About the home
Villa Rosa, a B&B, is a lovingly restored Italian villa set on a ridge leading down into the Tiber Valley from the ancient hill-top village of Castello delle Forme, right in the centre of Umbria. It has spectacular views all around and especially from the guest rooms and roof terrace. Beautiful gardens and swimming pool.
|Size:||Sleeps up to 6, 3 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach:||Lake Trasimeno, 35km|
|Will consider:||Short breaks|
Nearest amenities: 2km
|Family friendly?||Suitable for children of all ages|
Suitable for people with restricted mobility
|Notes:||No pets allowed|
No smoking at this property
|Luxuries:||Log fire, Internet access, DVD player, Staffed Property|
|Pool:||Shared outdoor pool (unheated)|
|General:||Central heating, TV, Video player, CD player, Fax, Table tennis, Satellite TV, Wi-fi available|
|Standard:||Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities:||Clothes dryer, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms:||3 Bedrooms, 3 bathrooms of which 3 en suites, Solarium / Roof terrace|
|Furniture:||Double beds (3), Cots (1), Dining seating for 6, Lounge seating for 4|
|Other:||Linen and towels provided|
|Outdoors:||Shared outdoor pool (unheated), Balcony / Terrace, Shared garden, BBQ, Bicycles available|
Further details indoors:
The house has been lovingly restored after being empty for forty years. We have three double bedrooms available for guests; The Deruta Room, The Walnut Room and The Sunset Room. Each has a small en suite shower, toilet and wash basin. All have central heating, double glazing, and are fitted with flyscreens and internal and external shutters. They have original beamed ceilings, white-washed walls, terracotta-tiled floors and are tastefully furnished for your comfort and convenience.
The guest lounge also has beamed ceiling and old terracotta floor with a traditional open fireplace. There are plenty of books, videos, and games. We have wireless broadband Internet connection and offer you free use of a laptop if you wish to access the Internet or send and receive emails, or we can give you a password to use your own.
We will make every effort to make your stay comfortable and interesting. Our breakfast is something to write home about! It includes fresh eggs from our own hens in the garden, and our own freshly-baked croissants and bread. We often share a glass of wine with our guests on the spacious roof terrace overlooking the Tiber valley.
Further details outdoors:
We have a swimming pool with sun-bathing terrace and dining terrace complete with wood-burning BBQ, ornamental garden with plenty of places to sit and relax, a roof terrace, and everywhere there are stunning views over the Tiber Valley. We also have outdoor table tennis and boules. Swimming towels are provided if required.
Although we are a B&B we are happy for guests to spend the day at Villa Rosa - at the pool, relaxing on the roof terrace or in the guest lounge. We cannot provide lunch or evening meals but there are plenty of bars and restaurants nearby where you can also get a snack or take-away.
A supermarket and several excellent restaurants are only two or three minutes away by car and three public swimming pools are within ten minutes drive. A short walk of about 200m gets you to the friendly local bar in Castello delle Forme. There is an excellent supermarket within three minutes drive and a full range of shops and services can be found in the market town of Marsciano, a ten minute drive away.
We can cater for small group holidays for those wishing to study architecture, history, cooking, painting, photography or the Italian language. Alternatively activity holidays such as horse-riding, cycling, walking, white-water rafting and various other pursuits can also be arranged. Please call us to discuss your requirements.
Villa Rosa is non-smoking (except outside or on the terrace). The guest accommodation is reached by staircase so is not suitable for those who cannot climb stairs.
The Umbria region
Villa Rosa is surrounded by olive groves and vineyards with wonderful views over the Tiber Valley and mountains beyond.
The Perugia / Castello delle Forme area
We are located between the regional capital Perugia (20 mins) and the market town of Marsciano (10 mins) and ideally for exploring Umbria and the neighbouring regions:-
Within a 45 minute drive you will find
Lake Trasimeno (the fourth largest lake in Italy)
Spoleto (Two World Festivals and famous ancient aquaduct)
Deruta (home of Majolica ceramics)
Bevagna ('Gaite' Ancient Crafts Fair)
Todi (Antiques Fair)
Assisi (St. Francis)
Orvieto (Cathedral and an amazing well)
Spello ('Infiorata' - the festival of flower decoration)
Montefalco (famous for its textiles and wine)
Perugia (fabulous history and architecture, great Chocolate Festival, Centre of the Umbria Jazz festival)
Marsciano (local market town with many facilities)
Monte Castello di Vibio (the smallest theatre in the world)
Within 90 minutes drive are Gubbio (The Ceri Race and Roman amphitheatre), Terni (The Marmore Falls), Norcia (famous for meat products and cheeses), Amelia (beautiful hill-top town).
