Ideally located on the Lazio/Umbrian border, within walking distance of the village of San Severo and 15 minutes away from the splendid Medieval hilltop town of Orvieto and Lake Bolsena, this restored 16th century farmhouse with private pool makes an excellent base from which to explore three of the most beautiful regions in Italy: Umbria, Lazio and Southern Tuscany.
Extensively renovated and tastefully furnished, Santa Costanza lends itself to easy living and provides a comfortable, spacious accommodation for a relaxing holiday in the green heart of Italy. This traditional country villa boasts many original features, including thick stone walls, known as tufo, to keep the house cool and floors laid with local, handmade bricks. A lovely garden features mature trees, Mediterranean shrubs and colourful flowers. Beautiful views can be enjoyed whilst dining al fresco under the covered pergola.
From the property, it is about half a mile's walk into the local village of San Severo where there are local amenities in the form of a grocers and bar. Nearby Orvieto offers a wider selection of shops, weekly markets, many excellent restaurants and 'trattorias' and, arguably, one of the finest Gothic Cathedrals in Italy. There are many fascinating towns of both Tuscany and Umbria within day trip's distance, including gems like Montepulciano and Perugia. Other attractions include nearby Lake Bolsena; here there are volcanic sandy beaches to enjoy, as well as swimming, sailing and boat trips to the islands in the middle of the lake. The lake is only ten minutes away from Santa Costanza and still off the beaten tracks of mass tourism. For a change of pace, the eternal city of Rome is about an hour's train journey from Orvieto.
“This restored villa would be ideal for a family or group of friends who want to experience authentic Italy, staying slightly off the beaten track but still close to the wonderful city of Orvieto for cafes, restaurants, shops and sightseeing. This villa could offer you a holiday of real contrasts: you might decide to take a day trip to Rome (easy on the train from Orvieto), or to spend long lazy days at the Lago di Bolsena, a crystal clear lake formed in the crater of an extinct volcano. The water is pure enough to drink and the lake teems with fish, some of which are served at the lakeside restaurants. And if you're here in July you might enjoy a drive to Todi to see the international ballooning competition.”
Living/dining room, working fireplace,French doors to garden.
Guest shower room, WC.
Kitchen, French doors to terrace.
Breakfast/dining room, working fireplace, French doors to garden.
Stone stairs (partially open-sided, no handrail) to first floor.
Double bedroom, ensuite shower room, WC.
Twin bedroom (suitable for children/teenagers).
Guest bathroom, whirlpool bath tub, WC.
Private 8m x 4m swimming pool (depth: 1.2m-1.8m, Roman steps entrance), garden with some lawned areas, pergola, outdoor dining facilities.
Included: 4 hours maid service on Saturdays. Wi-Fi internet.
Extras: Winter heating (when used) paid locally by meter direct to the caretaker at departure (please note utility bills can be high in Italy), maid service €15 per hour, cook service, beauty treatments available on request, telephone (local calls included). A local tourist tax may apply.
About The Location
- Orvieto 12km
- Lake Bolsena 17km
- Viterbo 35km
- Montepulciano 77km
- Perugia 86km
- Rome 130km
- Perugia 89km (1hr 15min)
- Rome Ciampino 137km (1hr 25min)
- Rome Fiumicino 153km (1hr 45min)
- Florence 179km (2hrs)
- Pisa 286km (2hrs 45 min)
- Ancona 195km (3hrs)
- Orvieto (train to Rome) 12km
- Grocer | bar (Torre San Severo) 1km
- Shops | markets | restaurants (Orvieto) 12km
- Swimming (Lake Bolsena) 17km
- Sailing (Lake Bolsena) 17km
- Boat trips (Lake Bolsena) 17km
- Orvieto cathedral | St Patrick's well | views 12km
- Lake Bolsena 17km
- Grotte Santo Stefano caves 30km
- Viterbo Popes' palace | cathedral | old town 35km
- Terme di Sorano spa | Pitigliano perched village 40km
- Bomarzo Gardens 47km