Molinazzo Grande – Umbria – Orvieto

Accommodates 14 - 7 Bedrooms - 7.5 Baths - Tennis - Pool - Wi-Fi - A/C

Villa Molinazzo has been one of our greatest success stories. Its Roman owners did it up, inside and out, with superb taste, and it is as close to perfect as any country house we know. Views of the surrounding countryside are really magnificent. And the location in Southern Umbria is one of our absolute favorites in all Italy. Orvieto and Todi are the biggest “name” towns nearby; there are dozens of interesting, less heralded villages in the area.

Pool with heart-stopping view from Molinazzo luxury country vacation villa in Umbria for up to 14 people The lovely hilltown of Montecchio is closest. Other beautiful spots include Narni, Lugnano, and antique-shop-filled Amelia – all largely undiscovered by foreign tourists. One of the most charming hilltowns in all of Italy, Civita di Bagnoregio, is a short drive over the border into the region of Lazio, as is Viterbo, a provincial capital with one of Italy’s most interesting medieval quarters.

Why, you might even hear Italian spoken on occasion! If you’re in search of Chianti/Disneyland, this isn’t it; instead, this area still retains something of the authentic about it.

At the same time, this location does allow you to make easy daytrips to all the more well-known towns in southern Umbria – Todi, Spoleto, Spello, Assisi, Perugia – as well as to some of Italy’s most spectacular gardens. Not many Americans get to gardens such as Bomarzo, Villa Lante, or Villa Farnese, but they are fascinating and well worth the visit. Bomarzo, in particular, is great for children, as are the Cascate delle Marmore, among Italy’s most famous waterfalls. Rome can be easily visited by train for the day.

Surrounding the house are extremely well-maintained grounds. Several charming pathways lead up to the swimming pool which enjoys a fantastic view of the house itself, together with the grounds and surrounding countryside.

With more-or-less equal bedrooms, all with en-suite baths, Molinazzo is an ideal house for couples traveling together, for an extended family, or for two or three families with children. Molinazzo is one of our top properties.

    • Beautiful grounds planted with roses, chestnuts, cypresses, and olive trees
    • Outdoor living room with comfortable seating
    • Covered outdoor dining space with table comfortably seating 14 persons
    • Other outdoor spaces and terraces for lounging, socializing, reading, and cocktails alfresco
    • Entry sitting room/den with satellite TV, VCR, DVD player, stereo/CD player, and computer
    • Spacious and comfortably furnished living room with lovely views
    • Dining room with fireplace and table seating 16
    • Double eat-in kitchen, with table seating 8 and antique cupboards/shelves formerly in an 18th-century pharmacy
    • Master bedroom suite with indivisible matrimonial bed, adjacent small sitting room, walk-in closet, air-conditioning, and direct access to the outside
    • En-suite bath with tub and hand-held shower and separate stall shower
    • Guest half-bath with sink and WC
    • Bedroom with fireplace, indivisible matrimonial bed, walk-in closet, and direct access to outside
    • En-suite shower room
    • Two bedrooms, each with divisible matrimonial bed
    • En-suite shower rooms
    • Bedroom with divisible matrimonial bed
    • En-suite bathroom with tub and hand-held shower
    • Bedroom with divisible matrimonial bed and direct access to outside
    • En-suite shower room
    • Bedroom with indivisible matrimonial bed with direct access to outside
    • Adjacent shower room
    • Laundry room with 2 washing machines and dryer (the latter for staff use only)
    • Montecchio/Guardea – nearest villages – 3km
    • Orvieto – 20km
    • Todi – 35km
    • Viterbo – 40km
    • Baschi – 15 km
    • Rome – 120km
    • Rome Fiumicino airport – 140km
    • Rome Ciampino airport – 125km

    We love this house. The owners will do anything and everything to make your stay a pleasant and memorable one.

    Bedrooms are almost, but not perfectly, equal. The downstairs bedroom suite is definitely superior to the other bedrooms, but not fatally so. We have sent up to 7 couples here, and no one left resenting the fact that one couple had a slightly “better” bedroom than the others.

    In the present context of elevated rental prices, Molinazzo offers you one of the best price-quality ratios you can find, especially in low and shoulder seasons.


    • Gardener/pool maintenance several times per week
    • Contact Vacanza Bella regarding other services and amenities
    • Fireplaces
    • Tennis court, with an excellent surface
    • Swimming pool, 7 x 15 meters
    • Air-conditioning in bedrooms, individually controlled
    • Internet
    • Computer
    • Telephone
    • Window screens in bedrooms
    • Satellite TV (Sky)
    • CD player
    • DVD player
    • 2 clothes washers and dryer (the latter for staff use)
    • Dishwasher
    • 5-burner stovetop
    • Microwave
    • Barbecue
    • Iron and ironing board
    • Cribs/cots and high chairs
    • 23 Jun - 25 Aug

    • 31 Mar - 23 Jun
      25 Aug - 29 Sep
      22 Dec - 5 Jan 2019

    • Other Periods


    Minimum Stay: 1 week
    Arrival: Saturday, but flexible in mid and low season
    Extras: Tourist tax; air-conditioning metered
    Pool open: May 12 - Sep 29