|Space||3,500 sq. ft.|
|Minimum Stay||4 nights|
Villa Le Terrae is a charming holiday home in a fabulous location at the very Heart of Italy. Amidst the vineyards, oak forests, and sunflower fields of the Tiber valley, it borders Umbria, Lazio and Tuscany. We have opened our vacation home to travelers since 1998.
• Please NOTE: While we welcome all families and PRIVATE groups of friends traveling to our beautiful area, we do not rent the villa as a base for third party, commercial activities of any type.
The Villa is a perfect base to explore Rome, Spoleto, Orvieto, Assisi, Perugia, Civita di Bagnoregio, Lake Bolsena and the Mediterranean Sea. In addition there are innumerable other art cities, quaint hilltowns, and naturalistic and archaeological sites, all within half an hour to one hour distance from the Villa. Florence is two hours away by train, and within day trip range.
Our Villa is situated in a panoramic and peaceful position that is extremely well connected by the main A1 freeway and central train system that runs north and south through the Italian peninsula.
The very spacious villa (3.500 SQFT) with three + levels comfortably accommodates 8 people with three double and two single bedrooms and three and a half bathrooms. It is also wonderfully spacious for just a couple, with open verandas on every side to choose from to optimize the views and lighting any time of day.
The Villa is furnished, entirely floored with terracotta tiles, and finished with hand-painted ceramic tiles in the kitchen and bathrooms. Le Terrae has all the warmth and comfort to make you feel at home.
A spacious round staircase in the heart of the villa features an architecturally designed and fine crafted spiral wrought iron handrail, painted in a Mediterranean shade of blue, comfortably linking the three levels.
The first floor has a spacious living room with a sofa, and a great 11-foot long antique table for unforgettable celebrations. There is also a fully equipped kitchen with a second smaller dining table, two bedrooms (one double and one single) and one bathroom with shower.
The second floor has a living area complete with a fireplace, couches, and a table ideal for quiet activities, games, telecommuting, or opening a big map to study the area for the next day’s adventures. The large room opens up onto the covered, furnished terraces with many colorful flower pots. From the terraces, and along the full perimeter of the villa, are open views of the surrounding landscape and garden, with roses, jasmines, lilacs and lavenders.
Villa Le Terrae is unique in that it has large living spaces and yet it also has many cozy niches perfect for those wanting some individual time.
On the third floor three bedrooms: a master suite with king-size bed and en-suite bathroom with tub, one room with double bed (or two twins, depending on the guest’s preferences), one room with small double bed (European size), and a bathroom with shower. The enchanting views from the windows open to the lush landscape of the Cimini Mountains and the rolling hills of Umbria. The choruses of birds in the adjacent hazel nut orchards and vineyards provide a delightful background completing this idyllic vision.
On the large and completely private and enclosed 5 acres property, there is a wonderful centuries old oak, that is among the largest ones in the area. Beneath this monumental oak is a very large table for al fresco dining, and an adjacent bocce-ball court. Closer to the villa, an outdoor traditional wood oven to cook fantastic bread, pizzas, or locally raised whole roasted chicken with potatoes dressed in the centuries old fashion of the local farmers.
The whole Villa is rented undivided, with no other buildings on its grounds. In addition to being a tremendous value, Le Terrae is spacious, light-filled, elegant, and full of carefully designed architectural details.
“Italy is a dream worth returning to for the rest of your life” – Le Terrae is the perfect vision of a villa for that dream!
• Our family also offers all inclusive, private guided TOURS from our two villas north of Rome, Tuscany/Umbria border:
• If you are looking for an accommodation in the CITY of ROME, also see our APARTMENT:
Property #276791 on VRBO: vrbo #276791
Property #345043 on HomeAway: homeaway #345043
“Ciao,You're Family !”
If you've ever dreamed of the perfect Italian villa you owe it to yourself to stay at Le Terrae.
Picture a quaint but beautifully cared for home with flowers (yes even in December) at every turn. Imagine walking up the path to the rounded doorway that leads to a remarkably spacious and beautifully furnished interior.
Want romance and intimacy? Sit in front of the upstairs fireplace or peer out the master bedroom window overlooking the Italian countryside.
Want plenty of room for extended family (we had 8) sit around the spacious downstairs kitchen table. Plus there are comfortable sitting areas all over the house if you'd like to just sit quietly and read a book.
Want convenience? The driveway leads directly to the downstairs kitchen entrance and shopping is close by. Be sure to ask for suggestions when you arrive and don't miss the fun of going to the butcher shop.
Rome is an hour's ride to the south and the beautiful walled cities (Siena, Assisi, Todi, Spoleto, and more) of Umbria and Tuscany are easy day trips. Florence is about 2 1/2 hours and even the world's oldest independent republic, San Marino, is do-able in a day.
Want a picturesque village to get a quick snack, or an incredible meal? Vasanello is five minutes away.
Want to be greeted warmly? Anna will treat you like you are part of her family.
We stayed 1 week at the Le Terrae Villa and a few days at the Rome Apartment. The villa is a very private property with lots of space to relax. We took many trips to the surrounding hilltowns. Orte is the closest and we enjoyed being able to go their in the evenings for dinner. The Rome Apartment was perfect! Again lots of space and very quiet in the evenings because we weren't down in the main tourist area. Its located very close to the train stations and buses and easy to access. We look forward to returning soon!
We would like to thank you for a wonderful stay. We enjoyed the beautiful villa, spent hours walking through the neighbouring towns, and visiting Florence, Norcia, Montalcino, Canepina, Vasanello and Orte. Your suggestions and directions were perfect and made our visit very comfortable. Also, our cooking class with Dolores was a highlight and we cannot wait to get home to impress our family and friends with all we learned. She is a treasure! Dave loved feeding the cats and hanging the laundry to dry, and relaxing by the fire at night was a gig. Thank you for sharing this special place with us!
