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Stunning Property In A Private XVII Century Borgo.

Roccantica, Rieti, Italy
  • Chateau / Country House4305 sq. ft.
  • Bedrooms5
  • Sleeps11
  • Bathrooms5
  • Half Baths0
  • Mininum Stay6 nights

The Borgo can host from 1 to 11 guests in 3 distinct splendid apartments

The Borgo is an elegant and noble palace at the edge of the medieval village of Roccantica. Built into a limestone cliff, it was designed by the architect Francesco Fontana in the seventeenth century. For centuries the Borgo has housed the powerful family of the Marchesi Vincentini, and later the Counts Robbio Tacci. It was also a stopover for pilgrims traveling to Rome and the nearby Franciscan shrines, and served as a fortress in times of tumult.

The Borgo is autonomous, a real private village within the village containing every amenity: the cellars, a brick oven, barns, a millstone, the church, the loggia of the pilgrims, an ancient water clock and even a theater. Its eighteenth century pensile garden has a special refined charm with its century old trees and the never-ending view over the Tiber Valley and Mount Soratte.

The entire complex is marked by history throughout the centuries and is renowned for its interesting architecture, which is proudly preserved. The elegance and luxury of the residence, its apartments and the enchanting nature of the Sabina countryside blend together harmoniously, creating a center of extraordinary beauty.

3 Apartments are available for rental all with equipped kitchen.

The Appartamento del Conte: A jewel from the late XVII century where every room is decorated with original frescoes. It has 2 large living rooms both with fireplace an amazing dining room a gourmet kitchen also with a fireplace and a panoramic terrace that you will never forget. The apartment has 2 double bedrooms with bathrooms en suite. From every window you can admire amazing views over the Tiber plain and the surrounding hills. The property has direct access to a breath-taking semi-private garden.

The Torretta: A charming little tower on three levels. It has a double bedroom, a shower room, a living room with a fireplace, and a spacious kitchen-dining room. All rooms have the most stunning view over the wooded hills and the Tiber plane. It is a perfect independent house for your guests or family.

The Mola: The old olive-press is now a spacious and comfortable two-rooms/two bathrooms apartment. The modernity of the decor has a pleasant contrast with its old walls and the ravishing master bathroom in the grotto makes the place unique.

It is also possible to rent, during the summer, a private garden with pool for 300 € a week. Please check availability.

The medieval village of Roccantica is only 50km north of Rome and conveniently situated at an hour drive from Fiumicino International Airport. A commuting train deserving the airport and all of the main stations of Rome stops near by.

The Staff at the Borgo is available for services like pick up at the airport, extra cleaning hours, catering private dinners, food and drink shopping, tours and even walking hikes among others. Please ask for prices.


Marzina Marzetti

Member Since 2014
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english, french, spanish, italian
Calendar last updated:
Mar 11, 2018


    • Internet
    • Pets Welcome
    • Air Conditioning
    • Swimming pool
    • Heater
    • Fireplace
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Parking
    • TV


      • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 11
      • Bdr 2 Appartamento del Conte
        2 twin/ single, 1 sleep sofa /futon, Maximum occupancy 3
      • Bdr 1 La Mola
        1 king, Maximum occupancy 2
      • Bdr 2 La Mola
        2 twin/ single, Maximum occupancy 2
      • La Torretta
        1 king, Maximum occupancy 2
      • Bdr 1
        Appartamento del Conte: 1 king, Maximum occupancy 2
      • A total of 5 bedrooms In 3 different apartments. 2 doubles in the Appartamento del Conte, 2 doubles in the Mola and one double in the Torretta. All bedrooms have their bathroom en suite.


      • 5 Bathrooms
      • La Torretta
        toilet, shower, bidet
      • Bthr 1 Appartamento del Conte
        toilet, shower, jetted tub, bidet
      • Bthr 2 Appartamento del Conte
        toilet, shower, bidet
      • bthr 1 La Mola
        toilet, tub, shower, bidet
      • Bthr 2 La Mola
        toilet, shower, bidet
      • All bathrooms are newly renovated.

      Location Type

        • Mountain View
        • Rural
        • Village


            • Adventure
            • Away From It All
            • Historic
            • Romantic


                • Catering available


                    • Iron & Board
                    • Air Conditioning
                      Except for La Mola all the other bedrooms are aiconditioned.
                    • Fireplace
                    • Hair Dryer
                    • Heating
                    • Internet
                    • Clothes Dryer
                    • Linens Provided
                    • Living Room
                    • Parking
                    • Telephone
                      Upon request.
                    • Towels Provided
                    • Washing Machine


                        • Coffee Maker
                        • Dishes & Utensils
                        • Dishwasher
                        • Kitchen
                        • Microwave
                        • Oven
                        • Pantry Items
                        • Refrigerator
                        • Toaster


                            • Dining
                              Appartamento del Conte: Dining sits 6 Mola: Dining sits 8
                            • Dining Room
                            • comfy seating for 14 people


                                • Books
                                • DVD Player
                                  Only in the Mola
                                • Games
                                  Outdoor games are provided in the pool-house: ball, bocce, croquet set, babington set, tamburello.
                                • Music Library
                                • Stereo
                                  Only in the Appartamento del Conte
                                • Television
                                  Only in the Mola with Apple TV


                                    • Balcony
                                      Only in the Appartamento del Conte
                                    • Deck / Patio
                                    • Lawn / Garden


                                        • Long-term Renters Welcome
                                        • limited accessibility
                                        • smoking allowed
                                          Only outdoor

                                          Pool / Spa

                                            • Private Pool
                                              UPON REQUEST: Private 1,5 acres park with private pool and pool house (bathroom with shower, kitchen with refrigerator). 300€ a week if available.

