Luxury Villas in Umbria, Italy

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Our collection of luxury villas in Umbria includes some of the most stylish and charming properties in Italy. They are dotted around the rolling hills and each one has views to die for. They have been created by lovingly restoring ancient stone farmhouses to the highest possible standard and with impeccable interior design. Each luxury villa is a design masterpiece, decorated with panache, and fits perfectly into the charming landscape of Umbria.

For gourmands, Umbria is heaven. Vineyards and olive groves abound and the fresh local produce is truly world class.

Villa Frangipani
Umbria, Italy

All the best things come in small packages. The bijou and beautiful Frangipani is a guest house in the grounds of a large private farmhouse on the Reschio estate, and available when the farmhouse is unoccupied. The perfect romantic retreat for a...

1 Bedrooms
Sleeps 2
From €6,035 per week

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Villa Dragoncello
Umbria, Italy

You haven’t known the true meaning of ‘peace’ until you’ve stood on the terraces of Villa Dragoncello, looking out over the rolling Etruscan hills and breathing in the heady scent of lavender and rosemary. Inside, the 17th-century property...

3 Bedrooms
Sleeps 6
From €10,000 per week

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Villa Cadenza
Umbria, Italy

There’s nothing quite like the gentle warmth of the sun and a view of undulating hills to give a simple glass of wine on a terrace real ‘aaaah-factor’. Villa Cadenza is a luxury villa in Umbria that is all about simple pleasures, perfectly...

4 Bedrooms
Sleeps 8
From €3,000 per week

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Villa Papavero
Umbria, Italy

Villa Papavero is without doubt one of the most beautiful luxury holiday homes in Europe - a proper Tuscan palace. Perched high on a hill, commanding 360-degree views of its sublime surroundings, you’ll spot Papavero long before you drive...

5 Bedrooms
Sleeps 10
From €25,800 per week

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Villa Giglio
Umbria, Italy

For those seeking real seclusion and peace, Giglio is the answer. This simple yet luxurious holiday villa, looking out over the hills of Umbria, is located at the end of a 3km lane, making it a retreat in all senses of the word. The simple beauty...

5 Bedrooms
Sleeps 8 - 10
From €15,250 per week

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Villa Lauro
Umbria, Italy

The uniquely beautiful Villa Lauro is in a class of its own. This huge estate offers real seclusion and quiet, but with an arresting 360-degree view of the surrounding Tuscan valleys. The main house was once a farmhouse and watch tower, with parts...

6 Bedrooms
Sleeps 10 - 12
From €20,200 per week

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Villa Cipresso
Umbria, Italy

Perched on a tranquil hillside, the 17th-century Villa Cipresso is built around an old courtyard which incorporates two beautiful mulberry trees. With terracotta tiles and whitewashed walls, the property’s rich history has been thoroughly...

7 Bedrooms
Sleeps 10 - 14
From €18,950 per week

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Villa Paradiso
Umbria, Italy

There are stylish European villas, and then there are properties that are simply a bit more special than any other. This luxury villa in Umbria is one of the latter. Villa Paradiso is a simply stunning grand house nestled in the Umbrian hills...

7 Bedrooms
Sleeps 14
From €17,000 per week

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Destination Guide: Umbria

About Umbria

Umbria is a nature-lover’s paradise. A luxury villa holiday in Umbria is all about the scenery - the rolling hills, the tall cypresses... This land-locked region is so breathtakingly beautiful you don’t miss the sea at all.

Altogether quieter and with much smaller towns than its neighbouring Tuscany, Umbria is in many ways the richer for it. It’s certainly shaken off its image as the poor-man’s Tuscany. In fact, if peace, countryside, and food and drink are what you’ve come for, Umbria may be a better choice. You’re in the very ‘real’ heart of the country when on a luxury villa holiday here.

Umbria’s main hill towns, such as Perugia, Orvieto and Norcia, are all in reasonably close proximity so it’s easy to visit a few places in a day if you want to escape the quiet of your luxury villa. There’s lots to see in terms of history and culture - the UNESCO world heritage site of Assisi, the beautifully gothic duomo in Orvieto and Perugia, Umbria’s main town, with its historic centre.

You could do worse than choose to explore on a theme here. There are lots of itineraries following the wine, olive oil and religious trails which will take you all over the region and allow you to see the best of the countryside at the same time.

Best places to eat and drink in Umbria

Umbria is rich in gourmet specialities to try on a luxury holiday in Umbria. Norcia and Spoleti are the top spots for truffle hunting. Norcia is also known for its pork charcuterie, so you’ll find a fine lunch here. The best olive oil in Umbria is said to be found in Trevi, where the wine bars offer olive oil tastings. The local Sagrantino grapes make a fine red wine to wash it all down.

When you’re in Gubbio, Umbria’s oldest town, lunch at Taverna di Lupo would be a good choice. It’s been operating in its 14th-century premises for more than 30 years.

For a gourmet evening meal out of your luxury villa, serious foodies will enjoy the Michelin-starred Vissani, about 10 mile out of Orvieto, to which gourmands travel from all over Italy.

