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Stunning Property In A Private XVII Century Borgo.

Bedrooms 5
Space 4,305 sq. ft.
Property type chateau / country house
Minimum Stay 6 nights


About the property

The Borgo can host from 1 to 11 guests in 3 distinct splendid apartments

The Borgo is an elegant and noble palace at the edge of the medieval village of Roccantica. Built into a limestone cliff, it was designed by the architect Francesco Fontana in the seventeenth century. For centuries the Borgo has housed the powerful family of the Marchesi Vincentini, and later the Counts Robbio Tacci. It was also a stopover for pilgrims traveling to Rome and the nearby Franciscan shrines, and served as a fortress in times of tumult.

The Borgo is autonomous, a real private village within the village containing every amenity: the cellars, a brick oven, barns, a millstone, the church, the loggia of the pilgrims, an ancient water clock and even a theater. Its eighteenth century pensile garden has a special refined charm with its century old trees and the never-ending view over the Tiber Valley and Mount Soratte.

The entire complex is marked by history throughout the centuries and is renowned for its interesting architecture, which is proudly preserved. The elegance and luxury of the residence, its apartments and the enchanting nature of the Sabina countryside blend together harmoniously, creating a center of extraordinary beauty.

3 Apartments are available for rental all with equipped kitchen.

The Appartamento del Conte: A jewel from the late XVII century where every room is decorated with original frescoes. It has 2 large living rooms both with fireplace an amazing dining room a gourmet kitchen also with a fireplace and a panoramic terrace that you will never forget. The apartment has 2 double bedrooms with bathrooms en suite. From every window you can admire amazing views over the Tiber plain and the surrounding hills. The property has direct access to a breath-taking semi-private garden.

The Torretta: A charming little tower on three levels. It has a double bedroom, a shower room, a living room with a fireplace, and a spacious kitchen-dining room. All rooms have the most stunning view over the wooded hills and the Tiber plane. It is a perfect independent house for your guests or family.

The Mola: The old olive-press is now a spacious and comfortable two-rooms/two bathrooms apartment. The modernity of the decor has a pleasant contrast with its old walls and the ravishing master bathroom in the grotto makes the place unique.

It is also possible to rent, during the summer, a private garden with pool for 300 € a week. Please check availability.

The medieval village of Roccantica is only 50km north of Rome and conveniently situated at an hour drive from Fiumicino International Airport. A commuting train deserving the airport and all of the main stations of Rome stops near by.

The Staff at the Borgo is available for services like pick up at the airport, extra cleaning hours, catering private dinners, food and drink shopping, tours and even walking hikes among others. Please ask for prices.

More Details

Marzina Marzetti
Member since: 2014
Speaks English, French, Spanish, Italian
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
29 March, 2018


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday chateau / country house in Roccantica in Province of Rieti

Property Type:
  • chateau / country house
Building Type:
  • chateau / country house
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 4305 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible / Check-out: Flexible
  • Max. occupancy: 11
  • pets considered
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • smoking allowed ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • rural
  • village
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 14 people
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • La Torretta - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
    Bthr 1 Appartamento del Conte - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Jacuzzi , Bidet
    Bthr 2 Appartamento del Conte - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
    bthr 1 La Mola - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
    Bthr 2 La Mola - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
  • All bathrooms are newly renovated.
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 11
  • Bdr 2 Appartamento del Conte - 2 Single Bed , 1 Sofa bed/Futon , Maximum occupancy 3
    Bdr 1 La Mola - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Maximum occupancy 2
    Bdr 2 La Mola - 2 Single Bed , Maximum occupancy 2
    La Torretta - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Maximum occupancy 2
    Bdr 1: Appartamento del Conte - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Maximum occupancy 2
  • A total of 5 bedrooms In 3 different apartments. 2 doubles in the Appartamento del Conte, 2 doubles in the Mola and one double in the Torretta. All bedrooms have their bathroom en suite.
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • limited accessibility
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Chauffeur
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • festivals
  • forests
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • tennis


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(11 traveller reviews)

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Stunning Property In A Private XVII Century Borgo.
average rating of 5.0 based on 11 reviews

dimora signorile e delizioso giardino a gradoni

  • 5 of 5

Un soggiorno piacevolissimo in un posto incantevole nelle colline con il fascino dei secoli passati e le comodità di oggi. I nostri 2 adolescenti sono stati felici quanto noi !

  • Review Submitted: 20-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful apartment and location.

