a charming family country villa close to the picturesque town of Penna in Teverina with 1.25 acre garden, bbq, huge garage / games room - sleeps 12
This villa is in the southern part of Umbria which is known for excellent local food and wines and the kindness and warmth of the locals. I was attracted to this area because of its outstanding natural beauty and calmness. At the same time it is not isolated and easily accessbile from Rome.
A car is highly recommended to reach the historic nearby towns of Amelia 5 miles, or the better known Orvieto 23 miles, Todi 38 miles or even Assisi 40 miles. With a bit more driving but still within range for a day trip are the Tuscan jewels of Siena and Florence.
The place is great for relaxing walks, cycling, lazy outdoor living, BBqs , it is very safe for children because the huge landscaped garden is totally fenced . There is also a small orchard which provides seasonal vegetables
There is an enormous garage which has been turned into a playroom with ping pong - table football and other games. The closest shops for basic needs (cash machine, groceries, butcher, newsagent, bar, pharmacy, walk-in doctor surgery,hardware store) are all within a mile. with many more only 4-6 miles away. The proximity to Rome makes a day trip by train to the capital (35 minute train ride from Orte) no problem at all.
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We rented this villa for a get together of 10 people over Christmas. It is a very nice and clean place with a big yard, five bedrooms, three bathrooms, a fireplace, stone flooring and a great kitchen. The central heating worked well. We used it to make day trips to towns in beautiful Umbria and Rome but spent a few days in the villa as well. Almost every night we made dinner in the well equipped kitchen. You will need a car to get to the villa. The owner made sure there was someone to meet us there and was very helpful when we had questions. We had a fun and relaxing time. I recommend this villa.
chris from Wakefield
good villa,excellent location,very helpful owner,very good value for money.
Diego from Rome
Me and my friends have a great time in this villa!
It is very comfortable and it has everything you need for a nice holiday! The villa is in a quite area, with a wonderful view on the countryside.
The description is accurate and I'll definitely recommend it to a friend of mine!