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Spectacular Villa with Pool Overlooking Tiber Valley

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A stately villa built new from the stones of a ruined farmhouse

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Last updated: 05/10/2015
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  • Minimum stay:2-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Ask Owner
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

Perfectly located in a hillside olive grove, apparently in splendid isolation with breathtaking views of hills, the town of Orte, and the Tiber Valley, Casale alle Morre is in fact attached to a charming and lively little village and is in easy reach of Rome, Florence, Orvieto, the Etruscan cities of Viterbo and Tarquinia, and all the Umbrian hilltowns. A gentle path leads up to the magnificent “lap” pool in natural stone and sand-colored tiles behind the house, protected by a natural forest, dotted with olive trees, with an even greater view of the valley and the tile-roofed back of the house and its lemon-house annex. The villa was constructed completely new in 2006 from the very stones of a ruined farmhouse on the property, so that it is full of light and air and modern space, but looks as though it has always been there. Its magnificent southern-facing portico dominating the valley is protected from the sun all summer and warmed by it in the cooler months.


The village of Penna: 5-10 minutes' walk up a shady lane is the flourishing village of Penna (population 1000), equipped with post office, bank, parish church, pharmacy, and shops in a thriving community of local people of all generations active in the agricultural and civic life of their village. The calendar year is studded with festivals, such as the open air banquet to celebrate the vendemmia (or grape harvest) in mid-October, outdoor music and dancing for the village holiday in early August, streets strewn with flowers for the Corpus Domini in June. Penna’s tiny historical center, in the shape of a feather (hence its name) is anchored between the very active parish church and the belvedere (panoramic overlook on the Tiber river valley and Mount Cimino beyond). The town also boasts an impressive mechanical Presepe (Nativity Scene) open to visits all year round.

An Umbrian family story: The villa is on a working farm (olives and grapes), that has been in our family for almost two centuries. The historic family home is close by, in the village.
The adjacent 'limonaia' houses potted lemon trees in the winter, ping-pong in the summer. The apartment above the limonaia is not for rent and is occasionally occupied by the owners.
This is the authentic Italy, far from its mass tourism and yet in easy range of so many of its legendary beauties.

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Property Type

  • Villa
  • 300 m²

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Optional

Suitability

  • Children Welcome
  • Suitable For Elderly Or Infirm

Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12

  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

    ...moreless

  • Bedroom 2: 1 queen

    Can be 2 singles...moreless

  • Bedroom 3: 3 twin/ single

    1 bunk, 1 single...moreless

  • Bedroom 4: 3 twin/ single

    1 bunk, 1 single...moreless

  • Bedroom 5: 1 sleep sofa /futon

    Couch bed in sitting room...moreless

  • 10 people in bedrooms. 2 more if use fold-out couch bed in upstairs sitting room. Crib and/or cot available upon request...moreless

Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, tub, bidet

    2 sinks, green tiles...moreless

  • Bathroom 2: toilet, shower, bidet

    +walk-in closet, blue tiles...moreless

  • Bathroom 3: toilet, shower, bidet

    on main floor, orange tiles...moreless

Other Amenities

  • Wireless internet is included.

Entertainment

  • Books
  • Books For Kids
  • Ping Pong Table

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Family

Attractions

  • Churches
  • Restaurants
  • Ruins
  • Volcano
  • Waterfalls
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Eco Tourism
  • Horseback Riding
  • Scenic Drives
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking

Location Type

  • Rural
  • Village

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Hunting
  • Mountain Biking
  • Swimming

Dining

  • Dining Area

General

  • Basic Soaps
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Area
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Sofa Bed
  • Study Room
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet

Kitchen

  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Lobster Pot
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator

Outside

  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Patio
  • Walkway To Water

Pool / Spa

  • In Ground Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Optional
 

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Peak Summer
Jun 20 - Sep 5, 2015
7 night min stay

€2,000
Low Season Winter
Jan 6 - Mar 29
2 night min stay
€200 €250
Fri, Sat
€1,225 €4,200
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
€250 €285
Fri, Sat
€1,645
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

