Villa Toppello

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Sleeps: 9 Bedrooms: 4 Bathrooms: 4
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Pool Ideal for Kids All Bedrooms En-Suite

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Villa Toppello is an exquisitely restored medieval home, nestled on the borders between Umbria and Tuscany, offering a sumptuous, secluded haven of natural style and local charm, with lake views.

This charming home offers a dazzling private swimming pool, set in a tranquil spot, framed by flowering plants and the dappled shade of the trees around it. Guests will enjoy reclining with a good book or having a continental style breakfast after a refreshing morning swim. Elegant parasols and sedate daybeds provide a very civilised ambience for a little “downtime” set away from the bustle of the crowds.

This home provides a welcoming and rustic facade, with wooden shutters and ancient stonework, and a pretty magnolia tree within a bijou dining courtyard. Villa Toppello provides every inch with the rustic, tranquil oasis away from the strains of urban living. Looking over pristine lawns, there is a covered dining table amid potted terracotta plant pots, as well as a separate balcony ideal for a wonderful evening meal as the sun softens over the lake views.

The external stone staircase is very much in keeping with the local style, leading to a roof terrace covered in brightly flowered trellis. The outdoor spaces are sublime at Villa Toppello; imagine sitting back and reclining on a hammock, with the scent of lavender in the air.

Villa Toppello comprises four bedrooms and four bathrooms. Due to the ancient structure of this building, these rooms are cool in summer and warm in winter. The open plan living space is full of rustic ambience and beautiful exposed stonework as well as an ancient fireplace. Furnished simply, yet stylishly, guests will enjoy the cosy ambience, beautiful lighting and lively meals at the long, solid timber dining table. The muted colours, soft brown leather and an array of different spaces, comprising a writers desk and a small library, add to the restful appeal of this home.

The kitchen is a rustic affair, yet flawlessly equipped for family self-catering, with all the modern touches and beautiful garden views, whilst the bedrooms offer elegant retreats, finished with panache and timeless provincial charm.

This beautiful home boasts a small gym and sauna, for those who wish to keep up their fitness regimes - this is a true retreat designed around tranquillity, restoration and wellness.

Villa Toppello comes complete with Wifi and air conditioning, and is safely enclosed within its own private drive way and grounds.

This delightful home epitomises old fashioned elegance and timeless charm, finished with both simplicity and quality, this is the ultimate country retreat offering a taste of “true” Italian tranquillity and natural flavour!

Good news! For a little extra, this property can be booked as a Vill’otel

Yey! Wait… what is that?
It’s the perfect combo of the privacy of your own personal villa, with all the luxury and convenience of a hotel.

What can be arranged?
Breakfast, cleaning, welcome drinks and hamper, plus more! Check the Extras tab for all the details.

Oliver Approved

What you should know…

  • The pool is open for use from May to September inclusive
  • A car is recommended to benefit from all this rich and varied region has to offer; private parking is available on site
  • Smaller children will need to be monitored by the pool
  • This is a rustic idyll rather than a glossy resort

Property Features

Private Pool Wi-Fi/Internet Air-Con BBQ All Bedrooms En-Suite Cable TV Sauna/Steam Gym/Fitness Room Table Tennis DVD Working Fireplace Heating Ceiling Fans

The Villa

Villa Toppello is a renovated medioeval property boasting modern facilities and splendid views over the Umbrian countryside. It can accommodate up to 9 people in 4 bedrooms.

Ground floor
- Kitchen with kettle, coffee machine, kettle, oven, microwave
- Open plan dining room and sitting room with fireplace
- Double bedroom with en-suite bathroom with shower, with primate entrance

First floor
- Double bedroom with en-suite bathroom with shower and bathtub
- Double bedroom
- Bathroom with shower
- Double bedroom (can be twinned)
- bathroom with shower
- Sitting area with library and children's area with toys
- Terrace with lake views and breakfast table

- Swimming pool (12x6 m, available from May to end-September)
- Veranda with al fresco dining
- Garden
- Hammock
- Trampoline
- BBQ area
- Outdoor furniture
- Sun loungers
- Parking
- Wooden house with sauna, fitness room and toys

More facilities...

