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Come and find yourself - Family-friendly

Bedrooms 5
Space 3,767 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

Villa, 5 Bedrooms, 5 Baths, (Sleeps 10)

Villa Pian del Rocchio

In Umbria, the green heart of Italy, there is a place that speaks to you with tranquillity and peace. A place where you are embraced by nature and history. Where you realize that above else, being on vacation means getting closer to yourself.


In the municipality of San Venanzo in the province of Terni rises Pian del Rocchio, the plain that is home to the house that bears its name.

- Villa Pian del Rocchio, a 'Vacation House' surrounded by a large garden with pool, is situated in a beautiful, typically Umbrian green upland plain at 450 meters above sea level, amid gentle hills sloping towards the Tiber River Valley.

- In a triangle right between Orvieto, Perugia and Todi - all just minutes away - Villa Pian del Rocchio is two kilometers from the Medieval village of Collelungo, and four and five kilometers from Marsciano and San Venanzo respectively.


Villa Pian del Rocchio is a place designed to accomodate the interest of the people staying there, to respect their inclinations and their wish to stay where they feel truly at ease.

- Completely renovated, Villa Pian del Rocchio has a geometry architecturally defined as 'spontaneous' - typical of the old country homes shaped over the years by adding on new living spaces to satisfy the changing needs of the large farming households that lived there.

- The Villa is in five blocks: three central ones (the Tower, the Hearth, the Kitchen) and two side ones (the Dining Room and the Veranda). The entire 'daytime' is on the ground floor, and the upper floors, with 5 bedrooms, house the 'night-time area'.


the ground levels have floors in 'cotto fiorentino' - Florentine-style fired brick. The doors and windows are in solid chestnut, with roll-up screens.

- The Villa is furnished with beautiful pieces all restored to perfect condition. Combined with the charming colors of the upholstery and wallpaper, they create a warm, family atmosphere.

- The Sitting room is furnished with comfortable sofas and armchairs, plus a spacious built-in bookshelf that also contains a stereo system and satellite television. The large fireplace gives ambience character and warmth.

- The Dining room has two large windows, one looking out on the garden and the other on the flowerbed with its specimens of 'antiques roses'. The walnut table seats 10-12 guests. A comfortable, colourful 'Dormeuse' for a relaxing afternoon siesta in the cool shade of the house complete the furnishing.

- The Game room has two game tables (backgammon, cards, bridge board games and bidding box are available) as well as a harmoniously old-fashioned regular billiards table.

- The spacious yet cosy hi-tech Kitchen is completely furnished and equipped with a large oven and range, a refrigerator/freezer with ice dispenser, a built-in microwave and dishwasher.

- The large cool and sheltered Veranda, adjacent to the house, has a large, rectangular wrought-iron table easily capable of accommodating 12-14 guests for all outdoor occasions.

- The Parlour area has a 'guest bath' and the ground floor Laundry room is equipped with washer and ironing supplies.


The bedrooms all have warm, light oaken parquet floors and beds may be quickly rearranged to suit the Guests' needs.

- Of the four first-floor bedrooms with en suite bathroom, one has a double bed and the other three have twin beds.

- The fifth bedroom with en suite bathroom, on the mansard level, is particularly large with a double bed.

- The bathrooms are all delightfully decorated with precious matching tiles, with large showers and ceramic sinks. The marble-lined bathroom has a whirlpool bath.

- All the bedrooms have private terraces that look out on two small lakes, one to the north and one to the south of the Villa, and offer a splendid view of the surroundings.


Villa Pian del Rocchio has a garden of about 5,000 square meters, with olive trees and orchards.

- The Pool is a six by twelve meters rectangle. On its short side, an additional semicircular area of five meters in diameter facilitates getting in and out of the water with large, easy stairs, nice and shallow for the smallest Guests. The bottom slopes down to varying depths (from 0.5 to 2.30 m.), thereby permitting both children and adults to swim in safety. By the pool is a handy hot-and cold-water shower.

- The Sunbathing area, paved in terracotta bricks, allow Guests to take the sun at all hours of the day, as they relax on comfortable beach chairs and lounges.

- A scenic corner, near the well by the pool, includes a round wrought-iron table with umbrella and a charcoal barbecue for tasty grilling in the cooler evening hours.

For more information and pictures about the Villa please CLICK the herebelow link: 'VISIT OWNER WEBSITE'.


The tranquillity and well-being that the house offers are in close dialogue with the variety and beauty of the surrounding area.

- From the immediate vicinity of the Villa to places slightly further afield but still easily reached, are places unique for their history and beauty like Gubbio or Assisi, splendid Medieval cities like Todi, Foligno, Bevagna, Montefalco, Spoleto, Orvieto and of course Perugia. In all these places, the history and nature of the green heart of Italy may be enjoyed with the flavours of a land whose culinary tradition and fine wines are another major source of pleasure for those who visit.

- Villa Pian del Rocchio can be even the focal point for places like Siena, Florence or Rome, all cities no more than two hours away by car or train.

