Luxury hotel holiday Hotel Villa di Monte Solare Umbria

The Villa di Monte Solare was the home of an aristocratic family and now a 4-star boutique hotel with 27 luxurious rooms. The villa retains many original features such as a marble fireplaces, cotto flooring, and antique furnishings. Set in the heart of the Umbrian countryside with woods, fields, olive groves and vineyards all around, the hotel offers rural seclusion. Enjoy the walking trails through the estate grounds, a cookery lesson or a truffle-hunt. There are two swimming pools, a lxuury spa and a gourmet restaurant, Dolium, serving healthy and hearty regional dishes.
Included in your Expressions holiday
  • Accommodation in a double or twin room on bed and breakfast
  • Scheduled flights with British Airways London to Pisa
  • Hire of a group A car for the duration of the holiday
  • Concierge service and Expressions Holidays regional helpful hints
  • Optional room, car and flight upgrades. Details on request

Luxury bespoke holidays and tours to Villa di Monte Solare, Tavernelle di Panicale

Hotel Villa di Monte Solare is an exclusive, romantic 4-star property in a beautiful location. Delicious local cuisine, excellent spa facilities and extensive gardens, vineyards, olive groves and woodlands make this a relaxing retreat in rural Italy.

Facts in brief

Official star rating 4

Location The hotel is 40-minutes' drive from Perugia

Annual opening 12 April to 31 October

Closest airport Rome, Florence or Perugia

Distance from airport The hotel is 2-hours' and 15-minutes' drive from Rome Airport

Hotel facilities and services

2 Outdoor Swimming Pools (in operation from May to October), Spa, Large Grounds, Tennis Court, 2 Restaurants, Safe, Lounge, Bar, Breakfast Room, Parking (free), Cycle Hire (limited availability), Room Service. The hotel is not equipped for disabled guests. Experiences such as Olive Oil Tasting, Truffle Hunting and Cooking Demonstrations.

Complimentary

Complimentary WiFi and Parking.

Out and about nearby

Lake Trasimeno, Perugia, Assisi and Umbrian vineyards. The hotel can organise walking and cycling tours, Italian wine appreciation and Italian cooking courses.

Sports nearby

Marked Walks, Riding, Golf, Fishing, Sailing.

Holiday price guide Sample prices are per person based on two people sharing a Classic double or twin room for 7 nights

From about

£1,290

Holiday Code IE738

The prices displayed here are a guide only. Each holiday price will be tailor-made at the time of booking to reflect all actual costs including up-to-date special offers.

Luxury bespoke holidays and tours to Villa di Monte Solare, Tavernelle di Panicale

Clients continue to be very impressed by the Villa di Monte Solare, a small privately owned country house run as an hotel of just 25 rooms set in its own grounds of formal gardens, wooded hills, vines and olive groves. Its location is stunning as it sits upon a low hill which affords views of the gently rolling landscape of northern Umbria and across to Lake Trasimeno a few miles away. The hotel Villa di Monte Solare exudes warmth, charm and quality of service and accommodation. It consists of five buildings: the main villa has seven rooms and four renovated stone cottages nearby, the Limonaia, a former lemon house of the estate, the Casa dei Gelsi, a farmhouse, the Olivaia, an ancient olive mill, and the Olivi building adjacent to the Olivaia, house the other rooms and suites. The rooms in the Villa di Monte Solare are a true delight, with beautiful decorations and antique and original furniture: heavy, wooden and utterly in keeping with the regional flavour. Floors are terracotta, and there are murals and original fireplaces. The rooms in the four houses offer the same degree of comfort, service and charg with beamed ceilings and terracotta floors. Terracotta pots overflowing with flowers or shrubs are abundant throughout the grounds, where two swimming pools and a clay tennis court are situated. There are two breakfast rooms, and the restaurant, in the main villa, has a refined ambience. Weather permitting, all meals are served in the garden. Umbro-Tuscan cuisine is served and there is an excellent cellar of Umbrian wine. The Villa Monte Solare offers an enticing combination of beautiful natural location and scenery, historic and well-maintained buildings, carefully looked after grounds and pools and a charming welcome. We recommend it very highly. An ideal place in Umbria for long stays in particular or as part of a two centre holiday with other regions.

Room descriptions

Hotel Villa di Monte Solare has 27 rooms with bath or shower and wc, air-conditioning, heating, telephone, satellite television, mini-bar and safe.

Classic Double or Twin
Prestige Double, Twin or Triple
Deluxe Suite double, twin or triple
Deluxe Family Suite (on request)
Premier Suite

Holiday price guide Sample prices are per person based on two people sharing a Classic double or twin room for 7 nights

From about

£1,290

Holiday Code IE738

The prices displayed here are a guide only. Each holiday price will be tailor-made at the time of booking to reflect all actual costs including up-to-date special offers.

