Apartment | 1 bedrooms | sleeps 4
The apartment is comprised of four rooms: a full kitchen with dining area and fireplace, living room with pull-out double bed, bedroom with queen bed (or twin beds configuration available with advanced request) and bathroom with shower and heated towel rail. Wireless high-speed Internet is included in the rental price. The total area of the apartment is 55 sq. m. (550 sq. ft.). There is a wood pellet stove in the apartment which provides easy and inexpensive heating for those cooler mornings and evenings in early spring and autumn. The saltwater swimming pool (available during the summer months in daylight hours) overlooks the villa's olive grove. There is a small garden dining area available for guests near the pool with stunning views overlooking the valley towards Todi.
There is an additional bedroom (the Pink Room), which could be used in conjunction with the apartment, available upon request. This room is situated across the hall from the apartment kitchen on the same floor. The additional cost of this room is 125 euros per week and comprises of two single/twin beds.
There is a second rental unit available on the top floor which comprises of a 'double' bedroom with ensuite bathroom - this bedroom has the most breathtaking views in the house of the valley and mountains towards Todi and on to Perugia. It has a small bar size fridge with kettle so guests can be partially independent as they also have the use of the BBQ in the garden. The cost of this unit is euros 350 per week (7 nights). Of course, use of the pool and garden is included in this price. It is ideal for a couple or single person who wants to see this beautiful part of Italy but does not want the cost of a full self contained apartment.
This stunningly beautiful part of Umbria is ideal for a painting holiday, there is endless inspiration for artists so bring your paints and enjoy. It is also a wonderful area for walking, short or long, take a picnic lunch and go off for the day.
|Size||Sleeps up to 4, 1 bedrooms|
|Will consider||Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest Amenities||3 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Perugia 45 km, Nearest railway: Orvieto 30 km|
|Family friendly||Suitable for children over 5|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Log fire, Internet access|
|General||Central heating, TV, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Hair dryer|
|Rooms||1 bedroom, 1 bathrooms of which 1 En suites|
|Furniture||1 Sofa beds, Double beds (1), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 4|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Shared garden, BBQ|
|Further details indoors|
The apartment is very bright and airy so combined with views of the 10th century walled 'borgo' from the living room and stunning landscapes vista from the bedroom it is an artists paradise.
|Further details outdoors|
If reading and solitude are what you crave then you can find a quiet spot overlooking the pool and olive grove. Life in this part of Umbria has not changed much over the centuries and the village bells still ring three times a day to signify the rhythm of country life. Walk up to the piazza for a cappuccino and soak up the local atmosphere.
Use of a washing machine, with outdoor drying facilities, can be arranged with the owners.
Although this rental is listed as not suitable for children under 5 our property policy is for children of a minimum of 10 years of age.
The Umbria region
There are stunning views from the village of the famous Tiber River and gorge before it flows into Lago di Corbara (Lake Corbara) which is a 15 mins. drive away. For those who like to be near water, there are two other lakes in the area – Lago di Bolsena and Lago di Trasimeno. Acqualoreto is no more than a one hour drive to many of Umbria’s fabled hilltop towns: Todi (20 mins.), Orvieto (35 mins.), Perugia (45 mins.), Assisi (1 hr), Spoleto (1 hr), Montefalco (45 mins.). In addition, an important archaeological site, the Roman town of Carsulae is only 30 mins. away. There is a site with Etruscan tombs near Montecchio, a short drive from the village and an Etruscan necropolis at the base of the cliffs of Orvieto.
Acqualoreto has a bar and a small restaurant “La Cruccola” in the piazza. There is an excellent local pizzeria / restaurant (Rosa dei Venti) serving typical Umbrian dishes only 10 mins. drive away. There are no shops in the village but there is a small store in Morre (5 mins. drive) and a larger supermarket in Collelungo (7 mins. drive). A full array of stores and services are available in Todi and Orvieto.
Having a car is essential to enable you to explore this enchanting part of Italy.
Cultural - There are many beautiful medieval cities and towns to visit in the area, many of them walled and positioned on hilltops. They all boast wonderful medieval architecture and some of the churches, for example, the cathedrals in Orvieto and Assisi are World Heritage Sites. Most cities have museums in historic buildings where art collections and archaeological artefacts are displayed.
There are numerous festivals in the region which take place throughout the year with many originating during the Middle Ages. The people of Umbria proudly maintain the historical traditions of their ancestors with period costumes, dancing and food. There is an internationally acclaimed arts festival in Spoleto every summer and the Umbria Jazz Festival in Perugia (July) often brings in famous musicians and singers for the Festival. Another well-known event in Perugia is the International Chocolate Festival which takes place every October, not to be missed by any serious chocolate-lover. Montefalco hosts a big wine festival in mid/late September, featuring the famed local Sagrantino wine. Not to be forgotten is Aqualoreto's own festa week leading up to Ferragosto (August 15th which is Italy's most celebrated holiday) - this week consists of dinners and music in the piazza.