- Hairdryers in each bathroom
- Washing machine and tumble dryer
- Iron & ironing board
- Stereo

*** Cottage with Lake views available on request, very close to the villa, accommodating 2 adults and 1 child at the cost of €700/weekly.


About the surrounding area of Villa Toppello
<1hr to Airport Rural Location Outstanding Landscapes Outdoor Pursuit & Activities Tourist Towns & Villages
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Villa Toppello is nestled on the border of Tuscany and Umbria, in the beautiful and rather sleepy Trasimeno.

Trasimeno is a ten-minute drive from the villa, and all local amenities can be accessed such as supermarkets, restaurants, bars and banks.

Close to all the art cities of Tuscany, the area surrounding Lake Trasimeno is rich with history and cultural heritage.

Lake Trasimeno is located in the green heart of Umbria, amidst charming white water lilies. This is a nature lover’s haven and is home to wild ducks, cormorants, kites and kingfishers.

An area of outstanding beauty, visitors will marvel at the majestic woods, sunflower and corn fields, vineyards and olive groves, while agriculture is still carried out following traditional techniques.

Several charming towns are located on Lake Trasimeno, as well as its islands; visitors can enjoy the unspoilt nature and boat trips on the lake. Wildlife fans and birdwatchers will be in their element!

The largest island on the lake is Polvese, which is used as a public park. The San Secondo monastery is housed here as well as the Church of San Giuliano and restored fourteenth castle.

The small, historic town of Castel Rigone is where one of the most significant architectural masterpieces of the Umbrian Renaissance is located: the Sanctuary of Maria Santissima dei Miracoli.

This part of Umbria preserves many local traditions, including the cuisine. Flavoured with the fine oil from the Trasimeno hills, fish stock should be tasted, along with rice in a white sauce made with perch fillets and eel. It’s no coincidence the festival of fish held in September attracts many tourists.

Craftsmanship is still very strong in this area. The entire world is familiar with lace from Maggiore Island! Whilst all the main cities of Tuscany, such as Florence and Siena are just a day trip’s activity.

Local Amenities
Nearest Airport Perugia Airport

(55 km)

Nearest Airport Siena Airport

(94 km)

Nearest Village Passignano sul Trasimeno

(4 km)

Nearest Town/City Perugia

(35 km)

Nearest Restaurant Restaurants & Bars

(4 km)

Nearest Supermarket Supermarkets & Shops

(4 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.

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Best Suited For: All Ages
Ideal for Babies & Toddlers Ideal for Kids Ideal for Teens

Villa Toppello is a magical and mystical idyll for families with children of all ages.

The pool will provide hours of refreshing fun, and the novelty of having meals al fresco will never wear thin. When the heat of the day is too much, little ones can take siestas in tranquil, air-conditioned rooms. A cot bed can be provided upon request.

Villa Toppello provides a return to low tech family life; a chance to connect away from the bustle of the crowds and the strains of modern living. Children can freely roam the lawns and discover this natural paradise, setting small imaginations alight.

Rich with history, children will delight in the abundance of museums, castles and palaces, as well as the novelty of taking leisurely boat rides across the lake                 

Lake Trasimeno is ringed with family-friendly beaches and parks, walking and bike trails, and relaxed restaurants and pizzerias. Further up in the surrounding hills, older children can take advantage of a number of scenic walking trails, visit pretty Medieval lakeside villages, whilst parents can sample some of the area’s excellent wine and olive oil.

The most child-friendly beach or a day on the lake is the long stretch near Passignano. With a mix of sandy shore and grassy, shaded park, Sualzo has chairs and umbrellas for hire, a playground, pool, restaurant, and refreshment stand. For the more active families, there is a beach volleyball court and canoes, paddle-boats, and hire bikes.

