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Villa in Città della Pieve. A peaceful oasis among woods and olive groves

Bedrooms 7
Space 2,690 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

Set in the Umbrian countryside, close to Tuscany, between Città della Pieve (10 km) and Castiglion del Lago (12 km) il Casale alle Vie Bianche is a typical farmhouse built in 1860. The interior is very well furnished and cosy with 'terracotta' floors and exposed beam ceiling. Ground floor: lounge and dining room with fireplace, kitchen, 1 bathroom. First floor: 5 bedrooms (3 double, 1 triple, 1 single with fireplace), lounge with fireplace, 2 bathrooms. The house is situated in a farming estate of 35 hectares of wood and olive groves where you can have lovely walks in an unspoilt and enchanting nature. The garden is completely fenced and there are kids outdoor games (swing and see-saw). In front of the main building there is a porch with a large dining table and an original wood burning oven (great for pizza!). The biological farm produces extra virgin olive oil and offers its guests not polluting detergents and solar panels for hot water. Occasionally the owners, who live in Rome, stay for a few days in a small house, with independent access, close to the villa. You will have the property completely to yourself (the sporadic visit of the owners will be barely noticed).

Raffaella Spada
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english, french, spanish, italian
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 16, 2017


Città della Pieve Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2690 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • smoking allowed
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Sunbed
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Vacuum Cleaner
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kettle
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 14 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • - toilet , shower , bidet
    Shower room 1 - toilet , shower , bidet
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , bidet
    Shower room 2 - toilet , shower , bidet
  • 7 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 5 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 twin/ single
    Bedroom 4 - 3 twin/ single
    - 1 queen
    - 1 twin/ single
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio
  • Garden Table & Chairs
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Porch / Veranda
  • 3 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • forests
Leisure Activities:
  • horseback riding
  • hydrotherapy
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • mountain biking
  • sailing


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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Villa in Città della Pieve. A peaceful oasis among woods and olive groves
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Fantastic gem nicely situated in Central Italy (Le Vie Bianche)

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful, wonderful place to spend time. We were not quite sure what to expect when we booked this vacation to central Italy in the Region of Umbria. We had a total of 21 absolutely glorious days here with a number of family and friends joining us for periods throughout this time. Vacation started with just my wife and I for the 1st couple days which we really enjoyed giving us some time to get the lay of the land. After the we averaged 8-10 people ranging from some nights with 5 to as many as 12. The house and surrounding grounds could handle it with ease. The pool was enjoyed every day and worked really well for cooling down a bit on some of the warmer days. It had a shallow section which worked perfect for our 2-1/2 yr old granddaughter who joined us for the later part of the stay. We really enjoyed our morning walks to the top of a local hill, helping us get some great exercise. Views around this countryside are as good as any we saw in nearby Tuscany. This property is within a couple kms of nearest town but was very quite and peaceful.

The house itself was laid out great with a nice master bedroom, bathroom and sitting room on the main floor. The rest of the bedrooms were all upstairs and they worked great for our guests and family. One of the best things was all the outside space with tables and areas set up on all sides to be able to enjoy different views and ambiance throughout the day and evenings. The pizza oven outside was a real treat and highlight of many of the evenings. We enjoyed many a late night playing cards and Dominos. We certainly lived more outside then in during these 3 weeks as our weather was picture perfect the entire trip.

Our favorite restaurant in the nearby town of Pacino (5 kms) was Locanda Manfredi. Great Italian fare, absolutely wonderful staff and service. We did mainly day travels to both Tuscan and Umbiran wineries from the place which are very douable, some as close as 20 min away. Nearby highlights included multiple medieval towns such as Citta della Pieve and Volterra with our favorite being one being Monltepulciano. Overnight trips included Florence (>2 hrs away) and Venice 3-1/2 hr drive.

Many thanks go to Raffaella and her team, Massimo, Mario, and her grandson. They all did a great job to make our stay very special.

