Villa Buona

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Sleeps: 6 Bedrooms: 3 Bathrooms: 4
Oliver Approved


Exclusive Recommended Pool 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 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.

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What you should know…

  • Larger parties travelling together may also book the equally gorgeous Villa Giardiniera (sleeps 6) and La Casetta (sleeps 2-3), virtually next doors
  • The pool is quite compact (3 x 6 meters) 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)

Property Features

Private Pool Internet Air-Con BBQ All Bedrooms En-Suite Satellite TV DVD Heating

The Villa

Villa Buona, part of an old church converted into a luxury estate, can accommodate up to 6 guests with 3 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms  

Ground floor
– Fully equipped kitchen with dining table
– Living room with dining table for 10
– Master bedroom with king-size bed, walk-in closet and marble bathroom with tub
– 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


– Portico with  dining table for six
– Garden with lovely lawn and comfortable loungers
- Private swimming pool (3×5 m / 10×16 ft)

More Facilities...

– Midweek Cleaning (2 hours on Wednesday)
– Welcome package
– Parking permit


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 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.

Local Amenities
Nearest Airport Perugia International Airport

(22 km)

Nearest Airport Florence International Airport

(190 km)

Nearest Village Spello

(250 m)

Nearest Town/City Foligno

(3 km)

Nearest Restaurant Restaurants and cafes

(500 m)

Nearest Golf Antognolla Perugia

(35 km)


Umbria has 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.

This region is scattered with pretty, picturesque villages, while the area has a rich cultural heritage. From thermal pools to medieval cathedrals and olive oil museum, Umbria has an intriguing amount of history to discover.

Both Rome and Florence are accessible within a day trip, while the closest towns of interest would be Orvieto, the old town which is a fascinating series of winding streets, piazzas and a colourful weekly market. 

History lovers will be spoilt - from the first century Roman amphitheatres to the twelfth-century duomos, to the fourteenth-century hilltop fortresses,  the glut of remnants from the medieval and Bronze Age that punctuate the region is impressive.

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 Babies & Toddlers 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
- Babysitting/childcare services

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!

Oliver's Travels Chef Service: A Gourmet Dining Experience
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 payable in cash, upon arrival
Arrival time 4.00 pm - 7.00 pm
Departure time 10.00 am
Energy costs included? Included in the rental price
Linen & towels included? Linen & towels included in the rental price
Pets welcome? Pets are not allowed
Changeover day Saturday
End of stay cleaning included? €180 per each week paid in cash locally
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
Minimum stay 7 nights
Smoking Allowed? No smoking inside the villa
Internet access? Wi-Fi connection included

Rental Rates

Prices based on an occupancy of 6 people:

Rental period Weekly
Oct 15th 2019 - Apr 4th 2020 £3,046
Apr 4th 2020 - May 16th 2020 £3,459
May 16th 2020 - Sep 26th 2020 £4,000
Sep 26th 2020 - Apr 3rd 2021 £3,459
Apr 3rd 2021 - Apr 17th 2021 £3,459

Prices based on an occupancy of 6 people:

Rental period Weekly
Oct 15th 2019 - Apr 4th 2020 €3,333
Apr 4th 2020 - May 16th 2020 €3,784
May 16th 2020 - Sep 26th 2020 €4,376
Sep 26th 2020 - Apr 3rd 2021 €3,784
Apr 3rd 2021 - Apr 17th 2021 €3,784

Prices based on an occupancy of 6 people:

Rental period Weekly
Oct 15th 2019 - Apr 4th 2020 $3,675
Apr 4th 2020 - May 16th 2020 $4,172
May 16th 2020 - Sep 26th 2020 $4,824
Sep 26th 2020 - Apr 3rd 2021 $4,172
Apr 3rd 2021 - Apr 17th 2021 $4,172

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


  • Italian Bliss

    Posted by Helen 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

    Posted by Cornelius 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

    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!

  • Peace and Tranquility

    Posted by Anna Lahey on 29/06/2017

    We had the most relaxing and enjoyable stay at Buonanotte Barbanera! 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

    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.

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