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Stunning Property Tucked Into The Peaceful Umbrian Countryside



Updated: 18-Sep-2016
Villa near Orvieto, Umbria, Italy - Secluded And Serene: A Magical Place

Villa Tripoli is a stunning Umbrian property located three kilometres from charming medieval walled village of Porano and only 15 minutes away from Orvieto. Villa Tripoli’s spacious, century-old stone country home and cottage have been carefully restored with quality materials, attention to detail, and an artistic eye. The house retains the charm of an old Umbrian farmhouse (terra cotta floors, beamed ceilings, arched entryways), while having modern conveniences (wifi, etc). The buildings and large private swimming pool are set on four acres surrounded by rolling agricultural and forest land that yield lovely vistas and complete privacy. Visitors have exclusive use of the property during their stay at Villa Tripoli. What sets Villa Tripoli apart is its overwhelming sense of peace and tranquillity. Nestled in pastoral countryside, but with easy access for day trips to the historic, artistic and cultural sites of Umbria, Tuscany and Lazio, Villa Tripoli offers the best of all worlds.

  • Sleeps 10
  • 5 Bedrooms
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Pets considered
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

The owner has worked in environment and international development for over 30 years. The villa is a testament to this with its fine ethnic art and textiles collected from Africa, Asia and Latin America. The owner's interests in Italian ceramics, gardening and cooking are also evident at Villa Tripoli.

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Speaks English, French, Italian

Guestbook comments from the owner

I can’t imagine a more perfect vacation. I have enjoyed every moment at Villa Tripoli – the gorgeous flowers, intoxicating scents of jasmine and linden blossoms, tinkling of the sheep as they cross the hills, outstanding collection of art and the colors of nature brought inside the house.

A stunning blend of design, charm and beauty. A place where agriturismo meets Architectural Digest.

Returning to Villa Tripoli after our vacation here last year was like coming back to a good old friend who makes you smile the moment you see her. Celebrating my 45th birthday here was a very special treat. There was no better setting than Villa Tripoli, with her beauty, serenity and amazingly peaceful atmosphere, for this very special celebration.
Apr 2013
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3 Reviews

based on 3 holidaymaker reviews


The most beautiful, comfortable rural property

  • 5 of 5

The photos on the website do not do it justice. The house is beautifully situated in the Umbrian countryside with sweeping views across the valley. All the rooms in the villa are large,very comfortable and decorated to a very high but unfussy standard. The kitchen has everything you could possibly need. Outside, the extensive gardens have many different areas to sit or for the children to play. The pool was crystal clean for the whole week. We felt that the villa has the best aspects of the best places we had stayed in over the past 15 years - it really is wonderful.

Susan will make sure you have everything you need and provides details on the various activities in the region.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 25, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Our stay in Villa Tripoli was truly amazing. We spent two weeks there together with our families and it was a huge hit both with the kids and the adults. The property is located in a very serene area and all of us just fell in love with it. Unlike many other villas we looked at renting, Villa Tripoli has a special vibe and a homey feeling (which made it very hard to leave). We also had the pleasure of hosting our wedding celebration at the villa together with both American and Swedish friends. All our guests were just blown away by the beauty of the place and Susan was so accommodating and nice. We are eternally grateful to her and her crew and we will surely carry this experience with us for the rest of our lives, and hope to return one day for more memories.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 23, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Villa Tripoli is simply perfect. It is not your average rustic villa . Villa Tripoli sits in it's own perfectly maintained grounds and enjoys beautiful views. Inside the kitchen is extremely well equipped and the bathrooms are stunning. It is beautifully decorated throughout. The pool is amazing while the separate cottage provides excellent separate accommodation. Susan is just the best host ever. She was responsive from our first enquiry and provided invaluable information and help throughout our stay. It was an honour to stay in such a uniquely beautiful house in a stunning area of Italy.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 26, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
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From the Owner

I chose to buy a property near Orvieto because the town is very beautiful, has layers of history and tradition, is culturally very active, and has wonderfully friendly people. Orvieto is only an hour by train or an hour and 15 minutes by car from Rome. The countryside to the west of Orvieto, with its rolling hills and altiplano; olive groves, vineyards, and pastures; castles, villas and picturesque villages, is particularly lovely.

Activity and Interests


Lake Bolsena is only 20 minutes away. It offers lake swimming and water sports: kayaking, canoeing, sailing (equipment available for rent).


The nearest airport is Rome (110 km), Florence is a bit further away (160 km). A car is required for access to the house.


Major sites of Umbria, Tuscany and Lazio are easily accessible for day trips: Orvieto (8 km); Todi (33 km), Deruta (50 km), Assisi (72 km), Siena (112 km), Florence (160 km). Rome (110 km) only 1 hour from Orvieto by train. Many nearby villages and sites are of historic, cultural, and artistic interest.

