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A Stunning Property with Private Pool Tucked Into The Umbrian Countryside

Bedrooms 5
Space 5,166 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


About the property

House & cottage fit 10 (5 bedrms, 5 baths); private pool; lovely gardens & views

Villa Tripoli is located three kilometers from the medieval walled village of Porano and only 15 minutes away from Orvieto. Villa Tripoli’s spacious, century-old country home and cottage have been carefully restored with quality materials, attention to detail and an artistic eye. The buildings and large private swimming pool are set on four acres surrounded by rolling agricultural and forest land that yield lovely vistas and complete privacy. Visitors have exclusive use of the property during their stay at Villa Tripoli. What sets Villa Tripoli apart is its embracing peace and tranquility. Nestled into a pastoral countryside, yet close to the historic, artistic and cultural sites of Umbria, Tuscany and Lazio, Villa Tripoli offers the best of all worlds.


The stone house retains original features characteristic of an old Umbrian country home (wood beamed ceilings, stone fireplaces, terra-cotta floors), yet has unusually large and spacious rooms, is flooded with light and is fully equipped with modern conveniences (wifi, cable TV, DVD/CD player, iPod docking station). The house is furnished with a harmonious mix of Italian and Asian antiques, ethnic art, and contemporary furnishings.

The very large living room is distinguished by a triple vault ceiling, magnificent stone fireplace, quarter-grand piano, huge windows that afford sweeping views over the surrounding landscape, and French doors opening onto a portico, or covered terrace. The large dining room has a table and chairs for ten and a working fireplace. The modern kitchen is fully equipped with top-of-the-line appliances - large refrigerator, double sink, oven, microwave and stove. A full bathroom and utility room are also located on the ground floor. The portico, accessed from both the dining room and living room, offers delightful dining al fresco from spring through mid-autumn.

Four bedrooms and three full baths are located upstairs. The large master bedroom (queen sized bed) and another bedroom (queen-sized bed that can be made into twin beds) are located at the east end of the house. They share a closet-lined hall and a large bathroom with a shower, separate bathtub, double sink and toilet. A set of doors provides these rooms extra privacy. The third bedroom (with a king-sized bed that can be made into large twin beds) is located in the middle of the house. Its en-suite bathroom has a shower, two sinks, toilet and a charming oval window. The fourth bedroom (with a queen-sized bed that can be made into twin beds) is located at the west end of the house. The room and its adjoining private bathroom (with a shower, separate bathtub, sink and toilet) are also set off from the main hallway by a set of doors for privacy.


The stone cottage, located between the house and pool, is an enchanting, self-contained living space. The open-plan ground floor contains a living room, dining room and kitchen dishwasher). A full bathroom (with shower) is located off of this room. With one wall essentially of glass, the cottage is suffused with light. It has a working fireplace and is equipped with wifi, a television and CD/DVD player. A graceful cantilevered stone staircase ascends to a large sleeping loft with a queen-sized bed.


The large pool (14.5 x 4.5 m) has wide open views of the surrounding rural landscape but has complete privacy. A stone terrace and built-in stone benches running along one side of the pool, make for a perfect place to spend a day off from sightseeing or to watch the sun set over the hills with a glass of prosecco in hand. Cushions for the benches and lawn chairs are provided for guests’ use. A patio in front of the cottage and in front of the pool, set up with an umbrella, table and chairs, makes another pleasant spot for outdoor meals. The grounds of the property have expansive and lush lawns, flower beds and perennial borders, an herb garden, and olive and fruit orchards. The walls of the house and cottage are covered with fragrant climbing roses, jasmine and clematis.

More Details

Susan Braatz
Member since: 2013
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
9 July, 2018


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Porano in Province of Terni

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 5166 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 4 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 5 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 4 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 5 - 1 Large Double Bed
  • Four bedrooms are located in the house and one in the cottage. The twin beds can be made into queen/king sized beds.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Music Library
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Bicycles ...
  • Terrace
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
  • churches
  • festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • hiking
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • swimming
Weekly change of linens and towels (both for house and for pool). The price includes the final clean, grass cutting once a week, and pool cleaning twice a week. The owner provides 'Notes on Villa Tripoli' upon receipt of the first payment upon booking, which provides useful information on the house, surrounding area and things to do. The owner is happy to help with vacation planning and to arrange for catered meals or cooking lessons at the villa. The owner can also advise on the best places to buy high quality Italian ceramics (a passion). Cribs and high chairs can be furnished to renters, upon request. Two bicycles, an outdoor grill, ping pong table, novels, cookbooks, tourist guidebooks, DVDs and CDs are provided for guests' use during their stay.


