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The Chapel San Martino - Private Villa with Pool on the Tuscan/Umbrian border

Bedrooms 3
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Private Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • Internet
  • Parking


About the property

Luxurious & Very Private Villa with stunning gardens & Pool and Separate Whirlpool with cascading water

This Villa which was formerly a Medieval Chapel (and situated on the St Francis of Assisi Way (near Citerna)) has been creatively restored and is in a serene and peaceful location. This Villa demonstrates how beautifully one can blend the very old with the modern, with an ingenious "touch of flair". The creative elements of the décor and modern design integrate completely with the furnishings. The outside also completely harmonises with the living space. The colours of the Mediterranean garden contrast well with the colours of the Villa's external stonework and the 2 pools. The Chapel complete with original features (altar, ceilings & floors) is now an elegant dining room and lounge area. The Villa with it being a religious building is, of course, in an elevated position with spectacular views over open countryside.

This Villa's perfect location finds you on the Umbrian/Tuscan border, north of Perugia but close to the historical and medieval cities of Citta di Castello, Arezzo, Florence & Siena.

This part of Umbria is a much loved and noted destination for relaxation, healthy living and extraordinary scenery. Above all, it is an area famous for it's excellent food, wine, olive oil, truffles, chocolate, cheeses and cured meats. Famously known as "the Green Heart of Italy".

The Villa offers two pools (one a hydro-massage pool with cascading waterfalls), spacious terraces and pergolas, with an open fire for outside cooking and dining.

The Villa has private parking, a large, immaculate & extremely private garden and remote controlled entrance gates.

More Details

Property Manager
Caroline Sampson
Member since: 2015
Speaks English, Italian
Calendar last updated:
7 December, 2017

About Caroline Sampson

The owners of this property are Italian. This is a holiday home that the owners use out of the rental season.

Caroline Sampson purchased this villa in 2005

Why Caroline Sampson chose Citerna

The property was an abandoned Chapel that was in need of restoration. The restoration of this beautiful property was designed and project managed by the owners over a period of 5 years. The restoration of the Chapel itself was carried out in great detail with many of the original & historical features, such as the altar, stained glass windows and frescoes being preserved, which all date back more than 1200 years.

What makes this villa unique

Guests have the use of the whole Villa, it's pools & garden and they are completely private and for the sole use of guests.

The Manager of this rental property is Caroline (English) who lives in Italy and is always available to help with any problems guests may have, to give a huge amount of information for the area with additional places to visit that are not always in Guidebooks.. Caroline will be around to meet you when you arrive to explain the workings of the Villa to you and to hand over the keys. The service is very personal and important to ensure that your stay is memorable.

The property is located in the mountains, surrounded by woodland, open countryside and in a beautiful Mediterranean garden full of colourful flowers & plants. There are breathtaking views over the valley with the Appenine mountains in the distance

Guestbook comments from the manager

Thank you Caroline for everything. Ildo has been a great host and I gave left him a little gift of some white wine for his personal consumption and joy. Thank you again and have a great summer!!!
Jul 2016
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Citerna in Province of Perugia

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00 / Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • smoking allowed ...
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • rural
  • town
  • village
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
    Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Jacuzzi , Bidet , Hydro-massage bath
  • The Villa has 2 bathrooms with WC, Bath, Shower and bidet
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Large Double Bed
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 6 - 3 double beds
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Bicycles
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Veranda
  • Tennis
  • 4 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Private Pool ...
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • forests
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • volcano
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • sailing
  • caving
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing
The pools are a short distance from the Villa and can be seen from the Villa itself. There is an outdoor terrace with a stone wood burning fireplace for outside cooking. All wood for the fire will be provided to the guests by the Owner. This Villa's perfect location finds you on the Umbrian/Tuscan border. This area is a noted destination for relaxation, healthy living and extraordinary scenery. It is mystical & enchanting and is famously known as "the green heart of Italy" . Above all, it is an area famous for its excellent food, wine, olive oil, truffles, chocolate, cheeses, cured meats and the "must see" medieval cities and towns all within a close distance to the Villa. Outside: There are spacious outside terraces, patios and an area for open fire cooking. The pool and the terrace areas have outdoor furniture. There is private parking with entrance gates to the Villa. The Villa is registered to host Weddings. Further info can be provided by the Agent. The generous owner/agent of this Villa will welcome you with an overwhelming basket of local products for you to enjoy during your stay and will not be in addition to the rental price. For more than a 7 night booking a evening meal will be cooked, served & gifted to you by the owner. All linen is provided including separate pool towels. The Villa will be cleaned following each rental period. A maid service may be requested and provided. We also a day or evening babysitting service


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The Chapel San Martino - Private Villa with Pool on the Tuscan/Umbrian border
average rating of 4.6666665 based on 9 reviews

Amazing villa with a spectacular vista!

  • 4 of 5

The villa is amazing and has been restored and refurbished to a very high standard and the love and thought put into this project oozes out of every room and the gardens. The pool is a large size and the children enjoyed plenty of hours playing in there. The pizzeria is a 100m walk up the hill and the views from the restaurant are stunning, great pizza and vino too all reasonably priced.

The owner Ildo is a very kind and generous man, the fridge is stocked with an array of wine, soft drinks, huge bowl of fruit, fresh bread and milk and the cupboards are full of pasta, plenty of cleaning products and lots of utensils. The two bathrooms are fully stocked with products too so you can pack lightly!

