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Quinta da Lua Nova
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Mario Inacio

Mario Paulo Nunes Inacio was born in Luanda, Angola, in 1970. In 1974, his Portuguese family returned to Coimbra, and Mario attended a classical dance training in Lisbon until 1987.
In 1988, he moved to Amsterdam where he completed his training in Contemporary Dance, after which he danced throughout Europe.
After completing his training as a Shiatsu masseur and Reiki Master, Mario explored the practice of Iyengar Yoga and subsequently pursued training to become an instructor in the discipline.Mario regularly travels to Pune, India, to continue improving his skills at the Lyenger Institute. In 2018, Mario came to Portugal with Milko to develop Quinta da Lua Nova.

Milko Prinsze was born in Zaandam, the Netherlands, in 1963. During his youth, he lived for several years in Curaçao, part of the Netherlands Antilles in the Caribbean region. Upon returning to the Netherlands, he completed his studies in Tax Law at Leiden University. After a career of 28 years in the international tax field, mostly for multinational listed companies, Milko came to Portugal with Mario in 2018.


Mario Inacio

The house

The house dates back to 1947 and was completely renovated between 2018 - 2020. It is a charming house of traditional Portuguese architecture consisting of 9 bedrooms, an open kitchen to the dining room, a very comfortable living room, a common room all glazed with splendid views over the Vale de Arruda, Serra da Estrela, and Serra do Caramulo. The house has full central heating, underfloor heating on the ground floor, and several fireplaces/wood stoves. The concept of restoring the house was to respect its original structure while adopting the comfort of a modern house. Awakening the house from its thirty-year slumber and giving it back its deserved sparkle.


The Esporão stream crosses the estate, and in a more remote part of the house, its tranquil bed penetrates through a canyon forming "Os Caldeiroes." The beautiful landscape and the sound of the rushing waters are breathtaking. In one of the stream's ponds, its waters invite anyone to refresh themselves in them during the hot summer months. For those who wish to stay closer to the house, they can walk to the water mine "Fonte dos Amores" or to the Secret Garden. This Garden was where villagers used to come to fetch water. This water was known to have healing properties for gastrointestinal problems and was once certified by the Portuguese Thermal Baths.

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