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Location

116 Kilometres
Nearest Airport
Rome Fiumicino Aeroporto, Italy
200 Metres
Nearest Barpub
Bar dello Sport
94 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
Civitavecchia
10 Kilometres
Nearest Train
Orte
10 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
A1 exit Orte
200 Metres
Nearest Restaurant
Osteria
80 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
Tarquinia

Car: Recommended

On the border with Lazio, the villa stands at the gateway of all the Umbrian hilltowns (Orvieto, Assisi, Perugia, Todi, Spoleto, Narni, Gubbio), but also an easy distance from the volcanic Etruscan towns of Viterbo and Tarquinia and the Tuscan seaside (Capalbio, Ansedonia, the island of Giglio). It is also close to the Appenines and river rafting on the Nera near the waterfalls of Marmore, some of the highest in Europe. Because of the vicinity of the Orte train station (15 minutes' away by car) Rome and Florence are easy daytrips -- without the worry of a car.

 

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Speaks: english, french, italian

 

Photos

  • A stately villa built new from the stones of a ruined farmhouse

    A stately villa built new from the stones of a ruined farmhouse

  • Plenty of outdoor seating

    Plenty of outdoor seating

  • Views of the hilltown of Orte in the Tiber valley breathtaking at all hours

    Views of the hilltown of Orte in the Tiber valley breathtaking at all hours

  • The adjacent 'limonaia' houses lemon trees in winter, ping pong in summer

    The adjacent 'limonaia' houses lemon trees in winter, ping pong in summer

  • From which you may pause to see even more magnificent views

    From which you may pause to see even more magnificent views

  • Sand-colored glass mosaic tiles render to the water its natural hue

    Sand-colored glass mosaic tiles render to the water its natural hue

  • Comfortable living space opens onto portico and garden

    Comfortable living space opens onto portico and garden

  • The kitchen has old wood, Carrara marble countertops, terra cotta tiles

    The kitchen has old wood, Carrara marble countertops, terra cotta tiles

  • Downstairs double room with fireplace and adjacent full bath

    Downstairs double room with fireplace and adjacent full bath

  • Upstairs sitting area with view through portico

    Upstairs sitting area with view through portico

  • Red triple bedroom with bunks and single

    Red triple bedroom with bunks and single

  • After the glow of sunset, evening falls on the valley

    After the glow of sunset, evening falls on the valley

  • Immersed in green, dominating a sloping olive grove

    Immersed in green, dominating a sloping olive grove

  • Contemplate spectacular vistas from the high, airy portico.

    Contemplate spectacular vistas from the high, airy portico.

  • The two structures give a village feel to the patio beneath the lush pergola.

    The two structures give a village feel to the patio beneath the lush pergola.

  • The pool is up a natural stone path behind the house

    The pool is up a natural stone path behind the house

  • This stone and terra cotta pool is invisible but only steps away from the house.

    This stone and terra cotta pool is invisible but only steps away from the house.

  • The 15-meter pool above the tile roofs is fully and discretely fenced

    The 15-meter pool above the tile roofs is fully and discretely fenced

  • Living room, dining, and kitchen are in easy, open layout

    Living room, dining, and kitchen are in easy, open layout

  • Oven, dishwasher, and high quality cooking equipment for real cooks

    Oven, dishwasher, and high quality cooking equipment for real cooks

  • Upstairs master bedroom with walk-in closet and full bath

    Upstairs master bedroom with walk-in closet and full bath

  • All bathrooms are tiled in bright colors

    All bathrooms are tiled in bright colors

  • Blue triple bedroom with bunk and single

    Blue triple bedroom with bunk and single

  • June Corpus Christi procession over a bed of flowers in village of Penna

    June Corpus Christi procession over a bed of flowers in village of Penna

€200 - €286 per night (EUR)
Minimum stay: 2-7 nights
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  • Sleeps
    12
  • Bedrooms
    4
  • Bathrooms
    3
  • Property type
    Villa
Owner
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english, french, italian
  • Response time Within a few days
  • Response rate 20%
  • Calendar last updated 05/10/2015
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