Our Story

Our villa, El Olivar is our home and we are happy to share it with you. You are staying in a 4000 square foot, four-bedroom, 3.5 bathroom villa on 11 acres of land with a working olive grove of a hundred trees, an 8 x 5 meter swimming pool, two fireplaces and a 1000 square foot patio that overlooks the Umbrian valley and the Tiber river. The house is well appointed with silk curtains from Jim Thompson in Thailand, comfortable furniture and furnishings that are a mixture of both modern and country. The sunrises and sunsets that can be seen from the patio are often awe-inspiring! You are in the green heart of Italy where you will be able to enjoy the local cuisine and wonderful Umbrian wines that aren’t normally found outside of Italy.

Our villa is in Otricoli about an hour’s drive from Fiumicino airport in Rome. Renting a car and driving is the absolute best way to see the sights and is really a necessity as Umbria is a largely rural area.

Your stay will be self-catering with some assistance from our caretakers who live on the property in an apartment attached to the house. They are there to keep everything working, watch over the villa and to support you during your stay. They will change linens (every 5 days) and towels (every 3 days) take away the trash, clean the pool each morning, sweep the patio, keep firewood stocked at the fireplace answer your questions and can even help you make dinner reservations at the local restaurants. They only speak Italian. If you don’t speak Italian that need not be a problem. By showing them what you want and using Google Translate they will be able to help you. They have WhatsApp so you can also get messages to them (translated to Italian) that way. Their large dog Marena looks imposing but she is a big sweetheart.

Check out our photo gallery and see it for yourself!