  • Submitted: Jul 11, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Bill thanks a lot for your wonderful words! I am really proud you enjoyed so much your stay and that you appreciate so much the interiors and the exteriors as well as our surroundings! A special thanks from our pizza oven, I could say "old but gold" ... built in 1864 and still works very well! Don't miss to come back and visit us in an other occasion, spring and autumn are wonderful. Thank you very also form Mario and family, we are all very happy to have helped ou spend a nice vacation. See you soon Raffaella
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"We had a WONDERFUL stay ...

  • 5 of 5

"We had a WONDERFUL stay at Le Vie Bianche! For our family with 2 young children it was perfect, and the owner could not have been more accommodating. I hesitate to write about it because I don''t want anyone to discover this true gem in the Umbrian countryside! The house is furnished beautifully with many antiques but has a very homey feel at the same time. The gardener (who we did not see very often but who cleaned the pool every couple of days and tended to the large property) and the man who manages this property in the owner''s absence, were both so kind and helpful! The location is blissfully isolated and serene, though is only 4 KM from the nearest town, and ideally situated to see both Tucany and Umbria. There are so many wonderful places to discover, all within a very beautiful drive from the house, and the nearest train station at Chiusi Scalo takes you pretty much anywhere easily!...And you could spend days just exploring the beautiful property alone! A note: the house is an old stone farm house, nicely restored, but is a bit dark even during the day; so we spent most of our time outside enjoying the environs. The house was nice and cool (we were there for almost all of May) so cool that we lit the fire place on several occasions. This was great! We also used space heaters provided on chilly nights and this worked perfectly. Our children (ages 2 and 4) LOVED exploring every nook and cranny both inside and out. We loved the fact that most all rooms had doors (as well as top of stairs) that could be closed for safety. This house is large and spacious and we had more than enough room. It is so beautiful here, beautiful beyond words, and we are anxious to return! HIGHLY RECOMMEND!"

  • Submitted: May 29, 2013
  • Stayed: Apr 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Siamo stati molto bene, la struttura è meravigliosa e lo consiglio ad un gruppo numeroso.

  • 5 of 5

Ottima accoglienza della proprietaria, la Signora Raffaella, che ci ha mostrato tutto ed è sempre rimasta disponibile.

Siamo stati a Pasqua in 11 persone, siamo stati benissimo, la casa è molto grande e bella, anche il giardino molto curato. Ci sono tutti gli elettrodomestici e gli strumenti per cucinare in casa, lo consiglio a chi cerca un bel posto dove rilassarsi con un gruppo di amici.

  • Submitted: Apr 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: Homelidays, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Grazie a voi Livia, per la gentilezza e la precisione, è stato un piacere conoscervi e avervi nostri ospiti un caro saluto Raffaella
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Great place to stay

  • 5 of 5

We, a group of four couples, stayed here for a week in April. It was perfect for us. We made pizza in the outside wood fired oven three times and it was the perfect setup with a covered outside room to prepare the pizza while we could all visit as well. The kitchen had everything we could need. We all had our own spaces in the spacious bedrooms and even made a cozy fire in the wood stove one evening. The garden was beautiful and well cared for. A great starting points for visits to other sites and did some hikes right from the door. .

  • Submitted: May 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: Homelidays, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for your appreciation, we wait for you and your friends in the future! Regards Raffaella
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Due giorni magnifici

  • 5 of 5

Abbiamo soggiornato in 9 in questo splendido casale tra le colline umbre, accolti dalla gentilezza della Sig. Ra Raffaella, per qualche giorno dopo Capodanno. Abbiamo trovato la casa pulitissima, calda ( bellissima la stufa a legna nel soggiorno ), una cucina atrezzatissima ( abbiamo fatto anche la pasta all' uovo ). Le stanze sono arredate con mobili d' epoca, ma dotate di ogni comodità. Il casale si trova ai margini di un bosco e, nonostante la stagione, abbiamo fatto bellissime passeggiate.

Vogliamo ringraziare la Sig.ra Raffaella anche per l' accoglienza che ha riservato al nostro cane che, possiamo assicurare, si e' divertito moltissimo essendo la proprieta' recintata e potendo quindi scorrazzare a suo piacimento.

Davvero un posto da consigliare.

