Ancient farmhouse with amazing view

House - Entire home/apt · Porano, Umbria 05010, Italy

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!.

The Space

La Finestra su Orvieto (The window on Orvieto) is not simply a vacation house, but a place full of magic. The ancient stonehouse is located in a unique position in front of the rock of Orvieto and the old city and has the most spectacular view of the entire Orvieto area. The house and its olive groves estate are within an etruscan archeological area with great walks and wonderful panoramas.
The guest house (250 square meters) is composed by three bedrooms and two bathrooms (first floor), large kitchen with dining area, living room with fireplace, reading room and bathroom (ground floor). 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.
Guests are given full 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.
La Finestra su Orvieto provides the conditions for a perfect vacation: a nature of incredible beauty, inspiring views, a warm and familiar hospitality and short distance to some of the best spots in central Italy: Orvieto (8 km), Civita di Bagnoregio (15 Km), Lake Bolsena (15 Km), Todi , Assisi , Spoleto, Viterbo.

Guest Access

Guests have access to the 3-acres garden (shared with the owners), the panoramic terrace and an exclusive sunbathing terrace with solar showers. Free parking is available in the garden. Wireless connection is available (free).

Interaction with Guests

We like to talk with guests if they like, and to help them to plan their vacation at best.

The Neighborhood

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.

Getting around

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) .

Other Things to Note

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.

Room type: Entire home/apt
Accommodates: 7
Bedrooms: 3
Bathrooms: 3
Beds: 7
Minimum Stay: 2 nights
Cleaning Fee: $43
Check In: 2:00 PM
Check Out: 11:00 AM
Cancellation: Moderate
Pet Owner: Some pets

Overall Guest Satisfaction

Check In
  • This is a beautiful farmhouse run by an extremely helpful hostess. We were thrilled with the level of comfort and the stunning views of Orvieto.

    March 2014
  • ABSOLUTELY WONDERFUL! My family and I had an excellent time visiting the surrounding area and we could not have received better tips and advice from our great hosts.
    Great location, view, and accommodations.
    Thank you Ann for a memorable family vacation.
    See you again in a few months!

    March 2014
    Response from Ann:

    Dear Brian,
    thank you so much. We look forward to see you and your family again this summer. Ann & Paolo

  • 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!

    November 2013
  • 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!

    September 2013
    Response from Ann:

    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,

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Mi interesso di scienza, giardinaggio e cucina. Ho due meravigliosi bambini, un cane molto affettuoso e due gatte. Mi piace far sentire gli ospiti a loro agio e offrirgli cose buone da mangiare!
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