Casale Penna

A modern vacation home with 4 bedrooms, set in an age old olive grove and part of a working farm. Rome is at only 80 km distance and the villa is at walking distance from a small village for your first groceries and morning cappucino.

"The villa itself is a self-contained joy. There is no need to go elsewhere. Spacious well-maintained grounds and pool, with lovely views."

The villa has all comforts of a home away from home and has a nice pool where you can do laps (5mx15mx1.80m). The pool is separated from the villa by a fence.

The views are fantastic from this vacation villa located in a quiet spot, surrounded by bird song, yet only 500 meters from an ancient little town, Penna in Teverina, with several shops and two bars.

A gentle path leads up to the magnificent "lap" pool in natural stone and sand-colored tiles behind the house, protected by a natural forest, dotted with olive trees, with an even greater view of the valley and the tile roofed back of the house and the limonaia (lemon house).

The vacation home is ideally situated for all kinds of activities. One can go shopping for small groceries on foot and have a coffee in one of the bars of the beautiful medieval town of Penna. Orte is 15 minutes easy drive and from here the train to Rome takes you into Rome centre in 40 minutes. You can visit towns like Orvieto, Viterbo and Amelia all within half an hour drive. There are many old medieval towns and extensive woods, excellent quality food and wines.

A stay in this villa makes it possible to attend to all nice aspects of life, like culture, nature, gastronomy and last but not least, relaxing.

An excellent cook can be arranged, she can come and cook at the house, or also bring freshly prepared food and only finish the cooking for you (or you can do this if you prefer).

The villa sleeps 8 to 12 guests comfortably.

Read our blog post about the Corsa all'Anello, a yearly medieval festival in Narni, Umbria.

prices, availability & booking

Vacation rental in Southern Umbria with private poolRebuilt from the stones of a ruined farmhouse, this stupendous villa is an expression of traditional design and modern efficiency, merging with the landscape and framing its many vistas with local stone, terra cotta tiles, and chestnut beams. 

The house sleeps maximum 10 guests in 4 bedrooms (two double bedrooms and two bedrooms with a bunk bed and a single bed), 3 bathrooms, 2 fireplaces, a living room downstairs open to the ample modern kitchen, and another sitting room upstairs.  Set into the hillside, the house has immediate access to the garden on both levels. There is no TV and no micro wave. There is wifi internet.

One enters in a spacious and modern kitchen and immediately next to it is the living room with open fire place. To th side of this floor ois a double bedrooms and a bathroom with shower. Large doors open up to the covered terrace overlooking the garden and the valley beyond.

One floor up there are two bedrooms, each with a bunk bed and a single bed that share a bathroom with shower. An open studio area in the corridor which had access to the back garden leads to the master bedroom with a double bed and a bathroom.


You can see more pictures of Casale Penna luxury vacation villa in Southern Umbria here (the pagine opens in a new window and loads slowly).


The prices of the private vacation villa with pool are:

Unit Low

07-01-2018 - 13-04-2018

29-09-2018 - 20-12-2018


14-04-2018 - 22-06-2018

01-09-2018 - 28-09-2018


23-06-2018 - 31-08-2018

Final cleaning
Casale Penna € 1,300.00 € 1,610.00 € 2,125.00   € 100.00

Prices are in euros per week and not inclusive of heating or firewood in winter and final cleaning. Bed linen and towels are provided (no pool towels). A cot is available as well as a high chair (Eur 20 extra each).

In high season change-over day is always on Saturday. Out of high season and upon specific request arrival and departure day can be different.

The pool is open from June to September.

Green = available Red = booked Yellow = pending/option

The availability of Casale Penna:


Hello Saskia and Sylvia,

also this year our stay in the villa was more than excellent. The house is comfortable, and the kitchen is well equipped which make it enjoyable to cook. We find the position of the house unique with a lovely view over the Tiber valley and a huge garden that makes you feel like being in the countryside. You're only 10 minutes walk from the village where you have bars and a small grocery. Maura, the caretaker, was wonderful. An important issue to mention is that you're close to the train station Orte from where you can easily take the train to Rome Termini. The far away sound of the railway didn't disturb us at all.

