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On Francigena road, minutes from Rome , quiet hilltop location family friendly

Bedrooms 2
Space 861 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 0 - 7 nights


About the property

2 bedroom amazing views, cozy apartment in villa with pool

Set on top of a hill, just 15 minutes walking from the picturesque village of Formello , Villa Infiorata stands in private, 3 levels, child friendly gardens, with spectacular views on Regional Park of Veii. The layout and space of the house, lawn & pool allow you to greatly enjoy your holiday. In addition to this, a quick drive to the train (15 min), would take you into down town Rome for 1,50 Euro each way. This gives you the flexibility to spend considerable time in Rome or head north to explore the many experiences. Getting on the highways through GRA - the ring around Rome - is very close (15 min) and easy to navigate.

When back home, relax around the private outdoor swimming pool (large 6 m, long 12 m, deep from 1,20 to 2,20 m) , or, in the mature gardens , enjoy sunset on the west side and the wonderful view northwards across hills and miles of countryside in front of you!

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Member since: 2007
Speaks English, French, Italian
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
11 March, 2018

About Silvia

My husband and I moved in this villa long time ago. My children have grown up here and enjoyed the quietness and healthy air of the country side, not so far from Rome downtown, where they used to go to school.

We live in the main apartment of villa Infiorata and we both speak English and French. We are happy to give any help if required.

Silvia purchased this apartment in 1982

Why Silvia chose Formello

When first we visited the house, we fell in love with the impressive view of the Parco di Veio in front of it. No matter if there was lot of work to do to restore it, we were young and strong and that house, in that location, ought to be our home!

We live here since 30 years, we made a lot of changes and now the house can comfortably host friends and visitors in full privacy.

What makes this apartment unique

Location, quietness and excellent views are the main benefits of this house.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Formello in RM

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 0
Building Type:
  • villa
Accommodation Type:
  • Guest House
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 861 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 21:30
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • rural
  • village
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
  • Spacious bathroom
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed , an extra single bed can be added on request
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed , the two single beds can be joined together on request
  • Both bedrooms are spacious and bright with direct access onto the garden.
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • library
  • museums
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis


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On Francigena road, minutes from Rome , quiet hilltop location family friendly
average rating of 4.733333 based on 15 reviews

Great location, comfortable apartment, lovely pool

  • 4 of 5

Only half an hour from the centre of Rome, and 50 mins from the beach, a great location for a relaxed holiday, with loads of possibilities for day trips. Silvia was a very welcoming host, but left us to suit ourselves. The pool was brilliant - especially in the heat!

  • Review Submitted: 29-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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San Carlos

Peaceful Country Setting Minutes From Rome

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I stayed at Villa Infiorata for 5 days in May, exploring the Lazio countryside and many of its towns. The villa is in a beautiful country setting, but still only minutes from Rome, Tivoli, freshwater lakes and the Atlantic Ocean. Our 2 bedroom, I bath suite, with full kitchen, located on the ground level of Silvia and Mario's lovely villa was fully furnished and tastefully decorated, and completely private. We could not have been more pleased with the suite, the setting, or our hosts, Silvia and Mario. To help you explore the region, Mario has set up a web site of all the possible places to visit and explore within Lazio, of which there are many. Formello is a small historic town with many wonderful places to eat and shop. If you want to really discover the countryside of historic Italy and still be close to Rome, you can't go wrong with considering Villa Infiorata. The hardest part about staying there is not having enough time to explore everything before you have to leave. We will always remember our wonderful, but too short a stay, in Formello.

  • Review Submitted: 22-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Relaxing and peaceful with beautiful scenery!

