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Gorgeous 18th Century Stone Villa, Stunning Views, Pool, Wifi

Bedrooms 4
Space 3,875 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights


About the property

360 Sq.m, 4 Bedrooms, 3 Baths, Pure Luxury

Villa dolce vita is an elegant stone house immersed in the green umbrian hills. The house is made in stone and shows the main characteristics of umbrian rural architecture. Immersed in a breathtaking green landscape, villa dolce vita offers an unforgettable vacation of relaxation and tranquility.

All the interior furnishings are antique, and they work in harmony with the ancient structure of the house. All the finishings are of the highest quality, such as the 'cotto' pavements and wooden ceiling beams.

The house is on two levels. The main entrance is on the ground floor, composed by a living room, dining room and kitchen. All the rooms on the ground floor have direct access to the garden via french doors. From the kitchen one can access the loggia and the pergola, each of them well equipped with tables and chairs for pleasant outdoor dining. The first floor is reached via an internal “cotto” staircase. Here there is a double bedroom with king size bed (this room is also reachable from outside through an external staircase) with an en-suite bathroom with bathtub and shower, a double bedroom with french size bed with en-suite bathroom with shower, another double bedroom , a twin bedroom and a bathroom with shower. All the bedrooms have window screens, and fans.

The park spreads out over two acres and is home to a wide variety of plants and flowers that perfume the air. The area is mostly covered by a beautiful well kept green lawn and olive grove with 30 trees. The garden around the house is shaded by secular trees and is equipped with wooden sun lounges and tables. Near to the kitchen there is the loggia and a pergola perfect for alfresco dining, furnished with an outdoor teak dining table that comfortably seats 12. There is also an ancient pizza oven, and a barbecue. Natural steps lead to the swimming pool area with its breathtaking view over the evergreen umbrian valley.

The rectangular-shaped pool is located inside the park and is totally surrounded by a wooden deck, curated green lawn and covered pergola area. The position of the pool offers spectacular views over the gentle umbrian hills. It is situated on a lower terrace level to the right of the house, about 100m from the main entrance. The pool area is spectacularly lit at nighttime, and has a chlorine purification system. It measures 6 x 12 m with a constant depth of 1.50m. Natural and cotto steps lead to the pool which is lined with blue pvc. The spacious solarium area is composed of stone and lawn and is equipped with double canopee bed, six sunbeds with cushions and a covered pergola with climbing roses. The pool is open from the last saturday of april to the first saturday in october.

Although the house is located in Monte Castello di Vibio, the closest town center is in Fratta Todina, only 3 kilometers away. Here, you will find a supermarket, ATM, butcher, pharmacy, post office, beautician, coffee bars, and pizzeria.

More Details

Anna Matranga
Member since: 2013
Speaks English, French, Spanish, Italian
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
22 June, 2018

About Anna Matranga

We are a married couple who have made Italy our home for almost two decades, first in Rome and now in Milan. Villa Dolce Vita is where we exhale.

Anna Matranga purchased this villa in 2007

Why Anna Matranga chose Monte Castello di Vibio

It was love at first sight with Villa Dolce Vita. We had decided to buy a farmhouse in the Todi area, and knew as soon as we approached the house that this was the one. The location took our breath away, with its open views of checkerboard fields and stone farm houses across the valley. And the magnificent silence!

Once inside, we saw what the house COULD become, with love and commitment. We spent two years renovating it, and the house now truly reflects our tastes and passions.

What makes this villa unique

Villa Dolce Vita is a stone farm house with an elegant soul. Everything about the house is designed to instill peace, and provide luxurious comfort. From the antique furnishings to the linens to the kitchenware, everything is of the finest quality.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Monte Castello di Vibio in Province of Perugia

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 3875 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • pets considered ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • smoking allowed ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 10 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Bidet , 18th cent. mirror, double sinks, resin surfaces, sunken bath
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet , marble sink, 17th cent. mirror
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Master Bedroom - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Ensuite with rain shower option, bath, fire place, terrace
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Double Bed , Bathroom ensuite
    Bedroom 4 - 2 Single Bed
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Garden ...
  • 8 garden chairs
  • 6 deck chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • Staff
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • hiking
  • hunting


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(22 traveller reviews)

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Gorgeous 18th Century Stone Villa, Stunning Views, Pool, Wifi
average rating of 5.0 based on 22 reviews

beautiful property

  • 5 of 5

We just stayed for 5 days at this beautiful villa. It was an absolute joy. The surrounding area is lovely, great views. The villa itself has everything you would need and very thoughtfully appointed. The host was gracious and helpful. I am a bit particular and had been looking for a 4 bedroom villa in the surrounding area for a while and nothing was up to my standard that I was finding. We almost stayed in a hotel but luckily I found this place and am so happy I did. We plan to return next year!

