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Roman Villa, Historic, Elegant, Spacious, Beautiful Gardens, a Platinum Property

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Suite Il Cardinale bedroom, terrace, fireplace, en-suite bathroom, dressing room

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Last updated: 09/09/2014
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  • Minimum stay:1 night
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

Special offer: SPECIAL OFFER FIRST WEEK OF EACH MONTH Details

Cassia villa description

(PLEASE NOTE THAT THE VILLA CAN ACCOMMODATE FROM 2 to 18 PEOPLE - DIFFERENT WINGS OF THE VILLA CAN BE RENTED ACCORDING TO THE NUMBER OF GUESTS AT DIFFERENT PRICES) This is a very special home, originally a 1st Century AD Roman residence (there are archaeological remains in the upper garden, and a full historical documentation). The Villa has undergone several changes, from the Middle Ages and the Renaissance, through to the 18th Century, when the Villa became the hunting lodge of a Cardinal from the Torlonia family, hence the name Il Cardinale, This wonderful residence has four units that can be rented together or separately. Its highlights are its elegant reception rooms, a wonderful portico, patio, terrace and garden. There are three kitchens, two luxury master bedrooms, both with antique fireplaces, one with an en-suite bathroom (and a jacuzzi) and its own large terrace, the other with a bathroom with shower and access to the portico, patio and garden on the ground floor. There is a further beautiful en-suite bedroom as well as three more bedrooms on the upper floor. The upstairs sitting room has a lovely antique fireplace.
The upper floor opens onto a delightful garden with an ancient Roman archaeological area, complete with comfortable garden furniture, lights, and a small cellar with a refrigerator for Summer drinks.
There are several areas for outdoor eating under spectacular Roman pine trees.
There is also a vegetable garden that is looked after by our 'ortolano', Raffaele.

On the ground floor, down a ceramic and marble staircase, there are two large reception rooms, each with a traditional fireplace, travertine marble floors, and high ceilings. There are two ancient Roman columns in one of the rooms that can be used as a dining or sitting room.
There is a very spacious kitchen, with a professional 'Ilve' gas cooker, and a large electric thermo-convection oven ideal and cooking/grilling plates for cooking at very high level.
The kitchen has also a large fireplace perfect for roasting food or sitting around sipping a glass of good wine. The cellar, which is also off the kitchen, is stocked with excellent Italian wines that can be purchesed by our guests.
The rear kitchen door opens onto a functioning bread/pizza oven and a small fountain.The pizza-oven area is lit and it has a seating area that allows for fun evenings for children and families making pizza. We can provide a 'pizzaiolo' to make the pizza for you.
Behind the kitchen there is a further single bedroom, with its own shower room (and separate entrance by the pizza oven).

The lower garden is wonderful, with a patio, and a portico that allow for outdoor dining, and entertaining. At one end of the large patio there is a built-in brick large barbecue and a fountain, garden lights and space for entertaining for up to 200 people.

All around there are fruit trees and wonderfully secluded areas of the garden.

Il Cardinale is ideal for lovers of style and space in the close vicinity of Rome.
Own car recommended. However there is also public transport, two buses, 5 minutes walk away, and a train from the Settebagni station to Stazione Tiburtina and other stops in the centre of Rome only 7 minutes drive away.

There is an additional property in the upper garden. This is a lovely cottage with two further double bedrooms, shower room, kitchen, and, in one of the two rooms, a 'reversable', ingenious fireplace that can be used indoors or outdoors for cooking whilst sitting in the reserved area overlooking the vegetable garden.
The lower garden can accommodate parking for up to 10 cars.

