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Guardea 05025 Italy

Listing # 107816

Rates From EUR 1100 Weekly
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Last Updated: Tuesday, February 9, 2021

Italian Green Dreamhouse in Umbria

Designed by award-winning renewable energy and green design architects Kiss&Cathcart, and built by the owner, Villa Tramonto puts you in perfect harmony with the rolling hills and rhythm of southern Umbria. Just 1h15m from Rome on the edge of the village of Guardea, Villa Tramonto offers an ideal base for a sabbatical, to write, think, and live the Italian lifestyle. Perfectly located to explore the rich history of Umbrian hill towns, Etruscan and Roman ruins, wineries, olive presses, and more. Or just relax on the porch or in the hot tub, looking out over the Tiber river valley to enjoy the spectacular sunsets.

Villa Tramonto is a modern house completed in 2013, built with traditional Umbrian chestnut beams and handmade terracotta tiles, along with traditional stonework and brick masonry. It sleeps 8-10 comfortably in four bedrooms plus a sleep sofa, has three bathrooms plus one half-bath, a fireplace, fully-equipped kitchen and an outdoor hot tub that overlooks the entire valley. With its reliance on solar thermal and photovoltaic panels - and no oil or gas - Villa Tramonto was the first house in the area to be certified Class A for energy efficiency by the European Union.

Walk up the road five minutes to enjoy Guardea village life, buy fresh pasta, fruits and vegetables, coffee, meat and whatever you need. Jump in the car and in less than half an hour you can visit lovely towns such as Orvieto, Amelia and Todi. Take a day trip to Rome or Florence, Assisi, Perugia, the thermal spas of Viterbo… or beyond.


Number of Bedrooms
Number of Bathrooms
Number of Offices
Surface Size
2500 Sq. Feet
Suited for
8 people
Property Type


Available from Saturday, February 20, 2021 onward
Minimum Stay
7 day(s)
Flexible With Dates

*Approximate location of the property is within the blue radius. Red markers indicate surrounding points of interest including schools, universities, libraries and museums.

City Guardea
Postal Code - State or Province 05025 Umbria
Country Italy
Neighborhood Keywords Umbria Italy
Closest University
University nearby

Rental Price:

EUR 1100 Weekly
Rental Fee Comments
Rate is average weekly rate in low to mid season (October through May). High season (June through September) rate will vary; monthly and multiple-week rates negotiable year-round based on length of stay, high or low season
Rent Negotiable
Utilities Included
Cleaning Services Included


  • Rural Environment
  • Near Woods
  • Near Ocean/Lake
  • Sub Urban Environment
  • Near Mountains

Additional Information:

  • Furnished
  • Available for Academic Term
  • Available for Long Term
  • Architectural Gem
  • Holiday Term
  • Available for Short Term
  • Writing or Country Retreat
  • Summer Term


  • Modern Kitchen
  • Washer
  • Dishwasher
  • High Speed Internet
  • Wireless Network
  • Stairs
  • Reserved Parking
  • Fireplace
  • TV
  • Balcony or Patio
  • Garden
  • Other: External hot tub


Kid Friendly
Small Children Safe
Smoke Free
Pets Welcome
Car Available

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About Member

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Member Since Aug 31 2016
This member has 3 reviews
About Me
Mark Schapiro is a United States diplomat who joined the State Department in 2000. He has focused on the Middle East, North Africa, and Southern Europe, with expertise in civilian-military cooperation, economic development, and public diplomacy/media engagement with the Arab and Muslim world. Mark has served in Iraq, Syria, Algeria, Tunisia, Italy, and France, and most recently as Director for Turkey, Greece, and Cyprus at the National Security Council. He is a graduate of Brown University and the London School of Economics.


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If you have ever dreamed about having an authentic Italian experience, in the utmost of comfort, with stunning views— this is the place! Mark’s home is beautiful, yet understated. The quality of the woodwork, stonework and iron work throughout is amazing. The house is extremely well equipped, and comfortable. The view is like a painting, and the village is just a brief walk away with everything you need right there. We were lucky enough to be there during two different festivals, and we just loved eating home cooked food in the square, with the locals. Mark is a great host— always getting back to us quickly and helping out with any issues, as well as suggestions of where to visit nearby. I can’t recommend him and his beautiful villa highly enough! We are already planning a return trip in the fall, just to see the area in a different season! Excellent Lisa Kisch 8/28/2019 12:26:00 AM
We loved staying at Mark's house in the beautiful Umbria. The house itself is of very high standard, clean, comfortable and modern. It has a small hot tub, which our kids enjoyed splashing at. Communication with Mark was easy and he was always available to talk if we had any questions. Our stay in Italy was amazing due to the house, its surroundings and the lovely village community. Thanks again, Mark! Tonya Excellent TK 11/2/2017 5:53:00 AM
We stayed at Mark's beautiful villa in Umbria, Italy throughout August this year (2017). It is in a lovely location near a small but not too quiet town/village surrounded by many other quaint hill top towns in the area so there are plenty of things and places to see and do. Or, you can just relax and enjoy the magnificent views that can be enjoyed from the villa, from the patios, the upstairs bedroom or the main living area!

Rome is not too far away, so day trips there are also doable (we went by train from Alviano), and there are some lovely towns about such as Orvieto, and the intriguing Monster Park as well. Ideally you would want to have access to a car if staying here though (we did) as that makes exploring and the more mundane things like shopping so much easier.

As for Mark, he was an extremely gracious and helpful host who was always available to contact regarding any questions we might have had and he also was able to provide local assistance via his contacts in the town itself and his lovely caretaker/cleaner who was probably very frustrated at my lack of Italian but never showed it, only smiled and kept trying, always being patient with me! :)

Just reading back on my words above I realise I didn't say nearly enough about how wonderful the house is. At first I was a bit concerned that it might be too big for our little family of four (originally grandparents of our two small boys were also going to join us but due to health issues had to cancel) but it didn't take very long to feel right at home. That said it would have been spacious enough if the grandparents had been able to come as well.

Somehow the building is huge, but cosy and relaxing with a warm, pleasant feel about it. Some living spaces just feel warm and welcoming and this one definitely did. The dark wooden beams offset by the light brick and stone work really works and the furnishings are comfortable, practical but fit the decor very well also.

I've mentioned the views above already, but again I will say that they are spectacular, and as the house is just a little outside the town, you get the peace, quiet & calm of looking out across the valley as if you were somewhere remote when in actual fact the town itself is within walking distance (though we were generally lazy as it was a very hot summer and the walk is uphill, so drove!). We were also always so very surprised in the evenings to see how many lights lit up the valley below because in the day time it felt like you were mostly alone looking only at a lot of farms and countryside, not also a busy populated region of Italy as it was revealed to actually be once the sunset!Nevertheless, the villa remained aloof from it all and any noises from the surrounds were generally distant and in the background which added to the pleasant peace and calm feeling of the property.

To sum up we had a wonderful and relaxing stay in Umbria, and are sure anyone else also choosing to stay at Mark's villa would also feel the same.

Thank you Mark for being so accessible, helpful, warm and friendly!

Excellent Natalie 9/15/2017 1:43:00 AM