Last but not least is our own olive harvest which takes place in early November.
Outdoor and Sports - The countryside in Umbria offers many opportunities to enjoy outdoor activities such as walking and hiking. There are signposted routes in the area around Todi, the Tiber Nature Reserve and Lago di Corbara. Cycling and mountain biking are also very popular as the countryside provides for both simple and challenging cycling routes but all with beautiful views. Other activities include watersports on Lago di Corbara, Lago di Bolsena and Lago di Trasimeno.
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20 Jul 2014
"FABULOUS VIEWS AND HOSPITALITY"
My wife and I joined friends already staying at Vila Sogno, in the gorgeous little hilltop village of Acqualoreto, in order to celebrate her 60th. birthday, and from the minute we arrived we were so g… More
15 Oct 2011
We have enjoyed staying at "Villa Sogno" with our family in different seasons. The apartment is large, comfortable, well furnished, and fully equipped, with a pool that is easily accessible and large enough to swim lengths as opposed to being simply for paddling. It's a relaxing and enjoyable place to stay, with hosts that genuinely seem to care that you are comfortable and make every effort to anticipate your needs.
The house location is great - right in the middle of Acqualoreto village with immediate access to the piazza which contains a small but superb restaurant and a friendly bar for coffee, croissants, or something stronger if preferred.
Acqualoreto is the middle of the beautiful countryside of Umbria, above the Tiber River, and there are numerous places of cultural and historic interest nearby. The well-known towns of Orvieto, Todi, and Perugia are all less than 30 minutes away, and the beautiful cities of Florence and Siena are also easily accessible.
Overal, definitely a 5-star recommendation!
28 Sep 2011
"Tranquillity and beauty in idyllic location"
Located in small hilltop village midway between Todi and Orvieto, and convenient to the major renaissance centres, this is a seriously good, well hidden, find. The owners are English speakers, and really know their stuff, recommending places I've never heard of, even after 10+visits to central Italy (like Bagna Reggio - go there!). The house itself has stunning views, but know you're hiking up two flights of steps to get to the apartment, where the views are possibly even better. Nice swimming pool (it had just been opened in early June), and lovely area to sit outside and watch that endless Italian landscape. Everything in the apartment worked well, with a good shower to ease the bones after walking all day. Good local pizza joint (ask for directions), but recognise you'll need a car if you want to get around.
28 Sep 2011
"Looking forward to a return visit!"
The Accommodation was spacious, immaculate, very attractively laid out and decorated, and very comfortable. The surrounding countryside was lovely, and I was able to do day trips easily to Orvieto, Asissi, Todi and Perugia. The train station, about 25 minutes away in Orvieto, was handy for trips I took to Rome and Florence.I'm planning a return trip to celebrate a milestone birthday of my husband. The owners, my host and hostess, were really knowledgeable about Umbria specifically, and had lots of handy suggestions. Next time I will visit more of their suggested spots, which will be a lot of fun for us.
27 Sep 2011
"This rental was fantastic!"
We have been here in the summer and really had fun! There were all sorts of festivals happening... wine festivals, focaccia festivals, and gelato festivals. So much fun. The apartment was great, spacious, and very clean. The view from the pool was absolutely breathtaking, lavender and olive trees all around. The village of Aqualoreto was beautiful and the bar in the piazza was really handy. We spent a lot of time there! Lots going on on the local area in Todi and Orvieto (love the wine!) and the scenic drives! There was a great pizzeria near by called Rosa De Venti... the best pizza we have ever had. The trains from Orvieto (only 40 mins from the rental) will have you in Rome and Florence in under 2 hours. The coast was easily accesible as well.
Great vacation and will be going back!
1 Sep 2011
"The perfect holiday."
Rosemary and Brian were very helpful,even to the point of following us down to the garage when our aircon failed to work. They gave us tips where to visit places of interest and helpfull places to park the car.
The apartment had everything you needed,a real home from home and it was clean with plenty of towells and linen.
We were left alone to use the pool by ourselves.It was allways clean and being salt water you never came out smelling of chemicals nor did it sting your eyes.
The view was outstanding-stunning!
The steps leading up to the apartment were safe and the apartment comes with its own patch of gargen complete with gas bbq and outdoor dining area-perfect!
This house is set in a fabulouse little village that still has a heart to it.We will definatly be going back!
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