about the villa

Rocca di Benano has retained its characteristic stone walls, terracotta floors and hand-hewn wooden beams. There are 5 stunning bedrooms accented by rich fabrics and luxurious bedding, 4 well-appointed bathrooms, a fully-equipped kitchen, a living room with a wood-burning stove, comfortable furniture and good books, and a cantina with a game table, TV in English and a DVD collection. Italian antiques and other classic details make this house something special.

The house consists of four floors and each room has its own special charm that will make you feel at home the moment you walk in the door. The terrace offers stunning views of the countryside and the top floor looks over the Benano valley to Orvieto in the distance. Our rental website includes a room-by-room, floor-by-floor description.

The Village

The villa is in the heart of the medieval walled village of Benano. The village is built into a hilltop virtually at the intersection of Umbria, Tuscany and Lazio – in short, a nearly perfect location, close to so many of the sights, history, and attractions of the region, and within easy reach of carefree train trips to Rome and Florence.

Step through the archway into Benano and you will instantly be transported back to a simpler life at a slower pace. Cars are not allowed inside Benano's walls, so you're on foot the last hundred yards to the villa, which gives the village the same peaceful pace it has enjoyed for the past 1,000 years.

Rocca di Benano sits on a tiny piazza facing a small church. Guests at Rocca di Benano experience Italy as few tourists do. They meet the neighbors who gather around a table in the piazza on summer evenings, sharing homemade wine and shelling peas. They watch our neighbors work the meticulously maintained olive grove on the facing hillside. And they join the ladies of the village at the daily bread delivery of pane Toscana, focaccia, and pizza rossa.

 

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The Terrace

After the day’s excursion, it’s time to unwind on the beautiful terrace overlooking your own olive grove and the village of Viceno across the way. Dine al fresco and create your own pizzas in the outdoor oven.

The Wine Cellar

Step down into history and enjoy the benefits of your own private cellar dug deep into tufa rock and stocked with complementary table wine wine from Le Vellette, a family-owned and operated winery near Orvieto.

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