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Antica Olivaia

Country House
Località San Bartolomeo, 17 - Orvieto (TR) - Area: countryside
Guests in this venue liked:
  • spectacular view
  • swimming pool
  • charming property
  • the design of the property
  • abundant breakfast
  • cheap
  • near the station
  • very new
“Come and discover the wild and unspoiled beauty of Umbria — Tuscany's hidden next door neighbor and the green heart of Italy. ”
This charming family-run 17th century stone farmhouse with an outdoor swimming pool and breathtaking panoramic views of the surrounding countryside is nestled in a protected natural reserve in Orvieto (Umbria). At a crossroads between Umbria, Tuscany and Lazio, this country house is the ideal point from which to discover a myriad of enchanting medieval towns or just to take a break from everyday life. The owners, Marco and Daniela, both native English speakers, believe in the "slow way of life" and wish to show you the way as well.

Following a faithful renovation of this ancient stone farmhouse, 6 large rooms were created each with their own bathroom & shower and lovely panoramic views. The rooms have been redecorated in a traditional rustic style and several rooms still possess the house's original wooden cross beams, cotto floor tiles and fireplaces.

Breakfast is served on the veranda and includes homemade cakes, bread and jams while dinner is served on several evenings during the week with a fixed menu. The rooms, the living room and the dining veranda provide for Wi-Fi internet connection and a rustic fireplace is located in the living room.

A lovely garden with an outdoor pool and sunbeds surround the farmhouse which is situated on 7 hectares of fertile land including 700 ancient olive trees, a forest, a small fruit orchard and an organic vegetable garden. A panoramic viewpoint which offers breathtaking views of Orvieto by day and by night is complemented by a gazebo and a stone veranda from which to enjoy the views and the glowing sunsets.

Thanks to its strategic position, the most important historical towns in Umbria, Tuscany and Lazio can be reached quickly. Rome and Florence can easily be reached by train from the Orvieto train station. The area offers a wide range of activities including: horseback riding, cycling and trekking routes, water sports, thermal baths, food festivals, ancient religious celebrations, medieval costume parades and jousting competitions. Many regional and national mountain parks surround the farmhouse as well. The Umbria Jazz Festival takes place every year in Perugia in July and Orvieto in December.

The owners use their own organic grown vegetables, fruit and olive oil to prepare their guests' meals three times a week. They also offer cooking lessons and can organize local wine, cheese and oil tastings in the area.

Come live the slow life with us..
La colazione di ANTICA OLIVAIA
Breakfast is served between 8: 30 and 10: 30.

Included in the cost of each room, a rich buffet breakfast is prepared for all our guest including fresh bread, butter, homemade jams & marmalade, various cakes, fruit tarts, yogurt, fresh fruit, local honey, cereal, fresh ricotta (when available), & scrambled eggs (when available and upon request) along with various blends of tea, Italian espresso and cappuccino and herbal teas.

We serve dinner (4 course fixed menu) on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays (reservations are necessary). Lunch is not served. Any food allergies/intolerances must be communicated to us beforehand.
Rooms and Rates


Cancellation conditions (except for non-refundable rates)

You may cancel your booking up to 60 days before the check-in date. In the case of failure to show or late cancellation, you will be charged a penalty of 100% of the total cost of the booking

Payment terms

Balance to be paid at check-out
For non-refundable discounted rates, when the facility requires it, the guest must pay in advance as indicated to complete the booking. Payment is not refunded in the event of a cancellation.

Rules of the house

Check-in from 3:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Check-out before 10:30 AM
For a booking including breakfast, breakfast is served from 8:30 AM to 10:30 AM
Municipal tax of €2.20 per person per night is applicable. Children aged under 12 do not pay municipal tax
Fresh towels every 3 days
Fresh sheets every 7 days
Extra towel changes, if requested, cost €10.00
Extra sheet changes, if requested, cost €10.00
Rooms are cleaned every 1 days. To allow staff to clean, we recommend leaving the room at 11:00 AM
Final cleaning is included in the price
Extra room cleaning is available at a cost of €30.00
No meal preparation allowed in rooms
No guests allowed in rooms

Other notes

Your credit card details will be requested to guarantee the reservation. When guests confirm with a c/c, they also automatically accept our Cancellation Policy and Terms & Conditions. These are the cancellation fees that will be applied:
60-31 days before arrival = 30% of total stay
30-15 days before arrival = 50% of total stay
14-01 days before arrival = 75% of total stay
No show/Late arrivals/Early departures =100% of total stay

