Self catering and relaxing small villa in the nearby of Rome, located within 5 minutes walk from the old village Bracciano and the lake shore. Beautiful view, garden of about 36.000 square feet (1200 sq. meters) with private pool, ideal for a romantic couple, for a holiday in the nature surrounded by antique historic sites. 10 minutes walk from the railway station (line Rome-Viterbo) with local train every 30 minutes with many stops inside Rome (S.Peter's Basilica in 40 minutes, Trastevere 50', etc.). Connection with metro A (Spanish Steps) and B (Colosseum). Completely furnished, patio with pizza oven and stone barbecue in the garden where enjoy open air meals, SatelliteTV, free internet wi-fi & ADSL, private parking. The owners, who live in the main villa, speak English and are available for help and suggestions. In the property live three friendly and polite dogs.
|Size||Sleeps up to 2, 1 bedrooms|
|Rooms||1 bedroom, 1 bathrooms of which 1 en suite|
|Nearest beach||Lake Bracciano 300 m|
|Nearest Amenities||100 m|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Fiumicino - Ciampino 45 km, Nearest railway: Bracciano 200 m|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||No pets allowed, Yes, smoking allowed|
|Luxuries||Fireplace, Internet access, Sea view|
|Pool||Private outdoor pool (unheated)|
|General||Central heating, TV, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Furniture||Sofa Beds (1), Cots available (1), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 6|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair available|
|Outdoors||Private outdoor pool (unheated), Balcony or terrace, Shared garden, BBQ, Bicycles available|
|Access||Parking, Not suitable for wheelchair users|
Lazio: Still undiscovered region of fascinating nature and environment Latium is found in central Italy, located on the Tyrrhenian Sea. It borders on Tuscany, Marches, Umbria, Abruzzi, Campania and Molise. In general, Lazio has a mild climate thanks to the influence of the Mediterranean Sea, with an extraordinary variety of landscape: gentle hills and expansive plains. A region rich in artistic monuments that bring to mind the long and extraordinary history of this region in the most immediate fashion. At Tarquinia, Cerveteri and Tuscania, necropolises and museums bear evidence of ancient and mysterious Etruscan people (seventh to sixth centuries B.C.) who ruled central Italy before the rise of Rome. There are countless testimonies of the Roman and later historical eras outside Rome, in the other provinces of Latium and in the local centres: Rieti with Farfa Abbey and the Sabina region, the medieval Viterbo (city of the Popes) and la Tuscia area, Latina near the sea with the best cliffs and beaches in Latium, and Frosinone with Abbey of Montecassino and Sermoneta.
It is enough to think of the splendid and grandiose Villa Adriana in Tivoli (where the renaissance Villa d'Este can also be found), the seventeenth-century Palazzo Barberini in Palestrina, and the Cathedral in Anagni. The same grandiose style of the Roman religion seems to be projected and duplicated outside Rome: in the abbeys of Montecassino, Casamari, and Fossanova and in the monasteries of Subiaco, places dear to Saint Benedict of Norcia.
Sea: Sabaudia e S.Felice Circeo, wellknown as the best beaches and sea near Rome
Ostia Lido, the sea of Rome, is the nearest beach, at only 20 km from the city by underground.
Gastronomy in Latium.
The Regional Park of the Lakes Bracciano and Martignano offers lovely beaches in a delightful and sunny location, with the pretty villages of Bracciano, Trevignano and Anguillara Sabazia (looks like a crib on the lake), each one easy to reach by paths, by car and bus, and also by boat. The lake is also well known for the princes the Orsini-Odescalchi majestic Castle, one of the most noteworthy examples of Renaissance military architecture in Italy. The castle is privately owned, but open to the public for guided tours. Around the lake is also possible to visit the botanical Gardens of San Liberato, designed by Russel Page, and the Historic Air Craft Museum: An ancient hydroplane base houses today four hangars that include most of the historic aircraft, from the Prototipo by Leonardo da Vinci to the our days. Thanks the volcanic area th there are several sites of the thermal water: the spas of Stigliano and Viterbo offer round year baths of sulfurous 37 degrees water.
By the nice sunny beaches of the Tyrrhenian sea, 20 minutes drive, are located some natural reserves as the Oasi of Torre Flavia, Oasi di Palo, Oasi di Macchiagrande, and Riserva Naturale di Macchiatonda. Don't miss the castle of Santa Severa facing the sea and built on Etruscan ruins.
At 8 km from Bracciano the Macchia Grande of Manziana is a wood of secular oak trees, that preserve the typical "macchia Mediterranea" (flora and fauna of the Mediterranean). By car, horse and mountain bike, is possible to reach the Natural Reserve of Canale Monterano (5 km) with its ancient ruins of the old village (Bernini sculptures), the beech wood and mill of Oriolo Romano (5 km), and the Regional park of Marturanum (15 km), Tolfa with its beautiful panorama and wellknown for leather handbags .
Archaeology and Historical artistic sites
The area around the lake Bracciano is identified as the territory of Etruscans, the civilization emerged in the beginning of the 7th century BC and later destroyed by the ancient Romans. There are many nearby sites and museums where admire their art (terracotta, jewels, sculptures, tombs) as Tarquinia e Cerveteri, Veio, Sutri, Santa Severa, Barbarano Romano, etc. The rich ancient Romans use to built their villas outside the city by the lake Bracciano. The history left many other signs in the medieval age (the castle Orsini-Odescalchi in Bracciano, do not miss Viterbo), in the Renaissance (Palazzo Farnese of Caprarola). The small ancient villages are now a mix of several style. Places to visit within one hour drive
Bagnaia with its Villa Lante, Bomarzo with the park of Monsters, Calcata, Caprarola and its Villa Farnese, Castel Sant'Elia with the Benedictine Sanctuary of Santa Maria ad Rupes, Cerveteri and Tarquinia and the Etruscan Necropolises, Civita Castellana, Nepi, Santa Severa and the castle by the sea, Sutri, Viterbo, Rome.