6 bedrooms, 1 baby bed, 3.5 bathrooms, sleeps 12 + baby
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I am a former United Nations Staff Member. I was born in Cairo and studied from kindegarden to High School at the Heliopolis French Lycée. I then studied Economics at Cairo University. I speak five languages and therefore decided to also study Simultaneous Interpretation in Rome,. where I live . I have travelled extensiveley for work as well as for fun. For ten solid years, I have been looking for a property near Rome, with very special lake views . One day, at long last, I found it, the following week I bought it! When my working activities allow me to, I spend as much time as I can at the villa. When I wake up in the morning, I prepare my cappuccino, sit in the patio, and enjoy the stunning lake views, the astounding colours of the flower beds, and the lush garden, and I feel happy and in peace with myself and with the world.
Glicine purchased this Villa in 1998
Why Glicine chose Trevignano Romano
My family and I have always been deeply in love with the Lakes District near Rome. One day we decided to have lunch at a charming restaurant on the lake shore, in Trevignano Romano. After lunch, we went for a coffee at a lake shore cafe'. While sipping my coffee, I accidentally heard the owner telling a gentleman that he had a plot of land with fascinating lake views for sale. I immediately asked him to visit the land. And it was love at first sight ! We bought the land, and built our dream home in that corner of paradise.
What makes this Villa unique
The villa is located in a very privileged geographical position : At Rome's door step, at the cross roads between the 3 most important regions ( Lazio, Tuscany and Umbria) which hold 60% of the totality of Italy's artistic and architectural sites. The natural beauty of this area, the availability of all sorts of shops and services and of innumerable sporting activities, plus the countless places to see, are but a few of the assets the area offers. If you add to this the renown quality of the Italian cuisine and wines offered at the countless restaurants which dot the lake contour, you realize that Trevignano is THE right location for a memorable vacation.
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Our immediate impression on arrival to the property was to breathe a lovely sigh of relaxation. The stunning vistas from the property overlooking the lake are impressive as is the incredible amount of greenery from the surrounding hills. The villa itself is perched above the lake on the hillside, a little less than 1km from the town of Trevignano. The villa was clean and comfortable with plenty of space inside and out for our group of 10. The highlight of the house has to be the lovely balcony/ patio where we ate almost every meal overlooking the lake view, pool and beautiful gardens. The pool was clean and the gardens are exquisite with plenty of mature fruit trees, flowers and olive trees. It was so lovely to just sit in the garden and relax! Our group stayed for a week, we had no problems or issues with the property during our stay. The property manager Malak was very helpful and available for any questions that we had. She is a really lovely lady who gave us some good tips on the surrounding area. The town of Trevignano is quaint and picturesque, filled with little stores and tons of waterfront restaurants. On the weekend that we were there, they had a lovely open air market all along the shoreline and an open air music show. There was lots of stuff for the kids to do too, and although it was still not high season there were people taking advantage of the beautiful weather and swimming in the lake and playing on the beaches. The lake area is very clean and pristine as it's apparently a fresh water reservoir for Rome. There are 2 supermarkets in the town, one large Carrefour and another smaller more boutique/ gourmet type supermarket. The town has a bank/ ATM, pharmacy, shops etc. so in case you forget something it's not a problem to find. We did a lot of walking in the area, from the villa to the town and around the lake-shore, it's really picturesque and so relaxing!! We all commented on how rejuvenating the whole stay felt, perfect to recharge our batteries, we all discussed returning next year (2018) for another vacation! I have no problem recommending the villa and the area to others looking for a retreat/ peaceful getaway in a beautiful (and relatively un-tapped) part of Italy. Two thumbs up!!!
That was a truly lovely group! I was so happy they all enjoyed their stay so much at Villa IL GLICINE, and hope to see them again next year.
Lovely villa with stunning views
When we arrived at the villa, the downstairs bedrooms smelt damp and musty, possibly because we were one of the first bookings of the season. However once the house was opened up and aired, it was perfect for us all. We were a party of 7 adults and an 18 month old. It was a bit tricky with the 18 month old to ensure her safety, however that is our responsibility and we managed fine. We were concerned that the pool house door wasn't locked, it could be a hazard for older children exploring the garden. That's some of the minor negatives.
We had a wonderful week in this beautiful house, enjoyed the pool, beautiful garden and stunning views. We also enjoyed the lakeshore but you do need a car as it is a steep climb back up the hill.
We found Malek easy to deal with and she answered queries we had. We had no problem at all with the return of our cash security deposit, it was transferred into our bank as agreed. We would all be happy to stay in this house again.
Lovely relaxing home
We have recently stayed in this property (June 2015). When we arrived we had a lovely welcome from the owner Malak who showed us around and welcomed us to her home. The property was very clean and spacious and felt immediately like a home from home. The house is well maintained and the gardens are beautifully kept. The swimming pool is also very clean.
