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Bedrooms 14
Half Baths2
Space 10,763 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property


EXCEPTIONAL Historic Villa Complex designed by renowned architect G.Valadier in the late 1700's on a hill dominating the Umbrian countryside with a 360° view from Assisi to Spoleto.

VILLA PIANCIANI is one of the most prestigious residences in Umbria. After years of careful restoration it has reopened to the public, offering the neoclassical elegance of a Listed property with the best of contemporary comfort.

A large monumental park surrounds the Complex which includes the Villa (main building) and the Annex (a three-storey house connected via an underground passage to the main Villa with studio spaces) with a beautiful sun-drenched swimming pool surrounded by organically farmed olive groves. The Villa can house 20/23 guests, or up to 26/31 guests with the Annex.

Within the estate it is possible to include the stone cottage as well, housing 8/10 guests with separate swimming pool. The entire Complex can thus accommodate up to 34/41 guests.



The Complex is composed of the main Villa and the 'Old Kitchens' Annex; the two neighboring buildings are internally connected by an underground passage. Within the Villa are many spacious living areas (billiard, music, TV & Wi-Fi lounges), fully-equipped kitchen, large courtyard and dining areas and a breathtaking terrace. Elevator wheelchair access.

The Main Villa has 11 bedrooms (all heated and most with air conditioning), with spectacular views and en-suite private bathrooms.

The Annex has 3 bedrooms, each with private bath, kitchen, living area and veranda, as well as studios on the ground floor.( An extra Cottage is available for enlarging the accommodation numbers)

Within the park is also a private Chapel, which stands at the back of the main Villa, the beautiful esplanade of the front exedras and, on the south side, a neoclassical ‘secret garden' with architectural elements such as a fountain, a small temple, and a meridian.

On the west edge of the hill, facing Spoleto, surrounded by olive groves, is located the large sun-drenched swimming pool (14 x7 metres with dressing room and bathroom) with spectacular views of the countryside.

At the heart of Umbria's green heart of Italy, Villa Pianciani is located in the small village of Terraja about 400m above sea level, on top of a hill overlooking the valley.The Valley, which stretches for about 320 sq. km. from Spoleto to Perugia is bounded by the slopes of the Umbrian pre- Appenine hills and by many magnificent small towns such as Assisi, Trevi, Montefalco, and Spello. Famous for verdant

nature and Art &Music Festivals, excellent olive oil and Sagrantino wine. Many nearby sites to visit and great restaurants.

The valley is predominantly agricultural, far from industrial areas, and has magically kept intact the traditional landscape with clean air and water.

Surrounding mountains give way to the olive trees and Mediterranean forests of holm oaks.

Spring and autumn are ideal for holidays and nature trips. Daytime temperature is around 20°C. In summer, daylight hours are fairly warm (25-30°), but the nights are cool and breezy, so you may need a sweater in the evening. In winter in the daytime it is often cold, around 10°; occasionally, it snows.It is possible to rent the entire Villa Complex or part of it; the main Villa only or the Villa +Annex or additionally the Diamond Cottage. Adjacent to the Villa's South gate, the DIAMOND COTTAGE stands among olive groves on 10 hectares of terraced land with fruit trees and hardwoods. The Cottage is an old farmhouse built of natural stone that has been carefully restored. Guests can enjoy their own 10x5m swimming pool on a sun-drenched terrace facing the cottage, from where, as well as from the Cottage itself, the view towards Spoleto is magnificent. Wifi now available at Diamond Cottage as well as at the Villa.

From October through May it is possible to rent individual bedrooms on the Villa’s main floor (with spectacular views) or the cozy apartment with veranda in the Annex or the amazing suite for a romantic holiday; it is always possible to rent the Diamond Cottage separately on a weekly basis.

Individual room reservations are possible on a last-minute basis, depending on availability.

Included in rental costs: Welcome assistance/ house steward available at the Villa every day (except Sunday) from 8AM to Noon, pool cleaning service and gardener 4 hours a day, 15 kw/day electricity and 15m3/day gas, linen and towels with one change of linen and towels and room cleaning every 3 days, basic hygiene kits (bathrooms and kitchen), all Villa facilities (pool, free Wi-Fi connection, TV & Billiard rooms). The swimming pool is open from May to September.

