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Orvieto Countryside - Culinary Adventures!

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Last updated: 01/30/2014

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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Baschi farmhouse description

300 year old farmhouse, renovated in 2012 featuring 3 bedrooms, 2 full bathrooms, large kitchen, dining room, large upstairs living room, 2 fireplaces, spacious balcony and courtyard. Situated in the middle of a 30 acre farm of vineyards and olives. Peaceful and away from the city, but is still an easy access to village and local amenities.
The area is rich in history, and used to be inhabited by the ancient roman aristocracy.
According to legend, the house was a small hamlet for nuns back in 18th century. The name Casa Segreta was given when it was 'rediscovered' after several owners by Lorenzo's son Tommaso and nephew Lucio.

For groups more than 6, situated on the property is another house, originally the storage area for Casa Segreta, that hosts up to 4 people.

Property Type

  • 2 story
  • Farmhouse
  • 2200 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental


      • Catering Available
      • Breakfast - Booking Possible
      • Lunch - Booking Possible
      • Dinner - Booking Possible

      Onsite Services

          • Private Chef


          • Children Welcome
          • Pets Considered:

            Small dogs, sure....moreless

          • Wheelchair Inaccessible

          Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7, Beds for 7

          Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

          Other Amenities

              • The house rental includes a welcome reception, complete food and beverages!...moreless


              • Books
              • DVD Player
              • Games
              • Music Library
              • Stereo
              • Television
              • Video Library


              • Away From It All
              • Family
              • Historic
              • Romantic


              • Churches
              • Museums
              • Restaurants
              • Ruins
              • Winery Tours

              Local Services & Businesses

              • ATM/Bank
              • Fitness Center
              • Groceries
              • Hospital
              • Laundromat
              • Massage Therapist
              • Medical Services

              Leisure Activities

              • Bird Watching
              • Eco Tourism
              • Horseback Riding
              • Outlet Shopping
              • Scenic Drives
              • Shopping
              • Sight Seeing
              • Walking
              • Wildlife Viewing

              Location Type

                  • Mountain View:

                    Located on the fringe of the Appennine; in the midst of vineyards, olives with a view of Monte Cimino and Lake Alviano....moreless

                  Sports & Adventure Activities

                  • Cycling
                  • Fishing
                  • Fly Fishing
                  • Freshwater Fishing
                  • Golf
                  • Hiking
                  • Hot Air Ballooning
                  • Hunting
                  • Hunting Big Game
                  • Hunting Small Game
                  • Kayaking
                  • Mountain Biking
                  • Paragliding
                  • Rafting
                  • Sailing
                  • Spelunking
                  • Swimming
                  • Tennis
                  • Whitewater Rafting
                  • Wind-Surfing


                  • Dining:

                    Dining room opens freely from kitchen, seating many guests at long table. Can also casually sit around kitchen island....moreless

                  • Dining Room
                  • Seating for 12 people


                  • Fireplace
                  • Hair Dryer
                  • Heating
                  • Internet
                  • Iron & Board
                  • Linens Provided
                  • Living Room
                  • Parking
                  • Towels Provided
                  • Washing Machine
                  • Wood Stove


                  • Coffee Maker
                  • Dishes & Utensils
                  • Kitchen
                  • Pantry Items
                  • Refrigerator
                  • Stove


                  • Balcony
                  • Deck / Patio
                  • Outdoor Grill


                  Write a review 4.7
                  from 3 traveler reviews
                  Rental basis: Per property
                  Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                  Base Rate
                  3 night min stay
                  $1,680 $6,600
                  * Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

                  Additional information about rental rates

                  Additional Fees and Taxes:

                  Taxes included.


                  50% of rental fee (non-refundable) is required at time of booking.

                  Remaining 50% is due 1 month prior to stay along with refundable $500 security deposit.