  • Submitted: Jan 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: Homelidays, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Gentilissima Signora Michela grazie a voi, per la simpatia e l'apprezzamento, il nostro casale vi aspetta, venite a trovarci spesso per apprezzare anche i cambiamenti del giardino e del bosco, le fioriture, rose del giardino, rose selvatiche, ginestre, e le fragoline di bosco, poi il laghetto e il ruscello alla fine del bosco.... e i tramonti naturalmente, che sono una "specialità della casa!". un carissimo saluto e a presto. Raffaella
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Una settimana ad Agosto in una casa meravigliosa

  • 5 of 5

E’ il secondo anno che soggiorniamo in questa splendida casa, sempre per una settimana, ad agosto.

La casa è davvero bella, come le immagini sul sito mostrano. Quello però che mi ha piacevolmente sorpreso è l’atmosfera di grandissima serenità che si respira. Forse questa sensazione è data dall’insieme del panorama mozzafiato e del silenzio della campagna, o forse dalla pulizia degli ambienti unita però ad un senso piacevole di “casa” (è piena di bei libri e oggetti, disposti con la cura e l’attenzione che si hanno solo in una casa propria). E’ una casa di campagna, ristrutturata nel rispetto dei materiali e della struttura originari, ma è dotata di tutte le comodità di cui si ha bisogno per riposarsi in vacanza: elettrodomestici moderni, grandissima dotazione di stoviglie e accessori vari. L’interno è molto accogliente e spazioso e la circolarità e l’ampiezza degli ambienti ci hanno consentito di soggiornare comodamente in due famiglie (eravamo quattro adulti e quattro bambini, tra i 5 e i 9 anni), senza interferenze, con uno spazio “intimo” per ogni nucleo familiare e tanti spazi comuni diversificati. Il giardino è davvero uno spettacolo! E’ molto ben curato, trattato in buona parte a prato, e circonda la casa da tutti e quattro i lati. Dal lato della cucina c’è un tavolo dove si può fare colazione all’aperto, dal lato del salottino della musica ci sono la piscina (si poteva stare nel salottino ad ascoltare musica o a leggere e dare al contempo uno sguardo ai bambini in piscina), il capanno e il forno delle pizze, e poi tutt’intorno ancora prato, alberi di frutta (ci siamo fatti grandi scorpacciate!), una serra con orto, un’area giochi. Il giardino è recintato (cosa comoda per noi perché i bambini avevano grande autonomia e senso di libertà senza pericolo di perdersi nelle campagne) e fornisce una infinità di angoli da godersi: con un libro in mano (c’è una panchina che guarda proprio verso la vallata, dove era bellissimo leggere al tramonto), passeggiando, giocando… La piscina è piccola ma comoda, con una parte poco profonda separata da un’altra dove non si ha piede, e dove i nostri figli hanno fatto migliaia di tuffi! Il resto della proprietà, a cui si accede oltrepassando il cancello, continua per una grande estensione ed è trattato a campagna, con una parte ad ulivi ed una parte più boscosa e selvaggia. Siamo stati davvero bene, la proprietaria è gentile, simpatica e accogliente ed è sempre disponibile al telefono per qualsiasi dubbio o esigenza.

  • Submitted: Oct 21, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: Homelidays, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
150 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
4 Kilometres
Nearest Train
12 Kilometres
Chiusi Chianciano Terme
Nearest Motorway
15 Kilometres
A1 Naples Milan
Nearest Restaurant
5 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
15 Kilometres
Lago Trasimeno
Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Città della Pieve Villa Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
Convert Currency
Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Jul 1 2017 - Sep 2 2017
7 night minimum stay
Sep 3 2017 - Sep 16 2017
7 night minimum stay
Sep 17 2017 - Oct 7 2017
2 night minimum stay
pasqua 2018
Mar 31 2018 - Apr 2 2018
2 night minimum stay
media 2018
Jun 2 2018 - Jun 29 2018
3 night minimum stay
alta 2018
Jun 30 2018 - Aug 25 2018
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $117.27

Tariffe scontate in relazione alla durata, Richiesto supplemento per il riscaldamento in base alla stagione, Deposito cauzionale, Caparra richiesta alla prenotazione, Consegna delle chiavi da parte del proprietario o incaricato. Proprietario non presente in loco

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.