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Joined 2007


Owner from Bagnoregio, Italy


We live in England, but we try to spend as much time at the villa as possible and we plan to move there one day! We bought the "casale" 10 years ago when it was derelict and lovingly brought it up to a very high standard providing all the comforts of modern life, but maintaining the classical features such as cotto floors, basalt and chestnut wood. The large upstairs apartment is only used by us when family and friends visit and therefore we have decided to rent it out when not in use and share this little corner of paradise with other people. We have enjoyed this immensely and made lot of friends in the process. It also helps with the costs of maintaining the property to a high standard and maintaining/improving the very large grounds.

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Friends from Glasgow, United Kingdom


Friends from Glasgow, United Kingdom · May 2016
The property was as described with very good information supplied prior to the visit by the owners. Fully kitted out with all the amenities you would require. Situated at the end of a track on a minor road it is very peaceful for a relaxing stay. However ideally situated within easy travelling distance of towns situated on Lake Bolsena (the lake can be seen from the balcony). We enjoyed Bolsena itself which is within 15 minutes by car, Civita which is even closer and although not on the lake it is well worth a visit. Slightly further afield is the larger town of Orvieto but my favourite was Pitigliano which was a recommendation by the owner. The property although in the countryside is within easy travelling distance of the airports in Rome (well under two hours).

Reply from Giulia

Thank you so much for your kind remarks. We appreciated how clean the property was when you left and Malcolm enjoyed the beer immensely after a hard day of grass cutting. We have not yet opened the wine, but we will remember you when we do. You were lucky with the weather because it has rained a lot since you left and the grass has grown a lot! Hope you will be back one day. Best wishes Giulia and Malcolm

David C

July 2016
We had waited so long to visit Italy and we werent disappointed. It was everything we had hoped for and more. Many thanks indeed to Giulia and Malcolm for such a warm welcome and so informative about fantastic places to visit. The villa accommodation is of a very high standard and the perfect base for visiting the sites, there are of course so many. Rome and Florence are fantastic but do take time to visit Orvieto and Civita and of course the small towns around the lake. Eating out locally is great fun, the food is fabulous. Just ask Giulia or Malcolm where to go. Anne & Steven A wonderful secret, tucked in the green centre of Italy. Beautiful scenery. Beautiful food. A fantastic place to explore from. Giulia and Malcolm are wonderful hosts. The apartment has all amenities and a lovely rustic charm. Fantastic balcony overlooking the lake. A wonderful position, a best kept secret. I dont know why I am telling you all about it. Enjoy. Rob The property is as good as the description and pictures and immaculately kept. We enjoyed relaxing and reading in the mornings, expeditions to the surrounding towns, or swimming in the lake, in the afternoons. So much to see and do. Most evenings we returned to eat on the terrace and watch the sunsets. Amazing views, including seeing the wild boar in the fields below. A great place to stay. Highly recommended. Mary We have stayed in the Bolsena area quite a few times before but this is easily our favourite holiday home. Meals on the loggia are a joy - the views are simply unforgettable. This traditional property has been lovingly and very skilfully restored to provide the best of accommodation.Owners Malcolm and Giulia provide an equally high standard of service to guests. David C.

I found this property when trying to arrange something special for our 25th wedding anniversary on a budget. The property is fantastic and is worth every penny Civita de Bagnoregio is out of a different time. Superb host and fabulous views. We visited Rome, Florence, Assisi,and many many other smaller towns and villages. We went in April 2009 and had a great week with the added comfort of the woodburning stove for the cooler evenings. would love to go again and will one day maybe in th esummer so that we can enjoy the outdoor terrace for a long evening meal and wine. I would absolutely recommend this villa to anybody and have done on every occasion that holidays are mentioned. I wish we could find more time to spend a long holiday there. So much to see and do. Best value for money we have ever had.

Hi Giulia

We just thought we would dro p you a line to day hello and to thank you very, very much for a lovely stay at your villa in November.

The four of us had a lovely time there and it was extremely comfortable and well appointed. The only problem now is to work out when we can come back and stay again.

I hope all is well with you and your family and that you have been able to visit the villa as much as you would like. Our total holiday was fantastic and we just wanted to let you know that your villla and all of your assistance contributed very much to that outcome.

Hi Giulia, Thanks very much, oh dear thought we had collected everything up - it was an early start.
We came back to wind, rain and a traffic jam due to road works- so had to work hard to keep our spirits up!
We had a wonderful time, we loved the house and peace, the area is very interesting so much to do and see.
We are talking over our return trip, we feel very refreshed but tired probably because we did so much.

We had a fantastic holiday in your lovely house. The area was so beautiful. It's a good job that I have managed to travel the world before this holiday as I think that if I'd been to Italy first we would probably never visited anywherw else, Sarah and I were completely bowled over by it's beauty.