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Villa Soleil

Orvieto, Terni

A/C
All rooms have air conditioning with individual climate control. There are 1000 kwhs per week of electricity included in the price. Usage over this allowance is paid on-site in Euro.



BBQ
A private gas grill is available.



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
A refresh cleaning with a towel change twice per week is included in the price - This service neatens the bedrooms and living areas, and it does not include cleaning the kitchen. Additional light housekeeping with a 4 hour minimum per visit may be arranged, if requested at the time of booking. Advance notice is required and this service is paid on-site in Euro.



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 8 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
Lubriano: 5 minutes; Castiglione in Teverina: 10; Bagnoregio: 15; Orvieto Scalo with train station: 18; Orvieto hill town or Lake Bolsena: 22; Bomarzo: 35; Todi: 40; Deruta or San Casciano dei Bagni: 50; Perugia, Cortona, Montepulciano or Lake Trasimeno: 60; Siena, Rome, Tivoli, Spoleto or Assisi: 90; Porto Ercole (Tuscan coast): 100; Florence: under 2 hours.



Elevator
No steps are required to access the property's elevator.



Language Spoken
The hired keyholder speaks English and lives nearby.



Heat
All rooms have heat with individual climate control. There are 1000 kwhs per week of electricity included in the price. Usage over this allowance is paid on-site in Euro.



Interior Décor
Modern construction home - Villa Soleil shines as brightly as the name implies with overly spacious common rooms, glistening marble floors and large windows and glass doors allowing for plenty of sunlight. The decor is contemporary with furnishings and fixtures of the highest quality.

Interior Amenities: The house is fully air conditioned with wall vents. All of the windows and the majority of the doors are screened. Each bedroom has its own en suite bathroom and is supplied with portable hair dryers and toilet tissue. Satellite TVs in the main living room and a smaller salon have English language movie channels.

Layout Notes: There are two Master bedrooms on the first floor that are larger than the other bedrooms. All the first floor bedrooms open to their own private balcony. The three garden level bedrooms are the only bedrooms without a scenic view of the countryside or the estate park, since they open to the garden lawn. The outdoor dining patio is fully covered and equipped with marble countertops and a large gas grill; it is on a level below the kitchen and is accessed by an outdoor staircase.



Kitchen
Exceptional quality main kitchen with commercial appliances: six burner stove top, oven, microwave, fridge with freezer drawer, dishwasher, US-style coffee makers, fireplace barbecue. A secondary beverage bar is on the garden level beside the living room and is equipped with: stove top, oven, microwave, fridge and dishwasher.



Meals
Lunch or dinner may be arranged, if requested at the time of booking. A minimum number of guests are needed to order this service which is paid on-site in Euro. Advance notice is required.



Minuses
The gardener and cleaner are present on the estate every morning. The owner has a cottage beside the villa where she occasionally stays.



Parking
The villa offers parking with enough space for 7 cars.



Steps & Stairs
Guests may be dropped off at the main entrance on the ground floor. The most accessible bedrooms and bathrooms are accessed by 25 steps with handrail or by using the elevator (37 x 29 inches) which services all three levels.



Pluses
A truly grand Italian estate set on 25 acres with its own Italianate park, fruit orchards, grapevines and an olive grove found mid-way between Florence and Rome. Spacious is understating the size of this private, fully air conditioned villa with an elevator, seven bedrooms with en suite bathrooms, a professional kitchen, four living rooms including one with a wet bar kitchen and a billiard room.

A splendid choice for a large group looking forward to spending leisure time together both indoors and outdoors. The meticulously kept estate grounds offer: private pool with underground bathhouse, fully covered dining patio with pristine views, furnished sitting nooks in the five acre park, ping pong table, bocce court, exercise room and six mountain bikes.

Conveniently included in the price: a very generous electricity allowance for air conditioning or heat, daily cleaning with towel changes twice per week, firewood for three fireplaces and a Sunday morning breakfast buffet.



Pool
The private pool is open from the last weekend in May to the first Friday in October.



Road Condition
Upon exiting the A1 autostrada at Orvieto, the route is along easy, level paved roads right up to the estate's entrance.



Screens
Property has screened windows.



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



Views
The most scenic views spanning across the valley and taking in small villages in the distance and the green hills of Umbria are seen from the outdoor dining patio, pool area, dining room and most of the bedrooms on the first floor - there is one bedroom on this level overlooking the estate's woods. The garden level bedrooms face the garden lawn and require stepping outside for a scenic view.



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 tiny village of Lubriano is a 5 minute drive with a couple cafes, three restaurants, a pharmacy, two mini-markets and a supermarket, open on Sunday mornings. The village of Castiglione in Teverina is a 10 minute drive with three restaurants and a min-market. For more dining options and supermarkets, 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:
A climb to the top of Orvieto's Torre del Moro for one of the best views looking out over Umbria. The town's 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.

Civita di Bagnoregio - An ancient hamlet reached only by a pedestrian footbridge. Hovering atop volanic rock, this village is slowly eroding into the Tiber valley below and is registered as an endangered site. Only 15 minutes from the villa.

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.

Lake Bolsena: It's a 25 minute drive to the medieval town of Bolsena and the shores of Europe's largest volcanic lake and one of the cleanest. The town of Bolsena boasts Roman walls, an amphitheatre and a medieval castle. Nearby are sandy beaches offering swimming, canoe/kayak rental and seasonal boat tours around the lake stopping at Bisentina island. There are half a dozen towns scattered around the lake and the hills are ideal for mountain biking and hiking.

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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