Price Starting from € 3750 per week (more information) Price on request.
Sleeps 10
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms 3
Accessibility The house is not easily accessed by less mobile guests.
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Casa Refogliano

The exquisite craftsmanship inside the villa is matched by the incredible views and fabulous pool outside, making this the perfect place for adults and children alike.

Casa Refogliano is a stunning property that hugs the contours of the unspoilt Umbrian hills, close to the pretty town of Piegaro. Designed for a Dutch family, the build was project managed by Special Umbria and finished in 2016.

The traditional exterior uses local stone, and natural materials and handcrafted pieces feature throughout the property, including wooden beams, cotto floors and marble worktops. The interior décor is welcoming and joyful, with pieces by Dutch designers such as Marcel Wanders and Piet Hein Eek giving a nod to the owners’ heritage.

The ground floor has a spacious living area with French windows out to the veranda. A large dining table comfortably seats ten while a Dutch log burner by Weltevree makes for a cosy seating area. There is also a partially separate telly nook with a big sofa. The main room opens onto the high-spec kitchen that was made by a local carpenter and includes a large oven, a butcher’s block island, French windows out to the garden and all the modern appliances you need.

There is a double bedroom downstairs and three bedrooms upstairs, including a room that sleeps four in beautiful, big, solid handcrafted bunk beds, and two doubles.

Outside, the large veranda overlooking the pool has plenty of space for dining and there is an outdoor pizza oven and a BBQ nearby. The spectacular view stretches towards Montepulciano, Città della Pieve, Panicale, Cortona, Lake Trasimeno and the Tuscan hills beyond. The heated pool has sunbeds surrounding it and a shaded lounge area and a pétanque court next to it. The property is entirely private. It has its own terraced garden and is surrounded by an old olive grove yet is close to the pretty town of Piegaro.

Casa Refogliano is featured in Ville & Casali, May 2017. It is also featured in Alexandra Korey's Life, Art and Travel Blog ARTTRAV.

Casa Refogliano is under Exclusive SpecialUmbria Property Management.

Rooms description


On the ground floor there is a double bedroom with an en-suite shower room and a separate downstairs toilet.
Upstairs, there are three bedrooms: a double with an en-suite with a bath and shower, another double with an adjoining shower room, and a room with bunk beds (each bed is 200cm) that sleeps four. All the beds have been made out of reclaimed wood and have memory foam mattresses. All the bedrooms will have A/C as of Easter 2024.


There are three bathrooms in total. Two are en-suite, of which one has a bath as well as a shower and views across the valley. There is a separate toilet on both the ground floor and the first floor, adding up to four in total.


The kitchen was made by a local carpenter and includes wooden units with a marble worktop, floor-to-ceiling open shelves, a butcher’s block central island and top-notch appliances. There are French windows that open out onto the veranda and the nearby pizza oven and BBQ. The kitchen is connected to the living room by a large opening.

Living rooms

The spacious living room includes a dining table by Piet Hein Eek that comfortably seats ten, a sofa and armchairs around the Dutch-style wood-burning stove, and a slightly separate TV nook with a corner sofa, perfect for children or for curling up with a book.

Other rooms

Behind the kitchen is a laundry room with a washing machine and dryer, and a separate toilet.



Mid week cleanings on Tuesdays afternoon and linen change cleanings on Saturdays for bookings longer than a week.


private pool, pool heating, air conditioning, dogs allowed, sonos music system, hob/stove, oven, fridge, fridge with freezer, microwave, dishwasher, washing machine, tumble dryer, iron+board, satellite TV, television, wifi, central heating, room fans, cot, high chair, barbeque


The house is not easily accessed by less mobile guests.


Casa Refogliano is set on the grassy slopes of a former olive grove. The garden is on different levels and has lawns for children to play on and is planted with beds including lavender, rosemary and other local shrubs. The heated pool (12m x 6m; 120cm-150cm deep) is in front of the house on a lower terrace with a shaded lounge area and pétanque court. Pool heating available from End of April until the end of October depending on the weather conditions. The pizza oven and stone BBQ are near the veranda at the front of the house where the outside dining table has incredible views over the valley.


There is a similar style of villa close by which is not rented out and your privacy will not be disturbed. The nearby road that leads to Tavernelle and Piegaro is not busy. In the Villa you will find the soap, shampoo and shower gel exclusively produced in Umbria and composed by bio agriculture and essential oils.

