Casa San Giovenale is located in the oldest part of Orvieto, it is a typical medieval house, on the ground floor, with independent entrance. It was recently restored, respecting its historical architecture, with all modern comforts (independent heating system, wi-fi,TV set, washing machine). Casa San Giovenale is located in a strategic position, facing the ancient city walls, with an outstanding panoramic view; and yet at the same time, it is just a few minutes walking distance from the most important historical attractions (Duomo, Torre del Moro) in Orvieto, from its main shopping centre, with restaurants, cafés, fashion boutiques and grocery shopping. The house can host up to six people, with a kingsize bedroom, a bathroom with shower (hairdryer included), a large living room with 4 additional beds and kitchen facility. There’s also a lovely internal courtyard garden for enjoying peace and relaxing during sunny days. Pets are allowed; we also offer to our guests 3 bikes (man, woman and child). The price includes free internet access, the use of washing machine and cleaning up at the end of the stay.
- Apartment753 sq. ft.
- Separate WCs0
- Min. Stay2 nights
The heart of Medioeval Orvieto mood
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- within a few hours
- english, italian
- Calendar last updated:
- 16 Oct 2018
About Ornella Bragaglia
The owners of Casa SanGiovenale are a couple who decide to settle in Orvieto few years ago, coming from other areas of Italy, attracted by the beauty of the place and quality of the life. Piero is a forestry researcher. Ornella is a painter-restorer. They both love outdoor activities, like mountain-biking, hiking and running. They also enjoy arts and cultures. They have two children, Matteo and MariaSole, with whom they share traveling in Italy, and abroad, discovering the nature, culture and arts of new countries.
Ornella Bragaglia purchased this Apartment in 2012
Why Ornella Bragaglia chose Orvieto
The medieval charm, the panoramic view, the silence, the history of the district of San Giovenale(which takes its name from the nearby eleventh century church)... these are the house characteristics attracting us since we moved to Orvieto. We bought this house in love with the atmosphere that you breathe ... just a few steps, however, from monuments, restaurants, shops When we do not have guests we galdly spend a few days in our little paradise!
What makes this Apartment unique
The original stone arches, wooden beams, the medieval cistern, courtyard garden, the panoramic window completely immerse you in the mood of Orvieto, allowing you to still relax in the tranquility of a quiet and typical neighborhood, far from the chaos of mass tourism
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Perfect in every way!
Piero and Ornella's apartment in Orvieto is simply perfect. We stayed 8 nights and would have stayed longer if we could have. The apartment itself is lovely - beautifully and artistically decorated with a wonderful sensibility. Its location is the best - steps from downtown Orvieto and with a view to die for. And it's comfortable (even in the extreme heat of August, we were fine). We had everything we needed - full kitchen (fun and easy to cook in), washing machine, WiFi - plus many extra thoughtful touches. For example, Piero met us at the train station and Ornella took us back when we left. And the exterior courtyard is a real treat. It's private and cool. We took all our meals there. And Ornella and Piero's suggestions for restaurants and sights were terrific. We can't recommend the apartment and Orvieto too highly. We planned many day trips from Orvieto but ended up spending most of our time there because it is such a magical and welcoming city. This was one of the best vacations of our life and certainly the nicest apartment we've rented in Europe.
When you meet special people like Rebecca and Charles, you really appreciate the value of this job!
Very comfortable, and nicely laid out. Great view! The owner is very informative and passionate about the history of Orvieto! We will definitely stay here again! Ciao Dino
My wife and I stayed in the Casa San Giovenale apartment for only 3 nights, but we loved every moment, and will surely be returning again soon.
Our stay in Orvieto began with Piero meeting us at the railway station, and driving us up through the town to the apartment, where Ornella was waiting, and together they gave us a thorough guide around their property. The apartment is delightfully quirky, mixing original features, (the ancient Etruscan wine cellar visible beneath the front window, a well in one corner, and several lovely stone arches), alongside Ornella's colourful and imaginative modern artwork. After the heat outside, the interior was lovely and cool, and very spacious too.
On the practical side, the main room has comfortable seating and a modern TV, while the well equipped kitchen area was perfect for preparing and serving meals. The bathroom was stylish, while the bedroom was cool, with large wardrobe and wonderfully comfortable bed. There is also a well shaded outside courtyard, perfect for breakfast or evening glass of wine among the plants.
The location of the apartment is excellent, and the view from the lounge window is panoramic, looking over the city wall to the valley below and hills beyond. The path outside the apartment is popular with walkers, and you will enjoy visiting the San Giovenale church just outside, with it's ancient frescoes. Speaking of frescoes, our visit to Orvieto cathedral was amazing, and the frescoes there were jaw- dropping.
Many thanks to Ornella and Piero for making our stay so care- free and so enjoyable, - your property and your welcome were first class.
We truly hope to return soon.
Les and Joan, UK
Gorgeous property. Well presented and comfortable
The owners are wonderful, always available and helpful. I would recommend this property without hesitation.
The hosts and location are ideal
Ornella and Pietro treat you like old friends right from the moment of your arrival; they were the most special hosts we met on our 2-week trip. Their warmth and kindness are beyond what you would require, and add to your Italian experience.
The apartment is in a quiet part of Orvieto but just a short walk to the cathedral and shops. We liked being on the residential rather than touristy side of town. Inside is comfortable and artistic, just as the photos indicate. Ancient and modern all at once.
Our favorite activity was walking to the cathedral each evening and sitting in the quiet town square. We were sad to leave.
Perfect house and location and hosts
Not only is this house beautiful and welcoming, it has a view you will never forget. Close to sites and restaurants but far enough to provide quiet and restful retreat. Our hosts, Ornella and Piero, are like friends and are helpful in every way. Perfect place to stay to enjoy all that Orvieto has to offer.
The Holiday house is located in the district of San Giovenale, near the ancient church of the same name, with different architectural styles from the early Middle Ages. Your holiday in Casa San Giovenale offers numerous artistic, cultural and culinary attractions, with a wide choiche for excursions and sports activities in Orvieto, and nearby, with possibility to visit other major tourist destinations such as Rome and Florence (almost 1 hour by train), the Lake of Bolsena, and the Tuscia region with the city of Viterbo, Siena and Val d'Orcia.
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