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Spectacular Renaissance Villa - Rome, Umbria & Tuscany - 40 min by train to Rome

Bedrooms 3
Space 3,500 sq ft
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights


About the property

On the Tiber Valley, 40 min by train from Rome

The villa of the aqueduct is a beautiful and extremely unique villa built in the 1500s around the ruins of an ancient aqueduct.

Located in a dramatic position in a hilltown at the bend of Tiber River, the villa has beautiful views of the surrounding countryside.

• Please Note: While staying at the villa without car is possible, to make the most of your time spent in this beautiful part of Italy, we recommend having a car to reach the station and sites not connected by public transportation.

The home was recently completely renovated to both preserve the historic architecture and make it a luxurious retreat for the modern visitor. The exterior, decorated in the 16th century with etchings called sgraffiti, has been meticulously restored by a team of world class art restorers. The interior has been beautifully updated by the owners - two architects specializing in historic preservation and design.

The elegant and spacious home has four bedrooms, four bathrooms, a grand living room, state of the art kitchen, and a landscaped garden terrace with sweeping panoramic views. The villa is tastefully furnished with both antique and modern furniture.

The well-connected villa is in the perfect location - 3 km to a train station, you can easily reach Rome in 45 minutes, Florence in 2 hours, and countless other prime destinations easily.

Located in the medieval hilltown of Orte, you can enjoy an authentic experience in the heart of Italy.

The villa of the aqueduct is also a beautiful and unforgettable venue for intimate weddings and celebrations.

Choose our beautifully appointed historic villa for your trip to Italy.

The home, in addition to being a tremendous value (3500 sq ft for up to 6 people at very competitive all-inclusive rates), is spacious, light-filled, elegant, and full of carefully designed architectural details.


• We cannot accommodate check-ins on Sundays, August 15th, December 25th and January 1st.

• While we welcome all families and private groups of friends, we do not rent the villa as a base for third party commercial activities.

More Details

Member since: 2004
Speaks English, Italian
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
8 June, 2018

Guestbook comments from the owner

“Life changing visit, tour and memories”

From the lively bustle of Rome and Vatican City to the picturesque hill towns of Lazio and Umbria and onward to the sybaritic shores of the Mediterranean near Tarquinia, you will not find a better guided travel experience to Italy than the tour offered by Anna and Alessandra. We stayed at the beautifully and comfortably appointed Villa of the Aqueduct at the entrance to historic center of the hill town of Orte. Here we enjoyed impromptu meals of local meats, cheeses, fresh pasta and gelato, and a class from Anna and Alessandra’s cook on how to make delicious pasta, gnocchi and other traditional dishes. From there, architects and native Italians Anna and Alessandra guided us on exciting day trips highlighting many points of historic, architectural, and artistic importance. Each destination revealed surprises and wonders. In Rome, Viterbo, and Caprarola, we met experienced guides Daniela and Donatella, who walked us through history from the beginnings of Rome to the height of its empire, and the elegance and grandeur of a selection of palace homes of prominent families of the Italian Renaissance. Anna and Alessandra, true to architectural form, employed exquisite timing for our visit, with wonderful surprises – ancient Etruscan sites, dinners in charming Orte venues during the town’s annual eight-day medieval festival, an invigorating walking tour from Rome’s Villa Borghese to the Spanish Steps, the Via dei Condotti, espresso in the famous Antico Caffè Greco, and an unexpected visit to the Pantheon, followed by relaxing people-watching and delicious refreshments at the Piazza Navona and sidewalk cafes. Visits to Civita di Bagnoregio, Vignanello, Vasanello, Bagnaia, Penna, Narni, Orvieto, and Tarquinia each featured more of Italy’s overwhelming abundance for the senses. For those seeking a personally tailored and uniquely special travel experience to the beauty of central Italy and its warm and delightful people, we highly recommend Anna and Alessandra and their team! (And please give Sergio at the coffee shop our best!)

