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Villa | 4 bedrooms | sleeps 10
Villa Fabia is a romantic and welcoming two-story villa surrounded by meadows and by green hills. It sleeps ten people. From Villa Fabia you will enjoy an enchanting view of the Valley and of the vineyards. Villa Fabia is 300 square meters (3230 square feet). It features a private swimming pool, a private terrace, a private garden and winter heating.
You will be roughly 3 km (1.8 miles) from Collevecchio, where you will find restaurants and the shops. You will find the closest restaurant at 800 meters (880 yards).
To stay at Villa Fabia you will need a car. You will be able to park it on the premises, free of charge inside the entrance gate.
Villa Fabia is situated on the top of a hillock in the countryside of Sabina. Sabina is an agricultural territory consisting of small hills on the border between Tuscany and Umbria. The area was the first nucleus of the powerful Ancient Rome, and it is rich in sites of historical and archeological importance and interest.
The garden of Villa Fabia is completely fenced. Once through a beautiful wrought-iron gate, a driveway framed by trees will lead you to the house.
Villa Fabia has an interior which preserves the beautiful structure of a Nineteenth-century countryside house. Its thick stone walls keep it naturally cool and fresh during summer.
Villa Fabia is completely furnished and decorated in minute details. The careful selection of furniture and antique objects renders it cozy and enthralling. You will feel as if welcomed in an old house belonging to a friend...
The swimming pool is 4 meters (13 feet) large by 9 meters (30 feet) long. The swimming pool area is equipped with a table, chairs, a sun umbrella and sun loungers. From the swimming pool you will enjoy a wonderful view of the garden and of the hills. The pool is open from mid-May until the end of September.
The garden is 3000 square meters (32300 square feet) large. It is partly shaded by a tall porch and by elegant trees. It is equipped with a table, chairs and deck chairs. Here you will also find a brickwork barbecue and a wood-fired pizza oven.
Ground FloorLiving Room 1
The first living room is paved with precious inlaid tiles. The furnishings are warm and welcoming, and include some antique pieces. The furnishings include two sofas and two armchairs. There is a nice fireplace made of bricks. In this room you will find a satellite television. From the living room you will be able to enter the garden through a French door.
Living Room 2
You will be able to enter the second living room from the first living room. The floor is paved with precious inlaid tiles. The furnishings are warm and welcoming, and include some antique pieces. The furnishings include a sofa.
You will be able to enter the kitchen from the second living room through an arched opening. It is spacious and comfortable, equipped with a four-burner gas cooker, an electric oven, a small refrigerator with freezer, a dishwasher, a microwave oven and an Italian-style coffee-maker. Here you will also find a washing machine. There is a table to seat ten guests. From the kitchen a French door will take you to the garden.
You will be able to enter the first bedroom from the corridor. It has a matrimonial bed (160 cm/62 inches, wider than a queen-size bed). The room has two windows with a view of the vegetation and of the hills.
You will be able to enter the second bedroom from the corridor. It has two twin beds (80 cm/32 inches). The furnishings include a rocking chair. The room has two windows with a view of the garden and of the surrounding green fields.
The first bathroom is equipped with a washbasin, a toilet and a fully enclosed shower. You will be able to enter the bathroom from the corridor.
The terrace is 30 square meters (320 square feet) large. It is equipped with a table and chairs. From the terrace you will enjoy an enchanting view of the garden and of the hills.
Living Room 3
The third living room is paved with precious inlaid tiles. The furnishings are warm and elegant, and include some antique pieces. The furnishings include a sofa , two armchairs and a divan that unfolds into a double bed. There is a big and age-old fireplace. In this room you will find a satellite television. The room has two windows with a view of the swimming pool and of the hills.
Bedroom 3 with en-suite bathroom
You will be able to enter the third bedroom from the corridor. It has a matrimonial bed (160 cm/62 inches, wider than a queen-size bed). From the bedroom you will be able to enter the terrace with a view of surrounding countryside through a French door. This bedroom has an en-suite bathroom, equipped with a washbasin, a toilet and a bathtub.
You will be able to enter the fourth bedroom from the corridor. It has two twin beds (80 cm/32 inches). From the bedroom you will be able to enter the terrace with a view of the garden and of the hills through a French door.
