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Stunning 17th Century Villa With Private Pool In Spoleto, Italy

Country house with 10 bedrooms, 14 bathrooms and swimming pool in Spoleto Area, Italy

From £5,210 per week

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Country house to rent in Spoleto, Italy

  • Country house
  • Sleeps 20
  • 10 Bedrooms
  • 14 Bathrooms
  • Private pool
  • Balcony / terrace
  • Parking
  • Private garden
  • BBQ
  • Washing machine

Country house overview - owner's description

Incredible 17th century villa. Large private pool in extensive grounds, surrounded by courtyards and orchards. Located five km from the city of Spoleto.

This outstanding villa is ideal for large families or special interest groups wishing to enjoy a high standard of accommodation in an authentic, fully restored, Umbrian villa. Situated 5km from the city of Spoleto, home to the International Festival de Due Monde and many annual festivals, there are extensive walking trails in the hills and valleys adjacent and easy access to Perugia, Assisi, Todi, Norcia etc. Local attractions include: fishing, golf and wine tasting and visits to olive mills, village cheese making and local chefs are easy to arrange.

This is an extensive villa dating back to the 17th Century which has been restored with style and finesse by local architects. There is underfloor heating for winter rental. The house has thick old stone walls and is well insulated in both hot and cold weather. It is also ideal for family gatherings and celebrations.

The grounds
The villa is set amongst an acre of established evergreen and deciduous trees, an olive and fruit tree orchard, several private courtyards, an open grassed space, an enclosed courtyard to the east and and an open terrace to the west, with glorious sunset views. Also to the west is a 15m enclosed swimming pool (fully serviced). The house is flanked by several courtyards which provide both intimate areas and convivial spaces allowing midnight merriment or post prandial siestas. Ample parking for 6 to 8 cars is available within the walls.

A visit to Umbria is as much about an encounter with a culture and a way of life as the observation of a beautiful place.

Umbrians are of course proud of their past and the buildings and monuments which are part of their world. But anyone who lives in Umbria quickly absorbs the pride that Umbrians take in the routines of daily life the time taken to be with families, the time tending the gardens, the time spent within their communities and of course the time taken over food.

Umbrians celebrate life at every opportunity. There are festivals celebrating:

Food: The harvests of truffles, olives, asparagus, celery, and many more, and of course the annual wine production.

Wine: The distinctive sagrantino grape is grown in the Montefalco area and the wine it makes rarely leaves Italy because it is enjoyed so much locally.

Faith: Patron Saints Each village has a Patron saint - not just St Francis of Assisi or St Benedict of Norcia – and there are annual festivals to honour their memory.

History: There are famous street events in Gubbio and Spello but also on a smaller scale in small villages like Scheggino. Here they pay respect to their women each August in memory of the defence and protection organised by the women when the village was raided in the absence of the men.

Music: Is everywhere and Spoleto has a rolling programme of musical events throughout the year. Almost every church is used as a venue for performances in the summer and you may well meet visiting music groups from UK who enjoy the audience enthusiasm.

There may be wonderful opportunities to share these celebrations in Umbria and so take time to check whether there are local festivals happening during your visit.

Your visit to Umbria is an opportunity to genuinely experience this life-style, to discover your inner snail and to have time to do as Umbrians do, whether walking on Sundays for the weekly passeggiata or taking time each morning to visit a café for coffee.

The region is mostly mountainous and hilly and presents a landscape rich in woods and water resources. It is crossed by the Apennines, which form numerous valleys. This region has a comparatively large lake: the Trasimeno.

Cities: Perugia is the regional capital. Other important cities are Assisi, Gubbio, Orvieto, Todi, Spoleto,Terni.

In Umbria the traces of the Etruscan civilization are remarkable, as visitors can see in Todi, Bettona, Orvieto and Perugia. Both Spello and Spoleto have important Roman remains and other important Roman sites can be found in Assisi and Gubbio. The Romanesque architecture thrived in this region at the beginning of the twelfth century: some beautiful examples are the Cathedrals of Spoleto and Assisi and St. Silvestro and St. Michele in Bevagna. The Gothic style reached very high levels, and imposing examples are present in almost every city. Renaissance buildings can be seen in magnificent monuments in Perugia, Gubbio and Todi.