Not included: food, beverages, final cleaning fee of 85 euro, extra services and utilities surcharges.

Given the size of the Complex, we highly recommend our optional services to allow you to more fully enjoy your Italian vacation as a beautifully relaxing experience! Our skilled Italian cooks can prepare great home-made dishes of typical Italian or International cuisine for you. DIFFERENT SERVICE PACKAGES are available for your unique personalized holidays, just ask for our price list when reserving.PAYMENT: 30% deposit to confirm services. Payment with credit card is charged an extra 3%.

We are pleased to arrange any kind of party or celebration, lunch or dinner service for you--even wood-fired oven pizza on request. Event fees vary base on usage and services.

We are also pleased to offer: Cooking Lessons, Art Workshops, Tour Guides, Wildlife Guides, Winery Tours, Olive Oil, Truffle or Wine Tastings. Pick up from and to airport. We are 1½ to 2 hours to both Rome and Florence.

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Property Manager
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english, spanish, italian
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
November 23, 2017


We are a small and dedicated team (owners and staff) working together on this exceptional property over many years to make this historic home available to be enjoyed amidst the unspoiled beauty of Umbria, offering the highest quality of Italian style. purchased this villa in 1880

Why chose Spoleto

Because it is unique and breathtakingly beautiful and it deserves to be discovered and enjoyed by more visitors to Italy who seek the extraordinary luxury of a private retreat whilst participating in the many cultural offerings of the area. We are dedicated to sharing the extraordinary art, history and environment of Umbria and we enjoy creating an atmosphere of complete relaxation for our guests.

What makes this villa unique

Villa Pianciani Complex is a national monument recognized by the Italian State and, at the same time, a family property with all the attention and care for hospitality of the Italian style and spirit.

Guestbook comments from the manager

What a truly wonderful weekend we all had - it was completely perfect! Thank you so much for such amazing hospitality and all the extra things you did to make it even more special - showing us round your chapel was fabulous. The food was quite superb and I was very sorry to miss saying goodbye and an enormous thank you to Rita (please also thank the rest of the staff who were excellent - as was your lovely daughter on Saturday night). Also please pass on my thanks to her mother for the doll she made and gave me - that was very touching and it's really lovely. Thank you too for the book of your beautiful artworks - another wonderful momento of the weekend and I'm really enjoying looking at it (and delighted to find the text in English too!).

You have restored the house so beautifully - the perfect combination of modern bathrooms whilst retaining completely the character and charm of the house. I really can't thank you enough for the most idyllic weekend to celebrate my birthday. I will look at your website shortly and send you some tips to make it rank higher in google - you deserve great success with it. We were very privileged to be your first house party - and we'll all do what we can to make sure it is the first of many!

Enormous thanks again for everything - it couldn't have been better and exceeded all my expectations.

very best wishes

Jun 2012
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Nearest Airport
126 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
4 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
200 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
4 Kilometres
9 hole test field or Golf Club La Romita km 35
Nearest Train
9 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
9 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
3 Kilometres
Nearest Ski
50 Kilometres
Forche Canapine
Nearest Beach
130 Kilometres
Tuscany or Marche
Car: recommended

Villa Pianciani Complex is the ideal base to visit the best of historical ART CITIES like Spoleto, Assisi, Bevagna, Todi, Gubbio and Spello, Perugia, Orvieto and Trasimeno lake. The wonderful location is also ideal for a relaxing holiday in the spectacular peace of the Spoleto Valley.

Umbria offers an exceptionally varied and meaningful cultural experience. Every village, even the tiniest hamlet, has beautiful artifacts. The distances are short and most interesting places are reachable from the Villa within an hour: 9km Spoleto, 15 km Montefalco, Trevi 21 km, Spello 32 km, Assisi 40 km, Todi 44km, Perugia 60km, Orvieto 87 km.

