8 Bedroom (Sleeps 16) Villa in Umbria

Ridiculously Beautiful Historical Villa Overlooking Lake Trasimeno

At a glance: Child Friendly, Wifi, Air Conditioning, Parking, Private Pool, Garden.
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Owner/Property Manager: Anna
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Property Type: Villa
Location: Umbria
Sleeps: 16
Bedrooms: 8 Bedroom
Bathrooms: 10
Minimum nights stay: 7
Low season price per week: €2400
High season price per week: €7750
Average price per week:€4500
🌈 NHS Discount: upto 40%
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Villa Gioianna is an historical country estate composed of an elegant villa surrounded by gardens, an ancient olive grove, a growing orchard and shady woods. Tucked into a fold of the countryside on a hill above Lake Trasimeno, it commands superb views of Tuscany, Umbria, and the Lake.

This is a traditional, gracious Italian country villa where the elite of Rome and Florence at one time escaped the city's summer heat. It is full of history and memories and lovingly decorated and maintained to reflect the character of the owner and to delight our guests. The 'padrone', or wealthy landowner, of the surrounding farms built the Villa in 1918 as his showcase residence. In the early 21st century, the Villa was renovated and updated, but with respect for the original architecture, spirit, and history of the house so that it retains the warmth and ambiance of an Italian family country home.

The Villa now has modern mechanical systems, air conditioning, solar panels, and a swimming pool. Terracotta and hand-painted tile floors, painted and antique doors and wood-beamed brick ceilings form a simple background for the eight spacious ensuite bedrooms furnished with splendid antiques, sumptuous textiles and supremely comfortable beds.

The Villa's bathrooms are notorious locally, both for their beauty and number: every bedroom has its own beautifully tiled bathroom; all but one has a deep soaking tub to relax in. Enjoy them without guilt: in the summer, most of the hot water comes from solar panels.

You arrive at the Villa via an avenue of cypresses and lime trees, passing through a mature park of 4.5 acres of woods, vineyards, olive groves, fruit trees and flower gardens. The Villa is a small working estate that produces its own olive oil, fruit, vegetables, wonderfully fragrant roses, flowers and herbs. We garden 'sustainably;' we compost and practice companion planting and encouragement of beneficial insects, birds and bats (!) to keep plant diseases and pests in check. Our lawns are local grasses and wildflowers, requiring no commercial fertilizer. We recycle or compost virtually all waste produced by the Villa.

In 2023, Umbria was named Foodie Destination of the Year by Lonely Planet. For good reason. Here, the rituals of the table are celebrated and cherished. Food and wine are excellent and reasonably priced. We can recommend several excellent local cooks -- including a delightful typical Italian nonna -- each of whom spoils guests with delicious, homemade meals. They are also happy to combine a meal with a cooking lesson or a family pasta-making lesson that is just So. Much. Fun!

Please note that there is a final cleaning charge, refundable security deposit and a small overnight tax in addition to the rental fees.

4 Reviews - 5/5 Average Rating

Absolutely Amazing!

By Laura on 11-Jan-2022

Villa Gioianna is absolutely amazing! We have traveled to many great places all over the world and nothing compares to the beauty, peace, and joy we have found at Villa Gioianna. The Villa is beautiful inside and out. The furnishing, decor, and overall interior design of the villa is amazing. It’s gorgeous! Pictures don’t do justice to the beauty. The beds are very comfortable and each bedroom has its own beautiful bathroom. The grounds are just as amazing. The property is surrounded by vineyards and rolling hills. The pool, fountain, olive trees, bocce court, and garden make you feel as if you’re living in an Italian dreamland. We loved being able to walk to the next door vineyard for wine. Anna has lived in Italy for many years. Her suggestions and knowledge of the area are beyond amazing! I’m grateful for her recommendations. The experiences we had and memories made while staying at the villa, due to Anna’s recommendations and kindness are priceless. The villa’s location is ideal for traveling the “best of Italy”. While staying at the villa we visited Cortona, Orvieto, San Gimignano, Florence, Deurrta , Siena, Arezzo, Todi, Montepulciano, and many other wonderful towns. Castiglione del Lago itself is a beautiful village with great restaurants, bakeries, wineries, and more. I highly recommend Villa Gioianna. It’s an experience of a lifetime.

Fabulous Stay at Villa Gioianna

By Sue on 17-Aug-2022

Anna was a most attentive and helpful host throughout our 14 day stay. Thirteen of us from four generations of the same family - aged 2 to 75 - had a fabulous stay at Villa Gioianna - the well-maintained pool was big enough to accommodate all of us, and our noisy children loved having the run of the extensive estate, in complete safety and privacy. We had two wonderful cooks who prepared and served us our delicious suppers, and one of whom - Nonna - gave the children a memorable treat in the form of a hands-on lesson on how to make fresh ravioli. There are wonderful visits to be had locally in beautiful, unspoilt Umbria - but the best times were spent relaxing in and around this beautiful property. Thank you, Anna, for arranging everything so perfectly for us.

Amazing Time in Very Lovely Villa

By Bea Moldow on 22-Jun-2023

I went to Villa Gioianna with my family for the second time recently and it was very lovely. We had an amazing time in the area and the rooms were so antique and delightful. There was a little kitty there who our family named little pumpkin who was so sweet, he was a bit skittish at first but warmed up to anyone who gave him food. The owner stayed in constant contact with us and provided us with lists of good grocery stores and restaurants in town. Would definitely come here again with family.


January 25-March 20 Winter 2024 2400 ( 15% discount for NHS )
April 1-May 1 Early Spring 2024 4850 ( 40% discount for NHS )
May 1 - June 30 May-June 2024 5850
July 1 - September 30 Summer 2024 7750 ( 10% discount for NHS )
October 1-31 October 2024 4850
November 1-30 November 2024 3850 ( 20% discount for NHS )
December 1-22 December 2024 3450 ( 20% discount for NHS )
Dec 23- Jan 2, 2024 Holiday 2024 4650 ( 20% discount for NHS )



Children Welcome


Pantry Items
Coffee Maker
Dining Seats
Dining Room
Wood stove
Air Conditioning
Linens Provided
Washing Machine
Tumble Dryer
Living Room
Ironing Board
Video Library
Private Pool
Private chef


Away from it all
Sports activities
Tourist attractions