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I Ruderi

(x 2 people)

Sleeps 2 | Bedrooms 1 | Bathrooms 1 | South of Orvieto, Umbria

Independent villa | Private pool | Air conditioned bedrooms | Maid included |


Perched at the edge of a perfectly preserved and impossibly picturesque medieval village, I Ruderi is an exquisite aerie with breathtaking views of steep hills and limestone cliffs. The tall, narrow stone house is decorated with a great deal of charm and taste and retains several unusual features from the village's Etruscan origins, including a wine cellar grotto carved right into the hillside. The modern kitchen is cleverly designed to blend in with the decor, air-conditioned bedrooms and living room, whilst the modern bathrooms are fitted to the standards of a luxury hotel. A staircase leads from a balcony down to a grassed pool terrace surrounded by ancient olive trees. There are simple shops within walking distance of the house, excellent restaurants close at hand and some of the prettiest villages and most interesting towns of Umbria, Lazio and southern Tuscany within a short drive.

Clients reviews

The property was fantastic especially the views from every room and from the beautiful pool. The only thing we were a little disappointed in was the size of the living room - it was sufficient but was smaller than the photos on the website implied. Fabulous villa and views, wonderful cooking from Roberta and Ilenia. Amazing old village with no cars and tiny streets - just be prepared to get fit climbing the steep cobbled lanes!

Angela Channon
(United Kingdom)

Walking down the stone path to reach the place instils such a wonderful sense of escaping the world - every single time. Loved it. Views were amazing. Excellent value, the caretakers who met us and cleaned the house that week were so friendly and helpful. Tuscany Now Really wonderful. We plan to use the service again!

Greg Burchard

We had a lovely holiday and were very comfortable in I Ruderi. We would definitely use Tuscany Now in the future.

Katherine Warner
(United Kingdom)

The views were incredible & the setting wonderful. Peaceful village location.Thoroughly recommend Tuscany Now. Service was excellent & our villa just wonderful - a week just wasn't long enough!

Lorna Andrews
(United Kingdom)

Truly memorable experience we will be going back!

Emma Garrard
(United Kingdom)

Where do we start?! Location, views, multiple sitting areas inside and out, private pool not overlooked, excellent staff, lovely meal, the smell of jasmine everywhere! Tuscany Now superb as ever!

Nick Olley
(United Kingdom)

If you are looking for solitude and a real 'getting away from it all' holiday, book I Ruderi. It was a wonderful house, well appointed and best of all, private. Civitella was idyllic, no English spoken and lots of very friendly Italians. Professional, efficient service. Nothing too much trouble. Staff well informed about property. Very happy to recommend Tuscany Now and very keen to return!

Josephine Parkinson
(United Kingdom)

A beautiful house with garden, pool and lovely views, all on the edge of a quiet old town. Little need to go anywhere, but much to see nearby if you do. Meal at Tana de l'Istrice with their own wines also most enjoyable. In high season it can't be described as cheap, but it was very good and exactly what we were looking for. Tuscany Now Efficient & trouble free.

David King
(United Kingdom)

We loved the villas positioning in the town, the view from just about every window and balcony and the general quality of the property. We found it difficult to leave it and go out for the day. We've used Tuscany Now in the past and will use again. It's a fantastic service that we can trust. There are 2 pizzeria's at the top of the hill, one on top of the supermarket and the other near the football pitch, in spite of the odd locations both were excellent.

Tom Harries
(United Kingdom)

The pool, the views, the village, the peace and quiet whilst being part of a thriving living town. The property was fantastic and very well appointed - extremely comfortable, oozing charm and character. The welcome from Signora Bruna was lovely.

John Lawrence
(United Kingdom)

We loved everything! The view was wonderful and the area fantastic. Nice pool. Since we stayed in two weeks we appreciated the dishwasher as well as the washing machine. We think it was great, we couldn't speak Italian, but managed somehow anyway.

Christian Almstedt

This was our second stay here and we were delighted that it hadn't changed at all - peaceful, stunning views, Signora Bruna delightful, charming untouristy village.

Mary Robertson
(United Kingdom)

Beautifully rennovated, fantastic location, very comfortable and well appointed. Well looked after by Signora Bruna.

C Henenberg

Amazing decor, amazing view, amazing pool and everything one needs for the perfect get-away.

Edward Samson

We loved the balcony and the view! It was spectacular. The bathroom was lovely, and brilliantly decorated!

Joe Lombino

Stunning views, especially at sunrise (thanks, jetlag!)

David Pilgrim
(Hong Kong S. A. R.)

the villa was very quiet except for the church bells from the village. The Owners were extremly frendly and helpful

Robin Chapman

Fantastic Views. Complete Privacy. Great Location. Stunning countryside.

Lynette Kotze
(United Kingdom)

We liked the views, the locations, the decor, the pool and garden, the balcony, lovely bathrooms, just about everything, really!

Andrew Noble
(United Kingdom)

We liked pretty well everything - well, equipped, excellent grounds, spectacular views, beautifully decorated.

Thomas Sayer

The town it was located in was lovely. The house was very well equipped. The views were superb.

Susan Dime

The first house that we stayed in was really luxurious and very beautiful. Perfect for a newly wed couple like us! I loved the view and the position of the house

Ed Sinton

The views from the house and the pool were absolutely stunning and the house was very well equipped and extremely comfortable. There really had no desire to do anything other than stay in the house or lounge by the pool. It was a real treat!

Sally Green
(United Kingdom)

Beautifully decorated, very private and perfectly located for motorway, local shops, restaurants and places of interest. Also, we loved the cave! Signora Bruna was very helpful both on arrival and during the week and very friendly.

B Maidment
(United Kingdom)

A truly unbelievable house and location. We were inspired by the photos in your brochure but these truly do not do justice to such a wonderful spot. Both inside and out the place could not be faulted and I would not hesitate to recommend both it and your company.

Heather Bourne
(United Kingdom)

The views from the house and terrace were stunning from dawn till dusk and the pool and garden were just delightful. A real haven from 21st century stresses. The other major plus point was being in a friendly village with virtually no other tourists. Very efficient service. And if I Ruderi is anything to judge by, a collection of wonderful properties. We would definitely book with Tuscany Now again.

Mary Robertson
(United Kingdom)

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