San Donato

Italy, Umbria & Lazio

Swimming pool | Table tennis | Wifi


Prices from £1,944 per week

About the villa

Breathtaking views | Private infinity pool | Games room, table tennis

Character and contemporary comfort come in equal measure at this lovely villa in the heart of Lazio’s Etruscan region, but within very easy access of the neighbouring regions of Tuscany and Umbria. Perched on a hilltop and encircled by olive trees, meadows and sunflowers, the house is framed by an avenue of cypress trees, its stone walls mellowed to a soft honey tone, its gardens screened with neatly trimmed hedges. Inside, the villa’s innately rustic features are enhanced by a mix of modern and antique furnishings. Hand-made tiles and high ceilings, crossed with chestnut beams, contrast with travertine marble bathrooms; and a kitchen, equipped with all mod-cons, meets the dining room through a huge stone arch.

Linking indoor and outdoor living, a loggia runs the width of the house, forming al fresco living and dining ‘rooms’, from which to enjoy the uninterrupted views. Steps lead down from here to the infinity pool in its lawned surround, and to a games room and convenient shower room on the lower level. Just 4km from shops in Grotte di Castro, San Donato is 5km from swimming, sailing and fish restaurants at Bolsena Lake. Two other nearby attractions are the UNESCO World Heritage site of Civita di Bagnoregio. Known as the ‘Dying City’, this medieval town sits atop a constantly eroding volcanic rock. And cut from volcanic stone the hilltop town of Pitigliano gives wonderful views of the wild Tuscan landscape. Locals call the town Little Jerusalem.

This villa was included by The Times in January 2019  as one of the best villas in Italy for rental. 



Children's Facilities

  • Cot and highchair

Cooking Outdoors

  • Gas barbecue


  • WiFi
  • Smart TV
  • Satellite TV (limited English speaking channels)
  • DVD Player
  • DVD library
  • Blu-Ray player
  • Bluetooth speaker
  • CD player
  • Selection of books

Games and Sports

  • Table tennis
  • Table football

Keeping Cool

  • Ceiling fans

Kitchen Essentials

  • Fridge
  • Fridge/freezer
  • Dishwasher
  • Toaster
  • Kettle
  • Microwave
  • Coffee machine
  • Nespresso machine
  • Hob
  • Oven

Private Infinity Pool

  • 12m x 4m
  • Built-in steps
  • Pool towels
  • Chlorine free, salt water filtration system
  • The pool is open from mid May to mid September

Villa Essentials

  • Washing Machine
  • Iron & Ironing Board
  • Heating
  • Insect screens

Something Special

  • Hammock

Accommodation features

Ground Floor

  • Sitting room
  • Kitchen/dining room, opening to terrace
  • TV / Media room opening to terrace
  • Loggia with outside dining and seating area

First Floor

  • Master double bedroom (king size bed) with bathroom en suite and separate shower
  • Double bedroom (king size bed)
  • Shower room
  • Twin bedroom (can be made up as double)

Second Floor

  • Shower room


  • Games room with table tennis and table football, opening to terrace
  • Shower room

Location features


  • Shops and Restaurants 4km Grotte di Castro
  • Bolsena 10km

Places of Interest

  • Lake Bolsena 10km
  • Pitigliano 20km
  • Orvieto 32km
  • Civita di Bagnoregio, Monte Amiata 35km
  • Saturnia & Viterbo 50km
  • Todi 65km
  • Caprarola 68km
  • Montepulciano 90km
  • Siena 140km


  • Perugia 109km
  • Rome (Fiumicino) 139km
  • Rome (Ciampino) 157km
  • Florence 180km

Train Station

  • Orvieto Scalo 35km

Important information

Low walls around the loggia make San Donato unsuitable for unsupervised children. 

Ground handler

An English speaking Ground handler in Italy will be available by phone during your stay. Contact details will be sent with your travel documents.


Arrival from 17:00. Departure by 10:00.


Please refer to the Health & Safety pages on this website.


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