Borgo Santa Maria is a vacation resort consisting of four rural
Each of the houses has been carefully and accurately restored. The
houses were been built of brick and stones centuries ago. All of the
houses have an Umbrian style architecture.
After finishing all of the restoration and renovation work, we
decided to give each of the nine apartments a name
evoking its function in the past.
The fascination of the old rural houses can be felt upon entering the
houses, whose walls are characterized by warm and mellow colors which
creates a special atmosphere.
The original wood beams in the ceilings of each apartment provides you with a feeling of living centuries ago. The atmosphere of the living rooms, with their original
terracotta floors, old brick fireplaces and old restored furniture, is
warm and inviting.
The kitchens have built-in cabinets decorated with ceramic tiles.
The interior doors, as in the old rural tradition, have iron latches
in place of the more modern handles. The furnishings are completed by
colored curtains, which give an unusual light and by framed pictures and
hanging crafts, which will catch your attention.
In addition to the details of the old tradition, the structure offers
many modern comforts such as appliances, a safe, double-pane windows,
satellite TV and decentralized heating.
The resort is about 800 meters from the town of Santa Maria, where
you can find a supermarket, newspapers, a pharmacy, pizzeria and
restaurants. Banks, post office and railway station are located in Fabro
Scalo, about 4 km from Borgo Santa Maria.
In addition to the comforts of the apartments, we also provide:
- Boccia court
- Laundry room
- Ping-pong table
- Volleyball court
- Soccer short field
- Mountain bike rental
- Small pond for fishing
- Local products for sale
- Playground for children
- Shaded parking spaces
- 14m x 6m swimming pool with whirlpool
- Private automobile exhibition (cars 1930 - 1970)
- Large garden with gazebos, tables, benches and BBQ grill
- Small bulletin board with information on events and activities in
- Guided tours to a famous Orvieto winery in several languages
Please note, the swimming pool is open in middle and high season
Upon your arrival, as a gift, you will receive a bottle of wine and
extra virgin olive oil, both are produced locally.
Description of Apartments:
Rates include linens and towels, electricity and gas charges, final
cleaning (except dishes and kitchen cleaning). During the winter months,
charges for heating apply (please ask for these rates). Fireplace use is
also an additional yet nominal rate (please ask for current rates).
Gallo Nero is a three room apartment (68 sq. m.) on the first floor
with external staircase. There is a large fireplace with a stone
platform. The kitchen has built-in cabinets. There is one bathroom
with shower and two bedrooms plus a sofa-bed in the living room (sleep
Gallo Nero is the only apartment with a view on all sides. Outside,
next to the entrance, there is a private pergola (trellis) and a
table. Appliances include dishwasher, microwave oven and satellite TV.
The color of the walls is salmon pink.
Scuderia is a two room apartment (42 sq. m.) on the ground floor.
There is a brick fireplace and a private yard outside. The kitchen has
built-in cabinets. There is one bathroom with shower and one bedroom
plus a sofa-bed, satellite TV (sleep 2+2). Outside next to the
entrance, there is a private pergola (trellis) and a table. The color
of the walls is "ancient pink".
Le Volte is a three room apartment (68 sq. m.) on the ground floor.
The ceiling in the living room is standing on brick arches and
pillars. The kitchen has built-in cabinets. There is one bathroom with
shower and two bedrooms plus a sofa-bed in the living room (sleep
4+2). Outside, next to the entrance, there is a private pergola
(trellis) and a table. Appliances include dishwasher, microwave oven
and satellite TV. The color of the walls is light golden yellow.
Fienile is a two room apartment (45 sq. m.) on the ground floor
with a private yard outside. There is a wooden platform (10 sq. m.),
where an additional bed can be placed. The kitchen has built-in
cabinets and there is a fireplace. There is one bathroom with shower
and one bedroom plus a sofa-bed in the living room (sleep 2+2) and
satellite TV. The color of the walls is light green.
La Terrazza is a three room apartment (65 sq. m.) on the first
floor with a large private terrace (60 sq. m.) and external staircase.
There is a large brick fireplace and the kitchen has built-in
cabinets. There is one bathroom with shower and two bedrooms plus a
sofa-bed in the living room (sleep 4+2). Appliances include
dishwasher, microwave oven and, satellite TV. The color of the walls
is yellow and lily.
Limonaia is a two room apartment (38 sq. m.) on the ground floor
with private yard outside and a table. There is a large fireplace with
a stone platform. The kitchen has built-in cabinets. There are two
bedrooms with bathrooms, plus a sofa-bed in the living room (sleep
2+2) and satellite TV. Although Limonaia is the smallest apartment, it
is very popular. The color of the walls is lemon yellow.
Torretta is a two room apartment (55 sq. m.) on the first and
second floor of a XV century stone house. There is a fireplace and the
kitchen has built-in cabinets. Outside there is a private pergola
(trellis) and a table. There is one bathroom with shower, one bedroom,
and a studio with a sofa-bed (sleep 2+2) and satellite TV. The second
floor rooms have a great view on the valley. The color of the walls is
Forno is a two room apartment (48 sq. m.) on the first floor of a
XV century stone house. There is a fireplace and the kitchen has
built-in cabinets. There is one bathroom with shower and one bedroom
plus a sofa-bed in the living room (sleep 2+2) and satellite TV.
