10% discount on the available weeks in 2023

Price Starting from € 3600 per week (more information) Price on request.
Sleeps 6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms 4
Accessibility The house is not specifically accessible for less mobile guests.
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La Solda Christmas

With its luminous, colorful interior and a remarkable art collection our latest property, La Solda, became a triumph of modern design bringing together traditional lines and exquisite taste.

A Christmas holiday in Italy is one of magic and wonder, all wrapped up with warmth and elegance if that includes a stay at La Solda. This spectacular villa for six is a beautiful mix of modern design and traditional Umbrian charm, and it’s a fabulous place to relax and celebrate with family and friends.

The three double bedrooms are all en-suite with views across the valley and huge, comfy beds, perfect for long lie-ins and little lie-downs. Downstairs, the dark green kitchen is fitted with top-notch gadgets and appliances and has a pantry big enough to store all the festive treats you can think of. Underfloor-heating and a wood-burning stove will keep you cosy while you admire the impressive art on the walls, relax on the huge sofa and take your time over lovely long meals.

All the twinkling lights and festive charm of some of Umbria’s most beautiful hilltop towns are on the doorstep, including Città della Pieve. Head to Assisi for glorious choral music or to Orvieto for the Winter Jazz Festival. Explore the region’s renowned art galleries, or simply sit back and enjoy the breathtaking views of the Umbrian countryside from La Solda’s dreamy comfort.

La Solda is just a stone’s throw away from Città della Pieve. A medieval town that today still exudes its genuine Italian character. Referred to as ‘the picture perfect Italian town’, Citta della Pieve is the ideal place for a nice stroll, with stunning historic buildings, lovely terraces and a wide selection of local restaurants. Click here to find more information. The small hill top town of Monteleone d'Orvieto is only a 10 minutes drive. Here we can recommend also a wide selection of top local restaurants.  

La Solda is managed exclusively by Special Umbria.

Rooms description


There are three double bedrooms all positioned on the first floor, which is ground floor when entering via the front door where the parking is. All 3 airconditioned bedrooms have a shower room and wc. There is a red, a blue and a green bedroom with lovely colorful elements, old Sicilian tiles, cotton linen made up beds with quality memory-foam mattrasses. All bedrooms overlook the valley.


3 shower rooms with wc. Modern fittings and Sicilian floor tiles recalling the color of the rooms. There is a guest toilet on the ground floor as well.


Like the rest of the house’s interior, old and new combine in the tactile materials of this locally made stand-out kitchen in a green Farrow and Ball color and white marble on top. The island houses quality appliances, including a wine fridge and a five-burner gas hob. In the adjacent pantry, located behind the island there will be a double fridge, a sink and the dishwasher and washing machine and dryer. Cooking at La Solda will be a joyful experience, or you can sit back and relax while the Special Umbria staff do the 'hard' work for you.

Living rooms

At one end of the open-plan living space, with its traditional dark grey cotto floor and whitewashed beamed ceiling, is a large sitting area. A comfortable corner sofa in mustard color and a couple of design arm chairs make for a cosy living space, with a modern design wood-burning stove for cooler days. At the other end of the room is an old wooden farmhouse dining table with 6 Italian design chairs, or guests can dine on the terrace looking out over the rolling countryside.

Other rooms



Weekly fresh bed linen and towels included. Permanent maintenance of the house, garden and pool in all aspects during your stay. The cleaning lady will clean the house once a week.


private pool, pool heating, air conditioning, dogs allowed, floor cooling, car charging point, hob/stove, oven, fridge, fridge with freezer, dishwasher, washing machine, tumble dryer, iron+board, television, wifi, central heating, cot, high chair, barbeque, gas barbeque, hairdryer


The house is not specifically accessible for less mobile guests.


The property is surrounded by old olives and other old trees, of which the big cherry tree next to the front door is a true landmark. In front of the house a large grass land makes a natural garden with will blend in perfectly in the surrounding green. The 14 x 4 meters pool is postioned in this grass land area overlooking the valley.


The owners are both passionate art collectors and a fine selection is placed in their home in Italy. Unique pieces by the Dutch artists Erwin Olaf and Henrik Kerstens can be found in every room and in the sitting-dining room an impressive painting of the Sicilian artist Sergio Fiorentino was the basis for the color scheme in the sitting room: musterd-gold, blue and dark grey. 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

10% discount on the available weeks in 2023

weekly prices
from 30 September 2023 to 16 December 2023 € 3600
from 16 December 2023 to 6 January 2024 € 4250
from 6 January 2024 to 18 May 2024 € 3600
from 18 May 2024 to 15 June 2024 € 4250
from 15 June 2024 to 14 September 2024 € 5500
from 14 September 2024 to 5 October 2024 € 4250
from 5 October 2024 to 21 December 2024 € 3600
from 21 December 2024 to 4 January 2025 € 4250
Price on request.
Weekly cleaning: EUR 300
A special Christmas package with decorations and set up trees: EUR 300.
Pool heating and fire place wood included
Baby cot: EUR 75 per week
Dog: EUR 100 per stay
Car Charging Station: EUR 150 per week

Security deposit: EUR 1000 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


Beach and water sport facilities at the nearby Lake Trasimeno. Waterpark with big slides in Tavernelle, Golf courses are near Panicarola at Golf Course Lamborghini (9 holes) and Golf Club Perugia (18 holes). Antognolla Golf club an 18-hole course, one of the best of Italy (48km)


Upon request against separate charge special activities may be organised by SpecialUmbria. One can think of guided tours to natural parks or guided cultural visits to art cities. Please check with us directly for availability and rates. Also, private cooking lessons or a private cook at home for a customised lunch, buffet, dinner or BBQ can be arranged.


