House | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 6
The property is locaded on a hill overlooking Lake Bolsena from which you can admire a beautiful view of the whole lake and the surrounding countryside
The property consists of a building with a unique two-storey apartment and a second, smaller building, divided into two apartments, a studio and a two rooms apartment.
All apartments are facing towards the lake and have large terraces with panoramic views
The bigger apartment consists of large living room with fireplace, kitchen and a bathroom on the ground floor with a large and distinctive panoramic porch. Upstairs there are two double bedrooms, each with private bathroom and a direct exit to the large terrace overlooking the whole lake.
The apartment can accommodate 6 persons: 4 in two double bedrooms and 2 in the living room where there is a very large and comfortable sofa bed and a bathroom on the ground .
The studio consists of a bathroom and a single room with a large and comfortable double bed and a sofa bed in the case of additional guests. It has a fully equipped kitchenette. The exit door looks out on the rooftop terrace of the second floor with a view over the lake
The two-room apartment consists of a bedroom and a living room with a sofa bed to accommodate up to four people. provided with a single bathroom and a small but well equipped kitchen, large panoramic arched door overlooking the lake leads to a large veranda.
All apartments have central heating for the winter months and washing machine
All guests have access to large areas inside the property enclosed by fencing and a gate with lock, for parking cars and to enjoy over 1000 square meters of garden with a lovely view of the lake.The summer climate is particularly pleasant for a truly relaxing stay
Pets are welcome and accommodated for free.
At their disposal there are also two fences with kennels, equipped with areas of shade and sun, to leave them outside in the case of day trips where you do not consider it useful to take them with you. If animals are used to staying at home, they can also be kept in the apartments.
The small village of Gradoli is about 800 meters away.
there you will find a post office, a bank, a pharmacy, a home medical service, as well as a supermarket, grocery stores, household goods, 2 bakeries, bars, ice cream parlor, hairdressers, barber, newspaper, etc. ..
is about 2 km from the house and there are beautiful beaches where dogs can be taken.
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|Size||Sleeps up to 6, 2 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||2 km|
|Will consider||Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest Amenities||1 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Roma Fiumicino 140 km, Nearest railway: Orvieto 32 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||Pets welcome, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|General||Central heating, TV|
|Utilities||Cooker, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms, 2 En suites and 2 Shower rooms, Solarium or roof terrace|
|Furniture||1 Sofa beds, Double beds (2), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 6|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Shared garden, Bicycles available, Climbing frame|
The Lazio region
The house is situated in the village of Gradoli about two km from Lake Bolsena . The territory and that of Tuscia , Lazio , from the Latin term used to indicate the land of the Etruscans , and extends over the entire province of Viterbo. The area is situated in the extreme north of the borders with Lazio and Umbria and Tuscany . This geographical position makes it a great base for even daily , in the most important cities and attractions of Central Italy (Rome, Florence , Siena , Orvieto, Assisi , Perugia, Spoleto , Viterbo, Civita di Bagnoregi , Sovana , Tuscania , Vulci, Capalbio , Tarquinia , and so on )
The historical- artistic nature of this area allows you to organize special excursions to the relaxing nature of a still incontaminata.con visits to the most important archaeological sites in the Etruscan- Roman villas in the '500 Italian palaces and parks , and ancient villages clinging to Etruscan and medieval with lakeside walks or in the dense forests of the Cimini Mountains , with tastings of excellent local produce in evocative , with rejuvenating spa therapies and bathrooms with all the comforts and specialty care : Terme di Saturnia Terme dei Papi in Viterbo , Bagni San Filippo etc. .
Parks, lakes, forests , sea and protected nature reserves allow the most varied sports activities such as horseback riding , hiking, walking and mountain bike circuits , sailing, wind -surfing.
Lake Bolsena with its 114 km of area is the largest volcanic lake in Europe.
During a subsequent volcanic activity within the lake formed two islands, Martana and Bisentina.
Lake Bolsena is completely bathing and recognized as one of the cleanest in Europe. The waters are crystal clear.
In the town of Bolsena and Capodimonte, are equipped marinas, and you can make excursions to the islands Martana and Bisentina
On the lake you can practice many sports, from sailing and motor boats, water skiing and windsurfing. Lake Bolsena is also renowned for the opportunities for sport fishing.
Bicycle paths allow long bike rides and walks on beautiful trails and shaded planes.
There are many restaurants, taverns, pubs and pizzerias where you can enjoy the culinary delights of the area
The house is located in the municipality of Gradoli , 1 km away from its medieval village, which is one of the most important monuments in the area: The Farnese Palace , which is one of the imposing palace- fortress of the family Farnese in Italy.
The sixteenth-century building overlooking the entire village was designed by Antonio da Sangallo as a summer residence of Pope Paul III Farnese .
The building retains the sumptuous frescoed rooms and houses inside the Museum of Costume Farnese , an interesting collection of clothes, weapons, tools Renaissance and the National Center for Family Studies Farnese
The story is interwoven with that of the Palazzo Farnese, the town of Gradoli . Originally the place where it stands, stood a castle, then fell into disrepair . In the fourteenth century , Cardinal Alessandro Farnese, who entrusted the architect Antonio da Sangallo the demolition of the old castle and the construction in its place of a Renaissance palace- fortress . Built in ten years , it became the summer home of Pope Paul III and then to other senior members of the Farnese family .