Outside there is a private pergola (trellis) and a table. The color of
the walls is green.
Meridiana is a four room apartment, the largest (86 sq. m.) on the
ground floor. There is a large brick fireplace and the kitchen has
built-in cabinets. Outside there is pergola (trellis) and a table.
There are two bathrooms with shower and three bedrooms (sleep 6).
Appliances include dishwasher, microwave oven and satellite TV. The
color of the walls is gold and salmon pink.
Borgo Santa Maria is located in Umbria, in the municipality of
Monteleone di Orvieto, near the border with Lazio and Tuscany.
Directions From North and South:
- Exit the A1 motorway at Fabro, turn left in the direction of Fabro
- After 1 km turn left on SP 54 in the direction of Chiusi.
- At km 2.4 of SP 54 turn right in the direction of Santa Maria.
- Borgo Santa Maria is on the right 1 km after the turn.
Directions From Perugia:
- Take the highway toward Firenze and exit at "Madonna
- Take SS 220 in direction Citta' della Pieve, drive through
Tavernelle and reach Monteleone d'Orvieto.
- Then turn right in the direction of Fabro on SS 71.
- After 6 km in the town of Santa Maria turn right after "Il
- Drive about 800 meter in "via dei Pini" until you reach
Borgo Santa Maria.
What To See:
Umbria is a region which gives you happiness and serenity. In this green
and old land everything is still authentic. Here you also eat according
with old traditions.
In villages craftsmen teach their precious abilities which have been
used for generations. In abbeys you can immediately feel the outburst of
a pure faith. In the countryside you can smell the flourishing
vegetation of the region.
You can really restore your body and your mind walking through
fascinating old cities and villages, which seem to be part of a legend,
or having warm baths in healthy spas.
Here everything makes you find your own harmony among changing
landscapes which stimulate unexpected feelings.
Borgo Santa Maria is located in an ideal place to visit a vast
portion of central Italy. Many artistic cities, medieval towns and
resorts are just one or two hours away.
Interesting places that are within easy reach from Santa Maria
- Todi 50 km
- Assisi 75 km
- Parrano 9 km
- Pienza 40 km
- Siena 100 km
- Roma 120 km
- Cetona 13 km
- Perugia 45 km
- Orvieto 25 km
- Cortona 42 km
- Firenze 130 km
- Montalcino 60 km
- Montefalco 80 km
- Montepulciano 33 km
- Lago di Bolsena 50 km
- Lago Trasimeno 40 km
- Citta' della Pieve 10 km
- Terme di Saturnia 90 km
- Terme di Chianciano 25 km
- Monteleone d'Orvieto 3 km
- Terme di S. Casciano 18 km
- Cascata delle Marmore 90 km
What To Do:
Borgo Santa Maria is the ideal place where you can practice a wide
choice of relaxing, funny, cultural or sport activities:
There are interesting itineraries to discover the traditional clay
workmanship. In Ficulle (8 km away), clay is used to make vases.
Meanwhile, in Castelviscardo (20 km away), the town is famous for
producing handmade bricks and tiles.
For those who are interested in wine-making we suggest the famous
Tuscan and Umbrian wine roads, very closed to Borgo Santa Maria. We also
offer our guests guided visits to important wine producers in Orvieto
where they will try good wine and will receive information about the
full wine production, from the cultivation of the grapes until the final
result of it, the great wine of Orvieto.
Another typical product of the region is the truffle. The fair of
black and white truffle is a tradition for Fabro. We can organize visits
to the shop Voglie di Bosco, where superb truffle handmade sauces are
In November, oil presses are opened in Città della Pieve, Ficulle
and Monteleone d'Orvieto. At this time of the year, extra virgin olive
oil is produced and free bruschetta is offered to the guests who can buy
the new oil.
At a few kilometers further away from Borgo Santa Maria is an
equestrian center where horse rides along river Chiani are organized.
In San Casciano (18 km away), you can do a wide variety of thermal
therapies. A wonderful swimming pool with hot sulphur water (42 C
degrees) has recently been opened.
For golf players the closest course is on Trasimeno lake, at
Lamborghini's. At Marmore water falls, you can try raft boats or rowing
to have an adventurous experience on river Nera.
In autumn and especially spring, you can take wonderful walks through
our forests following the nice paths created by our mountain community.
In Alviano (38 km away), inside the Park of River Tevere you can
enjoy bird watching on all weekends from September and May.
Other activities include:
- Football, volleyball
- Table tennis board, bowls ground
- Small fishing lake at our guests disposal
- Bikes rental for quiet rides in the neighbourhood or for the
braves, on more difficult roads
- Swimming pool and green area where you can relax, sunbathe or have
a rest under the shadow of our gazebos
Where To Eat:
We can suggest many restaurants, trattorie and taverns, within a few
miles of Borgo Santa Maria, where you can sample typical Tuscan and
Umbrian dishes and recipes made from simple, healthy ingredients such as
olive oil, cheese, salami, truffles and mushrooms, all accompanied by
the best local wines.
Borgo Santa Maria is only half an hour driving away from the famous
restaurant of a world known Italian chef, Gianfranco Vissani, on lake
Il Girasole is only 800 meters and is a great source for very good
food at reasonable prices. We can suggest other nice restaurants and
pizzerias as well that are also good.