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Villa ' Pian del Rocchio ' - Beautiful Country House in a lush Umbria plateau

Bedrooms 5
Half Baths1
Space 5,381 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

5 BR, 5 BA, Sleeps 10

In Umbria, the green heart of Italy, there is a place that speaks to you with tranquility and peace. A place where you are embraced by nature and history. Where you realize that above else, being on vacation means getting closer to yourself.

Villa Pian del Rocchio is a place designed to accommodate the interest of the people staying there, to respect their inclinations and their wish to stay where they feel truly at ease.

- Villa Pian del Rocchio has a geometry architecturally defined as 'spontaneous' - typical of the old country homes shaped over the years by adding on new living spaces to satisfy the changing needs of the large farming households that lived there.

- The Villa is in five blocks: three central ones (the Tower, the Hearth, the Kitchen) and two side ones (the Dining Room and the Veranda). The entire 'daytime' is on the ground floor, and the upper floors, with 5 bedrooms, house the 'night-time area'.

THE GROUND FLOOR: The ground levels have floors in 'cotto fiorentino' - Florentine-style fired brick. The doors and windows are in solid chestnut, with roll-up screens.

- The Villa is furnished with beautiful pieces all restored to perfect condition. Combined with the charming colors of the upholstery and wallpaper, they create a warm, family atmosphere.

- The Sitting room is furnished with comfortable sofas and armchairs, plus a spacious built-in bookshelf that also contains a stereo system and satellite television. The large fireplace gives ambiance character and warmth.

- The Dining room has two large windows, one looking out on the garden and the other on the flowerbed with its specimens of 'antiques roses'. The walnut table seats 10-12 guests. A comfortable, colourful 'Dormeuse' for a relaxing afternoon siesta in the cool shade of the house complete the furnishing.

The Game room has two game tables (backgammon, cards, bridge board games and bidding box are available) as well as a harmoniously old-fashioned regular billiards table.

- The spacious yet cosy hi-tech Kitchen is completely furnished and equipped with a large oven and range, a refrigerator/freezer with ice dispenser, a built-in microwave and dishwasher.

- The large cool and sheltered Veranda, adjacent to the house, has a large, rectangular wrought-iron table easily capable of accommodating 12-14 guests for all outdoor occasions.

- The Parlour area has a 'guest bath' and the ground floor Laundry room is equipped with washer and ironing supplies.

THE FIRST & SECOND FLOOR (Mansarda): The bedrooms all have warm, light oaken parquet floors and beds may be quickly rearranged to suit the Guests' needs.

- Of the four first-floor bedrooms with en suite bathroom, one has a double bed and the other three have twin beds.

- The fifth bedroom with en suite bathroom, on the mansard level, is particularly large with a double bed.

- The bathrooms are all delightfully decorated with precious matching tiles, with large showers and ceramic sinks. The marble-lined bathroom has a whirlpool bath.

- All the bedrooms have private terraces that look out on two small lakes, one to the north and one to the south of the Villa, and offer a splendid view of the surroundings.

More Details

Gaetano Zappulla
Member since: 2004
Speaks: english, french, italian
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
December 2, 2017


San Venanzo Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 5381 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
Location Type:
  • Lake View
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Maps
  • Mobile Phone
  • PC
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Safe
  • Sunbed
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • fax
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Microwave
  • Mini Refrigerator
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 12 people
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , bidet
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , bidet
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , bidet
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , tub , bidet
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , bidet
    Pool Bathroom - toilet , shower , bidet
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 5 - 1 king
  • Bedrooms, upon request, are arranged as per guest's needs.
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Wood Deck
  • 1 bicycles
  • 16 garden chairs
  • 16 beach chairs
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Jacuzzi
  • Private Pool
  • Spa Whirlpool
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • forests
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • tennis
Covered parking, Billiards, Card-tables, Bridge cards and bidding box, backgammon, Foosball, Tennis table, Ironing supplies


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Villa ' Pian del Rocchio ' - Beautiful Country House in a lush Umbria plateau
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Fantastic villa, beautiful location, lovely hosts

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful villa, with everything you could possibly want, with 5 children between 2 families, bordem was not on the menu. A fab swimming pool, table tennis, billiards table and beautiful gardens what more could you ask for. Clara and Gaetano were wonderful hosts, and even when our flights were cancelled and we arrived early hours of the morning at the wrong airport Gaetano offered to pick us up. And even supplied us with breakfast the next morning. Nothing was too much trouble. People return year after year and I can see why. Would recommend to all my friends and will hopefully return again ourselves. Thank you Clara and Gaetano for a wonderful holiday 👍😀

  • Submitted: Sep 12, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We spent again a great holiday (2 weeks) in Villa Pian del Rocchio which doesn't let you down. Villa is in very good condition, householder is taking very good care of it. Facilities are on the special level with a proper pool and all other activities (billiards, card and board games, table tennis, table soccer etc.), good kitchen and the garden with wonderful view to the valley. We are family with three teenagers and also grandparents joined us this time so the privacy was also appreciated every now and then which was available when enough room and especially private toilets/showers are success.

