4 Bedrooms

4 bathrooms

10 persons

Swimming pool

In style restored aristocrat villa with large swimming pool and stupendous view at Orvieto. FORMER HOLIDAY VILLA OF POPE PIUS IX.

Former villa of Pope Pius IX (1846-1878) where he stayed during his holidays. Beautifully restored to its former glory, including the bedroom of the Pope, this villa is located on a hill high above Orvieto, and thus offers one of the best views in Umbria and Tuscany. Enjoy the afternoon showing the facade of the cathedral of Orvieto in its full glory. This villa has beautiful ornaments and original wall and ceiling decorations and stylish, comfortable furnishings complete the decor. The bathrooms are all of high quality. The kitchen on the second floor opens onto a large terrace, ideal for alfresco dining. The kitchen on the first floor opens into the belvedere garden with beautiful views of Orvieto.
The villa is situated in a century-old park on top of the hill and had a beautiful large swimming pool (10×18) surrounded by lawns and shady spots.


Villa (350 m²) divided in two floors
Stylish entrance with marble staircase leads to the first floor.
First floor: large living with antique couch and different comfortable fauteuils. Large dining room with fire place of basalt. Fully equipped kitchen with dishwasher.  the door of the kitchen leads to the terrace with outside dining table and to the belvedere garden.Two bedrooms, one with balcony, each with a bathroom with shower.
A beautifully decorated hallway with a stair to the second floor.
Second floor: fully equipped kitchen with a washing machine, the kitchen gives out to the large terrace at roof level (20 m2) with a view at the park with all the trees, f.e. palm trees; two air conditioned bedrooms with en suite bathrooms, of which one with a tub.
These partition over two floors with a own kitchen on each floor, makes this villa a perfect place to stay for example 2 families, who want to stay together but in respect to their privacy.
Extra amenities: WiFi internet, washing machine


Large century-old park with a lot of trees and around the house a beautiful belvedere garden with garden furniture. A little climb up the hill (path of 100 m.) leads to the large L-designed swimming pool (10×18) with "scale romana" and terrace and shower, reclining chairs and large lawn. Under the trees next to the swimming pool there are nice shady places. Stupendous view at the surrounding hills and valley, and especially at Orvieto.


Nearest little village is Porano with a supermarket, bank, post office, bar. There is a good restaurant.
This villa is situated perfectly in the triangle of Umbria, Tuscany and Lazio.
A mystic spot surrounded by nature and in the centre of the Etruscan excavations.
For those who loves trekking and nature, excursions to the nearby woods of the Monti Cimini, Monte Cetona or the Monte Amiata, but also tot the lakes Bolsena and Trasimeno are certainly a must.
Orvieto is situated very central to visit the most beautiful cities of art in central Italy like Orvieto, Viterbo, Sovana, Todi, Perugia, Assisi, Montepulciano, Montalcino, Arezzo and Siena, Florence and Rome.
In the many restaurants they serve the honest and lovely Umbrian and Tuscan food, characterised by the fullness of the taste and made perfect with the local olive oil and wine.
Distances: Orvieto, 7 km; Viterbo, 39 km; Sovana, 56 km; Pitigliano, 43 km, Todi, 44 km; Lago di Bolsena, 15 km; Lago Trasimeno, 78 km; Perugia, 80 km; Assisi, 100 km; Montepulciano, 57 km; Montalcino, 89 km; Arezzo, 112 km; Siena, 129 km; Florence, 169 km; Roma, 126 km.


  • Gas and water
  • Weekly change of linen and bed clothes
  • WiFi internet
  • Swimming pool is open form 27 June till 5 September. On request possibility to open the swimming pool.


  • Security deposit € 900 (contant)
  • Electricity € 0,50 kw.
  • Heating, after consumtion € 1,50 per liter.
  • Final cleaning € 150
  • Extra cleaning € 15 per hour

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