Further Details:

The lovely Umbrian hilltown of Orvieto, with its famous Gothic cathedral, Etruscan archaeological sites and layers of Roman, Medieval and Renaissance history, is only 15 minutes away. Orvieto offers great shopping, fine restaurants, museums, many traditional festivals and cultural events. For those interested in outdoor sports, the area is excellent for biking, hiking, horseback riding, and, at Lake Bolsena about 20 minutes away, for water sports. A number of spas and natural thermal springs are located within an hour’s drive. The area is great for wine tasting. Apart from Orvieto’s renowned Orvieto Classico (and increasingly good red wines), a little further afield one can sample the famous Tuscan and Umbrian reds, including Brunello, Vino Nobile, Sangrantino and Chianti.


Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
1 Oct 2016 - 12 Nov 2016
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Spring 2017
6 May 2017 - 26 May 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Early summer 2017
27 May 2017 - 23 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
High summer
24 Jun 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Indian summer
2 Sep 2017 - 29 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Early autumn 2017
30 Sep 2017 - 27 Oct 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £410

Booking Notes:
Deposit of 50% of total rental amount (by bank transfer) is required to confirm booking. Remaining 50% is due 60 days before the rental starting date. In event of cancellation the penalties are: 50% of rental price for 60 or more days before start of rental; 75% for cancellation between 59 and 30 days; 100% for cancellation 29 days or less before start of rental. Security deposit of $500 or 400 Euro to be paid in cash upon arrival, balance returned minus extra expenses & cost of damage repair.

Changeover Day:
Saturday is the changeover day: arrival after 15.00 and departure by 10:00.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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From the Owner

Villa Tripoli is a place of calm and beauty. It is a refuge from today's hectic pace: a place to unwind; breathe fresh air; and enjoy beautiful pastoral countryside. Although only 3 km from the charming medieval walled village and 15 minutes from Orvieto, its secluded location gives it a timeless quality and imparts an overwhelming sense of peace and well-being. The villa is centrally located for easy day visits to the many tourist attractions of Umbria, Tuscany and Lazio. Sports enthusiasts can enjoy hiking, biking, horseback riding, kayaking, sailing and canoeing nearby. Ceramic shopping, wine tasting, cooking classes, concerts and local festivals are other local options. Orvieto hosts Umbria Jazz, Winter between Christmas and New Years and the Corpus Christi celebration in May/June.

Property Type

  • villa


  • Ceiling Fans
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine


  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob


  • Child's Highchair


  • Satellite / Cable

Pool / Spa

  • Private Pool


  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm

Location Type

  • rural
  • village


  • churches
  • forests
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours

Leisure Activities

  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure
  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • Shower room 2 - Shower Enclosure
  • Shower room 3 - Shower Enclosure
  • House: Bedrooms 1 & 2 share bathroom: wc, sinks, shower & tub; Bedroom 3 en-suite bathroom has wc, sinks & shower; Bedroom 4 en-suite bathroom has wc, sink, shower & tub; full bathroom with shower on ground floor. Cottage: bathroom has wc, sink, shower.


  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Bedroom 2
  • Bedroom 3
  • Bedroom 4
  • Bedroom 5
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 10 (5 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: In house: Bedroom 1 with queen-sized bed, Bedroom 2 with twin beds, Bedroom 3 with large twin beds, Bedroom 4 with twin beds. In cottage: large loft set up as a bedroom with one queen-sized bed.


  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue

Learn more about this holiday rental at the owner's website


  • Notes on accommodation: Children are most welcome. The owner's permission is required for pets. The owner provides a full set of notes on the house, surroundings and things to do in the area upon receipt of the rental booking. The owner is happy to provide advice and help in planning your stay at Villa Tripoli. Outside: The large pool (14.5 x 4.5 m) is for the exclusive use of guests. Its complete privacy, sweeping vistas and built-in stone benches, makes for a perfect place to spend a day off from sightseeing or to watch the sun set over the hills with a glass of prosecco in hand. Cushions for the pool benches and lawn chairs are provided for guests’ use. The portico at the house and a patio in front of the cottage next the pool are lovely spots for outdoor dining. A barbecue is provided for guests' use. The grounds of the property have expansive and lush lawns, flower beds and perennial borders, an herb garden, and olive and fruit orchards. The walls of the house and cottage are covered with fragrant climbing roses, jasmine and clematis. Two bicycles are available for guests' use for exploring nearby country paths and roads. A ping-pong (table tennis) table is available for use at the house. Utility Room: Washing machine available for guests' use. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Linen, house towels and pool towels are provided; changed weekly. Final house cleaning is included in price. Pool cleaning twice weekly and lawn mowing once weekly included in price. Other: A covered porch off the house provides lovely outdoor dining. The enchanting stone cottage has open-plan ground floor with living room, dining area & kitchen. There is a full bathroom and a sleeping loft. Has wifi, TV, CD/DVD player.

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