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Localita San Bartolomeo 17, 05018, Orvieto Italy
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
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Updated 05/07/21 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 05/07/21 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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#1 of 65 in Orvieto
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Agriturismo Antica Olivaia is a charming 17th century stone farmhouse nestled in a protected nature reserve and located near the ancient hilltop town of Orvieto. This recently restored country inn offers its guests 6 spacious rooms with en suite bathrooms, a buffet breakfast, WI-fi, a private pool & breathtaking views of Orvieto & the Umbrian countryside. Conveniently located between three of Italy's most beautiful regions, it is the ideal place from which to discover the extraordinary Italian countryside and many towns such as Civita di Bagnoregio, Todi, Spello, Assisi, Montefalco, Spoleto, Montepulciano, Montalcino & Pienza. The owners, Marco and Daniela, prepare dinner several times a week for their limited number of guests and meals are eaten together on the veranda under the stars. Informal cooking lessons can also be organized usually in conjunction with dinners. Marco, Daniela and Miles look forward to welcoming you to the Antica Olivaia ... a slow farm for a slow life!
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Free breakfast
Bicycle rental
Hiking
Taxi service
Non-smoking hotel
Wifi
Pool / beach towels
Pool with view
Outdoor pool
Restaurant
Breakfast buffet
Complimentary welcome drink
Outdoor dining area
Wine / champagne
Bicycle tours
Patio
Walking tours
Water park offsite
Outdoor furniture
Picnic area
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun terrace
Sun umbrellas
Laundry service
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Housekeeping
Private balcony
Wardrobe / closet
Private bathrooms
Tile / marble floor
Bidet
Bath / shower
Hair dryer
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Mountain view
City view
Pool view
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, Italian
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Martijn B wrote a review Jun 6
Huizen, The Netherlands2 contributions1 helpful vote
In 2019 we visited Antica Olivaia for the first time and we loved it. The location, the view from the hill on Orvieto, the hospitality, the swimming-pool, the organized diners with other guests, it was all fantastic. We promised to come back. Due to COVID, we couldn’t come earlier than May 2022 and also this second stay at Antica Olivaia was great. The welcome by Daniella & Marco was heart-warming. The region is so pretty and you can visit so many nice places, even the second time. Just ask Daniella, she has the best suggestions for locations to visit but also for the best restaurants. This year she made a reservation for us to visit the winery Madonna Del Latte. Wow, what a great experience. We don’t know when we come back, but it’s sure we will come back.
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Traveled
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Clay T wrote a review Nov 2019
Sebastopol, California13 contributions4 helpful votes
We just spent a month in Italy and visited Lazio, Marche, Emilia-Romagna, Toscana and Umbria and both of us agree that this was one of the nicest places we stayed at. It is beautifully rustic, clean, roomy and located far off the beaten path. Yet it is within easy driving distance of Orvieto. One of the great things about Antica Olivaia is the fact that both Daniela and Marco speak excellent English and so can give detailed guidance/directions on what to see in Orvieto. Daniela spent a lot of time in the USA and can speak no accent English. Both are very nice people and Marco is a top-notch chef IMO (although he doesn't like to be called a chef). Every other night the two serve a 4 or 5 course meal along with wine in the spacious and atmospheric candle lit dinning room. You definitely need to eat at Antica, but since dinner isn't served every night (but a breakfast is served every morning), Daniela will direct you to very good restaurants in Orvieto. Or you can just wander around Orvieto and try some of the higher rated ristoranti from TripAdvisor. I should add that if you go there, you will almost certainly need to rent a car as Orvieto is only accessible by driving. We drove a Fiat 500 from Florence to Orvieto to Rome and it was a good experience although some of the Italian drivers are maniacs, but we have plenty of these back in the US too. If you plan on visiting Umbria (and if you're not you should) you will want to stay at Antica Olivaia where you are sure to enjoy yourself and Orvieto. Ciao, Daniela and Marco!
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Date of stay: October 2019
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Paula A wrote a review Oct 2019
Carlisle, Kentucky2 contributions1 helpful vote
Orvieto is, of course, a magical place with all its history, duomo and caves; but what set our 3-day stay at Antica Olivaia apart from all the other places we stayed during our 5 weeks was this place and its wonderful hosts, Marco and Daniela. First, the house itself is lovely, cozy and well-designed, with an awesome dining room and view. Our guest room was quite comfortable, very clean and well-appointed, and spacious. We had a great view from that window as well. I loved having Marco teach me to make fettucine, and that entire dinner was delicious. Daniela was so warm and welcoming, and both hosts were very helpful in providing directions as well as great suggestions of where to eat, what to see and do. We truly felt we had made lifelong new friends! We will definitely be back.
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Date of stay: October 2019
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HayleyS wrote a review Oct 2019
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We can’t say enough about how wonderful our visit was to Antica Olivaia! Daniela and Marco are the kindest of hosts. They treated us like old friends. Their cooking is incredible and we appreciated all of the tips they gave us. We only hope we can one day make pizza half as good as Marco! Their recommendations for local restaurants and places to visit were also spot on. The location is a perfect home base for discovering Umbria and Tuscany - and so nice to come "home" to after a busy day exploring. We loved walking Miles the dog - what a gentle soul he is! Cats, Quilt and Lucy, were also a pleasure to have around. Thank you for the most amazing stay Marco and Daniela, and for making us feel so at home! We can’t recommend Antica Olivaia enough and hope we can return to visit our friends one day!
