Villa Santa Caterina is situated on a hilltop in a rural area. As the road winds its way through vineyards and olive groves to the top of the hill, you enter the property and arrive at the car park.

Start down the path, and ahead of you on the right is Shi’s Cottage.  A little farther ahead on the left is the caretaker’s cottage, where Marga (our year-round custodian) reside.

Directly before you is the Main House.  As you approach this 18th Century stone house, it may be hard to believe that it was literally in ruins, up until 1996, when the current owner purchased it.

Years of rebuilding, restoring and refurbishing with authentic, period-correct materials followed. The rebuilt house had to comply with modern building codes and historic building standards in every respect, including resistance to seismic activity.

Today, all the buildings on the property have been transformed to offer virtually every modern amenity, while maintaining their historic look and character.

Surrounded by forests and farmland, Villa Santa Caterina offers sweeping views in every direction. There’s complete privacy when desired, on this hilltop estate. Perfect for relaxing with friends or a family getaway.  Nearby, there are medieval towns to explore and modern conveniences close at hand.

Villa Santa Caterina gives you the freedom to taste and explore all that Umbria offers – or simply relax in the midst of scenic beauty.



Santa Caterina’s main house sleeps 6, in two queen-bedded rooms with ensuite bathrooms on the villa’s second floor.  A cozy sitting room with a wood burning fireplace, a small library of books, a TV, and a large selection of movies, is conveniently located between the two bedrooms. A twin-bedded third bedroom and a bathroom, is located on the ground floor level.

The villa’s main living area occupies the ground floor, offering a specious, fully equipped eat-in- kitchen, a  dining room with comfortable seating for 10, a delightful patio for alfresco dining, and a large living room with an open fireplace.  There are several additional patios throughout the property, each comfortably furnished and each offering a different panoramic view.

(At left:) Living room of Main House.

for photo gallery of the Main House.


With its ancient stone walls and grapevine-covered wooden entrance pergola, Shi’s Cottage offers total privacy and welcoming comfort for its occupants.  Self contained, with a small kitchen, a dining area, living room and very private outdoor patio, the cottage’s romantic lofted sleeping area is fitted with a queen-sized bed.


(At right:) Shi's Cottage as viewed from pool.

 for photo gallery of Shi's Cottage.