My extended family and I stayed at the villa over Christmas and New Years a few years ago. There were 7 of us, and the villa was absolutely perfect - the bedrooms were comfortable, the villa was spacious, and the property it is on is spectacular. If you are looking for some place where you can cook your own meals and relax with family, this is definitely the place to be.
Anna and Alessandra were perfect hosts - our flight came in late, so by the time we arrived all the grocery stores had closed and we were wondering what we were going to do for dinner and breakfast. However, once we got to the villa we were surprised with a fridge full of groceries, cupboards of dry goods, and even some wine! It was such a wonderful surprise. The sisters made booking easy, and even left us with numerous maps and suggestions on where to go. The outdoor bocce court was an added bonus, and we spent the majority of Christmas day and New Years day playing bocce and drinking wine. My only slight complaint about the villa is that it was a little chilly at times - you can tell that it was built for a milder climate and isn't meant to pump out a lot of heat in the winter. However, coming from Canada we were obviously well equipped and just wore layers indoors and lit fires every evening.
In terms of staying in Orte, as a family with all adult children we wanted to stay in a smaller town outside of Rome so we could have some privacy and relax away from the big city (we are originally from Toronto). The train station in town runs trains regularly to Rome, so we made several day trips into Roma (which was much easier than driving!) Orte is also close enough to Umbria and Tuscany that we were able to tour several of the neighbouring towns including Viterbo, Orvieto, Spoleto, Civita di Bagnoregio, and even Florence. The grocery store in town "Coop" has all the amenities you would need and we shopped there regularly. The only slight problem was we found that people in town spoke very little English, but everyone was very friendly and we were able to get by no problem.
My family and I would come again in a heartbeat.
For ten days in August, our family of five had the time of our lives at La Terrae. The villa and its grounds are truly marvelous - a treat for all the senses. We were greeted warmly by Alessandra and immediately fell in love with the villa. From it, we enjoyed numerous day trips to Roma, Firenze and Assisi (all spectacular). The local towns of the area were magical and our visits included daily stops at the Grecam shop for cappuccino and pastries in Vasanello, plus mineral hot baths near Viterbo and live opera in Viterbo. We'll never forget the four “i gatti di Villa” one of whom we nicknamed “cavatappi” for the unique shape of her tail, the daily visits of Annuziata, and unforgettable family bocce ball matches. This was a truly breathtaking vacation for our family. Mille grazie to Anna and Alessandra for allowing us to stay at La Terrae. We would love to come back sometime again. Ciao!
We had 4 adults (husband and wife and 2 college age daugthers)- all active and mobile. We found that the listing description is accurate and the property was clean and well maintained. The owners were teriffic before and after our arrival. The Villa is very spacious and was more than ample for our stay and could fit several more comfortably for sure. The house and grounds are secluded. We used the Villa as our home base while we explored the area and Umbria and Tuscany by rental car by day. We really enjoyed our stay at the Villa. It was also convenient to drop off our rental car and take a short train ride to Rome where we rented the apartment of the same owners which we also found to be perfect for us.
Our October 2010 four-day visit to LeTerrae was way too short. Temperatures were sometimes cool, but the villa had such warmth and charm.that we couldn't have cared less about the weather. We just wanted to stay longer. Each day we headed to one of the hill cities; then in the evenings found ourselves dining at one of the wonderful local restaurants recommended by Anna. This is a perfect location for enjoying the more rural lifestyle of Italy. Next time we'll stay longer!
Central location, near the hill town of Orte:
- Less than an hour from Rome - border of Umbria and Northern Lazio and Tuscany.
- Extremely well connected:
1/2 an hour to one hour distance from Rome by train or private car;
Within 1 hour from Spoleto, Orvieto, Assisi, Perugia, Todi, Viterbo, Civita di Bagnoregio, Tarquinia, Bolsena and Vico lakes and the Argentario beaches.
2 hours from Florence.
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My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
|Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest|
|Refundable damage deposit||$300|
RULES OF THE HOUSE
-Fee/Damage Deposit: The fee and damage deposit are set according to the reservation made through HomeAway.
-Additional Persons/Replacements: No guests, pets, or creatures of any kind other than the humans identified in the booking. If Guest would like to change the details of an accepted reservation, (i.e. add a guest, which may incur additional charge) this will be requested by contacting Host via email.
-Absolutely no parties with non-renting guests. Should we find any violations to this clause, it is totally up to our discretion to ask you to vacate the house.
-Included: Water, electricity and heating; Wireless Internet connection; bed and bath linens; Final cleaning and one weekly cleaning and change of linens for stays of multiple weeks. The kitchen is fully equipped with all necessary appliances and utensils, including dish-washer and an Italian moka coffee maker (stovetop). Host presents the Italian traditions and uses, and therefore drip coffee makers, toasters or microwave ovens are not provided.
-Optional arrival dinner and/or cook services (13 euro/hour plus cost of groceries); Additionally requested cleaning services (10 euro/hour) – Paid by Guest directly to the provider(s) at the time of services.
-Telephone: Guest agrees to put any calls made from the property telephone land line on a pre-paid calling card.
-Firewood only for the fireplace on the second level of the villa and for the outdoor wood oven.
-Anything else not specifically included in the description of the house.
-The cost of any unpaid extras and eventual telephone charges will be deducted from the Security Deposit, if the correct amount is not left in cash on departure.
-Host/Guest Responsibilities: Host and Guest agree to fulfill their respective responsibilities as described on the HomeAway website with the additions and modifications included in this Agreement.