Norma Williams

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Bedrooms 7
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights
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Private pool 5 mins stroll - Giro D'Italia Road to Spoleto - 7 miles, Stunning !

Why not stay atop a private mountain in a self catering, traditional, Umbrian cottage with a private 120 sq mt pool, a few minutes walk away, at our Villa Marianna? The pool, although private, is open to all our guests. However, to date, the pool is often quiet and sometimes empty, many of our guests preferring to visit museums, galleries and churches than to frolic in a pool !

Just 20 min to central Spoleto, a drive through the most heavenly scenery, leaving the tiny fairy-tale city sprawled below, fringed by mountains with olive groves, vineyards, monasteries, churches and ancient ruins scattered all about?

Picture being above the clouds immersed in deep blue skies, mountains above and below, rolling pastures all around, the most stunning walks that go on for ever and .....silence, except for bird-song? If you are seeking peace and tranquility, this place is for you !

Spectacular locations are easy to find in Umbria. But, this is the best ! Film-makers flock here for inspiration. And, unlike other mountain properties, Vista Del Mondo is at the end of a private lane, where our guests’ cars are the only cars on the road for miles. And, no struggling on stony roads strewn with boulders, in constant fear of a puncture !

HISTORY OF VISTA DEL MONDO : COUNTRY HOUSE: Vista Del Mondo was a hermitage, used by St Francis as a mid stopping point, on his regular journey between Grecchio and Assisi. Years ago, when the hermitage was a ruin, I would walk here, to the top of the world. I would wander around the hermitage, caress its worn bricks, beams and old wooden doors and marvel at its beauty, its location and its history. I had no idea that in several years’ time, I would be partners with the owner of the mountain, a humble person, a famous builder, who has restored half of Spoleto and beyond, a deeply religious man, who performs his work as an act of homage to God and for whom money is not the goal. He set about restoring the hermitage to its former 'glory'. I use the word 'glory' advisedly. As Silvano is always reminding me, the pilgrims did not have lavish tastes. This house is a testament to a purity that combines splendour with simplicity. Nature provides the wonder. A holy stone, placed at the gates commemorates the richness of its history.

PEACE, PURE PEACE !: Situated at the highest point of this pilgrimage, Vista Del Mondo stands proud, surveying the Appenines, iridescent with snow in the winters, fertile with lush green and purple pastures in the summer. On the other side, the world tumbles away, towards Assisi, taking olive groves, vineyards, monasteries and a myriad of hill-top mediaeval towns in the sweep of a gaze. Stand still. The soft breeze tickles your skin. Hear birds singing and bells tinkling. Watch our flocks of sheep, goats, cows and horses roam freely in the nearby fields, all private land belonging to Vista Del Mondo and our other 2 villas on the mountain. Experience profound peace. At a distance, there are other home-steads and farms dotted around, leading down to Bazzano Inferiore, some private owners, others, tenant farmers. But, essentially, the mountain is yours ! Even if you are part of a large and noisy party, the peace, spirituality and beauty of this awesome place will not fail to embrace you.

EASY ACCESS TO THE WHOLE OF UMBRIA: Situated is the middle of Italy, in the Appenines, 20 mins to Spoleto, 90 mins to Rome, 45 mins to Asissi and Perugia, 2 hrs 30 mins to Florence (depending on traffic), 3 hrs 30 mins to Naples (also depending on traffic), the Amalfi coast and Pompei. Castellucio, the famous Gran Piano (with fantastic natural flower displays across this gigantic plain around about Easter) is 1.45 mins away. On the way to Castellucio is Norcia, which is worth a visit and where most of our white truffle is to be found (our area is abundant with black truffle all the year round - consequently, it's cheap to dine out on truffle, one of my favourite dishes, at around 10 euros for a bowl of ciriole al tartufo !). However, all around you, within a 60 min drive, are an abundance of small towns eg Todi and Spello which are all equally beautiful and fascinating.

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Details for Vista Del Mondo:Country House 7 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14, 4 Bathrooms

Vista Del Mondo-Country House, a large, beautifully restored hermitage, on top of a private mountain, is 7 miles from central Spoleto and 0.5 miles from the famous Giro D'Italia cycle race route, set in splendid grounds that give way to panoramic mountain and valley views all around. Snaking past the side of the house is the oldest pilgrim trail in Umbria that, in one direction leads to Rieti and Grecchio, and, in the other leads to Assisi. In the recent past, the house was blessed by the Bishop of Spoleto and a stone erected at the gate-post to mark the historic significance of this house and its location. The ceremony was attended by the Mayor of Spoleto, who wishes to include Vista Del Mondo and its surrounding pilgrim paths as part of Umbria's heritage trails. The whole area surrounding Vista Del Mondo is peppered with pilgrim trails and is perfect for those who love to walk in beauty. Posta Del Sole + Villa Marianna, both with private pools and both ours, are your only neighbours.
  • Events Allowed
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • non smoking only
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • children welcome

Umbria Holiday Rentals

Norma Williams

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We were retired ! We 'fell' into our holiday rental business by accident. It started as a hobby after someone pleaded with us to rent them our house in San Mamiliano, while we were away.