Location is good: peaceful place in the country side but in ten minutes you are by car in near small city Marsciano were all the basics are available, especially Monday market can be recommended for everybody to visit in Marsciano. There are also nice small villages Collelungo and Rotecastello in walking distance if you doesn't scare a little exercise....we had daily walks enjoying views.

Location is also overall very good for longer daily trips by car, quite central to visit in many interesting places of Umbria like Terni and waterfalls, Perugia, Orvieto, Assisi.

We will remember these weeks forever and the hospitality of family Zappulla...waiting to visit Villa again in future.

Absolutely recommended for everybody!

  • Submitted: Sep 10, 2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful property with fantastic hosts

  • 5 of 5

Absolutely wonderful stay. Villa was superb and Gaetano and Clara were fantastic hosts. Nothing was too much trouble and they even came out to meet us at 1am after our flight was cancelled. Location is beautiful and so peaceful. The villa had everything you could possibly need and the pool is huge. Children loved it and kept them entertained for hours. Gaetano was so helpful, recommending places of interest nearby. Assisi and Orvieto well worth a visit. I will definitely recommend this villa to my friends and family and hopefully will return in the future. Thank you for a fabulous holiday.

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Magnifique villa au coeur de l'Ombrie

  • 5 of 5

Nous avons passé deux très belles semaines dans une villa où tout est d'une qualité et d'une propreté incroyable. Pour les amoureux de nature , c'est l'endroit idéal.

La villa est de tout confort , billard,baby-foot et pour les amateurs de charcuterie Italienne , vous trouverez même une trancheuse professionnelle.

Services irréprochables.

Nous remercions le propriétaire et son épouse(Gaetano et Clara) qui nous ont fait découvrir l'Ombrie et ses environs et avec qui nous avons passé une soirée inoubliable .

Un tout grand merci et à bientôt.

  • Submitted: Sep 9, 2015
  • Stayed: July 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beyond Expectation!!

  • 5 of 5

Our family just completed 4 weeks at Villa Pian Del Rocchio. Our stay, thanks to the accomodations and owners, was incredible. We were a party of up to 9 at times (including two 3 year olds). The villa offers great gathering space both inside and out and is also very accomodating for those times when one wants to be alone for a while. The facilities and amenities were in perfect condition having been impeccably maintained. As described, the views from the Villa and grounds were breathtaking. We really enjoyed the flower gardens, fruit trees and vegetable garden on the property. The outside space and pool provided constant entertainment possibilities or wonderful relaxing areas depending on your need at a particular moment. As far as the owners, Gaetano and Clara, I can't say enough. From our landing at Rome airport to our depature 4 weeks later, Gaetano and Clara were extremely helpful, informative and available as needed. We honestly felt that we were treated like family. They were an encyclopedia of information and recommendations for all thing Umbria. Their advice was always right on as far as restaurant recommendations, shopping locations, driving directions, vineyard advice and must see sights and towns of Umbria. When we left the Villa for the last time on June 27, 2015 we left good friends. We look forward to seeing Gaetano and Clara again. We would highly recommend Villa Pian Del Rocchio. It will not disappoint!!!

  • Submitted: Jun 30, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful villa

  • 5 of 5

The villa is fantastic and so is Umbrie! We enjoyed our holidays very much. We have visited Rome, Assisi, Marmore (waterfalls), Orvieto and Florence: beautiful cities and surroundings. The villa has everything you want, is very clean and well equiped and has a perfect swimmingpool and a stunning view. The owners are very welcoming and helpfull. We can recommand this villa!

  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2014
  • Stayed: July 2014
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Nearest Airport
40 Kilometres
Perugia Airport / Rome Airport
Nearest Barpub
4 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
30 Kilometres
Perugia - San Mariano
Nearest Train
6 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
9 Kilometres
E 45
Nearest Restaurant
4 Kilometres
Car: necessary

Todi = 15Km; Perugia = 40Km, Orvieto = 50Km, Spoleto = 60Km


In the municipality of San Venanzo in the province of Terni rises Pian del Rocchio, the plain that is home to the house that bears its name.

- Villa Pian del Rocchio, a 'Vacation House' surrounded by a large garden with pool, is situated in a beautiful, typically Umbrian green upland plain at 450 meters above sea level, amid gentle hills sloping towards the Tiber River Valley.

- In a triangle right between Orvieto, Perugia and Todi - all just minutes away - Villa Pian del Rocchio is two kilometers from the Medieval village of Collelungo, and four and five kilometers from Marsciano and San Venanzo respectively.

Other Activities: Shopping, Cooking Class, Ceramic Class, Daily Touristic Tours (Guide), Wine Tours


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

* Prices are per Person
* Prices Include Taxes, Gas, Electricity, Hot water, Pool, Internet, Linen &Towel, Cot, Maid service for bathrooms cleaning on Wednesday.
* Prices Exclude 90 Euro for the Villa cleaning every Saturday
* Advance Payment 30% when Booking - Balance Payment 70%, 8 weeks before Arrival Date
* Refundable Damage Deposit on arrival of Euro 400, to be refunded on check out
* Payment by Bank Money Transfer

For Payment Terms, please see "Notes" herebelow

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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