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Enchanting Medieval Village Home; Stunning Views

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Roccantica: the jewel of the Sabina mountains

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Last updated: 04/15/2015
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Internet:No
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

After 20 years of vacation travel in Italy we have found the perfect balance between privacy and community, history and natural beauty. We invite you to leave your world behind and enter the Medieval era of Roccantica. Our enchanting home, nestled in the upper reaches of this mountainside village, offers breathtaking views of the village, forested mountains, and the vast Tiber River valley. This exquisite mountain village of 500 residents welcomes visitors but is an uncommon tourist destination.

Our home is recently renovated and has all new and very comfortable furnishings. Two large bedrooms, a formal living/dining room, sitting room with a fireplace, galley kitchen and sunroom provide ample indoor living space. Two large, private terraces with stunning, panoramic views and patio furniture are the focal point for the very best in Italian living.

Local shops provide all the right ingredients for 'al fresco' dining on the terrace while enjoying spectacular sunsets.


A peaceful, quiet pedestrian village: Explore our beautiful narrow streets constructed over 1300 years ago each with a unique view of the town and the lush countryside. Within a five minute walk from the house are two superb restaurants with local, roman, abruzzese and sardegnian cuisine. There are also two small markets, a coffee bar and a pub-like setting in the town. Indulge yourself in exploring the intimate pedestrian walkways, the endless hiking trails and the unspoiled natural beauty of this unique setting. The morning will greet you with the sweet sounds of birds circling the town and the heavenly church bells of Santa Maria in Cielo. But what is most evident is the richness of the silence that permeates this town.

A truly unique living experience: Our town of Roccantica has only three non-Italian residents, including ourselves or guests. It is truly a traditional Italian village unspoiled and undiscovered by the many tourists who are looking for a genuine local experience in this beautiful country. Our neighbors enjoy the guests that make use of our home and are very open to sharing a cup of coffee, fresh fruit or a glass of local wine with you. Some have mastered English, but friendship and hospitality are spoken here.

Swimming, hiking, tennis and skiing nearby : We hold a membership to a swim and tennis club in nearby Casperia which allows guest privileges for a small fee. Skiing at Terminillo is about an hour away. Roccantica is truly the heart of Italy within 50km of Rome and one hour from the Umbrian towns of Orvieto, Assissi, Spoleto and Perugia. It lies about two hours south of Siena and Florence in Tuscany. Roccantica is easily accessed by train, bus and rental car. We recommend car rental as the best way to explore the Sabina region and beyond. Roccantica provides a perfect home base for traveling throughout Italy, but we have found that it is, in itself, a place that you may never want to leave.

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Property Type

  • 2 story
  • House
  • 1000 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6

  • Bedroom: 1 queen

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  • Bedroom: 1 queen

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  • 2 spacious bedrooms with one matrimonial, slightly larger than a queen bed, in each room; sleeper couch in living room....moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom: toilet, combination tub/shower, bidet

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  • Bathroom: toilet, shower, bidet

    Great views from the shower!...moreless

  • The bathrooms are recently renovated, very modern and spotlessly clean with plenty of hot water....moreless

Other Amenities

  • The entire house has recently been renovated, is clean and bright with wonderful views of the valleys below the village....moreless

Entertainment

  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books For Adults
  • CD Player
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic

Attractions

  • Autumn Foliage
  • Churches
  • Festivals
  • Forests
  • Playground
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Ruins

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Bird Watching
  • Eco Tourism
  • Horseback Riding
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking

Location Type

  • Mountain:

    Our home is set in the Sabina mountains with wonderful views of the village and the Tiber River valley...moreless

  • Mountain View:

    The village sits one third of the way up the largest peak in the Sabina Mountains. Great views and great hiking!...moreless

  • Village:

    This medieval village has retained it's historical charm over the centuries. ...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Equestrian Events
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Hunting Small Game
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Mountaineering
  • Spelunking
  • Swimming
  • Tennis

Arrival Day

  • Flexible

Dining

  • Dining Room
  • Seating for 6 people

General

  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine

Kitchen

  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen:

    The galley kitchen has enough space for cooking but the terrace is the place to dine!...moreless

  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Balcony
  • Binoculars
  • Deck / Patio:

    Our house has two terraces with great views of the village and valley below....moreless

  • Patio
  • Tennis:

    Ennius available at the local pool and tennis club....moreless

  • Terrace
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool:

    There is a pool and tennis club about three miles from the house. Guests may pay a small daily fee to enjoy this beautiful setting with views of Roccantica....moreless

 

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Last updated: 04/15/2015
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Location

50 Miles
Nearest Airport
Rome
Rieti
Nearest Barpub
Coffee Bar in town
60 Miles
Nearest Ferry
Civitivecchia
6 Miles
Nearest Train
Poggio Mirteto Scalo
8 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Soratte - Autostrada A1
30 Miles
Nearest Ski
Terminilo
60 Miles
Nearest Beach
Fiumicino

Car: Recommended

Roccantica offers architecture and art emanating from its birth in 792 AD as a city aligned with the once powerful Abbey of Farfa founded in the sixth century. Six churches built between 792 and 1696 AD are filled with frescoes and paintings representative of these epochs. The Hermitage of San Leonardo is located on the mountainside outside the city walls and is a place of mystical and natural beauty. Roccantica hosts one of two stained glass schools in Italy and offers its best work for sale. The city celebrates its heritage with the annual Medieval Festival each August. All town residents dress in medieval finery as visitors are offered a true taste of medieval festivities including music and pageantry, dramatic arts and unending amounts of food.

The nearby town of Poggio Mirteto offers all the modern conveniences blended into a vibrant and friendly community.Buses depart Roccantica for Poggio Mirteto with connections to all of Italy.

Other Activities: explore interesting neighboring towns; premiere region for olive oil, great restaurants...

 

Manager info

Year Purchased: 2003


Contact us

Speaks: english, french, italian

 

Photos

  • Roccantica: the jewel of the Sabina mountains

    Roccantica: the jewel of the Sabina mountains

  • Enjoy wonderful meals on the terrazzo

    Enjoy wonderful meals on the terrazzo

  • Welcome to via Antica - our home is on the left

    Welcome to via Antica - our home is on the left

  • Our home from the top of the village

    Our home from the top of the village

  • Ancient rooftops form a beautiful mosaic

    Ancient rooftops form a beautiful mosaic

  • Enjoy the pagentry of the Medieval Festival!

    Enjoy the pagentry of the Medieval Festival!

  • Candle lit dinners are a must!

    Candle lit dinners are a must!

  • 8th century church at the base of the town - great hiking in the hills!

    8th century church at the base of the town - great hiking in the hills!

  • View from the dining room - the ancient center of the village at night

    View from the dining room - the ancient center of the village at night

  • Clean and bright - a welcome respite at the end of the day

    Clean and bright - a welcome respite at the end of the day

  • sunset from our terrace

    sunset from our terrace

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Minimum stay: 2 nights
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  • Bedrooms
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  • Bathrooms
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  • Property type
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Speaks: english, french, italian
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  • Calendar last updated 04/15/2015
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