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Doppia/Double Room

Maximum Guests: 2
Our standard double rooms (maximum of 2 guests) are located on the 1st floor and are accessed by way of a central indoor staircase. One of these 2 doubles also has air-conditioning. These sunny rooms have the following characteristics:
Large queen size bed with superior quality mattress and pillows (2 singles available as well);
Superior quality bed and bath linens;
An en suite bathroom with shower;
Windows with mosquito screens;
Beautiful garden and pool views.
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Tripla/Triple Room

Maximum Guests: 3
One of our triple rooms is located on the 1st floor with access by way of a central indoor staircase, while the other room is located on the ground floor with an independent entrance. These lovely rooms have the following features:
Large queen size bed with superior quality mattress and pillows;
Regular single bed for a 3rd guest;
Superior quality bed and bath linens;
An en suite bathroom with shower;
Windows with mosquito screens;
Wooden beamed ceiling;
Lovely countryside views.
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Quadrupla/Quadruple Room

Maximum Guests: 4
Our 2 quad rooms are located on the 1st floor; one is accessed by way of a central indoor staircase and has a panoramic stone balcony while the other one has a completely independent entrance by way of an external stone staircase. One of the 2 quads also has air-con. These 2 spacious rooms have the following features:
Queen size bed with superior quality mattress and pillows;
2 additional regular single beds;
Superior quality bed and bath linens;
An en suite bathroom with shower;
Windows with mosquito screens;
Views of Orvieto and the countryside.
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Number of rooms with own bathroom inside the room (ensuite):
  • Disabled Access
  • Romantic Atmosphere
  • Parking
  • swimming pool
  • Garden
  • Free Wifi
  • Family
  • Hair dryer
  • Charm
  • Heating
  • Restaurant
  • Ideal for trekking
  • Fireplace
  • Near cycle paths
  • Bicycles available
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Various information

  • Disabled Access
  • Rooms with air conditioning
  • Parking
  • Internet access
  • English speaker

House features

  • 19th century house
  • Recently restored house
  • Sharing areas available for guests
  • Panoramic location
  • Insured house

Air conditioning and heating systems of the house

  • Certified systems
  • Heating systems
  • Air conditioning
  • Double glazing or solar panels

Electric system

  • Certified systems
  • Emergency lights or fire exit directions
  • Photovoltaic or other forms of renewable energy

Services of the house

  • swimming pool
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Access for the disabled
  • Garage / parking

Facilities and services

  • Laundry

Location and surroundings

  • City centre
  • Panoramic view
  • Spa
  • Archeologic area / near monuments
  • Near (within 45 mins) train station / airport / port

Number of rooms

  • Total number of rooms: 6
  • Number of rooms with own bathroom inside the room (ensuite): 6

Size of rooms

  • Between 21 and 30 sqm

Bathroom facilities

  • Bathrooms restored in the last 5 years
  • Hair dryer
  • Monodose products

Room facilities

  • Children bed
  • Mirror or luggage case
  • Internet connection or telephone


  • Historic furniture
  • Terrace / balcony
  • 2 windows / panoramic view
  • Desk / table and chairs
  • Sofa / armchairs

Cleaning services

  • Daily


  • Guides / maps / books available
  • Local events calendar
  • Guestbook
  • Discounts in local shops and restaurants for the guests
  • Shuttle service

Holiday themes - the place

  • Country

Holiday themes - town size

  • Small town - between 5000 and 25000 in.

Holiday themes - area features

  • Near monuments
  • Arts or archeologic area
  • Cultural events and arts exhibitions
  • Wine and food attractions area
  • Local crafts
  • Shopping area
  • Located in country side or nature reserves
  • Near sports facilities
  • Spa
  • Gardens and landscapes

Holiday themes - house features

  • Historic house
  • Charm
  • Garden
  • Family
  • Romantic atmosphere
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9.3 / 10

