The villa is located on the border of Tuscany, Umbria and Lazio, surrounded by green hills and meadows and fronted by an unforgettable view of Lake Bolsena. The exquisite apartment has stunning views from every window, with Lake Bolsena to the front and provides an impressive 130 mts, 2 bedrooms - 2 bathrooms of living space, beautifully furnished and comfortable. It is the ultimate Italian experience, an ideal situation for a romantic week away from it all, but is large enough for two couples sharing a holiday or for a family wanting to introduce their children to nature, history, culture, good food and fantastic hours spent on the shores of Lake Bolsena
Our villa is set amongst the hills of Umbria, near Orvieto and has breath-taking views of Lake Bolsena to the front. in between Bolsena . Orvieto and Civita di Bagnoregio , a fairy-tale hill top hamlet where time has stood still, which was the set for the latest film “Pinocchio” with Bob Hoskins.
We live in England, but we try to spend as much time at the villa as possible and we plan to move there one day! The ground floor is our holiday apartment and we rent the large luxurious first floor apartment that has its own independent entrance. The apartment is large (130 square metres) and it has been beautifully renovated by using local materials such as cotto, basalt and chestnut wood. It has all the comforts of modern life, home from home, including dish washer, washing machine and free wi fi connection. There are magnificent views from every window of the apartment and the large loggia is ideal for lazy lunches or long suppers or simply to sit and watch the sun sets on Lake Bolsena and the skies on fire, with a cool glass of Orvieto or Est! Est! Est!
If you come in the summer the lake is deliciously clean and warm and it is always possible to find a secluded beach around the lake, safe from the Italian summer bank holiday. The late spring is beautiful and it makes you want to take up painting, when the hills become yellow with the “Ginestra” in flower and the fields around the house are turned to purple by the clover and red by the poppies and all the other vivid colours of the palette by hundreds of wild flower in competition with each other. The autumn is warm and makes you feel good to be alive and sample the fruits of the land, the porcini and truffles, the bore stews, the grapes and the chestnuts. This is one of the best regions for the Italian traditional cuisine, based on fresh local ingredients and what is in season. However it is still good value and the local wine is excellent at 3/4 euros per bottle at the restaurant.
The area is in between 3 regions, Tuscany, Umbria and Lazio and although we are away from it all in a hidden corner of paradise, we are really close to the main Italian railway and motorway network. This makes the villa an ideal base to explore the wonderful sites in central Italy and visit Rome which is only 50 minutes train ride away. However there is so much to do and see that you will be hard pressed to travel further then half an hour radius if you stay for a week. Please book early to avoid disappointment.