Villa Alfina

Orvieto, Terni (Umbria, Italia)

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In the romantic and picturesque countryside of Orvieto, 12 kms. from the medieval "Cathedral City" and 8 kms from the enchanting Lake of Bolsena, stands "Villa Alfina", an old country house which has recently been restructured and transformed into an elegant country holiday house. 

"Villa Alfina" is ideally positioned on the border between Umbria and Lazium and within easy reach of southern Tuscany. 
The property has excellent views of the Umbrian hills covered with wheat fields that surround it. 
In the well maintained gardens there is a large pool with hydro-massage and sun-beds from which you can admire the stunning views.
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In the garden there is a communal bbq. 
The villa has furnished terraces with tables and chairs, with night illumination and pretty views over the pool and to the hills beyond during the day.

Orvieto, situated in the South West of Umbria, stands on a volcanic tufa plateau as high as fifty metres, from where it overlooks the valley below and the rivers Chiani and Paglia which meander among the vineyards and olive groves. 

This tiny city is representative of Umbria at 360°, geographically, folkloristically, artistically and culturally, being recognized, also at an international level, as a jewel visited every year by thousands of tourists coming from all over the world.

Walking through its streets, we can see that the city is dotted with testimonies of the Etruscan, Roman and Renaissance periods, everything, albeit from different eras, well amalgamated like the instruments of an orchestra. 
We can see an itinerary which guides us through the centuries.

Were I a tourist, I would start by visiting the Church of Saint Francesco, founded in 1240, where we can find recently uncovered frescoes from the XIV Century.
 
From here, walking along Via Maitani, after a bend, we can see the façade of the Cathedral, one of the most beautiful and impressive Gothic works of art, with its splendid rose window in the centre and its sides hidden by the nearby buildings which seem to bow in its magnificent presence.

The façade of Maitani and the central door in bronze panels, work of Emilio Greco, make up the door of the scrigno which conserves inside it, in a small and simple side Chapel, the relic of the Corporale, the reason for the construction of the Cathedral.

In the proximity of the Cathedral Square, we can visit several museums: the Claudio Faina Museum, housing archaeological artefacts from the Paleolithic period; the Museum of The Opera del Duomo; the Museum of Emilio Greco, which holds over 32 bronze sculptures, many sketches and lithographes by Emilio Greco.

Underneath the building which until 2000 had housed the Hospital, is Orvieto Underground, with a great many caverns, tunnels, wells and cellars. 

Heading towards the Fort of Albornoz, one can admire the gardens and the famous Well of Saint Patrizio, built by Antonio Sangallo between 1527 and 1537 and considered an engineering masterpiece. 

A few metres from the well, on a small hill, stands the Etruscan Temple of Belvedere, dedicated to the Gooddess Tinia.

Along the road which leads to the station, just outside the city walls, we can visit  the Etruscan Necropolis "Crocifisso del Tufo", dating to V-IV Centuries B.C.; the Necropolis can also be reached on foot from the city along a suggestive path through the Archaelogical Park of the Rupe.

Strolling along Corso Cavour, it is pleasant to see the Mancinelli Theatre, the Tower of Moro, with a mechanical clock which at night appears to be suspended in the air, Piazza del Popolo with The Palace of the Capitano del Popolo, now a congress hall, Piazza della Repubblica, where we can find the Town Hall and the Church of Saint Andrea, dating from the first half of XII Century
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On the very edge of the tufa cliff, in the oldest part of the city, is the Church of Saint Giovenale, known as the old Cathedral for its bell tower and baptisimal font, with many medieval paintings inside and a Bizantine matble altar.
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Parla francés, inglés, italiano

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Il meglio

The surroundings

To leave the city walls, we must go through "La Cava", a road which takes us from Piazza della Repubblica to the open countryside and surrounding villages. It is pleasant to walk along this street and so admire the characteristic shops along the sides: antique shops, arts and craft shops, food shops selling local produce. Almost all the shops and restaurants, here, have thick glass panels instead of floors, so that customers can admire the underlying Etruscan artefacts.

Leaving the walls of the city, our attention is drawn to the wonderful small towns and villages and temples of old traditions: Montefiascone; Civita di Bagnoregio (the "Dying City"); Todi; Gubbio; San Gemini; Stroncone; Narni; Assisi; La Scarzuola, nearby Montegabbione; Perugia, the wonderful Etruscan city which dominates the high Tiber Valley, as well to natural beauties like the Marmore Waterfall, nearby TerniLeaving the walls of the city, our attention is drawn to the wonderful small towns and villages and temples of old traditions: Montefiascone; Civita di Bagnoregio (the "Dying City"); Todi; Gubbio; San Gemini; Stroncone; Narni; Assisi; La Scarzuola, nearby Montegabbione; Perugia, the wonderful Etruscan city which dominates the high Tiber Valley, as well to natural beauties like the Marmore Waterfall, nearby Terni.