  • 5 of 5

Had a great holiday at il Borgo de Roccantica. Everything you needed at the apartment. Reminded us of a stately home. The views are breathtaking. You get a bit of exercise in the short walk up the hill to the pool but well worth it. A little bit of paradise

  • Review Submitted: 15-Aug-2016
  • Date of Stay: August 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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A truly amazing and beautiful property.

  • 5 of 5

What a lovely and relaxing place to unwind. It was a little cool when we arrived but Ali had the fire going and we were met with such a warm welcome. The property is very well appointed and we just loved it. The view from the balcony is spectacular. The place was clean and very well laid out. The service was outstanding from the start and although our friends were a little older they found it quite easy to get around the property. I wish we could have stayed longer. We will be back.

  • Review Submitted: 10-Dec-2015
  • Date of Stay: December 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great location with a magnificent view

  • 5 of 5

Very special place on a very special location. We loved the view and the old Italian village. And the swimmingpool! Thanks for all the care and kindness!

  • Review Submitted: 03-Aug-2015
  • Date of Stay: July 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wonderful stay!

  • 5 of 5

We spent a glorious week in this charming location. We rented the tower for my parents and stayed in the main apartment with its beautiful frescos, terrace and large, well equipped kitchen. We also hired the pool where we went every evening for a dip. It was 40 degrees Celsius daily! The apartment stayed cool and was a lovely place for the whole family. Roccantica is a beautiful, medieval village, built on a steep hill. The Borgo is not steep, but once you leave the enclosure if the Borgo, it is steps, steps, steps. This was challenging for my elderly parents in the heat, so we chose our activity time carefully. Highlights were lunch in Casperia ( Johnny 's Vigna at the entrance to the old town) and day trip yo Rome( very easy). Roccantica is a calm, quiet place. For my children, books, games and art were ways to pass the time when it was too hot outside. This apartment was a great place to relax and escape the heat. Special mention of Ali and the Countessa for their help and friendship. Highly recommended!

  • Review Submitted: 01-Aug-2015
  • Date of Stay: July 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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An Enchanting Property and superb touring base.

  • 5 of 5

We have no hesitation in rating this property as 5 star. Set in a prominent position at the forward edge of this mediaeval, hillside village, it has wonderful views to the south across attractive Lazio countryside. The apartment, which is kept immaculately clean, has all of the needs of modern living but also the fascination of beautiful old frescoes on the living room walls and ceilings and timeless furniture and fittings in two sitting room. The two bedrooms were comfortable and had the benefit of being at opposite ends of the apartment if privacy is valued. The kitchen had all necessary fitments and equipment (except, perhaps, a microwave - maybe the electrical system would not cope with one - we 'tripped' the main fuse on three or four occasions!). We realised that the apartment did not have a TV as advertised - we only wanted it on one occasion (to watch the European Cup Final - we went to watch it in a nearby bar) - doubtless one would have been provided if we had asked for it.

Sitting on the small terrace was a delight: there are stunning views across the nearby forested hills and, to the south-west, the isolated volcanic hills with their attractive ancient hilltop hamlets.

We also rented the garden and pool. This is separate from the apartment and perhaps not as easy to get to as the advertising information suggests. It is a beautiful spot in a surprisingly secluded position, given that it is surrounded by dwellings. However, the pool is very small and we only went to the garden once - any thoughts of 'a dip before breakfast' were outweighed by the effort involved in reaching it. It is certainly far more accessible to those renting the Tortetta (we didn't).

An attractive new restaurant, 'Le Cucine del Borgo', is located immediately below the apartment - it was opened to the public for the first time during our stay in Roccantica. We had two excellent meals there.

Roccantica provides an excellent base for visiting Rome: about 15 minutes by car to Poggio Mirteto Scalo railway station, then about 50 minutes on the train (which was always punctual). There are also many interesting and beautiful places to visit, all within an hour's drive from Roccantica.

Ali, who welcomed us to the apartment and ensured that we had all that we needed, suggested a few places to visit and a few more suggestions were provided in the Home Away briefing literature.

All-in-all, it was an outstanding holiday.

  • Review Submitted: 26-Jun-2015
  • Date of Stay: June 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
99 Kilometres
Fiumicino International Airport
Nearest Train
15 Kilometres
Poggio Mirteto Scalo
Nearest Motorway
22 Kilometres
Car: necessary


Prices & Availability

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

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
All year
31 Mar 2018 - 31 Dec 2018
6 night minimum stay
for 6 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 5 guests; add £57 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
6 night minimum stay
for 6 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 5 guests; add £57 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Property Damage Protection £70.72

These rates may change upon the choice of the apartment , the number of guests, the length of the stay. Please always enquire. These rates are based in the rental of l'Appartamento del Conte.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 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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