The house is located in a unique position in front of the rock of Orvieto, with a sensational view on the old city. Surrounded by a large estate with olive trees, in an Etruscan area with wonderful walks, it's the perfect place to relax and dream!.
At la Finestra of Orvieto, warm hospitality and breathtaking panorama will make your holiday an unforgettable experience. The ancient stone house, recently renovated, is located on the beautiful hills in front of Orvieto and has probably the most beautiful view of the old Etruscan town of all Orvieto area. The owners, the Di Croce family, live year-round in a separate wing of the house and take care with love of its maintenance and of guests well-being.
The house, with its oak-beamed ceilings and stone walls recapitulates the atmosphere of ancient Umbrian houses. At the ground floor, there are a living room with fireplace, reading room, large kitchen with dining area and one bathroom. At the first floor, there are three bedrooms and two bathrooms. The house can accomodate 7 people in bedrooms and 2 on a sofa bed. An outdoor table and the panoramic terrace are also at guests' disposal.
Guests are given every assistance to ensure that the holiday proceeds in a perfect way. The owners provide multilingual tourist information (english, spanish, french) and tips on how to best spend the time available. Cooking classes, cake design classes and organized activities (food/wine tasting, archeological visits, farm visiting, sightseeing) are available on request.
The medieval village of Porano is only 3 km from the house and offers all the services (bank, food shops, post office) while the city of Orvieto, at just 6 Km, offers art, history , music, shopping and cultural activities of all kinds. The surroundings of the house offer great walks and visits to an ancient monastery and etruscan tombs. The garden, with its olive trees, is the perfect place to relax or sunbathe.
La Finestra su Orvieto provides the conditions for a perfect vacation : beautiful nature , spectacular views, a warm and familiar hospitality and short distance to some of the most beautiful places in central Italy: Orvieto (6 km), Civita di Bagnoregio (15 Km), Lake Bolsena (15 Km), Todi , Assisi , Spoleto, Viterbo.
Guests have access to the 3-acres garden (shared with the owners) and the panoramic terrace. Free parking is available in the garden. Wireless connection is available (free).
We like to talk with guests if they like, and to help them choosing the best things to do during their vacation.
We are proud to stay in one of the most fascinating places in the Orvieto area and we like to share with our guests the beauty of the place.
The house is accessible mainly by car. A public bus stop is located 1 Km. The owners can provide an shuttle service to Orvieto train station (on request, not included in the price) .
In winter, the house is heated with an ecological heating system. We use mainly eco-friendly detergents for laundry and house cleaning to protect the environment around us.
Beyond expectations! We all enjoyed our short stay very much; the beautiful house, the surroundings, the amazing views and of course Ann's warm hospitality made us feel at home. The house is very spacious and offered plenty of room for our company of six (three couples). After a busy day it was wonderful to come back home into the quiet and serene ambiance. I am sure that we will return one day!
We thoroughly enjoyed our time at the beautiful home of Ann and Paolo. They are kind and generous hosts who made us feel very welcome (like family) and gave us great suggestions for things to see and do in the surrounding area. The breathtaking views of Orvieto from their terrace are beyond words and Ann provided us with wonderful treats (grown on their property) to enjoy with our wine as we watched the sunset and took in our surroundings. The accommodations were amazing - Ann has taken great care to provide all the amenities one would need to be comfortable. The rooms are spacious and clean, and everything is in good working order. Ann has also compiled a book with much information to educate her guests about the area, including its flora and fauna, and the Etruscan tombs within walking distance. The rustic building and surroundings are what one envisions when dreaming of a retreat in the Italian countryside. Also, there was ample parking for our car and her directions helped us get around the area very easily. We were beyond pleased with our experience with Ann, Paolo and their family. I highly recommend this experience and we plan to return in the future!
Dear Denise, thank you for your wonderful review, we were so touched!
I collected info on the oil shipping: unfortunately it's extremely expensive, it would cost approximately 150 euros for 5 litres! However, it seems that you could take the oil (well-packed) in your checked luggage. In this case, if you are in Rome in these days, maybe I can manage to meet you and give you the oil.
In any case, thank you so much again,