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Rubbiano House

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Very Good 4.5/5 Score from 6 reviews

from £94 /night

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Fabulous, traditional, Umbrian detached house in its own huge grounds and gardens

Manor House | 4 bedrooms | sleeps 10

Key Info
  • Nearest beach 70 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner
  • Private garden

Large private pool included in rate, 8 miles away, at our Villa Marianna, where we also have a restaurant. Or, if you prefer, you can take a picnic!

Wifi included in rate.

Shower in garden.

A stunningly beautiful and peaceful setting, just 3 minutes drive from central Spoleto (1.5 kms), you feel you are in the country.

The grounds are vast and there are shady gardens all around.

The house is very large, comfortable and spacious with plenty of private nooks and crannies to relax and chill.

And, if you want instant access to bars, restaurants, shops, museums, churches, theatre, shows etc, then, look no further ! Central Spoleto has all that. At the same time, there are an abundance of country restaurants too. And, while, we offer our large Villa Marianna pool, 8 miles away, free of charge, there is a beautiful public pool just a few minutes drive away.

The house has 4 bedrooms and has official sleeping space for 10 persons. One of the bedrooms is a family room and can sleep up to 5 persons. Therefore, it can comfortably sleep up to 10 persons in the bedrooms, IF 5 people slept in the family bedroom, which consists of a double bed on the ground floor and 3 single beds on a mezzanine floor.

Detached, in its own large private grounds, panoramic views stretching towards Assisi.

Up market but very comfortably furnished.

Child-friendly, safe environment.

Spectacular views from every window.

Beautiful walks in the grounds.

Size Sleeps up to 10, 4 bedrooms
Nearest beach San Benedetto Del Tronto 70 km
Will consider Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month)
Access Car advised
Nearest Amenities 250 m
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Rome, Perugia or Ancona 50 km, Nearest railway: Spoleto 2.5 km
Family friendly Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility
Notes Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Log fire, Internet access, DVD player
Pool Shared outdoor pool (unheated)
General Central heating, TV, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Cooker, Fridge, Freezer
Rooms 4 bedrooms
Furniture Double beds (10), Single beds (14), Dining seats for 32, Lounge seats for 20
Other Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair
Outdoors Shared outdoor pool (unheated), Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ
Access Secure parking

About this location

The Umbria region

Unlike Tuscany, where Chianti has been dubbed, Chianti-shire, referring to the invasion of the Brits from the British home counties over the past 50 years, Umbria has remained “unpolluted” by tourism. Indeed, you can drive along stunningly beautiful country roads, over mountains and through valleys, and never see another car ! Naturally, this keeps the prices down since the many restaurants, trattorias and pizzerias, all competing with each other, depend on local trade the year round for their income.

A trip to Umbria is a trip back in time. Mediaeval mists stretch across endless landscapes. A land of traditions and rich culture. A magnificently, unspoiled area of rolling, forested hills, sprawling grassy meadows covered with flowers, olive groves, vineyards, lakes and valleys. Dotted with picturesque medieval villages, perched on hill-tops, Umbria is famous for its cuisine………….truffle, boar, porcini mushrooms, fine wines from Orvieto and Montefalco and the friendliness and hospitality of its people. Still, the most important topic of conversation is food. Everything stops for lunch, the most important meal of the day for young and old !

The “hot-spots” of Umbria eg Perugia, Orvieto, Montefalco, Todi, Spello, Norcia, Casteluccio, Trevi, Gubbio, with Spoleto at their cultural centre, have festivals throughout the year, celebrating truffle, chocolate, various pastas, asparagus and boar – all in a context of song, dance, choral music and orchestra. The Spoleto festival is also known as the Festival of Two Worlds.

But, the Spoleto area is the most interesting place to stay in Umbria, not only because of its central location. It combines ancient and modern, simplicity and sophistication, town and country, and, the richest of cultural heritages, bound up in the handful of aristocratic families, who have owned and controlled Spoleto, since the turn of the century, with love and respect for their land. Now, the young ones are in power and are keen to open up Spoleto to the rest of the world, to show off their traditional farming methods, their cuisine and just the sheer beauty of the place.

To stay anywhere else, you risk missing the ultimate experience, the complex mix of food, fashion, religion, architecture, bars, churches, museums, art galleries, arched, cobbled streets, older than Rome…all to be found in and around this most famous city of all, Spoleto, the city of the rich and famous and, up until now, Italy's best kept secret !


The historic centre of Spoleto, about 2 miles from Rubbiano House, is close to Assisi, Foligno, Trevi, Bevagna, Perugia, Todi, Orvieto, San Gemini, and Gubbio. It is about 1.5 hours to Lake Bolsena, Lake Trasimeno, Rome, 5 hours to Venice, 4 hours to Naples and 2.5 hours to Pisa, Sienna and Florence.

A favourite for Italians, the tiny city of Spoleto looks like a fairy tale book, come alive. Just 0.7 miles from Spoleto By The Pool, you can enter the walls of this tiny, exquisite city, meander in its cobbled, arched streets and feel the spirit of Spoleto's fascinating past immersed in every stone and cobble. A place where fantasy meets reality and anything could happen !

