Villa Maddalena

Umbria, Italy

  • 9
  • 5
  • 3
  • Wonderful country villa
  • Elegant and comfortable
  • Lovely summer kitchen with outstanding view
  • Walking distance to a restaurant

In the northernmost corner of Lazio, but so close to Tuscany (just 3.4km) and Umbria (just 3.7km) that we couldn’t resist squeezing it in, the best of all worlds come together in this wonderful country villa. Half way between Florence and Rome, with an address like this, the views are as glorious as you could wish for. And, overlooking the protected Monte Rufeno Nature Reserve, a forest-covered landscape stretches as far as the eye can see. 

Sleeping up to nine, Villa Maddalena is a place to celebrate the finer things in life, as well as birthdays and anniversaries or simply quality time with best friends and close family. Elegantly comfortable and thoughtfully designed, the villa combines traditional Tuscan style with a contemporary finish. Wooden beams, terracotta floors and gilt-framed paintings sit alongside handcrafted furniture and a softly feminine colour scheme. Together with WiFi, a smart TV in the living room and a selection of wine to choose from (leave the money on the table), as well as in-villa massages and a private chef service (payable locally), including shopping, table service and clearing up, staying home has never been more appealing. Outside there’s a small, private infinity pool, a pagoda for sunset dining with that amazing view, a ‘help yourself’ vegetable patch and even a pond that can be stocked with trout so you can fish for your supper and pop it straight on the barbecue in the outdoor kitchen.

However, should you wish to venture out, Eline, the charming house manager, will prove invaluable. She speaks perfect English and can arrange cookery classes, horse riding and private drives. She’ll also direct you to the best walking trails and restaurants.

The local area

For a taste of ancient Italy, Trevinano balanced seemingly precariously on the spine of a hill, is an atmospheric destination for dinner, be it pizza or upmarket Italian cuisine, and it’s just five minutes away in the car.

Medieval Aquapendente, known as the ‘Jerusalem of Europe’, is 20 minutes by road. It’s the place to go for groceries and petrol and, in May, the Pugnaloni Festival when the town is filled with flowers. Nearby, you’ll find the Lago di Bolsena, the largest volcanic lake in Europe, famous for its islands and the boat trips that take you out to them. Or take in a dip in the thermal baths at San Casciano dei Bagni about a 15-minute drive away – and enjoy a massage or two in the luxurious spa.

Founded by the Etruscans 2,500 years ago, the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Civita di Bagnoregio (The Dying City) is 40 minutes away, with entry via a stone footbridge to transport you to another world. Equally magical is Orvieto, 30km from your villa, with its famous duomo and network of caves hidden below the town, which date from the same era.   


Accommodation

Layout

  • 5 bedroom villa (sleeps 2-9)

Ground floor

  • Entrance into large open plan dining room
  • Fully equipped kitchen includes induction hob, kettle, espresso machine, juicer, toaster, electric oven, dishwasher, wine cooler, fridge-freezer, dishwasher
  • Sitting room with flat screen TV, Satellite TV
  • Master bedroom with en-suite shower room
  • 2 double bedrooms
  • 1 single bedroom
  • Shower room

First floor

  • Double bedroom with ensuite bathroom (this room is accessed from stone steps on the side of the villa and is not interconnected to the main part of the villa)

General

  • Complimentary wifi
  • Panoramic swimming pool 6m x 4.3m (depth 1.3m throughout)
  • Covered dining area
  • Summer kitchen
  • Barbecue
  • Laundry room with washing machine, tumble dryer and ironing board
  • Vegetable garden
  • Fishing pond
  • Children under the age of 8 are not permitted
  • In Italy, a daily tourist tax applies for the first week of your stay only, which means that an average of €1.50 per person (12+ years) may be charged. This should be paid in cash to your villa or hotel owner during your stay.
  • Due to the cooler temperatures, the swimming pool will be closed from 30 September until the end of the season
  • Security deposit (£300) required 3 weeks prior to departure

WiFi

  • All properties with WiFi are able to support basic functionality such as web browsing and email checking*

* We aim to offer an uninterrupted service but sometimes due to factors beyond our control reliability can be affected.


Location

  • Trevinano (shops and restaurants) 5min drive
  • Acquapendente 20min drive
  • Cetona 35min drive
  • Cittá del Pieve 40min drive
  • Rome Fiumicono airport 2hr drive

Flights

Although this property is booked on an accommodation-only basis, we can arrange your flights for an extra charge of £25 per person, plus the cost of the flights themselves.

Below are the flight options available, including the most convenient airports in Italy to help you reach your destination as quickly and easily as possible.

Pisa

Departure airport Airline Flight days Seasonality
London Heathrow British Airways Saturday All season
London Gatwick easyJet Saturday All season
London Gatwick British Airways Saturday All season
London Stansted Ryanair Saturday All season
Luton Airport easyJet Saturday All season
Manchester Jet2 Saturday All season
Manchester easyJet Saturday All season
Bristol easyJet Saturday All season

Florence

Departure airport Airline Flight days Seasonality
London City British Airways Saturday All season


Rome

Departure airport Airline Flight days Seasonality
London Heathrow British Airways Saturday All season
London Heathrow Alitalia Saturday All season
London Gatwick British Airways Saturday All season
London Gatwick easyJet Saturday All season
London Gatwick Vueling Saturday All season
Manchester Jet2 Saturday All season
Birmingham Monarch Saturday All season
Bristol easyJet Saturday All season

Car hire

Car options

The following hire cars are available to book.

  • Group C, Lancia Ypsilon or similar*
  • Group D, Volkswagen Golf or similar*
  • Group F, Automatic Volvo V40 or similar*

* All our cars include comprehensive insurance with zero excess. For this particular destination, the undercarriage tyres and windscreen are not included in the cover.

Car specifications

Group C – 1.2 litre engine, 2 large suitcases*

Group D – 1.6 litre engine, 4 large suitcases*

Group F – 1.6 litre engine, 2 large and 1 small suitcase*

* Suitcase sizes are based on a large suitcase being approximately 75cm x 41cm x 31cm, a medium suitcase of approximately 65cm x 46cm x 29cm and a small suitcase of 55cm x 40cm x 20cm.

Customer feedback

2 weeks of ‘Tuscan Heaven’, beautiful location, most welcoming shot with fantastic culinary skills. Surrounded by amazing landscapes and numerous interesting hilltop towns to escape to. A trip to Assisi is not to be missed. Also can recommend the ‘Il Cassero’ in Monte San Savino for wonderful food and service.
Mr Smith – July 2017

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Olive groves and vineyards, forests and flowers – there’s much to love about the abundant natural beauty of Umbria, and plenty of walking trails to help you explore it. The two most high-profile towns, Assisi and Perugia, have spiritual and cultural gravitas in equal measures, the former the erstwhile home of St Francis, who built his famous monastery there. And after a day of contemplation, in churches, galleries, museums and nature, the ‘green heart of Italy‘ will reward you with a generous feast and a glass or two of its famous wine.  

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