Villa Buona

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Sleeps: 6 Bedrooms: 3 Bathrooms: 4


Pool Quirky
Sustainable Collection
Walk to Village All Bedrooms En-Suite

A 14th century church has found a second life as this modern villa in Umbria. Pale pink stone walls rise above the green countryside outside Spello - this is your holiday oasis. Your hostess Andrea has decorated the interior with treasures from her travels (and has great taste); everywhere you’ll find eclectic furnishings, rich rugs, and colorful artwork. This sense of fun interplays beautifully with the dignified archways, made of ancient stone.

The lawned garden is a carefully kept paradise overlooking rolling countryside. Lounge beside the little swimming pool, looking out to the hills beyond (sunset here is a special treat). You'll find romance inside, too - the country kitchen seems like the backdrop of a still life.

This villa nestles against the city walls of Spello, between the gates known as Porta del Mastro and Porta Prato. The cobbled streets of Spello are enchanting, and not usually traversed by tourists. It's most famous for L’Infiorata, a festival in June where the public spaces are adorned with floral street art. The surrounding land is dotted with wineries, providing a true taste of Italian village life.

Oliver Approved

What you should know…

  • Larger parties travelling together may also book the equally gorgeous Villa Giardiniera (sleeps 6). La Casetta (sleeps 2-3) and La Camerata (sleeps 2) are also virtually next door
  • The pool is quite compact (3m x 6m) as the property is found in the historic centre where pool sizes are limited accordingly
  • There's no parking in front of the house (but it's only a three minute walk away) and a resident's parking permit is included

This home is a part of our Sustainable Collection!

To be part of the collection, homes must meet a minimum of four criteria from our sustainable checklist, or three from the checklist and have a daily carbon footprint of 5kg or lower, based on full occupancy per bedroom. View the full collection here >

This home meets the following criteria from our sustainable checklist:

  • Supports the local community (locally owned)
  • Supports the local community (promotes local businesses)
  • Protects and conserves local Heritage
  • Committed to Renewable and Green Energy
  • Promotes Sustainable Living (Recycling)

Property Features

Private Pool Wi-Fi/Internet Air-Con All Bedrooms En-Suite Satellite TV DVD Heating

The Villa

Ground Floor
– Fully equipped kitchen including fridge, freezer, oven, stove, coffee machine and toaster with dining table
– Living room with dining table for 10
– Master bedroom with king-size bed, walk-in closet and marble bathroom with WC and bidet
– Small shower room

First Floor
– Open studio/lounge with sleeping couch
– Split-level bedroom with king-size bed (futon mattress)
– Bathroom with rain shower

Garden Room (accessible only via the garden)
– Double bedroom with queen-size bed and en-suite shower room

Outside Grounds

- Private swimming pool (3m ×5m/10×16 ft) open approximately end-April to mid-October
- Portico with dining table for six
- Garden with lovely lawn and comfortable loungers


- WiFi
- Satellite TV
- Sound system
- Air-conditioning
- Books
- Dishwasher
- Washing machine


About the surrounding area of Villa Buona
Walk to Village Walk to Restaurant <1hr to Airport Rural Location Walking/Hiking Paths Wine Tasting Outstanding Landscapes Outdoor Pursuit & Activities Tourist Towns & Villages
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The region of Umbria is known as the ‘green heart of Italy'. It is one of the finest holiday destinations, not only in Italy but also in the whole of Europe. Umbria is a land of spectacular, pristine, and largely rural landscapes, rolling wooded hills, mountains, valleys, and sublime art and architecture.

Only a 20 minute drive from Perugia and just 8km from Assisi, the birthplace of St. Francis, is the enchanting hillside town of Spello. Quiet and elegant with excellent restaurants famed for typical robust Umbrian cuisine and fine wines, Spello is the ideal base from which to discover and explore this extraordinary part of Italy.

Within easy reach are the famous hill towns of Orvieto, with its legendary cathedral, Todi, Città di Castello, Gubbio, Perugia, Spoleto and the highly praised wine producing region of Montefalco. For those who are adventurous, outdoor activities abundant in the area. There are many historical buildings in Spello.

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Local Amenities
Nearest Airport Perugia International Airport


Nearest Airport Florence International Airport


Nearest Village Spello
Nearest Town/City Foligno

(3 km)

Nearest Restaurant


Nearest Golf Antognolla Perugia



Umbria, often referred to as the "Green Heart of Italy," is a picturesque region located in the heart of the Italian peninsula. Nestled between Tuscany, Lazio, and Le Marche, Umbria boasts a unique blend of natural beauty, historical charm, and cultural richness.

