Romantic Hideaway in 13th C. Roia Valley Hilltown Near Riviera(13 Reviews)
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- Minimum stay:4 nights
- Property type:Villa
- Pets considered:Yes
- Wheel chair accessible:No
About the Property
Villa, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 5)
This relatively unknown region in Italy has some of the most beautiful and scenic valleys, famous for its high rock outcroppings, gorges and the winding Roya River, with its rapids, waterfalls and picturesque 2000 year old Roman arched stone bridges.
This rustic village, relatively unchanged for the last hundred years, overlooks terraced olive trees and the Roya River. The private terrace offers magnificent panoramic views of the mountains of France,Italy, olive trees and the river below. Wintess the sounds of the rushing water, the birds waking in the early morning, the swallows darting in and out at eye level during twilight followed often by shooting stars in late evening.
This fully restored two level home by the architect / owner has all the original rustic charm with two foot thick walls, high arched plaster ceilings and is now reborn to assure today's high standards with marbled kitchen counters and marble bath. The Frette linens, luxurious towels, hotel lotions, firm beds, and tasteful antique furnishings provide for every comfort.
The two bedrooms on the first level,each have fabulous river and mountain views and communicate to the bath. Original stone steps lead up to the living room, kitchen, dining area and open terrace. A single day bed/sofa on this level provides comfortable sleeping for an extra guest.
Enjoy your morning cappuccino or lunch at home on the private, sun filled terrace. Read from our library of travel itineraries, guidebooks, cookbooks, browse our list of local restaurant recommendations, plan the next outing or meal, listen to music and relax on the terrace.
Only a 10 minute walk through the terraced olive trees down to the river you will enjoy the most refreshing and memorable swim ever. Lounge on the banks of a private sandy beach or on ancient large boulders. You will be forever captivated by the peace and solitude there among the sound of the rapids.
Fanghetto is truly a small, undiscovered, classic hill town with typical narrow pedestrian stepped streets. It enjoys few tourists and has remained seemingly untouched for hundreds of years as seen from the small passageways of cobbled streets. Parking is at the edge of the village but only a three minute easy walk to the house. Behind the stone walls reveal renovated homes of classic style, known and enjoyed by only a select few. It is simply the perfect getaway for those seeking privacy or a couple wishing the unique, unforgettable affordable honeymoon.
The ever popular Mediterranean beaches nearby include Pont S. Ludovico, Menton, St. Jean Cap Ferrat, Beuasoleil, and Ville Franche, are all within a half hour's drive of Fanghetto.
World renowned restaurants in Monte Carlo and along the French Corniches, including the lofty and celebrated village of Eze, offer both exquisite meals and the best view in the South of France from the terrace of La Chevre d'Or. The very popular outdoor Friday market in Ventimiglia will provide the freshest of ingredients for a simple, yet unforgettable meal on your own terrace at home,should you prefer. The daily market in Menton, the Monday market at the ''marche aux puces'', or flea market in Nice, filled with antiques & brocante are not to be missed.
TIP: You will find flights typically are more frequent and less expensive from the USA to Nice, France, 35 miles away, and car rentals a far better value than renting in Italy.
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Member since: 2008
- Max. occupancy 5
- Children Welcome:
- Non Smoking Only
- Pets Considered
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Housekeeper Optional
- Unsuitable For Elderly Or Infirm
- Wheelchair Inaccessible
Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5, Beds for 5
- Single day bed in living room
Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom
- Children under 5 should not be on the terrace unless supervised by an adult as the stone wall for seating drops down about 10' to other terrrace below... see photos on listing of the terrace stone wall. As is typical in an Italian hilltown, accesss to most homes is usually pedestrian only with parking nearby as streets are too narrow for cars, so parking is nearby but not at the front door. Generally a few steps for change of grade is common to reach one's home on narrow streets. The first level of the house is reached at the top of about 10 steps from the street and the house is two story with stone steps up from entry level of 2 bedrooms to upper floor of living,dining,kitchen and terrace. Very easy for most all guests, but not recommended for the elderly or infirm....moreless
- Audio Tape Player
- CD Player
- DVD Player
- Away From It All
- Tourist Attractions
- Botanical Garden
- Nude Beach
- Water Parks
Local Services & Businesses
- Scenic Drives
- Sight Seeing
- Wildlife Viewing
- Mountain View
- Water View
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Mountain Climbing
- Rock Climbing
- Activities Guide
- Alarm Clock
- Basic Soaps
- Bottled Water
- Hair Dryer
- Iron & Board
- Laundry Soap
- Linens Provided
- Local Maps
- Local Restaurant Guide
- Paper Towels
- Parking Off Street:
- Coffee Maker
- Cooking Utensils
- Mini Refrigerator
- Pantry Items
- Beach Towels
- Small Cooler
- Housekeeper Optional
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My Standard Rate
4 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
- housekeeping $125
- Taxes Not included
Please note the season is 6 months only from May 1 - Nov. 15.
Manager's cancellation policy:
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Year Purchased: 1991
About: As a retired architect, now living in West Palm Beach, Fl., I was the guest of a client in this ancient Italian hilltown. He had discovered Fanghetto over 60 years ago. The charm of the stone architecture of these rustic houses, their unique location on the border of Italy and France perched on a sunny mountain side overlooking olive trees and the Roia River below were simply unforgettable. Coupled with the fabulous choices of local cuisine nearby, anything we put on the table in this rustic setting tasted like gourmet dining. Residing there one month of every year now for over 20 years has provided life changing memories and each year we have created new ones.
Why Fanghetto IM, Italy:
Fanghetto is well lcoated for quiet and simplicity but within 45 minutes of Nice, Monacco, San Remo, and numerous hilltowns of both France and Italy, all with friendly cafes and restaurants, museums and siteseeing opportunities. The warm, long, sunny days of summer in this region, but with cool evenings provide the most comfortable weather all summer long. Hiking, swimming, walks to nearby hilltowns for lunch create numerous opportunities without needing a car every day.
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Fanghetto,13th c. hilltown in Liguria, Italy
Master bedroom w two windows w views of river
Yes, YOU could be seated at this table with friends or family.
Shaded terrace w dining for 6 & spectacular views
Rocky beach at Pt. S. Ludovico 20 minutes
Roya swimming 10 minute walk from house
view of Fanghetto from hiking trail
Main road to Fanghetto from State highway
Typical street scene
Roya river,olive trees and Fanghetto
Sunday Mass Fanghetto
Richard at lunch with Kim, our property manager
Living Room w extra daybed kitchen Dining
Guest bedroom w double bed
Relaxing lunch on the terrace
Evening view to Pienne Hte. from terrace
Roman pedestrian bridge, Fanghetto
View of Fanghetto from hiking trail to Airole
View of Roya and Olive Terraces
Breakfast au soleil
Roya River great swimming
Church bell tower Fanghetto
View from terrace to Roya
Richard Crone - Owner & Architect
This listing was first published here in 2008.
Date last modified - Friday, March 24, 2017
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