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Spectacular Villa with Pool Overlooking Tiber Valley

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Last updated: 10/28/2016
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  • Minimum stay:2-7 nights
  • Sleeps:12
  • Bedrooms:4
  • Bathrooms:3
  • Property type:Villa
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Ask Owner
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

About the Property

4 bedrooms, 3 full bathrooms, sleeps 10-12

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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Owner

Member since: 2011

Speaks: english, french, italian
Response time: Within a few days
Response Rate: 70%
Calendar last updated: 10/28/2016

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, Beds for 10-12

  • 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
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions

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

  • Mountain View:

    The view of the Tiber valley has the hilltop town of Orte as its focus, with Mt. Soracte and others in the distance...moreless

  • Near The Ocean:

    The Mediterranean sea is about a 1.5 hour drive away...moreless

  • Rural:

    The house is on a hillside olive grove 30 meters down a lane from the village. ...moreless

  • Village:

    The farming village of Penna in Teverina has a population of about 1000. "Teverina" means "in the valley of the Tiber." The original tiny village on the hilltop has the shape of a feather ("penna")...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Hunting
  • Mountain Biking
  • Swimming

Dining

  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 12 people

General

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

Kitchen

  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen:

    Fully equipped kitchen with high quality equipment...moreless

  • Lobster Pot
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 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
Fall
Oct 30 - Dec 23, 2016
2 night min stay

$1,265
Christmas
Dec 24 - Jan 6, 2017
7 night min stay

$1,581
Winter
Jan 7 - Apr 14, 2017
2 night min stay

$1,265
Spring
Apr 15 - Jun 23, 2017
2 night min stay

$1,581
Summer
Jun 24 - Sep 2, 2017
7 night min stay

$2,108
Standard pricing
7 night min stay

$2,108

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Cleaning $105.40
  • Pet Fee $105.40

Owner's cancellation policy:

50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.

100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.


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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 del Borgo
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.

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 1860

About the owner: The family has been in the village since at least the 19th century. The old family house is in the town, outside the village walls. The villa was built with the stones of the ruined sharecropper's house in 2006.

Why the Owner Chose Penna In Teverina TR, Italy:
The villa has made it possible to experience in comfort the perfect beauty and tranquillity of this spot on what was a traditional Umbrian farm.

The Unique Benefits at this Villa:
The vicinity to Rome (45 minutes by train from the station of Orte, 15 minutes away by car; or 1.5 hours by car on the Autostrada) makes this peaceful hideaway remarkably accessible. It is also close to all the famous hilltowns. Penna itself has very few tourists. The beautiful, natural-looking pool means it is never too hot.


Contact us

Speaks: english, french, italian
Response time: Within a few days
Response Rate: 70%
Calendar last updated: 10/28/2016

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Photos

  • 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

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