Rome 130 km, Florence 212 km and Perugia are easily reachable by train from Spoleto. The railroad station can be reached in about 15' from the Villa. Umbria offers cultural events all year round: Spoleto Festival in June-July has dance, opera, plays, concerts, art exhibitions, film festivals and is one of the first and most comprehensive worldwide art festivals. Bevagna Gaite Festival in June is a week of medieval life in the enchanting setting of Bevagna. Perugia offers Umbria Jazz in July, one of the most important jazz festivals in Europe. Spoleto Summer Festival in July-August has concerts, dance, theater. Nearly every town, large or small, has it's own 'sagra', a popular festival dedicated usually to a local food specialty and featuring the freshest and best local ingredients prepared by the townspeople in a lively atmosphere with dancing and special events.


Spoleto Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa (terraced)
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 10763 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 11:00 AM
  • /
  • Check-out: 2:00 PM
  • Max. occupancy: 31
  • Max. adults: 30
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Holiday Resort
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Elevator ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Firewood
  • Fitness Room / Equipment
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Mosquito Magnet
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Safe
  • Sofa Bed
  • Sunbed
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Free Wifi
  • 2 Ring Stove
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 40 people
  • 13 Bathrooms
  • 2 Half Baths
  • Bathrooms ground floor - toilet , near the courtyard
    Bathrooms ground floor - toilet , near the courtyard
    Bathroom room 12 in ANNEX - toilet , shower , suitable for handycap
    3 Bathrooms in DIAMOND COTTAGE - toilet , shower , bidet , 3 shared bathrooms in the DIAMOND COTTAGE
    Bathroom - room 1 MASTER - toilet , combination tub/shower , shower , bidet , bathtub + shower cabin
    Bathroom - room 2 WISTERIA - toilet , shower
    Bathroom -room 3 TURQUISE - toilet , shower
    Bathroom - room 4 LIME - toilet , combination tub/shower , bidet
    Bathroom - room 5 SALMON - toilet , shower , bidet
    Bathroom - room 6 AGATA - toilet , shower , bidet , with window
    Bathroom - room 7 LOGGIA - toilet , shower , bidet , with window with view
    Bathroom - room 8 CLEAR WATER - toilet , combination tub/shower , bidet , Large with 2 windows with view
    Bathroom - room 9 / 10 S.E.+G.R. - toilet , shower , bidet , two rooms to share - window with view
    Bathroom room 13 in ANNEX - toilet , shower , bidet
    Bathroom - room11 - toilet , shower , with window
  • Spacious and elegant bathrooms, entirely renovated in a new 'soft classic' style, painted walls and terracotta floors, 11/13 with windows (minimum one) with wonderful views of the Spoleto Valley and the park, (shower enclosure or bathtub with shower ).
  • 14 Bedrooms, Sleeps 31
  • 1 Master - In VILLA - 1 king , 1 twin/ single , private bathroom with bathtub and shower
    2 Wisteria - In VILLA - 1 twin/ single , private bathroom with shower - large single bed
    3 Turquoise - In VILLA - 1 twin/ single , large single bed - bathroom with shower -front view
    4 LIME Green - In VILLA - 2 twin/ single , private bathroom with bathtub - extralarge single beds
    5 SALMON Orange - In VILLA - 1 king , private bathroom with shower
    6 AGATA Orange - In VILLA - 1 king , 1 twin/ single , private bathroom with shower - 2 windows with view
    7 Sunset LOGGIA suite - In VILLA - 1 queen , 1 double , private bathroom shower - glass wall with view on sunset
    8 CLEAR water - In VILLA - 1 double , 1 child bed , private bathroom with bath and shower - 2 windows
    Possible EXTRA Cottage Farmhouse - 3 queen , 3 twin/ single , 1 child bed , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Cottage w/ kitchen, living rooms, patio, private pool
    9 Lemon Cream - In VILLA - 1 queen , 1 child bed , bathroom to share with bath tub/shower - window with view
    11 Gallery Rust - In VILLA - 1 queen , with bathroom to share with shower -door/window to terrace
    12 Bianchina suite apt. in ANNEX - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single , apartment +veranda +kitchen+ private bathroom with shower
    13 Ardesia country in ANNEX - 1 queen , 1 child bed , private bathroom with shower also good for handicap
    14 White Spirit in ANNEX - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single , private bathroom with shower + studio room on request
    10 Poem -In VILLA - 2 twin/ single , Share bathroom with shower - Window with view
  • Elegant, spacious and bright rooms furnished in a magnificent classical style with one or more windows each and all with wonderful views of the Spoleto Valley and the Park. All with en-suite bathrooms with bathtub or shower (2 rooms share 1 bathroom), all heated and 11/14 with air conditioning.All with wifi.
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Piano
  • Pool Table
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Gated Community
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Tennis ...
  • Terrace
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Wood Deck
  • 1 bicycles
  • 40 garden chairs
  • 20 beach chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Daily Maid Service
  • Housekeeper
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • whitewater rafting
The Villa is very well equipped and the estate staff is accessible and available for any need or assistance. Various services are available: Breakfast, Half or full board. The kitchens are very large and professionally equipped. Given the size of the Complex, with the experience acquired, we highly recommend considering our additional services to make your Italian vacation a beautifully relaxing experience! Our skilled Italian cooking ladies can prepare great home-made meals of typical Italian or International cuisine. SERVICES INCLUDED IN THE RENT: Welcome assistance and house steward available on request everyday (except Sunday) from 8AM to Noon, pool cleaning service and gardener 4 hours a day. Change of linen and towels and room cleaning every 3 days. WE CAN OFFER DIFFERENT SERVICE PACKAGES for your unique personalized holidays, please ask. Also available for events, please request our price list.