We now have 2 major partners and between us, we offer about 40 very diverse villas, apartments and pool properties, both in central Spoleto and close by. Please see them all on my personal website, the address of which you will find at the bottom of the HomeAway page of this property.

However, we still do not regard ourselves as 'proper business people' because we care far more about contributing to making our guests' holidays fantastic than we do about making money.

We hope you stay with us !

Norma Williams purchased this villa in 2005
Bedrooms 7
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights
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Vista Del Mondo-Country House, Spoleto Centre-20 mins/Rome-80 mins
average rating of 5.0 based on 3 reviews
Vista Del Mondo-Country House, Spoleto Centre-20 mins/Rome-80 mins
+39 0743 498 38
Spoleto Spoleto area

The Perfect Place

  • 5 of 5
We stayed in the whole property so had plenty of room for two newly married couples, one bachelor and us, the parents. Seven in all. The views are absolutely perfect! The swimming pool was used every day and is an easy stroll away. The furnishings are simple but the beds are so comfortable I could have brought mine home! The house was spotless and everything worked - oven, washing machines etc. The garden furniture was plentiful and used daily. Four tables with parasols up made the place look like a restaurant - one day a family stopped for lunch! We had so much outdoor space and such beautiful scenery that it was quite an effort to go and visit the historic towns all around us. However, the Piano Grande is a must and Perugia and lovely Assissi are only a late afternnoon's visit away. We sampled coffee and ice cream everywhere but often came "home" for our evening meal. It was fun to cook together and have time to eat and talk under the bright, Umbrian stars. Spoleto itself is delightful. This was my third visit and each time it is harder to leave. Norma and Laurie take excellent care of their guests, appreciating that a holiday is planned and long anticipated and much needed. Can't wait to go back!
  • Submitted: Aug 27, 2008
  • Stayed: Jul 2008
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Vista Del Mondo-Country House, Spoleto Centre-20 mins/Rome-80 mins
+39 0743 498 38
Spoleto Spoleto area
Wuppertal, NRW, Deutschland

Hier fehlte es uns an nichts!

  • 5 of 5
Sicher, es war schon ein etwas merkwürdiges Gefühl, als wir vom Vermieter keine Adresse der Ferienunterkunft bekamen, sondern uns der Parkplatz eines im Ort ansässigen Supermarktes als Treffpunkt genannt wurde (schließlich ist ja heutzutage kaum mehr jemand ohne Navigationsgerät unterwegs...). Laurie begrüßte uns sehr herzlich und wir folgten seinem Wagen- Kilometer um Kilometer weiter bergauf, weiter weg von der Hektik des Alltags. Nach jeder Kurve fragte ich mich, wann wir wohl endlich zu einer Abzweigung, die uns zum Haus führen würde, gelangten. Endlich verließen wir die geteerte Straße und fuhren einen Schotterweg hinauf. Und da lag es vor uns- eine wirklich traumhafte Ferienunterkunft- inmitten von nichts als von Wiesen und Wäldern. (Keines unserer Navi's hätte übrigens den Weg gefunden)!
Laurie zeigte uns die Wohnungen (wir hatten das gesamte Haus für 7 Erwachsene und 1 Kind gemietet) und übergab uns die Schlüssel. Erst, nachdem wir unsere Zufriedenheit über die Unterkunft geäußert hatten, verlies er uns, um andere Gäste zu treffen. Aufgrund der Eile, verabredete er sich für den nächsten Tag mit uns, um uns dann in aller Ruhe und Ausführlichkeit mit dem Haus und der Umgebung bekannt zu machen. Mittlerweile hatten wir uns schon etwas eingelebt und festgestellt, dass es in keiner der Wohnungen an irgendetwas fehlte! Keiner von uns hatte je zuvor eine so gut ausgestattete Ferienwohnung kennengelernt. Und Laurie war zudem stets bemüht alle unsere Wünsche zu erfüllen und hat sich wirklich rührend um uns gekümmert. Sicher war es für uns besonders schön, dass wir das komplette Haus gemietet hatten- es würde aber sicher auch nicht stören, wenn man das Haus zur gleichen Zeit zusammen mit Fremden mieten würde.
Wer also auf der Suche nach einer komplett ausgestatteten, sehr sauberen Wohnung in herrlich ruhiger Umgebung inmitten traumhafter Natur ist und in Kauf nimmt, dass der nächste Bäcker nicht zu Fuß zu erreichen ist, ist hier wirklich supergut aufgehoben!
Unsere Gruppe wird - nach Aussage von Laurie- als erste Motorradclique in die Analen des Hauses eingehen und seinen Nachmietern eine Feuerstelle für wunderbare Lagerfeuerromantik unter'm Sternenhimmel und unsere besten Empfehlungen für dieses mit Leidenschaft und Liebe für's Detail ausgestattete Ferienhaus hinterlassen!
Laurie & Norma, we loved to stay at this amazing place! Best regards
Bettina and friends
  • Submitted: Aug 30, 2009
  • Stayed: Jul 2009
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: This is a brilliant review so I thought I would translate it into English:

