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Villa La Tartaruga Sabina offers more than a simple vacation. It offers a unique experience: the best of the countryside, the city and the Italian tradition in one location: convenient railway links and easy auto routes to ROME make it possible to combine the rustic tranquility of a magical landscape with the excitement of the Eternal City.
The family who owns the Villa has always nurtured and shared the pleasure of gathering with friends in the countryside for the family's most important festive occasions. It is in this tradition that the Villa was created.
WEDDING PACKAGES: the Villa organizes wedding receptions and offers wedding packages for those looking for a special wedding overseas.
COOKING SCHOOL / CULINARY VACATIONS: Cooking classes available in large new luxurious demonstration kitchen with multiple cook stations and new appliances. Culinary vacation packages for most of the year, including daily meals, professional cooking classes, food-related excursions etc.
CATERED MEALS & PIZZA EVENTS: Catered meals can be arranged upon request. The Villa also organizes pizza events, with a pizza chef cooking pizzas in the Villa's outdoor wood-fired oven.
EXTRA BEDS: 5-6 extra beds can be added in the Villa + 30-40 beds available at next door Agriturismo.
Villa La Tartaruga Sabina is a rare find!
For further details, please visit the Villa’s website: www.latartarugasabina.com or contact the owner.
VILLA GARDEN: Villa La Tartaruga Sabina is situated in a lush 2-hectare garden surrounded by hundred-year-old olive groves, cypresses, cedars, orange, cherry, and lemon trees as well as a wide range of flowers. Outside the fenced garden, there are 24 hectares of open field. There is a covered terrace with several tables, chairs, and seating arrangements with couches. Within the landscaped garden is a gazebo with a table and chairs as well as a barbecue and wood-burning oven. There is a large swimming pool (20m x 10m) and private pool house with showers and a sauna. The pool is FENCED (photos were taking prior to fencing it).
Access to the villa is via a paved road three kilometers from the main road of Salaria and parking is available within the property grounds.
INTERIORS (800m2): The interior provides an atmosphere of art, culture, and appreciation for the finest that modern design has to offer, both stimulating the intellect and giving pause to reflect and relax in an environment made warm by the richness and elegance of its design details. The spacious living room has couches, a fireplace, satellite TV, and floor-to-ceiling glass windows that look onto the gardens. There is a separate dining room and attached to it a huge new luxurious kitchen with multiple cook stations and new appliances. On the ground floor a beautiful windowed gallery leads to a separate suite of three bedrooms that offers direct access to the garden. Each of these three bedrooms has a 160 cm queen-sized bed and and a newly-renovated luxurious en-suite bathroom with a sink, toilet, and shower. A beautiful wooden staircase of 12 steps leads to five comfortable bedrooms, each with newly-renovated luxurious en-suite bathroom with a sink, toilet, and shower. All bedrooms are air conditioned. No need to miss the comforts of home!
In the Winter of 2015, the villa will be upgraded and we'll be offering cooking school/culinary vacation packages for most of the year, which will include daily meals, professional cooking classes, food-related excursions etc.
The villa has 8 air-conditioned bedrooms, arranged as follows:
- Ground floor: Three double bedrooms with direct access to the garden, each with newly-renovated luxurious en-suite bathroom with large shower. Each double bed can split into two single beds.
- First floor: Two luxurious suites with balcony and newly-renovated en-suite bathroom with large shower and bath tube. Three air-conditioned double bedrooms with newly-renovated luxurious en-suite bathroom with large shower. All double beds can split into two single beds.
Up to 6-7 extra single beds can be added at the price of €200 per bed per week.
No need to miss the comforts of home!...moreless
In 2015 all bedrooms and bathrooms will be upgraded. Ech bedroom will have its own en-suite bathroom with shower. The two bedrooms with balcony will be upgraded to a luxury level with en-suite bathroom with shower and bath tube. ...moreless
INDOOR AMENITIES: All bedrooms are air conditioned, grand piano, satellite TV, DVD player, Bose Stereo (CD, Radio, MP3), wireless internet connection, fax machine (upon request), oven, microwave, dishwasher, washing machine, dryer.
OUTDOOR AMENITIES: Huge private swimming pool 20x10x1.5-3 mt (usable depending on the weather, approximately from May until September), pool house, tennis court, tennis table, barbecue, outdoor wood-burning oven, sauna, lawn bowling (bocce ball), private parking.
