Villa Margherita is nestled within an ancient hillside olive grove dotted with fig trees, rose bushes, and potted lemon trees. The entire property is yours to roam. In 2006, our family used the stones of an ancestral ruined farmhouse to construct the villa--a modern, airy, and well-lit structure that looks as though it has always been there. We named the villa after our great-great grandmother, Margherita (Daisy), because the property was her dowry in the late nineteenth century.

The magnificent southern-facing portico overlooking the valley and mountains provides a shady place to relax and enjoy your meals outdoors. The adjacent "limonaia" (lemon house) is connected to the villa by a lush "pergola" (grape arbor), the perfect place to read a book or--in the late summer--snack on ripe grapes. The limonaia is not rented and not inhabited. It houses potted lemons in the winter and a ping pong table in the summer. From the villa, a path leads up to the refreshing lap-pool, which is surrounded by olive trees and a spectacular view of the Tiber Valley.

Inside, you will find a contemporary kitchen with marble countertops and upscale appliances, including a dishwasher, plenty of food storage space, and a washing machine. The house has two comfortable living rooms, three full bathrooms, and four bedrooms.