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Beautiful, magical Villa Pianciani

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Villa Pianciani is simply exquisite. We were privileged to host our wedding there in July 2015 and it could not have been more perfect. We had 40 of our family and friends accommodated in the Villa, Annex and Diamond Cottage which was ideal. Everyone fell in love with the estate, from the immaculate grounds and panoramic landscapes, to the thoughtfully decorated accommodation and relaxing pools. The renowned architect Valadier designed an elegant home in the 18th century and today it is not only maintained but improved with ensuite bathrooms, automatic sensor lighting, eclectic modern art, and exotic furnishings from Asia. The Villa is truly unique in this way, marrying the old and the new with expert artistry. The grounds are both gorgeous and diverse. We held our wedding ceremony in the woods at the front of the Villa in a natural theatre setting with a stone temple arch. Our dinner was hosted in the garden; the chapel as our backdrop, with the sun setting into the sunflower fields as the full moon rose over the olive groves. It was stunning. For us it was even more special that the Villa is part of a charitable trust with the objective of conserving and improving the estate, preserving the rich cultural heritage in the heart of Umbria. All this of course would mean little were it not for the wonderful people who looked after us. The Villa's caretaker Rita is one of a kind; a lovely human being who could not have been more gracious and helpful. She became part of the family with everyone remarking on her generosity of spirit. We felt very blessed to have had her and all the team helping us to create such a memorable event. Venus and Jupiter converged over the nights of our stay at Villa Pianciani, but even without the celestial intervention, you cannot help but feel your stars are aligned when surrounded in such beauty.

  • Submitted: Jul 10, 2015
  • Stayed: June 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit $2,355.16
Stay tax $1.18 per night, per person. This amount will be due to the manager upon arrival. Does not apply to children under 14 years.

Villa + Annex groups of 24 to 29 guests. Villa, Annex and Diamond Cottage for groups up to 32 to 38 guests.
SERVICE AVAILABLE (highly recommended) also Full Board

Booking requires 50% deposit. Full payment 40 days before arrival. Security deposit of €2,000 to be paid in cash on arrival. In absence of damages, it will be returned on the final day of the stay. Credit card Payments charged a 4% fee.
Extra fee for including an Event or Ceremony, heating, air conditioning
INCLUDED Welcome assistance, linen, pool cleaning, gardener, basic hygiene kits and WIFI

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.