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A Stunning Property with Private Pool Tucked Into The Umbrian Countryside
average rating of 5.0 based on 19 reviews

Spacious and comfortable house miles away from it all!

  • 5 of 5

Peace and birdsong. Pool netball. Sitting in the sun. Visits to Porano, Orvieto, Bolsena, Civita and Viterbo. Didn't want to leave the house!

  • Review Submitted: 25-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Fabulous! Beyond compare!

  • 5 of 5

Villa Tripoli

Upon arriving at the gate to Villa Tripoli I felt I had just stepped into the past. Upon entering the front door, I felt I had just stepped into the pages of Architectural Digest. This gorgeous stone home began life as a country farmhouse near Orvieto, Italy, in 1912. It, and the adjoining stone barn, was acquired by its current owner over ten years ago in a state of near ruin and lovingly restored into the masterpiece it is today.

The owner lived in Rome for 40 years and traveled extensively worldwide, including Africa and Asia. The house is filled with museum quality art, furniture, rugs and ceramics beautifully displayed on custom built shelves. The main house has four spacious bedrooms and three and a half baths. The barn is now a separate guest accommodation with its own living room, bath and kitchenette looking out on the swimming pool and patio.

Our party of 10 spent two weeks in this paradise enjoying the surrounding countryside, the nearby village of Parano and the Town of Orvieto, one of the most historic and lovely towns in Italy. We did most of our cooking in the generously equipped kitchen and enjoyed nightly dinners in the spacious dining room. The large living room even has a piano, and several of our party played, so we had our own music.

Prior to our visit we received on-line a 40 page document giving detailed information about every aspect of the home, how various things worked, contact information, and best of all, recommendations for all the wonderful nearby places to visit and people to meet. Without any effort, we became “in the know” locals able to set up a cheese tasting at a nearby goat farm, a wine tasting at a family owned winery built atop ancient Etruscan tunnels, a guided tour to an Etruscan tomb complete with original frescoes, a cooking lesson at the farm of a talented local chef, etc. Without this information we could never have experienced Italy in this way.

Villa Tripoli is a dream destination. I will cherish it in my memory.

  • Review Submitted: 08-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Italian Paradise

  • 5 of 5

Villa Tripoli is paradise on earth & Susan, the Villa owner & hostess, has brought heaven here piecemeal from her years of travel around the world. Upon arrival, I was stunned by the beautifully appointed, renovated farmhouse & guesthouse. It felt decadent to experience this much luxury in the midst of secluded countryside, rosemary & lavender bushes & olive groves, but that's what makes the villa unique. It's beautiful, zen-like pool, multiple patios, walnut trees, spacious 5-star bedrooms & bathrooms, enormous arching windows letting in radiant sunsets, fully stocked chef's kitchen, indoor & outdoor banquet tables.... this is the perfect place to come in the mood for celebration with family or friends, or just to splurge & give yourself & your romantic partner a full-on, unforgettable Italian pleasure experience.

  • Review Submitted: 20-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A beautiful and impressive gem of a villa

  • 5 of 5

This villa really is a delight and nothing disappoints, if anything the lovely pictures can't do it justice. If we were just two, I'd have been very happy with the "cottage" in the garden! The house itself is a handsome property, sitting comfortably in its surroundings, with an impressive double height hallway and lovely vaulted ceiling in the sitting room. We had one bedroom more than we needed and every room was so nice, we ended up not using what was supposed to be the "master bedroom". The views are stunning and it was a treat to wake up early and open the shutters, to soak up the view from bed. The gardens and swimming pool area are lovely, well tended with rustic charm and delicious smells from the rosemary hedges. The trees provide plenty of shade all day and the stone benches make a lovely spot to read and relax. Susan, the owner, has thought of everything and the household cupboards have all that you could possibly need - all neatly marked up in labelled boxes for easy searching. The house was scrupulously clean, with nice touches of toiletries and a generous welcome hamper. Susan has put together a comprehensive "dossier", again with everything that you need. From excellent restaurant recommendations, to places to see and hidden gems like a fresh pasta shop that you'd never find on your own. Complete with opening times, so you can navigate the seemingly random nature of an Italian shopping experience! Orvieto and the surrounding area is stunning. Assisi was well worth the drive (c. 90 mins), as was the Parco di Mostri in Bomazo (c.50 mins), a 16th century garden with wonderful and bizarre stone sculptures. What an amazing villa and a thoughtful host, I would thoroughly recommend and we will definitely return.

