Price From € 3500 per week (more information)
Sleeps 10
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms 5
Accessibility The whole of the ground floor, including both bedrooms, is accessible to less mobile guests.
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Il Nido

Perched high in the Umbrian hills, Il Nido is a stunning fusion of modernity and tradition. The materials and design blend seamlessly together to create this exceptional villa.

Perched high in the Umbrian hills, Il Nido is a stunning fusion of modernity and tradition. The materials and design blend seamlessly together to create this exceptional villa.

Il Nido was completed in June 2018 following a build that was project managed and interior designed by Special Umbria. Its breathtaking location, exceptional levels of comfort and its modern southern European style all combine to create an extremely special holiday house.

There are five double bedrooms with open-space en suites, a high-spec kitchen with top-brand appliances, floor-cooling throughout and myriad beautiful design features, including incredible light fittings.

Ancient oaks frame the back of the property while the stunning view from the front stretches miles over the surrounding hills. Clever landscaping, a heated pool (15mx4m) and an outdoor ‘room’ with a large fireplace for cooler evenings make for seamless indoor/outdoor living in extreme comfort. Thoughtful, clever design throughout makes this a standout property.

Il Nido is exclusively managed by Special Umbria.

Rooms description


Of the five double bedrooms, two are on the ground floor of the main building and interconnect, making them ideal for those with a young family, while the others are upstairs in the guest wing; all have open-space en suites. The deeply comfortable beds are made up with beautiful, cool linen and the floors throughout are smooth resin.


All the en suites are open-space, within the bedrooms. All the rooms have showers and two rooms also have baths – one in the guest wing and one on the ground floor. The WCs are also located in this space but are separate. The understated resin floors and walls of the showers are complemented by high-performance fixtures and fittings. There are separate WCs on the ground floor and in the basement.


Like the rest of the house’s interior, old and new combine in the tactile materials of this stand-out kitchen. The four-metre long island houses Smeg appliances, including a dishwasher, two ovens and a five-burner gas hob. Expertly equipped, there is a wine fridge and ice-maker, breadmaker and KitchenAid mixer to get you started. In the adjacent pantry, located behind the island, are a double fridge, second dishwasher, sink, and washing machine and dryer. Cooking at Il Nido is a joyful experience, or you can sit back and relax while the Special Umbria staff do the hard work for you.

Living rooms

The clever design of the double reception room combines space and cosy comfort with a double-aspect wood-burner taking centre stage in the open shelving which divides the sitting and dining areas. The enormous sofa and Gervasoni armchairs are as comfortable as they are stylish while from the large, made-to-measure oak dining table guests can enjoy long views across the hills.

Other rooms



There is an additional weekly cleaning charge of EUR. 225. Bed linen and towels (including ones for pool use) are changed weekly. A cleaner also comes briefly, mid-week.


Private pool, Pool heating, Air conditioning, Oven, Fridge with freezer, Dishwasher, Washing machine, Tumble dryer, Iron+board, Television, Wifi, Room fans, Cot, High chair, Barbeque


The whole of the ground floor, including both bedrooms, is accessible to less mobile guests.


Il Nido sits on a 7,000sq m private terraced hilltop plot with far-reaching views. The land is fenced and mature oak trees provide natural shade. Lawns lead from the front of the house to the black-lined heated pool (15mx4m), which is surrounded by paving. A pergola and oak tree provide shade while bamboo sunbeds and parasols offer a perfect place to lounge comfortably. There is a table tennis table made of local stone and a boules court next to the pool. For al fresco meals with a view, a large handmade wooden table with bamboo chairs under the main porch provides an ideal spot. Meanwhile, the outdoor living room, nestled between the main house and the guest wing, is a firm favourite with all our guests. With comfy sofas, swing chairs and a big fireplace you can stay cosy and warm outside even off-season.


Il Nido enjoys a private, tranquil setting, without being remote. The nearest property is over 70m away.