"No stone left unturned!

It was strange that the landlord gave us no address of the vacation lodging, but rather the parking lot of a supermarket as a meeting place (an address identified via Sat Nav). Laurie welcomed us very sincerely and we followed him in his car, kilometer after kilometer, further uphill, further away from the hectic pace of the everyday life. After every curve, I asked myself when would we arrive at the lane that would lead us to the house. Finally we left the main road and went along a dirt track. And there it lay before us, a really dreamlike stone farm-house, surrounded by nothing but meadows and forests. (Sat Nav could NEVER have found it)! Laurie showed us around (we had rented the entire house for 7 adults and 1 child) and delivered the keys to us. First, after we had expressed our delight over the lodging, Laurie had to leave us to greet guests elsewhere. And, to avoid hurrying with us, he arranged an appointment for the next day with us in order to explain everything about the house and its environment calmly and comprehensively. In this period, we settled in and checked that we had everything! None of us had ever seen such a well-equipped holiday house ever before. And Laurie continued to satisfy our slightest whims – nothing was ever too much trouble. We were so impressed by his care and attention to every detail. Certainly, it was particularly beautiful to have the whole house to ourselves than to have had strangers next door to us. So, if you desire a completely equipped, very clean dwelling in lovely quiet environment in the middle of dreamlike nature and understand that the nearest baker cannot be reached on foot, then, this is the place for you! Laurie told us that we were the 1st motorcycle group that had ever stayed here and that we should leave the outside stone open-fire that we had built to enjoy romantic evenings under the stars for the next guests to also enjoy. This is a vacation house equipped with passion and love in its detail! We and all our friends loved staying in this amazing place! "

Vista Del Mondo with pool is divided into 2, each side totally independent, with its own staircase and entrance. However, while there are acres of garden and you are on your own private mountain, some guests enjoy the ultimate luxury of having it all to themselves. Naturally, we offer a discounted rate to rent the whole house.
Vista Del Mondo-Country House, Spoleto Centre-20 mins/Rome-80 mins
+39 0743 498 38
Spoleto Spoleto area

Ausserordentich schön, exceptionelly

  • 5 of 5
Ausserordentlicher Ort, das Haus liegt auf einem Pass! Wir haben vier Wochen mit kleinen Kindern,Teenager und Großeltern in dem Haus verbracht. Einrichtung, Restaurierung und Gestaltung des Geländes zeugen von hervorragendem Geschmack. Nichts ist zuviel, aber alles schön. Das Freizeitangebot ist unendlich, wir sind viel gewandert: vom Haus aus, in den Bergen der Umgebung und den Sibellini. Die Städchen im Tal und der Valnerina sind großartig. Die Kinder haben natürlich den Pool sehr genossen. Am Pool haben wir immer nette Menschen getroffen, manchmal war er auch ganz leer. Die unproblematische Nutzung des Internets im Bereich der Villa Marianna war auch sehr hilfreich. Norma und Laurie betreuen den Feriengast sehr souverän und extrem freundlich. Vielen Dank! Wir möchten unbedingt wiederkommen.
  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Translated from

"Exceptionally nice"