9 reviews 4_5

9 reviews
Property: 10 | Cleaning: 10 | Host: 10 | Location: 10 | Price/Quality: 10 | Breakfast: 10
This place is a little slice of heaven. It was a perfect place to start and end the days in Umbria. Lovely rooms and bathrooms and the pool has a stunning view of Orvieto. I highly recommend.
stayed from 06/17/2019 to 06/20/2019
Property: 8 | Cleaning: 10 | Host: 10 | Location: 8 | Price/Quality: 8 | Breakfast: 6
This is a lovely Agriturismo located near the village of Ciconia and the delightful town of Orvieto (more on that later). The property is a wee bit out of the way (about 15 minutes from Orvieto off the A1 Autostrada) but easy to find if you put your trust in the detailed driving instructions provided by Daniela and Marco, the delightful proprietors and your gracious hosts for your time in the Umbrian countryside. Once on the property you’re greeted by Daniela and Marco, as well as Myles (their gentle and friendly dog) and two cats - Quilt and Lucy. While the views of the Umbrian countryside - and of Orvieto shimmering in the distance - are worth the price of admission, it’s the warmth and genuine openness of your hosts that make this a special place. Marco revels in his kitchen, preparing delicious, four course ala familia dinners (using local, organic ingredients whenever possible) for guests on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday evenings. With great company, apparently unceasing refills of wine, and a selection of house made digestivos at the end of each dinner, these dinners are a ridiculously good value at €30 per person and are not to be missed. For her part, Daniela is a font of information about sites, activities and restaurants in the area. Whether it’s arranging for a visit to a local goat farm to learn about their production and feast on their remarkable cheeses, or letting you in on the joys of the local goose festival, or making reservations for you at restaurants in Ciconia or Orvieto, Daniela’s advice should be taken to heart whenever your schedule allows. And, we would be remiss if we didn’t put in a plug for Orvieto itself. Of all the towns and cities we visited on this trip Orvieto was our favourite. Perched high on a plateau the panoramas are amazing, while the town itself has a funky energy - both by day and night (think lots of live jazz pulsing from cantinas and tango dancing beside the Duomo while children scamper about laughing and playing) - that had us wishing we had set aside more time for this place. So, back to Antica Olivaia. There are just a few things that keep us from listing this as a five-star property. The room is not air conditioned, and while the old stone farmhouse does help moderate temperature somewhat we did find sleeping a challenge on a couple of nights when daytime temperatures reached into the low 30s Celsius and nighttime cooling (and the floor fan in the room) couldn’t keep up. The breakfast (included in the room rate) is continental in a fashion familiar to North Americans, with cereal, some sweet pastries, bread, yogurt and some fresh fruit, but no more substantive protein options (like cold cuts, cheese or hard boiled eggs). If you’re prone to more active mornings - like we are - this was a bit of a challenge. We would gladly have paid an additional €10 Euros for some cold protein options at breakfast. On that note, since you’re a reasonably long way from any amenities (a 15 minute drive to the nearest grocer) it’s hard to have your own snacks or drinks on hand for daytime lounging about (especially at the very nice outdoor pool). This challenge could be mitigated if guests had access to a small refrigerator where they could store odds and sods for their daytime access. But, in summary and to be clear, this is a wonderful place to set yourself up for a relaxing sojourn in rural Umbria. The vibe is chill, the air is clean and smells delicious, the hum of bees in the luxurious beds of lavender surrounding the pool lull you into contentment, and Daniela and Marco top it all off with a generous dollop of charm and energy. We hope to return someday for sure.
stayed from 06/26/2018 to 07/01/2018
Property: 10 | Cleaning: 10 | Host: 10 | Location: 10 | Price/Quality: 10 | Breakfast: 10
Our stay was heaven! Absolutely everything was amazing. Daniela and Marco (and Miles) made us feel relaxed and at home the minute we arrived. The house and grounds are so beautiful. Dinner was perfect. We can’t say enough good things about our stay, and we can’t wait to return.
stayed from 06/16/2018 to 06/17/2018
Property: 9 | Cleaning: 10 | Host: 10 | Location: 9 | Price/Quality: 9 | Breakfast: 9
Daniela and Marco run the best B&B we have ever been. The surroundings are beautiful. The room is very clean and the bed is comfortable. The property is well maintained. Daniela and Marco are also excellent hosts. They make you feel welcome and make you feel at home.
stayed from 05/06/2018 to 05/09/2018
Property: 10 | Cleaning: 10 | Host: 10 | Location: 8 | Price/Quality: 8 | Breakfast: 8
Struttura bellissima, accogliente, estremamente curata e pulita. I titolari Daniela e Marco host disponibili ti fanno sentire subito come a casa. La posizione è strategica per visitare Orvieto e i bellissimi borghi vicini. Consigliatissimo.
stayed from 12/29/2018 to 01/02/2019
Property: 10 | Cleaning: 9 | Host: 10 | Location: 10 | Price/Quality: 9 | Breakfast: 7
Posto incantevole, immerso nella natura, per chi desidera tranquillità e pace, ma allo stesso tempo comodo per raggiungere luoghi da visitare. Marco e Daniela sono due persone colte ed estremamente preparate. Con loro puoi parlare di tutto. Ma con semplicità ti fanno sentire come a casa.
stayed from 08/07/2018 to 08/11/2018
Property: 9 | Cleaning: 9 | Host: 10 | Location: 9 | Price/Quality: 8 | Breakfast: 9
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stayed from 08/09/2018 to 08/12/2018
Property: 10 | Cleaning: 10 | Host: 10 | Location: 10 | Price/Quality: 9 | Breakfast: 9
Posizione meravigliosa nella campagna orvietana. Ottima struttura, gestori molto carini, simpatici e accoglienti.
stayed from 07/27/2018 to 07/29/2018
Property: 9 | Cleaning: 9 | Host: 10 | Location: 8 | Price/Quality: 8 | Breakfast: 9
Grazie alla disponibilità e cordialità dei gestori Daniela e Marco ti senti come a casa. Ambiente accogliente e molto silenzioso.
stayed from 03/29/2018 to 03/31/2018
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“People who love to eat are always the best people. ” – Julia Child, chef and author
Marco Paris was born and raised in Rome, Italy but his love for music and piano playing brought him all over the world and finally to England. He has played in duets and orchestras on land and on sea and after 20 years of English life, decided to move back to his hometown of Rome.

