The apartment La Terrazza overlooking the Piazza is part of a medieval building that extends into the Piazza Fontana Vecchia, built during the 15th century. The twelfth century Orsini castle acts as a backdrop to the medieval quarter and the town of Soriano nel Cimino.
The apartment has been refurbished and redecorated with has central heating, double-glazed windows, comfortable beds, a range of local ceramic pieces and wall-hangings - all the comforts of home! It is a delightful, light, open and spacious apartment situated above a small local furniture shop opposite a quaint photograpic studio.
Extending over three levels, the apartment features the kitchen, dining and living areas and one bathroom on the first floor. This bathroom has a shower, toilet, bidet, basin and a front loading washing machine. The second floor features the bedrooms and a large roof terrace is available for BBQs and view over Soriano.
The kitchen is well appointed with a complete range of cooking utensils and crockery, stove, oven and refrigerator. The living area contains a television, DVD-player, books, brochures and DVD's. The apartment has wifi internet access.
The apartment is ideal for four guests.
|Size||Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Fiumicino|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 2 Family bathrooms, Solarium or roof terrace|
|Furniture||Double beds (2), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 4|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, BBQ|
Soriano nel Cimino, at 520 metres above sea level and with a population of 9,000 is a wonderful base for exploring things Italian. Located about 1 hour north of Rome, in the northern part of Lazio, between the Tyrrhenian sea and the Apennines, Soriano is 15 km from Viterbo and only 20 kms from Umbria. It is 48 kms from Orvieto. It is 15 kms from Orte (about 20 mins by bus or car), which is a major rail hub linking northern and southern Italy. Soriano is close to the A1 highway that runs from north to south.
The close proximity of Soriano to Viterbo, Orte and Orvieto and other wonderful towns and cities make it an ideal base for day trips, either by car or by bus and train. The position, on the Monte Cimino means that summer months are cooler than in Rome (maximum about 32 C). In addition the proximity to public transport make it possible to traverse Lazio, Umbria, and Tuscany and to visit marvellous places such as Rome, Orvieto, Perugia, Siena and Florence, to name a few. Soriano has a sense of community. It also offers many interesting walks within the town, and offers possibilities to wander around, buy at the shops in Piazza Guglielmo Marconi and Piazza Vittore Emanuele, go to one of the bars especially Bar Centrale and Bar Roma and eat at one of the restaurants.
The town has a wide range of small shops, boutiques, a post office, banks, ATM's, Free WiFi points, fruit shops, general stores, grocers, a small super market, bakers, butchers, hairdressers, pharmacy and a newsagent. There are also 8 restaurants and several bars.
Take time out to explore the delightful town and medieval area dominated by the Orsini castle. You can also enjoy the wonderful views over the Tiber Valley and breathe in the wonderful fresh mountain air.
There are a number of religious and historical events throughout the year and in summer. A special event in Soriano is the chestnut festival (Sagra delle Castagne), which is held in during the first two weekends in October. Over 500 participants in medieval and renaissance costumes represent the four districts or contradas of the town. The districts compete for honour and glory and display their skills in ring jousting, archery and flag waving. Festival events include re-enactment of 15th and 16th century battles, investiture and duels of medieval knights, swordfights, the revelation of the secrets and torture chamber of the Orsini castle to name a few. Naturally, the symbol of the festival, chestnuts, are abundant.
Soriano nel Cimino is located in the Province of Viterbo which is also called Tuscia. The are is rich in history