Casa Amica

Umbria, Orvieto

    • Sleeps 11 Guests
    • Bedrooms 6 Bedrooms
    • Bathrooms 6 Bathrooms
    • Floor area sq m 550 m2
    • Pool
    • WiFi
    • Air con
    • Daily maid
    • Cook
    • Terrace
    • Fireplace
    • Airport distance:
      Perugia 80 km
      Rome 110 km
      Florence 170 km

    per week

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    Set on a hilltop of the rolling green hills of Umbria

    Casa Amica makes you feel welcome the minute you arrive. Set on a hilltop, with views over the surrounding vineyards and across the rolling green hills of Umbria, this lovely stone farmhouse offers the best of both worlds - a peaceful, rural setting that is just minutes from the marvelous hill town of Orvieto. An unpaved road (1.3 km) leads to the house. A charming key holder who speaks fluent English will greet you when you arrive and is available to help with information and reservations to make your Italian villa vacation unforgettable.

    Casa Amica has been carefully restored to balance the integrity of traditional elements, such as chestnut-beamed ceilings and whitewashed walls, with modern comforts, including some air-conditioned bedrooms and a private pool. Sunny interiors are furnished with comfortable seating and an interesting collection of local antiques and eclectic artwork, painted by the artist-owner or acquired by the owners on their travels across the globe.

    The kitchen is the true heart of any Italian home, and Casa Amica’s kitchen is exceptional. One of the owners was editor in chief of Food & Wine magazine and loves to cook. She furnished her kitchen to delight anyone who cooks. Even if you never do more than make your morning coffee in this beautiful kitchen, the inspiring view from its windows makes something as mundane preparing your morning cappucino, a delightful way to start your day.

    Outdoors there are three separate terraces in addition to the pool area, so there is plenty of space to dine beneath the stars or to find a quiet corner to relax privately or curl up with a book. Bordered by large pots of flowers, each terrace offers a lovely view of the countryside. Flower gardens surround the house, and you are welcome to help yourself to the fruit trees and the vegetable and herb gardens; wild fennel grows right by the front door.

    The swimming pool is set on its own terrace, with a pergola for relaxing or dining and chaises with awning covers. Large white umbrellas provide shade, and a fountain flows into an antique stone basin next to the pool.

    Everything is so charming and enjoyable, you may find it hard to go sightseeing. But start with your new home town, Orvieto. Its Gothic cathedral is considered the best in Italy. Twice each week, Orvieto hosts a renowned outdoor market. There are pictuesque piazzas, and lovely shops, wine bars and restaurants, including one our our favorites in all of Italy. Explore Etruscan tombs and underground caves. Views range from glances down tiny, ancient lanes to vistas over the ramparts to the valley below.

    The location is one of the best for exploring Tuscany and Lazio as well as Umbria. Excellent high-speed rail service can take you to Rome in less than an hour or Florence in two. The Orvieto station is just 15 minutes from the house and has ample free parking. You'll be delighted to find that Umbria is a hidden treasure, less well-known and with fewer tourists than neighboring Tuscany, with its own charming and interesting hill towns, great art, magnificent scenery - without the crowds.

    Casa Amica is comfortable in all seasons and is one of our favorite Christmas holiday villa spots because of its excellent heating, large fireplaces, and a famous jazz festival held in Orvieto at the end of December. 

    Please note: when you rent your car, be sure to get a car with a high carriage rather than a low-slung car.

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    • Pool: 6 x 12m 
    • Air conditioning in 3 bedrooms
    • Internet WIFI connection
    • Fireplaces
    • Satellite TV
    • DVD player
    • CD-stereo with classical music collection
    • Telephone
    • Ceiling fans
    • Window screens
    • 2 fridgers with feezer
    • Marble top kitchen island
    • Large stove
    • Fireplace for grilling
    • Hair dryer in each bathroom
    • Washing machine and dryer
    • Outdoor Weber grill
    • Hammock
    • Terraces
    • Garden
    • Parking
    Touring ideas

    Closest village Baschi 6.5 km/4mi
    Orvieto Scalo 8 km/5mi
    Orvieto 12 km/7.4mi
    Civita di Bagnoregio 15km/9mi
    Todi 32 km/20mi
    Perugia 72 km/45mi
    Pienza 78km/48 mi
    Assisi 86 km/53
    Cortona 93 km/58mi
    Montalcino 96km/59 mi
    Spoleto 100 km/62mi
    Gubbio 102km/62mi
    Arezzo 105 km/65mi
    Siena 112 km/68mi



    In Orvieto, visit the fanciful Gothic Duomo, which soars seven stories high. Inside are magnificently vibrant and graphic frescoes of the Apocalypse by Luca Signorelli. Don’t miss the Pozzo di S. Patrizio, a historic well built by architect-engineer Antonio da Sangallo the Younger of Florence, between 1527 and 1537.

