|Minimum Stay||3 - 5 nights|
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The villa lies 500 meters from the charming village of Montecchio in a hilly location. From the villa you have a panoramic sight on the valley of the Tevere and the village self. The property has an own garden with private swimming pool (equipped with parasols and sun loungers). It is suitable for up to 8 persons. There are 3 bedrooms (two with double bed and one with 2 single beds, there are also two extra beds available). In front of the house there is a porch with table and chairs to eat outdoor and enjoy the panoramic view on Montecchio, there is a barbecue at 10 meters. The villa has one the ground floor: a well equipped kitchen, dining and living area, bedroom with double bed and a bathroom. On the first floor there are 2 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms. All the most common household appliances are avaialble. Wi-fi internet connection available.
From Montecchio it's possible to reach quickly the principal cultural and naturalistic beauties of Umbria, Rome and northern Lazio, southern Tuscany (it's at 20kms from the motorway Rome-Florence, exit Orvieto). The train station of Orvieto is at 25 Kms, from the train station it is possible to reach Rome and Florence in around 1h30. In the village of Montecchio (500 meters from the villa) thereare: bar, baker, butcher, small supermarket, grocery, pharmacy. There are 3 more supermarkets and other shops in Baschi (11km). Big supermarket, often open on Sunday, available in Orvieto Scalo close to the motorway exit. Recommendend restaurants: La Perla (in the centre of the village of Montecchio, Sala della Comitessa (Baschi, 11 kms), Casa Vissani (Baschi, 11 kms...very expensive), Il fontanile (7 kms from Montecchio). At 10 km it is possible to visit the Falesco winery (visits and tasting from Monday to Friday).
Ground floor: kitchen, dining/living room, bedroom, bathroom.
First floor: living room, 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms.
Garden chairs, sun loungers and sun umbrellas
Covered terrace furnished with tables and chairs
Swimming pool (11m x 3m depth: 1,4m-1,6m). Open from end April until the first half of October.
The place had all the amenities and was very convenient to many towns (e.g., Assisi, Orvieto) and attractions. Also the place was actually nicer than the pictures.
Beautiful house, a well kept garden, one toilet didn't flush though.
Restaurant La Perla in Montecchio was fenomenal!
Bellavista truly lives up to its name. Wonderful house in wonderful location. Great customer service from manager.
Impressed as soon as we arrived. Nice welcome from staff and made really welcome. House very spacious and furnished beautifully. Views stunning across to village. Very peaceful.
Be aware that except for local small town you have at least a half hour drive along winding roads to nearest large town.
We had a wonderful time. The house was exactly as presented, spacious, well maintained, very clean, private and within easy walking distance of the town, not forgetting the fantastic views! The town itself is small but has all the facilities, shops, butchers and restaurants. If you can tear yourself away, a great base for exploring the surrounding area. We are very much looking forward to going back
In Umbria, a region that has gained a name for being the green heart of Italy, tourism is growing because of the unfamiliar harmony between nature, antiquities, historic centres and culture. The quiet of the countryside, good provisions and an inimitable cuisine are the great draw. This region is less touristy than Tuscany and this is especially appreciated by many tourists. It forms an ideal starting point for enjoying the peace of the surrounding hilly and mountainous landscape and on the other hand making trips to beautifull towns like Todi, Orvieto, Narni, Spoleto, Perugia, Gubbio, Assisi. You can also easily visit – in day trips - famous towns and charming villages in the southern part of Tuscany such as Siena, Arezzo, San Giminiano, Pienza, Cortona, Sinalunga, etc. Many tourists visit also Rome from here, without staying in the city which is very hot in summer. It is possible to go by car (journey of 1h-1h30) or by train from the stations of Terni, Narni-Amelia, Orte & Orvieto.
Lago di Bolsena is Italy's largest lake formed in the crater of an extinct volcano. The water of Bolsena is so clear, in fact, that it is completely safe to drink it. The local government has gone to great efforts to maintain the lake's natural purity; a technologically advanced purification system has eliminated the errors that might have been made before pollution-awareness was so developed. Luckily no industrial development mars Bolsena's shores, nor its views, and the gently sloping nature of the encircling land limits the amount of spill-off and soil erosion which could effect the water's transparency. The native fisherman still use the lake's water to make the local culinary specialty - a fish soup called sbrosia - a rarity to find.The lake is 12 km. long and 14 km. wide, with a maximum depth of 151 meters. The most important town on the lake is called Bolsena. Like so much of Italy, it bears the signs of almost every important period of the Italian peninsula, going back as far as the Iron Age and progressing through the times of the martyrs, catacombs and miracles and on to the Middle Ages. The Rocca Monaldeschi della Cervara sits at the top of the hill, overlooking the medieval quarter of town. The castle was built between the 12th and 14th centuries. It has been completely renovated and since 1991 has housed the Museo Territoriale del Lago di Bolsena (Lake Bolsena Territorial Museum). The museum is well laid out; each of its three floors is dedicated to various aspects of Bolsena's history, ranging from its prehistoric volcanic origins to its Etruscan-Roman period. A walk along the ramparts of the castle offers a gorgeous view of the entire lake and should not be missed. The Church of St. Christine is the town's other major site. It is a Romanesque church built in 1078 in a typical basilica style over the catacombs where St. Christine, a young woman martyred during the reign of the Roman Emperor Diocletian, was buried. From April to September, excursion boats depart Bolsena town headed for Bisentina and Martana, the islands in the lake. Both are privately owned and Martana is not open to the public, but Bisentina is an ex-summer residence of the Popes and has a large church on it. There are also seven small chapels built around the island. Don't think that Bolsena is just for history and culture buffs. It is also ideal for swimming, sailing, relaxation and dining. One of my fondest memories is having a delicious meal of grilled coregone (a local fish from the lake) at one of the many unpretentious restaurants lined up along the shore. If you happen to find one that's serving sbrosia, consider it your lucky day.
Orvieto is a place of great historical importance. So you see tourists the whole year round. Lots of them only visit the well known cathedral, the cathedral square and the central street full of ceramics and souvenir shops. They are wrong, because there is a lot more to see in this city and even more in the surrounding area. You have to go right through Orvieto to get a real impression of the unfamiliar setting of the city and the gleaming city walls on the volcanic tuff stone hill, plus characteristic monuments and museums with Etruscan finds.
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Event|
end August - begin September
Aug 29 2016 - Sep 2 2016
3 night minimum stay
Sep 3 2016 - Sep 30 2016
5 night minimum stay
|Notes: Rates are based on 5 guests; add $17 per night, per additional guest|
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay
|Refundable damage deposit||$335|
In the price included:
Water, gas, electric power
Weekly change of bed linen/bath-towels
Additional charges & breakage deposit:
Heating costs - on consumption 3 euro/hour
Final cleaning Euro 130
Wi-fi internet connection Euro 20 weekly
Breakage deposit Euro 300 (given back at departure)