CATERED MEALS & PIZZA EVENTS: Catered meals can be arranged at the Villa upon request. The Villa can also organize pizza events with a great pizza chef making pizzas in the Villa's outdoor wood-burning oven....moreless
Central heating available upon request, € 50 per day; generally, in the Rome area heating is used starting end of October until March/Mid April depending on the weather and guests’ preferences....moreless
Resin surface. Not in good conditions as it is very old; it has a few cracks but people still use it all the time. Next door agriturismo has a brand-new tennis/soccer court available at a charge....moreless
Unscreened Porch / Veranda
Pool / Spa
Big (18 x 9 meters) one half deeper than 3 meters (more than 9 feet). The pool is fenced (photos were taken prior to fencing). It is not heated. People from cold regions have used April-October. ...moreless
Medium Season Apr 4 - Jun 19, 2015 7 night min stay
High Season Jun 20 - Aug 28, 2015 7 night min stay
Medium Season Aug 29 - Oct 30, 2015 7 night min stay
Low Season Oct 31 - Nov 27, 2015 7 night min stay
Low Season Nov 28 - Dec 18, 2015 7 night min stay
Medium Season Dec 19 - Jan 1, 2016 7 night min stay
Low Season Jan 2 - Mar 4, 2016 7 night min stay
Medium-Low Season Mar 5 - Apr 1, 2016 7 night min stay
Medium Season Apr 2 - Apr 29, 2016 7 night min stay
Medium-High Season Apr 30 - Jul 1, 2016 7 night min stay
High Season Jul 2 - Aug 26, 2016 7 night min stay
Medium-High Season Aug 27 - Sep 30, 2016 7 night min stay
Medium Season Oct 1 - Oct 28, 2016 7 night min stay
Medium-Low Season Oct 29 - Nov 25, 2016 7 night min stay
Low Season Nov 26 - Dec 23, 2016 7 night min stay
Medium Season Dec 24 - Jan 6, 2017 7 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
No additional mandatory fees
VAT Tax Rate10%
PRICE IS ALL-INCLUSIVE (rental, utilities, final cleaning, VAT) with the only exception of central heating, which is optional (50 euros per day, generally used from sometime in November till sometime in April).
- Extra single beds (max 5): €200/bed per week
- Maid service: €15/hr
- Catered meals; wood-fired oven pizza
- Cooking classes
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PALOMBARA SABINA is a charming Medieval town, only 40 min from ROME (by car or train). Built on a hill at the foot of a beautiful mountain and surrounded by centuries-old olive oil threes and cherry trees typical of the region, Palombara has everything tourists may need: stores, restaurants, post office, hospital, etc. Of particular interest is the town's Medieval Castle.
- The Villa is located in a quiet rural area only 30 minutes from ROME, by car or by train. There is a train station 3 min drive from the Villa, from where there are frequent trains to Rome City Center (30 minute ride) and Fiumicino Airport (1 hour and 15 min ride).
- 30 min drive from the Villa is the town of TIVOLI, famous worldwide for two of the most beautiful villas of the ancient Roman era and the Italian renaissance: Hadrian's Villa and Villa D'Este, both part of UNESCO's world heritage sites.
- 25 min drive from the villa is the Abbey of Farfa, an ancient marvellous Benedictine abbey of the VIII century.
Other Activities: Cooking school, Wine & Olive Oil Tasting
Year Purchased: 1982
About: My name is Giuseppe Micheletta. I'm from Rome, from where I run my olive oil business and the Villa business. I lived 6 years in New York City. My wife, Molly, is American, from Pittsburgh, PA. We live with our two children between Rome and the countryside villa. We like to have international guests at the villa. This is my family's countryside villa. My family has always nurtured and shared the pleasure of gathering with friends in the countryside for the family's most important festive occasions. It is in this tradition that my father built the villa in the early 1980's. An inspiring work of architecture, the three-story villa was designed by Gustavo Polimeni to evoke the lines and vision of the great American architect Frank Lloyd Wright.
Why Palombara Sabina: From Rome city center it takes only thirty minutes to reach the Sabina region, where the villa is located, and discover its culture, history, and the flavors of its land. Nestled in a magical landscape, the villa is of rare beauty. For those who love tranquility, art, nature, and design, Villa La Tartaruga Sabina will provide an unforgettable vacation or event experience unlike any other.
The Unique Benefits at this Villa: Countryside peace & tranquility + only 30 min from Rome (by train or car).