  • Review Submitted: 12-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Portland, OR, USA

Wonderful home

  • 5 of 5

We were here with five adults and one teenager. Very comfortable and well stocked with all that you would need. We used the wonderful services of Tushari, a great cook and caretaker of the home, who prepared a delicious menu of traditional Italian dishes for a party we hosted for our niece who was getting married. Was very impressed. The pool was beautiful but when we vacationed was too cold for hanging out although we did take one quick dip. Beautiful home with lots of places to relax. Anna and Martin were very responsive to all of our needs.

  • Review Submitted: 05-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Seattle, WA

Ideal Italian Villa

  • 5 of 5

We loved this place. The house, pool and grounds all exceeded our expectations. The house has been thoughtfully and beautifully updated and is very comfortable. The kitchen is spacious and exceptionally well equipped with the kind of appliances and utensils you would expect in a primary residence rather than a vacation rental. The pool is clean and well maintained and the view of the rolling hills of the Umbrian countryside looks like it comes from an idealized postcard. This place is wonderful.

  • Review Submitted: 22-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fantastic house and breathtaking view

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful week at Dolce Vita in August 2016. The house was very comfortable, well equipped and nicely furnished. We very much enjoyed the pool and the fantastic garden. Everywhere in the garden you can find different places to sit and relax. The view on surrounding Umbria hills was incredible. Even though the house is situated in a very quiet and remote area, you are able to reach the main sights in Umbria such Assisi, Perugia and Orvieto f.e. in less than an hour driving. We were there with four teenagers who also had a very nice time. We recommend soft water rafting in Arrone combined with a tour to the Cascata delle Marmore waterfalls. Lots of nice places to eat in the area. We recommend Flavias restaurant "Hosteria Mattta", absolutely a special place!

  • Review Submitted: 14-Sep-2016
  • Date of Stay: August 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Villa Dolce Vita is a house that stays in your soul long after you leave...

  • 5 of 5

I brought my family to Villa Dolce Vita for a week in August, and it was heaven! The house is beautifully restored, and exquisitely appointed. It was also immaculately clean, which I appreciated tremendously. The house is reached after a 10 minute drive on a dirt road that gets fairly steep at the end, but you are rewarded with a location that is spectacular. It is so peaceful and serene, the perfect antidote to crazy NYC which is where we were coming from. We very much enjoyed visiting Bevagna, Montefalco, Spello, Orvieto and Todi, going to vineyards and doing a cooking class at with Letizia Mattiacci at Madonna Del Piatto in the hills of Assisi. We loved being able to relax at the pool for a day or two, and one evening Tushari cooked a delicious dinner for us. And even though I didn't get to meet Anna in person, she was the most gracious host, and was unbelievably helpful and responsive. We were all so sad to leave, and we definitely look forward to returning, which we will without a doubt.

  • Review Submitted: 11-Sep-2016
  • Date of Stay: August 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Utterly gorgeous villa in an idyllic spot

  • 5 of 5

Dolce Vita was an amazing place to stay. The villa is even more stunning than the pictures suggest and it has the most incredible views. The owners were very helpful, answering my questions and suggesting options such as a meal cooked on arrival by the local lady (delicious, thanks Tushari!). The remoteness added to the appeal and romance but the directions to get there were spot on and we had no problems finding the place. The villa was well equipped and beautifully decorated. We took two small children (ages 5 and 3) and concluded it was probably better suited to slightly older children due to steps and the un-gated pool but it wasn't a problem for us and the boys had a marvellous time. The nearby town of Todi is one to visit, with a beautiful old town centre and grand cathedral. We would also recommend the waterfalls, Cascata delle Marmore, a bit further away but spectacular and dramatic (check the website first for times when the upstream dam is open). All in all a lovely holiday. Thanks so much!

  • Review Submitted: 16-Jun-2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
169 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
3 Kilometres
Fratta Todina
Nearest Golf
37 Kilometres
Nearest Train
14 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
6 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
7 Kilometres
Car: necessary

Villa Dolce Vita is situated only a few kilometers from the antique medieval hamlet of Montecastello di Vibio, famous for its theatre being the smallest theatre in the world. Although tiny, Montecastello is the site of a famous international art school. The medieval walled city of Todi is only 14 kilometers away. Indeed, many Umbrian towns known for their beauty and cultural sights - Perugia, Assisi, Spoleto, Orvieto - are within easy reach of Villa Dolce Vita. And the big cities of Florence and Rome are 1.5 hours away by car. Nature lovers can organize daily excursion to the well know lakes of Trasimeno and Corbara. The area is also known for its food and wine; a typical Umbrian meal includes game, black truffle and the famed Sagrantino red.


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Damage Deposit £1,000

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