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Private pool, walking distance to town, A/C & free Wifi

Bedrooms 3
Space 322 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

Umbria/Tuscan border, A/C, 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, English speaking assistance


The external stone staircase takes you directly to the first (and only) floor of the property. From the entrance there is direct access to the large living room with dining room, with comfortable sofa’s, satellite TV and a large fireplace. On the left there is a well equipped kitchen. Also on this same floor there is a double bedroom with en suite bathroom with tub and shower, please note this is one step up from the living room level, whilst on the right there is the remaining of the night area, with 2 twin rooms (which can be made into doubles) and bathroom with shower and the laundry room. One of twin rooms is accesible down one step, again from the living room level.


The park surrounds the house, and is in part cultivated with lawn. The park extends to about 1500 m². There is also on site shaded parking.

Swimming Pool

The swimming pool is rectangular and measures 5 x 10 m, its depth varies from 1,20 to 1,40 m. It is surrounded in lawn, plants and umbrellas which provide a pleasant shaded area by the pool, and external showers. The pool, totally fenced, is at guests disposal from the last saturday of April till the first Saturday of October.

Property Features

• air conditioning

• HI-FI system with CD reader

• internet wireless fast connection

• dishwasher

• toaster

• microwave

• stone barbecue

• satellite TV

• DVD player

• washing machine

• iron and ironing board

• hair dryers

• moka

• American coffee maker

• mountain bikes

More Details

Az Agricola Murogrosso
Member since: 2013
Speaks English, Italian
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
18 September, 2018

About Az Agricola Murogrosso

Murogrosso is a wine cellar, with a selective production of fine wines ... qualified and courteous staff of winemakers and sommeliers will welcome you to taste the secrets of the traditional "barriques".

Mario Soldati * (1906-1999) : " The nobility of wine: is not a detached or abstract subject, that can be judged by drinking a glass, or two, or three, of a bottle that derives from a place where we’ve never been.

What do our senses tell us, when sipping a wine produced in place, in a landscape that we’ve never seen, a land where we’ve never stood, and people we’ve never looked in the eye, or shaken their hands? Little, very little . ...... You should go to wine, not that the wine comes to you. "

Why Az Agricola Murogrosso chose Fabro Scalo

The villa is in the countryside, surrounded by beautiful vineyards, part of the property which provides high quality wines, produced in the cellar with the possibility of visits and tastings.

Murogrosso is the perfect starting point for day trips thanks to its strategic location whether in the search of wellness and cusine, such as thermal waters and truffles, or sightseeing to major cities such as Orvieto, Assisi and even Florence or Rome.

Podere Marone can also be easily reached by those who do not have a car, being just a short walk (1,500 m) from the station of Fabro – Ficulle which is on the main line Rome - Florence. All Regionals trains stop at Fabro - Ficulle;

The travelling time is about 01:35 hours from Rome Termini and 1.55 hours from Florence S.M. Novella. The Regional Trains are of average frequency, whereas the fast trains that run between Rome and Florence are about every 2 hours.

Hiring a car is essential for those who wish to visit the surrounding areas. Podere Marone is proud to announce a favorable agreement with the car rental company called Picchio & Stella located at only 400m from the Station who have a good selection of vehicles of all sizes. It is highly recommended that should you wish to book a vehicle through Podere Marone, that you send a request at the same time as the reservation and your chosen vehicle will be delivered to the station at the confirmed time of arrival.

What makes this villa unique

Podere Marone and the Mediterranean diet

The Mediterranean diet is progressively attracting worldwide interest for its proven value in maintaining optimum physical conditions and natural defences towards common diseases. It is based, as is known, on the prevailing consumption of vegetables, proteins, olive oil, lean meats.

The Azienda Agricola Murogrosso offers guests of Podere Marone, extra virgin olive oil and a few bottles of wine of our own production. From the end of May to early June, guests can also enjoy fruits such as cherries and plums from our trees. We also give guests the possibility of free collection of our vegetable garden products: you will find, according to the seasonal period, tomatoes, peppers, eggplant, courgettes, strawberries, celery, fennel, spinach, salad.

The natural cultivation in open fields, rather than in a greenhouse and the absence of forced irrigation, to increase the volume and weight of products, and switching quickly from the garden to the kitchen give these vegetables flavour and taste significantly different from products purchased in supermarkets, as you can immediately detect from your the first experience. Interested visitors will be accompanied in the garden and educated about the choices, method of sampling and the first treatment of the different vegetables.

Those who wish to know the most appropriate cooking procedures and preparation of various dishes of the Mediterranean cuisine and the most suitable condiments will receive the friendly help of a member of staff.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Bellissimo Podere nella campagna umbra”

5 of 5 stars Reviewed today for a stay in June 2014 NEW

Bellissimo Podere in mezzo alla campagna per dei soggiorni di assoluto relax. La casa e' grande e ben curata e grazie alla piscina (viene pulita ogni giorno!!) sono anche le gionate piu calde di puro piacere.