In 1649 , after the fall of Castro, the building passed to the Holy See who made it into a convent of the Filipinos . The Filipinos we introduced some minor changes . In 1911, the building was purchased by the City of Gradoli , who used it for multiple purposes : as a school , as a health center, as the seat of local associations and clubs and since 1919 , even as the municipal seat .
Beginning in the sixties and seventies has been rediscovered the importance of artistic and monumental Palazzo Farnese. In 1986 and 1997 it was fully restored and have been recovered many frescoes that decorated the main rooms .
( Taken from Wikipedia - Photo by Angelo Mariotti )
Collegiate Church of St. Mary Magdalene
A first reference to it is dated 2 December 1296 in the years following 1440 the Chapel of the Castle Gradoli was restored and subsequently consecrated on September 10, 1447.
In 1535 , Pope Paul III declared eminent .
Following a fire in the second half of 1600, began the renovations that took her appearance today . The new investigation was consecrated on April 28, 1705 by Cardinal MA Barbarigo .
The church , with its sober and elegant façade in Baroque style, with the bell tower form a single unit .
It has a central doorway with two columns and arched gable , two side doors with triangular pediment .
The interior consists of three naves divided by six pillars fake marble venato.Quella plant has a vaulted ceiling with windows and ends with an apse . Latter , decorated in the early eighteenth century . Alippi by Francesco and Luca Rubini , s ' stands on six columns with composite capitals .
Adjacent to the first pillar to the left of the nave stands an elegant walnut pulpit scuro.L ' work , not finished, is German craftsman Matthew Siler " faber ligniarius excellens " dead in Gradoli in 1678 , where he was rifiugiato .
The confessionals , the choir, the processional street lamps and the sacristy are in walnut craft works dating back to 1700.
There are six altars that are encountered along the aisles to the left the ' altar of Suffrage or in Purgatory of St. Francis , Our Lady of the Rosary.
On the right there are the altars of St. Andrew, St. Charles and SS Crucified.
From the sacristy leads to a Museum of Sacred Art opened in 1979 . Here are a series of preserved Renaissance frescoes that have a passion for the subject of Cristo.Sulle pilasters that divide the different paintings, lily Farnese reveals the commission of ' opera.Si is taken , therefore, to deduce , since there was a chapel inside the palazzo Farnese , that this space could be a time the small Chapel of the Farnese family .
At the ' inside of the museum are also fifteen tablets of 1700, liturgical vestments , candles , sacred vessels and votive offerings.
( Taken from " Gradoli History and the Territory" by Elena Agostini - BetaGamma Publishing - Photo of Angelo Mariotti )
Going down the road that leads to the lake , after about 7 km , on the shore you can see the church of San Magno time of the Sovereign Order of the Knights of Malta. The construction of the XV century tuff , has a trussed roof and a doorway with a cornice style ceiling rinascimentale.Sul , a small bell tower for two bells, to an ancient greatest importance. Above the main altar loomed the figure of St. Magnus Bishop. In the two sides, one of which is dedicated to the Guardian Angel , obvious are the sacred stones tampered with.
The church has a singular privilege called the " Pardon of St. Magnus " On August 19 of each year , those who participate in the Mass celebrated in the church , may gain a plenary indulgence granted by Pope Benedict XIV in 1774.
( Taken from " Gradoli History and the Territory" by Elena Agostini - BetaGamma Publishing - Wikipedia - Photo by Angelo Mariotti )
The Old Town
A visit to Gradoli can not start it from its historical center that has as its starting point the Piazza Vittorio Emanuele, where you can admire the fountain zone with masks . From here through the arch , known as " Ciuchini " , where was the ancient gateway to the village , you enter the city center. On the right we can see the ancient palaces including the rectory , the old town hall and the home of Horatio Romano , accounting Farnese , whose name is still well visible above the old site.
Down the street is the small Church of St. Michael the Archangel, probably already existed in 1118 at the time of the Synod of the Val di Lago
Going the way of the ancient castle you enter what was the fortified part of the country. Here we find what remains of the Church of St. John the Beheaded , which with its hospital for the poor and Oratorio della Pietà , is one of the oldest Gradoli .
Passing an arc will enter a typically Renaissance square , where we can admire Palazzo Galeotti , who has built beautiful frescoes, medieval and ancient cistern . At the bottom of the square you can admire the beautiful Collegiate Church of St. Mary Magdalene , which is connected to the palace by the ancient rectory once utlizzata by followers of Lucy Filippini .
On the left side , on the ground floor of the majestic Palazzo Farnese , there is the Church of St. Philip Blacks , consecrated in 1718.
Across the square is the Church of San Pietro in Vinculis , known as " the Madonna" , which is considered rural in 1600 as out of the country then located within the walls.
The Church of San Rocco is instead located in the ascent from the bottom part of the square which was built by the people who survived the plague .
Leaving the country for the " old road" and crossed the hill , here is the small church of S. Egidio , where Mass is celebrated every 1st of September.
Taking instead the Arco di San Vittore you come to a hill where the Church of San Vittore attached with a small hermitage . Popular tradition says that it was built as a votive offering in the place where the Saracens would have been blocked by the fog , thus saving the citizens of Gradoli . To commemorate the event May 14 there is a procession that leaves the country with the relics of St. Victor and reach the church where a mass is celebrated in song.
( Taken from " Gradoli History and the Territory" by Elena Agostini BetaGamma Publishing - Wikipedia - Photo by Angelo Mariotti )
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