Villa Chiesa

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Sleeps: 14 Bedrooms: 8 Bathrooms: 6


Wedding Venue Pool Ideal for Kids
Pets on Request
Ideal for Parties Stag/Hen Allowed Wheelchair Access


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The Old World is alive at this historic villa in Umbria, whose ancient stone courtyard is surrounded by meadows, woods vineyards, and olive groves. A recent restoration has welcomed this abandoned 11th century church and 18th century farmhouse into the present; now the property enjoys a second life as a working organic farm. Inside you’ll find old stone walls, standing in perfect contrast with the plush furniture and modern fixtures. Especially stunning - the grand piano, shining beneath the old beams of a vaulted ceiling!

Weddings are nothing short of spectacular here, whether your guests join you the chapel (seating up to 60) or outside among either fields or ancient flagstone. We’re happy to help arrange catering, flowers, and other services - see the Events page for full details. Guests will find innumerable spots to reconnect, and (of course) photograph; from the pergola in the garden to the old stone fountain.

Located by the tiny town of La Bruna (1 km), this holiday villa has easy access to Perugia (30 km), the capital city and site of the nearest airport. You'll delight at the countryside here, at the foot of Monte Tezio; the truffle forests of Umbria are calling you!

Oliver Approved

What you should know…

  • There’s a wheelchair accessible bedroom suite on the first floor.
  • Guests wishing to use the tennis court must book in advance of their arrival.

Property Features

Private Pool Heated Pool Wi-Fi/Internet BBQ Tennis Court Ground Floor Bed & Bath TV Wheelchair Access Indoor Games DVD Working Fireplace/Woodburner

Villa Chiesa is a stunning 11th century church and 18th century farm house, restored in 2012. The property is divided into two structures, the first the ancient church and the second the farm house.

Church Interior
The main church area has been restored to the exact proportion of the original, together with a recently discovered small crypt. The large floor to ceiling glass window provides a spectacular view of the surrounding countryside.

There is a large, well equipped kitchen, including double oven and 6 gas hobs, dishwasher, microwave and large fridge/freezer. There is also a kitchen table and chairs.

There is a stunning drawing room in the main section of the church. These rooms are furnished with comfortable sofas and a grand piano, and it is wonderful for relaxation, yoga or meditation as well as a great entertainment space.

Off this main room is a large dining room, able to seat 14.
A toilet (suitable for disabled) is also located in the church.

Farmhouse Interior
The farmhouse is a beautiful restored large building on two levels, surrounded by terraces and located across a small courtyard from the church. It features eight bedrooms and six bathrooms: five en-suite double bedrooms, one double and two single bedrooms.

The ground floor
Bedroom 1 is a large double bedroom that is suitable for handicapped use; it has its own terrace and an en-suite bathroom with shower.
Bedroom 2 is a large double bedroom, with its own stone terrace, with an en-suite bathroom with shower and own private dressing room.
Bedroom 3 is a large double bedroom, with private terrace and a stunning en-suite bathroom with shower and luxury bath, both with stunning views across the truffle wood.
Each bedroom can have either two single beds or one large double bed.

A second kitchen area is located on this floor. This features a small kitchenette with fridge and microwave and also a place for coats and boots.
In addition there is a laundry with washing machine, tumble dryer, clothes dryer and sink.

First floor
4 further bedrooms and an additional sitting room
The master bedroom with en-suite bathroom with shower, fireplace and stunning private terrace and outdoor stairs, giving it its own private entrance.
A second double bedroom with en-suite bathroom with shower.
A third large double bedroom, and a fourth charming bedroom that contains a single bed (an additional bed can be added) and they share a large family bathroom with shower.
The rooms all lead onto the centrally located sitting room, with comfortable seating, stereo system and television.

Outdoor Space
The property has a stone terrace surrounding it and there are beautiful landscaped gardens.The swimming pool is located above the main house in a quiet and secluded position.This is furnished with sunbeds, large umbrellas, outdoor shower and a toilet inside the pool house.There is a pergola to provide shade.The area around the pool has been fenced for safety but this does not impose on the wonderful views gained from this area. A barbecue area is located close to the main kitchen and outside dining area.

- Internet: The property has WiFi broadband available throughout
- Intercom system: There is an intercom system available between the church and farmhouse
- Stereo: Stereo and iPod docking stations are available throughout the property
- Television: Satellite television is available in the sitting room of the farmhouse and DVD player
- Hairdryers: Each bathroom has its own hairdryer.
- Library: There is a  well stocked library including local maps and guidebooks, magazines, novels, cds, dvds and boardgames
- High chairs
- Cots and sheets
- Appropriate children's toys and books
- Changing mats
- Babysitting services
- One double bedroom on the ground floor has disabled access and bathroom facilities
- Tennis court: The estate has its own private tennis court. Guests wishing to use this facility must book in advance of their arrival
- A substantial welcome pack is available on arrival.
- Barbecue
- Swimming pool, Dimensions: 15x5.5 metres


About the surrounding area of Villa Chiesa
Rural Location Walking/Hiking Paths Wine Tasting Golf Nearby Outstanding Landscapes Outdoor Pursuit & Activities Tourist Towns & Villages
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Villa Chiesa is located in the heart of Umbria, only 20 minutes north of the cosmopolitan city of Perugia and close to the borders of Tuscany.

