Living room with view of fireplaceBalcony overlooking interior garden

Quiet Urban Hill Town Retreat

Entire home/apt
4 Guests
2 Bedrooms
2 Beds
Per Night
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About this listing

Beautiful traditional apartment in the centre of one of Italy's foremost 'città d'arte', a few hundred metres from the Cathedral. Ideal as a base for travel in and around Umbria's historic hill towns, vineyards and Etruscan archaeological sites.

Living room with view of fireplace

Living room with view of fireplace

The Space
Accommodates: 4
Bathrooms: 2
Bedrooms: 2
Beds: 2
Room type: Entire home/apt


Extra people: $23 / night after 2 guests
Cleaning Fee: $46
Security Deposit: $231
Weekly discount: 20%
Cancellation: Moderate


The Space

Traditionally-furnished apartment on first floor with large living room, eat-in kitchen, 2 double bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, balcony with table and chairs overlooking courtyard garden.

Guest Access

Full and exclusive use of the apartment. There is no elevator, however only one flight of stairs is required to enter the apartment.

Interaction with Guests

Neighbour and caretaker will check you in and out, and look after guests as much as they wish. Do you need a sauce for tonight's pasta? Ask Sestilia and she will organise it for you at a minimal cost. Owner is in Rome and happy to meet guests passing through the eternal city.

The Neighborhood

Very central location in the extraordinarily well-preserved historic hilltown of Orvieto founded by the Etruscans in the ninth century BC and used as a Papal retreat during the Middle Ages and early Renaissance. The apartment is a stone's throw from Italy's most spectacular medieval cathedral.

Getting Around

Orvieto is a real town perched on top of a cliff overlooking the Tiber valley. Most everything is around the corner--fresh pasta, wonderful butcher, bakery, cafès, bookstore and nice shops, theatre, post office--not to mention the ceramics and traditional linens of the region. The cable car ride up from the train station plus little bus to the Cathedral square is about 30 minutes. If you plan to drive there is a public parking lot that is a 20-minute walk.

Other Things to Note

The bedrooms are comfortable and quiet, and face onto an interior garden. Although there is no air-conditioning, the apartment is insulated with thick walls and cross ventilation, so that the temperature is pleasant even in the middle of summer.

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House Rules

This is a home. We ask that you treat it and its contents as if it were your aunt's house. Please do not smoke inside the apartment. Although a cleaning service is provided at the end of your stay, please do your best to leave the place as you find it.

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3 nights minimum stay
Balcony overlooking interior garden

Balcony overlooking interior garden

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Rome, Italy · Member since January 2014

I am an architectural historian and conservation planner living and working in Rome for 30 years.

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