Villa | 5 bedrooms | sleeps 12
Villa Lieve is an elegant and welcoming villa built on a hillside, surrounded by meadows and woods. It sleeps 12 people. From Villa Lieve you will have a broad view of the Umbrian hills and of Orvieto. Villa Lieve is 300 square meters (3230 square feet). It features a private swimming pool, a private garden, winter heating and WI-FI Internet access.
You will be roughly 4.5 km (2.8 miles) from Orvieto, where you will find restaurants and the shops. You will find the closest restaurant at 1 km (roughly 1100 yards). You will reach Villa Lieve from the main entrance of the building without having to climb any steps.
To stay at Villa Lieve you will need a car. You will be able to park it inside the entrance gate.
You will reach Villa Lieve going along a short path that leads to an electric gate. Once the gate is open, a splendid lawn will open up before your eyes. Featuring a spring of water on its side, the lawn will lead you to the beautiful stone villa which dates back to the nineteenth century.
The villa is really beautiful, with its magnificent oil paintings and Persian carpets and its large panoramic windows that open on the charming city of Orvieto.
The villa is surrounded by large undulanting lawns, carefully maintained by the owners.
By walking through the lawns where you will even find a charming rose garden and passing through the well-equipped swimming pool area, you will be able to reach a small lake. Lavander and rosemary plants, that fill the air with beautiful scent, can be found in the small paths of the villa.
In the garden you will find two annexes, one with a view on the small lake.
In the small lake you will be able to go fishing.
You will reach the swimming pool from the garden going down approximately 15 stairway steps. The pool is 6 meters (20 feet) large by 12 meters (39 feet) long, from 1 meter (3.3 feet) to 2 meters (6.6 feet) deep. The swimming pool area is equipped with a table, chairs and deck chairs. From the swimming pool you will have a pleasant view of the garden. The pool is open from mid-May until mid-September.
The first patio is 40 square meters (430 square feet) large. It is partly shaded by a wood roof. It is equipped with a sofa and two armchairs and with a table and chairs. Here you will also find a portable barbecue.
The second patio is 35 square meters (375 square feet) large. It is partly shaded by a wood roof. It is equipped with a wood sofa and two armchairs and with a table.
The garden is 1000 square meters (10800 square feet) large. It is partly shaded by trees. From the garden you will enjoy a pleasant view of the Umbrian hills.
The verandah is 60 square meters (645 square feet) large. You will be able to reach the verandah from the living room. The verandah is equipped with sofas. From the verandah you will have a pleasant view of the garden.
Living Room 1
The furnishings of the first living room include three sofas. There is an elegant fireplace. In this room you will find a large flat-screen satellite television, a DVD player and a CD player. From the living room you will be able to enter the first patio and the garden through a French door.
The ceiling of the dining room is sloping and has characteristic exposed wood beams. The furnishings are elegant and refined, and include some antique pieces. The dining table can accommodate eight guests. The furnishings include an armchair. In this room you will find a piano(please contact us before making your reservation if you plan to use the piano, as we need to make sure that it is in working order). There is an age-old fireplace. From the dining room you will be able to enter the garden through two French doors. The room has a large panoramic window.
You will be able to enter the study from the dining room. The floor is paved with ancient terracotta tiles. The ceiling has characteristic exposed wood beams. The furnishings are elegant, and include some antique pieces. They include two armchairs and a desk. There is an elegant fireplace, for decorative purposes only. From the study you will be able to enter the first patio and the garden through a French door. Here you will also find a telephone.
You will be able to enter the kitchen from the dining room going down five steps. It is spacious and comfortable, equipped with a four-burner gas cooker, an electric oven, an American-style refrigerator with ice-maker, a dishwasher, a microwave oven, an Italian-style coffee-maker, an American-style coffee-maker (bring your filters!), a toaster and other small appliances. There is a big fireplace made of bricks. Here you will also find a washer/dryer. There is a table to seat six guests. From the kitchen a French door will take you to a small green area at the back of the house. The room has a window with a view of the garden.
The first bathroom is equipped with a washbasin, a toilet and a shower. You will be able to enter the bathroom from the study.
The half-bath is equipped with a washbasin and a toilet. You will be able to enter it from the kitchen climbing three steps. Top FloorBedroom 1
The first bedroom has a matrimonial bed (160 cm/62 inches, wider than a queen-size bed). In this room you will find a satellite television. The room has a window with a view of the garden.
Bedroom 2 with en-suite bathroom
The second bedroom has a matrimonial bed (160 cm/62 inches, wider than a queen-size bed). In this room you will find a satellite television. The room has a window. This bedroom has an en-suite bathroom, equipped with a washbasin, a toilet and a fully enclosed shower.
Bedroom 3 with en-suite bathroom
The third bedroom has two twin beds (80 cm/32 inches). The room has a window. This bedroom has an en-suite bathroom, equipped with a washbasin, a toilet and a bathtub.
The second bathroom is equipped with a washbasin, a toilet, a Jacuzzi bathtub and a hairdryer. You will be able to enter the bathroom from the corridor.
