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Fabulous Villa Barbi offers complimentary master class in wine, pool & daily cleaning

Sleeps10
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms7
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Overview

About the property

5 Bedrooms, 7.0 Bathrooms, 10 Sleeps

Stay in complete luxury at Villa Barbi. This five-bedroom, 140-acre estate just outside Orvieto offers total, hotel-style pampering from the moment you arrive, from the available chauffeur, chef and spa services to the included master class in wine tasting at the Decugnano dei Barbi estate, large pool and even bathrobes. And at just 90 minutes from Rome and Florence, luxury is closer than you think.

Villa Barbi is set in the hills above Lake Corbara, surrounded by vineyards and a broad green lawn. Soak in the sun in a lounge chair on the pool deck, then rinse off in the outdoor shower. Or relax in the shade of the loggia, where chairs and tables provide comfortable spots to take in the view and sip a glass of local wine. For dinner, theres an outdoor barbecue (in addition to the professional-grade kitchen indoors). The villa is wheelchair-accessible and equipped with Wi-Fi, and in each bedroom youll find hairdryers and bathrobes.

The villa is laid out around a central fireplace and open staircase; tufted leather club chairs pulled up to the hearth offer a place to pause in the middle of the house. The living and dining rooms have traditional beamed ceilings, plush carpets laid over tile floors and rich red upholstery on dining chairs, antique loveseats and modern sofas. Though chef service is available, the kitchen is fully equipped.

Each of Villa Barbis five bedrooms has the comforts of a hotel suite, like an en-suite bathroom and TV. On the ground floor, theres one bedroom with a twin bed. On the second floor, there are two bedrooms with king beds and two bedrooms with two twin beds each. The upstairs bedrooms all have living areas with armchairs and desks as well.

From the property, youll find much of Umbria easily accessible. Its a 15-minute drive to Orvieto, a 30-minute drive to Todi, a 45-minute drive to Perugia and a 50-minute drive to Assisi. If youd like to travel outside the region, its an hour to Montepulciano and Pienza, 90 minutes to Rome, Siena and Montalcino, and 105 minutes to downtown Florence.

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Villa Barbi is delighted to offer its guests a master class in wine in the unique setting of the Decugnano dei Barbi Estate, a land with over eight centuries of history (see Additional Information at bottom of page for details).

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BEDROOM BATHROOM

Ground Floor

Bedroom 1: 2 Twin beds (can be converted to king size bed), En-suite bathroom with shower, TV, Safe, Telephone, Window screens

First Floor

Bedroom 2: 2 Twin beds (can be converted to king size bed), En-suite bathroom with stand-alone shower bathtub, TV, 2 Armchairs, Desk, Safe, Telephone, Window screens

Bedroom 3: King size bed, En-suite bathroom with stand-alone shower bathtub, TV, 2 Armchairs, Desk, Safe, Telephone, Window screens

Bedroom 4: King size bed, En-suite bathroom with stand-alone shower bathtub, TV, 2 Armchairs, Desk, Safe, Telephone, Window screens

Bedroom 5: 2 Twin beds (can be converted to king size bed), En-suite bathroom with stand-alone shower bathtub, TV, 2 Armchairs, Desk, Safe, Telephone, Window screens

FEATURES AMENITIES

Wheelchair accessible

Fireplace

Hairdryers

Bathrobes

Satellite TV

CD player

Free wireless Internet (4Mb download and 2Mb upload)

Telephone (usage charges may apply)

High chair

Washer/Dryer

Professional kitchen:

Blender

Microwave

Toaster

Juicer

Coffee maker

Dishwasher

Table-top grill

OUTDOOR FEATURES

Swimming pool

Outdoor shower

Outdoor furniture

Alfresco dining

Charcoal BBQ

Gated property

On-site parking for up to 5 cars

XVI century marble well

STAFF SERVICES

Included:

Daily cleaning (4 hours per day)

Gardener

Standard daily use of hot/cold water, electricity and gas

Firewood

Complimentary master class in wine with a minimum 7 night stay

Welcome aperitif

At Extra Cost advance notice may be required:

Heating/air conditioning consumption

Pre-stocking and grocery shopping service

Cook service or personal Chef

Excursions and activities, such as:

Cooking classes

Guided city tours

Horseback riding

Seasonal excursions and activities, such as:

Grape harvesting (September/October)

Olive picking (October)

Jazz singer with guitarist or band

Limousine or helicopter transfer to/from villa

Luxury car rental and/or car with driver

Massages skin beauty treatments

Laundry service

Professional photographer

Event organization (birthday, marriage, special celebrations)

Platinum Package- Includes grocery shopping done by staff, preparing breakfast, lunch dinner, and serving it (8 hours forcook, 4 hours for waiter per day) (cost of groceries not included)

