COLCELLO ('COLLE CIELO' - 'THE HILL IN THE SKY.')

Ann Waldman

Speaks italian, english
Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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COLCELLO ('COLLE CIELO' - 'THE HILL IN THE SKY.')

Citta di Castello Villa Rental Photos and Description

Country House, 4 Bedrooms (sleeps 6/8), 2.5 Bathrooms

Colcello is a 3-storey country house in a stunning hilltop location, with breath-taking 360-degree views. It has a large kitchen/dining-room (which used to be a stable!) opening onto a dining terrace with a vine-covered pergola. The fully-equipped kitchen has dishwasher, island prep unit/breakfast bar, and a separate laundry room adjoins the kitchen.

On the second floor a comfortable lounge opens onto a covered loggia, perfect for before-dinner drinks or shaded reading, with miles and miles of beautiful hills and valleys open to your view. Also on this floor is one double en-suite bedroom, opening onto a large terrace - perfect to greet the morning sun with your first cappuccino! Another double bedroom with bathroom, plus a small lounge with a quality sofa-bed, are also on this floor. A spiral staircase leads up to a large third floor bedroom with half-bath, four single beds and a Juliet balcony.

On the property there is a swimming pool, BBQ, 15 acres of woodland and olive terraces, and the best fig-tree in Umbria! The property has a private drive, electric gates and ample parking. It is a short 5-minute drive to a local riverside bar/restaurant, and twenty minutes to the local town, for farmer's markets and supermarkets, restaurants and cafés. Your friendly on-site owner is available if needed, unobtrusive if not, in her own small ground-floor apartment, always very happy to make you welcome and comfortable, and to help with any queries you might have. Rental costs vary with season and number of guests, ranging from $1000-$2300 for up to 4 guests, $1350-$2700 for 5+ guests. Please email for your personal quotes.

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Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • limited accessibility
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • pets considered
  • children welcome

Ann Waldman

This advertiser has been with HomeAway.com since 2012
Speaks italian, english

Hello! My name is Ann, I speak English and Italian, and I have owned Colcello since 1988. It is my pleasure to welcome my guests to this beautiful house in Italy.

My Italian neighbors and my very good friends in the lovely valley below Colcello have taught me so much about life in Italy, and how to enjoy its many pleasures.

Colcello is an old house, dating from 1675, and home to many generations of Italian families. Part of the ground floor is my private apartment, so I am easily accessible to help with any information or help you may need, without encroaching on your privacy. It is my great pleasure to welcome guests to my home.

Ann Waldman purchased this villa in 1988

Italy is a popular vacation destination for guests from many parts of the world. The warmth and friendliness of the people, the food, the history, the art, the climate, the traditions, all play a part in making this a wonderfully diverse place. History is all around, in every-day life. This area of Umbria was once occupied by Roman soldiers, and pieces of old Roman roof tiles are sometimes turned up when the olive terraces are plowed. Old Medici palaces in the nearby town are still in use as museums, galleries - and local council offices! There is easy access to many other fascinating places in Umbria and Tuscany, hill-towns and hidden valleys, vineyards and olive groves, castles and cathedrals, and always the beauty of the landscape and the clear light.

To live my daily life in this ancient home, in a magnificent landscape brimming with history, is a privilege and a pleasure for me, even more so when I can share it with guests and friends.

*stunning views over hills and valleys, rivers and mountains

*full of character and history

*spacious, comfortable accommodation

*swimming pool

*well equipped kitchen

*interesting things nearby to do and see

*beautiful surroundings for relaxation

*a country retreat near a pretty little town

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights
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Colcello ('Colle Cielo' - 'The Hill In The Sky.')
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Citta di Castello Citta di Castello
5

WONDERFUL

  • 5 of 5
Colcello is wonderful. Perched on the mountain with breath taking views, very comfortable, well equipped and pleasant. We, 5 adults and 1 four year old child, had a great vacation. We enjoyed the pool, the grounds and the immediate vicinity. We took half day trips to many of the amazing sights in Umbria and Tuscany. The owner was there to advise and help and even did food shopping for our first breakfast. We hope to spend more vacations at Colcello.
  • Submitted: Jul 9, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
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Citta di Castello Citta di Castello
Peak District
5

ITALY LOVERS FROM RAINY DERBYSHIRE !!

