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Elegant Orvieto Apt With Flower filled Garden Paradise, great location, Sleeps 5

Bedrooms 2
Space 900 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, + Sofa Bed In Lounge, Sleeps 5, Fabulous Garden Terrace

Enjoy an idyllic vacation at the serene and perfectly located Apartment Terrazza Paradiso. Convenient parking garage close by ( payable locally ).

On a picturesque, cobbled side street, a short amble from Orvieto's grandiose cathedral, you will find the aptly named Apartment Terrazza Paradiso ( Paradise Terrace ), a spacious two storey independent house, where the owners Roberto and Rosalba await to give you a truly Italian welcome.

From the minute you step across the threshold into the cool interior of the elegant entrance hallway with its wide marble staircase you feel instantly welcomed into this impeccable home. This light, spacious accommodation, right in the heart of historic Orvieto, around 900 sq feet laid out over two floors is a delight.

Located in a 16th century palazzo this first and second floor apartment has been carefully decorated in restful colours, which compliment the tasteful combination of high quality furnishings, beautiful antiques, sumptuous fabrics, gilt mirrors and attention to detail and comfort.

Inside this stylish apartment you will find a large open plan living space with smart parquet floor, deep comfy sofas, dark wood antique sideboard and dresser, an elegant dining table with seating for six and a well-equipped, pretty country style kitchen at one end. Within the lounge, there is TV offering a variety of stations ( some English Speaking Channels ) and WiFi internet access for your enjoyment.

Second Floor :

Up the marble staircase there are two spacious and tastefully furnished double bedrooms, each with large King sized beds, pretty gilt wall sconces, heavy curtains, terracotta floors and large ceiling fans to cool you during the summer months. The shared bathroom is spotless, decorated in pale blues and whites with box shower and thick fluffy towels. The apartment has gas central heating for comfort in the colder months. A cot is available upon advance request.

One very special feature, among many, is the large, private, flower-filled garden roof terrace with views over the terracotta rooftops of Orvieto, which extends the living space to the outdoors. The perfect spot for breakfast, lunch or dinner, the beautifully furnished outdoor dining terrace and seating area ensure our guests can enjoy the wonderful and unique Umbrian light and balmy summer evenings. Spring, early summer and autumn are exceptionally lovely in Umbria and so this terraced garden can be enjoyed throughout the seasons.

Sit comfortably on delicate wrought iron furniture or relax with a book on the comfy white rattan sofa and chairs and enjoy the well maintained, tumbling flower beds full of fragrant plants and lavender.

For those seeking relaxation, with impeccable accommodation in a tranquil setting, with all the cultural attractions of Orvieto just steps from your door, Apartment Terrazza Paradiso provides the perfect retreat after a day of exploring Umbria’s treasures.

Neighborhood :

Orvieto commands an impressive position on top of its plug of tufo which was once a volcano and because of this is thought to be one of the oldest towns in Italy. Handily for the visitor it is the perfect size for exploring on foot, not too big and not too small and was Italy’s first ‘Slow’ city in that it banned most traffic from its’ centre around its winding medieval streets. Apart from exploring its many pretty backstreets, must things to see are: the Duomo – considered by many the most beautiful cathedral in Italy; Orvieto Underground – discover the many tunnels and caverns that exist underneath the city dug by the ancient Etruscans; climb the Torre del Moro for memorable views over the town roof tops and countryside beyond; or descend into the impressive depths of Saint Patrick’s well. Food lovers will be spoilt by the many restaurants, trattorias, pizzerias, gelaterias that cater for all tastes and pockets.

Amongst the many places to discover nearby are the town of Bolsena and its lake (24kms), the largest and cleanest volcanic lake in Europe; Cività di Bagnoregio (21kms), a very picturesque, crumbling hill-top town set in an extraordinary lunar-like landscape; Todi (37kms) and the many pretty, unspoilt villages and small towns, often with castles, which are dotted around the hills near Orvieto.


