Orvieto Apartment Rental Photos and Description
Holiday heaven In the heart of Italy. Easy reach from Rome
This is a dream location in the heart of Italy, on the borders of Umbria, Tuscany and Lazio, near Orvieto, and in easy reach of Rome, Florence, Siena , Assisi.
The villa has been renovated to a high standard using traditional material and is furnished with antiques and hand made pieces, however the apartment is very functional and has everything you may need to enjoy a luxurious and comfortable holiday, including WiFi internet. The first floor apartment is totally independent and set in large grounds where you can relax and unwind. The apartment has stunning views from every window, with Lake Bolsena to the front. It is very spacious (130 mts - 2 bathrooms) and offers the ideal situation for a romantic week away from it all, but is large enough for two couples sharing a holiday or for a family wanting to introduce their children to nature, history, culture, good food and fantastic hours spent on the shores of Lake Bolsena.
Notes on the Villa: The villa is set well away from other dwellings, but is only two to three miles from Bagnoregio, which has traditional shops and a small supermarket that will see to all your self catering needs. A thriving market is also held on Mondays.
The villa is set in an acre and a quarter of land on a ridge overlooking lake Bolsena and is surrounded by peaceful and tranquil Umbrian farmland that is often grazed by flocks of sheep. There is a graveled drive to the
villa and extensive graveled and grassed areas where old oak trees provide welcoming shade for sitting and relaxing.
The original farmhouse has been extended and renovated using local, traditional and sympathetic materials such as basalt stone, terracotta tiles, chestnut beams and doors. The ground floor can also be rented on its own or together with the top floor if you want the sole use of the villa.
Notes on the Apartment: Access is made by way of an external stone stairway and through a porch (small loggia).
This spacious (130 square meters) accommodation comprises of:
- Two double bedrooms with wardrobes and lake views.
- Two large bathrooms with a WC, bidet, basin and shower in each and a washing machine in the largest one.
- Lounge with open fireplace, television, video and DVD. The sofa can be transformed into a double bed.
- Farmhouse kitchen / dining room with the use of a large fridge freezer, gas cooker (five rings and two ovens), microwave oven, electric kettle, dishwasher and a full complement of kitchen utensils, ideal for holiday rental and self-catering.
- Large corridors and hallways which add a sense of space to the whole apartment and offer a quiet space to sit and enjoy the wonderful views.
- Covered terrace (large loggia), spacious enough to eat 'al fresco'. The loggia offers stunning views of the lake and of unforgettable sunsets.
- Full central heating
Local places to visit: CIvita Di Bagnoregio: 3 miles. This ancient hilltop village dates back to the Etruscans and is connected to Bagnoregio by a footbridge. Bagnoregio looks down on the magnificent Val Dei Calanchi with its dramatic eroded tufo peaks.
Bolsena: 5 miles. Ancient town, the Etruscan Volsinii, that still retains its medieval narrow streets leading up to the castle. The town has magnificent lake front gardens and several restaurants where it is possible to eat 'al fresco' on the lake shore. The local cuisine is unforgettable and the wines are probably amongst the best in Italy. Eating out is very reasonable.
Orvieto: 10 miles. Hilltop town dug into the tufo rock. Magnificent cathedral, covered in golden mosaics and carvings that make it shine from the distance in the sunset.
Montefiascone: 5 miles. Medieval hilltop town, that was for centuries the summer residence of the Popes because of its favorable climate. Cobbled medieval streets lead to the Rocca Dei Papi and its fantastic views.
- wheelchair inaccessible
- children welcome
- pets not allowed
About Giulia Stevens
We have bought the villa about ten years ago when it was in a total state of disrepair. At times it has been a struggle to get it completed and a battle against the Italian red tape, but we have done it and the journey has made us grow and find many new friends on the way. We hope to be able to retire there one day and in the interim we love to share this little bit of paradise with our guests.
At times our holiday will coincide with the Guests' holiday and we'll be available to provide information and support when requested. Other times we will be in the UK and the Guests will have the site for themselves.
Giulia Stevens purchased this apartment in 2000
Why Giulia Stevens chose Orvieto
It's a wondrous place of intense beauty, peace and tranquillity. Please contact us and I will send you lots of photos.
Guestbook comments from the owner
Beautiful home,smashing owners. It's our 4th visit and can't image not returning. Thank you so much for making it another relaxing family holiday.
Hope to come back next year.