La Guardata - Il Portico
Villa | 4 bedrooms | sleeps 5
The apartment has 2 bedrooms and 1 bathroom, SLEEPS UP TO 5.
La Guardata offers nice and comfortable accomodations in "only two" not comunicating apartments. The perfect place for a quiet and relaxing holiday, away from the hustle and bustle of crowded places. Outside, for each apartment, there is a private area with barbecue, where to eat while enjoying the unforgettable view. In the summer the owners personally take care of the garden, where guests can freely pick vegetables.
Small farm animals will stimulate the curiosity of children.
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|Size||Sleeps up to 5, 4 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Montefiascone/Bolsena 5 km|
|Will consider||Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Access||Car advised, Wheelchair users|
|Nearest Amenities||5 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Fiumicino 100 km, Nearest railway: Montefiascone - Zepponami 5 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||Pets welcome, Yes, smoking allowed|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Log fire, Internet access, Sea view|
|General||TV, Telephone, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Utilities||Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||4 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms, Solarium or roof terrace|
|Furniture||Single beds (1), Double beds (2), Dining seats for 5, Lounge seats for 5|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Shared garden, BBQ|
|Access||Parking, Wheelchair users|
The Lazio region
Lazio has a great artistic and cultural heritage, which together with the landscape heritage of this region is one of the tourist attraction for international tourism. Besides the capital, Rome, there is the Vatican City, which attracts many religious from all over the world.
Also worth visiting are the beautiful archaeological sites of Tarquinia and Cerveteri.
Among the seaside resorts include Gaeta, Anzio, Sabaudia, San Felice Circeo,between the famous spas is Fiuggi. Lazio are in the Park of Circeo National Park and part of the d 'Abruzzo. The cuisine of Lazio is of popular origin, among the dishesare the Bucatini alla carbonara e all'amatriciana. As for the wines being produced in Lazio over 24 DOC wines, including the Frascati Superiore DOC and the Est! Est! Est! Montefiascone D.O.C.
The Tuscia is also absorbed by the region called "Etruria" land of the Etruscans. In fact, in the area called "Maremma" there are necropolis (burial sites), especially in Tarquinia, Norcia, Cerveteri, Vulci and Castel d'Asso. Even in the inland area not far from the Bolsena lake it is possible to find the remains of vast necropolis like the one in the territory of the town of Grotte di Castro, and many settlements such as the archaic village in locality Acquarossa dating back to VIII - V century BC.
Of the Roman period we have the magnificent theatre of Ferento, long stretches of consular roads (Cassia and Aurelia) or spa facilities in the nearby of Viterbo (Bagnaccio) or Tarquinia.
Tuscia in addition to being the home of the Etruscans as also stated by the poet Vincenzo Cardarelli native of Tarquinia, is a treasure trove of art from the High Middle Ages and the eighteenth century. Viterbo for example is also called the "city of the popes", and in the splendid Palace of the Popes, from 1268 to 1271 took place the first conclave in history.
The city with its innumerable fountains, palaces and historic districts such as the medieval city of San Pellegrino is one of the most beautiful of all central Italy.
Of the Renaissance we have the notable Villa Lante (Bagnaia) built on original designs by Vignola, with its splendid Italian gardens and the Park of Monsters in Bomarzo, a typical garden dotted with giant sculptures representing imaginary monsters typical of the period.
Outside Viterbo it is possible to find the Farnese family imprint with some buildings scattered everywhere such as the beautiful Palazzo Farnese in Caprarola with its garden, builded in 500 by Vignola, who adapted a pentagonal fortress of Antonio da Sangallo the Younger, which had already been very active in the building, for example by the particular church with an octagonal base of Montedoro in Montefiascone.
The area around the lake of Bolsena is the perfect place to spend your holidays both in summer and winter.
Montefiascone among the towns of the Lake, is the only one who, from a height of 635 meters above sea level, offers a singular panoramic view across the territory of that portion of the province of Viterbo, which is called Alta Tuscia.
