Beautiful countryside villa in the heart of Italy.
Situated in the town of Belmonte Castello on the outskirts of the city of Atina, Villa Angelucci offers you a perfect restful oasis in the middle of Rome and Naples. You are an hour south of Rome and an hour north of the Amalfi Coast. With the Appenine Mountains right in front of you, the combination of mountain air and the coastal breeze from the south offers a well deserved escape and rest for the weary traveler at a resort like villa fit for an emperor. Emperor Marcus Aurelius actually owned a villa in the Atina area and would come here during the summer months to rest from his busy life in Rome.
Surrounded by olive trees and a wealth of fauna and flora, Villa Angelucci is very comfortable and sleeps 8-10 people very comfortably. The amenities include a gourmet kitchen and a spectacular pool, multiple terraces and tons of shade. Villa Angelucci is approximately 3,800 square feet and is comprised of three stories. Other amenities include an indoor gym. My uncle Domenico Angelucci and aunt Maria Angelucci are now retired and have really cultivated an amazing villa for you to enjoy. They designed and built Villa Angelucci themselves and have been living on the property for 25 years! They make their own olive oil and have a few chickens for fresh eggs, grow fresh tomatoes and a fresh vegetable and herb garden, a few peacocks and pigs. My aunt Maria makes her own sausages and prosciutto. My aunt Maria is an amazing cook and cooking lessons are available. Her specialty is spaghetti alle vongole (spaghetti with clams)which is absolutely the best I have ever had!
Granted, Venice and Florence and Rome are amazing cities. However, in my personal experience, the heart of Italy is truly found in the smaller cities, where a lot of the pretension of the more touristy cities is replaced by spontaneity and warmth only found in the piccolo paesi. Atina is an ancient Roman city mentioned even by ancient authors such as Virgil who said Atina was home to “many illustrious and notable men.”
Sleeps 8-10. 5 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms.
LOCATED OFF A1 FREEWAY (AUTOSTRADA) CASSINO EXIT THEN TO ATINA
60 minutes from Roma and Naples
40 minutes to the beach of Gaeta, Formia and Sperlonga
90 minutes from the ski resort of Forca d’ Acera
60 minutes from National park of Abruzzo
90 minutes to the Amalfi Coast
Keywords: Luxury resort, olive trees, pool, cooking classes, centrally located, retreat, mountain village, clean living, Italian villa, Luxurious villa, wine tasting, olive harvesting, olive oil tasting,
I am Domenico Angelucci and am a retired professional. I grew up in Atina and love this area of Italia. My wife Maria and I love gardening and planting fruit trees. We raised our two boys Alex and Vittorio in this villa and we designed it from the ground up.
Pasquale Angelucci purchased this villa in 1986
I build this villa from the ground up 25 years ago with my lovely wife Maria who is from Athens, Greece. I was born in Atina and decided to buy this land and build my villa here because of the amazing microclimate here. We raised our two boys here and now enjoy our retirement and spend our time in between Greece and Italy.
We enjoy sunbathing and relaxing by the pool. We also really enjoy the yearly olive harvest, as we have nearly 150 olive trees in our olive grove. We love spending time with the grandkids and the rest of the family.
Peter and family,
You guys are welcome here anytime...The guests were friendly and courteous and were ready to enjoy Italian life!!! They went on excursions to roma and the amalfi coast and explored all the small villages in the atina area...sora, settefrati, picinisco, casalvieri, gallinaro, etc...ciao and take care
Amazing hospitality and atmosphere! Domenico and his family and friends treated us like family. He was a great host and tour guide. The villa was spacious with lots of clean rooms (bathrooms and bedrooms) and places to gather. The outdoor patio area with pool and the breakfast area were favorite parts of each day for us. The listing descriptions were accurate and we would highly recommend this property. For 9 of us, including children, this was the ideal place.
From the second we arrived at Villa Angelucci, our party of 10 were met with genuine Italian warmth and enthusiasm by the owner, Domenico and his son Vittorio. They were so kind and such great fun and always on hand if we needed help. Their hospitality was so wonderful that by the end of our 10 day stay, we felt we had become part of their family.
The villa itself is gorgeous. It is both comfortable and spacious and easily accommodated our party.
The gardens, terrace and pool are very beautiful, surrounded by flowers, olive and fruit trees and the smell of figs, basil and rosemary fill the air.
Most evenings we whiled away the hours, sat on the terrace, chatting with Domenico over dinner.
The location is breathtakingly beautiful and within very easy reach of so many places of interest.