First AnnexLiving Room 2
You will be able to enter the second living room from the first patio going down 15 steps. The furnishings are simple and comfortable. The furnishings include two sofas and a divan that unfolds into a double bed. There is an elegant fireplace. From the living room you will be able to enter the garden through a French door. The room has a window.
Bedroom 4 with en-suite bathroom
You will be able to enter the fourth bedroom from the second living room. The furnishings are simple and comfortable. The room has a matrimonial bed (160 cm/62 inches, wider than a queen-size bed). The room has a window. This bedroom has an en-suite bathroom, equipped with a washbasin, a toilet and a bathtub with shower wand.
Second AnnexBedroom 5 with en-suite bathroom
You will be able to enter the fifth bedroom from the garden. The furnishings are simple and comfortable. The room has a matrimonial bed (160 cm/62 inches, wider than a queen-size bed). This bedroom has an en-suite bathroom, small and equipped with a washbasin, a toilet and a bathtub.
|Size||Sleeps up to 12, 5 bedrooms|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|General||TV, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Utilities||Dishwasher, Cooker, Fridge, Washing machine|
|Rooms||5 bedrooms, 6 bathrooms of which 6 Family bathrooms|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden|
The Umbria region
Umbria, located in the middle of the Italian peninsula, above Latium (the region of Rome) and next to Tuscany, is the only region of Italy that does not have access to the Mediterranean. Despite this, it possesses, as you might have already heard, a "vocation for beauty".
The region is well known for its picturesque settings, the lightness and purity of the air, the presence of thermal and mineral water springs, the lakes and rivers and the spectacular waterfalls. Here life flows slowly, and people like to cling to their ancient traditions, keeping them alive through history.
Umbria is a region of mountains, hills and valleys. It is crossed by the Appenines mountains, which often slope down into gentle hills and allow for charming valleys crossed by rivers, such as the Tiber valley (the Tiber will eventually reach Rome) and the Nera valley, through which the Chiascio and Topino Rivera flow. In such a varied landscape expect to find the largest waterfall of Italy, Le Marmore, as well as lakes of volcanic origin, such as Lake Trasimeno and Lake Piediluco.
Umbria is also a region of small medieval town and villages, artistic gems which have maintained their original aspect and are at a short distance from one another. They all preserve noteworthy works of art, in the churches, in the art galleries and in the characteristic squares. The mystery of the Etruscan stones, the boldness of the Roman works, the pureness of the Christian architecture and the mildness of the Renaissance paintings are all to be found within the borders of Umbria. Those who have browsed a tourist guide will recognize the names of Perugia, Gubbio, Spoleto, Todi, Orvieto, Assisi, Spello, Trevi, Cascia, Norcia -- a few of the most notable towns of Umbria.
And when it is time to sit at the table, in Umbria you will find a solid culinary tradition, simple yet tasty, based on what the land has to offer: olive oil, hog, lamb, durham wheat pasta of the best quality and the colombaccio, the wood-pigeon that Umbrians love. The gourmets will also be able to feast on the black truffle of the Norcia region, exported from Umbria all over the world.
Orvieto is a small town in central Italy, situated almost exactly halfway between Rome and Florence, and celebrated for its cathedral and wine. Perched on an isolated mass of volcanic rock, it dominates the bridge where the road between these two cities crosses the river Paglia. Just above this point the Paglia has been joined by the Chiana, and five miles to the east the two flow into the Tiber; the bridge is not a very long one, but it is the longest on the Val di Chiana-Arezzo route from Rome to Florence.
Orvieto boasts deep Etruscan roots: inhabited this area between the IX and the VIII centuries BC. Anciently called Velzna, it used to be a flourishing settlement, whose economy was based on the local production of ceramics (known as "buccheri") and the bronze working.
The locals fought for years against the Roman expansionist policy, but unfortunately the enemies occupied and razed it to the ground, in 254 BC. Some citizens were forced to move up the hills surrounding the lake Bolsena.
The barbarians Alaric I (king of the Visigoths from 395–410 and the first Germanic leader to take the city of Rome) and later Odoacer (435–493) conquered the city setting numerous cruel battles.
Agilulf - called the Thuringian, king of the Lombards - conquered Orvieto in 596 and, later on, thanks to the religious reform wanted by Otto III, the city saw the construction of abbeys and monasteries all around.
Of the town's history in the early Middle Ages almost nothing is known, but from the twelfth century until the fourteenth it was an independent republic within the States of the Church (through the Cardinal Albornoz), and thereafter it fell under the sway of a succession of tyrants, some of them local, others from neighbouring towns, others papal Vicars; it continued to form part of the Patrimony of St Peter until the unification of Italy in 1860.
The Dome is doubtless the most important architectural oeuvre in town. A Gothic-Romanesque building built between 1290 and 1320, with a stunning façade decorated with polychrome marbles and mosaics. Inside, you must have a look at the fresco exhibited in the Chapel of St Brizio, made by Luca Signorelli in 1499.
Close to the Dome is Palazzo Soliano, ex papal residence that now homes the Museum of Medieval Art.
Another must see is the Well of St Patrizio, by Antonio Sangallo, made during the first twenty years of the XVI century: it shows a famous double spiral staircase, used to get down the well.
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