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Historic residences and garden inside the walls of the medieval village of Ceri

Bedrooms 7
Space 161 sq. ft.
Property type chateau / country house


About the property

“The rock of Ceri”

Ancient building, with 3 independent and self catering apartments by the householder residence, in the medieval borough of Ceri, a tiny village settled on a tufaceous spur, close to the Mediterranean sea north of Rome (38 KM). Lovely panoramic garden looking the valley outside the retaining walls. 5 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, 3 kitchen.

B&B service. Open round year. Min. stay 1 night

Cerveteri, Rome, Lazio, Italy

Sleeps 2/17

The rock of Ceri is embraced by a crown of embattled walls that hold a few ancient houses facing the tiny central square with both the Sanctuary of the Virgin Mary and the austere Palace of the noble family Torlonia.

Just a few Kilometers north of Rome aside the shores of the Tyrrhenian Sea, Ceri is a picture of rare beauty, in a context of remarkable archaeological, historic and naturalistic interest. A fascinating and emotional journey in the immediate neighbourhood of the greater Rome and a few minutes away from the international airport of Fiumicino.

“The residence of the householder”

The residence of the householder is situated in an ancient building, together with three other independent lodgings: the house of the "Facocchio", of the "Vergaro", and of the "Polveriera".

The architecture of this construction is clearly marked by the signs of the historic periods that have left a pronounced impact on the borough of Ceri: the Etruscans, the Romans, the Middle Ages and the era of the Renaissance with its palaces of the nobility, the nineteenth century. All internal rooms reflect the ancient charms of the borough: original fittings and fireplaces, ceilings sustained by old wooden joists and brick floors.

“Accommodation and facilities”

The owner's house and two lodgings, the house of "Facocchio" and of "Vergaro", arranged as "Bed and Breakfast", are situated in the same ancient building and have their own independent access from the small central square of Ceri. The opposite side of the building faces an enclosed Mediterranean garden, looking down on the valley outside the retaining walls, with the access to the third lodging, "The Polveriera". The garden strikes by its simplicity: citrus fruits, olive trees, prickly pears, laurel, elms, oaks and cypresses. A pergola of wisteria is climbing up against the rear of the house, next to the brazier for the summer meals in the open air.

In the garden you will also find the personal office of the houselord and the wine cellar, home of the locally produced wine.

“The Facocchio”

The apartment can sleep comfortably 4 guests. This is one of the most particular houses of Ceri, caved from the rooms of the ancient workshop of the "Facocchio", the artisan of the farming community charged with the construction and repair of the wooden tools and vehicles.

The apartment is situated next to the owner's dwelling and the home of the "Vergaro", with its own independent entrance from the central square, and looking upon the enclosed garden. It is spread over two floors: the ground floor with its spacious dining and sitting room with a fireplace, and a completely outfitted kitchen, the bathroom and a dispensary with refrigerator; the upper floor with a very spacious place, divided in two separated bedrooms.

The house offers an easy access to the garden and the internal private car parking.

“The Vergaro”

This independent apartment can sleep comfortably 8/9 guests. Situated between the home of the "Facocchio" and the owner's house, it was the ancient residence of the Vergaro, the shepherd who produced the typical cheese made of ewe's milk. Even this house has an independent access from the central square with view on the garden, and is spread over three floors, provided with a proper lift and internal staircase that lead to the four bedrooms and the three bathrooms, to the dining and sitting-room with fireplaces and to the completely outfitted kitchen., with access to the charming mediterranean garden with terrace on the walls and private parking.

“The Polveriera”

This independent apartment can sleep 2/4 guests. It is an open space room of about 60 meters square, with direct access from the garden, situated in the original ancient level of the borough. A few steps lead down to the entrance, with the kitchen area and the bathroom on your left, and the dining-sitting area with a sofa king-size bed and fireplace, and the bed area on your right, with exit to the garden. Ideal for a couple with max 2 children.

All the apartment are self catering with kitchen full equipped, linen provided with change, after 3 night, towels and beddings after one week, breakfast service, TV, private parking.

Nearest airport: 35 KM (Fiumicino airport)

Nearest city:10 KM (Cerveteri)

Nearest sea: 6 KM (Cerveteri)

Nearest ferry: 25 KM (Civitavecchia)

Nearest lake: 17 KM (Bracciano)

Nearest railway station: 10 KM (Ladispoli)

Nearest motorway: 10 KM (Cerveteri)

Nearest shopping area: 20 meters (in the borough)

More Details

Enzo Cera
Member since: 2015
Speaks English, French, Spanish, Italian
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
17 April, 2018

About Enzo Cera

Sono nato e cresciuto a Roma. Sono un architetto specializzato nel restauro di edifici storici. Vivo attualmente nel borgo di Ceri nella stessa proprietà dove si trovano le altre case da affittare.

Enzo Cera purchased this chateau / country house in 1980


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday chateau / country house in Cerveteri in RM

Property Type:
  • chateau / country house
Accommodation Type:
  • Bed & Breakfast
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 161 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 14:00 / Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 15
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • resort
  • rural
  • village
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fireplace
  • Fitness Room / Equipment
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
    Bathroom 4 -
    Bathroom 5 -
  • 7 Bedrooms, Sleeps 15
  • Books
  • Games
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Veranda
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • limited accessibility
Onsite Services:
  • Staff
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • forests
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • swimming


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(6 traveller reviews)

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Historic residences and garden inside the walls of the medieval village of Ceri
average rating of 4.8333335 based on 6 reviews


  • 5 of 5

This place was so awesome. Enzo was a perfect host. Beautiful scenery, quaint calm, relaxing village. Accommodations were very comfortable, peaceful, clean. Enzo provided a refrigerator loaded with food and drink. We had a late arrival, and even though it was 10 p.m., he escorted us to the restaurant next door where we had a lovely dinner. The drive to the airport was easy and fast, so it was a good place for us on our last night in Italy and for flying out of Fiumicino Airport. Thanks Enzo!!!