From the Tower of pilgrim at the fortress of the Popes it can be seen in its entirety, the territory of Southern Etruria formerly inhabited by the mysterious Etruscans.
To the north, over the Lake of Bolsena it will be hard not to notice the dark shape of Mount Amiata with its 1738 meters high, and the snow-capped peak during winter and destination for many skiers.
In looking to the west, on clear days, especially on sunny afternoons, you can see the sparkling Tyrrhenian Sea on the coast of Maremman Tuscany and Lazio, while further south there is the plain leading to the medieval city of Viterbo with overlying Cimini Mountains.
The diversity of this region (plains, mountains and hills) made the Tuscia a very interesting province from the touristic point of view. Just few miles to move from the mountain climate characterized by the 1053 meters of the complex of the Cimini Mountains, where you can have beautiful walks through forests of oaks and chestnuts, to the sea of the seaside resorts of Tarquinia and Montalto, taking Montefiascone as a strategic point of reference for short trips and escursions.
The "Via Francigena" (the ancient route traveled by medieval pilgrims on their way to Rome), crosses the territory of the town of Montefiascone from north to south and the Romanesque Church of St. Flavian is an important reference point of the path.
In front of the church square, in a hypothetical crossroads, merged the pilgrims who came from the main path and those who came from nearby towns of Orvieto and Bagnoregio and that had decided to divert to Perugia, Todi and Assisi rather than to cross the province of Siena.
The route goes over different sections of the ancient Roman consular paved road "Cassia" and through olive groves and woods, with ups and downs and stunning views of the lake.
The shores of the lake can be reached via a road that descends from the slopes of the hill and through the fertile valley. The beaches of the lake are very popular between the swimmers during the summer but also the location for romantic walks in autumn and winter.
The lake is great for water sports like wind-surfing, boating or sailing, or the more relaxing fishing (along the beaches there are special places for Carp Fishing). Another very nice sport along the shores and in the many country roads that go up and down from the centre of the town to the valley, is the off-road cycling practiced with the use of mountain bikes.
The Town and particularly its old centre is perched on the highest hill of the volcanic Volsini Mountains that surround the basin of the lake. The shape of the inhabited area is typical one of the medieval town with a fortified wall and access doors that formerly were closed during the invasion. The fortress is located on the top and along with the dome of the Cathedral of Santa Margherita, make Montefiascone instantly recognizable from any point of Alta Tuscia you look at.
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24 Aug 2014
"Ideale vakantieplek om met 2 gezinnen te verblijven!"
Super vriendelijke beheerders die je een onvergetelijke vakantie willen bieden. Groot en schoon zwembad met heerlijke relax mogelijkheden.Prachtig uitzicht vanuit allebei de appartementen op het Bolse… More
27 Jan 2014
"Deliciously Divine! But don't tell anyone else!"
What an amazing time we had. Not only are the hosts so so lovely and fantastic. The apartment is divine. Set in picturesque setting. The local food and wine is heavenly.As a family we were welcomed in… More
2 Dec 2013
Roberto und Vittoria waren liebenswerte Vermieter, eine schöne Wohnung mit einer herrlichen Aussicht auf den See und dem täglichen Sonnenuntergang. Wir haben den Urlaub total genossen, einfach die p… More
20 Oct 2013
"Beautiful, its like coming home. A house filled with love and care."
Really nice house. Beautiful surroundings. Very loving people, the owners Vitoria en Roberto. They lived in the same house. They don't speak Englisch, but with little bith of help, you can commun… More
15 May 2013
"Couldn't be better"
We have stayed in La Guardata on the beginning of May 2013 - 6 adults and 2 kids (3 and 13 years old). This place is perfect for everybody.The welcoming we got from Vittoria and Roberto was very warm … More
12 Oct 2012
"The best place for your vacation"
We spent a beautiful week in this gorgeous villa and appreciated its stunning views. It is common that pictures make everything nicer than in reality is, but you can be sure that not in this case. The pictures are nice, but reality is much nicer.