Within 2 hours drive is Florence, Siena, Rome, either coast and even winter skiing in the Apennines!
How to get there
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By plane and train:
Fly to Rome then take a train to Papiano Stazione (see www.fs-on-line.com for timetables)
By plane and car:
Fly with Ryanair from Stanstead to Perugia, which is 20 minutes from Villa Rosa. Fly to Ciampino Rome (2hrs), Ancona (2hrs), Bologna (3hrs) or Pisa (3hrs) then hire a car at the airport. Bullet-proof directions with photos and even satnav co-ordinates on our website. Copy and paste this link in your browser: http://www.laportaverde.com/pagina.aspx?pageid=243
But here they are anyway!
Directions to Villa Rosa
Directions from Florence
A1 (Autostrada del sole) south for 88km
Exit at Val di Chiana
E45 to Perugia for 60km
E45 south towards Terni/Roma for 15km
Exit at Deruta Centro (junction after Deruta Nord)
Turn right and go through Fanciullata turning left (SP Marsciano) at the sharp right hand bend then immediately right towards Marsciano. At the main road turn left (SP Marsciano). After 1.7km turn right (SP Castello delle Forme). After a long flat straight the road bends left and rises, then a hairpin right and after 300m our house is on the right. It’s a three storey villa on a curve in the road. If you get to the sign for Castello delle Forme you have gone too far by 200m! If all else fails you can ring us on 075 878 4296 for help or ask anyone in Castello delle Forme ‘Dov’è Roberto e Linda, L’inglese (pronounced doh vay Roh-bare-toh eh Linda, lin-glay-zay)?’ as everyone seems to know us here!
Directions from Rome
Take the A1 (Autostrada del sole) north for 58km
Exit at Orte turning right towards Terni
Take the E45(S3) east for 20 KM
Exit, turning north towards Perugia/Cesena
Continue on E45(S3) towards Perugia for 40km
Take the exit for Casalina just after the exit for Ripabianca. You then swing round and go under the E45 and immediately straight ahead over a crossroad (SP Papiano). Head across the valley going over the river Tiber (Tevere in Italian) taking care to bare left at the exit of the bridge. After 2kms turn right at the next T-junction, in 100m turn left and go over the railway line. Turn immediately right again and go through Papiano Stazione. After 1.5km turn left (SP Castello delle Forme). After a long flat straight the road bends left and rises, then a hairpin right and after 300m our house is on the right. It’s a three storey villa on a curve in the road. If you get to the sign for Castello delle Forme you have gone too far by 200m! If all else fails you can ring us on 075 878 4296 for help or ask anyone in Castello delle Forme ‘Dov’è Roberto e Linda, L’inglese (pronounced doh vay Roh-bare-toh eh Linda, lin-glay-zay)?’ as everyone seems to know us here!
Activities near Perugia
Tennis in town
Golf within 30 mins drive
Rural / countryside retreats
Beach or lakeside relaxation
A winter sun break
13 Dec 2011
I stayed at this idyllically located little gem at the end of Oct/beginning of Nov. If you want somewhere to escape to, away from the hustle and bustle, with scenery to die for, for miles around and... more
Gee, thanks for such wonderful comments! I just wish we could review our guests too! It was a pleasure to have you to stay.
02 Oct 2011
The acommodation at Villa Rosa was comfortable and ideally situated for exploring Umbria.
Lin and Graham were lovely hosts, very welcoming and a mine of information on the area.
The breakfasts... more
03 Sep 2011
My daughter and I spent 5 nights here and thought it was very overpriced for what it is, and even found out that a different price is charged if you book on trip advisor or on owners direct. The room... more
This is a total shock! These guests appeared to thoroughly enjoy their stay, and said so in the guest book, so we actually invited them to send in a review!
All the things that can be addressed... more
|Rental prices originally quoted in: Euros €||Convert to:|
|Prices for group size 6|
|Period||From||To||Weekly||Nightly rate|| Minimum |
|2 people in a double room||20 Jun 11||31 Dec 12||€ 420||€ 65||€ 65||1 Night|
The property's weekend rates apply to: Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights
NB: Prices may be subject to change at the advertiser's discretion.
Prices are the same all year round:
Prices for 2013 / 2014, including heating and log fire in winter and use of our swimming pool in summer. Also includes laptop with wireless access to Internet.
One person in a double room €55 per night or €350 per week
Two people in a double room €65 per night or €420 per week
Two people plus child under 2 in cot in same room €75 per night or €490 per week
Special rates for booking all three rooms and longer stays.
Booking deposit 30% non-refundable to be paid in sterling directly to our bank (details sent with booking confirmation).
Balance to be paid in cash (euros) on arrival.
We will accept last minute bookings subject to availability.
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