Enchanting Medieval Village Home; Stunning Views
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- Minimum stay:2 nights
- Pets considered:No
- Wheel chair accessible:No
Rieti house 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.
- 2 story
- 1000 sq. ft.
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Non Smoking Only
- Pets Not Allowed
- Wheelchair Inaccessible
- Children Welcome
- Long-Term Renters Welcome
Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms
- Books For Adults
- Audio Tape Player
- Music Library
- Satellite / Cable
- CD Player
- Away From It All
- Autumn Foliage
- Recreation Center
- Sight Seeing
- Scenic Drives
- Outlet Shopping
- Eco Tourism
- Bird Watching
- Horseback Riding
local services and businesses
- Fitness Center
- Medical Services
- Massage Therapist
sports and adventure activities
- Hunting Small Game
- Mountain Climbing
- Mountain Biking
- Equestrian Events
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Dining Room
forms of payment
- Accept Credit Card
- Basic Soaps
- Living Room
- Iron & Board
- Local Restaurant Guide
- Laundry Soap
- Local Activities Guide
- Washing Machine
- Linens Provided
- Paper Towels
- Alarm Clock
- Toilet Paper
- Local Maps
- Towels Provided
- Hair Dryer
- Sofa Bed
- Pantry Items
- 4 Ring Stove
- Coffee Maker
- Dishes & Utensils
- Cooking Utensils
- Deck / Patio:
- Unscreened Porch / Veranda
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nice appartment in a lovely village
nice appartment in a lovely village
This is a nice appartment with a great view in a lovely Italian village. The only minus is that you can only reach the second bedroom by passing through the first. If this is not a problem for you then this house is a good base to explore the region or visit Rome (if you want to take the train - from Poggio Mirteto - be sure to check the time tables!).
- Guest Genj (Hoorn, Netherlands)
- Date of stay 04/26/09
- Review Submitted 07/25/09
Beautiful appartment in a rustic, charming village with friendly people, excellent food and wine in local restaurant (and cheap!), and close to bus and trains to Rome. Apartment is very beautiful, clean, functional, gorgeous view, guiet, roomy, comfortable. we loved it!
- Guest Anonymous
- Date of stay 03/01/05
- Review Submitted 03/14/05
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- Nearest Airport: Rome at 50 Miles
- Nearest Ferry: Civitivecchia at 60 Miles
- Nearest Train: Poggio Mirteto Scalo at 6 Miles
- Nearest Motorway: Soratte - Autostrada A1 at 8 Miles
- Nearest Beach: Fiumicino at 60 Miles
- Nearest Barpub: Friends Bar at 2 Miles
- Nearest Ski: Terminilo at 30 Miles
Year Purchased: 2003
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Roccantica: the jewel of the Sabina mountains
Enjoy wonderful meals on the terrazzo
Welcome to via Antica - our home is on the left
Our home from the top of the village
Ancient rooftops form a beautiful mosaic
Enjoy the pagentry of the Medieval Festival!
Candle lit dinners are a must!
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
Clean and bright - a welcome respite at the end of the day
sunset from our terrace
2 Bedroom / 2 Bathroom
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