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Hotel Villa di Monte - Luxury holidays to Umbria

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  • About this holiday

    The Villa de Monte Solare is a unique boutique hotel near Perugia in Umbria. Entirely surrounded by olive trees, deep valleys, and undulating hillsides, this enchanting villa offers a picturesque and dynamic view of this often-overlooked region of Italy. Once the family home of an aristocratic family, the villa still retains its original marble fireplaces, cotto flooring, and antique furnishings. The simple yellow facade gives way to the gentle elegance of the decoration within, with understated, luxurious bedrooms, and a restaurant that serves highly refined, delicious food. Include this hotel as part of a larger touring holiday, or come here for a revitalising week in the sun and spa.

    The Hotel Villa di Monte Solare is featured in our Cookery Holiday in Umbria, a four-night holiday for 2 to 6 people that has been built around the specialities of the region. The holiday includes traditional cookery classes with Nicola Fanfano, the hotel chef, and two dinners with the other participants. You are also at your leisure to explore the villa and its grounds, the wine town of Torgiano, the wine museum at Lungarotti, an olive oil museum, and Assisi, birthplace of St Francis. This holiday operates on 23 April 2017, 14 May 2017, 4 June 2017, and 10 September 2017, with prices starting at £1,590 per person.

    The journey and how you get there


    Complimentary wifi and parking.

    Included in your holiday

    Expressions Holidays includes scheduled flights with British Airways from London to Rome in Euro Traveller, hire-car and bed and buffet breakfast.

    Holiday prices

    Sample prices are per person based on two people sharing a Classic double or twin room
    From £1290 for 7 nights
    The prices displayed here are a guide only for this hotel and each holiday price will be tailor-made at the time of booking to reflect the actual flight costs and all up-to-date special offers.

    Special Offers

    • Stay 7 nights for the price of 6 nights(2)
      Book a stay of 7 nights or longer and receive one complimentary night, on our bed and breakfast rates. This offer is valid for all seasons. This offer is not combinable with other offers.

    Hotel code


    Our opinion

    The Hotel Villa di Monte Solare is one of the most charming, romantic and characterful hotels we have found in Italy.

    Hotel description

    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.


    Colle San Paolo, Umbria

    Official star rating


    Annual opening

    12 April to 31 October

    Distance from airport

    About 105 miles from Rome, 94 miles from Florence.

    Closest airport

    Rome, Florence or Perugia

    Room types

    Hotel Villa di Monte Solare offers 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

    Hotel facilities and services

    Two 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.

    Water sports

    Land sports

    Out and aboutnearby/local interest

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

    Sports nearby

    Marked walks, Riding, Golf, Fishing, Sailing.


    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.

    Minimum stays

    Other information

    Official Star Rating Category: Country house. Not categorised officially as an hotel but it compares well to four star hotels.

    Location: About 12 miles from Lake Trasimeno and about 12 miles to the west of Perugia.

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