VILLA POLICIES

Maximum 10 guests

Children are welcome

Non-smoking villa

Security deposit required

Weddings accepted

All services not included in rates are to be paid locally

Check-in: After 4pm

Check-out: Before 10am

LOCATION

Points of Interest:

Airports:

1hr 30 minute drive to Rome Fiumicino Airport (FCO)

1hr 30 minute drive to Rome Ciampino Airport (CIA)

1hr drive to Perugia Airport (PEG)

Umbrian towns:

25 Minute drive to Orvieto

30 minute drive to Todi

55 minute drive to Perugia

1 hourdrive to Assisi

Tuscan/Other cities and towns:

1hr 30 minute drive to downtown Rome

1hr 30 minute drive to Florence area outlet stores

1hr 45 minute drive to downtown Florence

1hr drive to Montepulciano

1hr drive to Pienza

1hr 30 minute drive to Montalcino

1hr 30 minute drive to Siena

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Wine Masterclass Since 1973, the Barbi family has demonstrated their true passion and love for wine making. Their pride in maintaining the old values of wine production reflects every aspect of the process by utilizing manual labour, distinguishing their wine from competitors. The villa's qualified English-speaking guide will tour you among breathtaking sceneries, beginning with the history of the Decugnano land and the Barbi family. Guests will learn about the origin of the soil (terroir), viticulture and vine training techniques, grape harvesting, methods of vinification, fermentation, wine storing, bottling and wine keeping in the cellar, together with the history of Orvieto and its surroundings. After a visit to the modern part of the winery and a walk through the vineyards, guests will visit the Etruscan grottos where the red wine is kept in French oak barrels and the spumante wine is made through the Methode Champenoise. Within the Medieval Chapel of Saint Mary of Decugnano, overlooking the valley with Orvieto in the distance, guests will experience the best three wines produced: the sparkling Spumantewine, the Il Decugnano white (reserve) and Il Decugnano red (reserve), paired with local delicacies. A general understanding of how wine should be assessed will be given through visual, olfactory and taste analysis. Tours are personalized and tailored to suit the guests, creating an unforgettable wine tasting experience. The experience will ensure that the wine you drink in the future will never taste the same!

Advertised rates may vary according to the season and duration of stay

More Details

Property Manager
Luxury Retreats International
Speaks: english, french, german, spanish, russian, italian, arabic
Manager indicates their response time is:
Within an hour
Calendar last updated:
November 18, 2017

Amenities

Orvieto Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Included
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Theme:
  • Family
  • Luxury
  • Romantic
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 7 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - This is an en-suite bathroom
    Bathroom 2 - This is an en-suite bathroom
    Bathroom 3 - This is an en-suite bathroom
    Bathroom 4 - This is an en-suite bathroom
    Bathroom 5 - This is an en-suite bathroom
    Bathroom 6 - This is a full bathroom
    Bathroom 7 - This is a full bathroom
Bedrooms:
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 twin/ single
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 4 - 1 king
    Bedroom 5 - 1 king
Entertainment:
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Staff
Attractions:
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • hiking
  • rafting
  • tennis

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Fabulous Villa Barbi offers complimentary master class in wine, pool & daily cleaning
average rating of 4.5 based on 4 reviews
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A fine week

  • 4 of 5

Great position and landscape - classy and spacious villa, excellent staff.

  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: Luxury Retreats International
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5

Incredible vineyard managed by a beautiful team of people!

  • 5 of 5

Villa Barbi is an extraordinary example of what you imagine of a first class trip to a vineyard whose owners are on site and have paid attention to every detail for a very very long time.

  • Submitted: Jul 15, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: Luxury Retreats International
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Beautiful peaceful retreat

  • 5 of 5

The house is a personal statement of Enzo Barbi and his father who bought the house and renovated it. It has the most beautiful views, spacious and feels like a lot of thought has gone into every aspect of the furniture and feel of the rooms. The staff are polite and very friendly. Most of all it is so quiet and peaceful that you just feel that you do not want to leave the house.

  • Submitted: Oct 2, 2014
  • Stayed: September 2014
  • Source: Luxury Retreats International
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  • 4 of 5

This is a beautiful Villa nestled in the vineyard region of Umbria, outside of Orvieto. It is well appointed, comfortable, has spectacular views and the owner, Enzo, could not have been more accommodating. If you love seclusion, this place is for you. Have Enzo show you his wine-making operations and caves -- highlight of our stay. He makes great wine, which we drank exclusively

On the flip side, it is much farther away from civilization than is advertised. Orvieto is 35 minutes away on a winding road into the hills (not 15 minutes as advertised) and the nearest restaurant/supermarket is that far as well. So there are no quick hops out to the local café for an expresso and a loaf of bread...

While we were there, the aircon and wifi went on the blink, but I think this was our luck and not a consistent problem.

  • Submitted: Jul 4, 2014
  • Stayed: June 2014
  • Source: Luxury Retreats International
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  • Damage deposit: EUR3,000.00