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Date of stay: September 2019
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Travel with R wrote a review Sep 2019
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The views are spectacular and so were our hosts. Four days enjoying the region, the pool and Marco’s delicious cooking. Danielle’s restaurant recommendations were all spot on. Small local gems which we explored between the historic sites. We then followed every recommendation for Rome. The flavors and different dishes we explored were fantastic. We will definitely be back. For the car race maybe but definitely the hospitality, friendship and food. Not forgetting Miles! Thank you Danielle and Marco.
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Date of stay: September 2019
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dollylinc wrote a review Sep 2019
London, United Kingdom4 contributions7 helpful votes
Where do I start. This was by far one of the best holidays I have had. I have never given a hotel 5 stars but this hotel deserves 10. Marco and Daniela make you feel like long lost friends. They have great knowledge of Italy and where best to visit. Marco has converted me to loving pasta as he cooks brilliantly and with such pride. The produce was always fresh and mostly picked from the grounds of the hotel. Our furry host Miles Lucy and Quilt add to the warmth of the house. The rooms are clean and the pillows are perfect as I have problems with my neck but I slept and had no pain. The views are amazing and the pool is clean and well maintained. One of the highlights of my stay was star gazing one night. Marco turned off all the lights and him and Daniela named the stars and there shining brightly in front of us was the planet Jupiter. It was breathtaking. Marco and Daniela from me and my sister we thank you so much for the absolutely amazing time you helped us achieve. We definitely will be back as soon as we can. Love to our new furry friends. XX
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Date of stay: August 2019Trip type: Traveled
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Adrian and Ann wrote a review Aug 2019
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Idyllic setting overlooking hills of Orvieto, beautifully restored buildings with great attention to detail in all areas. The hosts, Marco and Daniela, show great warmth, enthusiasm and attention to detail. They speak English fluently too. Food is simply delicious. This is an overlooked region of great interest and away from the usual tourist traps. Will definitely be visiting again!
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Date of stay: June 2019
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Meg C wrote a review Jun 2019
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We spent four days at Antica Olivaia, an absolutely beautiful spot with an incredible view of Orvieto. Marco and Daniela were fabulous hosts - from their warm hospitality and delicious meals, to invaluable restaurant and sightseeing tips, to our introduction to pasta making - everything was perfect! Thank you so much.
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Date of stay: June 2019
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funfamilytrip wrote a review Jun 2019
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Just got back from an amazing 2-week trip to Italy. Stopped for 4 days in Orvieto and loved it! Daniela and Marco are amazing hosts. Their home is so pretty and welcoming. We enjoyed the views from outside overlooking Orvieto and had several swims in their awesome pool! Couldn't have asked for more interesting guests, delightful breakfasts and dinners, super amenities and guest rooms, and of course, friendly dog and cats. The kids are already asking when we can go back to visit "Daniela and Marco". Thanks for a great trip! What a beautiful life you have on top of the hill!
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Date of stay: June 2019
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davidschindler wrote a review Apr 2019
Los Angeles, California4 contributions
Daniela and Marco are a uniquely warm and welcoming couple and it was a treat spending 5 days with them and their menagerie of wonderful animals. Daniela has an encyclopedic knowledge of the area and her recommendations for places to visit and restaurants to eat at were extremely helpful. Marco’s cooking was delicious and his cooking classes were good fun. The rooms are spacious and the views are soothing. It’s a 20-25 minute drive to Orvieto, but the drive in the countryside is beautiful. The personalized attention they provide only enhanced the visit. We would return in a heartbeat
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Date of stay: April 2019Trip type: Traveled
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PRICE RANGE
$140 - $144 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
ItalyUmbriaProvince of TerniOrvieto
NUMBER OF ROOMS
6
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Frequently Asked Questions about Antica Olivaia
Which popular attractions are close to Antica Olivaia?
Nearby attractions include Cappella Di San Brizio (Duomo) (5.0 miles), Duomo di Orvieto (5.0 miles), and Centro Storico Orvieto (5.0 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Antica Olivaia?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
Which room amenities are available at Antica Olivaia?
Top room amenities include a bidet, a view of the mountains, and a pool view.
What food & drink options are available at Antica Olivaia?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a free welcome drink during their stay.
Is parking available at Antica Olivaia?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Antica Olivaia?
Conveniently located restaurants include Locanda Orvieto Agriturismo, Osteria Del Grillo, and Il Labirinto di Adriano.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Antica Olivaia?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Antica Olivaia?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Italian.
Are there any historical sites close to Antica Olivaia?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Pozzo di San Patrizio (4.4 miles), Fortezza Albornoz (4.6 miles), and Palazzo dei Sette (5.0 miles).
Does Antica Olivaia have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the city view available here.
Is Antica Olivaia accessible?
Yes, it offers reduced mobility rooms. For specific inquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.