Going towards the borders with Lazium, we can visit Bolsena and an area which thrives on fishing, farming and tourism; in Bolsena they offer wonderful trips on the lake to visit the two islands, Martana and Bisentina, where elderly people make lace, small objects in basket work and pottery.

On the Lake of Bolsena you can also go swimming, windsurfing, canoeing, water skiing and fishing.

The surrounding countryside and the sunset are very spectacular and there is nothing nicer than sitting outside one of the many lakefront bars enjoying an aperitif or an ice-cream.
Besides pleasing the eyes, tourists can relax after their sightseeing by tasting savoury local Umbrian produce and the world famous wine of Orvieto in characteristic restaurants and "trattorie", and... should you wish, in the months of April and May, go looking for truffles.

On the Lake of Bolsena you can also go swimming, windsurfing, canoeing, water skiing and fishing.

The surrounding countryside and the sunset are very spectacular and there is nothing nicer than sitting outside one of the many lakefront bars enjoying an aperitif or an ice-cream.

Besides pleasing the eyes, tourists can relax after their sightseeing by tasting savoury local Umbrian produce and the world famous wine of Orvieto in characteristic restaurants and "trattorie", and... should you wish, in the months of April and May, go looking for truffles.

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Caratteristiche

  • Esterno: Giardino,  Barbecue,  Terrazza,  Piscina,  Mobili da giardino,  Parcheggio. 
  • Interno: Lavatrice,  Microonde,  Riscaldamento,  Lavastoviglie,  Sala da pranzo,  Camere con bagno,  Cucina,  Televisione,  Soggiorno. 
  • Servizi: Accesso Internet,  Culla disponibile,  Documentazione sulla zona,  Wi-Fi gratis. 
  • Lingue: Francese,  Inglese,  Italiano. 
  • Situazione: Accesso asfaltato,  Zona collinare,  Luogo isolato,  Fuori dal centro urbano,  Vicino a laghi o fiumi balneabili. 
La struttura dispone  di 5 appartamenti;

Il Girasole:

- Il Girasole dispone di una terrazza coperta (il Fienile) con tavolo da pranzo, di ampio soggiorno, angolo cottura con frigo e lavastoviglie, di due stanze da letto e due bagni con doccia.

Il Melo:

- Il Melo dispone di portico con tavolo da pranzo, di ampio soggiorno, cucinino con frigo e lavastoviglie, di due stanze da letto e due bagni con doccia.

Il Bove:

- Il Bove dispone di portico con tavolo da pranzo, di ampio soggiorno, angolo cottura con frigo e lavastoviglie, di due stanze da letto e due bagni con doccia. Il Bove può essere reso comunicante con l'appartamento adiacente (Il Gallo) a formare un alloggio unico per 6-7 persone.

Il Gallo:

- Il Gallo dispone di portico con tavolo da pranzo, di ampio soggiorno, angolo cottura con frigo e di una stanza da letto con bagno e doccia. Il Gallo può essere reso comunicante con l'appartamento adiacente (Il Bove) a formare un alloggio unico per 6-7 persone (Il Glicine).

-Il Glicine è formato dalla unione de Il Bove ed Il Gallo e dispone di due camere matrimoniali, una camera doppia, due soggiorni e tre bagni

Tutti gli appartamenti dispongono di:

- Un ampio soggiorno con angolo cottura, microwave, e, ad eccezione de Il Gallo, di lavastoviglie.
- TV satellitare (SKY) e connessione Internet Wi-Fi.
- Riscaldamento autonomo.
- Confortevoli camere da letto con bagno indipendente.
-Forno a legna in comune

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Attività

  • Terra: Raccolta funghi,  Passeggiate a cavallo,  Itinerari gastronomici,  Escursioni - trekking,  Tennis,  Enoturismo. 
  • Acqua: Canottaggio o Kayak,  Escursioni in barca,  Windsurf,  Vela,  Pesca. 
  • Laboratori: Osservazione fauna e flora. 
- Scuola di Vela al Lago di Bolsena
- Scuola di Equitazione e passeggiate a cavallo
- Trekking 
- Mountainbike

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  • (0039) 0763 28 627
  • (0039) 320 048 2255
  • (0039) 320 693 7190