    Gubbio is so perfect, it looks like a medieval movie set. The main monuments and sightseeings of the city include the Roman Theatre which is still in use for performances, the massive Palazzo dei Consoli, the duomo and the Palazzo Ducale.

    Gubbio is best known for its palio, the Corsa dei Ceri, a spectacular run held every year on May 15, in which three teams run through throngs of cheering supporters up much of the mountain from the main square in front of the Palazzo dei Consoli to the basilica of S. Ubaldo, each team carrying a statue of their saint.

    In Assisi, you’ll want to visit the famous basilica dedicated to Italy’s patron saint, Francis. Frescoes by Giotto vividly tell the story of St. Francis’s life. In the Piazza del Comune you’ll find a church inserted into the remains of the ancient Temple of Minerva. Above town stands the Rocca Maggiore, a fortress that protected citizens during attacks. For a dose of nature and spiritual contemplation, walk to the hermitage, the Eremo dell Carceri.

    In Spoleto, visit the Roman theater and the archeological museum for a view of ancient Umbria. Go see the pre-Renaissance frescoes by Fra Lippo Lippi and Pinturicchio. The church of San Salvatore is one of Italy’s oldest and is set within the remains of an ancient Roman temple.

    In Deruta, stroll the color-splashed streets where Italy’s most famous hand-made ceramics are produced.

    Visit charming Città di Castello, which packs a lot into such a small town, with palaces, churches, towers, and -of course- a castle, all sitting pretty and begging to be explored.

    In Todi you’ll find all the main sights conveniently concentrated onto the Gothic Piazza del Popolo, which is itself set over top of an ancient Roman cistern system. Below town is the striking Renaissance church of Santa Maria della Consolazione.

    In Perugia, be sure to see the frescoes by local artist Pietro Perugino in the Galleria Nazionale dell’Umbria and in the town hall’s Sala del Cambio. Step back to ancient times at the Etruscan arch and Etruscan well. Enjoy the lively atmosphere at the large fountain, the Fontana Maggiore. Sample the chocolates named for the city.

    Perugia plays host to international visitors with its acclaimed annual Umbria Jazz Festival, held each July. A wildly popular chocolate festival every October pays homage to the city’s sweet side.

    Spoleto offers up culture, dramatic performances and musical concerts during the Festival dei Due Mondi.

    Gubbio’s Roman theatre is a dramatic setting for summertime, open-air performances.


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    If rented for 11 people

    MAIN HOUSE 450 m² (sleeps 7):

    Ground floor (sleeps 3):

    • Spacious living room with comfortable seating, original artwork, large country fireplace
    • Dining room, opens onto tiled covered terrace
    • Superbly equipped kitchen with large stove, marble-topped island, two refrigerators, fireplace for grilling, many small appliances to appeal to even the most avid cooks
    • Cozy library with fireplace and collection of books on art, history, architecture; TV/DVD, sound system with large collection of classical music
    • 1 double room with divisible queen bed
    • 1 single bedroom
    • 1 bathroom with shower
    • Laundry room with washer & dryer
    • Guest bathroom with shower
    • Terrace with pergola for al fresco dining

    Second floor (sleeps 4):

    • 1 double bedroom (master) with non divisible king bed, ceiling fans and air conditioning; walk-in closet, en suite bathroom with large tub and separate shower; this bedroom opens onto private, furnished panoramic terrace with a stair that leads to the swimming pool.
    • 1 double bedroom with divisible queen bed; en-suite bathroom with shower over tub
    • The bedrooms are screened; there are ceiling fans and the three double bedrooms are air-conditioned, with individual controls for both air conditioning and heat.