  • 5 of 5

We had the most away from it all relaxing time after having spent 3 nights in busy Rome. The property is spacious and comfortable with beautiful decor. We used the bbq most evenings enjoying the views of the hills in the distance. The outside area is so spacious and well kept and the pool is clean and a good size with plenty of beds and seating areas. Silvia and Mario are the perfect hosts, never intruding your space. But have plenty of time if you have any questions. They were very kind and gave us wine and hot bread. I hope to visit again one day. Thankyou. Julie Darren Ryan and Joseph

  • Review Submitted: 07-Aug-2016
  • Date of Stay: July 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Snekkersten, Denmark

Very far from ”just another rental”

  • 5 of 5

We (Mom, Dad, 2 Boys of 7+10) had the immense pleasure of staying with Silvia and Mario the 1st week of July, 2016. We arrived quite late due to car rental issues, but this was luckily no problem at all. Silvia speaks an excellent english, and we were able to communicate without problems.

With all the basics checked off: functioning WiFi, comfortable beds, a clean apartment etc., the rental apartment lies below Silvia and Marios house with direct accesss to a very well kept garden, a stunning pool and a spectacular view. Inside, the two bedrooms are located in opposite ends of the spacious apartment, separated by a well equipped kitchen/dining room/living room area. The rooms are super clean and quite cool during the day which is perfect during a very hot summer. Every room is tastefully decorated with wooden furniture, paintings and even crockery leaving behind the feeling that we did not live in a rental apartment, but in fact stayed in a separate room as guests. Needless to say, the fact that Silvia would drop by with a sample of Roman pizza bianca one day, and fresh figs wrapped in ham another, greatly added to that feeling of being welcome.

For anyone who likes to play in/around the pool, watch the sun set and listen to the cikadas while sipping on a glass of wine (a nice bottle of white was left for us in the cooler) and who does not mind having to get in the car every once in a while, this remote yet accessible apartment is for you.

In spring or autumn, this would be an obvious choice for a tranquil refuge during the nights while visiting Rome during the day.

We absolutely loved staying with you. Thank you for your hospitality Silvia and Mario, we hope to see you again.

  • Review Submitted: 25-Jul-2016
  • Date of Stay: July 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Every thing has been so easy because YOU ARE A WONDERFUL AND SPECIAL FAMILY! We will keep you in our hearts with much sympathy.....We really hope to see you again in the future! Silvia and Mario
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Vacances romaines

  • 5 of 5

Sylvia et Mario ont été des hôtes attentifs et chaleureux. Sylvia nous a dispensé de précieux conseils sur les belles visites aux environs de formello et nous a bien informé sur les accès à la ville de Rome. Nous avons passé une semaine agréable dans un appartement très bien tenu, confortable et bien équipé. La maison nous a offert la fraicheur des collines après la fournaise Romaine et les enfants ont largement profité de la superbe piscine : ils ont bien amélioré leur technique de plongeon ! Merci Sylvia et Mario pour le Bardolino d'accueil qui nous enchanté le gosier après nos longues heures de route. A la fraîcheur de la terrasse, il ne manquait plus que Mario qui sur son vespa de jeunesse aurait pu entonner un "funiculi funicula" napolitain... peut etre le fera t'il une prochaine annéee ? Encore merci à vous deux.

  • Review Submitted: 31-Oct-2015
  • Date of Stay: August 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Merci chers amis, c'est un grand plaisir de vous connaitre. Nous ésperons que , dans l'avenir, nous pourrons chanter avec vous quelques belles chansons italiennes....Mario e Silvia
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Wonderful house with lovely garden and view

  • 5 of 5

My parents, husbond and daughter (2 years old) stayed at Silvia and Marios place for a week i september. It was a great experience. You wake up in the morning with a view of the hills. Just outside is the garden which is wonderful.There is a very nice swimmingpool with a pool area. All very well kept. It felt very safe to stay there and Mario and Silvia was such wonderful hosts. We all recommend this place for anyone to visit.