We stayed for 12 nights so the owner and agent (Caroline) hosted and cooked a delicious traditional 5 course Italian meal for us all... it was delicious and beautifully cooked and presented...such a treat. Caroline is a book of knowledge when it comes to Umbria and other parts of Italy and is always to hand via calls and texts, she sorts things out very quickly and offers plenty of help should you need it.

The villa is superbly located re: day trips (you will need to hire a car or drive to Italy as we did...fabulous drive!) Florence, Assisi, Citta di Castella, Pisa, Lake Trasimeno for example are all an easy drive and worth visiting plus many more places. Rome is a 2h train ride from perugia, we did not have time but I'm sure worth doing.

This was our fist time in Italy and certainly won't be our last!

We fell in love and are sure to return as so much to see and do in this wonderful country.

Word to the wise: The mosquitos were rife I advise buying and wearing the mossie bands you can buy, we just had spray and plug ins and lots of candles...they seemed immune and we were bitten a lot. Nets on beds and air con in the villa is a recommendation for the owner to consider as I believe this may reduce their presence at night. However mossies are everywhere abroad so don't let this put you off, just go more prepared then we did! You will love this place it is so tranquil and serene. We have returned feeling so relaxed and refreshed. Perfect place for the soul.

  • Review Submitted: 18-Aug-2016
  • Date of Stay: July 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Two weeks of Heaven.....

  • 5 of 5

This property has to be seen to be believed. We had a wonderful time here. Everything about it was just superb. Ildo the owner, was on hand to help with anything that needed doing and brought us pastries and wine which was a very nice touch.

The villa is within easy reach of many sights in Umbria and Tuscany and there are lovely hikes in the immediate area. The pool and gardens are stunning and are looked after with obvious loving care.

Caroline, the agent, was a pleasure to deal with and communications were quick, clear and full of information.

We definitely hope to return to this wonderful place sooner rather than later!

  • Review Submitted: 09-Sep-2015
  • Date of Stay: July 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Wunderschönes Anwesen in guter Lage

  • 5 of 5

Das Haus und seine Einrichtung ist ganz wundervoll und sehr sympathisch und abwechslungsreich eingerichtet, mit viel Persönlichkeit und liebe zum Detail. Das Anwesen an sich ist wundbar mitten in der Natur gelegen, ein sehr schöner, professionell angelegter und gepflegter Garten. Auch ist es komplett von einem Zaun umschlossen und gut abgesichert. Die Lage des Grundstückes ist in Ortsnähe und die nächst größere Stadt Sansepulcro ist in nur 10 Minuten mit dem Auto sehr gut zu erreichen. Der Pool ist vergleichsweise riesig und in einer Hälfte am tiefsten Punkt 3 Meter tief. Es gibt viel Platz, um sich als Familie auf dem Grundstück zu verteilen. Unsere Kinder möchten auf jeden Fall wieder hierher fahren und auch uns als Eltern hat es sehr gut gefallen. Wir möchten sehr gerne wieder kommen.

  • Review Submitted: 05-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much Markus for your kind words. We loved having you and your family with us and we hope to see you again another time.. Caroline
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Nearest Airport
34 Miles
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Nearest Ferry
70 Miles
Nearest Golf
20 Miles
Nearest Train
5 Miles
San Giustino
Nearest Motorway
4 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Nearest Beach
70 Miles
Car: necessary


Car hire is essential and recommended.

There are airports within a commutable distance of this Villa, with daily flights with all the lo-cost airlines. The closest airport is Perugia (approximately 30 miles) from the Villa. Ryanair during the Summer months have a daily service from London Stansted. Others are Rimini, Rome (Fiumincino & Ciampino), Florence, Ancona, Bologna & Pisa.

Any information that you may require on flights then please do not hesitate to contact the Agent for this Villa (Caroline).


The nearest small town is Petriolo which is a 10 minute walk from the Villa. The medieval borgo town of Citerna is approximately 10 minutes away.

Other places of interest and within 15 minutes from the Villa are


Città di Castello



A bit further afield but still within a reasonable distance from the Villa are






Further Details:

As stated above there are a number of towns close and within a 10 minute drive of this Villa. All have good local shops, restaurants, supermarkets, banks, post offices, fashion clothing and shoes with weekly or daily markets


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa in Citerna, Umbria

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Low Season
1 May 2018 - 31 May 2018
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Mid Season
1 Jun 2018 - 30 Jun 2018
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
High Season
1 Jul 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Mid Season
1 Sep 2018 - 30 Sep 2018
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £300

Check in is after 5 pm Check out is by 10 am.
The Agent for this property will meet you on arrival to hand over keys and to explain the Villa to you.
The safety of all tenants is the sole responsibility of the tenants and NOT the property owner. The tenants must have in place for the duration of their stay relevant Travel Insurance for health issues and potential loss of personal items. Children must be supervised at all times. The Swimming Pool is in the garden and a reasonable distance from the house and unfenced.
A reservation/security deposit of £300.00 is to be paid to confirm your booking. The deposit is not applied towards the rental price however, it is fully refundable within 7 days of departure, provided the following provisions are met:
No damage is done to the property or its contents beyond reasonable wear & tear.
No charges are incurred due to illegal activity, animals or collection of rents or services rendered during the stay.
A sixty (60) day notice is required for cancellation. Cancellations that are made more than 60 days prior to the arrival date will incur no penalty. Cancellations or changes that result in a shortened stay, forfeit the full advance and any deposit. Cancellation or early departure does not warrant any refund of rent.
This property requires a seven (7) night stay in the high season period. A shorter period can be negotiated for other than in the high season period.
Any booking obtained under false pretences will be subject to forfeiture of advance payments, deposit and/or rent and the party will not be permitted to check in

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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