More information

In addition to the fabulous festive atmosphere, Umbria offers a variety of activities to make your holiday season unforgettable. Be moved by beautiful concerts featuring traditional Italian Christmas music inside some of the most glorious buildings on earth, explore the region's renowned art galleries and museums, or simply relax and enjoy the breathtaking views of the Umbrian countryside from the cosy comfort of your luxury rental.

What to do and where to go

The world's biggest Christmas tree in Gubbio

Gubbio takes Christmas seriously, not least by lighting up the world's largest tree featuring thousands of multi-coloured bulbs that twinkle over the town from Mount Ingrino. Gubbio itself, an ancient medieval town famous for its Roman ruins and historic aqueduct, hosts delightful attractions and events for both young and old. Discover Christmas Land, the fantastic markets, the tree - which was ratified by Guinness World Records as the world's biggest Christmas tree in 1991, 3D images on the façade of the Palazzo dei Consoli, the ferris wheel, the nativity cribs tucked away in the town's pretty streets, and much, much more.

Concerts and the nativity in Assisi

At the start of December every year, Assisi and its surrounding villages come alive with the sights and sounds of Christmas and this year will have particular resonance since it is the 800th anniversary of St Francis' first nativity scene.

A rich programme of events combines history, tradition and spirituality with a message of hope for the future, paying particular attention to environmental sustainability. The Town is decorated with Christmas trees and puts on spectacular light displays, Christmas markets, concerts and nativity scenes that offer a moving immersive experience. 

Perugia's Christmas market

Perugia's Christmas market can be found in Rocca Paolina, the university town's 16th-century Renaissance fortress. Not as big as other European markets but the biggest of its type in Umbria, its comfortable size makes it the perfect place to find delicious food and drinks, as well as beautiful artisanal presents.

Additional stalls can be found throughout Perugia’s historic centre, including in Piazza Italia and Piazza Matteotti, while the main street, Corso Vannucci, is strung with twinkling lights and there's even an ice rink.

A Christmas tree on Lake Trasimeno

Head to the delightful town of Castiglione del Lago and throughout December and into the start of the new year you'll be able to see another of the world’s biggest Christmas trees. Part of the Luci sul Trasimeno festival, the tree is picked out in lights on Lake Trasimeno. A kilometre in length, the tree is made up of 2,450 bulbs that hover just above the water, held up by 5km of cable. Visitors are able to see the tree from just behind the castle tower and can even sponsor a light. For every light sponsored, an olive tree will be planted as a symbol of peace and hope. Guests will find lots of other things to see and do, from a Christmas market to a huge nativity scene. 

Winter Jazz Festival in Orvieto

Umbria's Winter Jazz Festival is now in its 30th year and the 2023 programme has 90 events performed by 30 bands and more than 150 musicians. Spread over five days, from 28 December to 1 January, visitors can soak up soul, jazz, gospel and funk from noon 'til night in the delightful Umbrian town of Orvieto.

There are two moments that have always characterised the Winter Jazz Festival. The first is the New Year’s Eve Dinner and the concerts before and after midnight - an excellent augur for a happy new year. While the second is the gospel concert that follows New Year's Day Mass in the Duomo, performed this year at 5pm by the Virginia State Gospel Choir, with the religious songs of the African American tradition now a firm festival fixture. 

New Year's Eve

There is no better place to celebrate the end of one year and the start of another than here in Umbria. The region's towns and cities come alive with fireworks, live music and traditional Italian feasts. Whether you choose to join the local celebrations and have a New Year's Eve dinner in one of the many incredible restaurants, or to host your own party in private luxury at your SpecialUmbria property, you are guaranteed to see in the New Year in style.

The Christmas holiday season in Umbria offers a unique blend of cultural experiences, festive celebrations and a proper switch-off giving you a chance to reflect and reset in this extraordinarily beautiful part of Italy. With one of our luxury rental villas as your base, you can explore all that this stunning region has to offer, creating fabulous memories to last a lifetime.



Click map for detailed location


Nearest village is Città della Pieve. Other villages nearby are Monteleone d'Orvieto, Chiusi and Montepulciano


Nearest airports are Umbria International Airport Sant'Egidio near Perugia (53 km) with flights from Rotterdam Airport (Transavia) and Brussels (Ryanair) and London (BA and Ryanair); Rome Fiumicino (190 km) and Ciampino (167 km) International Airports and Florence International Airport (146 km); nearest A1 Motorway exits are at Fabro (22 km) for Rome and exit Chiusi (25 km) for Florence; international train station of Chiusi (22 km) also hosts car rentals.


The most important cities in Umbria and Tuscany with all facilities for shopping, culture and art are within reach: (wine in) Montepulciano (35 km), Castiglione del Lago (23 km), Cortona (45 km), Siena (95 km), Florence (135 km), Perugia (43 km), Gubbio (94 km), Todi (63 km), Orvieto (45 km), Spoleto (104 km), Montefalco / Bevagna (67 km), Deruta (45 km), Assisi (65 km) and of course Rome (162 km).

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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