In Perugia there is the NATIONAL GALLERY OF UMBRIA, which is one of the most important exhibition of the Gothic painting, with masterpieces by Duccio di Boninsegna, Beato Angelico, Piero della Francesca. THE NATIONAL ARCHAEOLOGICAL MUSEUM oF UMBRIA houses a splendid and very rich Etruscan collection. Assisi, birthplace of St. Francis, one of the greatest figures of Christianity, has the superb Basilica of San Francesco with the world famous Giotto’s frescoes, showing in 28 splendid paintings the life of the Saint the Pinacoteca Civica and the Cathedral’s Museum. Spoleto has the Gallery of Contemporary Art. In Gubbio there is the Civic Museum, which holds the famous “Eugubine tables”: seven bronze plates, from the second century B.C. Foligno can offer the tourists the Archaeologic Museum and the Pinacoteca Civica.

To be visited

Umbria is rich in history and in nature and there is no shortage of outings:

* The Marmore Falls in the Val de Nera are the highest in Italy and provide a spectacular sight.
* The Fonti del Clitunno, the ancient Roman spring just north of Spoleto, is the source of the Clitunno River
* Mount Subasio towers above Assisi with a National Park to explore.
* The Basilica of Santa Maria degli Angeli below Assisi is the burial place of Saint Clare who founded an order for women at the time of Saint Francis Assisi and the Basilica of Saint Francis is full of interest for young and old
* The ancient city of Spoleto offers the Roman Theatre, Druso’s Arch and the Torre del Olio, from which the people are supposed to have poured boiling oil on Hannibal when he threatened the city
* Near Perugia, it is possible to visit the Ipogeo del Volumni, which is an Etruscan tomb.
* For spectacular scenery a visit to the Piano Grande at Castelucchio beyond Norcia is unforgettable.
* The Via di Roma, one of the Pilgrim Paths from Canterbury to Rome, is clearly signed from Assisi to Spoleto and provides excellent walking through olive groves and easy hilsides


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This country house is:

3km from the nearest bar 15km from the nearest restaurant 15km from the nearest supermarket 1.75km from Rome airport 30km from Perugia 5km from Spoleto 60km from Perugia 50km from Assisi

Local activities

Fishing 15km Golf 45km

Sights and attractions

Historic site 15km Shopping 15km

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Outside this country house in Spoleto, Italy
This country house is in the town but in a quiet area. It has a pool, a balcony, a barbecue, outside lighting and a garden. Car hire is necessary as the renter will need a car to get about for shopping, eating out and the beach; however parking is available if required.

Prices and availability

Updated 1 October 2016

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Changeover days and minimum stays

  • 1 October - 31 December 2016: the minimum stay is 4 nights.
  • 1 June - 31 December 2017: the minimum stay is 4 nights.
  • 1 June - 31 December 2018: the minimum stay is 4 nights.
  • 1 June - 30 September 2019: the minimum stay is 4 nights.



10 bedrooms, Sleeps 20:

  • 1 double bed and en suite
  • 1 double bed and en suite
  • 1 double bed and en suite
  • 1 double bed and en suite
  • 1 double bed and en suite
  • 1 single bed and en suite
  • 2 single beds and en suite
  • 2 single beds
  • 2 single beds
  • 2 single beds

There is also 1 double sofa bed in Bedroom 7


7 bathrooms, 7 en suite bathrooms, 9 Separate WC's

Swimming pool

Private pool


DVD/Blu-ray player, TV Languages in Local, Satellite / cable


Living area seats 15, Dining area seats 15, Central heating, Open fire, Iron / board, Towels / linen, Washing machine, Car hire essential


Cooker, Crockery, Cutlery, Dishwasher, Fridge, Freezer, Glassware, Microwave, Oven, Pots / pans


Balcony or terrace, Barbecue, Outside lighting, Parking, Private garden

Suitable for

Infants, Smoking, Restricted mobility

Extra information

Bedrooms: Bedrooms 1, 3, 6, 8 have twin/double beds plus a single. Bedrooms 2 and 5 have double beds. Bedroom 4 has a double and single beds. Bedroom 7 has large sofa bed and 1 single. Bedroom 9 has 3 single beds. Bedroom 10 small single bed with en-suite. Bathrooms: Bedrooms 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5. have en-suite bathrooms with showers. Bedrooms 6 and 7 share en-suite with bath bidet and wc. Bedrooms 8 and 9 share en-suite with shower and wc.

Olivia Mullan

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