Casual luxury, lots lounging spaces, magic view over hills and lake
- english, italian, dutch, swedish, norwegian
Swedish and mother of three. I live in centre of Stockholm and work as a advisor and board worker. My background is in financing and advertising/communication. Entrepreneur and I love to start new companies and adventures.
Stina purchased this Chateau / Country House in 2001
Why Stina chose Trevignano Romano
I think this is one of the most amazing spaces in the world. The property has a unique calm energy with the most amazing views. I always feel very good when here and tend to find my house full of friends and guests. They all say WOW! That is very special.
What makes this Chateau / Country House unique
I find it a very comfortable house with lots of areas to socialize and to rest. I love to spend my days in the beautiful garden. My lunches I take in one of the very nice restaurants.
Check-in: 5:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
Max guests:20 (sleeps up to 16 adults)
Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
Great Italian Holiday
The villa was perfect for a large family holiday. The quality of the location, safe detached/fenced swimming pool in a beautiful setting. Ika on hand to help was really useful too
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Familie fra Norge, 15 voksne og ungdommer + 2 baby, perfekt sted for storfamilien! Stedet kan anbefales på det varmeste! Lett tilgjengelig bare 60 km fra flyplass Roma (Fuimicino) Handle mat 15/20 minutter unna (med bil) f. eks i Treviano eller Angulliera. VillaNova har alle faciliteter, vi kommer gjerne tilbake🥰�
Excellent property , clean and spacious for a large family.
We loved our stay at Villanova. First of all, the pictures in this listing is captivating. I knew from the moment I saw them, I wanted to book it for our family's retreat.
Communication with the owner was excellent in the beginning. However, months down the line, there were technical difficulties that prevented my messages from reaching the owner. After a while, I contacted VRBO to reach her and she was able to respond immediately. So, that part was resolved. I know communication would have been seamless if it wasn't for the technical problems but I still had to be honest on why I gave Communication with the Owner 3 stars.
Communication with the Property Manager was great, I give that part 5 Stars. She used What's App and was very helpful with the language barrier. Therefore, I averaged Communication in General to 4 Stars overall.
EVERYTHING ELSE IS 5 STARS!!
I didn't notice that it didn't have A/C but the location was breezy and didn't stop us from enjoying the property. The home is ultra private, high on the hills of beautiful Italian countryside. With that being said, there were a few power outages but it was short and the housekeeper/groundskeeper immediately sprung into action when needed.
The housekeeper, Ica, was truly wonderful. Prior to arrival, we only booked her to set up breakfast for us every other day. However, after the first breakfast, we decided to ask her to set up breakfast all the remaining days. It was simple yet fresh but so wonderful to have fresh coffee and fruits and pastries and cheeses and meats prepared for us daily. Clean up was taken care of by Ica as well.
The cook, Alberto, was also wonderful. He made delicious authentic meals to accommodate our large family without us having to go anywhere! Alberto and Ica were heaven sent and made us feel at home.
The pool was beautiful and it had toys for the kids to play with. There was a soccer set outside and plenty of games inside to keep occupied.
The family all agreed that if the opportunity came back for us to come back to Rome, we would definitely love to stay here again.
We highly recommend it!!
The perfect retreat for a group!
Our party of 16 (15 adults and 1 child) stayed at this villa for one week at the end of October and loved every second of it! Prior to our arrival, Stina was very helpful and responsive in answering all of our questions about the villa and the surrounding area. While finding the villa gave us some initial trouble, it was well-worth the search! The villa is located north of Rome, which made it an excellent home-base for any day trips into Rome or up north to the Tuscany region. However, the villa was so well-stocked with amenities, we all could have stayed at the villa every day and been completely content!
Even as a large group, we were very comfortable as the villa is VERY spacious (the photos don't do it justice!); the villa is split into two villas, so there were two kitchen, living, and dining room areas which was perfect for our group. The villa was also extremely clean and well-kept. Mia, Ika, and Mario greeted us upon arrival to show us around and help us get acclimated which was wonderful after a long flight into Rome. If we ever had any questions, all three caretakers were available and very responsive. Ika was available to make breakfast (which we took advantage of one morning), otherwise the beautiful town of Trevignano Romano was about a ten to fifteen minute car ride away (where there is a small grocery store at which we bought breakfast and lunch groceries).
The villa has a pool, trampoline, soccer/football nets, and many other outdoor activities. The backyard overlooks the lake and the front yard overlooks an olive orchard - breath-taking views from every angle!
We highly recommend this villa for large groups or just anyone who wants to escape the hustle and bustle of everyday life and relax!
Absolutely gorgeous villa and location!!
We recently stayed in this villa with our extended family. There were 13 of us (ages 5-70) and we were very comfortable. The villa itself and the grounds made for a very relaxing place to unwind after our sightseeing tours in Rome and Naples. There were many times that our kids would ask if we could just stay at the villa and swim and explore! The grounds and house are very well maintained. There are flowers in bloom everywhere you look, and the outdoor sitting areas are a fabulous place to enjoy morning coffee, or an evening glass of wine. Our family also enjoyed the outdoor shower....very serene and relaxing. We could have just stayed at the villa and never left!!
