La Scorticata

Near Orvieto, Todi & Northern Lazio, Umbria & Lazio, Italy

From £1,544 per week

Please note that not all rooms will be available for lower occupancies at this villa. See Important Information for more detail.

Our view

Set in extensive lawned gardens with table tennis, this spacious villa has been re-decorated. Within close proximity of shops, restaurants and golf. Rome is also within easy access by train for shopping and sightseeing. A great option for an easy family holiday - superb value.

In brief

  • Just refurbished for the 2019 season
  • Reducing pricing for 3 bedrooms all season

About the villa

Tranquil gardens nestle amid 250 hectares of private land, surrounded by chestnut and oak woods, and encircling this elegant family villa in Lazio. Outside, in the dappled shade of a dominant tree and colourful flowering shrubs, an al fresco terrace is idyllic for leisurely lunches, while broad lawns and a rose garden hem the swimming pool in its sunny setting. Inside the innately welcoming house, attractive country furnishings are framed by huge beams and hand-made tiled floors. The big and beautiful living room has inviting sofas, newly re-upholstered in cream linen, and a ten-seater dining table. A large working kitchen comes complete with a fireplace barbecue. And each of the five bedrooms is individually designed in attractive country style. On the first floor there are two very spacious double rooms at either end with en suite bathrooms and two twin bedrooms in the middle with en suite or adjacent shower rooms. The villa is ideal for two families sharing  or friends and is well placed for varied activities. Woodland walks in the surrounding oak and chestnut woods could reveal wild orchids. There are thermal springs at Terme dei Papi, 10km away, Viterbo, former seat of the Popes is within just 15km and tennis and golf within 20km. Tarquinia’s beach where umbrellas and sunbeds can be rented and with an excellent beach restaurant is within easy reach. Shops in Cura di Vetralla are just 1km from the villa. This is a very good choice for an informa, easy family holiday. 



"...sweeping lawns, cool interiors and extraordinary calm ....Villa specialist CV Villas offers some splendid properties. But this one — an 18th-century farmhouse in Lazio — is glorious. It’s awash with pale greens, creams and soft yellows. None of these are colours you would ever think of putting together — and yet they are so pleasing to the eye, we all want to rush home and start redecorating. Outside, we find lawns, roses, fig trees drooping with fat weeping fruit, a discreet swimming pool." Jane Fryer, Daily Mail


Villa details


Ground Floor

  • Kitchen opening to gardens
  • Sitting room with TV, open fireplace and dining area opening to gardens
  • Twin bedroom (can be made up as double) with walk-in wardrobe opening to gardens and bathroom en suite

First Floor

  • Sitting room opening out to staircase with steps leading down to gardens
  • Master double bedroom (king size bed – can be made as twin) opening to terrace)with bathroom en
  • Double bedroom (king size bed - can be made up as twin) with bathroom en suite
  • Twin bedroom with shower room en suite and walk-in wardrobe
  • Shower room
  • Twin bedroom (can be made up as king size double)



  • Cot and highchair
  • Children's toys


  • Table tennis


  • Basic Italian Sky satellite TV
  • WiFi
  • DVD Player
  • Bluetooth speaker
  • CD player
  • Selection of books


  • Fridge/freezer
  • Dishwasher
  • Toaster
  • Kettle
  • Microwave
  • Juicer
  • Blender
  • Built-in barbecue
  • Hob
  • Oven


  • 2 electric tower fans
  • Portable fans


  • 10m x 5m
  • 1.2m x 2.4m deep
  • Ladder Access
  • Pool towels
  • The pool is open from mid May until mid September
  • Additional umbrellas by the pool


  • Washing machine
  • Hairdryers for all bedrooms
  • Iron & ironing board
  • Heating
  • Insect screens
  • Telephone

Important Information

A lower occupancy price for up to 6 people and 8 people as well as 10 people is available all season. Please note that either 4 bedrooms (for up to 8) or 3 bedrooms (for up to 6) of choice will be available.  open. Please confirm on booking which bedrooms you require. 

Please note the maid service for the lower occupancy price will be on Wednesday + Saturday.

Please note the access road to the property is unsurfaced and not suitable for low slung cars.


An English speaking CV representative in Italy will be available by phone during your stay. Contact details will be sent with your travel documents.


Arrival from 16:00 - 19:00. Departure by 10:00.


Please refer to the Health & Safety pages on this website.



CV Villas is delighted to offer our own allocation of scheduled seats on British Airways from London Heathrow to Pisa. Please see the Flights page or contact us for more details.


Car hire can be pre-booked through CV Villas with collection at the airport.


A food hamper is available on request. It must be ordered in the UK pre departure and paid for locally. Please ask for details.

Additional services

CV Villas offers a wide variety of additional services, to make your villa holiday even more special.  You should be able to find all the information you need here, otherwise you can check out our frequently asked questions page or simply send us an enquiry.

Service & Staffing


  • Welcome pack
  • Maid service 3 hours per day 6 day(s) per week
  • Linen change 1 day(s) per week



  • Tennis courts 12km Viterbo
  • Golf 15km Sutri


  • Nearest shops, supermarket and restaurant 1km Cura di Vetralla
  • Thermal springs 10km Terme dei Papi
  • Lake Bolsena 20km

Places of Interest

  • Viterbo 15km
  • Bracciano 40km
  • Capalbio 40km
  • Rome 62km


  • Tarquinia 40km
  • Banzai 60km


  • Rome Fiumicino 90km

Train Station

  • Cura di Vetralla 3km
About the area

Near Orvieto, Todi & Northern Lazio

Average weather

In the south, an Umbria holiday comes dotted with honey-coloured stone farmsteads and sprinkled with olive groves—this region is not called ‘Italy’s green heart’ for nothing. The towns are a must-see for cathedral connoisseurs: there’s nothing restrained about the façade at Orvieto, yet one simple rose window is all that breaks up the classy simplicity at Todi. All of southern Umbria’s villas are within day-trip distance of Rome, too: the station at Orvieto has a fast link with the capital.

Find out more about Orvieto, Todi & Northern Lazio