Atina is a easy 30 minute walk with gorgeous views along the way. Luckily for us the wonderful Atina Jazz Festival was taking place during our stay.
The village of Picinisco is well worth a visit. It is so beautiful there and only a 20 minute drive and the abbey at Monte Cassino is a must. We also ventured further and spent at day visiting the Amalfi Coast and another day at the beach in Gaeta. Whether you choose to stay in and around the villa or like to travel further afield, your senses will be swamped by the outstanding beauty of this area.
Most of our party were in their 50's, and I was a little concerned that my 2 teenage boys might find the area too quiet. However, I needn't have worried, as they loved it. So much so, that the eldest is planning to return there next year for a month.
All in all, a truly wonderful villa, run by a truly wonderful family.
"Today you are our guests, tomorrow you are our friends." This expression captures best our experience at Villa Angelucci. Domenico and Maria were excellent hosts who made us part of their family. My wife and mother enjoyed speaking so much with Maria, as she showed them her magic in the kitchen. Maria is an excellent cook, always surprising and dazzling our pallets with her native culinary delights. Domenico was always at hand to ensure everything we needed was taken care of and I enjoyed my conversations with him sitting out on the open patio. The food was wonderful, and we have such joyful memories sitting in the evenings talking with Domenico and Maria.
The properties location was perfect. We had the opportunity to wonder at the beauty of the Italian countryside, experience the small towns and villages and visit the big cities. We drove to Pompeii and Mt. Vesuvius. You can take a train, but we elected this route for ease and freedom. There are hourly trains to Rome throughout the day. I would not recommend driving to Rome. A round trip pass to Rome (we obtained it at the Cassino train station) for the day was 10.5 Euro. The train was excellent for us because it provided a respite after walking around and seeing the sites. Additionally, the train pass is good for all the public transport within Rome. You should also consult the Roma Pass for entry to the exhibits. While it contains redundancy to the train pass, the real gem is the ability to skip the lines and the obtain discounts. When at the Rome Termi, ask about it at any of the Tabachi or magazine stands there. About a one hour drive west we visited the beaches in Formia/Geata. The water was crystal clear. There is a beach just to the north of Formia/Gaeta where it is free to enter the beach and a few Euros to park.
Within the area are the small villages which are a delight to visit. If you want to experience Italy, the beauty, the culture, and the people it is these small villages that you must see. Everyone was friendly and hospitable.
While staying at Villa Angelucci, we felt we had experienced not just the tourist part of Italy, but the spirit of the Italian people and their love of life. We left feeling we had made friends that would last a life time.
This place definitely has the WOW Factor. Where can I start? The breathtakingly beautiful & tranquil surroundings, the pool, the amazingly wonderful people who run it... And the cooking, the cooking. You have to experience it to understand why I am waxing so lyrical. When we booked it back in early 2011, we did our extensive research into Italian holiday rentals, and we knew we had found a good place. Little did we know how good it was when we arrived at the end of July. The level of service was unsurpassed from our point of view (and among the four of us including 2 children, we have travelled a fair amount). The owners, Auntie Maria and Uncle Domenico are truly wonderful individuals, and they made sure our stay was as comfortable and enjoyable as possible. Their nephew, Pasquale, who happened to be there from the US at the same time, was a true inspiration too. What a great guy. He showed us the surrounding area and pointed us in the right directions. Atina, the nearest town has a charming and undiscovered old quarter. Plenty of good restaurants and gelaterias were to be found in the near and wider area. What a wonderful 7-day experience. Cannot praise it enough.
Great place, great people...Domenico and Maria are wonderful hosts. Atina and the surrounding area is truly amazing. For the seasoned traveller that seeks solace and a true escape from the stress of work. Villa Angelucci is really a slice of paradise and Aunt Maria can cook!!!!!!!!!!! Wow... Uncle Domenico is a true gentleman.
Amazing restful villa in the middle of Roma and Napoli. Perfectly equidistant form Roma and Napoli. Easy day trips to Rome, Naples, Pompeii, Amalfi Coast. Also very cool and interesting local attractions. The Valley of Comino is full of charming small villages such as Gallinaro, Piscinisco, Settefratti, San Donato, each with its own charm and beauty, food, folklore and wine. It's worth exploring the road less travelled.
I have been personally visiting this area for over 20 years and can personally attest to its beauty and tranquility. Every time I return to the US for work, etc I tell myself 'One day I will live here.' Sure its takes a little longer to get things done, but everything seems to move on a different more relaxed schedule, not the frantic pace Im used to...