We have visited Roccantica in the summer of 2014.
It was simply an amazing experience.
Perhaps one of the best holiday experiences ever. Although the road trip from Denmark to Roccantica is long, it was worth the whole trip.
In Roccantica you will find the Italian soul. Here one can feel transported to a bygone past.
You feel that time stands still in Roccantica. At the same time passes so quickly that holiday feeling all too short.
Roccantica is a small town with approximately 600 inhabitants where many of the streets consists of stairs, meaning of most of the city is pedestrianized.
You can walk the streets and enjoy the serenity while you get a glimpse of the authentic daily life in an Italian village. Here is a place that tourism has not spoiled.
Here life is lived, as has been done for centuries.
Although the city is virtually car-free, however, you can go by car directly to the house, located on the outskirts of the city.
In the morning you wake to twittering of swallows and swifts flying around all over the city in an impressive number.
Enjoy morning coffee on the covering terrace while you look at the stunning views of the Tiber Valley.
Here you can find the tranquility that takes to recover you from a stressful life.
The wonderful house and beautiful garden has an atmosphere that is found only very few places. It is truly a gem.
The house dating from the Middle Ages is large and meets despite its age all the requirements that you may require to modern amenities.
Even the internet connection is with a fine speed.
The city is a perfect base for excursions to central Italy, including Rome which is easiest to come by train. You can drive by car to the nearest train station in about 10 minutes.
From here you are in the center of Rome in less than an hour.
The train ticket provides access to the Metro and buses in Rome and is so cheap that it'is not worthwhile to take your own car to Rome The train runs from early morning to late at night.
The landlord lives in a house close by. If you need help or guidance, it is just minutes away.
We have met a hospitality, friendliness and helpfulness that you rarely find with landlords.
You feel more like a guest than as a tourist.
The only negative by giving the place the very best review iis that it can be hard to find available weeks in the future.
Roccantica is one of the places you would like to revisite.
We give 6 out of 5 stars.
Best regard from DK