Best time to visit Umbria

July and August can be hot. A great time is late spring when the weather is clement and the countryside is at its lush best. Early autumn is equally pleasant if a little less green following summer.

What we love about Umbria

The pretty walled hilltop town of Todi is lovely to explore on a quiet day and has fabulous views of the surrounding countryside.

Luxury Villa Holidays in Umbria

 

Whether your ‘thing’ is nature, history, wine or gourmet food, you’ll find yourself well catered for in Umbria. Close your eyes and imagine gently rolling hills, olive groves, vineyards, cypress trees, endless sunshine, blue skies and the soothing scent of lavender. 

 

Now you have a sense of what this luxury villa destination in Italy has to offer. In fact, this land-locked region is so picturesque, you don’t miss the sea at all. Peace, countryside and simple living are Umbria’s specialties. If you’re looking for a luxury villa in the Italian countryside with its own private pool, you’ll find yourself spoilt for choice. 

 

Some of Umbria’s main hill towns including Perugia, Orvieto and Norcia, are in convenient proximity so your luxury villa so offers the ideal base for sightseeing. The UNESCO World Heritage site of Assisi is worth visiting, as is the historic gothic Duomo in Orvieto.

 

Gourmands will be truly happy in Umbria. Many luxury holiday villas offer private chefs, who can rustle up unforgettable Italian feasts for you and yours. You may also find a traditional wood fired oven on your luxury villa’s terrace – ideal for pizza alfresco. 

 

Norcia and Spoleti are the top spots for truffle hunting, whilst Trevi is known for the quality of its Olive Oil. If you want to venture out of your luxury villa in the countryside for no ordinary meal, head for Michelin-starred restaurant, Casa Vissani.

 

Wherever you choose to dine, you can wash it all down with a bottle (or three) of red wine made from the excellent locally grown Sagrantino grapes. Saluti!

 

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Villa Lauro

 

Easily accommodating 12 guests, this luxury villa on the border of Umbria and Tuscany is ideal for large groups. Whether you’re assembling your group for a special get together or simply looking for much needed family time, Villa Lauro certainly has the space.

 

This enormous estate offers peace and tranquility, with show stopping panoramic views of the stunning valleys.

 

Offering unique surroundings, this luxury villa had a previous incarnation as a farmhouse and watch tower, with sections dating to the 11th century. History buffs will delight in the ancient sandstone buildings.

 

Yet step inside and you’ll find yourself in the midst of contemporary luxury with modern gadgets and design features.

 

Gourmands are truly catered for here. Al fresco Italian feasts, washed down with plenty of the locally produced wine, can be enjoyed in the covered outdoor dining area, which also offers an outdoor bread oven. A private chef can be booked at an additional fee so you can truly relax. 

 

Sundowners can be enjoyed in the drawing room formal sitting room with double-height ceilings, on the first floor.

 

There’s a stunning infinity pool for enjoying that famous Italian sunshine.

Strolling around the extensive grounds, you’ll breathe in the glorious scent of the mimosa trees, which will linger in your memory long after your tan has faded.

 

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Villa Papavero

 

If you’ve always pictured yourself in a palace, you’ll feel right at home at this Tuscan palace. Perched atop a hill, offering stunning panoramic views, this luxury villa in the countryside in Umbria is one of the most spectacular residences in Europe.

 

Villa Papavero offers hand-built, sweeping travertine staircases and vaulted ceilings. The care that has gone into this immaculate renovation is clear from looking at the reclaimed terracotta tiles and hand-painted wallpapers.

 

Sophisticated muted tones, airy rooms and those wonderful views create a magical ambience at this luxury villa with swimming pool. You can enjoy aperitifs in the sophisticated first floor formal salone. Then move downstairs to the grand dining room for dinner. 

 

With your appetite sated, it’s party time. Gather your party together and pad down the stairs en masse to the barrel-vaulted wine cellar. It’s truly a wine connoisseur’s dream. There’s also a billiard room, with TV, leading through vaulted tunnels to the gym and outdoor heated infinity pool, which has its own lounge. 

 

Movie fans will love the Kaleidescope system, meaning you can delve into the extensive movie library from any room in the house and for moments when you’re feeling more active, the private tennis court is perfect for a little friendly competition with friends and family. 

 

Whether you’re aristocratic or not, this is a palace truly suited to kings and queens, so you’d better get polishing those crowns.

 

 

Villa Frangipani

 

Bijou and fabulous, this luxury villa in the grounds of a large private farmhouse on the Reschio estate offers the ideal retreat for a couple. It’s available when the farmhouse is unoccupied. 


Cosy and sweet, just as the name suggests, Villa Frangipani offers an open-plan ground floor with vibrant colours and furnishings to pep up the traditional Umbrian white walls and stone floors.

 

There’s a covered loggia so when you open the door, the inside seamlessly blends with the outdoors. The relaxed seating area, dining table and chairs are the ideal spot for relaxing over a bottle of the excellent local vino and an alfresco meal. 


