|Minimum Stay||4 nights|
Villa dolce vita is an elegant stone house immersed in the green umbrian hills. The house is made in stone and shows the main characteristics of umbrian rural architecture. Immersed in a breathtaking green landscape, villa dolce vita offers an unforgettable vacation of relaxation and tranquility.
All the interior furnishings are antique, and they work in harmony with the ancient structure of the house. All the finishings are of the highest quality, such as the 'cotto' pavements and wooden ceiling beams.
The house is on two levels. The main entrance is on the ground floor, composed by a living room, dining room and kitchen. All the rooms on the ground floor have direct access to the garden via french doors. From the kitchen one can access the loggia and the pergola, each of them well equipped with tables and chairs for pleasant outdoor dining. The first floor is reached via an internal “cotto” staircase. Here there is a double bedroom with king size bed (this room is also reachable from outside through an external staircase) with an en-suite bathroom with bathtub and shower, a double bedroom with french size bed with en-suite bathroom with shower, another double bedroom , a twin bedroom and a bathroom with shower. All the bedrooms have window screens, and fans.
The park spreads out over two acres and is home to a wide variety of plants and flowers that perfume the air. The area is mostly covered by a beautiful well kept green lawn and olive grove with 30 trees. The garden around the house is shaded by secular trees and is equipped with wooden sun lounges and tables. Near to the kitchen there is the loggia and a pergola perfect for alfresco dining, furnished with an outdoor teak dining table that comfortably seats 12. There is also an ancient pizza oven, and a barbecue. Natural steps lead to the swimming pool area with its breathtaking view over the evergreen umbrian valley.
The rectangular-shaped pool is located inside the park and is totally surrounded by a wooden deck, curated green lawn and covered pergola area. The position of the pool offers spectacular views over the gentle umbrian hills. It is situated on a lower terrace level to the right of the house, about 100m from the main entrance. The pool area is spectacularly lit at nighttime, and has a chlorine purification system. It measures 6 x 12 m with a constant depth of 1.50m. Natural and cotto steps lead to the pool which is lined with blue pvc. The spacious solarium area is composed of stone and lawn and is equipped with double canopee bed, six sunbeds with cushions and a covered pergola with climbing roses. The pool is open from the last saturday of april to the first saturday in october.
Although the house is located in Monte Castello di Vibio, the closest town center is in Fratta Todina, only 3 kilometers away. Here, you will find a supermarket, ATM, butcher, pharmacy, post office, beautician, coffee bars, and pizzeria.
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
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.
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.
We had a wonderful week at Dolce Vita in August 2016. The house was very comfortable, well equipped and nicely furnished. We very much enjoyed the pool and the fantastic garden. Everywhere in the garden you can find different places to sit and relax. The view on surrounding Umbria hills was incredible. Even though the house is situated in a very quiet and remote area, you are able to reach the main sights in Umbria such Assisi, Perugia and Orvieto f.e. in less than an hour driving. We were there with four teenagers who also had a very nice time. We recommend soft water rafting in Arrone combined with a tour to the Cascata delle Marmore waterfalls. Lots of nice places to eat in the area. We recommend Flavias restaurant "Hosteria Mattta", absolutely a special place!
I brought my family to Villa Dolce Vita for a week in August, and it was heaven! The house is beautifully restored, and exquisitely appointed. It was also immaculately clean, which I appreciated tremendously. The house is reached after a 10 minute drive on a dirt road that gets fairly steep at the end, but you are rewarded with a location that is spectacular. It is so peaceful and serene, the perfect antidote to crazy NYC which is where we were coming from. We very much enjoyed visiting Bevagna, Montefalco, Spello, Orvieto and Todi, going to vineyards and doing a cooking class at with Letizia Mattiacci at Madonna Del Piatto in the hills of Assisi. We loved being able to relax at the pool for a day or two, and one evening Tushari cooked a delicious dinner for us. And even though I didn't get to meet Anna in person, she was the most gracious host, and was unbelievably helpful and responsive. We were all so sad to leave, and we definitely look forward to returning, which we will without a doubt.
Dolce Vita was an amazing place to stay. The villa is even more stunning than the pictures suggest and it has the most incredible views. The owners were very helpful, answering my questions and suggesting options such as a meal cooked on arrival by the local lady (delicious, thanks Tushari!). The remoteness added to the appeal and romance but the directions to get there were spot on and we had no problems finding the place. The villa was well equipped and beautifully decorated. We took two small children (ages 5 and 3) and concluded it was probably better suited to slightly older children due to steps and the un-gated pool but it wasn't a problem for us and the boys had a marvellous time. The nearby town of Todi is one to visit, with a beautiful old town centre and grand cathedral. We would also recommend the waterfalls, Cascata delle Marmore, a bit further away but spectacular and dramatic (check the website first for times when the upstream dam is open). All in all a lovely holiday. Thanks so much!
We recently stayed at the lovely Dolce Vita villa which was a fantastic getaway from the busy city life. Remotely located with unspoilt views of the Umbria hills this villa has all the comforts one could wish for. The owners are very helpful and knowledgable, providing good addresses to eat out, shop and what to do locally. Highly recommended for a chilled out holiday with good food and beautiful scenery.
I can't say enough good things about La Dolce Vita. The house is on a stunning and totally
private site overlooking a lovely agricultural valley. The owners did an amazing job updating
a beautiful building, and the taste shown in the materials, design and furnishings is impeccable. Everywhere one looks there is beauty. The kitchen is fully equipped with the
highest quality tools and was a delight to work in with wonderful local ingredients. The outdoor spaces have perfect feng shui, great for enjoying the magical setting and sunsets.
The house was spotless, and though we didn't need any special services from the housekeeper, she and her husband made themselves very accessible. We enjoyed daytrips
to Assisi, Perugia, Todi (where we loved shopping at the EMI), Spoleto, Bevagna (excellent
lunch at Trattoria di Oskar) and Montefalco.
I have stayed at many properties in Europe, the Caribbean and the US, and this is the best
house of all.
La Dolce Vita has the most breath taken views in the Umbrian countryside. It is remote and really private which is exactly what we were looking for when searching to vacation in Umbria. The kitchen is updated and very American so it is no different than using our own kitchen at home. The indoor/outdoor feeling of the whole house was amazing. Everything was clean and the caretakers and owners are extremely kind and helpful. I would recommended this place to anyone. I am generally a high-end picky traveler when it comes to accommodations and this place did not disappoint.
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.
|Refundable damage deposit||$1,253|
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.