Apartment Oleandri offers breathtaking views of one of Lazio's most picturesque medieval towns, Soriano nel Cimino. The apartment's spacious open-plan living area with full length balcony faces directly opposite Castle Orsini.
The attractive 2 bedroom/2bathroom property lies within a 5 minute walk from Soriano's main piazza. Wonder through the town's pretty winding medieval streets and discover an uncommercialised part of Italy. Here you can find an excellent array of local shops, providing good local produce, banks, superb restaurants and bars.
Nestled between the regions of Tuscany and Umbria it's location in northern Lazio provides the perfect base throughout the year for day trips to explore this area's magnificent cities and villages to it's stunning lakes and beaches.
The cities of Rome (60km), Florence (160km) and Orvieto (40km) are all easily accessible by car or rail. Lazio's beautiful lakes, Bolsena (35km), Bracciano (40km) and Vico (15km) all provide excellent beaches and watersports. Lake Vico is set within the wooded nature reserve of 'La Faggeta', which creates Soriano nel Cimino's stunning backdrop.
|Size||Sleeps up to 6, 2 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Lake Bolsena 35 km|
|Nearest Amenities||600 m|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Roma Fiumicino (Leonardo da Vinci) 100 km, Nearest railway: Orte Scalo 15 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|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, 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 6, Lounge seats for 6|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace|
|Further details indoors|
Large open-plan kitchen/living area with two set of French doors opening onto balcony.
Throughout the apartment we have environmentally friendly evaporative air cooling humidifiers.
Both bedrooms with Juliet balconies.
|Further details outdoors|
Large balcony running full length of the apartment with small table and chairs, sun loungers x 2.
Welcome pack provided on arrival.
Smoking is only permitted outside on the balcony.
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The apartment's ideal location in northern Lazio situated only 60km north of Rome and 160km south of Florence offers an ideal base to explore this region's beautiful and diverse attractions. These cities and others, including Viterbo (12km), Orvieto (40km) and Spoleto (70km) to name but a few are all easily accessible by car. Alternatively the railway station at Orte (15km) is the main junction to all major destinations throughout Italy.
In the summer months enjoy the excellent beaches and charming lakeside towns and villages of Lazio's stunning lakes; Lake Bolsena (35km), Vico (15km), Bracciano (40km).
Lazio's and Tuscany's delightful coastline is within easy reach of the apartment, offering sandy stretches of beach to rugged bays. A 40min drive takes you to Tarquinia Lido. The Etruscan town of Tarquinia is famed for it's archaeological sites and relics. Lazio's beaches Santa Marinella, Montalto di Castro and Pesce Romana are also within an hrs drive. The Tuscan coastal towns of Porto Ercole, Porto S.Stefano and the Islands of Giglio and Elba are reached in over an hrs drive.
Discover a truly authentic part of Italy by travelling back in time exploring Soriano's pretty winding medieval streets leading up to Castle Orsini. The town of Soriano provides a good variety of local amenities; banks, shops, superb restaurants and bars, all within a short walk from the apartment. Mainly located on and around the main piazza (a 5 min walk) are many stores providing good local produce. The local supermarket is a 2 minute drive away. The property has its own private parking space. 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 largest and most well preserved walled medieval towns, the beautiful town of Viterbo(12km), 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 designer boutiques, 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 also houses the famed health spa 'Le Terme dei Papi' , for those who want a little pampering. This Etruscan area has been known for its therapeutic waters since ancient times.
There are 3 local swimming pools. The larger of the three is the sulphuric 'Terme di Orte', in Orte (a 15 min drive), a large open air comlpex with restaurant and bar ideal for families, 'La Molinella' is a smaller complex in Soriano itself and finally there is Soriano's olympic size pool. 'Aquafelix' at Civitavecchia is the largest water park in the area.
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 and villages 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 'taverna's' 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.