Our Philosophy

After several wonderful trips Italy, especially Orvieto and the region, we fell in love with the area and wanted to invest in a property.  Rather than adopt someone else’s dream, we decided to buy a ramshackle farmhouse and convert it into the perfect holiday home for us and our family, and for you our valued guest.

We all lead busy lives, and need somewhere to get away from the pressures of daily life, enjoy fantastic food and amazing scenery.  We’ve had some lovely villa holidays, but often felt that minor niggles would spoil an otherwise perfect getaway: a badly equipped kitchen, slow internet, dodgy electricity or ropey air conditioning.

With all of this in mind, we set out to create a premium villa where the beauty of the historic farmhouse is preserved and interwoven with tasteful modern refurbishment and facilities that are second to none.  We have done our best to look for opportunities to enhance and preserve the local environment with the building materials and technologies used.

We hope you will be as excited as we are about the launch of Villa Segreto Gelsomino.  You can find out about the history of the redevelopment work, which began in 2013, on our development diary.  More than that, we hope you will book to come and stay at Villa Segreto Gelsomino and be part of making our dream a reality.

Our philosophy, therefore, is simple.  Everything you need for a fantastic, comfortable and niggle-free holiday is right here.  Whether you need a cosy retreat to recharge the batteries or a base from which to explore Umbria, Tuscany and central Italy, we believe that Villa Segreto Gelsomino is the perfect choice.


A few things that we have prepared for you:

WELCOME PACK containing local produce will be provided when you arrive at our Villa.  This in our experience helps you get an appreciation of the local produce and will also help you get started in an unfamiliar environment.

ELECTRICITY to the house is a powerful three phase supply providing a total 45kw to ensure ample supply to cover the needs of modern living.  We have sometimes been frustrated in the past with insufficient supply causing the electricity to trip on a continual basis.  In addition, we have installed a UK specification plug socket in all rooms for the convenience of our British guests.

INTERNET access is available in all rooms through our state of the art wireless system.  Due to the rural location there is no possibility of fibre optic cable internet; we have installed a 20mb satellite broadband system looking at a UK satellite. So in addition, to fast internet connection, you will also have access to UK catch up TV.

SMART TV & BLU-RAY are included in the living room to entertain you during rainy days.  We have also provided a good selection of English DVD & BLU-RAY films along with a growing collection of books and board games for adults and children.

CUTLERY, CROCKERY & GLASSWARE to cater for the whole party has been provided.  Additional quality plastic glasses are also available for you to use by the pool.

BEDDING provided in our villa is of the highest standard with all linen at 400TC or more.  All our beds have a 4.5Tog Duvets.  We are happy to provide additional blankets if required.

OUTSIDE COOKING a large stone constructed traditional Italian wood burning barbeque and pizza oven is provided to allow catering for large or small parties, there is also an iron fire pit / barbeque for smaller scale flexibility.

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