I dintorni offrono agli amanti della cultura molte possibilita' di escursioni interessanti.

Noi ci ritorneremo quest'anno per la terza volta consecutiva

Traveling group: Compagno/a

Would I recommend this vacation rental to my best friend? Yes.
May 2014
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa around the Fabro Scalo around the Province of Terni

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 322 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Smoking allowed ...
Location Type:
  • rural
  • town
  • village
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Farm Holidays
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bidet , ensuite
    Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed , divisible beds
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed , Twin bedroom
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed , Twin bedroom
  • Please note that on request beds can be put together to form a double.
  • DVD Player
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Bicycles
  • Terrace
  • Barbecue
  • Veranda
  • 4 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Chauffeur
  • Concierge
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • forests
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
This property is part of a wine producing company which would be more than happy to take you on wine tours through the vines, and not to mention into the splendid wine cellar where you can indulge in different wine tasting. Please feel free to ask for further information.


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average rating of 4.6153846 based on 14 reviews

Fantastic summer holiday

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful summer holiday at Podere Marone and the property was perfect for our family of four (two small children) plus one set of in-laws. The location is beautiful and quiet and very private. A car is a necessity to get around in this area. Fabro has the basics but there are plenty of beautiful towns in driving distance (Orvieto and Citta della Pieve in particular). Margherita was wonderful. Nothing was too much trouble from sorting out a few things to do with the house to organising a wine tour to organising a very special dinner to celebrate our wedding anniversary. Margherita’s fluent English made up for our lousy Italian and allowed us to check and confirm a few things to make our time more efficient. Deborah who popped up to the house if we needed something was also great. In summary, a fantastic holiday and great combination of pretty Umbrian villa, lovely, private grounds and pool with beautiful rolling scenery and excellent customer service.

  • Review Submitted: 06-Aug-2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Chris for your kind words. It was a true pleasure to meet you and your family and to help make your trip a memorable one. We look forward to seeing you all again in the future. Wishing you all the very best from Margherita, Debora and all at Podere Marone.
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Adorable, well equipped charming old farmhouse

  • 5 of 5

Our family of four stayed here for a week in hot July. What an adorable sanctuary Podere Marone was after several days in hectic Rome! We enjoyed very much the fully air conditioned house (pleasantly cool) and lovely large pool from the bottoms of our hearts. Property is truly private and the views are stunning!! Kitchen is well equipped and nearby village has couple of nice shops to buy groceries. Despite of great variety of restaurants in the area, we made most of our meals in the house because it was so much fun. Property Manager Margherita was super helpful prior and during our stay, we were impressed about the extraordinary warm service. Recommending the tour at Muro Grosso and Castello di Montegiove Margherita arranged for us! Special thank you for the pool maintenance and gardening - the gentlemen arrived discretely each the morning (parking even their car down the hill not to wake us!) and worked without sparing their effort for our convenience.

  • Review Submitted: 08-Aug-2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Really charming site, view, and accomodations, but uneven

  • 4 of 5

The house is situated in a beautiful site, and the views are lovely. Fabro scalo is situated in a terrific area for sight-seeing in Umbria, Toscana or Lazio. The house is comfortable, and the pool in full sunlight, so even in September, (although the water is a bit chilly) the area is warm enough to enjoy the sun and the swimming. Included in the rental are some bicycles, which can be used on some of the foot/bike paths near by as well. The house itself has three large bedrooms, and the master bedroom is en suite. The othe two bedrooms share a bath, andare comfortable enough, but the beds are small (in one room the twin beds were 31.5 inches in width, so quite narrow for full grown adults. The manager mentioned that the matresses were to be replaced, which is good as they are not all that comfortable. The house itself is situated one flight up from the ground level, and is not all on the level. One of the bedrooms is down three steps, one bedroom is up one step and the bathroom is down one step. I mention this because it is quite easy to forget, and trip over the step, as one of our group did. Warning strips need to be placed on these steps for safetly. The kitchen is adequately supplied, but could use some more utensils, especially for those who intend to go to the nearby weekly markets so that they can cook. Dishes and cutlery for eating are ample, but knives for cutting up meat and vegetables are sparse. All in all we had a very enjoyable vacation, and found the house comfortable and the area really interesting with plenty to do. We did have some problems, including difficulty with WiFi which the property manager tried to resolve as best as possible. I would also say to be cautious about the issue of air conditioning and its cost. We did not use the units, but somehow the meter indicated that we had used it. To be on the safe side, I would hand the property manager the controllers to the units upon arrival, so that you can prove that you did not use the units since you would not have access to them. The house was cleaned once a week as promised, and fresh towels provided at the same time. The waher works well and the dishwasher is new. It was a bit annoying, however, to find we had to supply dishwashing liquid and dishwasher soap as well as toilet paper. Having recently rented a house in Mexico for a month with all of this supplied, it was a bit surprising to find the cleaning products were to be supplied by us.

