The property is accessed via an unpaved road of 4km/2.5 miles. The nearby quaint hill village is in hiking distance. Guests are eight miles from Orvieto, where there is a large free parking lot and from there the train to Rome (1 hr.) This is the main line between Florence and Rome, so either is within reach.
The Villa sleeps a total of 16 people, 12 adults and 4 children. It has 6 spacious bedrooms with 6 large en-suite bathrooms. Four of these have a Jacuzzi tub and a walk-in shower. Two of the bedrooms have an airy walk-in shower but no tub. Every bathroom has its own hair dryer. Each bedroom has a fireplace. Four bedrooms have a king size bed and two of the bedrooms will have twin beds that can be made into king size beds. One of these bedrooms also has a wonderful small loft for children. Good quality mattresses and linens, plus elegant and luxurious fabrics. Each room has a private safe.
The whole house has central air-conditioning.
The owner is a professional travel guide and can provide any service she owns two Mercedes vans that guests can use or she can provide the driver.
The gourmet kitchen is large and fully equipped with every tool a cook needs to have, including two refrigerators and an ice-maker. There is a spacious and comfortable living room with a large flat screen TV, CD, etc. There is an office with an extensive English library. There is a laundry room with a washer and a dryer.
The owner has taken special care to furnish the villa with a collection of family antiques. There is a large dining room (with a table that seats 20) plus a large outdoor covered patio where you can dine al fresco. This outside area has a sizeable table with terracotta and marble tiles and a grill for steaks. there is also a wood burning pizza oven and an old fountain!
There is also a gym with various weights and machines.
Ground floor (sleeps 6 + 1)
Spacious and elegant living room with fireplace & comfortable seating, large flat-screen TV
Dining room (seats 20). Country kitchen with two refrigerators, ice-maker, dishwasher & microwave.
Office with PC and library in English
2 king bedrooms, each with en suite bathrooms with showers. One has a private terrace. The other opens onto the lovely courtyard.
1 twin bedroom with 2 twin beds + an extra daybed (bedroom sleeps 3) and en suite bathroom with shower, door to the garden.
1 powder room, Laundry room where the maid will do your personal laundry for a tip.
Second floor (sleeps 6 + 3)
2 king bedrooms, en suite bathrooms each with shower and separate Jacuzzi tub
1 twin bedroom with extra loft that can sleep 2 young people, extra daybed and en suite bathroom with shower.
Large covered patio for dining al fresco with large table, fireplace, sink, BBQ and views.Beautiful sheltered courtyard with views. Infinity swimming pool (20 x4 6 ft) Jacuzzi tub with cascading water into the pool. (can be heated at a supplement). Gym with exercise equipment & shower room. Constant temperature, beautifully stocked honesty wine cellar. Vegetable and herb garden for guests Outdoor wood-burning pizza oven with jasmine-covered pergola and rustic outdoor table. Table tennis
Two mini vans are available for rent — a Mercedes Sprinter with 9 seats and new leather upholstery and air-conditioning, and a Mercedes Vito Automatic that seats 8-9. Please enquire for details of having a driver pick you up at the airport, drive you to the villa and then rent a van. Or you can arrange for a driver for day rips, dinner or wine tasting.
The owner lives on the adjacent private property, enhancing guests' experience with her knowledge of the area and her friendly hospitality. She can organize babysitters, grocery deliveries, massages, chef services, wine tastings or special visits tailored to her guests
1 Feb - 10 Apr 2020
11 Apr - 17 Apr 2020
18 Apr - 15 May 2020
16 May - 5 Jun 2020
6 Jun - 28 Aug 2020
29 Aug - 25 Sep 2020
26 Sep - 18 Dec 2020
19 Dec - 31 Dec 2020
- Final cleaning included
- Daily cleaning 3 hr. a day included (Mon to Sat). Extra cleaning available at 10 Euro per hr.
- Extra bed available on request 350 Euros per week
- Air conditioning NOT included: 100 Euro per day
- Heating NOT included (metered)
- Towels changed Wed and Sat
- Bed linen on Saturday
- Security deposit Euro 1000
- Utility deposit for AC and Heating 250 Euro
- Pool opening dates May 2 – October 24 WEATHER PERMITTING
- Pool towels included
- Telephone metered
- Internet access WIFI included
The staff at Ficulle are offering a unique archaeological experience to our guests. The villa manager, Roscoe, has
become good friends with the local head of archaeology, and this man, along with Roscoe to help translate, will take
you on a tour of a closed off archaeological dig, where you will be able to see 5000 years of continuous history,
starting with the stone age and finishing with the Romanesque. The team will gladly take its time and explain the
varied and storied history of Orvieto, while you and your group are standing just mere feet from main street, 10 feet
underground, and 2500 years back in history.
Special notes and restrictions:
Extra services available on request:
Chef 250 euro per day (cook service per week price on request)
Mercedes Minivan 800 € per week.
For bookings exceeding 2 weeks à 50% of the total amount no refundable and balance 90 days before arrival (non refundable)
Ficulle is the closest village it can be reached by a 20 min walk
Rome Airport: 177km/ 112mls / 1 hr 45 min
Orvieto : 24 km/15 ml / 20 min
Rome : 148km/ 92mls / 1 hr 35 min
Cortona: 64km/ 40mls/ 1 hr
Assisi: 78km/ 49mls/ 1 hr 23 min
Perugia: 83km/ 58mls/ 1 hr 30 min
Florence: 149 km/ 92mls/ 1 hr 41 min
Siena: 94km/ 58mls / 1 hr
THE SURROUNDING AREA
Umbria is a quiet area right in the heart of Italy, and North of Rome. It is southeast of Tuscany. Ficulle is near the Tuscan border, and places like Pienza, Montalcino, Montepulciano, and Siena are just over the border in Tuscany. Umbria is known for its rolling hills and Chestnut and Elm groves. The Tiber River originates in Umbria at Monte Fumaiolo. Umbria is also known for its hand-made ceramics and hand-made linen. Ficulle has some great terracotta shops, but a town called Deruta is the ceramic center.
Orvieto is a classic Italian town with one of the best duomos in Italy. The 'Slow Food Movement' originated here. Assisi is a small Umbrian town of 3000 people, but with annual tourists of several million –it is still a must see for the frescos of Giotto. One of the largest Italian lakes is in Umbria, Lake Trasimeno. This is where Hannibal won a major battle against the Romans in the II century BC. Spoleto is another well-known Umbrian town (famous for its wine festival in June, its art and music festival, called Due Mondi, in June-July, and its Jazz festival held in the summer and in December) as is Perugia (famous for its chocolate, which is celebrated in an annual festival in October and its jazz festival in July). These are just some of the events going on in Umbria- the list is endless, and that is why I’ve supplied some links with some more information on this site. There is something for everyone in this beautiful region.