Extraordinary location, the house is situated on a pass! We spent four weeks with young children, teenagers and grandparents in the house. Establishment, restoration and design of the site show excellent taste. Nothing is too much, but all beautiful. The leisure offer is infinite, we walked a lot: from the house, the surrounding mountains and the Sibellini. The little town in the valley and the Valnerina are great. Of course the children really enjoyed the pool. At the pool we have always met nice people, sometimes it was quite empty. The WiFi at Villa Marianna was also very helpful. Norma and Laurie serve holiday guests very confident and extremely friendly. Thank you! We would absolutely come back.
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Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Rome, Perugia, Ancona
Nearest Train
7 Miles
Nearest Motorway
20 Miles
Nearest Beach
70 Miles
San Benedetto Del Tronto
Car: necessary

Vista Del Mondo is above a small village, Bazzano Superiore, one of the most sought after villages to live in, outside of Spoleto. Paradoxically, however, although Vista Del Mondo is higher than Bazzano Superiore, it is quicker to get everywhere from Vista Del Mondo, simply because of the good, private lane that comes almost to your front door.

This lane joins the road that leads directly to all the Umbrian “hot-spots”. You can be driving on the Valnerina within 20 minutes, from where you can easily go to Norcia and the Gran Piano or to the Adriatic, passing a myriad of hill-top towns on the way. Or, in the opposite direction, you can be in central Spoleto in 20 minutes. Whichever way you choose to go, Assisi, Perugia, Orvieto, Trevi, Foligno…. are all well within a 45 minutes drive. And, the territory that you pass through is mind-blowing beautiful. The Umbrian countryside is what dreams are made of. And, Rome is just over an hour by train.

Other Activities: wine-tasting, olive-oil tasting, truffle trails, museums, churches, galleries, go-carting, white-water rafting...

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Availability & Rates

Availability & Rates


Spoleto Villa Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
Per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Rate 6
Aug 22 2014 - Aug 31 2014
7 night minimum stay
Rate 7
Sep 1 2014 - Oct 31 2014
7 night minimum stay
Rate 1
Dec 23 2014 - Jan 2 2015
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Notes For the exclusive use of ONLY our guests, a large private pool, (May 1 to Oct 31), at our Villa Marianna, with restaurant, 5 mins walk, is included in the rental rate of this apartment.
10% off the 2nd averagely rated week of a 2 week booking/30% off the 3rd averagely rated week of a 3 week booking/50% off the 4th averagely rated week of a 4 week booking.
Rate is ALL INCLUSIVE + a Welcome Pack.

Cancellation Policy

Policy available by contacting manager when booking.
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Spoleto Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa (detached)
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 300 m²
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Rural
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Internet ...
  • Living Room
  • Washing Machine
  • Fireplace
  • Parking
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Towels Provided
  • Activities Guide
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Shampoo
  • Basic Soaps
  • Toilet Paper
  • Sunbed
  • Iron & Board
  • Mobile Phone
  • Parking Off Street
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Pantry Items
  • Kitchen
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Grill
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Refrigerator
  • Freezer
  • Stove
  • Oven
  • Microwave
  • Dining Area
  • Child's Highchair
  • seating for 14 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , bidet
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , bidet
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , bidet
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower , bidet
  • All 4 bathrooms consist of a shower unit, bidet and WC - no tubs.
  • 7 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , 1 twin/ single
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , 1 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king , 1 twin/ single , 1 baby crib , cot by request, no extra charge
    Bedroom 4 - 1 king , 1 twin/ single , 1 baby crib , cot by request, no extra charge
    Bedroom 5 - 2 twin/ single , 1 baby crib , cot by request, no extra charge
    Bedroom 6 - 2 twin/ single , 1 baby crib , cot by request, no extra charge
    Bedroom 7 - 2 twin/ single , 1 baby crib , cot by request, no extra charge
  • There are 7 double/triple bedrooms, if you wish the sitting room to be converted into an extra bedroom. There is a separate dining room. There are 6 conventional double/triple bedroom.
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Music Library
  • Video Library
  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • Stereo
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Terrace
  • Barbecue
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Deck / Patio
  • Tennis ...
  • Golf ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • 14 garden chairs
  • 14 beach chairs
  • Events Allowed
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • non smoking only
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • children welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Chauffeur
  • Car Available
  • Private Chef
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • museums
  • pond
  • water parks
  • arboretum
  • live theater
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • walking
  • horseback riding
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • outlet shopping
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • medical services
  • massage therapist
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • freshwater fishing
  • fly fishing
  • hiking
  • golf
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • mountain climbing
  • whitewater rafting
There is a private pool (120 sq mts) at Villa Marianna, another of our properties, 0.25 miles away,, to which the guests of Vista Del Mondo have full-time access. The pool is often quiet and sometimes empty. Next to the pool is a very large sandy area for the use of children with swings and climbing frames etc. Please note that there is a toilet next to the pool.
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