Luxury bespoke holidays and tours to Villa di Monte Solare, Tavernelle di Panicale

The journey and how you get there

For a holiday to Villa di Monte Solare in Umbria, our clients usually fly to Rome Fiumicino airport. We recommend the use of a hire-car for a stay at this hotel and we would include it in the price of holiday. If you are visiting Umbria as part of a touring holiday by train, we still recommend the use of a hire-car whilst staying at this hotel, and would arrange one for you when you arrive at a railway station (this would depend upon where you are coming from).

Additional information

Children: Cots are provided free of charge. An extra bed can be provided for a child up to 10 years of age for a supplement. Family Suites are also available.

Other information: The hotel is not equipped for disabled guests.

Holiday price guide Sample prices are per person based on two people sharing a Classic double or twin room for 7 nights

From about

£1,290

Holiday Code IE738

The prices displayed here are a guide only. Each holiday price will be tailor-made at the time of booking to reflect all actual costs including up-to-date special offers.

Luxury bespoke holidays and tours to Villa di Monte Solare, Tavernelle di Panicale

About Umbria

An Expressions tailor-made holiday to Umbria offers the chance to explore a lesser-known rural area of Italy. Umbria is a gentle, undulating land of hills, river valleys, a patchwork of fields, vines and olives similar in many ways to her better-known neighbour, Tuscany, yet in other ways so very different. Umbria evokes a deeper rusticity, a less ‘polished' feel than Tuscany, the secrecy and mysticism of the Middle Ages and yet because of this holds a charm and fascination for the visitor. The hill towns are superb in their own right; steep, narrow cobbled streets with overhanging arches, the grey stone enlivened here and there by pots of geraniums. Ancient crafts remain very much alive, with ceramics and woodwork in particular. Umbria abounds in Roman architecture with Gubbio and Spoleto being noteworthy and there are Etruscan remains too. The food is hearty and earthy too with truffles and porcini, sausages and salami being regional specialities. Yet Umbria also has some of the most important religious sites in Europe, such as the Basilica of St Francis in Assisi and throughout the region are to be discovered outstanding works of art by Perugino, Giotto, Pinturicchio and Gozzoli. Umbria is an intriguing region that awaits further discovery.

Highlights of Umbria

Shop for ceramics in Gubbio, truffles and cooked meats from Norcia. Dramatic landscapes of the Monte Sibillini and one of Europe's highest waterfalls called the Cascate delle Marmore near Terni. One of Italy's beauty spots is the Fonti del Clitunno south of Trevi. See carpentry and woodworking in Todi. Visit the wine museum in Torgiano. Forests of holm oak near Spoleto. Antique fair in April and a national craft fair in August and September in Todi.

Cultural highlights of Umbria

A mixture of religious and secular art and architecture makes Umbria fascinating. The cities of Perugia and Assisi are great centres but the smaller towns of Gubbio, Todi, Spoleto and Spello are also of outstanding interest. Highlights of the region include the Fontana Maggiore in the Piazza IV Novembre in Perugia. Perugia`s Galleria Nazionale containing works by Perugino and Pinturicchio. Gattapone`s Palazzo dei Consoli in Gubbio and his Ponte delle Torri in Spoleto. The `Adoration of the Magi` by Perugino in the church of the Madonna della Lacrime in Trevi. Frescoes by Matteo da Gualdo in the Pinacoteca of Gualdo Tadino. `San Sebastiano` by Luca Signorelli in the Pinacoteca at Citta di Castello. Frescoes by Giotto and Lorenzetti in the Basilica of St Francis in Assisi.

Festivals in Umbria

Perugia has a jazz festival in the summer and the Sagra Musicale music festival held in its churches in September. Orvieto holds concerts in August and has a firework display on the 15th. Spoleto`s Festival of the Two Worlds, a world-class cultural event, takes place June and July. Spello holds its Infiorata in June when the streets are decked with flowers. Foligno holds jousting in September during its Giostra della Quintane.

Gastronomy in Umbria

Umbria's gastronomy is very much a product of its earth and waters: Mushrooms and truffles flavour many dishes, Game and wild boar, Trevi produces black celery, olive oil and black truffles, Pecorino cheese from Torgiano, Todi offers Panzanella, dried bread soaked and marinated in sliced tomato, basil, onion and olive oil, Sweet macheroni with walnuts, Salami and sausages are a regional speciality, Trout from the rivers and perch from Lake Trasimeno, Strangozzi and Bici are local pasta, often flavoured with porcini and truffles. Umbria produces some high quality robust red wines near Torgiano (Rubesco produced by Lungarotti for example) and Orvieto is known for its white wine.

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