Rio Loreto

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Sleeps: 10 Bedrooms: 5 Bathrooms: 4


Wedding Venue Pool Ideal for Kids Pets Welcome

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Rio Loreto boasts a wonderfully secluded hillside setting in the middle of the Tuscan countryside, close to the ancient Etruscan town of Cortona. This historic villa sits within green and rambling gardens that offer quiet spots for swimming, dining and watching spectacular sunsets over the hills.

The interior of this spacious farmhouse has been carefully restored to retain much of its charm and features, with modern touches providing comfort and convenience. It is split over two levels and sleeps up to 10 guests in five characterful bedrooms. Three have ensuite facilities, with all bedrooms featuring an artisan-made iron bed for an individual feel.

Soak up the history and traditional Tuscan style in any one of the wood-beamed rooms, with exposed stone walls and tiled floors complemented by antique pieces. There's a choice of living spaces to enjoy, with each having wood-burning stoves and comfortable seating areas for cosy evenings.

Whether you dine inside or out, the idyllic outside space is never far away. The villa's dining room has doors that open straight onto a terrace that leads you into the lush, lawned gardens. Another terrace offers al fresco dining with the scent of typically Tuscan plants and flowers perfuming the air as you take in the views.

Leisure and relaxation are also on offer whether you're inside the villa or making the most of its extensive grounds. Indoors, there's a fitness room with a range of gym equipment, with an outdoor table tennis table and petanque court.

The main attraction within the gardens is surely the large swimming pool that sits within an ancient olive grove. It commands some of the very best views and is a true oasis of calm, with it being set peacefully above the villa.

Get even closer to the nearby hills on long walks and bike rides through the area, passing farms, woodland and olive groves as you go. Around 30 minutes away by car is Lake Trasimeno Regional Park, which is perfect for nature lovers as it's home to an array of wildlife. There are also beaches on which to unwind in between dips in the beautiful lake.

There are many historic towns and cities within an hour's drive of Rio Loreto. One of the nearest is Cortona with its ancient sites and wealth of Renaissance architecture. Many of its shops sell traditional handmade items and local wine from the vineyards of nearby Montepulciano. Also, visit the cities of Perugia and Citta di Castello on longer days out.

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What you should know…

  • The villa is not air-conditioned, but ceiling fans keep it cool
  • The villa is reached via a gravel road through the wood

Property Features

Private Pool Wi-Fi/Internet BBQ Smart TV Gym/Fitness Room Indoor Games Table Tennis Heating Ceiling Fans

Villa Interiors

Ground Floor (split-level)

- Living room with sofas, armchairs, antique fireplace, wood-burning stove, doors to outside
- Dining/living room with dining table for six guests, armchairs, TV, wood-burning stove, doors to outside
- Kitchen with oven, microwave, two dishwashers, fridge, freezer, toaster, blender, coffee machine, American coffee machine
- Guest toilet

First Floor

- Bedroom with king-size bed, en-suite bathroom with shower and bath tub
- Two bedrooms with king-size beds and en-suite bathrooms with showers
- Two twin bedrooms (beds can be joined)
- Bathroom with shower
- Hall area with sofa

Outside Grounds

- Swimming pool (12m x 6m, depth: 1m - 1.4m), open approximately May to beginning of October
- Dining terrace with table for six guests
- Gardens with lawn, trees, plants, flowers
- Petanque court
- Pool house with kettle, fridge, bathroom
- Table tennis
- Sun loungers and parasols
- Gas barbecue
- Parking


- Wi-Fi
- Smart TV
- Gym with running machine, cross trainer, weights
- Ceiling fans
- Underfloor heating
- Washing machine and dryer
- Iron and ironing board
- Mosquito nets in the bedrooms
- Electric charging station for Tesla
- Hair dryer
- Books
- Games
- Kids bikes (available at extra cost)


About the surrounding area of Rio Loreto
<1hr to Airport Walking/Hiking Paths Wine Tasting Cycling Outstanding Landscapes Outdoor Pursuit & Activities Tourist Towns & Villages Historical Sites
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Surrounded by nothing but picturesque Tuscan countryside, Rio Loreto is a tranquil escape for total relaxation. Scenic walks and cycling routes are on the doorstep, with a handful of restaurants and cafes within a ten-minute drive.

Most amenities are a 20-minute drive away in Cortona, a historic town that's great for a day out, as well as for meals and grocery shopping. Amenities include a pharmacy and bank, as well as a good choice of restaurants and bars. Many of the town's shops sell charming handmade items and 'Vino Nobile' red wine; the famous produce from the nearby vineyards of Montepulciano.