  • Review Submitted: 04-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Everything good you can imagine in an Umbrian Villa ... and then some..

  • 5 of 5

We rented Villa Tripoli for a family reunion centered around our niece's participation in a music festival nearby. Six older generation and two millenials all fit perfectly comfortably in the spacious, well-appointed rooms and comfortable beds. High points: THE POOL! (We were there in a heat wave and the pool and the thick stone walls more than made up for lack of central AC). We quickly mastered the timing of opening and closing the Villa's windows and doors to beat the heat. It became a pleasant practice in the day's gentle routine and merged us into the moods of the countryside. THE KITCHEN! beautifully appointed with some gadgets I'd never seen before. A great, open, welcoming space for all-hands-on-deck cooking and food prep. THE PORTICO! Evening meals and relaxing under the outdoor dining area. Virtually no bugs, (thanks to the many small friendly lizards on the Villa walls) and just the place to relax, talk, drink wine after dinner, before an evening swim. EMANUELA! , who greeted us and showed us around initially, was also very available and quick to help with a minor glitch with the wifi. CATERED DINNERS BY SIMONA! Simona and her staff were professional, cheerful, fun and made two fantastic meals. ORVIETO CLASSICO! Took six bottles back in my luggage.

The location is both wonderfully secluded and yet easy to strike out from for groceries in Orvieto and small towns nearby. This place met and exceeded all of our expectations. Thanks to Suey and everyone involved.

  • Review Submitted: 14-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Villa Tripoli is a wonderful home set in the countryside just outside Orvieto

  • 5 of 5

Villa Tripoli is a wonderful home set in the countryside just outside Orvieto. The Villa is immaculate and beautifully decorated and has everything you need for a magical holiday. The bedrooms are large and airy, the bathrooms the same. The kitchen is a pleasure to cook in and the lounge, with the piano, is a great place to sit and while away the hours. The outside spaces are also fantastic, with beautiful gardens, outdoor sitting and eating areas, and the pool house with its own kitchen, bedroom and bathroom. The owner, Susan Braatz, has a wealth of information ready for her guests and we took full advantage of her recommendations. We arranged with Asunta to prepare two meals, which were made with much love and a pleasure to eat; we arranged with Simona of Sagraincasa to come and give us a cooking class in the villa, which was one of the highlights of the week; and we also arranged a tour of Orvieto with Emanuela, who was so knowledgeable and friendly. Emanuela was also Susan’s representative for the villa, and her help and local knowledge were very much appreciated. A truly exceptional place with lovely local people and in a great part of Italy.

  • Review Submitted: 12-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
118 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
3 Kilometres
Nearest Train
10 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
12 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Nearest Beach
13 Kilometres
Lago Bolsena
Car: necessary

The charming medieval walled village of Porano, has an 11th century castle, 18th century nobleman's villa, and a selection of shops. The lovely Umbrian hilltown of Orvieto, with its famous Gothic cathedral, Etruscan archeological sites and layers of Roman, Medieval and Renaissance history, is only 15 minutes away. Orvieto offers great shopping, fine restaurants, museums, many traditional festivals and cultural events. For those interested in outdoor sports, the area is excellent for biking, hiking, horseback riding, and, at Lake Bolsena about 20 minutes away, for sailing, kayaking and canoeing. There are various destinations close by that will delight kids, such as Bomarzo's 'Park of the Monsters' and Civita di Bagnoregio. A number of spas and natural thermal springs are located within an hour’s drive. As for wine tasting, Orvieto itself is a well-known wine producing area, and one can go a bit further afield to sample the famous Tuscan and Umbrian reds.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa in Porano, Umbria

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Summer 2018
23 Jun 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Indian summer
1 Sep 2018 - 28 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Early autumn 2018
29 Sep 2018 - 27 Oct 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £377.9

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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