True Etruscan Experience in Orvieto(1 Reviews)
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- Minimum stay:3 nights
- Property type:House
- Pets considered:Ask Manager
- Wheel chair accessible:N/A
About the Property
2 bedroom, 2 bathroom house built on an Etruscan cave with an incredible view.
In 1998 I purchased this house located in the oldest part of Orvieto. For 13 years we have been working to restore it to its current condition, first with my friend the architect Steve Farneth, principal of ARG of San Francisco, later with Gianfranco Pigozzi, a young brilliant Orvieto architect.
The extensive restorations on the house were done maintaining its original character that is integral part of the surrounding medieval neighborhood.
San Giovenale, the oldest Orvieto Church, built in 1004, is just half a block away. Orvieto is divided in four quarters (Quartieri) and San Giovenale is one of them.
Starting in 2015 this house will be available for rent on a minimum weekly basis to friends and lovers of Orvieto. When you contact me, I will tell you about my love for a town that has a deep touching human dimension, but most important, I will provide you all the information you may need before you leave and provide you with the local contacts for personal assistance once you get there.
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Member since: 2015
- Max. occupancy 5
- Children Welcome
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5, Beds for 5
Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms
- The local manager and housekeepers will clean and inspect the house prior Guests’ arrival as well as after their departure. You will find a clean house, but if you need additional cleanings during your stay, please ask property manager to send someone, and you will be charged based by the hour. If you stay for more than one week, one cleaning is included at the end of each week. Guests may request personal laundry, cooking, and other special services at costs that are on a personal basis (reasonable)....moreless
- Away From It All
- Tourist Attractions
Local Services & Businesses
- Scenic Drives
- Sight Seeing
- Dining Area
- Seating for 6 people
- Air Conditioning
- Clothes Dryer
- Hair Dryer
- Iron & Board
- Linens Provided
- Living Room
- Towels Provided
- Washing Machine
- Dishes & Utensils
|Dates||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
May 1 - Oct 31, 2017
3 night min stay
Dec 20 - Jan 10, 2018
3 night min stay
My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
Key to access the property will be mailed to the Renter’s address of choice once full payment has been received. Key needs to be mailed back to the owner in San Francisco no later than 1 month after the ending of the rental period.
Manager's cancellation policy:
100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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Car: Not Necessary
From this house you will enjoy an unobstructed view of the lower valley and spectacular surrounding hillsides that divide the roads leading to Rome and Bolsena, famous for it's beautiful lake. Being on the west side of town, this is where people come to enjoy clean and colorful sunsets.
Once in Orvieto, you will want to discover the city, with its museums, shops, leisurely strolls, many fine restaurants and one of the best Cathedrals of all of Italy. Everything is a short walk away,
in fact you do not need a car in Orvieto.
Around Orvieto's Cathedral you have most of the museums, the Popes' Palace, and a teeming city life.
Driving up to Orvieto you can visit the Etruscan Cemetery called Necropoli di Crocifisso del Tufo.
Rome is 65 miles away - 1 hour by car or by train.
Florence is 110 miles away. You can reach both Rome or Florence by train or by freeway. Orvieto has a train station and next to it the entrance to the freeway.
Year Purchased: 1998
About: My name is Giovanni Savio, originally from Florence. Since 1977 I have been the owner of Biordi Art Imports in San Francisco (www.biordi.com), an art ceramic import store founded in 1946. You can find me at my business, (415-392-8096), or, (415-699-8554), cell phone. I will answer all your questions and help you to enjoy an unforgettable stay in my favorite own of all of Italy.
Why Orvieto TR, Italy:
This house is located in the oldest part of Orvieto, next to San Giovenale, the first Orvieto Cathedral built in 1004. The house has been fully restored with all modern amenities inside and has easy access to shopping, restaurants, and many places nearby. Rental is available with a minimum of three nights stay. Upon your arrival you will be greeted by Giulio Giacomini, the manager, who will meet you in the main square where the air tram ends coming from the train station below the rock.
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The house is the one on the left with an amazing view of the valley below.
The road leading to the house.
View of the house when you arrive to your destination.
Living room while looking at the upper entrance.
Dramatic view from the balcony.
You are still in the main bedroom.
Kitchen marble counter.
Study and sofa bed.
This large room was excavated by the Etruscans into the Tufa rock!
Another view with the bedroom loft above.
Stairs leading to excavated area.
The Orvieto Cathedral: a 13th century Gothic masterpiece!
Stairway leading to the upper floor.
Living room looking to the window door leading to a small balcony.
Upper bathroom with shower.
A view from the kitchen to the living room.
Entering to the big ancient room.
Detail in the large room of a beautiful terracotta fountain.
Washer and dryer in the second bathroom.
Recent excavations below the large room. For viewing only.
This listing was first published here in 2015.
Date last modified - Saturday, March 25, 2017
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