|Minimum Stay||3 nights|
The property is a family roman estate since 1600. The Foresteria villa , is situated on 360 acres of rolling, natural woodlands and manicured gardens and are located at via Pisana 600 right near the heart of Rome (15min from Vatican-2,5km inside GRA)
It is one of the 13 nature parks situated within Rome's city boundaries where sacred woods blend with cultivated fields, ancient farmhouses and medieval tower stand next to patrician residences, and precious olive trees grow side-by-side native cork oaks and pine trees. There is an intense profume of cultivated land, while the metropolis is well behind you. It' picture postcard landscape that is both sweet and savage is living proof of an incredible bio-diversity successfully preserved.
Sceneries unfolding before the visitor's eyes are often the same ones celebrated by Goethe or landscape painters of the 19th century. We are happy to invite guests to come experience for themselves the old farm life of 'vecchia Roma'. Inhale scents, colors, flavors and sensations that still exist today and represent an invaluable heritage that must be treasured and appreciated. Make friends with the farm's donkeys, bunnies and newly hatched chicks. Visit an ancient drinking trough full of newly hatched pollywogs. Follow along a well-maintained footpath traversing a cork forest in search of signs of habitat from a great number of wild animals such as fox, beechmartens, weasels, lodgers, porcupines, and pheasant that take refuge in the wooded areas of the property. For children and adults alike, Torretta de Massimi nature reserve is an open air classroom. Bus stop at 100mts from the property gate. supermarket at 100 mt, A very good restaurant-pizzeria with free pickup and return at the property at 5min drive
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the best way to enjoy Rome everyday as you were at home, sleeping far away from noise and traffic
Four of us had a weeks stay at the tower.
It is a fantastic alternative to staying in a small hotel room.
The property is about 20 min by bus ( $ 1 euro ) to the center
of rome. We had a car but found the bus more convenient and cheaper, also more fun. The tower is a historical building and has charm and character. Plenty of room for two couples
or family. It has a kitchen two bedrooms two shower/toilets,
and a fantastic pool right outside the front door. It was great to
come back and have swim and a beer by the pool after walking Rome all day. There is a small town walking distance, for shopping etc.... There are three houses for rent on this property,
we prevered the tower only because it was different and the pool
was close but I would recommend any of them if you are staying with a group of people. Highly recommended if you want to see Rome and experience a little country style living at the same time.
This is a beautiful property with perfectly manicured gardens and chickens, donkeys and the most beautiful baby donkey which Ottavio showed the grandchildren with great care. The rooms were neat with clean bed linen, somewhat hard for our taste, which I hear is an Italian standard.
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay, I would comment that the walk to the bus station is about 20 min, however it did not take away from the enjoyment of the stay. Ottavio did guide us carefully on security, and as in any country. For us to follow security instructions when entering accommodation in a Villa is a normal personal responsibility. Taxis were organized by Ottavio where necessary as was a very good restaurant which offered us transport to and from the restaurant. Very memorable experience. Garland
My family & I rented this property for our 25th Anniversary. in our party were our mothers both of which are in their upper 70's. Ottavio assured me there would be no problem for them to get around during our stay. This was not the case. There is a long gravel road to the property from the street not to mention an incline which would have made it virtually impossible for them to get to bus stop every day and night. Ottavio assured me we did not need a car to get around which made this property so enticing. The property is situated in a somewhat undesirable location. In a previous review from another travel there was mention of a housing project close to this property. I asked Ottavio regarding this and he said it was torn down and not to worry. Upon arriving at the property Ottavio said he had a meeting he had forgotten and left us after a very brief tutorial regarding the villa failing to mention that the front door to villa was finicky which led to the majority of our party being locked out while my kids and I walked down to the grocery store to get drinks and snacks. There was no way that our mothers could have stayed at this property. It was not suitable for them. I called Ottavio to express our concerns and to let him know we would not be staying. He was kind enough to call us taxis because when we tried we were told that the address of this property was invalid. We never even unpacked. We unfortunately had to move to a hotel in the city which is what I wanted to avoid and is why we chose VRBO. Ottavio seems like a nice enough gentleman. He did arrange for his drivers to pick us up from airport. They were very friendly and Ottavio payed them since we did not have a chance to exchange our money to Euro yet. Unfortunetly this property was not suitable for our party.
Big rambling property, full of animals, special chicken breeds, donkeys and trails. Well equipped kitchen, wonderful historical and updated property. When you are up in the villa, all you see is green. It's beautiful with the birdsong.... Well positioned for public transport into Rome. Perfect for a large family retreat with kids of all ages. Two minor negatives: my husband had a hard time finding a place to recycle our trash the day we left and it was very cold the first day before the heat kicked in. In fact, we had to drive off the property to get blankets and covers since there weren't enough to keep us all warm. But again, after the heat kicked in and the house warmed up, we were perfectly fine for the rest of our stay. All in all, it was a beautiful and we thank Ottavio for the warm welcome.
Stayed in the tower with 2 teenage girls.
A quiet oasis to retreat to after the bustle of the city. A short bus trip takes you right to the centre of Rome. Peaceful, beautiful setting and the owner is friendly and helpful.
I have just returned from a weeklong stay at the Torretta. There were 14 of us including 9 teenagers. Ottavio went out of his way to assist us in all our needs including bringing us fresh eggs and organic lettuce from the farm. He arranged for our transportation to and from the airport. With this large group, it was one less thing to worry about!. The rooms and the facility were outstanding. Everyone enjoyed taking a swim in the pool after a long day in the city.
We caught the local bus each day, which put us into downtown Rome in 15 minutes and on the way home stopped by the grocery to get our dinner supplies of fresh pasta ad meats. We truly enjoyed eating all of our meals outside on the veranda while taking in the beautiful Italian countryside.
I highly recommend this property for small groups or large groups such as ours!
There were 10 of us all together for a family break to celebrate a big birthday and we stayed in the villa farmhouse. It was fabulous - plenty of room for us all, well furnished, lovely and quiet. You can walk to the supermarket and bus stop easily (15 minute walk depending on your speed but not suitable for those with walking difficulties) and the bus takes you directly to the centre of Rome in about 20 minutes. Ottavio (& Skipper the dog!) made us very welcome and was very helpful when we had questions. We had fresh eggs in the morning and lots of lovely organic salad from Ottavio's garden. The pool was lovely, there was lots of open space for the children to run around and explore and so easy to relax - it really felt like the countryside rather than a city, so nice after a long day sightseeing. There are a couple of restaurants close by (and a yummy ice cream place) and Ottavio arranged for us to be picked up & taken to a local restaurant where we had amazing steak & fish. We'd really recommend it for a relaxing break, combined with all the amazing sights of Rome. Wonderful, thank you Ottavio (& Skipper).
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Event|
Jan 9 2017 - Apr 2 2017
3 night minimum stay
Apr 3 2017 - Oct 16 2017
3 night minimum stay
|Refundable damage deposit||$1,080|
All utilities are inculded. airport pickup & return are included during hi season, as well weekly cleaning. Gardnening and pool maintenance included. No refund after guest's check in.
croquet, badminton, gardening, bird watching,golf club at 10min drive
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