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Tenuta della Tuscia

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

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This luxury villa, set on a small private estate of 49 acres with magnificent lawned gardens, is within easy reach of hill towns, historic villas, gardens, the beach and Rome.

In brief

  • Small private estate
  • Gated pool
  • Games/fitness area/cinema room

About the villa

Cypress trees, cedars and ancient oaks, lavender, roses and hazelnut groves fill the private acres of this elegant country house, peacefully secluded in the hills of northern Lazio, within easy reach of Rome by car or train. Catching the breezes in its elevated spot, the estate grounds, extending to approximately 49 acres are glorious, with pergolas and parasols for al fresco living, a gated pool set in a lovely lawned clearing, plenty of space for youngsters to play and cycling, jogging and walking, and the intriguing ruins of an ancient Roman wall. The villa itself has been lovingly restored to produce a house of quality and character, with beamed ceilings and hand-crafted brick floors framing light and airy spacious rooms, styled in most attractive and comfortable country style. In a straightforward and ideal layout for two families, on each side of the house, two bedrooms, each with en suite facilities are accessed through an ante-room with sofa beds for children or young adults. En suite shower rooms are individually designed with flair and artistry, and one double bedroom has a big bespoke bath tub.The sitting room, study, dining room and kitchen with large breakfast table are complemented, at lower ground level, by an enormous, social space, with cool, pale flagstone floor, 'cinema area' with large TV, and access to the poolside with table tennis.

The magificent museums, churches, exhibitions and excellent 'Made in Italy' shopping of Rome can be conveniently visited by train from Capranica. Lake Vico is within 3 kms and the surrounding region (called Tuscia) is rich in historic and cultural interest with medieval villages, important Renaissance villas, glorious historic gardens and the most important Etruscan necropolis in Italy. Historic villas and gardens include Bomarzo, Vignanello, Villa Lante, Villa Farnese as well as Tivoli and the villas of Frascati. There are also numerous cultural events such as Tuscia Opera Festival and Tuscia in Jazz to attend. The English - speaking owners who welcome guests are delighted to give their personal recommendations  The staff are available to assist with breakfast and lunch preparation, cooking (hazelnut tart a speciality!), shopping, personal laundry for an additional cost as required. Our Destination Expert is delighted to assist with restaurant, and sightseeing recommendations to explore this unspoilt region.

A most comfortable option for those who are intersted in exploring the 'less travelled' regions of Italy, the villa is also within an easy drive of both Rome airports and is therefore a good choice for guests flying in from different countries.   


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Villa details


Lower Ground Floor

  • Large open plan cinema/pool room opening to pool area with games, table tennis and large screen TV
  • 2 shower rooms
  • This area can be set up with up 4 additional beds for young adults OR a double bed and a further bed for a child

Ground Floor (Raised a few steps)

  • Entrance hall
  • Cloakroom
  • Study
  • Sitting / TV room, open fireplace
  • Dining room opening to balcony and steps down to gardens
  • Kitchen / Breakfast room with opening to balcony and steps down to gardens

First Floor

  • Master double bedroom (king size bed, can be made up as twin) with shower room en suite
  • 2 Twin bedrooms (can be made up as double) with shower room en suite
  • Master double bedroom (king size bed) with bathroom en suite and separate shower


Children's Facilities

  • Cot and highchair
  • Steriliser

Cooking Outdoors

  • Built-in barbecue
  • Portable barbecue

Keeping cool

  • Air conditioning throughout
  • Portable fans


  • Plasma satellite TV
  • WiFi
  • DVD Player
  • Bluetooth speaker
  • Large TV with surround sound (Lower Ground Floor)

Games and Sports

  • Volley ball set
  • Boules
  • Gym
  • Exercise bike
  • Yoga mats
  • Board games
  • Pool inflatables
  • Bicycles for adults and children
  • 2 Table tennis tables
  • Training station with flat bench, pull-up bar, parallel bars and abs station - 20 dumbbell of different weight with professional rack station

Kitchen Essentials

  • Fridge/freezer
  • Dishwasher
  • Microwave
  • Coffee machine
  • Food processor
  • Hob
  • Ovens

Private Pool

  • 12m x 4m
  • Built-in steps
  • Gated
  • Pool towels
  • Solar shower
  • Open from 09 May - 26 September

Villa Essentials

  • Washing Machine
  • Hairdryers For All Bedrooms
  • Iron & Ironing Board

Service & Staffing


  • Maid 2 hours, 3 days per week (Monday, Wednesday, Friday)
  • Welcome pack
  • Linen change 1 day(s) per week


  • Cook service
  • Airport transfer
  • Car and driver
  • Yoga lessons
  • Wine tasting
  • Additional maid service
  • Breakfast
  • Cultural
  • Babysitting
Gated swimming pool
Gated swimming pool

Important Information

There are also extra beds in the large open room on the Lower Ground Floor, an area that can accommodate up to 4 young adults.


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.



  • Golf Club Nazionale 15 km
  • Golf Club Olgiata 45 km
  • Other golf clubs 50km and 70km


  • Capranica 5km
  • Cura di Vetralla 5km (trains to Rome)

Places of Interest

  • Lake Vico 3km
  • Caprarola 17km
  • Thermal Springs Terme dei Papi 25km
  • Terme di Stigliano 27km
  • Vignanello 26km
  • Lake Bracciano 30km
  • Lake Bolsena 40km
  • Bomarzo 43km
  • Centre of Rome 61km
  • Orvieto 85km
  • Tivoli 85km


  • Tarquinia 40km
  • Monte Argentario 98km


  • Rome Ciampino 77km
  • Rome Fiumicino 86km
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.