P.S. Wear really good walking shoes and carry an insulated water bottle which you can fill from public fountains.
Aug 2013
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Orte in Province of Viterbo

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 3500 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Please NOTE: We cannot accommodate check-ins on Sundays, August 15th, December 25th and January 1st.
Location Type:
  • Monument View
  • village
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 4 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Jacuzzi , Bidet
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
  • Stereo
  • Terrace
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • festivals
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • eco tourism
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services


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Spectacular Renaissance Villa - Rome, Umbria & Tuscany - 40 min by train to Rome
average rating of 5.0 based on 7 reviews

Beautiful, well-appointed home in charming, friendly village.

  • 5 of 5

Our family of six had a lovely stay in this wonderful old house. Anna and Allessandra were perfect hosts, and the old town of Orte couldn’t have been more welcoming. Don’t miss the subterranean tour of the town—most interesting!

  • Review Submitted: 21-Dec-2017
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautifully Restored Villa

  • 5 of 5

This villa was amazing and a perfect central location for exploring Umbria and Lazio. Very close to the train and easy access to major highways. Only wish we had been able to stay longer. We had a cooking class with Delores and everything was so delicious.

  • Review Submitted: 20-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

This is by far one of the most magical places to stay. The sites, smells and tastes truly filled our hearts. Orte' is a beautiful town to walk around, the small cafe's and community feel was incredible. You really feel as though you are a part of the town. We had a wonderful guide Daniella for a day in Rome and chef Frabrizia that created a fantastic meal right in the villa.

Anna & Alessandra were very welcoming and accommodating - we truly appreciated them for sharing their friends & family!

Looking forward to our next visit!!

  • Review Submitted: 27-Jun-2016
  • Date of Stay: June 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Fantanstic house in an amazing location

  • 5 of 5

The house is comfortable, big and with a fantastic professional kitchen, just like in the pictures! The location offers a lot of attractions with incredible places. The owners were gentile, caring, ponctual the whole time and always there to attend our requests. The transportation to Rome is easy and it is a great place to stay. Definitely recommend it.

  • Review Submitted: 21-Jan-2015
  • Date of Stay: January 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
107 Kilometres
FCO Fiumicino
Nearest Barpub
Nearest Ferry
86.2 Kilometres
Nearest Train
3.4 Kilometres
Orte Scalo
Nearest Motorway
3.5 Kilometres
A1 Orte Exit
Nearest Restaurant
Nearest Beach
45 Kilometres
Vico Lake
Car: recommended


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa in Orte, Rome & Lazio

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
Summer 2018
9 Jun 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add £22 per night, per additional guest
1 Nov 2018 - 20 Dec 2018
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add £22 per night, per additional guest
Christmas/New Year
21 Dec 2018 - 2 Jan 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add £22 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £22 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Property Damage Protection £59.48
Cleaning £33.88

-Fee/Damage Deposit: The fee and damage deposit are set according to the reservation made through HomeAway.
-Additional Persons/Replacements: No guests, pets, or creatures of any kind other than the humans identified in the booking. If Guest would like to change the details of an accepted reservation, (i.e. add a guest, which may incur additional charge) this will be requested by contacting Host via email.
-Absolutely no parties with non-renting guests. Should we find any violations to this clause, it is totally up to our discretion to ask you to vacate the house.
-Included: Water, electricity and heating; Wireless Internet connection; bed and bath linens; Final cleaning and one weekly cleaning and change of linens for stays of multiple weeks. The kitchen is fully equipped with all necessary appliances and utensils, including dish-washer and an Italian moka coffee maker (stovetop). Host presents the Italian traditions and uses, and therefore drip coffee makers, toasters or microwave ovens are not provided.
-Optional arrival dinner and/or cook services; Additionally requested cleaning services – Paid by Guest directly to the provider(s) at the time of services.
-Telephone: Guest agrees to put any calls made from the property telephone land line on a pre-paid calling card.
-Anything else not specifically included in the description of the house.
-The cost of any unpaid extras and eventual telephone charges will be deducted from the Security Deposit, if the correct amount is not left in cash on departure.
-Travel Insurance: Host highly recommends Guest purchase a travel insurance to protect the cost of the travel investment in case of unforeseen circumstances.
-Host/Guest Responsibilities: Host and Guest agree to fulfill their respective responsibilities as described on the HomeAway website with the additions and modifications included in this Agreement.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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