  • Review Submitted: 15-Sep-2015
  • Date of Stay: September 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your lovely review. Mario and I have been very happy to have you and your special family as guests. Hope to meet you all again!
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Nearest Airport
52 Kilometres
Leonardo da Vinci Airport
Nearest Barpub
1 Kilometres
Bar Lay
Nearest Ferry
36 Kilometres
Civitavecchia port
Nearest Golf
9 Kilometres
Nearest Train
9 Kilometres
FL3 - Olgiata and La Storta Formello quick trains
Nearest Motorway
15 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
1 Kilometres
Donna Lucia
Nearest Beach
20 Kilometres
Trevignano, Anguillara, Bracciano Lake, Fregene
Car: necessary

Two words about Formello (20 minute walking from the house): Formello is a charming town with 12,855 people, only 20 km from Rome, at an altitude of 225 m above sea level. The name of Formello immediately betrays the origin of this town: the root of the name is precisely the Latin word forma, which means “water pipe”: the reference is, as a matter of fact, to the close network of hydraulic tunnels dug into the tuff found in the area relevant to the Etruscan town of Veii.

Formello is also the last village along Via Francigena before entering Rome, the spirtual goal of historical path crossed, since the middle age, by the pilgrims headed to the Holy places of Chistianity.

Steps from the house, you can deep in nature in the beautiful Valle del Sorbo, walking, biking, horse riding.

If you like Salt-free sun: Bracciano Lake, (less than 30 min far), with charming historical centres overlooking it, is quite large and with beaches equipped with facilities.

If you like to swim in the sea: Santa Severa is 50 min far, with its typical graysh, ferrous beach and sloping seabed that allows easy bathing for children, is an invitation to enjoy a relaxing day on the sand.

Relax in a SPA? The Terme di Viterbo “The Spa of the Popes” , 1 h e 4 min, offers therapeutic mud of a lovely volcanic lake and of the 20000 square metre pool. It will allow to immerse yourselves in water and nature both. Other spas can be found in the municipality of Canale Monterano, between Monti della Tolfa and Bracciano lake: “Terme di Stigliano” 56 min:

The road of Lazio cross the paths of faith. On the road that connects Viterbo to the coast of Tarquinia, in Tuscania (1 h e 12 min), stand the beautiful Romanesques churches of Santa Maria Maggiore and San Pietro. It is on these same roads and at these holy places that pilgrims stopped to rest on their way to Rome.

History and Fantasy: visit Viterbo ( 1 h ), capital of the province of Tuscia. Papal seat in the second half of 13th century, it still maintains a well kept medieval historical centre. For art lovers, the province also owns a valuable patrimony from Villa Lante di Bagnaia (1h ) to Caprarola (45 min), with the majestic Palazzo Farnese.

A “monstrous” beauty. Not far from Viterbo, we find Bomarzo (1h e 8 min), with its celabrated Garden of the Monsters. A luxuriant natural setting that houses gigantic statues of allegorical figures whose meaning is obscure, created by Prince Vicino Orsini, a unique intellectual of the late Renaissance.

Etruscans. Some of the most interesting remains of the Etruscan civilizations can be found in Cerveteri (51 min), the large necropolis is of great tourist interest. Tarquinia (1 h 23 min), instead, deserves a visit to its medieval quarter and underground tombs, some of them entirely decorated in fresco.

Visit 2000 years villas. Tivoli , Villa Adriana ( 43 min), built by Emperor Hadrian. Villa d’Este (51 min), dates from Renaissance and its greatest surprise is the vast Italian-style garden with its five hundred jests and fountains. Finally, Villa Gregoriana (50 min) and the waterfalls of the Aniene river that drop from its cliff, celebrated in late Renaissance Mannerist and Romantic painting.

Castles. Lazio region shows numerous fortified settlements, mostly situated on high grounds, an integral part of the cultivated areas that solved most of the probems of Rome’s food supplies. Among the best preserved “castrum”, the most noteworthy are the one of Bracciano (41 min), Anguillara (27 min), Santa Severa (55 min).


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday apartment in Formello, Rome & Lazio

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
1 Apr 2018 - 1 Jun 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £18 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £175.31
final cleaning £43.83

Special discount on 2 weeks rental.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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