|Minimum Stay||3 nights|
On 1 floor, part of an independent cottage with its private patio and a separate swimming pool to be shared with the other apartment in the cottage. The patio facing the pool and shaded by a century old huge oak tree opens onto a charming living/dining room on the 2 sides of it, 2 nice and large bedrooms each 1 with bathroom en suite in case of need considered the space available a third bed for a child can be added to the rooms. A kitchen fully equipped with dishwasher has a nice little window connecting it with the living/dining room, outside on the rear side of the cottage a washing machine is available with a service entrance.
Located in Southern Tuscany only 10 mins away from the beach of Lake Bolsena and 45 mins from the sea, 1 hour 30 mins from Rome, halfway between Orvieto and Siena, closely bordering with the regions of Umbria and Lazio, the jaw-droppingly splendid 17th century castle, Castello Santa Cristina (complete with fairy tale turret) has been the property of the noble Caterini family for generations and still is. Over the recent past, the castle’s nearby 18th Century ivy-covered farmhouse and outbuildings have been sympathetically restored to retain their authenticity and styled into 8 cottages for guests, mostly furnished with original pieces. A large terrace overlooks the main pool where catering service is available on previous request. Perfect location for relaxing, sports and cultural sightseeing. Many activities on the spot such as cookery courses, horse riding centre with English speaking instructor, tennis court. Ideal place for horse riding excursions. A golf course near by.
Hello my name is Antonio Mancini Caterini, S.Cristina castle and the estate belong to my family since 1700. The Caterini family came to this area around 1200 and they moved to the castle several centuries after. Only few know that this is one of the less inhabited areas of Italy, so we benefit of enchanting countryside only 1hr and 30min from Rome and 1 hr and 15 min from Siena. From our place you can explore mountains, lakes and the sea. My wife is half English and we have 2 sons (9 and 18) and a daughter (21), we are all bilingual and happy to meet new guests at S.Cristina every year. I have a passion for sports, I used to be a triathlete and still like to bike around or swim long distance in the lake. But my real passion are horses that is why we have a riding center on the spot.
For booking and further information please contact us below.
Saturday is the preferred changeover day, still we try to be most flexible when we receive other requests.
Notes on prices:
special discounts for the early bookings.
Special interest holidays:
We organize horse riding weeks as well as cooking, photography and painting holidays for more details please contact us through the website or call us on the phone.Cycling is going to be an important activity at the castle from June 2016, with a new organization and guides.
The area has a lot to offer about history and archeology with Etruscan and Roman ruins everywhere as well as renaissance palaces, but any given period of history is well represented here with incredible art and architecture masterpieces.
This land was once the border between the Vatican state ruled by the pope and the dukedom of Tuscany ruled by different families through the centuries like Medici, Orsini etc.
Siena is only one hour away by car. The magnificent duomo and enchanting town of Orvieto is only 40 mins drive away and the eternal city Rome can be reached just for the day by train via Orvieto.
Lake Bolsena the biggest volcanic lake in Europe is only 10 mins drive away, nice sandy beaches, little restaurants and bars are available all along the north side of the lake, that is the nearest to us.
On the Capodimonte beach you can rent a motor boat and head off to the 2 islands in the middle of the lake where remains of the renaissance past are still visible in the shape of a convent with a beautiful XVI cent. church.
The best beach by the sea is only 45 min. drive away.
Nearest airport is Fiumicino Rome airport, driving distance: 1 hour 40 mins away.
Ciampino Rome airport is 2 hours drive away.
To Hire a car is highly recommended.
Nearest train station is Orvieto 40 mins drive from the castle. From there it is easy to reach Rome or Siena.
Grotte di Castro 4km.
S.Quirico 10 km.
Acquapendente 14 km.
Driving distances from important cities or towns:
Orvieto 40 min.
Siena 1 hr.
Rome 1 hr 45 min.
Viterbo 40 min.
Most of the other places of interest are within a range of 30/40 km from the castle.
Shops and supermarkets are easily reachable from the castle. You can find plenty of them in the two villages of Grotte di Castro (4 km)and Acquapendente(14km). A selection of the best restaurants is available at the castle reception for all the guests.