Enchanting Guest House in Rome Close to Historic Center and Lakes - The Studio
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- Pets considered:No
- Wheel chair accessible:No
Formello villa description
Since its spring 2008 inauguration, Il Sogno has been readily called 'home' by many guests. It is a comfortable yet elegant place to unwind in the silence and fresh air of the countryside. It is the ideal vantage point from which to visit the city centre or the gorgeous lakes Martignano, Bracciano and Vico and to take a day trip to the neighbouring regions of Umbria and Tuscany.
Have a swim and then take in the splendour of the setting sun after a busy day of sightseeing, either in the capital, or in the many parks, churches and archaeological sites. Or cook a meal and eat al fresco, after a day of sailing, kayaking and swimming at one of the nearby lakes.
Il Sogno is a private villa that has three houses, one for the owner and two guest houses, as well as several outbuildings. There is an expansive front lawn with swimming pool, grassy meadows, flower and vegetable gardens and numerous fruit trees.
Il Sogno: Il Sogno is perfectly positioned so you can make the most of your vacation with the least travel time to Rome's historical centre (30 minutes by train, the stop is five minutes away), the volcanic lakes, ruins such as Ostia Antica, Hadrian's Villa, Villa D'Este, Roman catacombs and Etruscan necropolis, quaint medieval towns and ancient settlements.
Our extensive lawn (2 acres!) is great for games: croquet, badminton, volleyball and bocce can all be found here. Or take a nature walk on our land and explore the hundreds of varieties of trees, shrubs and flowers, as well as the great variety of birds. We also have three adult (small to large) bicycles for our guests to use for bike rides in the area.
The Brook Cottage opens in March, as Rome rolls into its glorious Spring and you are surrounded by gorgeous green hills and fields. Take in the warm, fresh air, local festivals, wineries, your first al-fresco meal of the year. The historic center is great for sightseeing in the Spring before the summer crowds begin.
Summer is Il Sogno's busiest time as guests are attracted to our lovely, family-friendly pool, tons of private lounging (and playing!) space, our close proximity to the crystal-clear waters of Lake Bracciano and Lake Martignano, and our convenient location to golf, numerous shops and restaurants and the air-conditioned train that brings you to the center of the city in 35 minutes for 1.50 euros, which is the cost of transportation tickets in Rome proper.
Fall is often warm enough for a lake plunge and if you join us in October, you may choose to help us pick our olives, see how olive oil is made, and, of course, take some home! Fall is also a wonderful time to visit the sites as there are less crowds.
Winter is filled with festivities. Rome and the surrounding towns are busy celebrating Christmas, Hannukah, Epiphany, Carnival and the winter sales. It's great to come home and build a fire after a long day of sightseeing, reveling and shopping! The Brook Cottage is closed in winter, but our Studio Guest House is open.
The stream that borders our back yard is home to Etruscan grottos; we also have a small one within our property, next to the stairs that lead to the second guest house, The Brook Cottage.
We now offer poolside wi-fi internet access! Bring your laptops!
The Lazio Region: Lazio is a region rich with cultural activities, ancient history, gorgeous nature and wonderful food. Il Sogno is a five-minute drive from the old “borgo” of Cesano, a medieval town, originally settled by the Etruscan. There are other medieval towns with castles, such as Bracciano and Isola Farnese, within a short drive as well as the beautiful “borgos” of Campagnano, Anguillara, Calcata and the city of Viterbo, located within its ancient walls.
The area is full of Etruscan ruins (Cerveteri, Veio), and boasts hot springs such as Stimigliano and Le Terre dei Papi, all within a 10-30 minute drive. The world-renowned Olgiata golf course is 4 km away, the Parco di Roma Golf Club is 25 minutes drive, and both the Parco dei Medici Golf Club in Rome and the Golf Club le Querce in Sutri are 35 minutes away. We are also just 30 minutes away from Rome's most famous beach.
Rome's Lake District: Rome's Lake District is surrounded by unspoiled park land where golf, fishing, hiking, biking, horseback riding, nature walks and birding are year-round activities. In the crystal-clear waters of Bracciano and Martignano, only electric motors are allowed, and both places abound with sail boats, kayaks, peddle boats for rent. Il Sogno's own kayak is on a beach at Lake Bracciano for guest use.
The other volcanic lakes, Vico and Bolsena, are worth a visit as well, and make a nice day trip, especially if you stop along the way at the small town festivals, antique shops and Etruscan ruins. Il Sogno is in the heart of Etruria and borders on Veio Park, the Sorbo Valley and Martignano-Bracciano Park.
We are happy to share our favourite hikes, hidden roads to Etruscan and Roman ruins and programs for what we think is an ideal day in an idyllic setting. We can even provide you with a picnic lunch with fruit and vegetables from our garden, cheese from the nearby farm and local wines.
The Studio: Formello Vacation Rental by Owner Listing 402826ha
The Studio is a private guest house that formerly served as an artist’s studio to the previous owner and architect of Il Sogno. It is located near the pool and the main house. The Studio is a stucco building with a terracotta-tiled roof, high chestnut ceilings and large, custom-made, wrought-iron double doors and windows. In addition to the sleeping areas, it boasts a spacious living room with working fireplace and comfortable seating, a dining area and fully-functional kitchen with a beautiful marble sink from Carrara. Antiques and custom upholstery tastefully enhance the light, airy rooms. The terrace looks over the valley and the hills, has marble bistro tables, a large Carrara marble dining table, wrought-iron chairs, a barbecue, an outdoor sink of hand-carved travertine and a tree-house in a neighbouring century-old olive tree.
