360 Sq.m, 4 Bedrooms, 3 Baths, Pure Luxury
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About Anna Matranga
We are a married couple who have made Italy our home for almost two decades, first in Rome and now in Milan. Villa Dolce Vita is where we exhale.
Anna Matranga purchased this Villa in 2007
Why Anna Matranga chose Monte Castello di Vibio
It was love at first sight with Villa Dolce Vita. We had decided to buy a farmhouse in the Todi area, and knew as soon as we approached the house that this was the one. The location took our breath away, with its open views of checkerboard fields and stone farm houses across the valley. And the magnificent silence! Once inside, we saw what the house COULD become, with love and commitment. We spent two years renovating it, and the house now truly reflects our tastes and passions.
What makes this Villa unique
Villa Dolce Vita is a stone farm house with an elegant soul. Everything about the house is designed to instill peace, and provide luxurious comfort. From the antique furnishings to the linens to the kitchenware, everything is of the finest quality.
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
Smoking outdoors preferred
We love animals!
Travel cot and high chair available
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
Just like a "villa in Umbria" should be!
It may be even more beautiful than the pictures. Whatever comes to mind when you picture "villa in Umbria," this is it. Four gorgeous bedrooms, three with fabulous views and the fourth makes up for it with it's own sweet patio and huge bathroom. Large comfortable dining room and living room; well-equipt kitchen. Location close to the major towns of interest in Umbria.
Beautiful hidden gem
Beautiful villa. We stayed here for our honeymoon with family and it had everything we needed a lovely welcome and stunning views. We did not want to leave.
breathtaking views, relaxing retreat
We returned from a lovely stay in Dolce Vita this summer. The views from the property are amazing and photos don’t do it justice. The house is spacious, clean and well-equipped. The property is also spacious and beautifully landscaped. The bedrooms are large and bathrooms well stocked. We were able to eat breakfast outside before having to retreat inside from the warm Umbrian summer, though we spent afternoons in the pool. Our daughter enjoyed photographing the bumblebees in the lavender while we sipped Prosecco and enjoyed the view.
The property is a long drive from the nearest town, up steep hills and across a creek bed so renters may want to consider their vehicle; an SUV might be a good idea. We recommend choosing a different village or two each day to visit and planning your activities around that. Most are about an hour away.
Umbrian restaurants tend to offer simple, but delicious, fare and you’ll want reservations almost anywhere. We can also highly recommend asking Judith to come cook for you. She was a delight and the dinners she cooked for us were a highlight of our stay. Also, Tushari stocked the kitchen with our requested foods before we arrived. Keep this treat in mind so you don't have to run out for groceries!
I can’t say enough wonderful things about this gorgeous hillside villa - it was perfect in just about every way for our little tribe of 4 adults and 4 kiddos. The villa has been beautifully renovated - honestly, I don’t think the pictures do it justice. We called this little slice of paradise home for a week in July and - once we got used to driving up and down the steep driveway - we didn’t want to leave!
We adventured to surrounding towns in the mornings, spent our afternoons lounging by the pool (which was the perfect antidote to the 100 degree July heat) and ate dinner outside on the covered porch every night. My favorite spot was the cabana that looks out over the valley, I tried to sneak out there every morning before the kids woke up to sit quietly with my coffee and soak in the view of the valley, which I like to imagine has changed very little over time. Olive groves, hay fields and rows upon rows of sunflowers accompanied by the gentle rumble of a tractor in the distance - it was beyond peaceful.
Anna was an excellent, responsive host equipped with all the house information and local recommendations we needed for a truly unforgettable week in Umbria.
Beautiful villa and wonderful views
Our family of 5 very much enjoyed our time at this beautiful villa where there was plenty of room for everyone. Days spent exploring hilltop towns or lazing by the pool and evenings spent watching the sun go down over rolling Umbrian hills. Perfect!
We were blown away by this gorgeous villa, couldn’t have imagined how beautiful the property and surrounding views would be!! The villa was beautiful and comfortable, the pool was wonderful!! We loved the surrounding towns and wanted to stay longer! We had Toshari and her lovely daughter cooking breakfast and dinner for a few days...so lovely!! Don’t miss this amazing villa!!! We will be back soon.
Villa Dolce Vita is situated only a few kilometers from the antique medieval hamlet of Montecastello di Vibio, famous for its theatre being the smallest theatre in the world. Although tiny, Montecastello is the site of a famous international art school. The medieval walled city of Todi is only 14 kilometers away. Indeed, many Umbrian towns known for their beauty and cultural sights - Perugia, Assisi, Spoleto, Orvieto - are within easy reach of Villa Dolce Vita. And the big cities of Florence and Rome are 1.5 hours away by car. Nature lovers can organize daily excursion to the well know lakes of Trasimeno and Corbara. The area is also known for its food and wine; a typical Umbrian meal includes game, black truffle and the famed Sagrantino red.