Private holiday home in Lazio Italy: Villa Rubia is a completely renovated and modernised country villa, itself built on the remains of a Roman villa, which is set in open countryside between Rome and Florence. It is surrounded by verdant hills and extensive parkland, right on the border between Umbria and Lazio. Not far from here, the river Tiber bends as it is crossed over by the ancient Roman via Flaminia connecting Rome to Rimini on the Adriatic coast through the Apennine mountains.
Situated in a slightly elevated position, Villa Rubia enjoys far reaching views over the fields, olive groves and hills which can be admired from the bedrooms and the living room thanks to its modern architecture incorporating large glass panels, windows and French doors opening onto the garden and terraced patio area. A covered gazebo provides ample space for your summer dinners al fresco, surrounded by an enchanting atmosphere. Children and adults alike will enjoy exploring the grounds of this villa in search of clues from the Roman era and, if you take a pleasant stroll, you can see what remains of a once glorious amphitheatre in Otricoli.
Dotted with many archaeological sites charting its Latin/Etruscan heritage, this area enjoys a very peaceful atmosphere and charm of days gone by. The beautiful but little-known area, known as Tuscia, around the splendid town of Viterbo is a patchwork of the finest Italian landscape where you can find fortified hilltop villages, wild ravines, Medieval monasteries such as Vitorchiano, and age-old pilgrimage routes. During the Renaissance many influential aristocratic families built their palaces in this region chosen for its unspoilt beauty and the proximity to the Eternal City. The convenient location of Villa Rubia enables you to easily reach some of the most attractive destinations in Lazio, Umbria and Tuscany. In just over one hour you can in fact sunbathe on the sandy beaches of the Tyrrhenian coast, such as Lido di Tarquinia or Riva dei Tarquini, or on the volcanic beaches of Lake Bolsena where many water sports are available. For everything else, Rome is just an hour's drive from Villa Rubia, and Florence 2 hours.
Living/ TV room, (TV/DVD/CD/Stereo) open fireplace.
Open plan kitchen/ dining room, wood burner, patio doors to garden.
Twin bedroom (0.85m), ensuite shower room, WC.
First floor (care with children as no railing is in place):
Double bedroom, views, ensuite shower room, WC.
Double bedroom (4-poster bed), open fireplace, views, ensuite bathroom, WC.
2.4 acres of partly terraced ground, large lawns, mature trees and shrubs, Roman ruins scattered in the garden. Covered gazebo, hammock, outdoor dining facilities, built-in charcoal BBQ. Stone steps (no handrails - care with children) down to private 7m x 5m pool (depth: 1.20m to 1.50m, ladder). Table tennis, soccer court, volleyball court, parking space available for 3-4 cars. Electric gates. Please note there are some drops in the garden, care with children.
Nearest bar 200m, nearest village Otricoli 1.2miles, Orte 9 miles, Narni 10 miles, Nepi 18 miles, Terni 20 miles, Vitorchiano 24 miles, Viterbo 30 miles, Todi 37 miles, Orvieto 37 miles, Rome 45 miles, Rome (Ciampino) airport 52 miles, Rome (Fiumicino) airport 62 miles, Perugia town and airport 62 miles, beach in Lido di Tarquinia 60 miles, Bolsena Lake 60 miles, Assisi 70 miles, Florence 75 miles. Tennis in Otricoli 1.2 miles. Canoe hire on river Tiber. Water Park by Il Capitello camping. Golf in Rome 50 miles.
3 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, 2 shower rooms, 3 WCs.
PRIVATE 7m x 5 m POOL
BEAUTIFUL VIEWS OVER COUNTRYSIDE
BUILT ON A ROMAN ARCHAEOLOGICAL SITE
Included: 3 hours mid-week maid service. WiFi internet. Fruit and vegetables from the villa orchard and vegetable garden.
Extras: Additional maid service €10 per hour. Air conditioning €100 per week. Winter heating €100 per week. 2 additional beds on request. A local tourist tax may apply.