The second bathroom is equipped with a washbasin, a toilet and a shower. You will be able to enter the bathroom from the corridor.
|Size||Sleeps up to 10, 4 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||100 km|
|Nearest Amenities||3 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Rome Ciampino 78 km, Nearest railway: Narni 32 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||Pets welcome, Yes, smoking allowed|
Features and Facilities
|Pool||Private outdoor pool (unheated), Shared outdoor pool (heated)|
|General||Central heating, TV, Satellite TV|
|Utilities||Dishwasher, Cooker, Fridge, Washing machine|
|Rooms||4 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms of which 3 Family bathrooms and 1 En suites, Solarium or roof terrace|
|Furniture||1 Sofa beds, Single beds (4), Double beds (2)|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Private outdoor pool (unheated), Shared outdoor pool (heated), Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ|
|Further details outdoors|
The villa is situated on the summit of a hillock filled with trees. From the house and from the garden you will have a wide view of the hills covered in green olive groves and vineyards in the middle of which you will spot red roofs of villages here and there.
The garden of Villa Fabia is completely fenced. Once through a beautiful wrought-iron gate, a driveway framed by trees will lead you to the house.
The villa is a beautiful age-old house surrounded entirely by the garden.
Along the façade of the house you will find a large portico sustained by masonry arches. It is a lovely and fascinating angle: you will find armchairs where you will be able to sit in the shade and enjoy the view of the garden, several large vases filled with flowers, and a small collection of fragments of old-age marbles.
On the other side of the house you will find a second large patio which is covered and where you will have a wood-fired oven and barbecue.
In the garden, quite flat, you will have several places which you will find pleasant just to linger in the shade of the several trees therein.
The swimming-pool is in the middle of a big sun-drenched and green lawn area. From such lawn you will be able to lean over as if you were on a terrace and overlook the valley below, enjoying the endless panorama of the surroundings. Around the swimming-pool, there are umbrellas and deck chairs. Your kids will have plenty of space to play outdoors.
The swimming-pool is 8.5 x 4 meters (about 28 x 13 feet) large.
Villa Fabia is situated on the top of a hillock in the countryside of Sabina. Sabina is an agricultural territory consisting of small hills on the border between Tuscany and Umbria. The area was the first nucleus of the powerful Ancient Rome, and it is rich in sites of historical and archaeological importance and interest. Villa Fabia is three km (about 1.9 miles) away from Collevecchio, small hamlet which boasts several historical monuments.
The swimming pool is open from the first of April to the end of October.
The Lazio region
Latium, land of ancient flavours and art, is the region that holds the capital of Italy: Roma caput mundi, the starting point of our splendid culture.
The region of Latium is a large hill area situated at the very centre of Italy that stretches from the western buttresses of the Apennines to the Tyrrhenian Sea.
The region is divided into 5 provinces:
* Frosinone, located on a hill overlooking the valley of Sacco, capital of the wonderful Ciociaria.
* Rieti, the geographical “navel” of Italy, which lies at the foot of Mount Terminillo and is crossed by the extremely pure water of the River Velino.
* Latina, founded by the Fascist regime in 1932 as the result of important reclamation works, known as Littoria until 1946.
* Viterbo, the City of Popes, with probable Etruscan origins, famous for its thermal baths.
* and Rome... the Eternal City!
Thanks to its geographical conformation (flatlands on the coastline and in the hinterland, ridges and calcareous highlands) and extremely rich history, Latium is able to satisfy any type of tourist: there's something to suit everybody's fancy!
If you are fond of nature, Latium has plenty of natural reserves that will leave you breathless including the Circeo National Park, considered as an “archipelago of environmental islands”, different environments in a unique sheltered territory.
Latium has four very ancient volcanic areas where the craters of extinct volcanoes form the lakes of Bolsena, Vico, Bracciano, Albano and Nemi, whose surrounding soil is immensely fertile, and there's a super-mild micro-climate, with most of the shores intensely cultivated as a result. Great places for swimming, fishing and relaxing.
And, of course, the Roman Castles: small towns (from Albano to Velletri) sometimes separated one from the other by woods of chestnut trees, by a rich and untouched vegetation, whose name derives from the villages that aroused around the Popes’ villas and the rich noble families palaces that, following an old tradition, chose these sites for their summer residences.
If your vacation style is relax, sun and beaches, you will be astonished by the view of Ponziane Islands, part of Latina, that include 5 small volcanic isles: Ponza, Palmarola and Zannone on the west side; Ventotene and Santo Stefano on the east side. Here, the crystalline waters are predominated by bright colours, such as dark-green, vermilion or violet and the cave's bends are often brightened up by the wonderful orange of the sea marguerites.
You cannot miss the Riviera di Ulisse, a variegate mosaic of lands and marine environments that snakes along the Gulf of Gaeta. You will find incredibly suggestive its faults, imposing falaises and sea caves. This is the legendary land of Lestrigoni, ferocious cannibals, that forced Ulysses return to Itaca.
