Need to know
11am. Earliest check-in, 2pm (if it's going to be later than 6pm, let the owners know in advance, otherwise there's a €50 charge).
Double rooms from $178.23 (€164), excluding tax at 10 per cent.
Rates exclude the breakfast buffet (€8 a person, free for under-nines), which has to be booked the night before.
At the hotel
Free WiFi throughout and CD/book library. In rooms: flatscreen TV, king-size beds, minibar, Bulgari and Sa di Sapone products.
Our favourite rooms
The Cardinale Suite’s living room has three mullioned vineyard-facing windows, with the bedroom and bathroom upstairs on a mezzanine. The Junior Suite has a small living area with a day-bed and views of the valley. If there’s more of you, go for the Family Suite – it sleeps four and has a large living space. The master bedroom looks out to the vineyards through mullioned windows; the second bedroom on the upper level overlooks Orvieto.
There's an outdoor unheated pool on a low-walled terrace overlooking the vineyards.
An Umbrian Ordnance Survey map and a taste for post-walk tipples.
Extra beds cost €50; cots are €20. Babysitting can be arranged with two days’ notice; the cost is €10 an hour. The restaurant can serve a children’s menu if you tell them a day earlier.