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Villa Paradiso

Orvieto, Terni

A/C
All bedrooms have air conditioning with individual climate control. There are 700 kwhs per week of electricity included in the price. This is plenty to run the air conditioning in the overnights. Usage over this allowance is paid on-site in Euro.



BBQ
There are two fireplaces that may be used for grilling: one in the kitchen and the other is found on the covered patio along with a gas grill.



Breakfast
Continental breakfast may be arranged. To ensure availability, order this service at the time of booking. This service is paid on-site in Euro.



Car Needed
It is necessary to have a car at this property.



Cleaning
Light housekeeping is performed daily, except for Sunday. A mid week towel change is included in the price.



Closest Airports
TransAtlantic: Rome Leonardo da Vinci at Fiumicino - 1.5 hours
TransAtlantic: Milan Malpensa - 5 hours
National and InterEuropean: Perugia S. Egidio - 1 hour
National and InterEuropean: Florence Peretola - 2 hours



Cooking Class
For groups of six or more, an afternoon cooking class may be ordered at the time of booking. Advance notice is required and this service is paid on-site in Euro.



Driving Times
Orvieto Scalo with train station: 10 minutes; Bagnoregio: 15; Orvieto hill town: 18; Lake Bolsena: 25; Todi: 45; Perugia, Deruta, Cortona, Montepulciano or Lake Trasimeno: 60; Siena, Rome, Tivoli, Spoleto or Assisi: 90; Porto Ercole (Tuscan coast): 100; Florence: under 2 hours.



Language Spoken
The keyholder speaks English and lives nearby.



Internet Access
The home comes with a laptop, a fixed high speed DSL line and a WiFi modem. Multiple devices (ie.tablets, smartphones, iPads, iPhones) within range of the stationery modem have Internet access.



Heat
Winter heating and firewood for the fireplace and wood stove are included in the price.



Interior Décor
Farmhouse (circa 1700) - Gutted and professionally reconstructed using exceptional quality materials, especially in the bathrooms and kitchen. The stylish décor includes comfortable furnishings and lovely antiques of the highest quality. Architects have beautifully showcased the authentic features: wood beam ceilings and terracotta tile flooring are found throughout.

Interior Amenities: All the air conditioned bedrooms offer memory foam mattresses. Bathrooms are supplied with portable hair dryers and toilet tissue. Every window and door is screened. A laptop with ADSL Wi-Fi and a printer is available. For entertainment, the satellite TV service includes English language movie channels and a DVD player is provided along with a collection of English language movies. Portable speakers are provided.

Layout Notes: There is one bedroom on a sublevel with limited natural sunlight coming from a ceiling level window. The open floor plan on the ground level provides a spacious and inviting gathering area. The furnished patio located off of the dining room is fully covered and is furnished as both a dining and living area.



Kitchen
Exceptional quality kitchen with high quality appliances:Viking eight-burner stove top with two ovens (one is convection), large refrigerator with large freezer drawer and ice maker, two sinks, dishwasher, espresso machine and US-style coffee maker, toaster and blender. There are two waist-high fireplaces that may be used for grilling: one in the kitchen and another outside on the patio which also has a gas grill.



Meals
Dinner may be arranged, if requested at the time of booking. Guests can choose between a traditional Tuscan dinner or a barbecue dinner. A minimum number of six guests are needed to order this service which is paid on-site in Euro. Advance notice is required.



Minuses
With the exception of Sunday, gardeners and a cleaner maintain the estate on a daily basis.



No Smoking
Smoking is not permitted inside the property.



Parking
A covered car port is on a level below the villa with space for six cars.



Steps & Stairs
Guests may be dropped off within 30 feet of the main entrance with a threshold step. The most accessible bedrooms and bathrooms are on the first floor with 24 steps. The cottage requires 16 stone steps.



Phone
Phone charges are based on the number of message units used and are paid on-site in Euro.



Pluses
Villa Paradiso is total relaxation - this outstanding luxury home is furnished and equipped with all the comforts of home both inside and outside. The location may be a mid-point between Florence and Rome but guests may not want to leave the house! A tennis court with evening lights, a bocce court and ping pong are on-site.

Thoughtfully designed for outdoor living, the beautifully landscaped grounds are an oasis complete with grape vines, olive trees, a strawberry patch, a vegetable garden and fruit trees. A fully covered patio with sensational views of Orvieto serves as a living and dining area - the perfect spot for enjoying golden hued sunsets and enchanting evenings.

A superb kitchen with top level appliances and equipment. The chefs in the group have their choice of an indoor or outdoor barbecue fireplace along with a gas grill.

Conveniently included in the price: a very generous electricity usage for air conditioning, daily cleaning except on Sunday, mid week towel change, a welcome cocktail on arrival day.



Pool
The private salt water pool is open from the first weekend in May to the first Friday in October. Pool towels are provided.



Road Condition
Upon exiting the A1 autostrada and passing by Orvieto, the route to Villa Paradiso is along an easy paved road. The final approach along the estate's driveway is 100 yards of gravel with a short steep driveway paved with flat stones.



Screens
Property has screened windows and doors.



Tennis
A private tennis court with evening lights is on the grounds. There are a few rackets on-site. Advanced players are encouraged to bring their own rackets.



TV
Satellite SKY package - including Italian and European channels, a few news channels such as British SKY News and movie channels in English.



Views
Magnicifient panoramic views showcasing the hill town of Orvieto are seen from all around the estate. The visual effect while dining on the patio or lounging by the pool is stunning. The main villa's bedrooms enjoy the view of Orvieto with the exception of one bedroom facing the grounds. The cottage bedrooms look out over the lawn to the pool area.



Washer/Dryer
This property is equipped with a washing machine and dryer.



What's nearby

Day Trip Ideas near this home – Meet true Italian artisans and learn hands-on the secrets of their specialty!

Walk Florence & The Uffizi: Private Guide for 1-12 people   A guided tour.
Florence & The David: Private Guide for 1-12 people   A guided tour.
Orvieto Wine Pairing Lunch   A half day wine tour.
The Grape Escape - Montepulciano   A half day wine tour.
Italy day trips
& cooking tours near your villa.
Shopping and Dining: The modern town of Orvieto Scalo is a 10 minute drive with cafes, pizzerie and three supermarkets, including a COOP market, open on Saturday and Sunday until 8 pm. For more ambience, drive 18 minutes up to the medieval hill town of Orvieto with a selection of local grocers, restaurants, cafes, and bakeries.

Not To Be Missed in the center of Orvieto:
A climb to the top of Torre del Moro for one of the best views looking out over Umbria.

The Duomo with free admission is one of the most important examples of Gothic architecture. The Chapel of the Madonna di San Brizio contains a fresco series by Luca Signorelli.

The Museo Archaeologico Papali and the Museo Claudio Faina, across from the Duomo, contain Etruscan artifacts and Roman coins.

Public Transportation: The Orvieto Scalo train station is on a main line with service to Florence or Rome. The most direct trains to Florence take over two hours and those heading to Rome take 90 minutes.

Open Air Markets: In Orvieto's Piazza del Popolo, there is a morning market on Thursday and Saturday. Morning markets are held in Perugia on Tuesday and in Citta della Pieve or Todi on Saturday. An antique market is held in Todi on the Second Sunday of each month. Todi has an Italian Antique Exhibition taking place from April 15th - May 1st.

Festivals: In Orvieto, the first week of September is the Street Theater Festival. Orvieto hosts Umbria Jazz during the week between Christmas and New Year's into New Year's Day.



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