|Minimum Stay||7 nights|
Ideally positioned well within Romeâ€™s city boundaries, Torretta di Bottazzi is a 16th century family estate with an ornate swimming pool and original watchtower offering wonderful views of the verdant, leafy nature park that surrounds.
This location offers a historic holiday home for up to 14 guests who desire the atmospheric countryside villa escape, but donâ€™t want the hassle of being stuck on some isolated estate out in the hills of Tuscany. At Torretta di Bottazzi you are just 15 minutes from the Vatican, and all the romance and allure of Romeâ€™s ancient city streets. And yet, as you look out from the bedrooms in the tower, breathing in the subtle aromas of pine that roll in the breeze, youâ€™ll see only a patchwork of fields and olive groves, dotted with rustic villas.
Staying in one of Romeâ€™s 13 nature parks, you are within a landscape of rich heritage where an astounding level of bio-diversity has been preserved. Come make friends with the donkeys, bunnies and newly hatched chicks, or go for walks in the same cork oak forests that Goethe explored on his â€˜Italian Journeyâ€™ 1780â€™s.
This holiday destination is truly an education for those of all ages, where you can be both enriched by the unchanging landscapes of the surrounding nature parks, and visit some of the most significant sights in European history in and around the great city of Rome.Torretta di Bottazzi is located within a nature park, just 20 minutes by bus from Rome's historic centre, stopping 100 metres from the front door.
Being within the Italian capital, you are close to a wealth of important historical attractions, and have convenient access to all the amenities you could possibly need.
The airport is a mere 10 kilometres away, and all shops around the house are within walking distance.
Parco de Medici Golf club at 8min drive.FCO intl airport at 10min drive. Grocery store 8min walking. Restaurant/pizzeria at 1,5km organized to pickup&return guest free.VILLA
Ground floor - Entrance - Double salon - Studio tv - Dining room that seats 12
First floor - Fully equipped kitchen - Double oven - 6 stoves - Large refrigerator - Dishwasher - Bedroom large bed and bathroom with shower.
Second floor - 2 bedrooms with large bed and bathrooms ensuite with showers and bathtub. - One bedroom with two beds and bathroom shower. - One bedroom with queen bed and single bed, bathroom with shower.
Groundfloor - Kitchen - Bathroom
First floor - Fireplace - Library - Living room
Second floor - Bathroom - Bedroom with 2 single bed
Third floor - Master bedroom.FacilitiesPrivate poolWi-Fi/Internet accessWi-FiUnder 1 hour to airportAll bedrooms en-suiteGround floor bed & bathIndoor gamesDVDWorking fireplaceHeatingCeiling fansCaretaker/owner lives on siteExtrasProperty hostTransfers includedMaid service available (at extra cost)Chef/Cook available (at extra cost)Butler available (at extra cost)Babysitting service available (at extra cost)Security guard
We must have been one of the biggest families to visit Torretta, a family of 17: two pairs of grandparents, 3 pairs of couples, and our 7 grandchildren from 8 to 18, but Ottavio assured us it would work out, and it did!. Torretta took us all in, with the warm embrace and under the watchful care of Ottavio, for 8 magical days around Christmas. The house, tower and grounds were lovely, spacious and comfortable. No pool in December, but the donkeys were lovely and Skipper excellent company! The 881 bus connection to the city works efficiently exactly as advertised. Coming back to Torretta after a full day of seeing sites was the perfect end to the day, complete with two birthdays, Christmas around the tree supplied by Ottavio, singing around the piano, preparing and enjoying dinners, and just relaxing. A once in a lifetime experience. Thanks Ottavio!
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