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Enchanting Guest House in Rome Close to Historic Center and Lakes - The Studio

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The pool- photo Corrado Bonomo, Ville e Casali

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Last updated: 08/14/2014
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • 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 manicured property with its two-acre lawn and three acres of fields is great for games: croquet, badminton, volleyball and bocce, ping pong, etc. 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.

Property Type

  • Villa
  • 110 m²

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Onsite Services

              • Staff

              Suitability

              • Low Allergen Environment
              • Pets Not Allowed
              • Wheelchair Inaccessible
              • Suitable For Elderly Or Infirm
              • Children Welcome

              Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6

              • Stromboli: 1 double

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              • Garden: 1 queen, 2 twin/ single

                Beds can be separated or joined...moreless

              • Bedroom 3: 1 sleep sofa /futon

                Queen sofa bed in living room...moreless

              • 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

              Other Amenities

                  • 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....moreless

                  Entertainment

                  • DVD Player
                  • Video Library
                  • Music Library
                  • Books
                  • Ping Pong Table
                  • Television
                  • Satellite / Cable
                  • Radio
                  • Stereo
                  • CD Player
                  • Audio Tape Player

                  Theme

                  • Luxury
                  • Away From It All
                  • Family
                  • Historic
                  • Romantic
                  • Sports & Activities
                  • Tourist Attractions

                  Attractions

                  • Caves
                  • Live Theater
                  • Coin Laundry
                  • Restaurants
                  • Ruins
                  • Autumn Foliage
                  • Churches
                  • Forests
                  • Library
                  • Museums
                  • Playground
                  • Recreation Center
                  • Winery Tours
                  • Nude Beach

                  Leisure Activities

                  • Walking
                  • Horseback Riding
                  • Scenic Drives
                  • Paddle Boating
                  • Sight Seeing
                  • Beachcombing
                  • Bird Watching
                  • Eco Tourism
                  • Gambling Casinos

                  local services and businesses

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

                  Location Type

                  • Rural
                  • Village

                  sports and adventure activities

                  • Equestrian Events
                  • Freshwater Fishing
                  • Surf Fishing
                  • Hiking
                  • Spelunking
                  • Swimming
                  • Tennis
                  • Golf
                  • Wind-Surfing
                  • Mountain Biking
                  • Paragliding
                  • Roller Blading
                  • Sailing
                  • Cycling
                  • Fishing
                  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling

                  catering options

                      • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

                      Dining

                      • Dining
                      • Dining Area
                      • Seating for 6 people

                      General

                      • Internet:

                        free wi-fi internet access...moreless

                      • Air Conditioning
                      • Living Room
                      • Hair Dryer
                      • Iron & Board
                      • Washing Machine
                      • Fireplace
                      • Sofa Bed
                      • Telephone
                      • Heating
                      • Linens Provided
                      • Broadband Access
                      • Computer Available
                      • Parking:

                        secure parking on the property...moreless

                      • Towels Provided:

                        and pool towels!...moreless

                      Kitchen

                      • Kitchen
                      • Dishes & Utensils
                      • Pantry Items
                      • Coffee Maker
                      • Toaster
                      • 4 Ring Stove
                      • Refrigerator
                      • Freezer
                      • Oven

                      Outside

                      • Lawn / Garden
                      • Terrace
                      • Barbecue
                      • Outdoor Grill
                      • Deck / Patio
                      • Golf:

                        Olgiata golf course is 10 minutes away...moreless

                      • Bicycles

                      Pool / Spa

                      • Outdoor Pool
                      • Communal Pool:

                        the pool is shared by the Studio and the Brook Cottage guests...moreless

                      property descriptor

                          • Detached
                           

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                          Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                          High Season-4 people
                          Apr 26 - Sep 26, 2014
                          2 night min stay
                          €160
                          €1,100

                          Additional information about rental rates

                          Fees:

                          • Rome Tourism Tax, pp/pn €2
                          • Taxes Not included

                          Notes:

                          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, 145/night low season and 1,200/week, 175/night in the high season.

                          Security deposit for weekly rentals, payable upon arrival.


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                          Location

                          51 Kilometres
                          Nearest Airport
                          Fiumicino-Leonardo Da Vinci
                          71 Kilometres
                          Nearest Ferry
                          Civitavecchia
                          2 Kilometres
                          Nearest Train
                          Cesano
                          2 Kilometres
                          Nearest Motorway
                          Cassia Veientana
                          8 Kilometres
                          Nearest Beach
                          beach
                          1 Kilometres
                          Nearest Barpub
                          6.7 Kilometres
                          Nearest Golf
                          Olgiata
                          2 Kilometres
                          Nearest Restaurant

                          Car: Recommended

                          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 min 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.

                          Il Sogno is a five-minute drive from the old “borgo” of Cesano, a medieval town, originally settled by the Etruscans. 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 also boasts Stimigliano and Le Terre dei Papi hot springs, golf courses, such as the world-renowned Olgiata golf, and Rome's most famous beach, Fregene, is just 30 min away.

                          We can arrange for transportation for the airports and we are happy to give rides whenever possibile to the train station for parties of 4 or less.

                          Other Activities: Join us for olive picking on the premises in October!

                           

                          Owner info

                          Year Purchased: 2005

                          About the owner: Sheryle Tamagini from Massachusetts, USA and Adriano Screponi from Rome, Italy are your owner-hosts.


                          Contact us

                          Speaks: french, italian, english

                           

                          Photos

                          • The pool- photo Corrado Bonomo, Ville e Casali

                            The pool- photo Corrado Bonomo, Ville e Casali

                          • The Studio- photo Corrado Bonomo, Ville e Casali

                            The Studio- photo Corrado Bonomo, Ville e Casali

                          • The Brook Cottage

                            The Brook Cottage

                          • The Brook Cottage- Master bedroom

                            The Brook Cottage- Master bedroom

                          • The front yard at Il Sogno

                            The front yard at Il Sogno

                          • The Studio living room- C. Bonomo Ville e Casali

                            The Studio living room- C. Bonomo Ville e Casali

                          • The Brook Cottage- Dining area and kitchen

                            The Brook Cottage- Dining area and kitchen

                          • Il Sogno- back fields

                            Il Sogno- back fields

                          €160 per night (EUR)
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                          2 Bedroom / 2 Bathroom
                          Sleeps 6

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