    A private outdoor staircase (near the entrance) leads to a separate apartment on the second floor of the west wing of the house:

    West Wing Apartment 100 m² (sleeps 4):

    • Living room with fireplace
    • Kitchen/dining area, the kitchen corner is equipped with oven, fridge, gas range, washing machine.
    • 1 double bedroom with non divisible queen bed and ceiling fans (no air conditioning); en suite bathroom with shower/tub
    • 1 double bedroom with divisible queen bed and ceiling fans (no air conditioning); en suite bathroom with shower
    Request BookingIf rented for 11 people
    07 Jan 2023 - 08 Apr 2023
    15 Apr 2023 - 13 May 2023
    23 Sep 2023 - 16 Dec 2023
    6300 EUR
    08 Apr 2023 - 15 Apr 2023
    13 May 2023 - 10 Jun 2023
    26 Aug 2023 - 23 Sep 2023
    23 Dec 2023 - 06 Jan 2024
    7050 EUR
    10 Jun 2023 - 26 Aug 2023
    7850 EUR

    If rented for 7 people

    If the villa is occupied by up to 7 people, as above, but the West Wing Apartment will be closed. Guests renting only the main house are assured complete privacy.

    Request BookingIf rented for 7 people
    07 Jan 2023 - 08 Apr 2023
    15 Apr 2023 - 13 May 2023
    23 Sep 2023 - 16 Dec 2023
    5390 EUR
    08 Apr 2023 - 15 Apr 2023
    13 May 2023 - 10 Jun 2023
    26 Aug 2023 - 23 Sep 2023
    23 Dec 2023 - 06 Jan 2024
    6100 EUR
    10 Jun 2023 - 26 Aug 2023
    6750 EUR

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    Casa Amica 07 Jan 2023 - 08 Apr 2023
    15 Apr 2023 - 13 May 2023
    23 Sep 2023 - 16 Dec 2023
    08 Apr 2023 - 15 Apr 2023
    13 May 2023 - 10 Jun 2023
    26 Aug 2023 - 23 Sep 2023
    23 Dec 2023 - 06 Jan 2024
    10 Jun 2023 - 26 Aug 2023
    If rented for 11 people
    11 PAX 11
    6300 EUR 7050 EUR 7850 EUR N/A Request BookingIf rented for 11 people
    If rented for 7 people
    7 PAX 7
    5390 EUR 6100 EUR 6750 EUR N/A Request BookingIf rented for 7 people

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    If rented for the reduced price for 7 people the West Wing Apartment will be closed.


    • Bed, bath and kitchen linens changed on Saturday
    • Bath towels changed on Wednesday and Saturday
    • Pool towels
    • Internet WIFI connection
    • Air conditioning 
    • Electricity 
    • Baby bed
    • Maid service (3 hours house cleaning per day from Monday to Friday, for rentals longer than one week from Monday to Saturday/except Sundays)
    • Final cleaning
    • Pool cleaning 
    • Garden maintenance
    • Standard dinner on your first evening, after a long trip: It consists in a dinner that the guests will find ready in the kitchen with the instructions for heating. The menu can fit vegetarian guests too. No changes are possible for the first dinner. Basically it consists in a pasta al forno, a vegetable tarte, salad, and fruit. Bread, water and wine are included.
    • Basic grocery shopping: It is a basic shopping for the first breakfast and not a grocery stocking. The quantity of the items will be adjusted by the staff according to the number of guests. The following items are included: milk, coffee, tea, bread, biscuits, sugar, salt, water, fruit, eggs, oil, butter, jam, orange juice, cereals.
    • Special experience: A sight seeing tour of Orvieto underground


    • Utility deposit (unused portion of the utility deposit will be refunded in cash on departure): EUR 250 per week for heating
    • Heating (if required): metered / EUR 5 per m3
    • Wood for fireplace: please check price on the premises.
    • Telephone: metered
    • Additional bed on request when booking: please check price upon booking.


    EUR 1000 cash deposit are due on arrival.

    SERVICE ON REQUEST (please enquire with us when booking)

    • Cook service for dinners during your stay
    • Food shopping
    • Childcare


    • Reservations from Saturday to Saturday
    • Pool opening dates: May 6th - September 23rd
    • For more than 3 children, please enquire.
    • Upon request and approval of the owner a late arrival is possible between 7 and 9pm for an extra fee of EUR 50.

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