Availability & Pricing

weekly prices
from 4 January 2020 to 23 May 2020 € 3500
from 23 May 2020 to 13 June 2020 € 4750
from 13 June 2020 to 12 September 2020 € 5400
from 12 September 2020 to 26 September 2020 € 4750
from 26 September 2020 to 19 December 2020 € 3500
from 19 December 2020 to 2 January 2021 € 4750
from 2 January 2021 to 22 May 2021 € 3500
from 22 May 2021 to 12 June 2021 € 4750
from 12 June 2021 to 11 September 2021 € 5400
from 11 September 2021 to 25 September 2021 € 4750
from 25 September 2021 to 18 December 2021 € 3500
from 18 December 2021 to 8 January 2022 € 4750
Weekly cleaning: EUR 225,00
Baby cot: EUR 75,00 per week
Extra bed (high quality): EUR 250 per week
Pool heating: EUR 125 per week (on request)
Floor cooling: EUR 150 per week on request in mid season (Floor cooling is included in the mentioned high season price).
Wood (stove & outside fireplace) per m3: EUR 75
Security deposit: EUR 500,00 to be paid to SU before arrival as specified in the booking confirmation.
Deposit: 30% upon booking, balance 30 working days before arrival;
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, while beach and water-sport facilities are a short drive away at Lake Trasimeno (25km). 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 Gold Club Perugia in Ellera Umbra (28km). Tennis is available 2km from the villa at Piegaro and horseriding 8km away 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.


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.



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Piegaro is a sleepy Medieval town with a small collection of restaurants and shops – a butcher, baker and green grocer, a couple of bars, a pharmacy and a church. Tavernelle de Panicale (9km) on the way to Perugia is a little larger with a greater choice, or you could head to Città della Pieve.


The nearest airports are: Perugia [PEG] (45km) with direct flights from Rotterdam [Transavia], Brussels [Ryanair] and London [BA and Ryanair]; Rome Fiumicino [FCO] (190km); Rome Ciampino [CIA] (175km); Florence [FLR] (165km). Train The train station at Chiusi [22km] is ideal for direct journeys to Rome and Florence. There is car rental available at the station. Road The A1 motorway exits closest to the property are at Fabro (20km) for Rome and at Chiusi (25km) for Florence.


Il Nido is close to several towns and cities in both Umbria and Tuscany, including, Castiglione del Lago (26km); Perugia (35km); Cortona (45km); Montepulciano, which is famed for its wine (45km); Deruta (50km); Orvieto (50km); Assisi (55km); Todi (60km); Gubbio (80km); Montefalco/Bevagna (85km); Spoleto (95km); Siena (105km); Florence (145km); and Rome (170km).

Your Covid-19 Proof villa

This villa is Covid-19 proof and will guarantee you a perfectly safe and relaxing holiday, according to the latest Italian health and safety regulations.

Perfect hygiene: With the aim of ensuring an exceptional level of hygiene at 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 the current Italian National law this protocol goes above and beyond our usual rigorous cleaning standards.

You will find a house sanitized in all its surfaces, objects, kitchen items, curtains, sofas, throws, pillows, toys and pool area. If you wish, you can ask the detailed list of the entire cleaning procedure we do after each departure and before welcoming new guests in the property.

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

  • makes the neccesary information available concerning use of the mask and social distancing available to guests;
  • guarantees availability and accessibility inside the structure to hand hygiene systems with hydro-alcoholic solutions and soaps;
  • guarantees cleaning and disinfection of all environments, according to the guidelines of the National Authorities. On request we can send you this list;
  • For the SWIMMING POOL: guaranteed the efficacy of the water treatments while respecting legal limits (parameter of free active chlorine in the pool 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 have completely eliminated the air re-circulation function and, on the basis of the indications provided by the manufacturer, with the plant in off mode, to have cleaned the air filters of the heating/cooling plants that use heat pumps, fancoils and convectors after every stay of guests.

For more information about Covid in Italy, please click here for the general information.

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