Villa Buona

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Property Amenities

Private pool
Wi-Fi/Internet access
Air conditioning
Under 1 hour to airport
All bedrooms en-suite
Cable TV

Babies & Toddlers

High chair(s)
Gated/fenced grounds

Kids & Teens

Ideal for teens

Things to Do

Rural Location
Honeymoon/Romantic Retreat
Walkable Village/Town
Walkable Pub/Restaurant
Wine tasting
Walking/Hiking paths
Lots to see: Outstanding landscapes
Lots to do: Outdoor pursuit & activities
Lots to visit: Tourist towns & villages
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Overview of Villa Buona

What Oliver loves…

  • This villa is a short walk (3-5 minutes) from several restaurants, bars and cafés!
  • Gorgeous furnishings that successfully combine Oriental and Italian styles, bringing life to this 14th century church.
  • Complimentary daily cleaning is included, which is not always the case with villas in Italy.

What you should know…

  • The property is not suitable for guests with walking difficulties and wheelchair users
  • The pool is quite compact (3 x 6 meters) as the property is found in the historic centre where pool sizes are limited accordingly
  • Spello is a quiet village - if you’re looking for a party house, another property would be more appropriate
  • There's no parking in front of the house (but it's only a three minute walk away)

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 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.

A gardener and maid are at your service, so you'll have no cares at this holiday villa. 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!

For larger parties it is possible rent sister properties Villa Giardiniera (sleeps 6) and La Casetta (sleeps 2-3) - please follow links for more information.

Interior & Grounds

Villa Interior
Master Bedroom
The master bedroom is situated at the patio level and faces over the garden. It has a king size bed and feels like a luxurious private apartment. The room is fitted with shutters for those who want to sleep late but there is nothing like waking up to a gentle warm morning breeze. The bedroom also offers a lovely all-white, marble-lined bathroom, walk-in storage and clothes hanging space. The suite is calm ideal for a restful holiday with an interesting selection of books and magazines supplied for guests.

Ethnic Bedroom
Set above the master bedroom with dazzling country views. The bedroom has been designed in a less traditional style using textiles and the warm colours inspired by Morocco and India. It is teamed with cool, limed oak floors and white walls. From the studio room a few steps lead up to a lobby off which is the en-suite bathroom with plenty of useful storage cupboards. The modern stylish bathroom has a large power shower.

Garden Bedroom
Accessed directly from the garden and not the house this charming bedroom is a romantic secluded retreat. Furnished with a metal bed from a family home it is decorated simply and comfortably, Designers Guild fabrics in reds and greens providing colour along with artworks bought in Marrakesh. Within the room is a fully equipped shower-room.

The studio is a large and fascinating mezzanine space reached by a broad stone staircase and lobby off the living room. It is beautifully decorated with one wall retaining the original church figurative painting.
There are oak floors and vaulted stone walls and ceiling. It is a fabulous place to listen to music or just to relax and read. This room can also be used as a fourth bedroom a full size sofa bed available. There is an additional bathroom at the foot of the stairs.

A real home-from-home requires an attractive and well equipped kitchen. Villa Buona offers a light and airy Kitchen in a style reminiscent of Sweden and Provence, but this is not a basic rustic holiday kitchen. Everything from aprons and a wide selection of table linens to fine Riedel wine-glasses and a mighty La Cornue range cooker are supplied.

Living and dining
Subtle lighting, ancient arches and stone work provide a palpable sense of history to the spacious open-plan living and dining room.
Simply decorated with a large cane sofa, a bright Moroccan rug and with a multi-channel television neatly hidden in an old wall cupboard the living area is very comfortable. The dining table with raw silk covered chairs, seating up to 8 people. It is raised just a shallow step above the living area.

Outside Grounds
The Covered Patio
Entering the garden from the street door you are greeted by an outstanding view. Throughout the year guests can relax under the cool ancient vaulted arches which form the outdoor seating and dining area. There is a large table and plenty of comfortable chairs provided. From the patio there is easy access to the kitchen and living room, with a gentle flight of steps down to the garden and pool at a lower level.

The Garden and Swimming Pool
A low wall across the front of the garden provides unobstructed views of the stunning countryside beyond, guest can look forward to enjoying especially wonderful at sunset.

The pool is set back and to the side of the villa, while lush green lawns, cool underfoot, provide plenty of space for sunbathing or entertaining. The garden is planted with roses, olives and cypress trees. It is a quiet contemplative place, ideal for a calm and restful holiday.

Dimensions: 3x6 metres  Depth: 1.5 metres  Access: stairs

- Satellite television including BBC news, sport, French, German and Russian channels.
-  DVD player.
-  There are televisions in every room.
- Large selection of CD’s and docking station for an iPod.
- Wi-Fi access in the house and garden.
- Bang and Olufsen sound system with ipod dock in the kitchen, living room, master bedroom and bathroom and the patio.
- Pure linen Italian bed linen and towels from designer Valerie Barkowsky ‘Mia Zia’.
- Well equipped kitchen with dishwasher, coffee machine, freezer, espresso machine, toaster and grill (washing machine provided).