Train : There is a mainline station at Orvieto


Rome International Airports approx 1.5 hours by car or train from Orvieto

Perugia International Airport approx 1 hour by car

More Details

Property Manager
Mandy Bell
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english, italian, dutch, Dutch colleague to assist Dutch language guests
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 23, 2017


Orvieto Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 900 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed ...
  • smoking allowed ...
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Rural ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , bidet , Plus Hand basin
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Baby Crib / Cot available on request
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , Baby Crib / Cot available on request
  • Both bedrooms have bedside tables with lamps and Ceiling Fan
  • Books ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Private Chef
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • swimming
  • tennis
The huge roof terrace of around 400 sq feet is perfect for dining ' al fresco ' having both sunny and shaded areas and is furnished with quality out door furniture, some of which was hand decorated by the owner. TOURS, EXCURSIONS AND SERVICES In addition to our selection of self-catering accommodation, we can provide you with a wide variety of individually tailored tours and services to suit you. With our expertise and knowledge of the area we can help you gain a true insider view of a land few experience. We can arrange anything from a simple concierge service through to cookery classes, private winery tours and tastings, inspiring photographic tuition, half or full day walking tours and even arrange for exceptional chefs to come to your property to cook a special dinner for you using local, organic produce. Take a look at our website:


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(13 traveler reviews)

Elegant Orvieto Apt With Flower filled Garden Paradise, great location, Sleeps 5
average rating of 5.0 based on 13 reviews
San Diego County


  • 5 of 5

My husband and I were lucky enough to spend five nights in the lovely home of Rosalba and Roberto. From the moment we started up the cobbled walkway to the entrance we were mesmerized by the lovely flower pots secured to the wall and the stature of the building. Roberto graciously met us at the door and began the tour of our luxury accommodations which actually are where he was born. The interior has been remodeled with impeccible taste including just the right amount of decorative touches. Everything was immaculate and staged perfectly for our arrival. On the table was a bottle of red wine and fresh roses as a welcome present which we greatly appreciated. The home has three levels which we were very able to manage as guests in our 70's. The kitchen is well appointed with a large refrigerator/freezer combo complete with ice cube trays ready for our American cocktail preference. The furniture is comfortable and would be perfect for an even larger group of people. The bedrooms are both nice sized with comfortaband beds and have large wardrobes and dressers allowing guests to unpack. We chose to cook in the first three evenings and felt like we were in a home not a rental. The best part of this experience however, was the location of the home in the very comfortable town of Orvieto. Yes, there are tourists mingling around, however, locals could be encountered everywhere and they were friendly and so very happy, strolling arm in arm with many Grandmas pushing grandchildren in strollers. Everything is within easy walking distance and we loved getting to know the merchants as we bought bread, meats, pastas and wine for our meals. The restaurant choices are mind boggling and many wonderful suggestions are written for you by Mandy, the manager, and the gracious owners. We rented a car our fourth day and parked it for free behind the train station below the City Center. We drove to Lake Bolsena and to other surrounding areas but were always so happy to return to our home away from home. The icing on the cake was the huge terrace adorned with blooming flowers and comfortable tables and lounge chairs and also the small balcony where we enjoyed coffee in the mornings. As you can see we had a marvelous time and recommended this home to everyone. It is as beautiful as the photos!! Lee and Kathy Brown

  • Submitted: May 17, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The best!!

  • 5 of 5

Like everyone who stays at Terrazza Paradiso, it was simply perfect. Rosalba and Roberto offer a warm welcome and goodbye. The pictures don't really capture how beautiful the apartment is. The apartment is beautifully restored, with comfortable furniture and beds. You are not renting an apartment... with Terrazza Paradiso, you are renting a home. We made some delicious meals in the well appointed kitchen and ate them on the private terrace. There is something special when you make breakfast with fresh figs from the terrace! The location is perfect... easily walking to everything in town. We drove around the country side and there are endless towns dotting the mountains to explore and enjoy. Orvieto is stunning. Beautiful views, lots of great restaurants, markets, shopping, etc. What also made our stay special, was Mandy, who helped us on several occasions with recommendations and directions. We also spent a lovely time with her at a winery. These are the types of people and details that make a rental special and a trip wonderful. We spent a week and didn't want to leave. We would highly recommend Terrazza Paradiso, Orvieto and all of Umbria. Oh, we also highly recommend using Mandy to make your arrangements!!

  • Submitted: Dec 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Richard & Nancy, thank you so much for your warm words about both the Apartment and our service. We were delighted to hear your stay was so enjoyable. You were both so much fun to spend time with and embraced " living like a local " to the full experiencing all the wonderful sights, foods and wines that this small spectacular City has to offer. Until the next time !
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Ben fatto..................

  • 5 of 5

This is a difficult review to write without being redundant. We wholeheartedly agree with all of the reviews that have been written about the amenities of the apartment. From our gracious and delightful first meeting with Rosalba to our warm send-off 1 week later by Roberto. The apartment truly exceeded itself "as advertised". It felt much larger and light filled than pictured and being new to Orvieto, location was not only perfect for a driver but fantastic for walking the "no cars allowed" back streets into city centro.

