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Orvieto - Charming Villa Apartment In Medieval Centro Storico! Sleeps 1-4

Bedrooms 2
Space 750 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

2 bed, 1 bath, sleeps 4

Buon Giorno e Benvenuto!

Hello and welcome to 'Casa delle Case' - our charming 2-bedroom villa apartment located in the spectacular medieval hilltop town of Orvieto.


Located in Orvieto’s oldest and most charming neighborhood of San Giovanale, 'Casa delle Case' offers stunning panoramic views of the sun-drenched Tufa rock wall on which the medieval city was built.

The apartment is spacious in size. At over 700 square feet spread out on 1 level, it comfortably accommodates 1-4 persons.

The open floor plan is bright and airy and is comprised of a living room, dining room, full-sized kitchen, 2 bedrooms, 1 bath and a home office.

With careful attention to detail, the renovation of 'Casa delle Case' was recently completed in 2014 and offers guests the modern conveniences of today, yet incorporates antiquities and Umbrian country décor that retains the Italian charm of yesteryear!


The apartment is immaculately furnished and comes with most everything needed for a short or long-term stay. The kitchen will appeal to the most discriminating of chefs. With a professional, 5-burner gas range and stocked with all the dinnerware, glassware, pots, pans, utensils and small appliances needed to prepare simple antipasto or a full-fledged 5-course Italian meal.

In the master bedroom, a European matrimoniale (queen) bed awaits your slumber and in the guest bedroom, 2 European singolo (twin) beds offer maximum options for any sleeping arrangement.

You’ll find high quality linens for bed, bath and beyond, along with terrycloth robes, and a hair-dryer for your convenience.

Wi-Fi is supplied for free from the home office and its signal covers the entire apartment – perfect for watching TV or streaming music on any personal electronic device in any room.


Orvieto is one of the principal sights of the region of Umbria. Its situation is marvelous - perched high above tufa cliffs - showing traces of every phase of history for the past 3 thousand years. 'Casa delle Case' is the perfect base from which to explore the splendor of not only Orvieto but of the Umbrian countryside as well.

Only a few minutes walk from the apartment is the spectacular 14th Century Duomo (cathedral), known for its gleaming mosaic-covered facade it’s one of Italy's top Romanesque - Gothic masterpieces.

The tufa butte on which Orvieto is located is itself riddled with caves and wells dating from Etruscan times to only a couple of hundred years ago. The most spectacular of these is the Pozzo di San Patrizio, a deep well with a double spiral staircase leading to the water source at its base. It dates from 1537 and is 62 m deep. Above ground the streets are lined with shops and cafés where an espresso or caffe latte or cappuccino awaits your call. If something more substantial is on your menu, the collection of excellent Italian restaurants will certainly fit the bill.

'Casa delle Case’s' central location makes it easy for guests to get out and explore the beautiful unspoiled rural regions that Umbria and Tuscany have to offer. From the peaceful Lake Bolsena, to the many other historic hilltop towns, this area boasts many excellent wineries, and groves of olives, grapes and truffles flow over the softly rolling hills.

For ALL of this 'Casa delle Case' will be your home away from home!

More Details

Nancy Singleton Case
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
April 23, 2017

About Nancy Singleton Case

Ciao! We are Rob and Nancy Case and our “main” home is in the Washington, DC metro area; specifically, Harpers Ferry, WV. When we're not traveling somewhere in the World for television production (our jobs) we escape to the peace and relaxation we have in our 'Hilltop Home' in Orvieto! We hope you’ll enjoy it as much as we do and we thank you for visiting us at VRBO!

Nancy Singleton Case purchased this apartment in 2012

Guestbook comments from the owner


I'd like to add my 2 cents to Gary's comments. I agree with everything he said, but also want to thank you so much for having the binder at the apartment. It really helped to have all of the information in one place for easy reference, and especially to have emergency contact information. In other places, I've had to research what we would dial in case of fire or medical emergency. You made it easy. And I can't tell you how many European washing machines we have struggled to work with; having clear instructions in English made all the difference.

Lastly, it was a pleasure meeting Toni and having her available to answer any questions and deal with any problems. She is warm and approachable, and just knowing we had a contact in the city gave an additional level of comfort that is much appreciated.

Seeing all the details you thought of made me feel that we're so alike (except you're better at decorating) that we would be friends if we ever met. If we could rent properties from you in our other destinations, we would certainly be happy campers.

Thanks for all of your efforts,
Jun 2015
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Orvieto Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 2
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 750 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom - toilet , shower , bidet
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Guest Bedroom - 2 twin/ single , European Singolo - similar to US twin
    Master Bedroom - 1 queen , European Matrimonial - similar to US queen
  • Books
  • Games ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • golf
  • hiking
  • tennis


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(32 traveler reviews)

Orvieto - Charming Villa Apartment In Medieval Centro Storico! Sleeps 1-4
average rating of 5.0 based on 34 reviews

Perfect in every way!

  • 5 of 5

We could not have loved this apartment—or this town—more! Nancy was wonderful at communicating from the very beginning and provided all kinds of useful information. Roy, the local property manager, was equally as terrific—helping us with Easter dinner reservations, meeting us at the train station, escorting us to our rental car office, helping with luggage.

The apartment is exactly like the pictures. Beautiful, clean, comfortable, modern, with all the amenities you could need. The views are jaw-dropping. And the town of Orvieto... well, we fell in love. Could have stayed a month. Maybe even a year.

  • Submitted: Apr 24, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
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Wilmington, NC/USA

Great apartment in wonderful Umbrian hilltown

  • 5 of 5

We had a very relaxed and comfortable 5-night stay in Casa della Case. Nancy was a great communicator beforehand and Roy was a great treat - he met us at the train station and took us over to the apartment (and he took us back to the station when we left!). He is delightful. The apartment itself is perfect. You have everything needed for a very nice stay. The furnishings are top quality, everything is immaculate, the location is very handy, and the views are spectacular! We plan to return, hopefully next Spring.

