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

Modern design meets traditional Umbrian charm in this sophisticated villa close to the hilltop town of Città della Pieve

This spectacular and characterful villa for six was completed in the summer of 2021. Designed and project managed by SpecialUmbria, its interiors are a celebration of modern European design, while its exterior and grounds draw on traditional Umbrian charm.  

Colourful and comfortable, the villa sleeps six in three double, air-conditioned, en suite bedrooms. The dark green, handcrafted kitchen and pantry are fitted with top-of-the-range appliances and along with the rest of the rooms, include myriad beautiful design features, such as the fabulous light fittings and floor tiles. The property's Dutch owners are passionate art collectors and pieces from their collection hang throughout the house.

Meanwhile, outside, age-old olive trees frame the property while stunning views stretch for miles over the surrounding hills with Monte Cetona behind. Clever landscaping, a lovely pool (14mx4m) and a welcoming veranda running along the garden side of the house make it the ideal place for seamless indoor-outdoor living. In fact, thoughtful, smart and eyecatching design throughout make this property truly stand out, both in the heat of summer and throughout the cooler months.

La Solda's unique location offers total privacy in this beautiful and ancient rolling landscape, yet Città della Pieve is just moments away. A medieval hilltop town that has escaped mass tourism and still exudes genuine Italian character, it is often referred to as ‘the picture-perfect Italian town’. It remains the perfect place for la passeggiata, with stunning historic buildings, pretty places to sit outside for a drink and lots of lovely local restaurants. Click here for more information.

Monteleone d'Orvieto is another hilltop gem only 10 minutes' drive away where we can also recommend the best places to go before you are lured back to the comfortable elegance and privacy of La Solda.  

La Solda is managed exclusively by Special Umbria.

Rooms description


The three double bedrooms are on the first floor, which, because the house is built into a slope, is the ground floor when you come in through the front door. Each with a view across the valley, all three bedrooms are air-conditioned and en-suite. Similarly designed but in individual colours of red, blue and green, the rooms have colourful old Sicilian tiles on occasional tables, cotto floor tiles, original artwork, and large, comfy beds with memory-foam mattresses and gorgeously soft linen sheets.


The well-appointed en-suite shower rooms have modern fixtures and fittings and Sicilian floor tiles laid in Sixties-inspired patterns in the corresponding colour to the bedroom.


Like the rest of the house’s interior, old and new combine in the tactile materials of this locally made, stand-out kitchen. The gloriously rich Farrow & Ball green of the chevron-patterned wooden units are complemented by the smooth white marble countertops on the large island and the two tall dark-wood, glass-fronted cupboards with their ornate jungle-inspired back panels. The island houses a wine fridge and a five-burner gas hob, while the half-hidden pantry houses a double fridge, a second sink, the dishwasher and a washing machine and tumble dryer. This is a joyful space in which to cook and socialise, or you can sit back and relax while a local chef does the 'hard' work for you.

Living rooms

At one end of the open-plan living space, with its traditional dark cotto floor and whitewashed beamed ceiling, is a large sitting area. A comfortable corner sofa in mustard yellow and a couple of designer armchairs 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 six Italian design chairs lit by two beautiful gold-coloured pendant lights. In the warmer months guests can dine outside on the adjacent terrace looking out over the rolling countryside.

Other rooms

There is a guest toilet on the ground floor.



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 wonderful old trees, including olive trees and a beautiful big cherry tree next to the front door. The bedrooms and living area look out onto the terraced garden, which is fenced, blending into the hills and valley beyond. The veranda runs along the same side and includes a dining table and seating area with access from both the kitchen and the sitting room. Steps lead down a prettily planted bank to the 14mx4m pool where there are shaded sun loungers to relax on with the same mighty view.


La Solda's owners are both passionate art collectors and several works from their collection are on display in the house. Unique pieces by the Dutch artists Erwin Olaf and Henrik Kerstens can be found in every room and in the open-plan living and dining room an impressive painting by the Sicilian artist Sergio Fiorentino informed the room's colour scheme of mustard-yellow, rich blue and dark grey. There is complementary soap, shower gel and shampoo organically produced in Umbria using essential oils for guests' use.

Availability & Pricing

weekly prices
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
from 4 January 2025 to 17 May 2025 € 3850
from 17 May 2025 to 14 June 2025 € 4500
from 14 June 2025 to 13 September 2025 € 5750
from 13 September 2025 to 4 October 2025 € 4500
from 4 October 2025 to 20 December 2025 € 3850
from 20 December 2025 to 3 January 2026 € 4500
Price on request.
Weekly cleaning: EUR 250
Pool Heating with automatic thermic and child friendly pool cover: EUR 250
Air conditioning: EUR 125 per week (on request). In high season included in rental price
Baby cot: EUR 75 per week
Dog: EUR 100 per stay
Wood per m3: EUR 75
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;
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 beautiful walks and bike rides from the house and for those seeking beach and watersport facilities, Lake Trasimeno is 25km away, or there is a water park with big slides in Tavernelle (17km). There are two golf courses close by: the 9-hole Golf Course Lamborghini at Panicarola (16km) and the 18-hole Golf Club Perugia (28km), or the 18-hole course at Antognolla Golf club which is one of the best in Italy (56km).


SpecialUmbria is happy to tailor-make itineraries for our guests, including guided tours of national parks, city culture tours or other activities. We are able to organise a private chef for your entire stay or someone who can prepare traditional, local food when required, including pizzas or a BBQ. Please contact us directly for rates and availability.


The world-famous annual Umbria Jazz Festival takes place in the first two weeks of July while its winter counterpart runs over five days either side of New Year. Recent artists include Diana Krall, John Legend, and Lady Gaga. Every August Città della Pieve puts on a 'Palio' (medieval festival) with lots of fun activities. Please ask for more information.

More information


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Part of the lure of La Solda is that Città della Pieve, one of Umbria's prettiest hilltop towns, is only five minutes away by car. A small, ancient jewel with a proud artistic heritage, here you can wander the pretty streets and soak up the buzz, beauty and charm, feasting on the art and architecture and, of course, the food. The town is brought to life throughout the year by its various markets and festivals that are steeped in tradition and full of colour and vibrancy. Other attractive towns and villages nearby include Monteleone d'Orvieto, Chiusi and Montepulciano, which is famed for its wine.


The nearest airports are Perugia [PEG] (53 km) with direct flights from Rotterdam, Brussels and London; Florence [FLR] (146km); Rome Ciampino [CIA] (167km); and Rome Fiumicino [FCO] (190 km).
The international train station at Chiusi (22km) is ideal for direct journeys to Rome, Florence, Arezzo and Perugia. Car rental is available from this station.
The A1 Motorway exits closest to the property are at Fabro (22 km) for Rome, and Chiusi (25 km) for Florence.


La Solda is close to several towns and cities in both Umbria and Tuscany, including Castiglione del Lago (23 km); Montepulciano (35 km) which is famed for its wine; Perugia (43km); Cortona (45 km); Deruta (45km); Orvieto (45 km); Todi (63 km); Assisi (65 km); Montefalco/Bevagna (67 km); Gubbio (94 km); Siena (95 km); Spoleto (104 km); Florence (135 km); and 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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