Regards, Hans

We really enjoyed our stay in Casale Penna. The house is charming and spacious, big enough for two families with kids. The view from the patio is stunning and the pool is great.



In August 2015 we enjoyed our second two week holiday at Casale Penna. Ever since the first, in 2011, we had wanted to return, having been in various other villas across Italy in the meantime. The villa itself is a self-contained joy. There is no need to go elsewhere. Spacious well-maintained grounds and pool, with lovely views. Comfortable practical interior and outdoor furniture (although the PVC outdoor chairs might be upgraded at some point with something more fitting). Penna in Teverina is a simple working Umbria village, with friendly and helpful folk. While the surrounding region is not as picturesque as some other parts of Umbria (or Tuscany), its main virtue is that there are almost no tourists and few tourist-oriented industries. In short, it is more authentic and the nicer for that. Day trips included Amelia, Perugia and Orvieto (including walking the Anello della Rupe trail around the base of Orvieto), the Parco dei Mostri at Bomarzo and a walk in the hills above Santa Restituta. Maura's cooking continues to excel, while local pizzeria Il Canto del Gallo is great for both eating in or take away. In the valley below, La Locanda della Chiocciola offers a wonderful dinner. Mosquitos and occasionally wasps can be a problem outdoors, so repellant is essential. An electronic buc zapper might be a good investment by the owners.


Hello Sylvia and Saskia,

Casale Penna is a beautiful home in a great location. Even though the website says it has beautiful views, I was stunned when I arrived, the view is spectacular and I spent many hours just looking at the hills at different times of the day. The pool is excellent for swimmers as well. 15 m is very unusual in a holiday villa and we used it for exercise every day. Maura seemed very pleasant and met us with a friend who spoke English, so she could explain everything. We didn't need to ask her for much help, as things ran very smoothly.

Only two things would improve the Casale 1) bigger or thicker towels in the bathrooms, as the ones provided were very small and thin. My two sons found them hilarious but pretty useless 2) che chairs around the pool aren't very reliable. I think they are quite old and collapse regularly. Again, we are a very good humored lot and found this quite funny, but it could be a bit dangerous if people fall back on the stone.

A good tip would be to use anti-mosquito devices at all times. All of us got bitten badly in the first few days but we got more efficient about keeping windows/doors shut all day if we were outside in the garden area and bought a lot of coils to burn in the evenings. Maura advised keeping doors shut and mentioned the lizards but she could also say take care against mosquitos.

Regarding other reviewers' comments: the noise from the railway didn't disturb us at all, it was a very quiet rumble and it does go on all day and evening, but it isn't a problem. The WiFi connection, I think, worked perfectly when there were only four of us in the house, with four devices. In the first week, when there were more guests, it dropped out occasionally so there may be a limit on users/usage.

We managed to play golf twice at Acquapendente about one hour away, just beyond Orvieto.The people who run it are very friendly and welcome day guests. They don't speak much English but are very open and even offered to go and buy us pizza from a local pizzeria when their bar was shut for the day. It is a 9-hole course and great for beginners. I am a novice so it was just right in terms of size.

I will definitely come back to Umbria and recommend this villa. It was great to be so near Rome as our sons couldn't stay the whole two weeks and we needed to go to the airport a few times during our stay. Next year I might look at coming North as I would like to visit Perugia and Assisi. 



Dear Saskia and Sylvia,

Our stay at Casale Penna was great! The house exceeded our expectations. The inhabitants of the village are very kind. There are a lot of things organized for the villagers and tourists (july/august). A nice experience! Also the villa is lovely. The kitchen is wel equipped. The sofas, beds and seating areas outside are of excellent quality. Though the Wifi is not always stable, but maybe for Italian standards it is fine. Maura is a perfect caretaker. Unfortunately, there is one negative point I have to mention. A point that nobody can change. We could hear some noise from the railroad track, though it is quite far away. Every three minutes a train passed by. In this case, the double windows at the villa offers no extra luxury! The swimming pool was fabulous, from there you couldn’t hear the noise from the railroad track. Nobody can do anything about this, but we would maybe not rent the house again because of it. It is a shame because the villa itself, the pool and the views are amazing! But, this doesn’t mean that we wouldn’t rent again a villa through your website. We are very pleased with your service!