- 110 m²
- Vacation Rental
- Pets Not Allowed
- Children Welcome
- Wheelchair Inaccessible
- Low Allergen Environment
- Suitable For Elderly Or Infirm
Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
- Room 1 features a fresco of the volcano Stromboli and is furnished with charming antiques. It has a double bed from a Roman castle, a late 19th century armoire, chest and a pair of beautifully upholstered slipper chairs. The bright and generous private bath has a large tub with shower. Room 2 has a view of the terrace, the back gardens and hills and offers either a queen-sized bed or two twin beds. The room is furnished with antiques, from the turn-of the century hand-painted bed frames to the chestnut armoire and sitting chair. The private bathroom is tucked under the eaves and has a shower....moreless
Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms
- Ping Pong Table
- Video Library
- Audio Tape Player
- DVD Player
- CD Player
- Satellite / Cable
- Music Library
- Sports & Activities
- Away From It All
- Tourist Attractions
- Naturist Beach
- Autumn Foliage
- Recreation Centre
- Laundrette - Not Serviced
- Winery Tours
- Live Theatre
- Sight Seeing
- Bird Watching
- Scenic Drives
- Paddle Boating
- Gambling Casinos
- Eco Tourism
- Horse Riding
local services and businesses
- Fitness Centre
- Massage Therapist
- Medical Services
- Laundrette - Serviced
sports and adventure activities
- Freshwater Fishing
- Mountain Biking
- Equestrian Events
- Surf Fishing
- Roller Blading
- Dining Area
- Computer Available
- Iron & Board
- Sofa Bed
- Air Conditioning
- Broadband Access
- Linens Provided
- Pantry Items
- 4 Ring Stove
- Dishes & Utensils
- Coffee Maker
Pool / Spa
- Communal Pool
- Outdoor Pool
ReviewsWrite a review
Il Sogno - a wonderful location
Il Sogno - a wonderful location
The Studio property has been wonderfully renovated and is spacious and well equipped. Above all, the owners are on site and they were wonderful and attentive hosts. They extended a warm welcome and they made the holiday a truly memorable one.
- Guest hfaosdifhapsidfhasi;udfhasdfhu (Manchester)
- Date of stay 07/04/09
- Review Submitted 07/23/09
Recommended for: Sightseeing, families with young children, families with teenagers.
Delightful villa close to beautiful lakes.
Delightful villa close to beautiful lakes.
Il Sogno is a delightful cottage style villa beautifully fitted out with antiques and traditional decor. The ceiling fans kept the villa cool even when the temperature outside climbed into the high 30's. We booked this villa to retreat to after a busy few days in Rome last August - it would be equally good for travelling into Rome for sightseeing trips while staying at the villa as there is a very good rail connection close by in a neighbouring village with free parking. A highlight of our holiday was the nearby lakes which offered everything normally associated with a beach holiday but better. We visited Lake Martignano, and Lake Bracciano both offering lovely beaches with warm silky water that didn't leave you feeling sticky like salt water can. The Villa is close to lots of other sightseeing venues apart from Rome such as Hadrian's Villa and Villa D'Este at Tivoli allowing a mix of activity and relaxation to suit your needs. The villa kitchen was well equipped and many meals were enjpoyed al fresco - our neighbouring hosts Sheryle and Adriano generously provided fresh produce from their kitchen garden during the week which was much appreciated and enjoyed. The sitting room at the villa is a beautiful room and had the added benefit of a computer with internet access - much appreciated by our son and daughter to keep in touch with the real world. We had a wonderful week, the villa offers an oasis of peace and comfort very close to Rome and those wonderful lakes. The pool was inviting if a little bracing and great for cooling off - but not so good for serious swimming. Our hosts were delightful and very helpful in advising on places to visit and where to eat - we look forward to returning soon.
- Guest Hannaford (Devon)
- Date of stay 08/23/08
- Review Submitted 11/15/08
Recommended for: Sightseeing, tourists without a car, romantic getaway, age 55+, families with teenagers.
High season: We prefer weekly rentals. Nightly rates are per room. Two-night minimum. Low season: Nightly rates are per room. Two-night minimum. Breakfast is included in nightly rate rentals only. Above weekly rates are for up to four guests. Up to six guests is 1,000/week in the low season and 1,200/week in the high season. Security deposit required for weekly rentals. 30% deposit required to reserve guest house weekly, 1 night deposit to reserve by the room.The studio guest house is not suitable for small children. Parents with children under 12 are asked to used discretion. Families with smaller children might want to consider the Brook Cottage, our second vacation rental on the property and recently completed. Smoking is not permitted inside the guest houses. We provide towels for use at the pool. Picnic lunches can be made to order.Guests should arrive between 3pm and 6pm. If the client expects to be late, advance notice must be given. To allow proper cleaning, earlier arrival is not permitted. Guests should find the house in a clean and tidy condition on arrival. Guests are responsible for the correct and decent behaviour of their party during the rental period. Guests must vacate the house by 10am on the day of departure.
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- Nearest Airport: Fiumicino-Leonardo Da Vinci at 51 Kilometres
- Nearest Ferry: Civitavecchia at 71 Kilometres
- Nearest Train: Cesano at 2 Kilometres
- Nearest Motorway: Cassia Veientana at 2 Kilometres
- Nearest Beach: beach at 8 Kilometres
- Nearest Golf: Olgiata at 6.7 Kilometres
Year Purchased: 2005
About the owner: Sheryle Tamagini from Massachusetts, USA and Adriano Screponi from Rome, Italy are your owner-hosts.
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The pool- photo Corrado Bonomo, Ville e Casali
The Studio- photo Corrado Bonomo, Ville e Casali
The Brook Cottage
The Brook Cottage- Master bedroom
The front yard at Il Sogno
The Studio living room- C. Bonomo Ville e Casali
The Brook Cottage- Dining area and kitchen
Il Sogno- back fields
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