Stay in complete luxury at Villa Barbi. This five-bedroom, 140-acre estate just outside Orvieto offers total, hotel-style pampering from the moment you arrive, from the available chauffeur, chef and spa services to the included master class in wine tasting at the Decugnano dei Barbi estate, large pool and even bathrobes. And at just 90 minutes from Rome and Florence, luxury is closer than you think.
Villa Barbi is set in the hills above Lake Corbara, surrounded by vineyards and a broad green lawn. Soak in the sun in a lounge chair on the pool deck, then rinse off in the outdoor shower. Or relax in the shade of the loggia, where chairs and tables provide comfortable spots to take in the view and sip a glass of local wine. For dinner, there’s an outdoor barbecue (in addition to the professional-grade kitchen indoors). The villa is wheelchair-accessible and equipped with Wi-Fi, and in each bedroom you’ll find hairdryers and bathrobes.
The villa is laid out around a central fireplace and open staircase; tufted leather club chairs pulled up to the hearth offer a place to pause in the middle of the house. The living and dining rooms have traditional beamed ceilings, plush carpets laid over tile floors and rich red upholstery on dining chairs, antique loveseats and modern sofas. Though chef service is available, the kitchen is fully equipped.
Each of Villa Barbi’s five bedrooms has the comforts of a hotel suite, like an en-suite bathroom and TV. On the ground floor, there’s one bedroom with a twin bed. On the second floor, there are two bedrooms with king beds and two bedrooms with two twin beds each. The upstairs bedrooms all have living areas with armchairs and desks as well.
From the property, you’ll find much of Umbria easily accessible. It’s a 15-minute drive to Orvieto, a 30-minute drive to Todi, a 45-minute drive to Perugia and a 50-minute drive to Assisi. If you’d like to travel outside the region, it’s an hour to Montepulciano and Pienza, 90 minutes to Rome, Siena and Montalcino, and 105 minutes to downtown Florence.
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Villa Barbi is delighted to offer its guests a master class in wine in the unique setting of the Decugnano dei Barbi Estate, a land with over eight centuries of history (see “Additional Information” at bottom of page for details).
Bedroom 2: 2 Twin beds, En-suite bathroom with tub and separate shower, TV, 2 Armchairs, Desk, Safe, Telephone, Window screens
Bedroom 3: King size bed, En-suite bathroom with tub and separate shower, TV, CD player, 2 Armchairs, Desk, Safe, Telephone, Window screens
Bedroom 4: King size bed, En-suite bathroom with tub and separate shower, TV, CD player, 2 Armchairs, Desk, Safe, Telephone, Window screens
Bedroom 5: 2 Twin beds, En-suite bathroom with tub and separate shower, TV, 2 Armchairs, Desk, Safe, Telephone, Window screens
FEATURES & AMENITIES
Free wireless Internet (2Mb down and 2Mb up)
Telephone (usage charges may apply)
On-site parking for up to 5 cars
XVI century marble well
STAFF & SERVICES
Standard daily use of hot/cold water, electricity and gas
Complimentary master class in wine with a minimum 7 night stay
At Extra Cost – advance notice may be required:
Villa heating/air conditioning
Platinum Package - please refer to “Additional Information” below
Villa pre-stocking and grocery shopping service
Cook service or personal Chef
Excursions and activities, such as::
Guided city tours
Seasonal excursions and activities, such as:
Grape harvesting (September/October)
Olive picking (September/October)
Jazz singer with guitarist or band
Limousine or helicopter transfer to/from villa
Luxury car rental and/or car with driver
Massages & skin beauty treatments
Event organization (birthday, marriage, special celebrations)
Maximum 10 guests
Children are welcome
Pets are not permitted
Security deposit required - payable in cash upon arrival to the villa
Telephone charges to be paid locally upon check out
All services not included in rates are to be paid locally
Check-in: After 4pm
Check-out: Before 10am
Points of Interest:
1hr 30 minute drive to Rome Fiumicino Airport (FCO)
1hr 30 minute drive to Rome Ciampino Airport (CIA)
1hr drive to Perugia Airport (PEG)
25 Minute drive to Orvieto
30 minute drive to Todi
45 minute drive to Perugia
50 minute drive to Assisi
Tuscan/Other cities and towns:
1hr 30 minute drive to downtown Rome
1hr 30 minute drive to Florence area outlet stores
1hr 45 minute drive to downtown Florence
1hr drive to Montepulciano
1hr drive to Pienza
1hr 30 minute drive to Montalcino
1hr 30 minute drive to Siena
The Platinum package, including the below services, is highly recommended for the true Umbrian experience. Guests who have opted for this package have provided feedback relating to a richer overall villa experience.
Cook service: Umbrian traditional cuisine prepared by a local cook (up to 6 hours/day, groceries and drinks not included. Extra hours will be charged)
Waiter: Lunch and dinner served at the table (up to 4 hours /day. Extra hours will be charged)
Grocery shopping service every second day
Since 1973, the Barbi family has demonstrated their true passion and love for wine making. Their pride in maintaining the old values of wine production reflects every aspect of the process by utilizing manual labour, distinguishing their wine from competitors.
The villa's qualified English-speaking guide will tour you among breathtaking sceneries, beginning with the history of the Decugnano land and the Barbi family. Guests will learn about the origin of the soil (terroir), viticulture and vine training techniques, grape harvesting, methods of vinification, fermentation, wine storing, bottling and wine keeping in the cellar, together with the history of Orvieto and its surroundings.
After a visit to the modern part of the winery and a walk through the vineyards, guests will visit the Etruscan grottos where the red wine is kept in French oak barrels and the spumante wine is made through the Methode Champenoise.
Within the Medieval Chapel of Saint Mary of Decugnano, overlooking the valley with Orvieto in the distance, guests will experience the best three wines produced: the sparkling “Spumante”wine, the “ Il Decugnano” white (reserve) and “Il Decugnano” red (reserve), paired with local delicacies. A general understanding of how wine should be assessed will be given through visual, olfactory and taste analysis.
Tours are personalized and tailored to suit the guests, creating an unforgettable wine tasting experience. The experience will ensure that the wine you drink in the future will never taste the same!
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