Il GirasoleIT1322

Otricoli · Umbria

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  • The traditional style with stunning countryside views
  • Your private Tennis Court
  • Taking a dip in the private 12m x 6m Pool
  • Upgrade for a chef or babysitter


Villa rental with tennis in southern Umbria: Il Girasole is a traditional country villa situated in the heart of a very rural area just on the border between Umbria and northern Lazio. Surrounded by acres of farmland, olive groves and orchards Il Girasole enjoys a private pool and tennis court, and stunning views across sunflower fields, forested hills and the hilltop village of Otricoli, only one mile away.

In such an idyllic and verdant setting guests staying at Il Girasole will take pleasure in dipping into the azure water of the pool or sipping a cold drink as they relax under the shade of tall, mature trees. More energetic types will enjoy a tennis match on the villa's private tennis court or table tennis.

The situation of Il Girasole in the area known as Tuscia makes it the perfect base for exploring Umbria, Tuscany and Lazio with their rich Latin/Etruscan heritage, unspoilt natural landscapes, hot springs, fortified hilltop villages, archaeological sites and aristocratic palaces. The famous Marmore waterfalls are just a 40-minute drive away and make an unforgettable excursion. This whole province of Viterbo north of Rome is dotted with monasteries, towers, medieval hamlets, artistic treasures, lakes and beaches. Viterbo itself, forty minutes to the west, is a splendidly preserved medieval town well worth visiting. The small town of Bomarzo features an unusual park, dotted with bizarre, monster-like sculptures; Caprarola, Ronciglione and Nepi boast some of the richest palaces in Italy built by influential Roman families. Within an hour’s drive of Il Girasole you will find Lake Bracciano, and also Lake Bolsena with its typical volcanic black beach. Further west the Tyrrhenian coast offers some beautiful sandy beaches and excellent sea-food restaurants. Don’t forget that Rome is only an hour’s drive from the villa, or you can take the fast train from Orte which will get you there in 50 minutes - a great day out for everyone!

Insider Tips

The surrounding area, villages and towns are superb. The villa is situated in the countryside with gorgeous views of the rolling patchwork of hills covered with olive groves, vineyards and wheat fields. The house is spacious with large bedrooms and comfortable beds and I certainly would recommend it for families with teenagers and young children. The Marmore waterfalls are well worth a family visit, and a day out in Rome would make a fun change of pace. If you happen to be here in early September, don't miss the spectacular feast of Santa Rosa with the most imposing and magical procession canopy ever designed: a 30-metre high tower dedicated to the patron Saint of Viterbo, weighing half a ton and lit up with hundreds of candles. This "Macchina di Santa Rosa" as they call it, it is carried on the shoulder by a hundred men all dressed in white with a red band around their waist. A truly fascinating spectale to watch!


Ground Floor:
Living room (TV/DVD) open fireplace, French doors to garden.
Kitchen/ dining room, open fireplace, French door to garden.
Double bedroom (1.60m), ensuite bathroom, WC.
Twin bedroom (2 x 0.90m), adjacent shower room, WC.
Double bedroom (1.60m), ensuite bathroom, WC.
Twin bedroom (2 x 0.80m), ensuite shower room, WC.
First floor closed to clients and remains unused during rentals.

5000m2 of flat ground planted to lawn and mature fruit trees, lavender and rose bushes. 12m x 6m pool (ladder entrance, depth 1.00m to 1.50m), covered patio, outdoor dining facilities, portable charcoal BBQ. Private tennis court surrounded by farmland. Table tennis. Parking space for 4 cars.

Please note: this villa is situated on a quiet, single track country lane; occasional passing traffic may be heard.


Included: Wi-Fi internet. 4 hours maid service on Saturdays for 2-week bookings.

Extras: Additional maid service €12 per hour. Additional mid-week linen change €15 per person. Pool towels €5 each. Winter heating. Electricity included up to 200 KWh (metered consumption will incur an additional charge). Babysitting service, chef,  guided tours on request. Pet on request €50 per week. 3 additional people on request in extra beds added to bedrooms.
All extras are payable cash locally. A local tourist tax may apply.


  • Loved it

    Mrs A

    Loved it but confused as to why some of it was closed off. Quality Villas reply: Delighted you enjoyed the villa. The upper floor is closed off as the Owner intends to create an apartment on this level for her own use - never however for her to use when Clients have use of the property. Kind regards Hayley @ Quality Villas

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About The Location

  • Town/Village
  • Otricoli 2km
  • Orte | Narni 14km
  • Nepi | Terni 30km
  • Vitorchiano 38km | Viterbo 48km
  • Todi | Orvieto 62km
  • Rome 70km
  • Airport
  • Rome (Ciampino) 85km
  • Rome (Fiumicino) 104km
  • Perugia 104km
  • Railway
  • Orte railway station (trains to Rome) 22km
  • Harbour / Ferry
  • Civitavecchia 103km
  • Shop/Restaurant
  • local restaurants in Otricoli 2km
  • Beach
  • Lake Bracciano 50km
  • Lake Bolsena 68km
  • Lido di Tarquinia 96km
  • Activity
  • Watersports in Lake Bracciano 50km
  • Attractions
  • Castle of Narni 14km
  • Bomarzo Gardens 36km
  • Marmore waterfalls 40km
  • Viterbo old town | cathedral | Grotte Santo Stefano 48km
  • Orvieto cathedral | St Patrick's well | views 63km
  • Lake Bolsena 68km

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