Availability & Pricing

weekly prices
from 6 January 2024 to 18 May 2024 € 3750
from 18 May 2024 to 8 June 2024 € 4250
from 8 June 2024 to 14 September 2024 € 5000
from 14 September 2024 to 5 October 2024 € 4250
from 5 October 2024 to 21 December 2024 € 3750
from 21 December 2024 to 4 January 2025 € 4000
from 4 January 2025 to 17 May 2025 € 4250
from 17 May 2025 to 7 June 2025 € 4750
from 7 June 2025 to 13 September 2025 € 5500
from 13 September 2025 to 4 October 2025 € 4750
from 4 October 2025 to 20 December 2025 € 4250
from 20 December 2025 to 3 January 2026 € 4500
Price on request.
Weekly cleaning: EUR 250
Babycot: EUR 75 per week
Dog: EUR 100 per stay
Pool heating available from End of April until the end of October depending in the weather conditions: EUR 250 per week (on request)
Extra bed (high quality): EUR 250 per week
Wood (pizza oven) per m3: EUR 75

In house extra services on demand:
Chefs (fine dining, traditional, BBQ, Pizza)
Yoga & PT
Wine tastings
E-bikes rental

Security deposit: EUR 750 to be paid to SU before arrival as specified in the booking confirmation.
Deposit: 30% upon booking, balance 30 working days before arrival;
Sustainability For every booking we make on this property, we will plant a tree through our charitable partner, Trees for All.
Arrival & Departure Saturdays (depending on other bookings) arrival from 4 PM and departure latest 10 AM. Other arrival and departures days upon request.

Leisure & Activities


There are long walks directly from the property and the area is excellent for mountain biking. Beach and water-sport facilities are a short drive away at Lake Trasimeno (25km) and there is a waterpark with big slides in Tavernelle (6km). For keen golfers there is a choice of a 9-hole course at the Lamborghini Golf Course in nearby Panicarola (16km) or 18 holes at Golf Club Perugia (28km) Antognolla Golf club an 18-hole course, one of the best of Italy (48km). Tennis is available at Piegaro and horse-riding at Montegabbione.


Special Umbria is happy to tailor-make itineraries for our guests, including guided tours of national parks or city culture tours. Please contact us directly for rates and availability. We can also organise cooking lessons for you at the villa or book a private chef for a special lunch, dinner or BBQ.


The world-famous, annual Umbria Jazz Festival takes place in the first two weeks of July. Previous artists include Diana Krall, John Legend and Lady Gaga. A high-quality Palio [medieval festival] brings Città della Pieve to life in August every year with a variety of activities. Please ask for more details.

More information


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Casa Refogliano is only 9km away from Piegaro, a sleepy medieval town with a small selection of shops and bars, a pharmacy, bank, restaurants and a church. There is a better selection in Tavernelle di Panicale on the way to Perugia, or in Città della Pieve, Panicale, or Castiglione del Lago which is on the edge of Lake Trasimeno (26km).


Air The nearest airports are: Perugia [PEG] (40km) with direct flights from Rotterdam [Transavia], Brussels [Ryanair] and London [BA and Ryanair]; Florence [FLR] (165km); Rome Ciampino [CIA] (175km); and Rome Fiumicino [FCO] (190km). Train There is a train station at Chiusi (22km) where car rental is also available. Road The A1 motorway exits closest to the property are at Chiusi (25km) for Florence and at Fabro (22km) for Rome.


Casa Refogliano is close to several towns and cities in both Umbria and Tuscany that are steeped in culture and full of fabulous shops, restaurants and an abundance of art, including: Piegaro (9km); Panicale (13km); Città della Pieve (17km); Paciano (18km); Chiusi (25km); Castiglione del Lago (26km); Perugia (30km); Montepulciano, which is famed for its wine (45km); Deruta (50km); Orvieto (50km); Assisi (55km); Todi (60km); Gubbio (80km); Montefalco/Bevagna (85km); Spoleto (95km); Florence (145km); and Rome (170km).

Your villa and Covid-19

To prevent any possible spread of Covid-19 and to enable you to enjoy a safe and relaxing holiday, all our villas are cleaned to the highest standard possible, and according to the latest Italian health and safety regulations.

Perfect hygiene: to ensure an exceptional level of hygiene in all our villas, we’ve worked with our owners to create a Covid-19 villa management protocol. Based on recommendations from the World Health Organisation, and in compliance with current Italian national law, this protocol goes above and beyond our usual rigorous cleaning standards.

Prior to arrival, your villa will have been fully sanitised, including all surfaces, objects, kitchen items, curtains, sofas, throws, pillows, toys, and in and around the pool. You are welcome to ask for a detailed list of the entire cleaning procedure we do after each departure and before welcoming new guests to the property.

The owner of this house has complied with the following standards:

  • To ensure the necessary information concerning social distancing and the use of masks is available to all guests
  • To guarantee availability of and accessibility to hand hygiene systems with hydro-alcoholic solutions and soaps in all inside areas of, and pertaining to, the villa
  • To guarantee cleaning and disinfection of all areas according to national authority guidelines. Further information is available on request
  • For the swimming pool: to guarantee the efficacy of the water treatments, while respecting legal limits (the parameter for free active chlorine in the pool is between 1.0 – 1.5 mg/l; combined chlorine ≤ 0.40 mg/l; pH 6.5 – 7.5 or equivalent oxygen)
  • For air conditioning systems: to guarantee the air re-circulation function is switched off and, according to the manufacturer’s instructions, with the plant in off-mode, to clean the air filters of the heating/cooling plants that use heat pumps, fan coils and convectors, at the end of each stay

For more general information about Covid-19 in Italy, please click here.

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