Cortona's historic attractions span many centuries, with many even dating back to ancient times. The Etruscan Academy Museum and Archaeological Park boasts 11 ancient sites, with the remains of city fortifications, Roman roads and Etruscan tombs to be discovered. In the town itself, you'll stroll past and through beautiful Renaissance-era buildings. Highlights include the cathedral and Palazzo del Popolo.

Another city full of history and culture that's within easy reach is Arezzo, with its stunning hilltop cathedral that houses a 15th-century fresco of Mary Magdalene. There's also a fortress with fantastic views over the city, with many medieval and Renaissance churches to admire too.

Citta di Castello is a dream destination for lovers of art. The Church of San Domenico is home to 15th-century frescoes by famous Italian Renaissance painters. And works by artists such as Raphael and Signorelli can be found inside the Municipal Art Gallery (Pinacoteca) at Palazzo Vitelli alla Cannoniera.

Offering a special treat is the city of Perugia, as it's famous for its chocolate. There's a factory just outside the city where you can take a tour and sample some of the chocolate made there. One of the main must-sees in the city is Fontana Maggiore; a Renaissance marble fountain that's carved with zodiac signs and biblical scenes.

Local Amenities
Nearest Airport Perugia

(61 km)

Nearest Airport 2 Florence

(134 km)

Nearest Village Pergo

(4 km)

Nearest Town/City Cortona

(9 km)

Nearest Restaurant Pergo

(4 km)

Nearest Bar/Pub Pergo

(4 km)

Nearest Supermarket Pergo

(4 km)

Nearest Shop Cortona

(9 km)


With its rolling fields, historical heritage and a cuisine that’s a delight for all the senses, it’s no wonder Tuscany is one of the most popular regions in Italy for holidaymakers. Yet even with its popularity, you can still kick back in one of our luxury villas in Tuscany and feel peace, tranquillity and the joy of seclusion. 

This is one destination that really does have a little bit of everything for everyone, whether you’re travelling with family, friends or are just looking for a romantic getaway with that special someone.

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Best Suited For: All Ages
Ideal for Babies & Toddlers Ideal for Kids Ideal for Teens

Both an amusement and nature park, Citta della Domenica, is home to many wildlife enclosures, along with exciting rides and shows.

There are several water parks within an hour's drive of the villa. These include Acquapark Crocodile, Laguna Park and Parco Acquatico Tavernelle.

Around 45 minutes away by car is Casa del Cioccolato Perugina. This chocolate factory just outside the city of Perugia offers tours and chances to sample some of its produce!

Baby and Toddler Equipment

  • Baby bath
  • Pushchair
  • Cot(s)
  • High Chair(s)

Kids Activities Close-by

  • <1hr to Airport
  • Cycling
  • Outdoor Pursuit & Activities
  • Tourist Towns & Villages
  • Historical Sites

Onsite Facilities

  • Bikes
  • Boules/Petanque
  • Indoor Games
  • Table Tennis

Services Available

  • Chef/Cook Available
  • Maid Service Available
  • Babysitting Available


Oliver's Extras

  • Pre-Stocked Fridge Available
  • Cooking Classes Available
  • Yoga Classes Available
  • Wine-Tasting Available
  • Transfers Available
  • Chef/Cook Available
  • Maid Service Available
  • Babysitting Available
  • Car/Motorbike Rental Available
  • Guided Tours/Food Tours/Hiking Tours/Bike Tours/Boat Tours Available
  • Cheese Making/Truffle Hunting Available

At Oliver’s Travels we pride ourselves on going that little bit further for our guests. From private chefs to babysitters we can help you arrange those little extras that make it a truly memorable holiday. Simply fill in the concierge request form or contact the Oliver’s Concierge Team who will be happy to help. We can typically help you arrange any of the following:

- Maid service/extra cleaning
- Private chef/cook/catering
- Welcome hamper/pre-stocked fridge
- Local day-trips or tours
- Airport transfers
- Babysitting/childcare services 

Extras available at this property (payable locally):

- Chauffeur service
- Transfers
- Car/motorbike rental/Ferrari tour
- Guided tours/food tours/hiking tours/bike tours/boat tour
- Pottery classes
- Balloon tours
- Kayaking/rafting
- Babysitting
- Truffle hunting
- Private chef/barman service
- Cooking classes/pizza workshops
- Cheese making
- Fridge pre-stocking
- Wine tours/tasting
- Yoga/fitness/pilates classes
- Personal trainer
- Photoshoots

Please note that all services are subject to availability and must be requested in advance and that due to some rural/remote locations, not all services will be available at all properties. Prices are on request. We will always do our best to fulfil your requests!

