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Pets allowed:
Wi-Fi available:

5 Full baths

Description from manager

Set off for a family holiday at a historic estate in the gorgeous Umbrian countryside. This restored 12th-century villa was built by the Bishop of Orvieto and once served as the fortress for the entire Mealla Valley. Lounge by the pool, treat yourself to alfresco meals, and wander the grounds, which are filled with olive trees and still house a small 12th-century church and bell tower.

(11 hectares, 26 acres)<br/>

From the main road, one-and-a-half miles of unpaved road leads to the property, which consists of 11 hectares (26 acres) of woodlands, gardens and olive trees. A series of stone steps leads to the entrance of the main villa. Next to the main villa is a terrace with a swimming pool that has lights for evening swims and views of the valley (15 m x 7 m, open June to September). The pool is surrounded by several sunbeds, armchairs and a shaded dining table for 6. There are two separate gazebos, each with a shaded dining table for 12 (an additional small table may be added upon request). There is a barbecue as well as a ping-pong table and space for lawn bowling and golf practice. A small church and bell tower dating back to the 12th century can be found on the property, along with original 15th-century wood oven (located next to the bell tower). There is unlimited parking space.


(1120 m2/ 12,056 ft2)


Main Villa<br/>

Ground Floor: There are numerous living areas. The main living area is a large music room with a grand piano, which is next to a billiard room with a billiard table, state-of-the-art stereo equipment and an extensive collection of records and CDs. Other rooms include: an open seating area with a sofa and ottomans; a study with armchairs; a dining area with seating for 8; and a gym with a treadmill and weight machines. The kitchen is equipped with a stove, oven, dishwasher, microwave, toaster oven, American coffee maker and table for 8. There is also a bar room, which has direct access to the pool and is equipped with a table football (foosball), pool accessories and sports equipment (balls, racquets, golf clubs). There is one bedroom with a queen-size bed (165 cm), garden/pool access and a separate bathroom with a shower, sink and toilet. There is also a guest suite with a separate entrance, which features a living room with a sofa, TV, fireplace, dining table for 4 and kitchenette, as well as a bedroom with a TV, queen-size bed (165 cm) and a narrow single bed (80 cm, best suited to a child). The guest suite also has a small bathroom with a shower, sink and toilet. Sixteen steps lead to the first floor. <br/>

First Floor: There is a living room with two sofas, a flat-screen TV with satellite, DVD player, fireplace and desk with a printer, separate scanner and fax machine as well as a second sitting area across the hallway. There is one bedroom with a queen-size bed (165 cm) and a separate bathroom with a bathtub, shower, double sinks, toilet and bidet. A fireplace is located near the entrance to the master bedroom, and there is a small laundry room with a washing machine, clothes dryer, iron and board. Fifteen steps lead to the second floor.<br/>

Second Floor: There are two bedrooms. The first has a king-size bed (180 cm) and two narrow single beds (80 cm each, best suited to children). The second bedroom has a queen-size bed (165 cm). There is a separate bathroom with a shower, sink and toilet.</p>



Ground Floor: There is a living room with a sofa, TV, fireplace and dining table for 6. The kitchen features a stove, oven, microwave, toaster, washing machine and table. There are three bedrooms. The first two bedrooms each have a queen-size bed (165 cm) and the third has two single beds (80 cm each, best suited to children). There is one bathroom with a shower, sink and toilet.</p>

<p>Extra Services: The following are listed as an aid for trip planning; the services and prices are approximate and cannot be guaranteed by Rentvillas. All extra services are payable locally in cash.

Housekeeping: 12 Euros per hour

Pre-Stocked Villa: 12 Euros per hour

Babysitting: 12 Euros per hour



Please Note:

Although there are more sleeping spaces, the maximum number of guests is limited to 14.

Air Conditioning: The bedrooms are air conditioned.

There is a GPL heating system (natural gas) with fan heaters.

Single beds may be joined, upon prior request, to make a double bed.


Additional amenities: Air Conditioning - Partial House, American Coffee Maker, CD, Cook Service Available - Extra Cost, Fireplace - Indoor, Free Parking on Premises, Housekeeping Available - Extra Cost, Independent Villa, Outside Area - Private, Outside Dining, Piano, Ping Pong Table, Pool Table, Pool Towels, Portable Baby Crib/Play Pen - Upon Request, iron and board

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TripAdvisor Property ID: 6842327

About the area

<p>The property is located between Fabro and Orvieto, overlooking the Val di Chiana in the Umbrian countryside. The villa is 3 kilometers from the nearest village, Ficulle, where there are restaurants and a castle. Adventurous guests who wish to hike to the village can do so on a hilly 4 km/2.5-mile path through the woods. Just 18 km away is the scenic medieval town of Orvieto, which is perched atop a large volcanic rock formation with vertical cliffs and offers some of the best views in the country. The town has many shops, cafes and restaurants. The famous Gothic Duomo dates back to the 13th century and features a beautiful façade and interiors. Visit the papal palace, Etruscan ruins, and embark on a guided tour of one of the village’s many underground caves. Be sure to purchase a bottle of Orvieto’s famous Classico wine. From Orvieto, there are fast trains to Rome and Florence.</p> Rome: 128 km/80 mi<br/> Florence: 112 km/70 mi<br/> Perugia Airport: 45 km/28 mi<br/> Assisi: 45 km/28 mi<br/> Orvieto: 17 km/11 mi<br/> Fabro: 11 km/7 mi<br/> Ficulle: 6 km/3.6 mi

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Languages spoken: English, Spanish, Italian

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  • Grill
  • Heating
  • High Speed Internet
  • Private outdoor pool (unheated)
  • Wi-Fi available


  • Clothes dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • DVD player
  • Satellite TV
  • Microwave
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Washing machine


  • 5 Full baths


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