House & cottage fit 10 (5 bedrms, 5 baths); private pool; lovely gardens & views
100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date. 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
This place is a dream come true
We were a group of 10 with family and friends, age range from 24 to 76. We all loved this place. The house is most beautiful, with extraordinary pieces of art and attention paid to all details from kitchen to bedrooms, and from inside the house to the outside landscape, pool, olive trees and garden. It really has everything you need.
We enjoyed barbeques at the veranda, and luckily had musicians around who could play the piano in the living room.
No doubt in the August warm weather our favourite place was the stunning pool. The pool water is just right for refreshing, and the pool area is perfect for lazy sun bathing or playing games or even doing some training and stretching by some early birds.
We visited many places around from Bolsena lake to wine tasting in Montepulcano and of course visited old Orivieto and Bagnoregio...etc... there are so many beautiful places to see nearby. Yet we were always eager to drive back to the house and take a dip in the pool and just relax and enjoy the beautiful landscape.
In summary: this was a dream come true. The place is just amazing. We could not have had better holidays. Big thanks to Susan the owner, she has a true eye for beauty, style and art.
What a perfect week!
We loved this house!
We were a 2 family party including (older) teens.
The house is stunning. Simple with modern facilities, but original features and interesting art work. It is spacious, immaculate and characterful.
The gardens and pool are stunning too. Beautifully kept, with lawns, lavender, agapanthus. Plenty of shady (or sunny) spots to sit and read...or snooze...or just enjoy. With views across rolling hills.
We didn’t travel far. Enjoying Porano and Orvieto, long lunches, fantastic local wines, the gardens and a lot of quiet and not so quiet fun in the pool.
We hope to be back! Thank you Susan and Emanuela.
Spacious and comfortable house miles away from it all!
Peace and birdsong. Pool netball. Sitting in the sun. Visits to Porano, Orvieto, Bolsena, Civita and Viterbo. Didn't want to leave the house!
Fabulous! Beyond compare!
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.
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.
A beautiful and impressive gem of a villa
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.
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.