Property Type

  • Villa
  • 450 m²

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Onsite Services

          • Housekeeper Optional
          • Car Available
          • Daily Maid Service
          • Chauffeur
          • Massage
          • Private Chef
          • Staff
          • Housekeeping

          Suitability

          • Children Welcome:

            We have had many children stay at the villa. There is a wimming pool for children and a playgorund up at the tennis club, only 5 minuts from the villa....moreless

          • Pets Considered:

            ....but we have many cats in the garden........moreless

          • Wheelchair Accessible
          • Non Smoking Only
          • Events Allowed
          • Long-Term Renters Welcome

          Bedrooms: 8 Bedrooms, Sleeps 20, Beds for 16-20

          Bathrooms: 7 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

          • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower, jetted tub, bidet

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          • Bathroom 2: toilet, shower, bidet

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          • Bathroom 3: toilet, shower, bidet

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          • Bathroom 4: toilet, shower

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          • Bathroom 5: toilet, combination tub/shower, bidet

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          • Bathroom 6: toilet, tub, bidet

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          • Bathroom 7: toilet, shower

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          • One of the bathroom has a jacuzzi bath tub

          Other Amenities

              • We can organise events, weddings, catering or a simple dinner at the Villa, as well as a pizza night, ideal for children, using our own pizza/bread oven. We can also plan your guided trip to Rome in one or two limousine, each carrying up to 7 people. We can also organise yoga retreats. See reviews. ...moreless

              Entertainment

              • Radio
              • CD Player
              • DVD Player
              • Books
              • Books For Adults
              • Books For Kids
              • Television
              • Satellite / Cable
              • Stereo
              • Video Library
              • Music Library
              • Ping Pong Table
              • MP3 Dock

              Theme

              • Historic
              • Family
              • Away From It All
              • Romantic
              • Tourist Attractions

              Attractions

              • Museums
              • Restaurants
              • Ruins
              • Coin Laundry
              • Winery Tours
              • Zoo
              • Churches
              • Cinemas

              Leisure Activities

              • Walking
              • Outlet Shopping
              • Sight Seeing
              • Horseback Riding
              • Photography
              • Scenic Drives

              local services and businesses

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

              Location Type

              • Downtown
              • Near The Ocean

              sports and adventure activities

              • Tennis
              • Swimming
              • Cycling
              • Mountain Biking

              catering options

                  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

                  Dining

                  • Dining:

                    This is a large dining room on the ground floor. ideal for meals with the family or friends, in front of the fireplace, or also for events...moreless

                  • Child's Highchair
                  • Dining Room
                  • Seating for 14 people

                  General

                  • Clothes Dryer
                  • Living Room
                  • Iron & Board
                  • Hair Dryer
                  • Laundry Soap
                  • Local Maps
                  • Mosquito Magnet
                  • Basic Soaps
                  • Toilet Paper
                  • Linens Provided
                  • Towels Provided
                  • Safe
                  • Telephone
                  • Wireless Internet
                  • Computer Available
                  • Internet
                  • Parking:

                    There is enough room to park up to 10 cars in the front of the garden...moreless

                  • Baby Gate
                  • Free Local Calls
                  • Printer
                  • Heating:

                    We have gas central heating and seven beautiful functioning fireplaces...moreless

                  • Washing Machine:

                    We have three washing machines...moreless

                  • Fireplace:

                    We have seven fireplaces in the villa ...moreless

                  • Fitness Room / Equipment:

                    We have a fully equipped yoga room and a ping pong table It is possible to use the tennis club with swimming pool up the hill 5 minutes away...moreless

                  house cleaning

                      • Housekeeper Optional

                      Kitchen

                      • Kitchen:

                        We have three kitchens in the villa...moreless

                      • Stove
                      • Microwave
                      • Dishes & Utensils:

                        All necessary dishes and utensils in all three kitchens...moreless

                      • Pantry Items:

                        There are always basic items such as oil, salt, sugar, etc....moreless

                      • Coffee Maker:

                        We have three American style coffee makers and plenty of Italian caffettiere, including also the French press caffetiere ...moreless

                      • Garbage Disposal
                      • Gourmet Kitchen
                      • Refrigerator:

                        We have three refrigerators ...moreless

                      • Toaster:

                        three...moreless

                      Outside

                      • Beach Umbrellas
                      • Deck Furniture
                      • Outdoor Furniture
                      • Porch Furniture
                      • Yard
                      • Lawn / Garden
                      • Terrace
                      • Barbecue
                      • Beach Towels
                      • Bicycles
                      • Outdoor Grill
                      • Deck / Patio
                      • Tennis

                      Pool / Spa

                      • Communal Pool
                      • Jacuzzi

                      property descriptor

                          • Detached
                           

                          Reviews

                          Write a review 4.9
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                          Special offer: SPECIAL OFFER FIRST WEEK OF EACH MONTH

                          Villa il Cardinale is offering a special rate for guests renting the whole villa from the 1st to the 7th of every month throughout 2014. Our normal price is £900 per night, our special offer is for £4000 per week if booking from the 1st to the 7th of every month in 2014. The Villa can sleep up to 16 people, 18 if sharing double rooms. It is ideal for retreats, celebrations, and reunions.