Over the week we had one or two issues and these were sorted immediately by the owner so no complaints here whatsoever about customer service.
We had many meals on the large veranda which had beautiful views of the lake. Pictures on the site do the view no justice! There were plenty of areas to have a private chat also as we were a group of eleven and at no time did it feel crowded.
The garbage collection was a bit confusing but that is the way things are done in trevignano.
I would definitely hire this property again although I might wait until my children are a little older in relation to the swimming pool but this applies to all villas with pools. Would also recommend this property to a friend.
I will say, unless you like walking up steep hills then you would need a car to access this villa but it is only a short five minute drive from the village.
The village has supermarkets, pharmacy, bars, restaurants, nice walks by the lake and two kids play parks, one small one next to a restaurant and a bigger one past the Carrefour. There is a great little water park with inflatable rides for kids where you can relax on a lounger and dip your toes in the lake while watching the kids play . The lake beach is stoney but the kids are within running distance which is a big plus to me as I have 3 under 6. You can also hire out pedal boats and canoes. I liked the area to be honest for children, not the most exciting or visually stunning part of Italy but still beautiful and very chilled.
We had a nice stay in this house!
This is a nice house not very far from Rome. Lots of space inside for the kids, a big pool and sunbeds for many people. We enjoyed our stay very much! Sometimes we walked down to the village but the heat and the steep roads made us take the car mostly. It takes about 15-20 minutes to walk down. The kitchen is rather small if you want to cook a meal for 12 people, thats a minus. But the village har a lot of nice restaurants so you can go out for dinner. It was also a bit of a hassle with the garbage, but once you understand the system it works fine.
Perfect family excursion .
Perfect family excursion in connection with 60th birthday. We found this lovely villa near Rome, when we decided to celebrate Alice's 60th birthday with all our small family. We were 11 total: our 3 children and their boyfriends and 3 grandchildren. Villa IL Glicine was even more amazing than the advertisement describes.A wonderful view out over the Lake, a very beautiful garden and a lovely swimmingpool. The owner was also fantastic. We had ordered food to Alice's birthday, which was delivered by a chef in the Villa. Really nice. We say thank you for a lovely, lovely week and can only recommend this lovely villa to others.
Alice and Bent
Vacanze stupende in questa villa
Abbiamo trovato questa villa per caso su internet, ci sono piaciute le foto e l’abbiamo affittata per una settimana, in occasione del 30° compleanno di mia sorella. L’abbiamo cercata vicino a Roma, per permettere ai miei nonni molto anziani di partecipare alla festa, senza dover fare un viaggio fino a Grosseto, che per loro è molto lungo, data la loro età. Siamo stati benissimo, la villa è letteralmente stupenda, sia dentro che fuori, e le foto non le rendono giustizia. La festa è stata bellissima, con candele e torce che illuminavano il giardino, la piscina, il patio ed il solarium. Era da favola. La vista sul lago e la campagna è da togliere il fiato. Peccato che tutte le cose belle devono prima o poi finire.
Trevignano is a charming medieval village in the heart of Lake Bracciano’s Natural Regional Park. The lake's unpolluted waters are Rome's main drinking water reservoir. By daytime Trevignano lazily lies on the lake shores, and wakes up at night to enjoy innumerable local restaurants, pubs, cinemas and concerts. It is located at only 35 km from Rome North, and enjoys a very privileged geographical position at the crossroads between Lazio, Tuscany and Umbria. The area offers plenty to see and plenty to do: The Art Museums and Archaeological Sites of Rome and the Vatican, Medieval Viterbo, Canale Monterrano and its Etruscan remains, Prince Odescalchi’s Palace, Caprarola and its stunning basilica, are but a few of the places one can discover and savour in and around the area. Furthermore, Trevignano offers a lovely Etruscan Museum which is the pride of the village. It also offers innumerable sporting activities, and bulges with top restaurants, pubs, pizza houses and open air cafés, renowned for their top Italian cuisine and wines. To them, EATING IS AN ART
I summer, wine tasting tours can be organized. The Jazz Festival, the Short Film Festival and the numerous open air concerts are not to be missed.
Other Activities: Ping Pong table available at the villa - Wind surf and sailing schools available on the lake.
Golf: Two lovely 18 holes Golf Greens are available in the area.1) Sutri Golf Green (10 km) and Olgiata Golf Green (18 km)
The nearest Mediterranean seaside beaches, lie within one hour drive : The lovely beaches of Fregene, Maccarese, Marina di San Nicola, Santa Severa and Santa Marinella, are within one hour drive, and offer - in particular Santa Marinella - all sorts of water sports and in particular wind surf and immersions to explore the underwater world!