Villa Giardiniera

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Villa/Cottage
Quirky (interesting-looking, unique character)

Property Amenities

Private pool
Wi-Fi/Internet access
Air conditioning
Under 1 hour to airport
Cable TV
Heating

Things to Do

Walkable Village/Town
Walkable Pub/Restaurant
Wine tasting
Walking/Hiking paths
Fishing
Lots to see: Outstanding landscapes
Lots to do: Outdoor pursuit & activities
Lots to visit: Tourist towns & villages
The stylish, design-savvy interiors of the converted farm building meld classic with just enough contemporary Italian pizzazz - feature wallpapers, edgy colours, fine Italian linens, a hip pool for chilling out and captivating views.

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Overview of Villa Giardiniera

What Oliver loves…

  • The villa enjoys a fantastic location - at the foot of medieval hilltop town, great for exploring one of the most beautiful regions in Italy!
  • The wonderful garden offers unique views and a fantastic place to relax
  • The modern and chic furniture will give your holiday a really sumptuous feel!
  • Complimentary daily cleaning is included, which is seldom 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)

Situated in a beautiful spot in the heart of the old hilltop town of Spello, Villa Giardiniera is only five minutes walk to the main square of Piazza della Repubblica, where you'll find a huge range of shops, bars and fantastic restaurants.

There's an abundance of outdoor activities to enjoy in the area (including fishing, hiking and trekking) all found conveniently near to the beautiful hill towns of Umbria. Explore fantastic towns and landscapes around Spoleto, Perugia, Montefalco, Gubbio, Città di Castello, Orvieto and Todi, as well as Assisi, the jewel in Umbria's crown, which is a mere 5km away from Spello!

Lounging in the wonderful garden spaces, taking up your time enjoying resting, reading and dining, is one of the greatest holiday pleasures - especially after a long day making the most of exploring wonderful Umbria!

Villa Giardiniera provides the perfect setting, with the garden specifically designed and planted to allow plenty of space to lie in the sun as it moves from east to west, or to recline in the shade on a day bed. The breathtaking view overlooks the Chiona valley, and thanks to the property's location traffic and noise are distant memories - the only thing before you is the Italian landscape at its very best.

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

Interior & Grounds

Villa Giardiniera was formerly a simple stone house on the edge of Spello's town walls. This space has been carefully redesigned and restored in a fresh, modern style, where the atmosphere encourages guests to completely relax!

One of the villa's best features is the lush private garden, which offers an inviting pool and wonderful views out across the Umbrian hills. The owner has created a sumptuous home-away-from-home feel, decorated in a carefully chosen palette and adorned with decorative pieces from around the world.

Inside, the kitchen and dining area contains a table that seats up to eight guests. To the left of this is a comfortable sofa opposite a flat screen TV, artfully concealed behind an antique door.

The Red Room: The master bedroom is found on the first floor and offers a wonderful view across the garden and the Umbrian hills. The colours of the Moroccan rug rhyme with the red king size bed from Minotti, and the curtains are made from fine Indian cotton. The en-suite bathroom is modern and chic, containing a double shower, bidet and WC.

The Blue Room: This fantastic bedroom is set on the garden level, and echoes the spirit of the Aeolian islands with deep blues and a range of rich textiles that pair beautifully with the cool white walls and cotto floor. The room contains a king-size bed and en-suite bathroom with double shower and antique marble sink. Better yet, you get a superb view of the lovely garden!

The Yellow Room: Accessed from the garden, guests will walk down a broad stone set of stairs into wonderful oasis - a bedroom furnished with a king size bed and bedside tables from Gervasoni. The yellows and greens that adorn the room are complimented by souvenirs found in Laos, Cambodia and Burma. Within the room is a fully equipped shower room. Being able to step out of bed and into the garden is a real treat!

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

Map, Location & Local Information

Umbria is the 'green heart of Italy', one of the finest holiday destinations in the whole of Europe. It's a land of pristine rural landscapes, rolling wooded hills, mountains, valleys and, of course, boasts some of the most sublime art and architecture in the world.

Spello, where Villa Giardiniera is found, is only 20 minutes drive from Perugia airport and within a stone's throw away from Assisi, the birthplace of St. Francis. It's a quiet and elegant little town with excellent restaurants famed for the typically robust (and undeniably delicious) Umbrian cuisine, fine wines and raft of historic buildings. Spello is an ideal base from which to discover this beautiful and characterful region 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 regarded wine region of Montefalco.

Local Amenities
Nearest Airport Perugia

(22 km)

Nearest Ferry port Ancona

(Over 100 km)

Nearest Train Station Spello

(1 km)

Nearest Village Spello

(250 m)

Nearest Town/City Foligno

(3 km)

Nearest Restaurant La Cantina

(Under 1 km)

Nearest Bar/Pub Drinking Wine

(Under 1 km)

Nearest Shop Piazza della Republica

(Under 1 km )

Nearest Golf Perugia

(36-40 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

Villa Giardiniera offers a private cook on request. The cost is 120 Euro for 5 hours, which includes all grocery expenses. A babysitting service is also available on request at 15 Euro per hour. An in-house daily cleaning service is also included for free!

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 www.oliverstravels.com/chefs.

Terms & Conditions

Security deposit €500 in cash Security deposit Between 4.00 and 7.00 pm
Departure time Before 10.00 am Energy costs included? Yes
Heating costs included? Yes End of stay cleaning included? Yes
Linen & towels included? Yes Pets welcome? No
Smoking Allowed? No Changeover day Saturday

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

Reviews for Villa Giardiniera

Villa Giardiniera Reviews


  • Great Holiday

    Posted by Sian on 02/09/2017

    Lovely house in beautiful setting.

Rental Rates

Prices below are based on an occupancy of 6 people.

Rental period 2 Nights 3 Nights Weekly
October 18th 2017 - March 31st 2018 - - £2,923.27
March 31st 2018 - April 28th 2018 - - £2,923.27
April 28th 2018 - September 29th 2018 - - £3,436.12
September 29th 2018 - April 21st 2019 - - £2,923.27

Prices below are based on an occupancy of 6 people.

Rental period 2 Nights 3 Nights Weekly
October 18th 2017 - March 31st 2018 - - €3,150.00
March 31st 2018 - April 28th 2018 - - €3,150.00
April 28th 2018 - September 29th 2018 - - €3,702.62
September 29th 2018 - April 21st 2019 - - €3,150.00

Prices below are based on an occupancy of 6 people.

Rental period 2 Nights 3 Nights Weekly
October 18th 2017 - March 31st 2018 - - $3,707.90
March 31st 2018 - April 28th 2018 - - $3,707.90
April 28th 2018 - September 29th 2018 - - $4,358.41
September 29th 2018 - April 21st 2019 - - $3,707.90

Owner Profile

Property Owner
Andrea

How long have you owned the property?
2 years

For anyone coming to stay is there anything in the surrounding area they should...
Really do?
relax and enjoy La Dolce Vita
Really eat? Tagliatelle al tartufo (Pasta with black truffles)
Really see? All the beautiful hill towns of Umbria 

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