Lounge in bars, gelaterie and restaurants or, don your walking kit and set off into the hills, treading in the foot-prints of millions of pilgrims who have trod the trails of St Francis, since the 12C. In 15 minutes, from anywhere in Spoleto, you can be in the mountains, immersed in spectacular scenery. Bright green valleys, hills covered with olive groves, thick woodland, monasteries, castles and tiny villages dotted here and there – magical !

There is a flash tennis club in the centre. And, there is pony trekking in the nearby hills. Other activities include swimming, fishing, cycling, cooking courses, wine-tasting, truffle-trails as well as day trips to Florence and Rome.


Packed with monasteries, churches, art galleries and ancient monuments, Spoleto is a feast for those who hallow the good life. You can pray, eat, sing, dance, hike, fish, taste the finest wines and olive oils, learn to cook like Mama or like a top Italian chef (what's the difference ?)....or, simply meander through the arched and cobbled lanes, lined by crooked stone walls and faded pink, ochre and sienna washed, higgledy piggledy pallazzos, with ornately curved iron balconies, a deep blue sky punctuating every gap between the silhouetted shapes.....and, marvel at this God given place, a tiny city that predates Rome, where the indigenous inhabitants regard themselves as the ONLY true Italians, apart from the Venetians and the Florentines.

Come here and you see Italy in the raw. In the last 20 years, many Italians have settled here, Spoleto having always been a favourite for the Italian. And, thanks to them, Spoleto offers the finest cuisine from every corner of Italy, the locals are the friendliest you will find and the diversity of the Italian populus makes Spoleto a really fun place to stay because all these Italians have brought with them their own local customs and practices from their home towns, whether it be flag waving, ceramics or shoe making. Here, you have it all. But, for me, best of all is the wine, the truffles, the olive oil, the gelato, the cappucino, the pizza. So much of it is my favourite, it is impossible to single out one thing......maybe the cloudless blue skies, the sun and the purply pink tipped mountains.

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20 Jul 2014


"Rustic pleasure"

The house is on a steep hill down a country road and requires considerable skill to negotiate into when the road is wet and it is dark. The house is on 3 floors. The kitchen/ dining in the basement a… More

It was unfortunate for our reviewer that they thought the pool was closed. Indeed, the large pool at our Villa Marianna was open. Maybe they went to the wrong place.

Had they alerted us accordingly, we would have directed them correctly along the beautiful and quiet country road, about 7 miles, used by the famous Giro D'Italia bicycle race, to the large pool with its sensational views.

Or, it may be that they arrived at the pool but because it was empty (which it often is) and because there is no attendant, they mistakenly thought it was closed.

A mystery !

Ciao, ciao, Norma

17 Jul 2014


"A charming old house with lovely surroundings"

Six of us stayed there for a week. Although we love eating out in Italy we couldn't resist this wonderful setting - so we cooked and stayed in few times. We had few problems - the WiFi rarely w… More

25 Aug 2013



We had a great time. The house was perfect. We do recommend the rental.Just one thing : dogs at the swimming pool at Mariana House were very excited trying to play with my 5 years old daughter who… More

We are very sorry that some dogs were at the swimming pool. We do not allow dogs at Villa Marianna. If dogs are seen, they should always be reported to us immediately. In the country, sometimes sheep dogs may stray onto another person's property. Thankfully, this is rare. And, it is unfortunate that it happened on this occasion. I do hope our reviewer reported it to us, immediately she saw the dogs. If she did, we would have had them removed immediately. We have a groundsman on hand all the time to deal promptly with anything untoward happening at Villa Marianna, in the grounds or relating to the pool.

12 Aug 2013


"far from the madding crowd ...but not too far"

After seeing the photos of Rubbiano house, We could not wait to actually be there, we were not disappointed. The house is full of charm, the rooms are vast and fresh. we are a family of 7, ages rangi… More

10 Aug 2013


"So relaxing and comfortable"

Rubbiano House was perfect for us. A very accommodating and comfortable home, nicely furnished, located in the hills above Spoleto. Lovely views of the countryside. Plenty of room, including a huge c… More

We will be making a few improvements for next year. For instance, in the garden will be a shower. There are already sunbeds, an outside dining table + chairs and a brolly. And, we have installed a new washing machine.

However, we are keen to keep this large and very comfortable family house, with 4 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, an enormous sitting room (seats 8) and an equally enormous dining room with a separate breakfast area at one end (seats 10), just 3 kms from the historic centre of Spoleto, set in acres of its own private land, beautiful country views from all windows, at the affordable weekly rate of between 890 euros and 990 euros/week, to sleep 8 persons. Indeed, the house can sleep up to 10 persons, at an extra 50 euros for each extra person.

The rate also includes high speed WiFi.

19 Feb 2012


"A Vacation to Remember!"

A vacation to remember!After our long trip, we loved the friendly welcome this beautiful house in Umbria provided for us.The house is spacious, comfortable, and well furnished.We enjoyed everything,… More

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