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Il Borghetto

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Il Borghetto set in the picturesque Umbrian countryside

Villa / 3 bedrooms / sleeps 8

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Villa / 3 bedrooms / sleeps 8

Key Info
  • Nearest beach 92 km
  • Swimming pool
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car essential
  • Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner

Originally the Borghetto was a complex of country-houses lived in by local gentry and farmers ; in time, and with immense care for detail, the structure took its present day appearance thanks to the choice of antique material, such as the carefully designed terracotta floors. Il Borghetto today appears as a small borough with its characteristic courtyard and porticoes.

Il Borghetto offers a comfortable swimming pool surrounded by ancient olive trees and peaceful terraced gardens, ideal for sun-bathing and relaxing in the quiet country-side .

The friendly anglo-italian family, owners of the Agriturismo Il Borghetto, speaks fluent English, French and German and personally welcomes all guests to make them feel at their ease. Il Borghetto offers a unique combination of peace and quiet, recreating an atmosphere from the past with its stone and brick façades and wrought iron gates and fences, far from the confusion of the town in a place where time seems to have stood still. It is a perfect location during all seasons where the visitor can relive the charm of the past.

Amelia is less than a one hour journey from Rome and strategically placed to visit a large number of small, picturesque boroughs and towns, each of which with its own history and tradition such as Todi, Orvieto, Spoleto, Narni, Norcia, Cascia, Foligno, Perugia, Assisi, Civita di Bagnoreggio, the park of Bomarzo, Lake Trasimeno, Villa Lante, and the thermal baths in Viterbo. Florence, Siena, Gubbio and Cortona are easily reached from Amelia

Size Sleeps up to 8, 3 bedrooms
Nearest beach Tarquinia 92 km
Will consider Long term lets (over 1 month)
Access Car essential
Nearest Amenities 1 km
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Fiumicino, Ciampino or Perugia, Nearest railway: Orte , Narni-Amelia, Nera Montoro, Terni 17 km
Family friendly Great for children of all ages
Notes Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Log fire, Internet access
Pool Shared outdoor pool (unheated)
General Central heating, TV, Satellite TV
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Washing machine
Rooms 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms of which 2 Family bathrooms and 1 En suites, Solarium or roof terrace
Furniture 1 Sofa beds, Double beds (2), Single beds (2), Dining seats for 10, Lounge seats for 3
Other Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair
Outdoors Shared outdoor pool (unheated), Balcony or terrace, Shared garden, BBQ
Access Parking, Suitable for people with restricted mobility, Wheelchair users

The Umbria region

Amelia is the closest town to the Borghetto and is well known for the rare ancient polygonal walls which surround it. Amelia was presumably founded by King Ameroe in 1134 b.C. It was already a Municipality under the control of Rome in 338 b.C. The Archeological Museum of Amelia is well worth attention as it houses the impressive bronze statue of the Germanico which dates back to the first century after Christ. Amelia was already referred to by Cicerone in 80 b.C in his defense of Sesto Roscio Amerino.

The town at that time was known with the name of Ameria. It has a large number of important noble homes which were built and decorated by famous names such as San Gallo and Zuccari. Amelia is the home town of artists like Pier Matteo of Amelia, who was mostly famous for having painted the Sistine Chapel before Michelangelo. The cathedral and the Civic Tower are also well worth visiting. Marcello Aldega's private collection of rare sketches and drawings by famous artists can be visited upon appointment.

Amelia, like all the rest of Umbria, is famous for its local products: extra virgin olive oil (also produced by the Borghetto), the “norcinerie”, fresh pasta and cheese products, as well as D.O.C. wines and typical cakes and biscuits. It is an area which still believes in “slow food”. The summer months are animated by a series of local "taverne" where typical local foods are prepared in the open, usually in a village square. There are also medieval parades and medieval activities to be seen in the area, as well as the ever expanding Umbria Jazz events in Narni, Orvieto and Perugia.

The Borghetto is located among picturesque Umbrian hills at about 370 meters above sea level, with a mild climate most of the year. The summer months are warm, but with a gentle breeze in the evenings.

Amelia

The area offers:

Horse stables with riding courses for children and adults, as well as horseback excursions

The Amelia Tennis Club

The famous thermal baths in Viterbo are approximately 35 minutes away by car

A beautiful golf course close to Viterbo

A language school and cooking courses: www.eurolinkschool.com

Information is available for our guests regarding local restaurants, “trattorie”, wine cellars and cultural activities in the area.

A local game reserve for hunting wild boar, deer and pheasants

The structure can provide information for the purchase of pork, ham etc as well as local truffles

Further information regarding activity in the region can be found by consulting the following official web sites:

www.regioneumbria.eu

http://www.umbriajazz.com/Home.aspx

http://www.eurochocolate.com/it/home.html

www.umbriaeventi.com

www.festivaldispoleto.com

www.umbriaearte.it/mostra_mercato_umbria.htm

www.folclore.eu/It/Eventi/Italia/Umbria/Terni/Narni/Notte-Bianca-Medievale.html

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      HELENE S.

      • 2 Years listed

      89% Response rate

      Calendar last updated:16 Nov 2014

      Based in Italy

      Languages spoken
      • English
      • French
      • German
      • Italian

      Payment accepted

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