Umbria Above, in the central heart of Italy

Umbria Above 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 are conveniently located between Rome and Florence.

Umbria Above provides a comprehensive, luxurious Italian stay. We unite sumptuous accommodations with specialized and private cultural, culinary, and active experiences in our ancient homes and on our ancient lands. We give the client the exclusive opportunity to vacation in historic, elegant homes while being welcomed to the real Italy by an American and Italian family. We personally greet the clients as they arrive, and offer them a welcome drink and tour of their luxury accommodations.

Umbria Above is much more exclusive than a hotel, and goes deeper into the Italian culture than staying at a hotel, with activities that are personalized and included in the price of stay.Our guests feel they are entering a world that is invitation-only. Why stay in a hotel with dozens or hundreds of other people when for the same price you can have your own exclusive and intimate lodgings, plus fabulous authentic experiences?


A luxuriously appointed three bedroom townhouse in the historic center of a Italian medieval fortress town. The historic home offers an exclusively discreet and also extraordinarily convenient stay. The entire house has high speed wifi, air conditioning, high quality mattresses, a spacious kitchen, and breathtaking views. Each bedroom has its own full bath, with a fourth full bath near the workspace.

Free Wi-Fi

Free Parking

No smoking

Work Space

Stay in the heart of Italy

The advantage of a genuine Italian experience. Immersed in luxurious lodgings, you can relax and unwind as you choose. Many Italian experiences are at your fingertips, from food and wine, to art and culture, to walks and bike rides. We arrange it all for you.


“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

Orvieto Tour

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.

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