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Event information

Please note that any event rental may be subject to additional charges, venue hire fees and to a higher security deposit, which will be in addition to any published rental rates and fees.

All events are on request only and subject to prior agreement from the owner, who reserves the right to refuse all events without their prior authorisation.

Terms & Conditions

These terms and conditions may be amended from time to time.

Security deposit €500 paid in cash to the owner upon arrival and refunded upon departure, subject to full inspection.
Arrival time 3.00 p.m. - 6.30 pm. Late arrivals, if agreed, will be charged €40 (paid locally).
Departure time 10.00 a.m.
Energy costs included? Included up to 250 KWh. Extras charged extra, payable locally.
Linen & towels included? Yes.
Pets welcome? On request only and with prior agreement with the owner.
Changeover day Saturday. All other changeover days on request.
End of stay cleaning included? Extra €250, payable locally. However, guests are required to leave the accommodation clean, tidy and in the same condition as on their arrival. Any extra cleaning, laundry, maintenance and/or rubbish disposal required will be charged against the security deposit.
Smoking Allowed? Outside only.
Insurance Guests are required to be in possession of a valid insurance policy, which covers them for cancellations, personal belongings, public liability and any accidental damage caused during their stay.
Minimum stay 7 nights. All other durations on request.
Heating costs included? Extra cost, payable locally.
Tax Italian Visitors Tax payable locally in cash (typically costs €1-€3 per adult per night- please enquire if exact amount is required).
Internet access? Wi-Fi internet access included.
Pool towels included? Yes.
Pool opening dates? The pool is open approximately beginning of May to beginning of October. Please note that pool opening dates are subject to local weather conditions and pool maintenance requirements and that cooler months may not be suitable for swimming.
Other Ts and Cs A cot and highchair are available at an extra cost of €50, payable locally. A pushchair and baby bath are also available at an extra cost - please enquire.
Other Ts and Cs Weddings, stag/hen parties and any special events are on request only and subject to prior arrangement with the owner and additional charges.
Other Ts and Cs Children's bikes are available at an extra cost - please enquire.

Rental Rates

Prices based on an occupancy of 10 people:

Rental period Weekly
Jul 4th 2020 - Aug 29th 2020 £4,126
Aug 29th 2020 - Oct 24th 2020 £3,610
Oct 24th 2020 - Dec 18th 2020 £2,579
Christmas & New Year £3,610
Jan 8th 2021 - Apr 3rd 2021 £2,579
Easter Week £3,610
Apr 10th 2021 - May 1st 2021 £2,579
May 1st 2021 - Jun 26th 2021 £3,610
Jun 26th 2021 - Aug 28th 2021 £4,126
Aug 28th 2021 - Oct 23rd 2021 £3,610
Oct 23rd 2021 - Dec 18th 2021 £2,579
Christmas & New Year £3,610

Prices based on an occupancy of 10 people:

Rental period Weekly
Jul 4th 2020 - Aug 29th 2020 €4,300
Aug 29th 2020 - Oct 24th 2020 €3,763
Oct 24th 2020 - Dec 18th 2020 €2,688
Christmas & New Year €3,763
Jan 8th 2021 - Apr 3rd 2021 €2,688
Easter Week €3,763
Apr 10th 2021 - May 1st 2021 €2,688
May 1st 2021 - Jun 26th 2021 €3,763
Jun 26th 2021 - Aug 28th 2021 €4,300
Aug 28th 2021 - Oct 23rd 2021 €3,763
Oct 23rd 2021 - Dec 18th 2021 €2,688
Christmas & New Year €3,763

Prices based on an occupancy of 10 people:

Rental period Weekly
Jul 4th 2020 - Aug 29th 2020 $4,836
Aug 29th 2020 - Oct 24th 2020 $4,231
Oct 24th 2020 - Dec 18th 2020 $3,023
Christmas & New Year $4,231
Jan 8th 2021 - Apr 3rd 2021 $3,023
Easter Week $4,231
Apr 10th 2021 - May 1st 2021 $3,023
May 1st 2021 - Jun 26th 2021 $4,231
Jun 26th 2021 - Aug 28th 2021 $4,836
Aug 28th 2021 - Oct 23rd 2021 $4,231
Oct 23rd 2021 - Dec 18th 2021 $3,023
Christmas & New Year $4,231

Please note that prices may not be 100% accurate for dates outside of the current calendar year. For an accurate quote, please enquire.

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