  • Review Submitted: 01-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much or your feedback, we are pleased that you enjoyed the property. Your valuable suggestions will help us better the positive experience enjoyed by clients. I would however like to clarify regarding the cost of the A/C. As you rightly noted there was an error in the final meeting reading which was carried out in your presence both on arrival and your Sunday morning 6:30am departure, however it is correct to point out that in good faith we did NOT ask you to pay. We would like to apologies again for the inconvenience
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Beatiful views, lovely spacious gardens and pool, really friendly hosts, accomodation slightly basic

  • 4 of 5

We had a great time, and really enjoyed the spacious gardens, views and pool. Plenty of shade by the pool and lots of sunbeds/chairs, even toys and inflatables.The air con in the house was a godsend, though quite expensive, and there was good wifi. The accomodation was slightly basic, very clean, but the beds were not comfortable (apparently new mattresses are on order) and we had a few problems with the fusebox tripping and dishwasher not working well that the hosts were very helpful in diagnosing and fixing/replacing. Margarita the agent was lovely, friendly and helpful, fluent english speaker. Deborah the lady who met us and did cleaning was also great. Had a great morning out at the vinyard and wine cellar.

Was good to have bikes available for rides - though they needed a bit of TLC - again, when we asked the hosts they got spare parts etc.

Accomodation up on first floor meant lots of going up and down the main stairs as the covered verandah and BBQ are on ground floor, might not be not ideal for very young kids or those with mobility challenges. Access is via a fairly steep gravelly drive, which was a challenge for my parents with a caravan, but the hosts arranged a 4x4 to pull it up - nothing was too much trouble for them.

While we were there there was a festa di contadina in the village Fabro Alto which was good fun. It is 10-15 mins to walk into Fabro Alto and not the most attractive Umbrian village, though there are lovely places nearby. I would say a car is a must. It is well placed for a visit though, with a train station with regular trains to Rome or Florence or elsewhere and near the main A1. Orvieto is nearby and gorgeous, as was Citta Della Pieve. Some lovely countryside places to eat fairly nearby too.

Overall a lovely week.

  • Review Submitted: 05-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Amazing place

  • 5 of 5

Thanks to property location, equipement, spacious house, wonderful pool area me and my family spent amazing two weeks in Umbria, special attention and thanks to Margherita and Deborah, welcome package and cake :O), during our stay we enjoyed beautiful sunny days (that views to surrounding hills !) and marvelous evenings with sunset views from private patio.

Really special place ! Important is that property is very close to main roads including Autostada del Sol, train station (we made trip to Rome) and close to Fabro Scalo village with all what You need, supermarket, bars, pizza, coffee ...

We visited Azienda one day and bought couple bottles of local vines produced in this place now we may think about Umbria during testing

Thanks to the owners for this wonderfull place


  • Review Submitted: 02-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Special Place

  • 5 of 5

Ideally located in the Umbrian countryside, the Villa is only minutes away from major roads that give you easy access to great destinations all around. We took full advantage of this and enjoyed the quiet of the villa when relaxing after our excursions. It's spacious and comfortable with wonderful views of the surrounding hills. Imagine Sangiovese wines and sunset on your own patio.

  • Review Submitted: 14-May-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Barpub
1.5 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
2.5 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
1.5 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
90 Kilometres
Tyrrhenian Sea
Car: necessary

Fabro is located at the centre of a very interesting area of western Umbria and southern Tuscany, an area rich of historic buildings, old villages and towns, art treasuries, panoramic itineraries.

In not more than one hour of travel it’s possible to reach by car a number of famous sites: Such as the famous Montepulciano, Montalcino, Pienza (Tuscany) not to mention some small old villages that are worth visiting for having saved their ancient structure and characteristic rural atmosphere. Among them let’s mention Parrano (8 km), Monteleone d’Orvieto (8 km), San Casciano dei Bagni (22 km). On the road for Parrano, at 4 km from Podere Marone, there is a spring of warm sulphur water, which has been recently conveyed to a small pool, where is possible to bathe. This site, which is known as “Tane del Diavolo”, is also interesting for some underground caves that were inhabited in prehistoric times. A well-organized centre for thermal baths is located at San Casciano dei Bagni.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa around the Fabro Scalo,

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
2 Sep 2018 - 29 Sep 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
30 Sep 2018 - 22 Dec 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
23 Dec 2018 - 12 Jan 2019
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
13 Jan 2019 - 27 Apr 2019
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
28 Apr 2019 - 29 Jun 2019
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
30 Jun 2019 - 31 Aug 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
1 Sep 2019 - 28 Sep 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
29 Sep 2019 - 21 Dec 2019
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
22 Dec 2019 - 4 Jan 2020
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

The price includes
gas for kitchen use
initial and final cleaning
weekly linen
Wifi Internet
The price does not include:
electricity (A/C on consumption)
extra cleaning when animals are present (€50,00/animal/ week)
tourism tax (where applicable).
On request
extra cleaning (€12,00/hour/cleaner)
extra linen (€12,00 per person)
heating (on consumption)
firewood (€20,00/100kg)

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
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