Villa with private / fenced pool 1,6 km Montecchio. Quiet area & panoramic views
Mr Guido Bauduin
- english, french, italian, dutch, Native Dutch-Italian, I speak English & French
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Very impressive property in a great position
A lovely holiday in a great location near Montecchio.
Montecchio calm and peaceful
We had 2 wonderful weeks in Montecchio, nice place, nice people, nice food. Very good position between Siena and Rome, + lot to see like Orvieto and Viterbo
Umbria is really fantastic
Good house with a great view in remote location
Great stay - the house is located on a challenging dirt road around 2 km from the nice town of Montecchio. The team dealt swiftly with some minor issues upon arrival. Good sized bedrooms and nice living room. Pool a little small, but nice and terrace is also nice, but only limited shaded space. View is second to none! You can see Monte Amiata from there!
Be aware the house is around 30 min from a motorway exit.
Lovely villa - in the olive groves above Montecchio. Stunning setting - total peace.
Villa comfortable & well equipped - there was plenty of space.
Loved the Umbrian Hills & will be back.
Many thanks for your review.
Away from it all, Tasteful house, Perfect setting
We, - myself, wife, son and girlfriend, daughter and boyfriend AND mother-in-law ( ! : ) , spent two absolutely wonderful weeks in this spacy and tasteful house, situated in perfect surroundings, - ( if you couldn't care less about the missing walking trails in the surrounding area ). The dirt road leading to the house is somewhat rough - and steep in places - but both our Kia Picanto and daughter and boyfriend's leased Mercedes-Benz ( Oh lord.. : ) survived just fine.
You know, - I really can't tell you how much I loved this house, this place, these surroundings, - fabulous view of the valley and hills beyond, - perfect micro-climate, - ( better - "cool" mornings, fresh, gentle breeze, perfect day temperatures - than any other place I've been to ! - e.g. Southern France, Israel, India, California..), - but what if I tell you that not at any moment did any of us step on each others toes, - quite the contrary, - as it was two weeks of smiles and laughter, and what can I tell ya.., - except YOU'LL LOVE IT TOO !
As a matter of fact, we were so overjoyed with our stay, that I hesitate to report a few minor, insignificant issues.. - unsecured wifi for instance, power plug dimensions and positions, not all that comfy outdoor dining chairs, occasionally the distant dog(s) barking..
Conclusion: I / We'll be back !
Wir verbrachten 14 schöne Tage im tollen Haus (bis auf den Geschirrspüler, den könnte man getrost entsorgen...). Das Haus ist gut ausgerüstet, der Pool wird regelmässig gewartet.
Montecchio ist ein charmantes Dörfchen und vom Haus aus auch gut zu Fuss erreichbar, allerdings empfiehlt sich dies nicht wenn die Temparatur 30 Grad und mehr beträgt. Viele sehenswerte Städte sind gut erreichbar. Sehr empfehlenswert ist Orvieto und Orvieto Underground (Führungen kann man im Touristenbüro buchen).
The property lies 30km from Orvieto, 40km from Todi, 70km from Perugia, 110 kms northern of Rome. Areas with wineries are Orvieto (30km, mainly white wines) and Montefalco (70km, mainly red wines).
Nearest airport is Perugia, only ryanair flights from London and Bruxelles.
The airports of Rome are at 130 km (1h30 driving).
Lago di Bolsena is Italy's largest lake formed in the crater of an extinct volcano. The water of Bolsena is so clear, in fact, that it is completely safe to drink it. The local government has gone to great efforts to maintain the lake's natural purity; a technologically advanced purification system has eliminated the errors that might have been made before pollution-awareness was so developed. Luckily no industrial development mars Bolsena's shores, nor its views, and the gently sloping nature of the encircling land limits the amount of spill-off and soil erosion which could effect the water's transparency. The native fisherman still use the lake's water to make the local culinary specialty - a fish soup called sbrosia - a rarity to find.The lake is 12 km. long and 14 km. wide, with a maximum depth of 151 meters. The most important town on the lake is called Bolsena. Like so much of Italy, it bears the signs of almost every important period of the Italian peninsula, going back as far as the Iron Age and progressing through the times of the martyrs, catacombs and miracles and on to the Middle Ages. The Rocca Monaldeschi della Cervara sits at the top of the hill, overlooking the medieval quarter of town. The castle was built between the 12th and 14th centuries. It has been completely renovated and since 1991 has housed the Museo Territoriale del Lago di Bolsena (Lake Bolsena Territorial Museum). The museum is well laid out; each of its three floors is dedicated to various aspects of Bolsena's history, ranging from its prehistoric volcanic origins to its Etruscan-Roman period. A walk along the ramparts of the castle offers a gorgeous view of the entire lake and should not be missed. The Church of St. Christine is the town's other major site. It is a Romanesque church built in 1078 in a typical basilica style over the catacombs where St. Christine, a young woman martyred during the reign of the Roman Emperor Diocletian, was buried. From April to September, excursion boats depart Bolsena town headed for Bisentina and Martana, the islands in the lake. Both are privately owned and Martana is not open to the public, but Bisentina is an ex-summer residence of the Popes and has a large church on it. There are also seven small chapels built around the island. Don't think that Bolsena is just for history and culture buffs. It is also ideal for swimming, sailing, relaxation and dining. One of my fondest memories is having a delicious meal of grilled coregone (a local fish from the lake) at one of the many unpretentious restaurants lined up along the shore. If you happen to find one that's serving sbrosia, consider it your lucky day.
Orvieto is a place of great historical importance. So you see tourists the whole year round. Lots of them only visit the well known cathedral, the cathedral square and the central street full of ceramics and souvenir shops. They are wrong, because there is a lot more to see in this city and even more in the surrounding area. You have to go right through Orvieto to get a real impression of the unfamiliar setting of the city and the gleaming city walls on the volcanic tuff stone hill, plus characteristic monuments and museums with Etruscan finds.