|Minimum Stay||7 nights|
Ground floor: Large living room with Satellite TV, DVD and CD player, telephone, wi-fi free internet broadband (free use), dining area, fireplace, large south-facing sun window; fully-fitted kitchen with dishwasher, freezer, fridge, grill, oven and washing machine; breakfast room; twin bedroom with private bathroom with shower (with fittings for the disabled).
First floor: 1 double bedroom with private bathroom with bath, 1 twin bedroom with private bathroom with bath, 1 twin bedroom with private bathroom with shower.
Pool area: The pool area is completely private and is situated at 15 m from the villa, visible just outside of the living room window. The pool (12 x 5 m/deep; 1,20-1,40 m/depth) is immersed in its own garden with views of the estate. The surround is paved in terracotta where the umbrellas, deckchairs and armchairs are situated.
Garden: The villa has a huge private garden with a pergola and a BBQ area.
The Santa Cristina Estate is situated in the heart of the enchanting Sabina Region. 50 km north-east of Rome and untouched by mass tourism, this territory is still authentic and unspoilt. Its landscape of gentle hills, is scattered with Roman villas, medieval castles, churches and abbeys.
The property is composed by 4 private villas. All villas are immersed in their own private garden and are situated on the cusp of a hill with wonderful views of the surrounding countryside, where a notable red wine is produced as well as a formidable extra virgin olive oil.
Villa Laurentia and Villa Mary each has a private swimming pool (12 x 5 m/deep; 1,20-1,40 m/depth). Villa Domitilla and Villa Sveva are semi-detached properties and share a large swimming pool (14 x 7 m/deep; 1,20 - 1,40 m/depth) with two private changing cabins. Villa Domitilla and Villa Laurentia are handicapped equipped for the disabled. All villas have free wi-fi internet broadband.
The Estate: Tenuta Santa Cristina, located between Lathium and Umbria, is part of the large estate of the Orsolini Cencelli family, one of the oldest aristocratic families of the Sabina area. The property dominates the valley and sits in the middle of 100 ha (250 acres) estate. The village of Magliano Sabina is 4kms away from Tenuta Santa Cristina and features bars, a chemist, bakers, butchers, supermarket, banks with cash points (ATM), post office, photographers, toy shop, clothing stores and ice-cream parlour. There's even a small theatre.
A local grocery store selling home-made products and locally-culled meat is only 1500 m from the estate and a small supermarket is just over 3 km away. A handy pizzeria is 500m away and a locally renowned restaurant is 1500m away. At 3 km from the estate, you will find the famous “Cantina dei Colli Sabini” where you can taste and buy our own wine and oil. In the unlucky event, there is also a hospital at 5 minutes by car from the villa
The Area: The villas are nestled amongst the rolling undulating hills of the Lathium, land of the Etruscans, the Ancient Romans and many Popes. The property enjoys a fine position overlooking its very own vineyard and the surrounding countryside of Lathium and Tuscany. Rome awaits you just to the south (72 km-45M) with its enormous historical and cultural heritage revealing archaeological sites, splendid renaissance and baroque palaces and of course the Vatican City, Sovereign Seat of the Pope and home to the largest collection of art and antiquities in the world.
The world of Etruscans is also nearby to the west at Viterbo(50 km-31M), Vulci(100 km-62M), Cerveteri and Tuscania (70 km-43M) with its interesting Etruscan tombs, One may also embark on a pilgrimage tracing the footsteps of St.Francis of Assisi which starts at Rieti (51 km-31M). The magnificent Florence is at 210 km (131M).
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We were looking for a large villa in a country setting with great proximity to both Rome and Tuscany. The Villa Laurentia on the Tenuta Santa Cristina estate was the perfect spot for our group of 2 families/9 adults. The villa was clean and spacious on a beautiful piece of land nestled in farm country, with great views of the Magliano Sabina countryside. It was perfect for outdoor dining, sunbathing, and swimming (private pool) and was a great way to begin and end busy days spent in Rome, Orvieto, and Montepuciano. The open floor plan was fantastic and we definitely made great use of the huge dining table in the very large family room. We hope that someday we can return to Italy and rent this property again.
As a family of two grandparents, an aunts and uncle myself and my wife along with out 11 year old daughter we found the villa you be all you could hope for, large, rustic, clean and set in the most beautiful surroundings you could only wish for. We spent all of our time outside on the patio area of the villa eating, drinking and chatting with the family, listening to music, as well as quiet moments allowing thought and reflection that the space encourages. The other excellent part of the villa is the pool where many hours of the day were spent. The location to the village is not easy without transport but with the car hire everything is accessible, especially the many drives we took taking in more beautiful parts of Lazio such as the village and neighboring small town such as Amelia. The train links are excellent allowing easy quick access to Rome itself. Overall we are planning to go back as a family and we hope that the memories we still hold of the time we spent in the villa will be just as good the second time as this has been the best holiday we have ever had and if you decide to go I am sure you will agree it will at least be in your top three for best holidays ever.
We stayed at Ville Laurentia in September 2008 to celebrate my parents Golden Wedding Anniversary. My mum is disabled and wheelchair bound but the facilities at the villa made my mum's and our stay most enjoyable and easy for my mum's disability. I would recommend this villa to anyone who wants to have either a relaxing holiday or use as a base for travelling Italy especially Rome. Laurentia was most helpful and the scenery was just beautiful. Thanks for making our holiday special.
Tenuta Santa Cristina is settled in the Sabina region of the Lathium. Offering a panorama vista that leads over and beyond the lower Tiber Valley, the estate is situated in a very convenient position perfect for sightseeing in the Lathium, Umbria and Tuscany. The main A1 motorway is a few kilometres away offering easy access to the principal sites of interest in central Italy. Rome awaits 65 km (37 M), Florence 200 km (125 M),Siena 70 km (106 M),Assisi 100 km (62 M) and Spoleto 60 km (37 M).