Interested in art? From Neolithic and Bronze Age weapons and jewels, to the Etruscan school of art, the Capitoline Temples, Baroque and Renaissance buildings and monuments: the best of the Italic production ever is concentrated here. Just come and see!
Latium is also becoming particularly well-known for the goodness of its wines, produced in the area of Castels. In fact most of the towns in which wine is produced hold harvest festivals where the wine flows freely. The most popular is the Festa dell'Uva which takes place in Marino. Sometimes an old steam train is used to carry tourists from Rometo Marino, to join in the merry-making.
In November, wine-bars in Rome celebrate the Festa del Vino Novello, serving the fizzy new wine, bottled in mid-fermentation. It is not exactly stuff for connoisseurs, but it's definitely funny.
In May, there is a festival that involves wine-growers throughout Italy, entitled Cantine Aperte: producers throw open their cellars to visitors, who are invited to taste the wines and - it is hoped - purchase them too.
Villa Fabia is three km (about 1.9 miles) away from Collevecchio, a small and age-old hamlet where you will find shops and restaurants. The nearest restaurant is only 800 meters (about 2,625 feet) from the villa.
Amidst the hills of Sabina, you will be able to find a great number of old convents, monasteries, and farms which produce excellent agricultural products, among which there is the great extra-virgin olive oil. You will be able to go through the ‘Via dell’olio’ (Street of the Oil) and visit the Museo dell’Olio (Oil Museum) in Fara Sabina, or even go and see the oldest tree in Europe, a gigantic olive tree planted thousands of years ago which still produces 12 quintals (about 44.4 bushels) of olives every year.
You will be in a convenient place to visit Rome, Umbria, and Tuscany.
Rome, a city to be absolutely visited by any person who comes to Italy, is reached by car after a drive of about 70 km (about 43.5 miles).
Cities of art in Umbria and Tuscany which are also easily reached are Perugia, Assisi, Orvieto, Cortona, Arezzo, Siena, Florence, Pisa, among others.
According to the legend, the origin of Collevecchio dates back to 1253, when a breve signed by Pope Innocent IV authorized the inhabitants of the marshy and infertile area of Muziano to move towards more salubrious high grounds.
However, when the breve was written, Collevecchio - in Latin called 'Colavetus' - already existed, as witnessed by many local documents, like the taxes regularly paid to the Holy See.
The castle was feud of the Orsini (one of the oldest and longest-lived noble Roman families), from 1368 to the death of Valerio Orsini in 1594. The presence of this influential family is proved by the coat of arms, which was placed on both "Palazzo Apostolico", facing the main square, and the main church's façade.
In 1605, under provisions of Pope Paul V (1605 – 1621), Collevecchio became seat of the government of Sabina. This happened after a slow process of urban and cultural enrichment of the village, thanks to some illustrious citizens, like Blosio Palladio (humanist and outstanding figure in the literary field), who was personal secretary of five Popes and had a close relationship with the Florence of Medici.
Collevecchio, thanks to this long-lasting relationship with the Holy See, hosted important people, specially for the management of the Papal Chamber. The village gradually enriched itself with new buildings and the ancient medieval configuration was substituted by a Renaissance one, that still characterizes the old town centre.
In 1870, Rome was made capital of the Kingdom of Italy: Collevecchio became part of it and, in 1927, it got under the municipality of Rieti.
Collevecchio has plenty of sacred and gentilitial buildings, churches and holy works of art. If you are a holy art lover, you will not be disappointed by the local rich offer:
* The ancient chapel of St Pietro.
* The collegiate church of Annunziata (end of XII century), with a magnificent portal of XV century, and notable oeuvres.
* The Church of Madonna del Rifugio dated at 1586, with one nave and two chapels, one each side.
* The church of St Andrea (1614), situated northwards on top of a hill, with paintings attributed to the "Venetian school" dated back to 1500, unfortunately no more in loco.
* Church of St Maria del Piano, (built in XIV century and restored many times) inside which you will find gorgeous sixteenth-century frescos portraying the Virgin Mary and Jesus Christ.
* Palazzo Coperchi (XVI century), Palazzo Menichini (XVI century) Palazzo Rosati (XVII century) Palazzo Floridi (XVI century) are just some of the lovely noble buildings built in Collevecchio throughout the ages, all in perfect conditions and full of unmissable works of art.
* from the 7th of June: "Agriculture and Barter Fair", with a great exhibition of local products, games and entertainment for your children too;
* from the 21st of June: "Sagra della Crostata", where you will taste typical local dessert and enjoy live music until late.
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