                                              Onsite Services

                                                • Chauffeur
                                                • Massage
                                                • Private Chef
                                                • Staff


                                                    • autumn foliage
                                                    • churches
                                                    • festivals
                                                    • forests
                                                    • restaurants
                                                    • ruins
                                                    • winery tours

                                                      Leisure Activities

                                                        • antiquing
                                                        • bird watching
                                                        • eco tourism
                                                        • horseback riding
                                                        • paddle boating
                                                        • photography
                                                        • scenic drives
                                                        • sight seeing
                                                        • walking

                                                          Local Services & Businesses

                                                            • ATM/bank
                                                            • groceries
                                                            • massage therapist
                                                            • medical services

                                                              Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                                • cycling
                                                                • equestrian events
                                                                • hiking
                                                                • hunting
                                                                • mountain biking
                                                                • mountain climbing
                                                                • tennis

                                                                  House Rules

                                                                  Check-in: Flexible

                                                                  Check-out: Flexible

                                                                  Cancellation Policy

                                                                  100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.

                                                                  11 Reviews


                                                                  Latest reviews

                                                                  dimora signorile e delizioso giardino a gradoni

                                                                  Danielle C.

                                                                  Un soggiorno piacevolissimo in un posto incantevole nelle colline con il fascino dei secoli passati e le comodità di oggi. I nostri 2 adolescenti sono stati felici quanto noi !

                                                                  Beautiful apartment and location.

                                                                  Georgina G.

                                                                  Had a great holiday at il Borgo de Roccantica. Everything you needed at the apartment. Reminded us of a stately home. The views are breathtaking. You get a bit of exercise in the short walk up the hill to the pool but well worth it. A little bit of paradise

                                                                  A truly amazing and beautiful property.

                                                                  Rob H.

                                                                  What a lovely and relaxing place to unwind. It was a little cool when we arrived but Ali had the fire going and we were met with such a warm welcome. The property is very well appointed and we just loved it. The view from the balcony is spectacular. The place was clean and very well laid out. The service was outstanding from the start and although our friends were a little older they found it quite easy to get around the property. I wish we could have stayed longer. We will be back.

                                                                  Great location with a magnificent view

                                                                  Kees K.

                                                                  Very special place on a very special location. We loved the view and the old Italian village. And the swimmingpool! Thanks for all the care and kindness!

                                                                  Wonderful stay!

                                                                  We spent a glorious week in this charming location. We rented the tower for my parents and stayed in the main apartment with its beautiful frescos, terrace and large, well equipped kitchen. We also hired the pool where we went every evening for a dip. It was 40 degrees Celsius daily! The apartment stayed cool and was a lovely place for the whole family. Roccantica is a beautiful, medieval village, built on a steep hill. The Borgo is not steep, but once you leave the enclosure if the Borgo, it is steps, steps, steps. This was challenging for my elderly parents in the heat, so we chose our activity time carefully. Highlights were lunch in Casperia ( Johnny 's Vigna at the entrance to the old town) and day trip yo Rome( very easy). Roccantica is a calm, quiet place. For my children, books, games and art were ways to pass the time when it was too hot outside. This apartment was a great place to relax and escape the heat. Special mention of Ali and the Countessa for their help and friendship. Highly recommended!

                                                                  An Enchanting Property and superb touring base.

                                                                  Chris D.

                                                                  We have no hesitation in rating this property as 5 star. Set in a prominent position at the forward edge of this mediaeval, hillside village, it has wonderful views to the south across attractive Lazio countryside. The apartment, which is kept immaculately clean, has all of the needs of modern living but also the fascination of beautiful old frescoes on the living room walls and ceilings and timeless furniture and fittings in two sitting room. The two bedrooms were comfortable and had the benefit of being at opposite ends of the apartment if privacy is valued. The kitchen had all necessary fitments and equipment (except, perhaps, a microwave - maybe the electrical system would not cope with one - we 'tripped' the main fuse on three or four occasions!). We realised that the apartment did not have a TV as advertised - we only wanted it on one occasion (to watch the European Cup Final - we went to watch it in a nearby bar) - doubtless one would have been provided if we had asked for it.

                                                                  Sitting on the small terrace was a delight: there are stunning views across the nearby forested hills and, to the south-west, the isolated volcanic hills with their attractive ancient hilltop hamlets.

                                                                  We also rented the garden and pool. This is separate from the apartment and perhaps not as easy to get to as the advertising information suggests. It is a beautiful spot in a surprisingly secluded position, given that it is surrounded by dwellings. However, the pool is very small and we only went to the garden once - any thoughts of 'a dip before breakfast' were outweighed by the effort involved in reaching it. It is certainly far more accessible to those renting the Tortetta (we didn't).

                                                                  An attractive new restaurant, 'Le Cucine del Borgo', is located immediately below the apartment - it was opened to the public for the first time during our stay in Roccantica. We had two excellent meals there.

                                                                  Roccantica provides an excellent base for visiting Rome: about 15 minutes by car to Poggio Mirteto Scalo railway station, then about 50 minutes on the train (which was always punctual). There are also many interesting and beautiful places to visit, all within an hour's drive from Roccantica.

                                                                  Ali, who welcomed us to the apartment and ensured that we had all that we needed, suggested a few places to visit and a few more suggestions were provided in the Home Away briefing literature.

                                                                  All-in-all, it was an outstanding holiday.


                                                                  Roccantica, Rieti, Italy
                                                                  11 Reviews

                                                                  Exceptional 5/5

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