Please note that the unique layout of the property is not suitable for families with small children.

Map, Location & Local Information

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 8 kms 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.

- Distance from Perugia: 22 km.
- Distance from Rome: 150 km.
- Distance from Florence: 140 km.
- Nearest station: Foligno Station 3km
- Nearest airport: Rome Fiumicino and Perugia Sant’Egidio.

Local Amenities
Nearest Airport Perugia


Nearest Ferry port Ancona

(Over 100 km)

Nearest Village Spello


Nearest Town/City Foligno

(3 km)

Nearest Restaurant La Cantina

(Less than 1km)

Nearest Bar/Pub man, max 3 min walk
Nearest Golf Antognolla Perugia

(31-35 km)

The Region

Umbria has the best of Italy to offer: rolling landscapes, wine, beautiful towns and villages, olive oil, expansive lakes and the food, glorious food. A holiday here can be as lazy, active, cultured and as delicious as you like. Check out our range of beautiful villas in Umbria to start planning your holiday, now!

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Catering & Services

- Daily cleaning service for rooms and baths (except Sundays).
- Garden/pool maintenance (except Sundays).
- An in-house cook can be arranged for part or all of a holiday, but at least 4 weeks notice prior to arrival is needed. €120 per dinner service + the cost of groceries - this includes table service and all cleaning.




Enjoy gourmet dining experiences with our new Chef Service!
If you really want to kick back and relax, we can arrange for a professional chef to cater for the duration of your holiday (or part of it). With a range of options from simple family catering to full-on haute cuisine, we can organise a meal plan and a price to suit your needs. So why worry about self-catering when you can have everything taken care of? From peeling the spuds to helping with the service, our chefs will ensure you have the most relaxing – and definitely the most delicious – holiday you can dream of.

Of course, before booking this service, we suggest you contact the property owner as they might already offer a similar cook or chef service in-house. To find out more simply visit

Terms & Conditions

Security deposit €500. This is paid on arrival and will be refunded in full after departure subject to damage inspection. Arrival time 4 to 7 pm.
Departure time 10.00 Energy costs included? Included.
Linen & towels included? Included. Pets welcome? No pets allowed.
Changeover day Saturday. Insurance It is recommended that all guests take out insurance to cover against potential cancellation and any accidental damage caused during your stay at the property.
Other Ts and Cs - The Villa is inclusive of all taxes and cleaning service every day except Sunday and National holidays. - The Villa is only available for a minimum of 1 week. - Central heating available for mid-winter. End of stay cleaning included? Yes




Best Suited For: All Ages

Baby and Toddler Equipment
Kids Activities Close-by
High chair(s)
Walkable Village/Town
Walkable Pub/Restaurant
Lots to see: Outstanding landscapes
Lots to do: Outdoor pursuit & activities
Lots to visit: Tourist towns & villages
Baby and Toddler Equipment
Kids Activities Close-by
Onsite Facilities
Services Available
High chair(s)
Walkable Village/Town
Walkable Pub/Restaurant
Gated/fenced grounds
Lots to see: Outstanding landscapes
Lots to do: Outdoor pursuit & activities
Lots to visit: Tourist towns & villages

Reviews for Villa Buona

Villa Buona Reviews

  • We had everything needed for a perfect stay in Spello

    Posted by Julia U. 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!

  • Villa Buona

    Posted by Cheryl S 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!

    Posted by anonymous 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.

Rental Rates

Prices below are based on an occupancy of 6 people.

Rental period 2 Nights 3 Nights Weekly
July 21st 2017 - September 30th 2017 - - £3,843.05
September 30th 2017 - March 31st 2018 - - £3,337.38
March 31st 2018 - April 28th 2018 - - £3,337.38
April 28th 2018 - September 29th 2018 - - £3,843.05
September 29th 2018 - January 22nd 2019 - - £3,337.38

Prices below are based on an occupancy of 6 people.

Rental period 2 Nights 3 Nights Weekly
July 21st 2017 - September 30th 2017 - - €4,120.00
September 30th 2017 - March 31st 2018 - - €3,577.89
March 31st 2018 - April 28th 2018 - - €3,577.89
April 28th 2018 - September 29th 2018 - - €4,120.00
September 29th 2018 - January 22nd 2019 - - €3,577.89

Prices below are based on an occupancy of 6 people.

Rental period 2 Nights 3 Nights Weekly
July 21st 2017 - September 30th 2017 - - $4,790.92
September 30th 2017 - March 31st 2018 - - $4,160.53
March 31st 2018 - April 28th 2018 - - $4,160.53
April 28th 2018 - September 29th 2018 - - $4,790.92
September 29th 2018 - January 22nd 2019 - - $4,160.53

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