We arranged for Ika (the maid) to set-up breakfast in the mornings, which was a fabulous way to start the day! The food was wonderful, and the view at breakfast was beautiful. We also had Alberto (the chef) prepare a couple of meals for us during our stay. He is an accomplished chef, and it it was a treat to be able to relax, at "home" with all of our family and be served such fabulous meals!! Truly a memorable experience.
We took the opportunity to explore the local towns on Lake Bracciano, and those are some of our fondest memories from the vacation! Walking around Trevignano and eating lunch on the lakeshore, and exploring Castello Oldescachi in Bracciano (with dinner on the square afterwards)....definitely worth taking the time to do!!
No matter what part of Italy we explored, each day we were thankful to come back to the villa and relax!! It is such a beautiful, tranquil place....inside and out. Our Italy vacation was made better by staying here :)
Really lovely villa, very well equipped, spacious and lovely grounds
Our party was 15 people at its maximum and we were not crowded at all. The villa is very spacious and very well equipped; bedrooms are generously sized, plenty of bathrooms and lovely living areas. Kitchens are well equipped with all you could need. Gardens are well maintained, large and with a nice view of the lake. My only slight disappointment was that the pool is quite small and set in the corner of the grounds, well away from the villa itself, but that was only a minor issue. The drive from Rome airport is easy and took less than an hour.
A maid and a chef are also available to arrange breakfast (the maid) and/or to cook dinner; we used them and they were lovely and also cooked us 2 fabulous dinners.
I would thoroughly recommend the villa and might well go there again.
Welcome to our private holiday home! We are situated 35 km Northwest of Rome in rolling green countryside, with breathtaking views of Lake Bracciano. Here you can come to a complete rest and enjoy the many attractions in the surrounding area. Enjoy a day in Rome, at the beach on the lake or go to the Mediterranean sea. It is also an ideal starting point for trips to Rome, Lazio, Tuscany and Umbria.
The beauty of nature and landscape, the historical and cultural heritage, its archaeological and artistic richness makes the area unique. The lake is a popular location for Romans at weekends with its beauty and plenty of very good restaurants. Mass tourism has not yet discovered Lake Bracciano. It serves as a drinking water reservoir for Rome and the use of motorboats is forbidden. This makes Bracciano one of the cleanest lakes of Italy. Lots of water sports and beaches are available.
Explore this fantastic area on foot, by bike, on horseback or by car. Stop for a picnic along the lake or eat in a trattoria in one of the towns. Try the regional cuisine in one of the many excellent restaurants in the area. Enjoy a espresso or ice-cream in one of the many typical small squares or piers.
Three towns border the lake, Bracciano, Anguillara Sabazia and Trevignano Romano. Bracciano is a small town mainly famous for a well-preserved 15th Century castle (Castello Odescalchi). Anguillara Sabazia is built on a small cape that sticks out into the lake. Three kilometres east of the town lies the small Lake Martignano. Trevignano Romano is on the north side of the lake. It has some pleasant lakeside walks and is the lake’s main sailing centre.
Every half hour there’s a train service from Anguillara to Rome. Direct line to St Peter's and Trastevere, with bus and metro links to all major sites.
There are several beautiful and interesting places nearby that is a must. The Etruscan tombs of Cerveteri 20 minutes away, on the coast, you can enjoy an unforgettable walk through the vast necropolis beneath umbrella pines, visiting the famous burial tombs which represent the interiors of wealthy Etruscan homes. If you want to swim or relax on the beach, the sea is just down the road from Cerveteri.
Well worth a visit is the historical important town Sutri which has an interesting Roman amphitheatre carved out of rock and an Etruscan necropolis. Some others are the tiny medieval stronghold of Calcata high on a tufa outcrop, Bagnoregio, Viterbo a medieval town with many hot springs and Bomarzo with the Monster Park
The Etruscans left unique masterpieces of architecture, painting, carved ivory, pottery, inlay and, notably, gold jewellery. You will find traces on display in the municipal museum in Trevignano.
The area of Lake Bracciano is also full with traces of the Roman civilization. You will find ancient Roman villas, roads and the aqueducts which still carry water from the lake down to Rome. The ancient Romans built thermal baths where soldiers returning from missions abroad would come to bathe in the mud and hot sulphurous springs. See the Roman baths at Vicarello, the natural springs of the Caldara in the Manziana Woods (Macchia Grande di Manziana) and Canale Monterano, preserved in a natural park.
There are modern hot springs spas at Terme di Stigliano in Canale Monterano and Terme dei Papi in Viterbo.
The peaceful and magic Lake Bracciano with it’s surrounding parks is wonderful in every season. Many Romans comes here all year around. Late March to the end of October is the popular time for tourists to visit. Lake Bracciano is a good base for visiting Rome in the hot summer because the weather is cooler than in Rome and on those really hot days you can skip Rome and head to the lake.