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Our villa is set amongst the hills of Umbria, near Orvieto and has breathtaking views of Lake Bolsena to the front. We are part of the town of Bagnoregio (Civita di Bagnoregio , a fairytale hill top hamlet where time has stood still, was the set for the latest film “Pinocchio” with Bob Hoskins). The area is in between 3 regions, Tuscany, Umbria and Lazio and although we are away from it all in a hidden corner of paradise, we are really close to the main Italian railway and motorway network. This makes the villa an ideal base to explore the wonderful sites in central Italy and visit Rome which is only 50 minutes train ride away. However there is so much to do and see that you will be hard pressed to travel further then half an hour radius if you stay for a week.
We live in England, but we try to spend as much time at the villa as possible and we plan to move there one day! The ground floor is our holiday apartment and we rent the large luxurious first floor apartment that has its own independent entrance. The apartment is large (130 square metres) and it has been beautifully renovated by using local materials such as cotto, basalt and chestnut wood. It has all the comforts of modern life, home from home, including dish washer, washing machine and free wi fi connection. There are magnificent views from every window of the apartment and the large loggia is ideal for lazy lunches or long suppers or simply to sit and watch the sun sets on Lake Bolsena and the skies on fire, with a cool glass of Orvieto or Est! Est! Est!
If you come in the summer the lake is deliciously clean and warm and it is always possible to find a secluded beach around the lake, safe from the Italian summer bank holiday. The late spring is beautiful and it makes you want to take up painting, when the hills become yellow with the “Ginestra” in flower and the fields around the house are turned to purple by the clover and red by the poppies and all the other vivid colours of the palette by hundreds of wild flower in competition with each other. The autumn is warm and makes you feel good to be alive and sample the fruits of the land, the porcini and truffles, the bore stews, the grapes and the chestnuts. This is one of the best regions for the Italian traditional cuisine, based on fresh local ingredients and what is in season. However it is still good value and the local wine is excellent at 3/4 euros per bottle at the restaurant.
Please book early to avoid disappointment.
Notes On Prices:
Prices are for the property per week in UK Pounds for up to 4 people. £50 extra for any additional guest up to 6 people. Short breaks considered in the low and mid season, minimum 4 nights. Long stays considered, Please ask.
|Types of Bedrooms:||
2 Bedrooms with Double Beds
Cots Available? Yes
Other Comments: Bedroom 1 - King size wrought iron bed, traditional chestnut furniture (wardrobe, chest of draws, bedside draws with elegant side lamps, chair). Bedroom 2 - Double bed, wardrobe, side draws, chair. Possibility of an extra put up single bed if needed.
2 Full Bathrooms
Other Comments: Bathroom 1- WC, bidet, sink set in an elegant chestnut base, shower, mirror and lights.Bathroom 2- as above plus large fitted storage cupboard enclosing a washing mashine and all relevant laundry & cleaning equipment.
Kitchen and Utilities:
Other: Handmade chestnut farmhouse kitchen/diner - stove with two ovens and 5 burners, dishwasher, marble counter fridge/freezer, microwave, kettle, toaster and anything else you may need for some genuine Italian cooking including fresh herbs from the garden!
Other: Large lounge with original stone fire place where a traditional cast iron stove is set. Sofa, two antique armchairs, armoire, side table, satellite TV, DVD/ CD players, DVDs & CD library, numerous books, including guidebooks for the area.
Activities In The Area:
Distance to Beach/Coast: 15 minutes
Shopping: 10 minutes
Airports: Nearest airport is Rome (either Da Vinci or Ciampino 70/ 80 miles). Ryanair and Easyjet fly to Ciampino from the main European cities. A car is essential.
Places of Interest:
The Umbria Region Of Italy Has Been Called "The Green Heart Of Italy", Due To Its Central Location And Equal Distance From Rome And Florence. The Area Is Less Discovered Than Its Eastern Neighbour, Tuscany, But Just As Magnificent. Umbria Is A Beautiful, Unspoiled, Countryside Area Of Rolling, Forested Hills, Vast Grassy Meadows Covered With Flowers, Large Olive Grove Plantations, And Several Lakes And Valleys. The Landscape Is Dotted With Many Picturesque Medieval Villages, And The People Of The Area Are Known For Their Distinctive Cuisine, Friendliness And Hospitality.
The house is undoubtedly located in one of the most beautiful parts of Italy. The villa is near the small town of Bagnoregio, situated on the border of Umbria, Tuscany and Lazio, within the D.O.C. region of the Orvieto and Est!Est!Est! wines. The hill top hamlet of Civita di Bagnoregio (part of the village) has been chosen as the location for so many films because it is so unique. Orvieto, Bolsena Tarquinia, Pitigliano, Todi are full of history and all within half an hour travelling and the main railway line and motorway network is fifteen minutes away, putting you in easy reach of Rome, Siena, Assisi, Gubbio and Florence. Lake Bolsena's beaches are only minutes away and offer water sports and fishing within an unforgettable setting. There are daily markets at a different village every day of the week and the local cuisine based on fresh fish and local products must be experienced. Viterbo has fashionable shops and boutiques.
Further to the tariff for letting the apartment, a £100 damage cover deposit is required and will be refunded after the holiday if no damage has occurred. A deposit of £100 is required at the time of the booking.The full payment is due four weeks before the stay. Our cancellation policy is simple; if we can find another renter for your dates we will return any money sent to us (minus bank charges).
Changeover daySaturday to Saturday. During the low season we will cosider shorter stays (minimum 4 days) and flexible changeover day.
To book this vacation rental, or for further information:
Name: giulia stevens
Email Owner: CLICK HERE
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