heated pool, SPA +, 10 + 4 beds, furnishings and luxury finishes
Franco & Aukse ( owners)
- english, italian
Check-in: 5:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
Max guests:14 (sleeps up to 14 adults)
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
A Wonderful Escape
A wonderful escape, especially after 5 activity filled days and nights in a hot and crowded Rome. The property is beautiful, with lovely gardens, perfect sunsets and, yes, we had donkeys, sheep and deer for neighbors.
The house is spacious and comfortable, uniquely furnished with works by Orvieto Craftsmen and murals featuring the gardens and the donkeys. We were 11, ranging in age from 4 to 78 and took full advantage of the amazing pool complex, including hot tub, sauna and misting showers.
Umbria is fascinating with its ancient hill towns and there is plenty to do for those who want to explore, but we treasured our time at the villa and the chance to relax in such a magical place. On two nights, we did take advantage of the cooking service and had delicious meals. Highly recommended.
The owners, Franco and Aukse, who created Villa della Favole were gracious, responsive to every question and wanted us to enjoy the place they had put so much care into making.
Dear John and family, thank you for your words.
We are really happy that you found yourself well, your appreciations repay us for the hard work involved in creating the work with attention to detail in every corner.
We hope to have you again as our guests for your future vacations
Franco & Aukse
A little bit of Italian heaven
We stayed as a party of 10 adults and two toddlers in mid-June.
From the first day to the last everything was wonderful.
The owners are really friendly and keen to help wherever they can.
The villa is beautiful just as you see in the pictures. We had the room at the top of the house with the hot tub and amazing views over the Umbrian countryside.
The pools were just right and great that they were shielded from direct sun.
We used the tropical shower and steam room in the evenings.
The kitchen was well equipped with everything you would need even some Italian coffee.
The terrace for eating on at the back was lovely at night with candles and fairy lights adding to the atmosphere.
The garden with all the different seating areas was beautifully arranged with lots of different seating areas for a large group to spread out.
The owners told us that the nearby town of Guardea would sell everything we could need. This was so true. The staff in the supermarket were extremely helpful even grating cheese and helping us to choose ingredients.
We got a few scratches on our hire car so tried the hardware store in Guardea, despite a lack of Italian on our part the lady was so helpful and sold us just the right polish to remove the scratches. She even rang her son for advice.
The two things that were my holiday highlights were;
Seeing fireflies for the first time in my life and the beautiful donkeys. The donkeys were so affectionate and gentle. We would feed them morning and evening. Just call out and they come trotting across the field towards you.
My son has left a much more in-depth review on Tripadvisor.
We all loved every moment of the holiday.
Dear Anna, family and friends, we are really happy that your stay was very welcome.
Your words gratify us and encourage us to always do the maximum for our guests.
An infinite thanks to all of you
We hope to have you again as our guests for your future vacations
A big greeting from the heart
Franco & Aukse
An Amazing Not To Be Missed Property--You Must Go...A Wonderful Memory for Your Whole Family
Our family has been doing trips for years and This IS THE BEST...we now have 4 grandkids (2-12) and 13 adults and EVERYONE loved it..something for all ages...plenty of wonderful rooms, an amazing one of a kind swimming pool that defies description it is so unique..All kids and adults were in it all the time, night and day !!!Easy to travel to other hill towns, Orvieto,fantastic food (of course, it's Italy!!), friendly people,and so relaxing...from this Unique hill top house you get the most beautiful and relaxing views of the farmland in the valley as well as far away hills...we ALL came away rejuvenated, refreshed, and wanting to go back...for travel--A1 is close so easy to travel to Florence or Rome, points in between and afar, and great train service...the ones were respectful and were there if we needed them and not when we didn't...Franco and Aukse designed and spent 7 loving years building this unique home and the interior design has something for the eye Everywhere you look...A GREAT VACATION AND RELAXING HOUSE!! YOU MUST GO !!!
The most wonderful Villa we visited in Italy
During September 2017, we visited the Villa with a group of 14. The Villa was large enough to accommodate all of us and still provide privet time. The location is isolate enough not far from Guardea centre (small lovely village). The property itself is very large with many things to do there – even when just to find spot to relax. We also recommend to use the cocking service inside the house (ask the owner). The heated swimming pool and spa area is amazing build in smart way that the weather don’t tamper when you would like to stay there. And last but not least Franco and Aukse will take care for your stay – thank you both for making our Vacation.
Even more beautiful that it looks!
We stayed at this beautiful and charming property for 12 wonderful days. It is ideally located between Rome and Florence, close to Orvieto and surrounded by a number of interesting, smaller towns and villages. The most wonderful memories of our trip were created in this lovely home, in the magical pool and spa surrounded by the gorgeous grounds and views of Umbria! The owners were very generous with information and recommendations which we used and enjoyed. I would highly recommend this property!
This villa is absolutely stunning, instantly relaxing, breath taking views and great owners.
We stayed here for a week in August 2016. The villa is absolutely stunning, so comfortable, spacious and beautiful. We instantly felt at home. The bedrooms are decorating with real style, the beds are incredibly comfortable and the fabulous air conditioning means that you remain at the perfect temperature. The kitchen and dinning area are really well equipped and you want for nothing. The lounge is so relaxing and complete with a sound system that you can plug your music player into and decide if you want your music to be heard in the lounge, garden or pool ....or indeed all three.
