what one would term Global Nomads.  We don’t use this term lightly, as the we really have been ‘nomadic’ until finding our ‘home’, Villa Louise.  As we still live around the world, (the Middle East, Holland and England), we at least now have our home away from home in beautiful Italy which we share with our friends and guests.                                                                          

Our family has never really settled in one place long enough to call ‘Home.’  Not being recognised as ‘citizens’ of any one country long enough begins to get tiresome and such transient lifestyles lead one to yearn for a home base.  The Poltronieri motto, Honores Sominios, Latin for Honour Your Dreams, was paramount in finding our dream home, Villa Louise.

After much soul searching, we decided that a home needed to be found. With empty-nest syndrome, it seemed vital that we put down roots somewhere where our two children could return to on a frequent basis.  Much deliberation and thought was put into looking at properties in different countries but Utopia is never an easy find in today’s world.  Italy seemed to make the most sense and when we saw Villa Louise it was love at first sight, the perfect match for our dream.  If one is really driven to succeed, the fruits of persistence do pay off and after months of contracts, cross-country coordination, endless conversations, frustrations and with the help of a delightful Estate Agent in Spoleto, our dream home became a reality and is now called Villa Louise.

Villa Louise is the passion and soul of the perfect Poltronieri space.  Nestled among olive trees and gentle rolling hills, a near-perfect Umbrian landscape, a more idyllic setting in Umbria would be hard to find.  The Villa is surrounded by carefully manicured gardens and with the entire family’s help, our dream house has blossomed into a reality.  We furnished our home with antiques inherited from the family, and with some artefacts collected from around the world.  Our family aspired to reflect comfort, elegance,  luxury, beauty, and warmth in our home.  Our home is a haven where our family spend family time together, where we share our passion for music, art, good wine and food, and the beautiful surroundings of Italy.

Our home is managed by a wonderful and dedicated team who is, loyal, efficient and trustworthy, and they maintain our home in impeccable and spotless condition.

Our home is where the weary traveller can find peace, where the artist, architect or writer may find new inspiration to create a new masterpiece, where the musician can practise and create on our piano, or where a family can enjoy a holiday in comfort and beautiful surroundings.  It is a family home away from home.