Baby and Toddler Equipment

  • Cot(s)

Kids Activities Close-by

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

Onsite Facilities

  • Bikes
  • Children's books
  • Children's videos/DVDs
  • Trampoline
  • Table Tennis
  • DVD
  • Toys

Services Available

  • Chef/Cook Available


Oliver's Extras

  • Cooking Classes Available
  • Wine-Tasting Available
  • Chef/Cook Available
  • Daily housekeeping service
  • Day Trips to Tuscany and Umbria's main sights
  • Taxi service with van for 6/8 people
Good news! This property is available as a Vill’otel

With a vill’otel holiday, you can enjoy all these services throughout your stay:

- Daily breakfast
- Daily maid service
- Deluxe welcome hamper with local delicacies
- Welcome drinks for your group
- Fridge-stocking service
- Private chef service

If you’d like to book the Vill’otel serviced option, contact us on for a tailor-made quote! Typical costs range between £100-£250 per person per week dependent on requirements.

Please note that all services are subject to availability and must be requested at the time of booking.

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Terms & Conditions

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

Security deposit €500 payable on arrival
Arrival time 4 pm
Departure time 10 am
Energy costs included? Included in the rental price
Linen & towels included? Linen, bath & pool towels included in the rental price (weekly change)
Pets welcome? Pets are not allowed
Changeover day Saturday during high season
End of stay cleaning included? €200 payable in cash on arrival
Smoking Allowed? No smoking inside the villa
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 4 nights in low season and 7 nights during high season
Heating costs included? Included up to €100/weekly
Tax Tourist Tax not included in the rental price, payable in cash on arrival
Internet access? Wifi connection included
Other Ts and Cs Air-conditioning included, except during July and August, €100/weekly
Other 2 Swimming pool is opened from May until the end of September

Rental Rates

Prices based on an occupancy of 9 people:

Rental period 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
Apr 4th 2020 - Apr 25th 2020 - - £1,487
Apr 25th 2020 - May 30th 2020 - - £1,741
May 30th 2020 - Jun 27th 2020 - - £3,079
Jun 27th 2020 - Aug 29th 2020 - - £3,716
Aug 29th 2020 - Sep 26th 2020 - - £2,601
Sep 26th 2020 - Oct 24th 2020 - - £1,752
Oct 24th 2020 - Dec 27th 2020 £668 £837 £1,168
Dec 27th 2020 - Jan 5th 2021 £1,517 £1,901 £2,654
Jan 5th 2021 - Apr 3rd 2021 £668 £837 £1,168
Apr 3rd 2021 - Apr 24th 2021 - - £1,487
Apr 24th 2021 - May 29th 2021 - - £1,741
May 29th 2021 - Jun 26th 2021 - - £3,079
Jun 26th 2021 - Aug 28th 2021 - - £3,716
Aug 28th 2021 - Sep 25th 2021 - - £2,601
Sep 25th 2021 - Oct 6th 2021 - - £1,752

Prices based on an occupancy of 9 people:

Rental period 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
Apr 4th 2020 - Apr 25th 2020 - - €1,585
Apr 25th 2020 - May 30th 2020 - - €1,856
May 30th 2020 - Jun 27th 2020 - - €3,282
Jun 27th 2020 - Aug 29th 2020 - - €3,961
Aug 29th 2020 - Sep 26th 2020 - - €2,773
Sep 26th 2020 - Oct 24th 2020 - - €1,868
Oct 24th 2020 - Dec 27th 2020 €712 €881 €1,245
Dec 27th 2020 - Jan 5th 2021 €1,618 €2,002 €2,829
Jan 5th 2021 - Apr 3rd 2021 €712 €881 €1,245
Apr 3rd 2021 - Apr 24th 2021 - - €1,585
Apr 24th 2021 - May 29th 2021 - - €1,856
May 29th 2021 - Jun 26th 2021 - - €3,282
Jun 26th 2021 - Aug 28th 2021 - - €3,961
Aug 28th 2021 - Sep 25th 2021 - - €2,773
Sep 25th 2021 - Oct 6th 2021 - - €1,868