  • Review Submitted: 13-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful stay in a wonderful historical setting

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay in this remarkable hamlet, on a hill overlooking the countryside. Host Enzo was incredibly welcoming, and we had a great time staying in the Polveriera, driving around the neighboring towns and visiting Rome.

  • Review Submitted: 31-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Pennsylvania, USA

simply lovely

  • 5 of 5

Our stay with Enzo in Ceri was truly lovely. The village is sweet and interesting. I was in Italy for work – accompanied by my young daughter and a friend. The three of us stayed in the Borgo for four night and spent a lot of time in the peaceful and lovely garden. The restaurants in the town are very nice and the views are truly spectacular. The village is small and ideal for relaxing – especially after our long journey from the US. Enzo is a lovely host – kind and generous and very helpful. The apartment we stayed in was a two bedroom and two bath, it was well equipped, spacious, comfortable and clean. To our surprise there was an elevator which was very helpful for bringing in luggage and groceries. I have only good thoughts and high recommendations for the sweet oasis that Enzo has created. I have a great deal of appreciation for the kindness Enzo showed to us all – especially my 5 year old daughter.

  • Review Submitted: 28-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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El Cajon, California USA

Charming Village, Even more Charming Owner!

  • 5 of 5

This B&B is located in the medieval village of Ceri, population 80. We chose this spot to end our vacation based of its proximity to Fiumicino Airport. We were not sure what to expect, we were just hoping for a quiet place to catch our breath before a long flight home to California. However, thanks to our host Enzo, our stay here became the highlight of our 14 days in Italy. We were two couples who stayed in the two bedroom two bath unit. Our accommodations were clean and comfortable. Enzo had our kitchen well stocked with fruit, bread, crackers, cheese, sausages, fruit juice, yogurt, cereal, milk, water, a bottle of local wine and a lovely fruit tart. Enzo showed us around his lovely gardens and answered our questions regarding local history. He accompanied us to the little grocery store and took us to meet the owners of the restaurant he recommends. At Enzo’s request the restaurant owner gave us a quick tour of his wine cellar. We had dinner there that night and it was delicious. We stayed over Easter Sunday and Easter Monday, an awkward time in Italy due to religious traditions but Enzo made sure we were well fed and taken care of. We came looking for a place to rest our heads and left with a friend. Regarding our original desire, Fiumicino Airport is an easy 30 minute drive. In less than an hour from leaving Ceri, we stopped filled our rental car with gas, turned it in at the airport and headed to check in. Doesn’t get any easier! There are many things to see near Ceri, unfortunately, due to our short visit we did not get to see them all. We did get to The Cerveteri Necropolis, Etruscan City of the Dead and highly recommend a stop there. So if you need a place to stay near Fiumicino or want to experience the local vibe in a small agricultural town, this is your place. We only wish we had stayed longer to enjoy the relaxing atmosphere of this little jewel north of Rome and spend more time with Enzo! Tip: when you are flying into Rome just prior to landing you can see Ceri protruding from the landscape

  • Review Submitted: 21-Apr-2017
  • Date of Stay: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Lori, Thank you heartily for your exuberant, detailed and generous review. I very much appreciated your kind presence in our home. I hope to have you still our guest in the future. Bring my best regards to Robert, Teresa and David. Grazie, Enzo.
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  • 5 of 5

Enzo was extremely helpful for our trip to Italy. He was very nice additional to the rooms being clean and spectacular. The local products in the fridge were delicious! The community was very cute, it felt very much like home. Highly recommend this place to anyone.

  • Review Submitted: 21-Sep-2016
  • Date of Stay: September 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I thank all my youth and kind guests for their generous review. I thank them for choosing our house treated with courteous care. Grazie! Enzo.
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  • 4 of 5

L'endroit est vraiment très joli avec des appartements différents décorés avec un gout sobre. Ceci permet d'être dans le logis, et au même temps être chacun "chez soi" (surtout si vous venez à plusieurs)! Les aliments laissés pour le petit déjeuner à preparer sur place sont de très grande qualité.

Enzo est d'une gentillesse incroyable et peut vous raconter plein de belles histoires sur le lieu, que je recommande chaleuresement!!

  • Review Submitted: 19-May-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: Homelidays, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Ringrazio ancora una volta Costanza e gli altri suoi familiari di aver scelto la nostra casa per la loro vacanza. Un bel gruppo assortito di piacevoli persone che, come leggo dalla recensione, hanno saputo apprezzare la nostra semplice ospitalità. Ringrazio infine Costanza per la determinata e sapiente collaborazione dimostrata nella gestione di una laboriosa prenotazione. Un grato saluto all'intero gruppo. Enzo.
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Nearest Airport
35 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
50 Metres
Bar Ceri
Nearest Ferry
30 Kilometres
Nearest Train
9 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
8 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
20 Metres
Sora Lella
Nearest Beach
8 Kilometres
Marina di San Nicola
Car: recommended


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday chateau / country house in Cerveteri, Rome & Lazio

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay
for 1 night
Notes: Rates are based on 1 guests; add £18 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Prices quoted are for two people in the apartment. They increase to a larger number of guests. Children up to 4 years of age are free while those from 5 to 12 years have a 20% discount

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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