The Umbria Above Collection, in the heart of central Italy
Umbria Above Accommodations – the Luxury Residences at Palazzo Misciattelli in Orvieto, and the Luxury Townhouse in Ficulle – provide a luxurious Italian experience. Our guests enjoy sumptuous accommodations with the option to arrange exclusive cultural, culinary, and active experiences. We are conveniently located between Rome and Florence.
The Umbria Above Collection, conveniently located between Rome and Florence, includes:
Orvieto: Luxury Residences at Palazzo Misciattelli
The Luxury Residences at Palazzo Misciattelli are your exclusive retreat nestled atop the glorious clifftop city of Orvieto. Dozens of restaurants, bars, shops, and sights are reachable by a few minutes walk. Each luxury residence features opulent decor, sumptuous furnishings, and private living and dining areas.
Ficulle: Three bedroom Luxury Townhouse
The Ficulle Luxury Townhouse is a luxuriously appointed three bedroom home in the historic center of the small Italian medieval fortress village of Ficulle. The entire house has high speed wifi, air conditioning, high quality mattresses, a fully equipped kitchen, and breathtaking views. Each bedroom has its own full bath, with a fourth full bath near the workspace.
“A hidden gem in a small village surrounded by the inspirational Umbrian countryside. This beautiful [house/terrace] over several levels has amazing views and is both cosy and luxurious. It speaks of a bygone era and has been restored to welcome you and your friends such that you never want to leave. Located between Florence and Rome in the village of Ficulle you are surrounded by rolling hills, wonderful restaurants, wineries and fragrant walking trails. Orvietto is an amazing historical fortified town nearby with cobblestone streets, a breathtaking cathedral (duomo), bespoke shops and history dating back to etruscan times. Explore Ficulle with local artisans producing Olive Oil, to original grape crushing for wine, to truffle tours and meet the local potter and see how he brings clay to life.
This is an experience not to be missed.”
Melissa from Australia
“The town – Ficulle is a hidden Italian gem. Having less tourists allows you to experience real Italian culture and hospitality. Beautiful architecture, incredible views, delicious food and a wonderful winery. The townhouse – Experience amazing historic architecture with all the modern conveniences.
This place is truly 5 stars. Incredible views, very spacious and close enough to walk anywhere in town.”
Amy from California
Ficulle is an Umbrian gem – and this home in its very center was uniquely magnificent experience for us. Absolutely no detail has been overlooked in the restoration and renovation of this centuries-old structure. From the glass-bottomed entrance and its view of the mysterious crypt below, to the rooftop terrace and its soaring views of the bucolic Italian landscape, we will never forget our stay here.
Every room offers special elements of architectural preservation, and the amenities of lighting, plumbing, bedding and so on are all first-class. The market’s just across the cobbled lane, and there’s a baker next door – we never wanted to leave Ficulle, despite the allure of Rome being only an hour away! We’re grateful for the time we have spent here.
Paul, New Jersey
You choose from exclusive experiences related to cuisine, art, history, wine, bicycling, walking, and much more.
Amazing Life Experiences
Experience the extraordinary history and art of Orvieto with a private professional guide. You’ll see the wonders of the cathedral, which Michelangelo came to study before even starting the Sistine Chapel in Rome. You’ll see palaces worthy of a pope, as Orvieto is one of four cities in the world that can call itself home to the Pope. And underground tours also delight for this city has a history that goes far beyond the Roman Empire, not only to the Etruscans but also their predecessors, the Villanovans.
Amazing Life Experiences
Pasta or Pizza making with an Italian signora, followed by lunch
Learn the nuances of pasta making from an Italian signora who learned from her grandmother. Tagliatelle, fettuccine, umbrichelli, lasagne and much more. You’ll sip wine as you chat and laugh during the private session. At the conclusion a lunch or dinner will be prepared for you using the pasta made fresh in front of your eyes!
UmbriaAbove provides a luxurious Italian adventure, uniting sumptuous accommodations with exclusive cultural, culinary, and active experiences on our ancient lands and in our ancient homes. We regularly post about our daily life in Italy, from the breathtaking landscapes, to the cuisine and wine, to Italian cultural traditions.