Back inside, there’s an upstairs mezzanine area – ideal for cosying up with a book in quieter moments. 

 

There’s a TV and DVD player along with a sofa bed and guest shower room, if you happen to have overnight guests. 

 

We hardly need to mention that the views of those rolling hills provide all the eye candy you’ll need during your stay, apart from your other half, of course. You’ll even be able to spot the history castles of Reschio and Sorbello. 

 

Oh, and there’s also an 18m infinity pool and separate spa bath. Sheer heaven. So grab a bottle of something fizzy and your loved one and make the most of your beautiful surroundings.

 

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Villa Giglio

 

Secluded, peaceful and utterly stunning, this luxury villa with swimming pool is found at the end of a 3km lane in Umbria. It’s more than just a wonderful luxury holiday destination. It’s the ideal retreat in the most magical of surroundings.

 

Overlooking the rolling countryside hills, classic Umbrian simplicity is in evidence at this serene shuttered, stone building. Yet the low key ambience belies the wonderful facilities on offer. Steal some moments to yourself amid the Kelly Hoppen style muted tones of the library or try your hand at fishing or hunting before wandering around the family run Bottega on the Reschio estate within which Villa Giglio sits.  

 

Alfresco living is key here in Umbria, of course. You’ll find tranquil dining areas just outside the house and beside the pool – the ideal spot for pre-dinner drinks as the sun sets over the hills. Then there’s the infinity pool for lazy days. 

 

There’s even a handy pool house so you don’t have to schlep back to your villa when it’s time for more cocktails. 

 

There’s plenty going on at the private estate which houses Villa Giglio. But we won’t judge you if you barely move from your sun lounger. No, really, we won’t.

 

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Villa Dragoncello

 

Offering unique surroundings, this 17th-century property combines Italian surroundings with top class high-spec finishes and modern gadgetry. Its rustic chic at the top of its game. Think mellow terracotta floors, rough-hewn woods and your very own pizza oven and you’ll get the picture.

 

This luxury villa in Umbria with private swimming pool is perfect for a party of six, whether you’re travelling en-famille or with friends. 

 

The chic open-plan kitchen blends seamlessly into the dining area and drawing room. It’s all about making the most of your time together at this luxury villa. You can all cook, eat, drink and enjoy each other’s company – exactly what Italian hospitality is famous for! 

 

You’ll certainly all enjoy the split level infinity pool with double overflow. The views from this spot are outrageously beautiful. Heaven.

 

For quieter moments, there’s a study with its own TV, which doubles up as a fantastic den for junior guests.

 

Alfresco dining is celebrated here in Umbria for good reason. There’s an outdoor pizza oven and dining area, heady with the scent of lavender and other local herbs which are grown in this luxury villa’s gardens, meal times are a delight. 

 

 

Villa Cadenza


Rustic wood beams, terracotta floors and serene neutral décor set the laid back scene at this luxury villa with private swimming pool in Umbria. The wonderful living room with oversized sofas you can simply sink into and stone fireplace offers the perfect spot for relaxing with friends and family after candlelit dinners in the atmospheric dining room. 

 

When you’re not enjoying the spacious interior of this luxury villa, head outside. As you’d expect, alfresco living is a big deal here.

 

There are spacious terraces and gardens for you to explore. The outside space is simply perfect for family picnics or a quiet afternoon with a book. Villa Cadenza is a real retreat from the outside world.

 

You could easily while away hours lounging around the cool turquoise waters at the gorgeous outdoor private swimming pool, just a few steps from the house. 

 

When you fancy some sightseeing, you’re not far from the historic town of Perugia. That’s if you can tear yourself away from your own private villa, that is. Enjoying those show stopping countryside views on the terrace, a glass of locally produced vino in hand, as the sun warms your face, you’d be forgiven for never wanting to leave.

 

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Villa Paradiso

 

A majestic property nestled in the Umbrian hills, surveying acres of olive groves, Villa Paradiso is truly heavenly. As you sweep up to its impressive shuttered frontage and Italian terracotta roof tiles, you can’t help but be impressed. 

 

This sense of grandeur makes it ideal for weddings. Indeed, you’d be hard pressed to find a more wonderful location for your big day.

 

History buffs will enjoy discovering Villa Paradiso’s rich past. The original building dates back to the ninth-century and small traces of it remain, amid the present U-shaped building which was built in the early 17th century.

 

Classically decorated with traditional frescoes and art, it’s a real Umbrian treat. The sun-dappled courtyard at the back of the house is ideal for a champagne reception.

There’s a majestic ballroom – the ideal space for a show stopping wedding party.

You can choose to dine alfresco or gather around the long refectory style table, where dedicated staff will serve unforgettable gourmet Italian feasts.

 

If you can muster the energy, you can enjoy exploring the undulating hills and countryside surrounding Villa Paradiso. The area has been declared a site of special interest by the EU, due to local wildlife including wild boar, roe deer and porcupines.