You can just sit, watching the shiny lake and feel the piece of countryside with its deep history and see the happiness and friendliness of people.
You can find there everything you need for a perfect holiday – relax at the lake, relax by the sea that is just about 45km, swimming pool and unbelievable history everywhere around you, stone cities you have never see, beautiful countryside, gardens, stunning food and vine…
You can visit Rome or Siena or nearby cities Civita di Bagnoregio, Orvieto. Whenever you go, for sure you will find something worth to see .
30 Sep 2012
"wonderful holiday house with spectacular views"
We spent our holiday with a group of 7 people;so we rented both appartments. We enjoyed this holiday house very much:
- the location of the house is fantastic between Montefiascone and Bolsena
- the view on the lake is spectacular
- the pool area is beautiful and well equipped
- ample parking space
- the appartments are well sized; especially the lower one is very spacious.
- the owners and their family are very helpful and friendly
We have booked this house again for the summer of 2013!
28 Aug 2012
Nous avons passés une semaine délicieuse dans un hâvre de paix. Le jardin est de toute beauté et entretenu avec beaucoup de soins par les propriétaires. Nous avons beaucoup apprécié la piscine et la vue depuis la terrasse, sous le gazebo ainsi que la possibilité de cueillir les légumes du jardin (tomates, courgettes, concombres, poivrons...). Nos hôtes nous ont conseillé sur les visites et fêtes des environs. Nous sommes arrivés pendant la 54ème fête du vin de Montefiascone. De nombreuses manifestations ont égaillées les journées et les soirées jusqu'au 15 Août. Pour les courses, il y a une supérette à Bolsena, commune voisine, bien pourvue en produits de nécessité et en produits locaux, fromages, jambons,carpacio, poulpes, olives, artichauts à la romaine... Nous recommandons chaudement cette location, qui nous a satisfait en tout point. C'est un lieu simple et charmant, où il fait bon vivre.
6 Mar 2012
"Wonderful place with lovely people"
Very friendly and lovely hosts. We stayed there as if we are in our family.
Very good place well located to visit a lot of beautiful sites in one or 2 hours car.
Ok also to go by train to Roma and visit.
Lake is 10 mns by car.
We've had the most beautiful holidays in family we never had....
Very very nice home and people.
29 Feb 2012
"Very comfortable holiday flat on 1st floor of large house with garden, involving breathtaking view of lake from verandaf"
Received by sweet and friendly Italian owners who had baked a cake for us as a welcome. For communication it was good that we could speak a little Italian. We were offered to harvest as much lettuce or fruit as we needed (towards the end of the stay the purple figs were paradise). We had the higher of the two flats on the property including 2 large bedrooms and kitchen, each with a door to the veranda outside. From there superb view of the lake and the landscape around. The garden around the house is beautifully kept and full of flowers, A barbecue can be used as well as a newly built swimming pool. The house stands alone in the lovely hills above the lake and from there the whole area can be discovered - an incredible experience. We recommend the midieaval towns of Bolsena, Civitá di Bagnorégio, Viterbo, Tuscania, Orvieto, Pittiglano, Sovana, Sorano, the romanesque church San Flavanius in Montefiascone, the incredible crypt of the church in Aquapendente as well as the papal palaces of the Renaissance (Caprarola and Villa Lante). All these are unforgettable and within easy driving distance from the house. Most of these places we visited for part of the day and still had time for a swim in the unbelievably beautiful, clear and calm water of the Bolsena lake. Our stay was in early summer (June/July) which was ideal as not yet too hot. We enjoyed eating at "home" as shopping near Bolsena and at a farmer's was convenient, and spending the evening on our veranda watching the sun slowly set over the lake was just perfect. All in all an unforgettable holiday, restful, yet most interesting and beautiful and especially recommended for nature lovers, keen swimmers and those with an interest in history and art.
One needs a car for this stay. We had directions and came very close. We then phoned the owners and were met for the last stretch after the main road. Here again our Italian was useful. The owners know only very little French besides Italian.
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