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Splendid private villa for 12 people with swimming pool and olive trees

Bedrooms 6
Space 3,229 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

Perfectly restored villa surrounded by olive trees and a large garden.

Colle in Ceralto or Casale di Ludovico is family-run, family-owned, and family-loved. The Bennicellis have lived in Umbria for over 200 years and are delighted to be able to share the beauty of the region whose land they have cultivated, and cherished, for generations. Guests are invited to enter into a more intimate relationship with nature in a relaxing oasis far from the stresses of city life.

Our villa is just outside of a small medieval town from which it draws its name. Located at the foot of a hill, it is surrounded by lush, untouched countryside where thick forests of oaks and groves of olive trees thrive as they have for centuries.

Recently renovated, Casale di Ludovico exudes an abundant Umbrian warmth, with its stone walls, beamed ceilings, and locally handcrafted furniture. The expansiveness of the house easily accommodates a large extended family or group of friends.

The ground floor consists of a large living room with a working fireplace, a fully-equipped kitchen, two bedrooms one with queen-sized bed and the other with a pair of twin beds, and two baths. The living room opens onto a large patio generously arrayed with tables and chairs.

Upstairs on the first floor there is another living room with a fireplace, four bedrooms (two with queen-sized beds, the others each with a pair of twin beds), and three baths.

Casa di Ludovico stands in its own large garden. It has its own private swimming pool, as well as a barbecue and wood-fired stove ideal for making pizza and bread.

Bicycles are available upon request; please note at the time of your booking.

More Details

Alessandro Lanza
Member since: 2015
Speaks English, Spanish, Italian
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
10 August, 2018

About Alessandro Lanza

I am 39 years-old; my wife Alice and I are the happy parents of three girls. I love travel, sports, and spending time with family and friends. I born in Genoa and working in a shipping industry, my heart and true interest is on this activity which make me proud to own such a beautiful place.

Alessandro Lanza purchased this villa in 1850

Why Alessandro Lanza chose Gualdo Cattaneo

This is a place to dream up big ideas…or think about nothing at all. You can take long walks and listen to birds. You can enjoy the shade of the pergola in summer, the warmth of the fireplace in winter. At Colle in Ceralto you are also ideally situated to explore the marvels of Umbria—Montefalco, Bevagna, Todi, and Monte Castello Vibio are nearby, while slightly farther afield there are such classic Umbrian destinations as Assisi, Perugia, Spello, Gubbio, and Spoleto.

What makes this villa unique

The buildings, their history, and their location at the top of a gentle hill are simply magical!


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Gualdo Cattaneo in Umbria

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 3229 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15.00 / Check-out: 10.30
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • rural
  • village
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • DVD Player
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Television
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Veranda
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • churches
  • forests
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • rafting
  • tennis
  • whitewater rafting


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(7 traveller reviews)

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Splendid private villa for 12 people with swimming pool and olive trees
average rating of 5.0 based on 7 reviews

Parfait en tout domaine!

  • 5 of 5

Depuis le premier contact avec le propriétaire jusqu'au dernier, tout a fonctionné parfaitement! Cette maison offre confort, propreté et situation. Aucun détail n'est négligé. La piscine est très bien entretenue par un personnel très discret. Cette villa est parfaite pour trois couples avec enfants et chacun a son intimité. C'est notre plus belle location!

Merci d'avoir permis à nos vacances d'être totalement réussie!

  • Review Submitted: 29-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
  • Source: Homelidays, from HomeAway
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Séjour parfait !

  • 5 of 5

Nous avons passé un merveilleux séjour dans votre maison; elle est magnifique, très bien agencée pour que chacun ait son espace, et les enfants pouvaient s'amuser dans la piscine sans limite.

Nous avons énormément apprécié que les gens qui s'occupent de la maison viennet très discrètement entretenir la piscine et les fleurs , ils étaient très gentils et nous ont même livré des petits pains pour le déjeuner !

Nous avons pris le temps de visiter de super endroits: Assise, Todi, Isola Maggiore, Cascate delle Marmore, et nous sommes également restés à la maison pour profiter de la piscine et la splendide vue sur les collines.

Et bien sûr, nous avons été ravis à Montefalco lorsque l'équipe française a remporté la coupe du monde: o)

Nous nous sommes régalés des délicieuces pizzas et pâtes à Il Fiaschetto (et ses belles tables, nous y sommes allés deux fois), à Pane e Vino à Todi (excellents plats et vins), à l'Albergo Ristorante da Sauro à Isola Maggiore (grandes pâtes et poissons)

Une très belle adresse !

  • Review Submitted: 23-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great location, great stone villa, brilliant pool.

  • 5 of 5

Colle in Ceralto is a classical Italian country villa set in remote but wonderfully positioned countryside, an enjoyable half hour drive to many beautiful Medieval towns in the surrounding area; Montefalco, Assisi and Todi to name a few.

The house itself is well equipped with two modern kitchens, dishwasher, microwave, modern oven and good selection of (ikea and local deruta pottery) cutlery and crockery, five (!!) bathrooms (with showers only), very comfortable beds (three twin rooms and three double rooms) and amazing views from every window. Log fire places complement each of the two living areas. All windows have fly screens and shutters. The WI-fi internet was excellent when working but interupted during bad weather. There is a large thick wooden table under the covered terrace outside where we ate all but two of our meals during our month long stay. The brick pizza oven was another highlight.

The infinity pool , with views over the adjacent valley was meticulously clean. The surrounding gate was not child proof but acted as a decent deterrent for our four, six and eight year old children. It was also of adequate distance from the house, while still being in plain sight of the terrace. Relaxing on one of the many pool side chairs, while the kids perfected cannon ball dives, was a moment in time I shall store in a special place.