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                  100 Miles
                  Nearest Airport
                  1 Miles
                  Nearest Barpub
                  20 Miles
                  Nearest Golf
                  Golf Club Viterbo
                  9 Miles
                  Nearest Train
                  Orvieto Scalo
                  8 Miles
                  Nearest Motorway
                  10 Miles
                  Nearest Restaurant
                  Zeppelin Restaurant
                  20 Miles
                  Nearest Beach
                  Bolsena Lake

                  Car: Necessary

                  Casa Segreta is a farmhouse located in the heart of the Orvieto Classico wine region. Our farm produces grapes, olives, fruits and produce used in our Restaurant Zeppelin in nearby historical center of Orvieto. In our countryside kitchen, we developed and rediscovered ancient recipes used today in our cooking classes held daily in the farmhouse or the restaurant. The owners, Lorenzo Polegri and Kim Brookmire, are world-renowned chefs, having cooked several times at the James Beard House in New York City and major culinary institutions in the United States. Together they have written the best selling Italian cookbook in English, 'The Etruscan Chef: Memoirs, Food Stories and Recipes from Chef Lorenzo.'

                  We have the finest sunsets and a relaxing countryside get-away: a fantastic destination for any food gourmand.

                  Baschi is situated close to Orvieto and many local towns such as Siena, Assisi, Montalcino, and Perugia. It is an easy train ride to Rome and Florence.

                  You have the possibility to enjoy truffle hunting, visits to local wineries, cheese makers, butchers, extra virgin olive oil, old castles, ghosts, and the magic garden sculptures of Bomarzo. During the high season, we offer gardening courses.


                  Manager info

                  Year Purchased: 2012

                  About: Lorenzo Polegri is chef and owner of Ristorante Zeppelin in Orvieto, Italy, operating now for 18 years. Lorenzo is also culinary instructor for intern students from Culinary Institute of America, Johnson & Wales, The Art Institutes of America and many more. Kim Brookmire works along with Lorenzo in the mission of teaching culinary arts, and together they have opened their house to travelers wanting to embrace a different kind of vacation, where one can rediscover the importance of regional food, and the love of the simple things that the countryside can offer. If you wish, Lorenzo and Kim will take you to discover the true Umbrian treasures. You will leave with a meaningful and memorable vacation suitcase, stuffed with wine, cheese, salami, laughs and new friends. (And some more pounds).

                  Why Baschi:
                  This property is definitely unique, passed on by Lorenzo's grandfather Bernardino. Lorenzo's father Lucio still operates in the farm, along with his brother Federico. This area is bellissima! The panorama is astonishing and bucolic! The house is creative and fun, built with large stones and huge wooden beams tormented through the years. The manger on the first floor reveals a hard lifestyle of the past when the farmers used to live together as a team with their burly oxen. Cypress trees, sappy pines and rosemary bushes on the property compete with each other to release their pungent perfumes in the summer evenings. October brings the fragrance of the new must during the grape harvest along with foggy mornings. Come and enjoy early morning coffee and late evening earthy wine, overlooking the beautiful vistas.

                  Contact us

                  Speaks: english

                  Guestbook comments from the property manager

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                  • View of farm

                    View of farm

                  • Covered outdoor courtyard

                    Covered outdoor courtyard

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                  • Downstairs


                  • Kitchen


                  • Downstairs bathroom

                    Downstairs bathroom

                  • Upstairs bathroom

                    Upstairs bathroom

                  • Bedroom 2

                    Bedroom 2

                  • Bedroom 3.

                    Bedroom 3.

                  • Upstairs living room. Door leads to balcony.

                    Upstairs living room. Door leads to balcony.

                  • View from house

                    View from house

                  • Town of Baschi

                    Town of Baschi

                  • Cypress lined driveway

                    Cypress lined driveway

                  • .


                  • Dining Room

                    Dining Room

                  • Kitchen


                  • Downstairs bathroom

                    Downstairs bathroom

                  • Bedroom 1

                    Bedroom 1

                  • Bedroom 3

                    Bedroom 3

                  • Upstairs living room

                    Upstairs living room

                  • Upstairs balcony

                    Upstairs balcony

                  • Take a stroll or bike ride from the house. View of Lago di Corbara.

                    Take a stroll or bike ride from the house. View of Lago di Corbara.

                  VRBO #450118

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                  This listing was first published here in 2013.

                  Date last modified - Tuesday, September 30, 2014

                  $290 per night (USD)

                  3 Bedroom / 2 Bathroom
                  Sleeps 7

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                  Minimum stay: 3 nights
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                  Member since: 2013
                  Speaks: english
                  • Calendar last updated 01/30/2014
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