Casa Renata lies at the foot of the picturesque medieval hill top town of Soriano nel Cimino, with all its local amenities close at hand. Soriano offers an excellent selection of stores, providing good local produce, banks, bars and superb restaurants all within a 2 minute drive or a short walk from the property. The local supermarket is a 2 minute drive. This well appointed and beautifully designed country villa with private pool creates the perfect holiday home for families, couples or friends. Ideal for children due to its safe and secluded location. A true home away from home, stunning 360 degree views surround the property, and the town of Soriano in the distance provides the perfect backdrop while swimming and relaxing around the pool. Driving to Casa Renata, this hill top town view, adorned with castle, is visible for many miles before actually arriving at your destination.
Nestled between the regions of Tuscany and Umbria, the villa's location in Lazio's northern countryside provides the perfect base for day trips to explore this regions many beautiful attractions, from Lazio's beautiful cities and villages to its stunning lakes and beaches.
|Size||Sleeps up to 6, 2 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Lake Bolsena 35 km|
|Will consider||Long term lets (over 1 month)|
|Nearest Amenities||600 m|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Rome Ciampino Airport/ Rome Fiumicino Airport 100 km, Nearest railway: Orte 20 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
|Luxuries||Log fire, DVD player|
|General||Central heating, TV, CD player|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 2 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||1 Sofa beds, Single beds (2), Double beds (1), Cots (1), Dining seats for 8, Lounge seats for 6|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ|
|Further details indoors|
Open plan kitchen/diner. living room with working log fireplace.
|Further details outdoors|
French doors opening out onto veranda with table and chairsx8,private swimming pool(10x5m) with solar heated outdoor shower,sun loungers,additional table and chairs with umbrella,ample parking space (beach towels exempt)
Welcome pack and basket provided on arrival.
Smoking is only allowed outside the property.
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Casa Renata's ideal location, situated only 60km north of Rome and 160km south of Florence, allows you to enjoy this regions diverse attractions. The beautiful cities of Rome (40 min drive), Florence (1 1/2hr), Orvieto (35min) and Viterbo (15min) are all easily accessible by car. Alternatively the railway station at Orte (15min) is a main junction to all major destinations throughout Italy. The stunning lakes of Bolsena (35km), Vico (15km) and Bracciano (40km) all provide excellent beaches and watersports, as does Lazio and Tuscany's delightful coastline. A mere 40 minute drive from Casa Renata takes you to the Etruscan beach town of Tarquinia famed for its archaeological sites. Throughout this entire province of northern Lazio can be found many good Etruscan and Roman archaeological sites.
Discover a truly authentic part of Italy by travelling back in time exploring Soriano's pretty winding medieval streets leading up to Castle Orsini. This uniquely beautiful town stands in front of Mount Cimini, at 1,150 meters, here you will find the vast wooded nature reserve of 'La Faggeta'. Winding roads with spectacular views take you to the ideal place to escape the summer heat, for cool walks and picnics or to the excellent restaurant / gelateria nestled in the shade of the wood. Only a few minutes drive from here brings you to Lake Vico with its secluded and shaded beaches.
Close to the villa is Europe's most well preserved and largest walled medieval town, the beautiful city of Viterbo (12 km), also the largest town in northern Lazio. Once the home of the Papacy, Viterbo offers an array of historical attractions, palaces, museums and galleries together with restaurants, lively bars and discos. Here you will also find the larger hypermarkets. The stunning oldest quarter of town 'San Pellegrino' is littered with antique shops and artisan markets. Viterbo houses the famed health spa 'Le Terme dei Papi' , for those who want a little pampering. This Etruscan area has been famed for its therapeutic waters since ancient times.
Soriano nel Cimino is just one of many picturesque medieval villages dotted around this area. Others nearby include Caprarola with its beautiful Palazzo Farnese, Bagnaia famed for Villa Lante and its grand gardens, Bomarzo home to the magical sculptures at 'The Monster Park' and Bagnoregio which is a must see for its beauty and unique setting. Each one of these towns celebrate their own festivals at different times of the year.
Soriano's famous, 'Sagra della Castagna' or 'The Chestnut Festival' is celebrated within the first two weeks of October. Here you can enjoy medieval shows and processions of a time gone by and have the chance to partake in the celebrations held at the local tavernas by tasting the fantastic regional cuisine. Soriano's large International Jazz Festival is held throughout July.
Other festivals include; Viterbo's Cultural Literature Festival 'Caffeina', held each year within the first two weeks of July. Where numbers of Italian authors and journalists descend on the town for evenings full of different events. Even if you do not understand the language this is a lively event to experience and be a part of. Another of Viterbo's events is the impressive ‘Macchina di Santa Rosa’, held on 3rd September. An historical parade through the streets of the town, of a giant 30m illuminated artistic bell tower weighing 3-5 tonnes and carried by the local men. The town of Montefiascone's 'Fier del Vino' is on 1st-15th August, this involves tasting local wines and foods on a picturesque 'Cantina Style Crawl' around the medieval streets of Montefiascone.
With the use of a car the beautiful gardens of Ninfa, in southern Lazio, are well worth a visit. A well kept secret, outside garden enthusiasts, this unique, once abandoned medieval town is now turned into a stunning botanical garden.