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Roccia DI Corte

Villa with 4 bedrooms and 5 bathrooms in Civita, Italy

From £6,035 per week

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Villa to rent in Civita, Italy

  • Villa
  • Sleeps 8
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • WiFi
  • Jacuzzi
  • Open fire

Villa overview - owner's description

The Roccia Di Corte enjoys a dominant position in its Lazio landscape that bless it with unique and highly evocative views. It retains the charm of centuries of history.

The Roccia Di Corte enjoys a dominant position in its Lazio landscape that bless it with unique and highly evocative views. It retains the charm of centuries of history, the ideal destination in which to enjoy a peaceful environment and benefit from an unhurried lifestyle and a tranquil and authentic haven surrounded by unrestrained, glorious nature.
Used by Bishop Ferdinando di Castello as an episcopal seminary between the Fifth and Sixth centuries, theThe Roccia Di Cortehas been faithfully restored in keeping with the Borgo'shistoric and rural past, evoking the enchanting atmosphere of times gone by and maintaining fragments of its antique frescoes. The building is adjacent to the episcopal seat that was active until 1685, with which it shares a large garden and orchard, part of which is at guests' disposal. TheThe Roccia Di Corte'srooms aretastefully furnished with antiques, their authenticity kept in strict harmony with the environment!
Every possible effort has been made to safeguard the spirit of the era when the villa was originally built, a spirit which the owners intend to conserve through the years ahead. The windows offer magnificent panoramic views of the garden and the breathtaking landscapes beyond. Each apartment consists of study/living room, double bedroom, with bath and/or shower.
Please note the property is positioned close to the Umbrian boarder but actually located in Lazio

Features

Room information:
The Abbes: This room's four-poster bed once belonged to the Abbess of a monastery (hence the room's name!) and is meant as a tribute to Stendhal's ‘The Abbess Of Castro'. An early nineteenth century French oaken fireplace and an iron bathtub stand in front of the bed. The room, measuring roughly forty square metres, opens onto a balcony from where, across the bishop's garden, the guests may enjoy the radiance of magical sunsets.
The Sleepwalker: The bed's headboard came from an early nineteenth century theatrical production, and is a tribute to Vincenzo Belli and to the great tradition of Italian opera. It is characterized by a series of ample windows that look out over both the villa's internal garden and the Bishop's far larger garden. The room measures about forty square meters.
The Intruder: Looking out across the valley, one can glimpse the house where the Argentine poet and writer Rodolfo Wilcock lived and died. He was a great friend of Jorge Luis Borges, to whose work the room is dedicated. It is a very quiet and welcoming room of about thirty-five square metres, its atmosphere decidedly French. Above the fireplace to the left of the bed hangs a painting by Pierre Salle, the nineteenth century French painter.
The Writer: The wallpaper in the apartment's study is a reproduction of that covering the walls of Virginia Woolf's London home. It has its own private entrance from the garden, up stone stairs with Roman columns to a terrace covered by a pergola of roses. There is a precious fragment of a sixteenth century fresco in the bedroom. The room measures about forty square metros.
The Garden:
Annexed to the apse of the Church of San Donato and characterized by Mediterranean plants and centuries old olive groves, Roccia Di Corte's garden is the ideal place to enjoy a relaxing breakfast in the shade of a pergola, with the colours and perfumes of seasonal flowers adding to the atmosphere. A vegetable patch makes up part of the garden from which the Corte's guests are free to pick their favourite produce.
The Thermae & Spa:
Relax into wellness in a magical atmosphere! The spa and Roman-style bathing thermae is available for special treatments for two. An harmonious environment dedicated to couples where you can enjoy the benefits of bio-sauna, double whirlpool spa and massage.
The Kitchen:
The room's name is inspired by a famous quote from Ippolito Nievo's ‘Confessions Of An Italian', in which the kitchen is portrayed as a place of magic, with lots of bright, airy space and high ceilings, where the pleasure of living together is savoured by the guests in an atmosphere of great familiarity. It measures roughly forty-five square metres.
The Wolf's Lair:
This old fifty-square-metre cellar with its high tufa limestone ceiling has been transformed into a large open space, complete with a stone fireplace. It is the ideal setting to listen to music, to play the old Forneris piano, to read, or to watch art films on a large screen. The room is dedicated to a somewhat bizarre trophy, the work of two young Roman artists.
The Bishop Winery:
The winery was founded by Bishop Ferdinando of Castillo in the early sixteenth century. it was carved entirely by hand and has been carefully restored, returning it to its former glory. It has been furnished with attention to detail to offer our guests the opportunity to spend a pleasant evening sampling local ham, cheeses and wines from some of the highest-rated producers in the region.

Location

Civita di Bagnoregio is close to all the major Tuscan and Umbrian cultural and artistic centres. It's the ideal spot to enjoy a relaxing visit coupled with a landscape that varies from dramatic gorges and ravines to rolling hills wooded with chestnut trees and dotted with vineyards and olive groves.
The immediate vicinity offers opportunities to visit captivating towns such as Orvieto, Bamarzo, Viterbo, Caprarola, Bagnaia and the plateaus of Alfina. For lake lovers, Lago Bolsena is one of Italy's most beautiful places to swim and enjoy a pleasant day's boating. The spas are also a wonderful form of relaxation, with the easiest to reach from the villa being the Terme dei Papi in Viterbo, or Saturnia, Bagno Vignoni and San Casciano.
And let's not forget that the beautiful Tyrrhenian Sea is less than two hours drive away! For those who like to go horseback riding or cycling there are numerous suitable routes that the Roccia Di Corte may organize for its guests. Civita di Bagnoregio is the perfect starting point for those who wish to visit the art cities of Arezzo, Florence and Rome. Handily, the villa has a service for guests to be transported to and from Rome, Florence, and other cities in the vicinity.
Roccia Di Corte has a large and fully equipped kitchen (Cucina di Fratta) with dining room for a full, authentic dining experience under the watchful eye and guidance of Cristiana and other local chefs. Guests will be led on an amazing journey of taste, flavor and aromas which will be the perfect guide to discovery of local ingredients, ancient traditions and recipes. The art of making the perfect home-made pasta dish, the lightest of light cakes, learning the art of decorating dishes, even the perfect pairing of different dishes with the fine wines of the our selection! Please enquire with our concierge service if you're interested in participating in cookery lessons.
Please note the property is positioned close to the Umbrian boarder but actually located in Lazio

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Please note the property is positioned close to the Umbrian boarder but actually located in Lazio

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Location

This villa is:

153.77km from Leonardo da Vinci International Airport

Prices and availability

Updated 23 September 2017

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Changeover days and minimum stays

  • 25 March 2017 - 29 December 2023: the minimum stay is 2 nights.

Extras

Compulsory

  • Refundable Breakage Deposit

    £885.90 per booking, paid locally

Facilities

Bedrooms

4 bedrooms, Sleeps 8

Bathrooms

5 bathrooms including 4 en suites

Entertainment

Internet / WiFi

General

Central heating, Open fire, Car hire optional

Leisure

Jacuzzi

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