- Pets allowed:
- Wi-Fi available:
- Per night:
- $942 - $1575
- Per week:
- $6593 - $11024
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Description from manager
Villa Simpatica is a 300-year old farmhouse that was recently restored as a luxury residence. Set on a hill in a picturesque valley between Rome and Florence, with extensive views over the Umbrian countryside, this impressive villa offers an idyllic rural setting with modern amenities and a central location. The property is accessed via an unpaved road of 2.5 miles. Ficulle is the closest village, which is about 5 minutes away by car. It is also possible to walk to Ficulle in about 20 minutes by way of a hiking path through the forest. Guests are eight miles from Orvieto, where there is a large free parking lot and from there the train to Rome take about 1 hour. This is the main line between Florence and Rome, and either city is within easy reach.
Villa Simpatica rents only from SATURDAY TO SATURDAY.
Villa Simpatica sleeps 12 guests and up to four additional people (children preferred) can be accommodated for a supplemental fee.
INCLUDED: A unique experience for any Italian villa stay: The villa manager and the local head of archaeology will take you to a dig in progress near Orvieto, which is closed to the public. Here you will see 5000 years of history, from stone age to Romanesque, with experts to explain everything and answer any questions!
There are 6 spacious bedrooms, each with a large en-suite bathroom. Four of the bedrooms have a Jacuzzi tub and a walk-in shower. Two have large walk-in showers and no tub. Each bathroom has a hair dryer and there is a safe and a fireplace in each bedroom. Four of the bedrooms have a king size bed and two of the bedrooms have twin beds that can be made into king size beds. One of these bedrooms also has a wonderful small loft for children. All mattresses and linens are of high standard and quality fabrics have been used throughout the house.
In mid and low season, it is possible to rent Villa Simpatica for just 6 people. With this arrangement, three bedrooms and three bathrooms are available and the others remain closed.
Central air-conditioning is provided, which is only really needed in August.
The owner of Villa Simpatica is a professional travel guide and can provide any service needed. She lives on a neighboring property, enhancing guests' experience with her knowledge of the area and her friendly hospitality. She can organize babysitters, grocery deliveries, massages, chef services, wine tastings or special visits tailored to her guests.
Two 8/9 passenger minivans are available for rent for personal use or a driver can be hired. Please inquire for details of having a driver pick you up at the airport, drive you to the villa and then rent a van. Or you can arrange for a driver for daytrips, dinner or wine tasting.
The staff of the International Wine Academy in Rome helped the owner to create an extensive list of wines, which are stored in a custom made cellar on site. Staff is able to come to Villa Simpatica to conduct wine tastings and wine pairings with a specially prepared meal. A chef is available for villa dinners or to teach a cooking class.
The gourmet kitchen is large and fully equipped with every tool a cook could need, including two refrigerators and an ice-maker.
There is a spacious and comfortable living room with a large flat screen satellite TV and CD player. The study has an extensive English library and the laundry room is fully equipped with a washer, dryer and ironing facilities.
The owner has taken special care to furnish the villa with taste and class. The furniture in Villa Simpatica is a mix of period pieces and family antiques.
There is a large wooden dining room table that is quite impressive and seats 20. The dining room opens on to a large outdoor covered patio where al fresco dining can be enjoyed with panoramic views. This outside area has lovely table with terracotta and marble tiles and a grill for steaks and fish. There is also a wood burning pizza oven and a smoker located in other areas on the grounds so many options for preparing a delicious variety of farm to table meals. Don’t forget that a cook would be happy to prepare his favorite local recipes for you. Many of the ingredients will come from the vegetable garden on site where guests are welcome to pick fresh tomatoes, basil and any other produce for their enjoyment.
An infinity pool overlooks a beautiful and peaceful valley. The pool is 6m by 14m in size with an elevated Jacuzzi (can be heated at the guests’ expense) with cascading water. There is also a gym with various weights and machines.
Three hours of daily maid service are provided. Babysitting is also available and a “baby package” is possible, which provides a crib, highchair and other necessary equipment when traveling with a wee one.
Ground floor (sleeps 6 + 1)
• Spacious and elegant living room with fireplace & comfortable seating, large flat-screen TV
• Dining room (seats 20)
• Country kitchen with two refrigerators, American coffee maker, ice-maker, dishwasher &
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Gira! Italian Vacation Rentals
- Years listed:
Languages spoken: English, French, Italian
- This owner does not use online booking. Please contact them and they will be able to offer you a secure way to pay for your stay. Never pay for your holiday rental by wire transfer (such as Western Union or Moneygram) as this type of payment is untraceable.
- No smoking at this property
- Air conditioning
- Shared outdoor pool (unheated)
- High Speed Internet
- Hot tub/Jacuzzi
- Private outdoor pool (heated)
- Parking Included
- Wi-Fi available
- Clothes dryer
- Satellite TV
- Washing machine
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