2 double bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 1 double sofa bed
Federico Salvagno Francese
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
A vacation place like no other!
In the center of a rustic village – one hour drive north of Rome – lies the Castello del Ronciglione. The oldest parts of the Castello is from early medieval times, but it also has two newly renovated apartments that you can rent – you should do so if you get the chance.
I decided to celebrate my 50th birthday here together with my family, and it became a wonderful memory for life. The modern apartments had new bathrooms and a well-equipped kitchen. The Guilia apartment with its wonderful medieval ceiling and interior had the perfect atmosphere if you want to feel like you’re living like a medieval lord.
The region that the village of Ronciglione is situated in – called Tuscia – is not one of your regular tourist haunts. We were the only non-italian speakers that we were aware of during our stay there. So be prepared that most of the locals don’t speak anything but Italian - but they make up for it by speaking a lot… :)
Within walking distance from the Castello, we found a number of top notch restaurants and eating out a couple of times every day was among the highlights of our days. Don’t miss Il Divino’s rooftop restaurant or the many lovely restaurants located on the shores of the nearby Lago Di Vico.
You can spend your days at the lake (5-minute drive, sandy beaches and relaxing) or explore the countryside, visit the exceptional Villa Farnese that’s just a 15-minute drive from the village. You can golf, bike, hike or chill on the terrace at the Castello.
Federico and his family who rents out the apartments live on the top floor of the Castello and they were truly fantastic in helping us fulfill our wishes. They helped with purchases and bookings and were always there for helpful tips, questions or a guided tour of the Castello. They couldn't have been better hosts.
So, as long as going up and down a couple of stairs every day doesn’t bother you too much, this is a truly wonderful place for experiencing small town Italy within a historical setting. It was one of our best vacations ever.