                          Offer for: Sep 1, 2014 - Dec 7, 2014 View calendar

                          Rental basis: Per property
                          Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                          My Standard Rate
                          1 night min stay
                          £900

                          Additional information about rental rates

                          Fees:

                          • Refundable Damage Deposit £450
                          • Taxes Not included

                          Notes:

                          The price quoted is for the whole villa. A portion of the villa can be rented for a lower price.

                          A security deposit of 50% is required at the time of booking the property. This can be paid by electronic transfer or credit card.

                          A 1 FAMILY discount can be applied.

                          Individual parts of the property rent separately.

                          High season:

                          April 1– November 4

                          Christmas/ New Year/East


                          Cancellation policy:

                          Policy available by contacting owner when booking.


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                          Last updated: 09/09/2014
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                          Location

                          18 Kilometres
                          Nearest Airport
                          Ciampino and Fiumicino
                          18 Kilometres
                          Nearest Ferry
                          Fiumicino
                          3 Kilometres
                          Nearest Train
                          Settebagni; Tiburtina; Termini (Rome)
                          1 Kilometres
                          Nearest Motorway
                          Motorway to Florence, exit n.9
                          50 Kilometres
                          Nearest Beach
                          Ostia; Fregene; San Nicola; Santa Marinella;
                          1 Kilometres
                          Nearest Restaurant
                          Bel Poggio

                          Car: Recommended

                          Villa Il Cardinale is located at the bottom of a green hill, Bel Poggio, off Via Salaria, North of Rome, exit 9 when driving towards Roma from the motorway or form the aiports.The centre of Rome is only 8 Km away, and the nearest train station, Settebagni, is only 5 minutes drive away. It is possible to park the car by the station and take one of the very frequent and cheap trains that take to the centre of Rome or to one of the main stations in Rome, Stazione Tiburtina. The Villa is situated opposite an excellent restaurant, Ristorante Bel Poggio, that can also cater for our guests at the Villa.

                          Up the hill, which is also called Bel Poggio, there is a tennis club, Club Bel Poggio, with two swimming pools, one for children and one for adults (open air in Summer and covered in Winter), tennis courts, a playground, a small gym, a restaurant and a coffee bar. The ring road, the GRA, is very close to the the Villa, making it possible to travel to other sites outside Rome without entering the city and thus avoiding the urban traffic.There is a very large shopping centre, Porta di Roma, 10 minuets drive from the Villa. The closest inhabited area is called Settebagni (it takes its name from the Seven Cisterns, Sette Bagni, that used to provide water for the gardens of Villa Il Cardinale in the 1st Century AD!), is 5 minutes drive away, and it has groceries, a pharmacy, a church, a doctor's surgery, an optician, a dentist, a patisserie, a newsagent, a great supermarket, and small shops for all daily necessities.

                           

                          Owner info

                          About the owner: I was born in Rome, live and work in London, and inherited Villa Il Cardinale from my parents three years ago. I am now looking after this wonderful property continuing the family tradition of hosting guests from all over the world with ethusiasm and in style.I HAVE BEEN SELECTED AS AN EXEMPLARY OWNER BY HOMEAWAY AND THE VILLA IS LISTED A PLATINUM PROPERTY. WE ASSIST OUR GUESTS WITH ALL THE NECESSARY ATTENTION AND CARE.

                          Why the Owner Chose Cassia:
                          Villa Il Cardinale is a very special residence, that makes its guests feel at home from the moment they walk in. It is very close to Rome, only 8 km from the centre, and yet it feels like a country home, with its beautiful gardens and its location at the bottom of a hill. The VIlla has a rich history and my family have loved looking after it. It is very much a family home, with all comforts and a real soul. It is great to be able to share its beauty with our guests.