In general, the house is better than it looks in the photos. When you spend hours (as I did) trying to remotely choose a location for a long awaited holiday it is difficult to get it right. This house was right. And the thing that made it really special was the owner, his extended family and crew. They were not intrusive, but provided not only a warm welcome, but family olive oil, cheese and bread for our arrival after a long haul flight. The pool and gardens were tidied every other day, the sheets changed weekly, cleaning serviced offered (extra cost) and helpful advice given whenever needed. They even delivered extra wood when an unexpected pizza night demanded it.

I would thoroughly recommend Colle in Ceralto. If we ever have the fortune of visting this area again, Alessandro and his family will be the first place I look for a great villa.

  • Review Submitted: 16-Aug-2016
  • Date of Stay: June 2016
  • Source: Homelidays, from HomeAway
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Il valore della bellezza

  • 5 of 5

Abbiamo soggiornato per cinque giorni, a Pasqua di quest’anno, nel casolare dell’Elce.

Ci siamo stati in 12 (tre famiglie di amici). La casa è molto bella, dotata di tutti i confort, accogliente e calda. E’ perfetta se cercate tranquillità e allo stesso tempo la bellezza della convivialità tra amici. Anche l’esterno aiuta in questo, con il bel patio, il grande tavolo di quercia ed il giardino (peccato che il periodo non permettesse ancora l’uso della piscina). Il signor Andrea è un anfitrione perfetto ci ha accolto con cordialità vera, disponibile ad ogni esigenza od imprevisto, ed allo stesso tempo con discrezione. La posizione della villa permette di raggiungere la maggior parte dei principali paesi e città della regione in tempi brevi e si trova comunque in una zona tranquillissima: uscite di casa fate pochi passi e trovate un’edicola votiva con una Madonna splendida, un minuscolo sacrario che ricorda i caduti delle guerre del vicino paese, qualche pecora e lo spettacolo continuo degli ulivi e delle vigne. A proposito di vino, Montefalco a meno di mezz’ora di auto è un piccolo gioiello.

  • Review Submitted: 04-Apr-2016
  • Date of Stay: March 2016
  • Source: Homelidays, from HomeAway
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An amazing place in a beautiful region

  • 5 of 5

We spent 2 weeks in July 2015 in this house (we rent the full house i.e. both floors which I would recommend) and really enjoyed it. It is a great mixt of traditional and modern, very well renovated. Rooms are nice and tastefully furnished, living room is very comfortable with 3 sofas for taking a nap during hottest hours of the day :), kitchen perfectly equipped and very clean, as well as the various bathrooms. We enjoyed the big dining table outside for outdoor meals and barbecues. The pool is really nice as well, perfect dimensions and with a beautiful view. It is cleaned very regularly. The house is located in a quiet and peaceful area, but not too much isolated neither and very convenient to reach. Thanks to the useful tips of the owners, who were always available to assist, we discovered a series of Umbrian small towns, each more amazing than the others, and beautiful landscapes. The region is less packed with tourists than Tuscany and really wonderful. All-in-all, we can only recommend this place - and look forward coming back again !

  • Review Submitted: 08-Mar-2016
  • Date of Stay: July 2015
  • Source: Homelidays, from HomeAway
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Molto buone soggiorno a Colle in Ceralto

  • 5 of 5

Eravamo dieci amici che abbiamo passato uno soggiorno molto aggradevole nella casa in Colle in Ceralto, con molto spazio al interno come a l'esterno.Questa è bene situata per le escursione e dopo i viaggi a Assisi, Spoleto, Peruggia, al lago Trasimene..., piaceva noi la piscina quando ritorniavamo alla sera. Il paesaggio e la veduta sulle colle ed i campanili sono molti belli.

E il proprietario è molto affabile.

Tuttavia due note : - Non è facile l'acceso a la casa la prima volta perchè il piano non è claro.

- Non è bastante il materiale ( la cafetteria ) per il caffè della mattina.

Se non tutto era molto bene. Ancora grazie mille per l'accoglienza.

  • Review Submitted: 06-Oct-2015
  • Date of Stay: June 2015
  • Source: Homelidays, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
32 Kilometres
aereoporto S. Egidio
Nearest Barpub
3 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
30 Kilometres
golf club perugia Santa Sabina
Nearest Motorway
7 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
3 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
74 Kilometres
castiglione del lago
Car: necessary

The house enjoys a privileged location with extensive views of the surrounding hills, overlooking the four sides of a large garden, infinity pool, barbecue and pizza oven. Located in the hills of Umbria not far from the main tourist destinations, some very famous, Assisi, Spello, Spoleto, Orvieto and Perugia other lesser known but equally beautiful, among other Bevagna, Montefalco, Monte Castello di Vibio.

The house also offers a variety of 'hiking longest, in particular to report Norcia, the plain of Castelluccio and Val Nerina. Siena, Florence and Rome are about two hours.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa in Gualdo Cattaneo, Umbria

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
7 Jul 2018 - 18 Aug 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
19 Aug 2018 - 7 Sep 2018
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
8 Sep 2018 - 31 Oct 2018
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
1 Nov 2018 - 4 Nov 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
5 Nov 2018 - 21 Dec 2018
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
22 Dec 2018 - 27 Dec 2018
6 night minimum stay
28 Dec 2018 - 2 Jan 2019
6 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

I costi per il riscaldamento ed elettricita' sono a carico dell'ospite e sono calcolati in base all'effettivo consumo. Le spese di pulizia ammontano a 150 euro e vengono pagate in loco.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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