About the property
- House968 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay2 - 3 nights
Villa divided into 1,2,3, bedrooms apartments
An ancient country house in the heart of Umbria, Villamena is set among the green hills halfway between Rome and Florence and just five miles from Assisi, the home of St. Francis. The name comes from a famous engraver, Francesco Villamena who lived there. (1566-1624). Built in medieval times and owned by the family for century, it has been renovated using original materials to create exclusive very well furnished apartments, some of them with fire place, all of them with well-equipped garden.
The complex not only offers the tranquillity of the unspoilt Umbrian country-side, but also provides a perfect base for combining a sightseeing holiday with walks and hiking.Villamena is located 450 metres high in the hills, and therefore has amazing views over the hills that are partly cultivated and partly forestry.
The owners have prepared 25 exclusive itineraries,in three languages to share with their guests for walking directly from Villamena, or to visit other parts of Umbria such as Spello, Bevagna, Montefalco and Gubbio . Those who are interested in the Italian Language have the possibility of having individual Italian lessons taken by a qualified teacher.
BBQ area. Private Tennis (hard court) free.
Private swimming-pool free.
Telephone, internet wi-fi.
Common laundry (washing-machine, clothes dryer)
- Response rate:
- Response time:
- within one day
- english, french, italian
- Calendar last updated:
- May 19, 2018
About Raffaella Covino
I 've been running Villamena for twenty years. For me it' s a very unique place: quite , simple, elegant.That's my idea of what beautiful in life. Of all of my passions, I like travelling and meeting people. And I love to see people discover my part of the word with their own eyes and through their own experience.
Raffaella Covino purchased this House in 1992
What makes this House unique
Take all the Villa If you and your friends want to spend an exclusive holiday take all the Villa for your stages, meetings, events: you will have all the services you want, a refined local cooking. You can enjoy its 800 square metres, large external spaces immersed in the greenery and silence of the scenery. Prices are special for what we offer to our guests. Ask to Raffaella, the owner, for any information. All your wishes can be granted: guided visits of the nearby towns, wine tasting, cooking lessons of the traditional Umbrian dishes, etc...
Pool / Spa
Local Services & Businesses
Sports & Adventure Activities
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Two weeks of fantastic fun
It looked great on the website, but just wait until you get to Villamena!
Stunning and up there with out best holidays ever.
Apartment was clean with great roof terrace to sit in the evening and put the world to right. Good clean laundry very useful to keep on top of the washing.
With our three boys, who needs Pokémon Go when you have medieval hilltop towns stacked in history, a great pool, tennis, table tennis, football and table football. It was a struggle every evening to get the boys out of the pool.
Assisi, Spello, Gubbia and Perugia for day trips were brilliant.
We even managed a day trip to Rome by train which went like clockwork. Suggest open top bus first then pick out top places you want to see. Colosseum will not disappoint.
Rafaella and her mum were absolute honeys and dealt with our every need.
We were really excited when we booked.
It ended up being everything we wanted and more.
Danny, Jane and boys
Calme et convivialité
Le site est superbe avec une très belle vue sur les collines d'Ombrie depuis la piscine. L'accueil est chaleureux et la proximité des autres gites permet aux familles de créer des liens quand il y a des enfants, même quand ils sont grands. Les animaux sont acceptés. Il manque peut être quelques équipements et de la vaisselle pour que tout puisse être parfait. La région est très riche culturellement avec des villages magnifiques à visiter et des randonnées sauvages à découvrir.
Beautiful place close to Assisi
The accommodation was comfortable and clean. The facilities were great: lovely swimming pool with fantastic views and a well kept tennis court. The location is convenient for Assisi. Raffaella and her family were warm and helpful hosts, even providing a meal one evening. I'm sure we will go back some day.
Unbeatable Hospitality With Noble Umbrian Flair
Immediately we arrived we knew we had found the right place - a friendly welcome, a hamper of local goodies and a home-made freshly baked torta awaiting us in our appartment. Homely, yet under-stated professional touches everywhere which means everything is clean and everything works.
Villamena is in a fabulous rural location with beautiful views and yet ideally placed for visiting Assisi which is only ''a hop, skip and jump'' away. We could have probably happily spent a week within its resort setting without setting a foot outside except to load-up occasionally on local delicacies. There are huge expanses of lawn, a large swimming pool and a lovely tennis court surrounded by poplar trees.
We experienced Italy at its best here - olive oil, wine, black truffles, chianina steaks, strangozzi pasta (a type of local spaghetti) and, of course sunshine. Our villa remained cool within its thick stone walls so we were always comfortable.
The owner/manager Raffaella conducts herself with extra-ordinary flair. You feel almost part of her family in Villamena which gives you a glimpse of hundreds of years of rich Italian heritage. Touring Umbria becomes easy because Raffaella is a font of knowledge and shares it willingly. And you will find in your appartment absolutely outstanding guides to the surrounding towns and restaurants - including detailed maps of walking trails. The quality of the guides is second to none.
We had never been to Assisi before and it exceeded our expectations. We love cities where pedestrians have priority, full of splendid architecture, restaurants and artisinal shopping. And whether one is religious or not the Basilica of Saint Francis is a uniquely beautiful architectural sight..
We will be back many times to Villamena and Assisi. This is an experience not to be missed.
Lovely, stylish apartments.
An attractive, well cared for group of apartments amidst stunning scenery. Lots of open spaces to chill out in and a good place to spend time away from it all!! We particularly enjoyed lounging by the swimming pool.
Good for teenagers with swimming, football, tennis & table tennis.
Friendly, welcoming family, and very helpful when needed.
Highly recommended appartments
Villamena is in a wonderful secluded location with beautiful views over the Umbrian countryside. The villa we stayed in was spacious, spotless and well equipped. The pool is magnificent with plenty high quality sunbeds for all guests, there is a new tennis court, table tennis and BBQ. Rafael is charming and full of tips. She could not have been more helpful.
The location of Villamena, particularly its proximity to Assisi and the stunning hilltop villages of Umbria made it an ideal base for travel. Car is essential however.
Dr Bob Robertson
Villamena is in the countryside five kilometres from Assisi, the name coincides with that of the famous engraver Francesco Villamena, hailing from place, nestling among the green hills of Umbria called the green heart of Italy, majestic and rural, graced by medioeval cities and mystic places.
Assisi is the birthplace of St.Francis, in honour of whom the Basilica was erected with its masterpieces including the immortal Affresco by Giotto.
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
Extra person euro 90 per week, 15 euro a day Deposit euro 155. Final cleaning euro 30. Payment on arrival. Heating not included Bed and bath linen included Early booking discount, 2 weeks discount, ask the owner