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Villa Almira

Orvieto, Umbria, Italy
  • Sleeps 12 / 16
  • Bedrooms 6
  • Baths 7
  • Internet
  • Jacuzzi
  • Pool
  • A/C
  • View

Large Villa, Umbria, Pool, AC, Views


Villa Almira is a beautiful, centuries-old farmhouse located just outside the small Umbrian town of Ficulle (population 1700) and eight miles north of the Umbrian town of Orvieto. The property is accessed via an unpaved road of 4km and is set on a hill overlooking a picturesque valley. The nearby quaint hill village is within hiking distance and offers basic amenities such as cafes, restaurants and grocery stores. Guests are eight miles from Orvieto (located about halfway between Rome and Florence), 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 for a day trip.

The Villa sleeps a total of 16 people; 12 adults and 4 children. It has six spacious bedrooms with six large ensuite bathrooms (four with Jacuzzi tub and walk-in shower, all with hairdryers). Every bedroom has its own fireplace, private safe, quality mattresses and linens, plus elegant and luxurious fabrics. The entire villa has central air conditioning – but really only needed in August. Outside there is a large, covered patio for dining al fresco and includes a large table, chairs, fireplace, sink, BBQ and views over the countryside. The fenced infinity swimming pool features an elevated Jacuzzi tub with cascading water into the pool. The Jacuzzi\'s water can be heated on request at the expense of guests. In addition, guests can enjoy the beautifully stocked \"honesty\" wine cellar, vegetable and herb garden, a wood-burning pizza oven with jasmine-covered pergola and rustic table, and an outdoor Foosball and Ping Pong table.

The owner is warm and welcoming. She lives on the adjacent private property, enhancing guests\' experience with her vast knowledge of the area and her friendly hospitality. She is a professional travel guide and can arrange just about any service requested, including cooking lessons, babysitting, car/van rental, private driver, chef service, wine tasting, massage, grocery delivery, etc.

Villa Almira consists of two floors.

GROUND FLOOR (sleeps seven guests): The gourmet kitchen is large and fully-equipped with every tool a cook needs to have, including two refrigerators, an ice-maker, dishwasher, microwave and coffee maker. The spacious and comfortable living room is decorated with family antiques and offers sofas, chairs, fireplace, a large flat screen TV, CD, etc. There is an office with an extensive English library and, nearby, is a laundry room with a washer and a dryer. The elegant dining room features a table that can seat up to 20 guests. The sleeping quarters consist of three double bedrooms (one with private terrace) each with ensuite bathrooms.

SECOND FLOOR (sleeps nine guests): Three double bedrooms with ensuite bathrooms (two with Jacuzzi tubs) and an extra loft that can sleep two young people.

Umbria is a quiet area right in the heart of Italy, just north of Rome and 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 as well. 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).

Included in the rental price: Final cleaning, daily cleaning 3 hours/day (Mon to Sat), towels changed twice weekly, bed linen changed Saturday, pool towels, Internet Wi-Fi



My family and I returned Saturday and the villa was all you said it was times 1,000%. The villa was clean, the beds and linens were perfect, the housekeeper cleaned and ironed our clothes as needed and we had fresh eggs every morning form our own chicken coop.We had great weather, great food and great transportation and Roscoe took care of all us like we were family……………… he and is his mother were perfect hosts.As you know I was very nervous going to a strange place sight unseen and I wanted this experience to be perfect for my kids and it was that and more.Thank you for pointing us in the right direction.


The house and grounds were fantastic. Roscoe was very helpful and was a fabulous cook and tour guide. All of our guests loved him. Cleaning lady, Faith, and grounds keeper Nacho, were very friendly and accommodating. The house was equipped with soap, hair dryers, toilet paper, etc. We even received fresh eggs each day from the chickens and geese on the property We truly enjoyed our pizza nights prepared by Faith and Nacho in the wood burning oven and special seating area on the grounds.


Thanks. The trip was amazing. the villa, the town of Ficulle, and people were an order of magnitude above and beyond the other great Italy villas we’ve had. Thanks for all your help arranging this. I know it wasn’t easy to get these 5 consecutive weeks.



Living room, Dining room, Kitchen, Study, Library, Family room, Terrace.


Bedroom 1 - King bed with bathroom ensuite

Bedroom 2 - King bed with bathroom ensuite

Bedroom 3 - King bed with bathroom ensuite

Bedroom 4 - King bed with bathroom ensuite

Bedroom 5 - 2 Twin beds + daybed with bathroom ensuite

Bedroom 6 - 2 Twin beds + daybed with bathroom ensuite

King size bed: 180 cm, Queen size bed: 160 cm, Double bed 140 cm, Twin bed: 80-100 cm.


Full bathroom with tub - 2

Full bathroom with shower - 5

Separated Toilet - 1

Total number of Toilets - 8


Price for Villa Almira

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Extra Charges

1 - Air Conditioning : 100 Euro/day
2 - Heating : Upon usage/metered
3 - Telephone : Upon usage/metered
4 - Extra bed : 350 Euro/week
5 - Utility deposit (AC & heating) : 250 Euro cash

Security Deposit

1000 Euro



  • Type: House/Villa
  • Floors: 2
  • Constructed: 18th century
  • Remodeled: Recently


  • Children


  • Crib
  • Jacuzzi
  • Pool 14m x 6m
  • Linens
  • Air Conditioning
  • Heating
  • Garden
  • View


  • Stove
  • Oven
  • Barbecue
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Dishwasher
  • Washer
  • Dryer
  • Phone
  • Television
  • Satellite
  • Video
  • Stereo
  • WiFi Internet


  • Caretaker
  • Cook on request
  • Maid on request : 10 Euro/hour


  • Area: Rural
  • Car recommended: Yes
  • Walk to Town: No
  • City: Rome
  • Town: Ficulle - 4 km
  • Airport: Rome - 1.5 hour drive
  • Train: Orvieto - 10 km
  • Bus: Ficulle - 4 km
  • Parking: On site
  • Attraction: 4 km


Location: Orvieto, Umbria, Italy

The marker indicates the general area of the property


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