Prices based on an occupancy of 9 people:

Rental period 4 Nights 5 Nights Weekly
Apr 4th 2020 - Apr 25th 2020 - - $1,712
Apr 25th 2020 - May 30th 2020 - - $2,006
May 30th 2020 - Jun 27th 2020 - - $3,546
Jun 27th 2020 - Aug 29th 2020 - - $4,280
Aug 29th 2020 - Sep 26th 2020 - - $2,996
Sep 26th 2020 - Oct 24th 2020 - - $2,018
Oct 24th 2020 - Dec 27th 2020 $769 $938 $1,345
Dec 27th 2020 - Jan 5th 2021 $1,748 $2,132 $3,057
Jan 5th 2021 - Apr 3rd 2021 $769 $938 $1,345
Apr 3rd 2021 - Apr 24th 2021 - - $1,712
Apr 24th 2021 - May 29th 2021 - - $2,006
May 29th 2021 - Jun 26th 2021 - - $3,546
Jun 26th 2021 - Aug 28th 2021 - - $4,280
Aug 28th 2021 - Sep 25th 2021 - - $2,996
Sep 25th 2021 - Oct 6th 2021 - - $2,018

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


  • Charming villa with beautiful views!

    Posted by Cheryl on 15/06/2019

    This villa is everything it appears to be and more! Beautiful stonework everywhere with all the modern amenities. The bathrooms are all up to date and the beds are very comfortable.
    It’s in a great location, easily accessible to many hillside towns and wineries in Umbria and Tuscany. We had beautiful weather so we took advantage of it with some relaxing days at the pool. So many lovely spots on this property to have a meal alfresco and we definitely recommend having Barbara arrange to have Annalisa come to prepare a meal or two while you are here, they were delicious!!!
    Leonardo and Barbara were wonderful hosts, always responding quickly throughout the process. Also helpful with suggestions and making reservations.
    I sincerely hope we can return one day!

  • Fantastic Stay in Umbria

    Posted by Adam Brooklyn on 08/06/2019

    Barbara and Leonardo were the most wonderful hosts. They ensured we had everything we needed before we arrived, helped us to set up an unbelievable dinner at the house with chef Annalisa, and gave us useful recommendations for nearby restaurants and meals.
    The house itself was perfect. Up a long dirt road, it overlooks Lake Trasimeno which made for a beautiful backdrop for many meals and aperitifs enjoyed on the terrace. The kitchen, and the house in general, was extremely well equipped and other than a few lightbulbs that needed changing, there were zero issues whatsoever. The air conditioning in the bedrooms was extremely useful for the two 100+ degree days. But more than anything else, the pool was the place where we spent the majority of our time - and it could not have been more ideal with ample umbrellas, chairs and shade. There were even a number of floats for relaxing in the pool.
    We hope that we are lucky enough to return to Villa Toppello, and could not recommend it enough to any prospective renters.

  • Authentic Paradise

    Posted by Greg on 25/05/2019

    A beautiful stone and beam villa that does not disappoint!! The view of Lake Trasimeno from both the upper deck and table just outside the kitchen is spectacular, and more than worth the sometimes tight drive up the hillside. The grounds are landscaped with roses, hydrangea, lavender and more and the pool area is great too with lounge chairs and umbrellas ready to go. The Villa itself is spacious, clean and well decorated, with modern bathrooms and great showers. It's like stepping back in time with all the modern conveniences still at your disposal. Barbara was always immediately available to answer questions, and we would highly recommend hiring Annalisa to cook an incredible Umbrian feast for you too! We spent a great week here with family/friends and highly recommend !

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