A great holiday
The villa is in a beautiful setting, with wonderful views. It is very peaceful away from the busy city and therefore you have the ability to totally relax, but Rome is only a short car journey away. The property is close to ciampinio airport (about 20 mins) and there are loads of small restaurants and places to eat locally in Albano, about a 2 min drive away or 10 min walk. The local restaurants are reasonably priced compared to Rome. One night we had a meal for three with anti-pasti starter, 2 pasta dishes, 1 dessert, 2 coffees, 2 large beers and half a bottle of wine for 36 euro (the one with the pig on the sign down the hill!) the next night we at another local restaurant for a similar price. The restaurants are full of locals, have no menus and are very traditional. You can experience the real Italy as the locals do on the doorstep of the villia. There is also top class Italian dining to be had a short drive away and Aurora and Paulo made a wonderful recommendation to us.
The surrounding area has much to offer with lakes to swim in and beautiful towns and villages such as castle gandalfo and frascatti. Further there are water parks and lovely beaches with chairs and umbrellas for hire about 45 mins to 1 hour away by car. My boys (7 and 1) absolutly loved Miami beach water park in latinia which was a little dated, if being critical, but a bargain at 5 euros a person entry!
Back to the villa, it is part of Aurora and Paulo's home, but is self contained and very private. It is spotless, the cleanest villa we have rented, with wonderful extras such as towels to save on weight in the bags when travelling out there! Further when we arrived there was toilet roll, kitchen roll and washing up liquid, homemade jam and a bottle of wine and oil so we did not need to rush to the shops.
The villa was ideal for a family holiday, with the pool gated off, a cot being available and Aurora even offered to find us a stage 1 baby car seat if we needed it when we arrived.
Finally, Aurora, Paulo, and their children (Christina and Givanni) were so welcoming and a fountain of local knowledge and ideas for trips. I cannot recommend a stay here enough. Thank you all at Rory and Paul villa for your hospitality and wonderful pizza!
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for having spent some of your time to give such a lot of details about your holiday at us but most of all for having so warmly appreciated our hospitality. We hope to see you all once again in the future in our villa in the Castelli Romani.
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