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Member since: 2004
Speaks: english, french, italian
Response time:
Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
October 16, 2017

About Gaetano ZAPPULLA

The History of Villa 'Pian del Rocchio' as well as of Gaetano and Clara's family from their initial dream of 'home of the future' is outlined in the Owner's website

Gaetano ZAPPULLA purchased this villa in 2000

Why Gaetano ZAPPULLA chose Umbria

Also click the tab 'History' in the Owner's website

What makes this villa unique

Please visit : 'Travelers Reviews'


Nearest Airport
40 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
35 Kilometres
Nearest Train
5 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
7 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
4 Kilometres
Car: recommended

Cooking Class, Ceramic Class, Daily Touristic Tours (Guide), Wine Tours


San Venanzo Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3767 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Broadband Access
  • Covered Parking
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
    Bathroom 4 -
    Bathroom 5 -
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • King size beds (5), Twin or Single Beds (4), Baby Cribs (2)
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Game Room
  • Music Library
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 1 bicycles
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • Private Pool
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • museums
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • tennis
Billiards, Card-tables, Bridge cards with bidding box, backgammon, Foosball, Tennis table, Ironing supplies


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(18 traveler reviews)

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Come and find yourself - Family-friendly
average rating of 4.7777777 based on 18 reviews

Fantastic villa, beautiful location, lovely hosts

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful villa, with everything you could possibly want, with 5 children between 2 families, bordem was not on the menu. A fab swimming pool, table tennis, billiards table and beautiful gardens what more could you ask for. Clara and Gaetano were wonderful hosts, and even when our flights were cancelled and we arrived early hours of the morning at the wrong airport Gaetano offered to pick us up. And even supplied us with breakfast the next morning. Nothing was too much trouble. People return year after year and I can see why. Would recommend to all my friends and will hopefully return again ourselves. Thank you Clara and Gaetano for a wonderful holiday 👍😀

  • Submitted: Sep 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We spent again a great holiday (2 weeks) in Villa Pian del Rocchio which doesn't let you down. Villa is in very good condition, householder is taking very good care of it. Facilities are on the special level with a proper pool and all other activities (billiards, card and board games, table tennis, table soccer etc.), good kitchen and the garden with wonderful view to the valley. We are family with three teenagers and also grandparents joined us this time so the privacy was also appreciated every now and then which was available when enough room and especially private toilets/showers are success.

Location is good: peaceful place in the country side but in ten minutes you are by car in near small city Marsciano were all the basics are available, especially Monday market can be recommended for everybody to visit in Marsciano. There are also nice small villages Collelungo and Rotecastello in walking distance if you doesn't scare a little exercise....we had daily walks enjoying views.

Location is also overall very good for longer daily trips by car, quite central to visit in many interesting places of Umbria like Terni and waterfalls, Perugia, Orvieto, Assisi.

We will remember these weeks forever and the hospitality of family Zappulla...waiting to visit Villa again in future.

Absolutely recommended for everybody!

  • Submitted: Sep 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful property with fantastic hosts

  • 5 of 5

Absolutely wonderful stay. Villa was superb and Gaetano and Clara were fantastic hosts. Nothing was too much trouble and they even came out to meet us at 1am after our flight was cancelled. Location is beautiful and so peaceful. The villa had everything you could possibly need and the pool is huge. Children loved it and kept them entertained for hours. Gaetano was so helpful, recommending places of interest nearby. Assisi and Orvieto well worth a visit. I will definitely recommend this villa to my friends and family and hopefully will return in the future. Thank you for a fabulous holiday.

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Magnifique villa au coeur de l'Ombrie

  • 5 of 5

Nous avons passé deux très belles semaines dans une villa où tout est d'une qualité et d'une propreté incroyable. Pour les amoureux de nature , c'est l'endroit idéal.

La villa est de tout confort , billard,baby-foot et pour les amateurs de charcuterie Italienne , vous trouverez même une trancheuse professionnelle.

Services irréprochables.

Nous remercions le propriétaire et son épouse(Gaetano et Clara) qui nous ont fait découvrir l'Ombrie et ses environs et avec qui nous avons passé une soirée inoubliable .

Un tout grand merci et à bientôt.

  • Submitted: Sep 9, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beyond Expectation!!

  • 5 of 5

Our family just completed 4 weeks at Villa Pian Del Rocchio. Our stay, thanks to the accomodations and owners, was incredible. We were a party of up to 9 at times (including two 3 year olds). The villa offers great gathering space both inside and out and is also very accomodating for those times when one wants to be alone for a while. The facilities and amenities were in perfect condition having been impeccably maintained. As described, the views from the Villa and grounds were breathtaking. We really enjoyed the flower gardens, fruit trees and vegetable garden on the property. The outside space and pool provided constant entertainment possibilities or wonderful relaxing areas depending on your need at a particular moment. As far as the owners, Gaetano and Clara, I can't say enough. From our landing at Rome airport to our depature 4 weeks later, Gaetano and Clara were extremely helpful, informative and available as needed. We honestly felt that we were treated like family. They were an encyclopedia of information and recommendations for all thing Umbria. Their advice was always right on as far as restaurant recommendations, shopping locations, driving directions, vineyard advice and must see sights and towns of Umbria. When we left the Villa for the last time on June 27, 2015 we left good friends. We look forward to seeing Gaetano and Clara again. We would highly recommend Villa Pian Del Rocchio. It will not disappoint!!!

  • Submitted: Jun 30, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful villa

  • 5 of 5

The villa is fantastic and so is Umbrie! We enjoyed our holidays very much. We have visited Rome, Assisi, Marmore (waterfalls), Orvieto and Florence: beautiful cities and surroundings. The villa has everything you want, is very clean and well equiped and has a perfect swimmingpool and a stunning view. The owners are very welcoming and helpfull. We can recommand this villa!

  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

The Rental Price includes: Taxes; Gas; Hot/Cold sanitary water; Electricity; Cot; Internet Wi-Fi connection; weekly bedrooms and bathrooms Linen and Pool towels change; Maid cleaning service for the 5 bathrooms on Wednesday. Private use of the Pool.
The Rental Price excludes Euro 90.00 for the whole Villa cleaning every Saturday and the "Damage Deposit" of Euro 400.00 to be refunded on check out.

The payment of the 30% of the total Rental Price is received when booking and the 70% of the total Rental Price is received two months before the "Rental Date" both by Bank money transfer using the Owner’s Bank Swift and IBAN codes.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.