  • 5 of 5
We have been to Colcello on a number of occasions, and during a variety of seasons. Each time we visit it is like coming home, so different in climate, environment and culture from the Peak District yet as friendly and welcoming as a derbyshire village. Colcello did not meet our expectations but exceeded them,a beautiful building, clean,well equipped welcoming and friendly. An ideal centre for art buff's (me), culture vultures and those seeking just good food and relaxation. I would personally recommend visits to Perugia (more manageable than Florence) Citerna and Urbino a Visit to Sienna, Assissi and Rome are also possible day trips. Personally though my favourite is a visit to Caprasi. I am not sure about many of the spellings but the visits are second to non
  • Submitted: Jan 13, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
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Citta di Castello Citta di Castello
Felton, Santa Cruz County
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A GORGEOUS "HILL IN THE SKY"

A Gorgeous "Hill in the Sky"
  • 5 of 5
Fall was a fabulous time to be at Colcello. We picked loads of figs from the enormous old tree and plucked grapes from the arbor for dessert as we dined on the terrace with sweeping views of the valley. The house was well equipped and most comfortable, and the owner was charming, friendly, and a source of great information about the area. We would definitely recommend a stay here for a rural Italian experience close to lots of wonderful medieval cities.
  • Submitted: Oct 11, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
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UMBRIAN IDYLLIC CHOICE

  • 5 of 5
This property is the ultimate get away.After a few days there the layers of stress just peel away.The view from the front of the house defies belief …you really do feel that you are "On top of the world!".At night the lack of light pollution gives you an incredible view of the night sky and ample opportunity to see shooting stars. The house itself is spotlessly clean and full of rustic charm.The swimming pool also offers complete privacy and spectacular views.When we went it was fun to go and pick figs for breakfast whilst overlooking the heavily laden olive trees. The owner is so friendly and so helpful when needed.Florence is an easy trip away and the owner also gave such useful advice to enable us to visit pretty hill towns locally as well as really interesting trips to places like Arezzo,Urbino,Gubbio,Orvieto,and circular tours around Lake Maggiaro. We were also lucky enough to receive cookery lessons whilst we were there also arranged by the owner. We really thought that this property was great and could heartily recommend it.
  • Submitted: Sep 29, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
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PARADISE

  • 5 of 5
We stayed for two weeks,and they were two of the best weeks of our lives.
We looked out across the olive terraces as we swam in the pool. We walked in the shade of the forested area, and in the garden. We sat on the terrace in the evenings staring out at the views.
The local town had everything we needed, and a large market in the historical centre.The bar/restaurant just down the road by the river was really Italian.
Florence is only about an hours train ride away, after an approx. 25 minute drive to Arezzo. It was an easy day trip.
The house is large and comfortable with all the facilities we could ever ask for. The owner was great but respected our privacy.
We will definitely be back !
  • Submitted: Aug 28, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
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Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Map

Teatro Metastasio
Nearest Airport
100 Kilometres
Florence (also Rome, Perugia, Bologna, Ancona)
Nearest Ferry
70 Kilometres
Lago Trasimeno island ferries
Nearest Train
40 Kilometres
Città di Castello(local 5Km) or Arezzo(main line)
Nearest Motorway
40 Kilometres
E45 (local 5Km) or A1 Florence-Rome.
Nearest Beach
70 Kilometres
Passignano, at Lago Trasimeno, near Perugia.
Nearest Barpub
5 Kilometres
Bar Sasso:outdoor amenities, swimming, meals,ices.
Nearest Golf
25 Kilometres
Lerchi
Nearest Restaurant
10 Kilometres
Città di Castello
Car: necessary

Città di Castello is a small, very ancient walled town on the banks of the Upper River Tiber. Cafès and restaurants enliven little streets and the central piazza. Visitors enjoy the evening after-dinner passegiata - the traditional socializing stroll around the town. Live music in the piazza are events on summer evenings, and a weekly farmers' market is a busy social occasion. A smaller antiques market is held most week-ends.

A recreation center & indoor/outdoor swimming pools is on the outskirts of the town. Tennis, thermal spa, health and beauty treatments, restaurants, are also available nearby in the spacious grounds of a resort hotel.

Colcello's location provides easy access to both Tuscany and Umbria, and the many famous and picturesque hill-towns of both regions. It is an easy drive to Arezzo, on the main rail-line between Florence and Rome, making it possible to enjoy a car-free visit to both those historic cities. Arezzo itself is an ancient and cosmopolitan city, famous for its gold jewelry, its monthly international antiques street fair, and renowned frescoes in the Church of San Francesco.

A pleasant 'day on the beach' is at the easily accessible Passignano, on the north shore of Lago Trasimeno, west of Perugia. Ferries cross the lake to little islands, and to Castiglione del Lago, a ruined castle on a promontory south-west of Passignano. Further south-west is Chiusi Scalo, with a national Etruscan museum and a chance to visit frescoed Etruscan tombs. Your route to Assisi passes the cathedral of Santa Maria deli Angeli, which houses the restored original church built by St Francis of Assis, a tiny gem, a shrine for pilgrims, and a complete contrast to the magnificence of the huge cathedral itself.

In the mountains north of Città di Castello is La Verna, a beautiful working monastery where Francis and his followers would go in retreat. You can see the slab of rock which was his bed, and the chapel marking the spot where he received the stigmata on his hands. Modern pilgrims now hike his ancient route between Assisi and La Verna, passes right by Colcello.

Near La Verna is Caprese Michelangelo, the birthplace of Michelangelo. You can visit the room in which he was born, and the tiny chapel of his baptism.

After sight-seeing, and there is much to see, Colcello offers a beautiful and welcoming place to relax, swim in the pool, read, eat and drink, maybe go to town for a cocktail and dinner. Enjoy strolling the olive groves, find an easy chair under the pergola to sip your wine, watch the sunsets, gather to eat and laugh and talk under the stars, soak up the peace and tranquillity. Benvenuti! Welcome to you!

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Citta di Castello Villa Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
July
Jun 29 2014 - Jul 26 2014
7 night minimum stay
$2,000
 
 
August
Jul 27 2014 - Aug 30 2014
7 night minimum stay
$2,300
 
 
September
Aug 31 2014 - Sep 27 2014
7 night minimum stay
$1,630
 

Additional information about rental rates

Notes Rates vary throughout the summer. Please contact Owner (Ann Waldman) at waldman@onemain.com for a personal quote for your dates. Prices are for 2-4 guests. Please contact owner for more than four guests.

Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Citta di Castello Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Rural
Theme:
  • Family
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Budget
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Telephone
  • Linens Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Towels Provided
  • Iron & Board
  • Hair Dryer
  • Parking ...
  • Internet ...
  • Heating ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Fireplace ...
Kitchen:
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Oven ...
  • Toaster
  • Dishwasher
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • Dining ...
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , bidet , En-suite.
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Adjacent to bedrooms 2 & 3.
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , Adjoining Bedroom 4
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , En-suite including bath, French doors to large terrace.
    Bedroom 3 - 1 sleep sofa /futon , High-quality double sofa-bed, adjacent bathroom.
    Bedroom 4 - 4 twin/ single , Half-bath. Good-quality beds can be made up as doubles.
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , adjacent bathroom.
Entertainment:
  • Music Library ...
  • Games ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • Satellite / Cable
  • CD Player
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Deck / Patio
Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • limited accessibility ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Attractions:
  • library
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • health/beauty spa
  • cinemas
  • live theater
  • museums
  • winery tours
  • churches
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • walking
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
  • antiquing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • freshwater fishing
  • tennis
  • swimming
  • mountain biking
  • hiking
Notes:
Mid-week linen-change/house-cleaning available if required (small additional charge for this service). If available, a local chef will give lessons and/or cook for guests at Colcello.
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