It is located at the foot of Monte Tezio in a protected valley where the wildlife is abundant and nature is thriving. The views from all directions are stunning. To the south is Monte Subasio and the town of Assisi. To the west is the ancient castle of Antognolla, and to the north are woodlands and the mountains ranges of the Appenines.

The valley itself is outstanding in natural beauty. The mountains of Monte Tezio rise high above it, and forests and olive groves follow down to the valley where there are beautiful streams and a wonderful vineyard. This is great countryside for horse riding and walking as well as for trying local food and wine.

Villa Chiesa is very well located to the amenities of the local area. It is only 1 km from the small village of La Bruna. The village of Pierantonio is a 5 minute drive, and the larger market town of Umbertide is a ten minute drive. All of these towns have shops, restaurants, banks and more and are easy to reach.

The main road of the E45 is only a 5 minute drive away and allows guests to visit the many attractions of the nearby area as well as in Tuscany, Le Marche and southern Umbria.

Visitors to the area are able to enjoy the highlights of Assisi and Gubbio. It is very much a thriving local area. There is a vibrant market weekly in Umbertide. Wild boar hunts take place in the valley weekly in the season, and many local fiestas are held throughout the year. Visitors are very much welcomed.

The University city of Perugia is only a 20 minute drive and provides all the larger services such as rail, bus and air connections as well as the famous festivals such as Umbria Jazz.

Only 2 km from the property is Antognolla Golf Estate, which boasts a challenging golf course and a wonderful restaurant.

Lake Trasimeno is a short half hour drive and there guests can enjoy a large variety of watersports, take a ferry across to one of the Islands, visit many of the lovely towns that surround the lake and eat at some of the wonderful restaurants that serve fresh lake fish.

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Local Amenities
Nearest Airport Perugia,

(26-30 km)

Nearest Ferry Port Anocna

(Over 100 km)

Nearest Village La Bruna

(1 km)

Nearest Town/City Umbertide

(10 km)

Nearest Restaurant Pierantonio

(5 km)

Nearest Bar/Pub Pierantonio

(5 km)

Nearest Beach Lake Trasimeno

(21-25 km)

Nearest Golf Antognolla

(2 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 Kids Ideal for Teens

Baby and Toddler Equipment

  • Cot(s)
  • High Chair(s)

Kids Activities Close-by

  • Outdoor Pursuit & Activities
  • Tourist Towns & Villages

Onsite Facilities

  • Heated Pool
  • Tennis Court
  • Indoor Games
  • DVD
  • Toys
  • Fenced Grounds

Services Available

  • Chef/Cook Available
  • Maid Service Included


Oliver's Extras

  • Cooking Classes Available
  • Wine-Tasting Available
  • Chef/Cook Available
  • Maid Service Included
  • Welcome Hamper Included
  • Daytime Concierge Service
  • Use of Tennis Court

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 pick-up/drop-off
- Babysitting / childcare services

Extras included at this property:

- Welcome hamper
- Bathroom toiletries
- Other essentials (toilet paper, dishwasher tabs, washing-up liquid, rubbish bags, firewood etc)
- Maid service (6 days a week excluding Sundays/public holidays)
- Daytime concierge service
- Use of tennis court (reservation required)

Extras available at this property (payable locally):

- Discounts on visit to owner's winery
- Cooking classes
- Truffle hunting

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 fulfil 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

Event information

An atmospheric ceremony in a restored eleventh century Umbrian chapel, with rose lined arched doorway and trailing fragrant rosemary, just has to be the ultimate in romance. Its floor to ceiling glass window shines light on proceedings and frames stunning  views of  meadows, olive groves, vineyards and wooded hills. The adjacent old stone farmhouse near Perugia is luxuriously modernised with sumptuous furnishings and there’s even a grand piano for talented guests to try out after a glass or two of fine wine. There are many so many magical choices here for the intimate wedding or for celebrations on a larger scale.

Indoor Capacity - 60

Outdoor Capacity – 70+

Wedding Ceremony
A symbolic ceremony for up to 60 guests can take place on site either in the villa’s chapel or up to 100 people in the grounds under a marquee. A civil ceremony is possible in the local towns which are 10-20 minutes away. The owners can provide the details of an English-speaking celebrant.