At the Antica Olivaia – a haven for foodies – Marco has now combined his love of music with his passion for cooking and creates simple but top-notch eating experiences. These are based on the farmhouse’s organic produce and olive oil and other local “0 km” range products unique to the Umbrian region such as saffron, truffles, boar, wild fennel, beans, porcini mushrooms and pecorino cheese. So let Marco soothe your souls with the blue notes of Miles Davis in the background and fill your stomachs with a plate of hearty pasta.

Daniela Falconi was born and raised in Chicago, USA and then, as a young girl moved to Rome, where she received her university degree in Business and Art History. Her love of art and Italian culture have kept her in Italy ever since and her dream of opening a bed and breakfast farmhouse has finally come true.

Daniela has created many one day and half day itineraries for her B&B guests whether it’s exploring medieval towns, caves and waterfalls, unique eating and wine tasting experiences or just taking a walk. She too has combined her passion for art with desserts and, along with her husband Marco, they create hearty meals from fresh simple ingredients which are always the key for an excellent dining experience.

And then there’s the ever so handsome Miles – the inn’s canine concierge and guardian. Born in a small town north of Rome, he quickly moved to Orvieto to expand his horizons and enjoy the country life. He is half Irish Setter, half Labrador and is bilingual Italian/English. Miles’ passions include both classical and jazz music (in fact he is named after the legendary Miles Davis), chasing pheasants, cracking walnuts, playing with the kitties and going for long walks with the guests around the estate. He is currently looking for a girlfriend (tall blonde older woman who loves music and playing ball!). He enjoys meditating on the belvedere terrace looking out onto the Umbrian countryside.

Lucy and Quilt, the farm’s feline sisters, were born in Orvieto and moved to the Antica Olivaia where Miles greeted them most enthusiastically. After a period of adjustment, the kitties now think Miles is their big brother and they nap together. Both cats love lounge music and eating chicken pate’ as well as lizards. Quilt is an eager hunter and loves bird "watching" while Lucy is a free climbing expert and is an eternal purrer. They are cuddly and affectionate but love their space and independence and are the epitome of the “slow life” here in Orvieto.
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Antica Olivaia is located only 15 minutes by car from hilltop Orvieto and is comfortably situated in the middle of a protected forest reserve where tranquillity is the key word. This charming six room country house is the ideal point from which to discover the extraordinary Italian countryside since it is at a crossroads between three of the most beautiful regions in Italy – Umbria, Lazio and Tuscany.

This quaint bed and breakfast in Umbria is located only ten minutes from the main “autostrada” or highway which connects Florence to Rome. From this base, a myriad of medieval towns and enchanting villages are located within easy reach including Civita di Bagnoregio, Bolsena, Todi, Città della Pieve, Montefalco, Spoleto, Perugia, Assisi and Montepulciano.

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