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It is an elegant Villa which dates back to the 15th century and it is surrounded by an age-old park at the confluence of the river Chiani and the Carcaione. Local Historiography tells us that the structure was originally a tower, “La Turchinetta”, and was property of one of “Monaldeschi” of Cervara associated with Catherina of Sweden.This enlargement was commissioned to Ippolito Scalza (1532)by the then owner of the tower Vincenzo Butius.It was said that Butius, suffering from bad health, was advised by doctors to live near a river.The villa was built, so that the Carcaione stream ran under one of the arches which upheld the structure. River deposits, with time have caused the ground floor of the structure to become submerged and therefore the “piano nobile” is now on the first floor.The hotel which is situated on the 2nd floor, it is of only 12 rooms, with old style furniture and canopy bed,the windows of which look onto the villa’s park.Recent reconstructuring retained all the original characteristics of the villa (thick walls, large beams, and terracotta paving) Although guaranteeing every comfort, the atmosphere is typically tranquil.The restaurant on the ground floor has two large halls.In the main hall there is a lacunar ceiling with engraved and decorated strips, painted with allegorical motifs and landscape scenes. One can admire a stone fireplace which is thought to be the work of “ Ippolito Scalza”.The excellently run Restaurant presents high class genuine Umbrian culinary cuisine. The wine cellar is well stocked with high qualitywines and of course Orvieto classico.In the Hotel we have a outdoor swimmingpool but at about 1000 m. there are also a indoor swimmingpool, football ground, tennis-ground to public use.In our Villa's park there is a free parking area.Villa Ciconia is situated at about 2 Kms from the Florence-Rome motorway exit, 1 hour by car far from Rome,1 hour and half by car from Florence. You can find the train-bus station at about 1km from our hotel. The nearest airport is"Fiumicino" located near Rome, you can arrive there in 1 hour and 30 minutes
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Grade: 58 out of 100
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Via Dei Tigli 69 05018 orvieto (TR), 05018, Orvieto Italy
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located in a quiet safe residential area. the hotel is located in an italian palazzo built in 1570, sorrounded by garden that need some more care, two small rivers, with a large carpark, it takes 10 minutes to reach the old city of orvieto, whereparking...More
Vast and well appointed rooms set in a refurbished, family owned 15th Century villa with many original antiques. Luigi and his friendly team provided excellent service. Taking breakfast under the wisteria covered terrace was so tranquil and the meal we enjoyed at the outdoor restaurant...More
Wonderful stay at a 500 year old villa next to Orvieto. Stayed 2 days as my wife was at hospital 1,7 km away. Very easy and refreshing 20m walk. Also 30m walk to beautiful Orvieto. The room was clean, spacious and had a comfortable old...More
Stayed here for two nights, comfortable and clean, a bit tired & in need of a refurb, pool was closed but thats probably because no one else thought it was warm enough to use !
Good service , buffet breakfast adequate.
The restaurant is separate...More
Wonderful pizzas served in the hotel restaurant/pizzeria. Very nice ambience on the Monday evening we visited with all the other diners being Italian. Did not stay in the hotel so cannot comment but the staff in the restaurant were very friendly and efficient, and spoke...More
It's about 2 km from the hotel to the train station along a heavily traveled route but with sidewalks. At the train station there is a funicular which brings you to the northern end of the old town. Google it under... More
It's about 2 km from the hotel to the train station along a heavily traveled route but with sidewalks. At the train station there is a funicular which brings you to the northern end of the old town. Google it under "Funicular Orvieto".