                          The Unique Benefits at this Villa:
                          The ancient Roman ruins in the upper garden are truly special. The villa used to be the home to a Roman family in the 1st century AD. Its history is overwhealming and it will make you fall in love with the villa adding a special flavour to its other wonderful features. We have the full record of its history, and a fascinating archaeological report that is available to our guests. The Villa has also been used by artists as an inspirational residence. We are very attentive with our guests, establishing a personal contact with them and ensuring that we fulfill their special reqeusts and ensure the perfect stay.


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                          • Suite Il Cardinale bedroom, terrace, fireplace, en-suite bathroom, dressing room

                            Suite Il Cardinale bedroom, terrace, fireplace, en-suite bathroom, dressing room

                          • Bathroom en-suite to Il Cardinale bedroom, jacuzzi bathtub and powerful shower

                            Bathroom en-suite to Il Cardinale bedroom, jacuzzi bathtub and powerful shower

                          • downstairs bedroom, living room, opening onto the lower garden and patio

                            downstairs bedroom, living room, opening onto the lower garden and patio

                          • Large downstairs bathroom with shower

                            Large downstairs bathroom with shower

                          • Bedroom, 'Jolanda' wing, with bathroom opposite

                            Bedroom, 'Jolanda' wing, with bathroom opposite

                          • Perfect fireplace in upstairs sitting area, ideal for  reading in winter nights

                            Perfect fireplace in upstairs sitting area, ideal for reading in winter nights

                          • Double bedroom upstairs, looking out onto own part of upper garden

                            Double bedroom upstairs, looking out onto own part of upper garden

                          • kitchen downstairs, cool in Summer, ideal for  winter dinners by the fireplace

                            kitchen downstairs, cool in Summer, ideal for winter dinners by the fireplace

                          • Dining room marble fireplace, onto garden and accessing downstairs kitchen

                            Dining room marble fireplace, onto garden and accessing downstairs kitchen

                          • One of the marble fountains in Villa Il Cardinale gardens

                            One of the marble fountains in Villa Il Cardinale gardens

                          • Downstairs garden with well, and patio and barbecue on the right

                            Downstairs garden with well, and patio and barbecue on the right

                          • Exterior of villa seen from downstairs towards patio, well and lawn area

                            Exterior of villa seen from downstairs towards patio, well and lawn area

                          • Suite Il Cardinale, hand painted ceramic floors, 17th century Venetian doors

                            Suite Il Cardinale, hand painted ceramic floors, 17th century Venetian doors

                          • Downstairs bedroom/living room with fireplace and travertine marble floor

                            Downstairs bedroom/living room with fireplace and travertine marble floor

                          • detail of downstairs bedroom, living room, opening onto lower garden and patio

                            detail of downstairs bedroom, living room, opening onto lower garden and patio

                          • Bedroom upstairs, close to upstairs kitchen and with en-suite bathroom

                            Bedroom upstairs, close to upstairs kitchen and with en-suite bathroom

                          • Bathroom on the upper floor

                            Bathroom on the upper floor

                          • Upstairs kitchen, with door onto upper garden and Roman remains area

                            Upstairs kitchen, with door onto upper garden and Roman remains area

                          • Kitchen downstairs with fireplace, cellar, and professional cooking facilities

                            Kitchen downstairs with fireplace, cellar, and professional cooking facilities

                          • Dining room downstairs with fireplace and French doors onto lower level garden

                            Dining room downstairs with fireplace and French doors onto lower level garden

                          • Garden of Villa Il Cardinale towards the main gate

                            Garden of Villa Il Cardinale towards the main gate

                          • Downstairs garden, lawn at the rear of the patio area

                            Downstairs garden, lawn at the rear of the patio area

                          • Portico and patio downstairs, with barbecue, two fountains, large seating area

                            Portico and patio downstairs, with barbecue, two fountains, large seating area

                          • 1st CenturyAD Roman remains, Summer triclinium, marble capitels, lead pipes

                            1st CenturyAD Roman remains, Summer triclinium, marble capitels, lead pipes

                          £900 per night (GBP)
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                          8 Bedroom / 7.5 Bathroom
                          Sleeps 20

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