With its rolling hills, lush vineyards, and medieval towns, this region offers a diverse array of attractions and activities that make it a hidden gem in Italy.

Check out our range of beautiful villas in Umbria to start planning your holiday, now!

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Best Suited For: All Ages
Ideal for Teens

Baby and Toddler Equipment

  • Cot(s)
  • High Chair(s)

Kids Activities Close-by

  • Walk to Village
  • Walk to Restaurant
  • <1hr to Airport
  • Outdoor Pursuit & Activities
  • Tourist Towns & Villages

Onsite Facilities

  • DVD
  • Toys
  • Fenced Grounds


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

Extra services included at this property:

- Parking permit for the public parking 

Extra services available on request (payable locally):

– Welcome package
- Chef/Cook
- Cooking classes
- Wine tasting
- Truffle Hunt
- Babysitting
- Additional cleaning

Simply fill in the concierge request form or contact the Oliver’s Concierge Team.

Please note that all extras are subject to availability and must be requested in advance of the holiday (prices on request). Due to some rural/remote locations, not all services will be available at all properties. However, we will always do our best to fulfill your requests!

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Make hosting a memorable dinner party at your villa an absolute breeze with our superb Chef Service. Our chefs will take care of everything for you from start to finish so you can just sit back and enjoy the gastronomic experience. They will bring all the necessary ingredients, cook and serve the food and even clean up afterwards. To find out more visit

Terms & Conditions

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

Security deposit €500 charged to client’s credit card as a pre-authorisation one month before arrival and refunded two weeks after departure, subject to full inspection.
Arrival time 4.00 p.m. - 7.00 p.m.
Departure time 10.00 a.m.
Energy costs included? Yes.
Linen & towels included? Yes.
Pets welcome? Not allowed.
Changeover day Saturday. All other changeover days on request.
End of stay cleaning included? No. 2024: €240 per week, 2025: €250 per week (payable locally in cash). 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.
Insurance Guests are required to be in possession of a valid insurance policy, which covers them for cancellations, loss of personal belongings, personal liability and any accidental damage caused during their stay.
Minimum stay 7 nights. All other durations on request only.
Smoking Allowed? Outside only.
Internet access? Wi-Fi internet access included.
Other Ts and Cs Cot and highchair are available on request for an extra fee of €80 each per week.
Tax Italian Visitors Tax payable locally in cash (typically costs €1-€10 per adult per night - please enquire if exact amount is required).
Pool opening dates? The pool is open approximately end-April to mid-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.

Rental Rates

Prices based on an occupancy of 6 people:

Rental period Weekly
Jun 15th 2024 - Sep 28th 2024 £4,596
Sep 28th 2024 - Mar 29th 2025 £4,059
Mar 29th 2025 - Apr 26th 2025 £4,156
Apr 26th 2025 - Oct 4th 2025 £4,694
Oct 4th 2025 - Dec 17th 2025 £4,156

Prices based on an occupancy of 6 people:

Rental period Weekly
Jun 15th 2024 - Sep 28th 2024 €5,053
Sep 28th 2024 - Mar 29th 2025 €4,462
Mar 29th 2025 - Apr 26th 2025 €4,569
Apr 26th 2025 - Oct 4th 2025 €5,160
Oct 4th 2025 - Dec 17th 2025 €4,569

Prices based on an occupancy of 6 people:

Rental period Weekly
Jun 15th 2024 - Sep 28th 2024 $5,418
Sep 28th 2024 - Mar 29th 2025 $4,784
Mar 29th 2025 - Apr 26th 2025 $4,899
Apr 26th 2025 - Oct 4th 2025 $5,533
Oct 4th 2025 - Dec 17th 2025 $4,899

Please note that these prices/rates are a guide only and may not be correct at the current date. For an accurate quote, please enquire.


  • The villa is just beautiful!

    on 06/11/2023

    We think the Villa is just beautiful and Cristina has been super nice and helpful!

