4 pers, no other guests, views are overlooking Tuscany, 2 terraces, large garden
Stephanie Countess zu Ortenburg
- english, german, italian
About Stephanie Countess zu Ortenburg
I have bought a farm ruin in 2000 and now I am renting the house to everyone who likes to spend their holidays in a beautiful house in Umbria on the border to Tuscany. The locating is fantastic, 90 km from Rome and Florence on the Autostrada di SOLE. I love living here and to have interesting, fun guests.
Stephanie Countess zu Ortenburg purchased this Villa in 2000
Why Stephanie Countess zu Ortenburg chose Città della Pieve
The house is very privately set, but close to the A1 Autostrada di Sole. You can reach the property easily from Rom and Florence. The trainstation is 10 min. away from the grounds. I have nice neighbours, but not to close. The property is 8 ha large and has lovely olivetrees and vines. In the large garden are very big old oak trees and there are lovely views.
What makes this Villa unique
Solar heated pool. The house has an air ventilated roof that is like a natural air-condition. By restoring an old farm house the character of the buildings in the 18th century has been maintained and we left many typical Umbrien details. only ecological materials were us in the restauration. The garden has wonderful big old trees and special plants..
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
there will be an extra cost, speak to the owner
Max guests:8 (sleeps up to 7 adults)
The Pool is fenced, children under 12 are not allowed unaccompanied at the pool In the solar heated pool it is NOT allowed to use suncrems.
In the solar heated pool it is NOT allowed to use suncremes or any oils.
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
We had a beautiful and relaxing vacation. The house is very cocy , warm and the 6 People had plenty
Theo Energie and property manager lives at the property. She is very friendly, gives u advise if it is needed. The house fits right in the surroundings, very nice renovated and nicely furnished.
thank you very much for your kind review.
Stunning views from this wonderful, beautifully appointed, remote Umbiran Villa. A perfect holiday .
Located on the side of a hill, this beautifully appointed, charming villa was above all expectations. The owner, Stephanie has put much thought into the style, details and decoration of this wonderful Umbrian Villa and is extremely helpful, kind and generous. While living next door, she is discreet and welcoming. The added extras in the villa reflect her commitment to giving the perfect holiday to her guests.
All rooms are beautifully decorated with antique furniture and there are staggering views of the Umbiran countryside from every window. The pretty garden, even in this summer's dry weather, lovely swimming pool, relaxing terrace and atmospheric dining area surrounded by grapes and figs all add to make this the perfect spot for a relaxing holiday. The stunning hilltop towns of Monteleone d'Orvieto and Citta della Pieve are within easy reach, with shops, bars, restaurants and lovely atmosphere.
Thank you, we can't wait to go again!
great to have happy guests.
Perfect relaxing holiday
We had an idyllic week in this villa. The location was perfect - stunning views, quiet, peaceful and incredibly relaxing. The villa, pool and grounds are beautifully maintained; the villa very comfortable, well equipped and spotless. Stephanie is very knowledgeable about and helpful with local information and was most welcoming. Would recommend without hesitation for a wonderful, chilled holiday in a gorgeous area.
Excellent location and holiday!
From the time of our arrival we had a wonderful holiday, beautiful villa, comfortable, spacious, well-equipped and well-supported by the owner. The pool was a bonus in the summer heat and the gardens made the whole experience luxurious. We can heartily recommend it to anyone.
Unmatched views in comfort and beauty
My family and I thought we had been catapulted into heaven when we arrived at the exquisitely designed and renovated villa. The house is beautiful, comfortable, well appointed and meticulously maintained. It is situated such that there is a dreamy view from every window. The long view across the valley allowed us the vision of very old towns with towers and turrets, olive groves and vineyards. The closer view was of forest and winding country road with agricultural fields, very green in spring, several covered with bright red poppies. The closest view was of the surrounding gardens with the fragrance of roses and acacia trees, plus all manner of bright seasonal flowers, herbs and a large olive grove through which to wander. Everywhere was the sound and sight of myriad varieties of birds – including nightingales, which I had never heard before. We swam in the privacy of the pool with a long view to the mountains, and ate under the pergola on days when it was warm enough.
This is a place for nature lovers and romantics - a great place to cool out and relax and a perfect place from which to explore. It was easy for us to visit not only the better-known tourist spots – Rome, Orvieto, Chiusi, and the wine country further north, but also the mostly undiscovered treasures in the centuries old smaller towns with winding streets, steep hills, breathtaking views over the valley below, plus geraniums in every window and gourmet food in excellent small and friendly restaurants. Our hostess was charming, friendly and attentive. She provided long lists of places to visit and restaurants of every kind to try, plus tips on out-of-the-way places to explore. With Stephanie’s help, I felt we got a very good taste of this area, which, blended with cups of coffee and glasses of wine on the terraces in the mornings and evenings and quiet walks on well-maintained trails left us feeling very enriched and balanced.
Just a big THANKS !!
Great location for exploring Umbria and Tuscany.
The location is wonderful for exploring some of the "must see" locales, but also perfect for off the beaten track villages. The view from just about anywhere on the property is picture perfect and the villa has all you could need for a restful, comfortable base. Stephanie was the perfect hostess, made us feel right at home and more than willing to help with suggestions and reservations (La Palomba in Orvieto is a must). Our only complaint was not scheduling a longer stay; but definitely will the next time. Take the time to hike to Monteleone ( a good hour) and Citta della Pieve ( a good couple of hours); there is a lot of up hill, but worth the effort.
The House is situated on the hills near Tuscany 311 slm, between Monteleone d´Orvieto and Città della Pieve, near Montepulciano, Montalcino Cetona, San Casciano de Bagni (hot springs), Orvieto, the wildlife isles of Alviano and Montepulciano, near Chiusi, an Etruscan town. By train ( 10 min. to station ) you reach Rome and Florence within 1 1/2 h. To the seaside in Toscany, Santo Stefano and Monte Agentario it is ca. 90 km, it is a lovely cultural and panoramic road. The Lago Bolsena a very clean vulcanic lake and is easy to reach shortly after Orvieto. Which is situated like and island on a highplateau, it is the most important Etruscan town in Italy and has a very beautiful Dom with frescos.
Perugia, Assisi, Montefalco, Siena and Arezzo ( Anticmarket ) are to reach in ca. 40 min. Lago di Trasimeno is very near and you can take a boot to the islands and enjoy delicious fish restaurants.
Many events in summer like jazz Festival or the Paglio in Cittá della Pieve are worth a visit.
Other Activities: Riding, painting lessons, swimming in hot springs, sightseeing, childrens playground!
Golf: Golf: In spring and autumn you will find the ideal conditions to play golf in this area. The countryside is very beautiful and staying in a comfortable house and go golfing during the day is an ideal holiday. For out of season we give special prices, please inquire directly.
CASTELFALFI: ca. 30min away.
GOLF CLUB LAMBORGHINI:
GOLF CLUB PERUGIA: