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Umbria - Terni - ORVIETO


PRIVATE STRUCTURE (only lease). In a unique place surrounded by an almost magical atmosphere, stands Villa Buon Viaggio (Villa Good Trip), a historic residence of rare beauty with a past that dates back to the 18th century. It stands on top of a hill, 400 m above sea level, overlooking the valley and facing the splendid city of Orvieto, offering a spectacular panorama. In the 19th century Villa Buon Viaggio was the summer vacation home of Pope Pius IX: since then it has taken its name from the wishes for a "good trip" that the faithful addressed to the Pope when he left the house to return to his Roman seat, the Vatican. Externally clad in antique exposed stone, it has been restored with great passion and care by the current owners, returning it to its ancient splendour, preserving the frescoes and original furnishings with skill and love. The majestic 2-hectare, centuries-old park has numerous plants, tall trees, palms, flowers of all kinds, an area for outdoor dining and various seating areas where you can admire the breathtaking view. On a higher level, surrounded by towering trees and lawn, is the large private swimming pool. The quiet of the place, interrupted only by the noises of the countryside, with its colours painted by the alternation of day and night and by the changing of the seasons: all this will fill your stay with unforgettable emotions. On request, not included in the rent, Villa Buon Viaggio is completed by a large "Salone delle Feste" located next to the dining room. The Salone delle Feste is equipped with three service bathrooms, a microphone, a large screen with a projector and can be used for business meetings, ceremonies, weddings and parties.The villa is also perfect for family reunions with children and groups of friends who wish to spend their holidays together while safeguarding their privacy. In fact, it has two kitchens - one on the first floor and the other on the third floor - which serve distinctly the rooms located on the two floors. Located in a borderland that straddles the three most beautiful regions of Italy - Lazio, Tuscany and Umbria - it also allows guests to easily visit, in addition to the city of Orvieto, the most beautiful art cities of central Italy: Saturnia, Pitigliano, Todi, Perugia, Assisi, Spoleto, Gubbio, Montepulciano, Montalcino, Pienza, Arezzo, Siena and, just over an hour away, Florence and Rome. NB. . In the other wing of the Villa there is the apartment of the caretaker, a very kind and discreet person, who will be available for any needs and requirements of the guests, while fully respecting their privacy and their exclusive spaces.



The villa has four floors: the stables are located on the ground floor while the first, second and third floors are reserved for guests, accessed by an imposing internal frescoed staircase. From the front door a staircase lead to the dining room with basalt fireplace and to the kitchen with direct access out to the area set up for outdoor dining, with a dining table under a centuries-old oak. Adjacent to the dining room is the frescoed sitting room with sofas, armchairs and Smart TV. From here you come to a double bedroom with private living room, furnished with a sofa, and ensuite bathroom with shower. Completing this floor is a double bedroom with loft and ensuite bathroom with shower. Continuing up we come to the second floor consisting of two double bedrooms (one with divisible bed) with ensuite bathroom with shower. Going up the frescoed staircase you come to the third floor, consisting of a double bedroom with ensuite bathroom with shower and a double bedroom with ornamental fireplace and ensuite bathroom with tub and incorporated shower. To the left of the staircase is a second kitchen with laundry area and direct exit to the large terrace located "among the roofs", equipped with table and chairs. Villa Buon Viaggio is equipped with air conditioning in all the bedrooms except one (equipped with a air cooler) which is located on the ground floor. Wi-Fi throughout the house up to the pool area.


The property is located in a super panoramic area facing the city of Orvieto, at 400 m above sea level, and from the windows you get the feeling of being almost suspended in the clouds. The splendid, 2-hectare well-kept park in which the villa is located is filled with tall trees, roses, palms, wisteria and vases of colourful flowers. A fountain with goldfish in the centre of the garden lends a further touch of magic to the villa. A dining area furnished with tables, chairs and mobile barbecue is conveniently located in front of the kitchen; in addition, within the wonderful park are various areas shaded by majestic trees, perfect for enjoying the maximum tranquility that the context ensures but also for pleasant conversations, accompanied by a good glass of wine. From the garden, in front of the villa, you can also admire the beautiful terraces that descend down towards the valley (closed with little gates). Just past the automatic iron entrance gate is a parking area with space for 5 cars. Furthermore, outside the gate, about 100m away, is a large private parking area. Please notice that photos are taken in spring, therefore flower blossoming, and the colours of the gardens' grass could be different at the moment of your arrival at the villa.

Swimming Pool:

The wonderful emerald-coloured swimming pool is located on a higher terrace than the villa which is about 50 metres away. It can be reached from the kitchen door along an uphill grass path and 32 steps in tuff stone and is located in a very secluded position. The pool, lined in PVC with Roman steps, internal lights and a waterful in one corner, measures 18 x 8 m with a varying depth of 1.20 to 1.50 m. The purification system is chlorine. Along the perimeter of the pool is the solarium paved in porcelain stoneware, equipped with sunbeds and hammocks and surrounded by majestic trees that provide natural shade and rest during the hottest hours. A cold-water shower and a bathroom complete the pool area. The pool is normally open from the second Saturday in May until the third Saturday in September, but it is also possible to arrange it to be opened for longer periods.

Pets: Yes, but there are cats on the property. € 50,00 per animal per week to be paid on site.
Handicap: Uncertified Structure
Fenced-in property: No
Amenities and Features
  • Air condition in all bedrooms (of which 3 with portable air conditioning)
  • Smart TV
  • Usb speakers
  • WI-FI internet connection
  • stereo
  • books and magazines
  • fire extinguisher
  • dishwasher
  • microwave oven
  • kettle
  • American coffee machine
  • moka coffee maker
  • De Longhi nespresso coffe machine
  • squeezer
  • toaster
  • high chair
  • iron and ironing board
  • washing machine
  • dryer
  • hair dryer
  • baby cot
  • fan
  • portable barbecue

Location and distances

The property is located in Orvieto, with its centuries-old history, a small treasure trove of art, famous throughout the world especially for the Duomo, a marvel of European Gothic architecture and the Well of Saint Patrick, a masterpiece of hydraulic engineering. A "museum" city that has lived through different historical eras, in some of which it was a great protagonist: in particular in Etruscan and medieval times when it was a centre of considerable historical and cultural importance throughout Italy. Villa Buon Viaggio is located about 9 kilometres from the Orvieto exit of the A1 motorway and is a good starting point for those who love to travel and visit the beauties of Umbria, Tuscany and northern Lazio. The cities of Umbria are well served by the E45 highway with which you can easily reach Assisi, Perugia, Montefalco, Todi. The railway station in Orvieto Scalo, on the Rome-Florence line, allows you to visit major cities such as Rome or Florence, thus avoiding the stress of traffic or the problem of parking. Easy excursions are possible to the nearby woods of the Monti Cimini, Monte di Cetona or Monte Amiata or to the lakes of Bolsena (just 15 km away) and Trasimeno, to Civita di Bagnoregio and the spa resorts of Viterbo, Saturnia and San Casciano dei Bagni.

Airport: Roma Fiumicino 157 km, Roma Ciampino 139 km, Firenze 180 km, Milano Malpensa 520 km, Pisa 250 km, Perugia San Francesco d'Assisi 86 km,
Train station: Orvieto Scalo 9 km
Highways: A1 exit Orvieto 10km
Shops and services: Porrano 3 km
Beaches: Tyrrhenian Sea, Tarquinia 71 km, Adriatic Sea, Civitanova Marche 206 km
Parking: Inside the property: 5 uncovered parking spaces and a large private uncovered parking 100m from the gate.
Access roads: Paved road up to the gate
Attractions within 100 km: Orvieto 6km, Lago di Bolsena 15km, Viterbo 38km, Todi 44km, Città della Pieve 50km, Saturnia 70km, Chianciano terme 52km, Pienza 82km, Montepulciano 77km, Lago Trasimeno 68km, Perugia 84km, Chiusi 56 km, Lago di Pitigliano 45km, Lago di Bracciano 90km
Altitude: 400 slm


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The standard typology is the one that foresees the regular Saturday- Saturday stay. In this case it is possible to send a request or to directly book online.

For some periods it is possible to make shorter stays STARTING FROM 5 NIGHTS (periods highlighted in grey on the calendar). For some properties it is possible to book online, for other properties it is possible to send a booking request, which will be subject to acceptance by Emma Villas. One of our booking operators will answer the clients within 24 hours.

Exclusively for the periods marked in grey on the calendar, it will be possible to book different periods, rather than the regular Saturday - Saturday (for instance: check-in Wednesday - Check-out Wednesday). Also in this case, for some properties it is possible to book online, for other properties it is possible to send a booking request, which will be subject to acceptance by Emma Villas within 24 hours.

The booking requests for one week stay during July and August are subject to approval.

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Weekly prices per date

From to
1/8/2022 4/23/2022 4,165.00
4/23/2022 5/28/2022 4,760.00
5/28/2022 7/2/2022 5,355.00
7/2/2022 7/16/2022 6,996.51
7/16/2022 8/20/2022 7,560.00
8/20/2022 8/27/2022 6,996.51
8/27/2022 9/24/2022 5,355.00
9/24/2022 12/17/2022 4,165.00
12/17/2022 1/7/2023 5,355.00
From to
1/7/2023 4/29/2023 6,545.00
4/29/2023 5/27/2023 7,480.00
5/27/2023 7/1/2023 8,415.00
7/1/2023 7/15/2023 10,995.00
7/15/2023 8/19/2023 11,880.00
8/19/2023 8/26/2023 10,995.00
8/26/2023 9/30/2023 8,415.00
9/30/2023 12/16/2023 6,545.00
12/16/2023 1/6/2024 8,415.00

The price includes:

The price does not include:

  • electricity (€ 360,00 per week in high and peak season - € 320,00 per week in May and mid season), tourism tax (where applicable). N.B. These costs, not included in the price list, will be calculated at the reservation time and due at the balance payment.

On Request:

  • extra cleaning (€ 22,00/hour per cleaner), extra linen (€ 15,00 per person), heating (on consumption up to date market prices), extra cleaning in case of animals (€ 50,00 per animal per week), fire wood (€ 20,00 per 100 Kg), THE ABOVE-MENTIONED SERVICES CAN BE REQUESTED DIRECTLY AT EMMA VILLAS AND HAVE TO BE PAID ON SITE AS THEY ARE MANAGED BY THIRD PERSONS OR EXTERNAL SUPPLIERS AND NOT WITH THE OWNER OR EMMA VILLAS
  • Health Policy by EuropAssistance (Optional)
  • Covid-19 Extra Policy by EuropAssistance (Optional)
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With Emma Villas, you now have the possibility to protect your holiday thanks to a wide choice of insurance coverages and guarantees.

STAY CANCELLATION INSURANCE POLICY - by EuropAssistance (Included in the price)
The final price of the reservation includes the Insurance Policy for Cancellation of Stay. You can cancel and be reimbursed in the event of:
  • objectively and unambiguously documentable motivations of health or work and not foreseeable at the time of booking
  • Covid-19 infections (new)
  • a terrorist attack that has struck the place of stay (new)

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STAY CANCELLATION GUARANTEE DUE TO LOCKDOWN - by Emma Villas (Included in the price) The final price of the reservation includes also the special coverage, guaranteed by Emma Villas, in the event that you are forced to cancel your stay in the 30 days prior to the scheduled check-in date, due to the occurrence of at least one of the following Covid-19 epidemic containment measures officially imposed by the competent authorities:
  • national lockdown in Italy;
  • local lockdown in Italy regarding the area in which the booked villa is located ("red" area or impossible to reach due to official restrictions on free circulation);
  • national lockdown in your country of residence;
  • Italian local lockdown in the Client's Municipality or area of residence..

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HEALTH ASSISTANCE INSURANCE POLICY - by EuropAssistance (Optional) +1,5% of the rental price Not only cancellation policies, but also protection during your stay. You can choose to purchase this policy in the event you should, for the duration of your stay, want coverage for:
  • Healthcare with Operations Centre 24/7;
  • Vehicle Assistance to and from the place of stay and for the entire duration of your holiday; (zona "rossa" o impossibile da raggiungere a causa di restrizioni ufficiali alla libera circolazione);
  • Healthcare for family members left at home;
  • Reimbursement of medical expenses;
  • Repeat Trip Guarantee that reimburses the unused portion without deductible in the case of medical return home or early return home.

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COVID-19 EXTRA POLICY - by EuropAssistance (Optional) 40€ each reservation To protect against any risks caused by the Covid-19 emergency, you can purchase the Covid-19 Extra Policy which protects you in the event that you or one of your travel companions are forced to extend your stay or are unable to complete it. In the event of consequences related to the pandemic that occur during your stay, if you sign up to this policy, you can request the following services:
  • Return home;
  • Advance for expenses for basic necessities;
  • Guarantee for extra medical expenses;
  • Extended stay guarantee;
  • Hospitalisation allowance;
  • Travel fee reimbursement.

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And to protect you in the case of damage caused to the property?

ZER0DEP COVER - by EuropAssistance (Mandatory) 49€ each reservation The new "Zer0Dep" guarantee protects you and allows you to have a tranquil holiday. Zer0Dep stands for "Zero deposit"; it is an insurance coverage developed in partnership with EuropAssistance which replaces the security deposit and which is therefore mandatory. The benefits of this guarantee are: you do not pay the security deposit on arrival: neither in cash nor by immobilising a substantial amount on your credit card limit;
  • you are protected in the case of eventual damage to the property caused accidentally during your stay (up to the maximum limit of 1500 euro);
  • you avoid any dispute on the responsibility of the damage and its quantification during check-out;
  • you can enjoy your villa holiday in greater tranquillity.

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"EMMA", OUR NEW APP FOR SMART SERVICE Furthermore, from spring 2021, all our properties will be supported by Emma, a multifunctional Web-App, developed in partnership with Vikey s.r.l., that will allow you to implement:
  • online check-in (entering the required details that you did not enter when booking);
  • payment of tourist tax (where due) and eventual flat-rate payments requested (eg electricity, heating, extra cleaning for animals, etc.);
  • the purchase of additional services, hospitality (extra cleaning, in-house chef, first grocery shopping, etc.) and experiences (food and wine tours, guided tours, etc.)

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