  • Submitted: Apr 9, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
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Saint Simons Island, Georgia

Superb Apartment

  • 5 of 5

We recently spent a week in this delightful apartment in September 2016. It was spotless, beautifully furnished and well-appointed. In particular, the kitchen was super well-equipped and user-friendly which resulted in our preparing the majority of our meals here, predominantly from purchases at the fabulous market days.

The view of the from the living room fully captured the charm of a small Italian town.

The bathroom was modern, clean and featured a good shower in addition to toilet and bidet. A washing machine and a drying rack were great to have as well.

As there were only two of us, we basically used the second bedroom as a walk-in closet.

Hannah was a great source of information and assistance. We recommend going to the shop she and her husband own, which sells their handmade shoes and leather goods.

We would enthusiastically recommend this property and love to return there some day.

Orvieto is a hill town. If you have mobility issues be mindful of that.

Mark & Coco

  • Submitted: Oct 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
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Great location -- in the old city, and a good base to explore the area.

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed staying at this apartment. It was clean, spacious, and well-organized. Looking out the living room windows at the old city walls was enjoyable. 10 minute walk to the Duomo. Orvieto is a pretty sophisticated small city, and having easy access to the city made it easier to discover more about it. 5 minute walk to the parking garage, so getting out to explore was easy, so we explored smaller cities nearby, too.

  • Submitted: Oct 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
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Halifax, NS, Canada

Beautiful apartment, great location

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in Casa Delle Case for 5 days in September and it was the perfect start to our Italian vacation. This was our first visit to Orvieto, and we really appreciated Hannah's helpfulness and responsiveness throughout our visit. The binder of information in the apartment was a very thoughtful touch, indicative of the care with which this apartment has been furnished. It was a great spot from which to explore Orvieto: one of the main attractions, the Pozzo della Cave, was literally right around the corner as was the city wall. We could get to most of the main sites within minutes and restaurants and grocery shops were also very easy to walk to. If we return to Orvieto, we would definitely book this apartment again. Thanks for everything!

  • Submitted: Oct 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
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Wonderful 2 Bedroom Apartment in Orvieto!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I rented this lovely apartment in Orvieto. It was wonderful to wake up in this cozy home and have some tea with the windows open overlooking a beautiful garden. The owners have tastefully decorated the home with all the amenities! Orvieto was an amazing little town - like a fairy tale village. I hope to visit again and would definitely stay in this apartment!

  • Submitted: Sep 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
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Nearest Airport
75 Miles
Rome Fiumicino Airport (FCO)
Nearest Barpub
Vin Cafe
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
Acquapendente Golf Club
Nearest Train
Nearest Motorway
3.3 Miles
A1 (Autostrada)
Nearest Restaurant
La Grotte del Funaro
Nearest Beach
18.5 Miles
Lake Bolsena
Car: not necessary

Orvieto is centrally located in Italy’s Umbria region. It sits alongside the Autostrada A-1 (the spinal cord of the country’s highway system connecting Milan and Naples) so it’s easily accessible by car or train (only 1 hour on the regional train line between Rome Termini and Florence/Santa Maria Novella).

If Arriving By Train…

From outside Orvieto’s train station take the funicolare (funicular rail car) that runs every 10 minutes up to town. From Piazza Cahen take the picturesque 15-minute stroll up the Corso Cavour to the historical center or hop on the bus that drops visitors off at the Duomo or Piazza della Repubblica. Casa delle Case is just a short walk from the center of town.

If Arriving By Car…

There are several parking lots in town, but the closest to Casa delle Case and easiest to access is the Forum Boario lot on the western end of the town, accessible from the Strada della Stazione to Via delle Conce. This lot offers both open and covered garage parking and has an escalator (scala mobile) or elevator (ascensore) up to the center of town.

Must Sees…

Duomo di Orvieto - This 14th century Roman Catholic Cathedral is one of the most spectacular and important in Italy. Its Capello di Madonna di San Brizio contains Luca Signorelli’s (c. 1445 –1523) Last Judgment, considered by many to be his masterpiece.

Orvieto Underground - This tour leads you through an utterly fascinating subterranean network of medieval caves, tunnels and Etruscan wells.

Torre del Moro - The 13th century clock tower chimes on the hour, half and quarter hours, so you’ll never need a wristwatch. Climb the 270 stairs to the top for a bird’s eye view of Orvieto’s terracotta rooftops and surrounding countryside.

Pozzo di San Patrizio (St. Patrick’s Well) - Dating back to 1537, the largest of the town’s subterranean wells measures 62-meters-deep and has two spiral staircases, one for descending and one for ascending, that provided residents essential access to the water source at its base.

Crocifisso del Tufo Etruscan Necropolis (Etruscan Tombs) - One of only two Etruscan necropolises in Umbria, it dates back to the mid-6th century B.C. and is an enlightening example of the engineering superiority of this ancient but highly advanced civilization.


Rates & Availability

Orvieto Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Mar 1 2017 - May 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
Jun 1 2017 - Oct 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
Nov 1 2017 - Dec 16 2017
3 night minimum stay
Dec 17 2017 - Jan 7 2018
3 night minimum stay
Jan 8 2018 - Feb 28 2018
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 4.0%

Occupancy Notes:

Rates are in USD
Maximum 4 persons allowed
No smoking/No pets

Cancellation Policy:

25% non-refundable deposit required at booking
Balance due 60 days prior to arrival
No refunds for cancellations within 60 days of arrival, or for late arrivals / early departures
Check-in 2:00PM Check-out 11:00AM

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