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La Scorticata

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

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Set in extensive lawned gardens 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

  • Extensive gardens
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Very private yet within easy access of amenities

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. This is a very good choice for an informal, easy family holiday.

 Shops in Cura di Vetralla are just 1km from the villa.  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. The villa is also an excellent base for garden lovers - many historic villas and gardens are within easy reach: Bomarzo, Vignanello, Villa Lante, Villa Farnese as well as Tivoli and the villas of Frascati. Tarquinia’s beach where umbrellas and sunbeds can be rented and with an excellent beach restaurant is within easy reach. The picturesque towns of Southern Umbria, Todi, Spello and Spoleto are within reach. The villa is also within easy reach of Rome by train with magnificent museums, churches, exhibitions and excellent 'Made in Italy' shopping. There are also classical, blues, jazz music festivals often in magnificent locations. Our Destination Expert is delighted to assist with restaurant, and sightseeing recommendations to explore this unspoilt region. Our view is that this is a most attractive, comfortable and private retreat suitable for those who would like to explore this authentic corner of Italy. This is a very good choice for an informal, easy family holiday. 


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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)


Children's Facilities

  • Cot and highchair
  • Children's toys
  • Swings

Cooking Outdoors

  • Portable barbecue

Games and Sports

  • Table tennis


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

Kitchen Essentials

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

Keeping Cool

  • 2 electric tower fans
  • Portable fans
  • The house is 600 metres above sea level and therefore temperature drops naturally at night.

Private Pool

  • 10m x 5m
  • 1.2m x 2.4m deep
  • Ladder Access
  • Pool towels
  • The pool is open from 04 May up to 21 September 2024
  • Additional umbrellas by the pool

Villa Essentials

  • Washing Machine
  • Hairdryers For All Bedrooms
  • Iron & Ironing Board
  • Heating
  • Insect screens

Service & Staffing


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

Important Information

A lower occupancy price for up to 6 people is available from 25 May - 28 June and from 01  - 20 September in 2024. Please note that only 3 bedrooms (for up to 6) of choice will be available.  Please confirm on booking which bedrooms you require. 

Please note maid service for the lower occupancy price up to 6 will be on Wednesday and Saturdays only.

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


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 . Departure by 10:00. 

Late arrival procedure: local staff welcome you between 1600 and 1900 hrs.  If you are delayed in any way and you will arrive after 2000hrs, you will be required to pay a late arrival fee payable locally.


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




  • 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

Essential Information

Please note that there is a European tourist tax payable on arrival. Further details will be advised prior to arrival.

Having a barbecue in Italy is one of the best ways to cook your food but you may find that due to long drought periods in high season barbecuing may be restricted in some areas. You will be informed if this happens by your house staff or local representative.


CV Villas is happy to book flights for our customers on scheduled, chartered or low cost airlines from London and regional UK airports. Please ask for details.


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