Best regards, Fonds Holland

Dear Saskia and Sylvia,

We had a wonderful time in Umbria. 

We rang Maura on our way to Penna in Teverina and she met us with a friend in town. She cooked a beautiful meal for us on our first night and gave us all the information we needed.  It was a beautiful little town, we went to see the nativity near the local Church, which was beautiful and we were even lucky enough to be shown through by the man who built it, it was quite moving. The local bar near the park made beautiful coffee and hot chocolate and we dropped in a couple of times for coffee and cornetto in the morning. The local shops were great value and you were right the capocollo is better than prosciutto. The views from the villa and the belvedere were both magnificent. It was a great base for all our day trips. 

Thank you for all your assistance, at all times communication with you has been easy and friendly and  we have already recommended your company to friends who are thinking of traveling to Italy in the future. 

Thank you again for helping make our holiday in Italy a great experience.

Yours Sincerely,
Peter Australia

Spring 2013:

Dear Willemijn & Saskia,

We have just returned from our Italian holiday this summer, with one week of it spent in Casale Penna. Casale Penna were just right for our party and we have just good memories. Quiet and beutiful landscape, plenty of room outside for the kids. The pool were heavily used by both kids and grownups. In the area beutiful small towns like Amelia, Giove, Narni, Orte, Orivieto and more. Penna seemed a bit abandoned, to our disappointment. But  anyway we plan to return to Casale Penna.


Harald from Norway

We were very happy with our stay in Umbria. The house was excellent with a fabulous view.

Best regards,

Thór from Iceland

Casale Penna is a lovely home, very spacious and well situated on top of a hill with wonderful views. The house itself is confortable and cool as long as you keep everything closed during the day and open up in the evenings. We appreciated the fly screens in front of the windows. The pool is fantastic, very large and clean. Maura, the keyholder, is very friendly and helpful. Mind: she only speaks italian. The surroundings offer many good possibilties for sightseeing. We went to Rome (45 minutes by train from Orte), to the waterfall of Marmore, Orvieto and Spoleto. But alsi the smaller village sin the immediate area are worth a visit. 

A.B. from Holland 

From 2012:

Dear Willemijn and Saskia,

We have thoroughly enjoyed our time in Casale Penna with our children and grandchildren. Magnificent villa with phenomenal views on the Umbrian hills and the city of Orte. The contact we had with Maura, the caretaker, were pleasant, be it a bit complicated because she only speaks Italian. The villa was perfectly clean and well appointed with all we could have wishes for. Maura cooked for us twice: very good for a reasonable price.

Getting onto the internet with the usb internet key did not work out on our macbook, but on the village square it is possible to get connected to a wifi signal (of reasonable quality, but not great).

With best wishes, Siebolt

Dear Willemijn and Saskia,

Casale Penna is a lovely situated villa, nice and quiet on top of a hill in between olive trees. It was easy for us to fly into Rome, visit Rome and then rent a car and drive to Penna (only one hour). Such a contrast with the bustling city of Rome this quiet Italian countryside. The villa offer total privacy and sitting on the covered terrace is intense joy. The villa rekained nice and cool inside and was cleaned very well. Maura, the caretaker, is a friendly Italian lady and on the day of arrival she took time to explain where to go for shopping. The terra cotta floors, plastered walls and wooden doors give an authentic feeling to the villa. The kitchen is well equipped, we did not miss anything. It was nice to find some toilet paper and cleaning items upon arrival.

Behind the villa the swimming pool is very nice, with beautiful views and one find shade under the olive trees the whole day long. The table tennis table is situated in a cool building, the children loved it. They actually did not want to leave the villa, yet we did manage to get to see something of Umbria. We can recommend the Marmore Falls and Narni.

In short we had a very good holiday and can whole heartedly recommend Casale Penna!

With best wishes, Natasja

Dear Willemijn & Saskia,

Our stay at Casale Penna was lovely. The house is very elegant and the view is magnificent.  The kids really enjoyed the pool and its position up on top of the hill is very scenic.

Thank you for all you help, 



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