Wedding Reception
Up to 100 people can be seated in the grounds of the villa, with a hired marquee. There are also alternative locations inside and outside the villa for up to 60 people. Dancing for up to 60 people can take place inside the chapel or the marquee can accommodate up to 100.  Music can continue until the event finishes – at the latest 3am.

Additional Fees for Events
The venue charges an additional fee to be paid direct, please enquire for details.

Restrictions on Decorations and Themes
No restrictions, bring your creative ideas!

Wedding Planning
The venue can provide an event planner or the client may provide their own. The venue can suggest suppliers and arrange most extra help for the day.

The venue can provide catering or the client may provide their own caterer.

Wedding Packages
Day before and after events are permitted at an extra cost, please enquire for details.

Where To Stay
Up to 14 people can sleep at the property. Nearby, up to 50 more guests could find accommodation within 4km of the venue. The owners are able to supply details of local transport firms.

Venue Accessibility 
The property is fully wheelchair accessible. There is complimentary parking on-site. There is limited accessibility via public transportation, guests may need rideshares or taxis.

Venue Back-Up
In the case of bad weather, dinner and dancing can take place under a marquee in the grounds or in the chapel.

Wedding Suppliers
The venue has a range of suppliers for clients to use, but clients are also able to bring their own suppliers.

Flexibility on Duration
Yes, please enquire for details.

Children are welcome, and the venue offers supervised childcare.

Security Measures
The venue has on-site security personnel throughout the wedding.

Noise Restrictions 
Noise should be minimized after a certain hour to respect neighbors.

Other Information
Groups of over 60 people are required to hire a marquee to be placed in the grounds.

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 Credit card guarantee.
Arrival time 4.00 p.m. - 6.30 p.m.
Departure time 8.00 a.m. - 10.00 a.m.
Energy costs included? Yes.
Linen & towels included? Yes including mid-week bathroom towel change.
End of stay cleaning included? Yes and daily maid service (excluding Sundays and public holidays). 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.
Heating costs included? Extra cost, payable locally based on consumption.
Pool heating charge? Extra cost, payable locally. Please note that like all heated pools, pool heating and water temperature are reliant on weather and outside temperatures.
Pool opening dates? 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.
Changeover day 2023: Saturday. 2024: Friday. All other changeover days on request.
Pets welcome? On request only and with prior agreement with the owner.
Smoking Allowed? Outside only.
Internet access? Wi-Fi access included.
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.
Other Ts and Cs Weddings and any other special events are on request only and subject to prior arrangement with the owner and additional charges.
Minimum stay 7 nights. Short breaks are available on request in low or mid season - please enquire for a quote.



Rental Rates

Prices based on an occupancy of 14 people:

Rental period Weekly
Dec 10th 2023 - Dec 16th 2023 £7,517
Dec 16th 2023 - Jan 1st 2024 £8,096
Jan 1st 2024 - Mar 29th 2024 £8,674
Mar 29th 2024 - May 17th 2024 £9,252
May 17th 2024 - Jun 28th 2024 £11,565
Jun 28th 2024 - Aug 30th 2024 £15,612
Aug 30th 2024 - Sep 27th 2024 £11,565
Sep 27th 2024 - Nov 1st 2024 £9,252
Nov 1st 2024 - Dec 13th 2024 £8,674
Dec 13th 2024 - Dec 14th 2024 £9,252
Dec 14th 2024 - Jun 12th 2025 £8,096

Prices based on an occupancy of 14 people:

Rental period Weekly
Dec 10th 2023 - Dec 16th 2023 €8,221
Dec 16th 2023 - Jan 1st 2024 €8,853
Jan 1st 2024 - Mar 29th 2024 €9,486
Mar 29th 2024 - May 17th 2024 €10,118
May 17th 2024 - Jun 28th 2024 €12,648
Jun 28th 2024 - Aug 30th 2024 €17,074
Aug 30th 2024 - Sep 27th 2024 €12,648
Sep 27th 2024 - Nov 1st 2024 €10,118
Nov 1st 2024 - Dec 13th 2024 €9,486
Dec 13th 2024 - Dec 14th 2024 €10,118
Dec 14th 2024 - Jun 12th 2025 €8,853

Prices based on an occupancy of 14 people:

Rental period Weekly
Dec 10th 2023 - Dec 16th 2023 $8,857
Dec 16th 2023 - Jan 1st 2024 $9,538
Jan 1st 2024 - Mar 29th 2024 $10,219
Mar 29th 2024 - May 17th 2024 $10,901
May 17th 2024 - Jun 28th 2024 $13,626
Jun 28th 2024 - Aug 30th 2024 $18,395
Aug 30th 2024 - Sep 27th 2024 $13,626
Sep 27th 2024 - Nov 1st 2024 $10,901
Nov 1st 2024 - Dec 13th 2024 $10,219
Dec 13th 2024 - Dec 14th 2024 $10,901
Dec 14th 2024 - Jun 12th 2025 $9,538

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.

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