Exclusive period property rental near Rome - Encircled by almost 50 acres of Mediterranean parkland, comprising century-old maritime pine, cypress and oak trees, this magnificent period villa sits at the heart of ‘Etruscan Italy’, an area of Lazio famed for its rich cultural heritage and unspoilt landscapes, just an hour away from Rome.
Delightfully restored to revive its original aristocratic splendour, this late 19th century mansion boasts a timeless elegance. The interiors are embellished with antiques and period country furniture, chandeliers and original stone fireplaces, whilst the grounds feature a splendid combination of Mediterranean parkland, scented shrubs, rose gardens, ample lawns and ornamental plants. A delightful pergola offers vistas over the hills providing the perfect setting in which to relax and soak up the peaceful atmosphere of this unspoilt area of Lazio. Known as Tuscia, the region spanning northern Lazio and southern Tuscany is a unique UNESCO World Heritage Site, thus preserving much of its proud Etruscan legacy. A visit to the necropolis in Tarquinia and Cerveteri, to the medieval district of San Pellegrino, the 1th century Villa Lante in Bagnaia, Palazzo Farnese in Caprarola and Civita di Bagnoregio is absolutely recommended. The splendid walled town of Sutri would make a perfect destination for day trips; whether you are planning a typical Italian meal followed by a pleasant stroll, or some shopping in the craft shops or a cultural visit to the Mitreo and the ancient theatre, you will not be disappointed. Visitors also come to Tuscia attracted by the natural hot springs, renowned for their relaxing and revitalising properties. Try one of the many natural spas in the region; Terme dei Papi is just outside the ancient fortified walls of Viterbo, a lovely town founded on a thriving pottery industry. Many outdoor sports activities are also available in the immediate surroundings of Sole Etrusco, such as horse riding, cycling or water sports on Lake Vico and Lake Bracciano. One week will not be enough to discover it all!
A villa ideally placed to explore central Italy, within easy reach of Lazio, Tuscany and Umbria. You can relax in the garden and enjoy fantastic views of the surrounding countryside. A stay at this exceptional villa will certainly be one to remember.
Its strategic position will enable you to easily explore Rome and The Vatican as well as the rich historical, cultural and natural setting of Tuscia with its interesting medieval villages, the wonderful Renaissance villas, the luxuriant historical and private gardens and, last but not least, the most important Etruscan necropolis in Italy. You can also attend the numerous cultural events such as Tuscia Opera Festival, Festival Barocco, Tuscia in Jazz.
Living room, open firepace.
Dining room, French doors to terrace.
Kitchen/ breakfast room, open fireplace, French doors to terrace, outdoor dining facilities.
Lower ground floor:
Large open plan living area with vaulted ceiling, comfortable seating, day bed, 2 x shower rooms, WCs.
3 x double/twin bedrooms, ensuite shower rooms, WCs.
Double bedroom, ensuite bathroom, WC.
Approximately 50 acres of enclosed mature parkland & woodland comprising cedars, cypresses, hazlenut, oak and pine trees, lawns and rose garden, lavender bushes and hydrangeas. Pergola, terrace with outdoor dining facilities, portable gas BBQ. Private 12m x 4m pool (depth: 1.30m, Roman steps, swim-against-current). Table tennis & rackets. Ample parking.
Included: 3 hours maid service 3 times per week. WiFi internet. Pool towels. Use of adult and children bicycles.
Extras: Winter heating. Airport transfers. Chauffered cars and horse-drawn carriage tours. Concierge service for concert tickets, private guided tours in Rome/Vatican and throughout Tuscia. Italian cooking classes, wine & oil tasting, watercolour drawing and painting courses, Bollywood dance classes, Yoga, massage, Ayurvedic treatments in villa. A local tourist tax payable locally may apply.
About The Location
- Caprnica 5km
- Sutri 10k
- Viterbo 20km
- Terme dei Papi 23km
- Civita di Bagnoregio 53km
- Rome 63km
- Rome (Fiumicino) 81km
- Rome Ciampino 83km
- Perugia 148km
- Harbour / Ferry
- Civitavecchia 52km
- Capranica 5km
- Lido di Tarquinia 48km
- Sutri Golf Club 18km
- Olgiata Golf Club 40km
- Tennis court Cura di Vetralla 6km
- Horse riding in Capranica | Lake Vico 5km
- Canoeing local
- Trekking and Adventure park local
- Sutri Etruscan caves | chathedral | Palaces 10km
- Acquapark Fontevivola 12km
- Palazzo Farnese Caprarola 18km
- Viterbo Popes Palace | historic churches 20km
- Lake Bracciano | Terme di Stigliano spa | Civita Castellana 30km
- Tarquinia Etruscan Necropolis | Cerveteri 45km