  • Magic!

    on 30/05/2022

    Imagine a Fairy Tale Village, you have Spello. It was one of the most magical vacations I have had. From the minute you walk through the gates of Villa Buona you are enchanted. The gardens, the views, and the villa are more than you expect. We were 3 sisters who had their own beautiful space, and plenty of it; however, we spent more time just relaxing on the terrace, than anywhere else. The views of the countryside from every room are spectacular, and after 7 days of eating and drinking, we had not gained a pound, due to the 5 miles we walked through the countryside each day! Spello is not for the faint of heart or infirm. It is a hilltop, you go up and down on brick roads. If you do make the investment, you will not be disappointed!!

  • Fantastic stay in a beautiful location

    on 29/09/2021

    We had a fabulous time in Spello. The villa is lovely and so well located, just a few minutes walk into the beautiful town. The garden, pool and outside dining area were fantastic and perfect for us. A real getaway and Andrea was so helpful before and during our stay.

    We loved Spello and the surrounding villages and had fantastic food, wine and service everywhere we went. What a fabulous area Umbria is - we will definitely be back! We feel very lucky to have found Spello and Villa Buona.

    The antiques and objects in the house are very interesting and make for a great feel but could maybe do with some editing, especially if the house is marketed for families as it would not be suitable for young children. Also just to note, one of the bedrooms is accessed via the garden so great for teenagers (or in our case my mother!) but not for children.

    Thank you for a fantastic stay

  • Excellent host

    on 15/09/2021

    Andrea understands completely what makes tenants happy!

  • Italian Bliss

    on 28/07/2018

    Italian bliss in a beautiful unique villa. We loved the perfect combination of stunning Umbrian views, bespoke interiors and a short walk into Spello for delicious food, wine and a sense of the real Italy.

  • We're Delighted

    on 05/10/2017

    The host could not have been more professional and helpful. She knows the town intimately and is known and respected in the town and can solve any problems which may arise. My wife had a medical issue arise during our stay - and the speed and efficiency with which Andrea swung into action to get it resolved was exceptional. The villa itself matches its description and photos. It's a beautiful place. Just watch your head in the upstairs bedroom if you are over say 5ft5inches tall. The town of Spello was delightful. It's safe, friendly and walkable ( if one is moderately fit) - and the views across the Umbrian countryside are wonderful. There is a good choice of local restaurants. Eating out was a pleasure with fine locally sourced ingredients and lovely staff ( la Cantina being the only exception in terms of uniformly great service). My final tip - hire a bicycle. The country roads around Spello are a delight to traverse and local drivers seem to to be aware of and respect the cyclist.

  • We had everything needed for a perfect stay in Spello

    on 20/07/2017

    This is a wonderful option if you're looking to rent a house in Spello. The house itself is beautiful and the location is really great. It feels secluded and is quiet but is also very close walking distance to the restaurants and shops of Spello - very convenient! It is extremely clean and tidy and when you rent the house it includes daily professional cleaning (bedrooms made up and bathrooms cleaned), as if you were in a hotel. Andrea, the owner, is great and attentive and really wanted to do everything she could to make sure we had a perfect stay. We were a group of 6 and had more than enough space. I would definitely recommend staying here!

  • Peace and Tranquility

    on 29/06/2017

    We had the most relaxing and enjoyable stay at Villa Buona! It was truly magnificent. The house is simply gorgeous, the attention to detail is quite something. It's obvious that every part of the home has been carefully thought of to ensure that guests have the most comfortable and pleasant stay. Andre's kindness and hospitality was remarkable. I look forward to visiting Spello again, only for the pleasure of staying at such a great house. Spello, of course is beautiful. The shops are quaint and the town so pretty, with friendly locals and delicious food. I look forward to going back, and in the meantime will miss the peace and tranquility of what it had to offer.

  • Villa Buona

    on 09/06/2015

    Great family get away. Beautiful villa,scenic views, very private setting right in the heart of Spello.
    Andrea was a fantastic host and very accommodating with all our needs.
    The private chef was outstanding. My only complaint is that we didn't book for a longer stay.

  • Umbria at it's best!

    on 16/09/2014

    We have thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Villa Buona. It is a superb villa in a wonderful town in a great part of Italy. The views from the lovely garden and terrace are simply stunning. Spello itself is a delight and it is well worth spending time just wandering about there taking in the sights. As an added bonus, pretty much every one of the restaurants in the town offers extremely high quality food and wine at very reasonable prices! Andrea has done a fantastic job furnishing the villa, and is also a most helpful, informative and charming hostess. We would definitely consider returning, and have no hesitation in recommending the villa to others who wish to visit Umbria.

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