The pool and spa area are wonderful. The steam room is brilliant along with the herbal shower and the pool and hot tub are beautiful and because they are inside there is never a moment that you can't use the pool. The doors around the pool open up so you get the impression of being outside even though technically you're not.
Now onto the most amazing part of this villa .....the setting. The gardens are so well maintained it makes the perfect setting for al fresco dinning , and then there's the view.....and boy what a wonderful view! I just sat there for ages taking everything in, mountains, a distant volcano, lakes, gorgeous houses it is simply priceless.
The nearest village Guardea is gorgeous and has everything you could possibly need, I enjoyed going around all the little food shops.
The openers are always winderful so helpful and kind.
As you can tell we loved this place, so much so that I will definitely be going back.
The perfect setting for the perfect family holiday and a wonderful place to make new memories
LOVE, LOVE, LOVE!
In the territory you can visit naturalistic areas such as the WWF Oasis of Alviano, the river park of the Tiber and cities of art like Orvieto 18 km, Todi 30 km, Amelia 18 km, Assisi 80 km, Rome 100 km
About The Experience
Old world style meets the rustic charm of Umbria in this spacious, private villa, ideal for a large group of family or friends. Enter this house through a wooden gate and you'll feel as if you're entering your own safari adventure. In fact, this Italian villa sits in an expansive park with donkeys, deer, and goats! Nestled within a beautiful Umbrian valley near the Tiber River, this location is ideal for walking and is great for exploring Orvieto. Alternatively, relax in your private salt water swimming pool, located indoors and with a waterfall!
The village of Guardea is situated two kilometers from the villa. Here are all the Necessary shops for shopping: a supermarket, grocer, butcher, and market. There are several restaurants in the vicinity using the freshest meats, olive oils, and wine from the local region. One of Italy's most beautiful hill towns, Orvieto, is less than twenty minutes away. Perched on top of a large volcanic rock formation with sheer vertical cliffs, Orvieto yields some of the best views in Europe. The town has many shops, cafes, and restaurants. The famous Gothic cathedral 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 villages many underground caves. Be sure to purchase a bottle of Orvieto Classico wine's famous! Orvieto's position on the main north-south highway and rail network makes it a perfect jumping-off point for day trips to many popular tourist venues in central Italy, including the ability to take fast trains to Both Rome and Florence.
Nearby Attractions: A perfectly preserved historic town, Todi has a world-wide reputation for its beauty and cultural events. The city's center square is ideal for dining outdoors or for sipping cocktails as you take in the surroundings. Todi holds many impressive architectural sights, such as the Palazzo del Popolo, one of the first indoor public spaces in Italy, Which Was built in the 1200s. The city Also has made recent headlines for recent garnering acclaim for its livability, sustainability, and ability to successfully reinvent itself over time.
Florence: 160 km / 99 mi
Rome: 110 km / 68 mi
Assisi: 70 km / 43 mi
Todi: 26 km / 16 mi
Civita di Bagnoregio: 20 km / 12 mi
Amelia: 18 km / 11 mi
Orvieto (train station): 18 km / 11 mi
Bomarzo (Monsters of Bomarzo): 13 km / 8 mi
Guardea: 2 km / 1. 2 mi
(10 hectares / 25 acres) Made of local stone, this 100 year old Umbrian villa was completely rebuilt and renovated just two years ago. Lovingly adorned with wood carvings, from the donkey on the wooden gate, to the myriad of animal carvings Within the villa, this villa is unique. It is located within at large park of about 25 acres, in a panoramic position overlooking the River Tiber and the Alviano Oasis. The surrounding park is covered in trees, plants, flowers, and has many resident deer, goats, and donkeys. A landscaped garden around the house has multiple areas for lounging and dining al fresco. The villa's swimming pool and spa services are located indoors, but with sliding doors That open fully to the outside. The facilities include a heated (upon prior request), salt water swimming pool, a heated Hydromassage Jacuzzi spa tub, a spa with Turkish bath and a tropical shower, and a bathroom.
(500 m2 / 5,382 ft2)
Ground Floor: Enter the villa Throughout adorned with wood carvings, to see an impressive stone arch separating the living and dining area. The living room is furnished with colorful sofas and has a guest bathroom with a sink and toilet. It opens to the dining room, through Which the villa's pool and spa are accessed, Which is framed by natural stone, wood-beamed ceilings, painted and panoramic views! There is an additional large lounge room with a sofa bed (160 cm) for two and a separate bathroom as well as another entrance to the pool and spa. The villa's kitchen is well equipped with an oven, microwave, toaster, electric tea kettle, American coffee maker, Italian coffee maker and espresso machine. Four bedrooms, each with en suite bathrooms with showers, are on the ground floor. The first, Haddock, has a large queen size bed (170 cm) and one narrow bed (80 cm, most suitable for young people) in the loft. The second, Gallo, has a queen size bed (160 cm) and a decorative loft. The third bedroom, Goat, is the Children's blue and yellow room. It has two narrow single beds (80 cm; most suitable for young people); one on the main floor of the bedroom and the second in the bedroom's loft. The fourth bedroom, Cat, has a queen size bed (160 cm) and a decorative loft. To the