Which brings up an important point of this property. As a American driver in Italy, unloading and parking can call for planning and be a distraction. So I most appreciated the "short term" parking lot 50 feet from the apartment for unloading so we did not have to schlepp our bags through town. Additionally, having the long term, covered parking garage a 10 minute walk away was also a HUGE PLUS and relief for not having to "feed the meter" daily to get a new coupon.

We had a marvelous time enjoying all that Orvieto and the surrounding area had to offer. Was it the wonderful town or the wonderful apartment? Perhaps both, I guess we'll have to plan a return visit before we can give you an exact answer!

  • Submitted: Nov 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wouw !!!

  • 5 of 5

The apartment has a fantastic location in beautiful Orvieto. Having parked the car, we just had to walk a short distance along the magnificent city wall, being greeted by a spectacular view over the green Umbrian landscape. Within less than five minutes we found us selves at the front door of Terrazza Paradiso. What an adventurous arrival to Orvieto! Inside the house Rosalba and Roberto were waiting for us - and we felt very welcome from the first moment. The charming and spacious apartment has been tastefully restored and modernized. All of the apartment, including the kitchen, is very well equiped. Each day we enjoyed the two terraces - the small one (facing the narrow, cobbled side street), where we often had our breakfast and coffee - and most of all the large roof terrace, magnificent at any time of the day, having dinner or a glass of Italian wine, enjoying the beautiful view over the neighbouring rooftops - and most of all Rosalba’s amazing profusion of flowers! (By the way, we also loved the small tasty samples from Rosalba’s own cooking and baking). Rosalba and Roberto are really dedicated and helpful hosts. Orvieto is an incredibly lovely - and unique!! - city, and Umbria has so many beautiful towns, villages, landscapes and cultural attractions. Terrazza Paradiso was to us the perfect starting point for all these wonderful experiences - and we really would love to return another year!

  • Submitted: Jun 21, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Oradell, NJ

Wonderful apartment

  • 5 of 5

Our stay at Terrazza Paradiso was perfect. The apartment had Italian charm, all the comforts of home,perfectly appointed and the best rooftop garden, where we ate breakfast daily. The owners were the nicest couple, and made us feel like we were home. Easily reached from the long term parking lot, and walking through the town of Orvieto was simple!. Thank you for making our Umbrian vacation a great experience.

  • Submitted: Jun 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Delighted, pleasantly surprised, and in awe !!

  • 5 of 5

About Terrazza Paradiso. Wow, what a find it is. You never know what you're going to get until you arrive in person, but were my wife and I ever delighted at what we found. The exterior approach was like a walk through medieval history. Inside, the residence has an old world feel yet with a modern cleanliness we both appreciated . The newly remodeled kitchen and bathroom was a surprise we enjoyed very much. Many other contemporary appointments can be found inside the apartment. From the latest model washing machine to the remote control ceiling fans in the rooms, we were delighted. The marble staircase was like something you would find in a museum. The place was well supplied with nice dishes and cooking implements, not to mention the beautiful "antique look" furniture. You couldn't ask for more gentle and polite owners. Rosalba and Roberto are very kind and they allowed us our space. At the same time they made themselves completely available to us if anything was needed. We were never once in need of anything, everything was supplied. We can not wait to return to the wonderful old village of Orvieto, and of course we will stay at Terrazza Paradiso. It lives up to its name.

Stanton and Kathleen Essary - California

  • Submitted: May 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Ferry
99 Kilometres
Nearest Train
3 Kilometres
Orvieto Main Station
Nearest Motorway
5 Kilometres
A1 Autostrada del Sole
Nearest Ski
65 Kilometres
Monte Amiata
Nearest Beach
22 Kilometres
Lake Bolsena
Car: not necessary

Wine tours and tastings, Cooking lessons, Language schools, local historic tours, Etruscan tombs, Etruscan roadways, Famous frescoes, truffle hunting ( in season ), wild boar hunting ( in season ), local market every Thursday & Saturday in Orvieto centre. Please ask Mandy for more details of half and full day tours, walks and excursions ( we also offer wanders as well as walks ! ) or visit


Rates & Availability

Orvieto Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
High Season
May 1 2017 - Oct 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
Low Season
Nov 1 2017 - Dec 20 2017
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Note: The rates quoted are for up to 5 guests. There is also a final cleaning charge of €30 payable in cash at Check In. If heating is used during the colder months this is payable at the end of the stay as per amount of gas consumed. Until confirmed, prices are liable to change without notice. It is the responsibility of all guests to have adequate personal travel insurance

Manager's Cancellation Policy

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