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Stunning Property In A Private XVII Century Borgo with Pool and Pool-House.

People11
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms5
Space 5,381 sq. ft.
Property type chateau / country house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

About the property

The Borgo can host up to 11 guests in 3 splendid apartments with private pool

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 powerful families of Marchesi And Counts. 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 private chappel, 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. A restaurant has open within the Borgo’s walls in the old Palace kitchens: Le Cucine del Borgo.

The lovely climate of Sabina allows tourists to visit all year round: for a long stay or just for weekends. Few areas throughout Italy offer such agreeable landscapes and peaceful sights. It would be a shame to miss the pleasures it has to offer: the intense green of holly oak woods and the round shaped mountains, the tints of the fields, the vineyards, the olive tree groves embellishing the hills, the hidden villages filled with history…

Those who get here would hardly leave. Who would want to leave when sitting on a terrace in front of a nice meal seasoned with the best olive oil, a lovely glass of wine, while enjoying a stunning sunset on the hills?

The Borgo can host up to 11 guests in 3 independent apartments all of them newly renovated with every modern comfort. The 3 apartments share the same garden and are all located at few steps from each others. The private Garden with Pool and Pool-house is rented together with the property.

The Appartemanto 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 bathrooms en suite. Both bedrooms have AC. From every window you can admire amazing views over the Tiber plain and the surrounding hills.

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.

The Torretta: A charming one bedroom apartment on 3 floors with a ravishing view from every window. The Torretta has a master bedroom with bathroom ensuite, a living room with a fireplace and a gourmet kitchen/dining room.

The Private Garden with the Pool and Pool House: The vast private garden above the Residence offers a Haven of peaceful beauty only few minutes walk through the village. From there you can enjoy 360 degrees of unspoiled view over the wooded hills, the Tiber Valley and Roccantica Castle. A cooling dip in the pool at sunset is unforgettable. The pool house has a bathroom with shower and a fridge and we provide all sorts of outside games: bocce, badminton set, balls, croquet set, tamburello.

Le Cucine del Borgo: The ancient kitchens of the Vicentini Marquesses’ XVII Century stately home now host the Borgo’s restaurant; an unique setting given the charm of the surroundings and the panoramic view offered over the green, unspoilt valley below, still well away from busy tourist routes. The Chef offers a wide ranging menu constantly adapting to the gradual changes of the seasons. Strongly influenced by local culinary tradition, the dishes offered show a creative interpretation of the food of the region. Christian, the manager, will be very happy to reserve the best table and give you a 10% discount as guests of the Borgo. It will be also possible to bring directly the meal to your apartment or to have cooking lessons in the morning. The charming bar below the restaurants offers great cocktails and sometime even cigars. Menu 20/30 €

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

Owner
Marzina Marzetti
Member since: 2014
Speaks English, French, Spanish, Italian
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
30 July, 2018

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday chateau / country house in Roccantica in Italy

Property Type:
  • chateau / country house
Meals:
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
Floor Area:
  • 5381 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
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 14 people
Bathrooms:
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • La Torretta - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
    bthr 1 La Mola - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
    Bthr 2 La Mola - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
    Bthr 1 Appartamento del Conte - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
    Bthr 2 Appartamento del Conte - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
  • All bathrooms are newly renovated.
Bedrooms:
  • 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.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Music Library
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Terrace
  • Garden
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • limited accessibility ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Chauffeur
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • festivals
  • forests
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • waterfalls
  • 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
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • tennis

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Stunning Property In A Private XVII Century Borgo with Pool and Pool-House.
average rating of 5.0 based on 11 reviews
5

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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5

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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5

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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5

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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5

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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5

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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Location

Nearest Airport
99 Kilometres
Fiumicino International Airport
Nearest Barpub
50 Metres
Within the property
Nearest Train
15 Kilometres
Poggio Mirteto Scalo
Nearest Motorway
22 Kilometres
A1
Nearest Restaurant
50 Metres
Within the property
Car: necessary

The “Sabina Tiberina” is the area overlooking the Tevere river valley in the northern Lazio characterized by the rare beauty of its landscape. This region is one of the most enchanting and distinguishing of central Italy.

The local economy revolves around the cultivation of olive trees, which strongly characterized the surrounding nature and results in the traditional and world-renowned production of extra virgin olive oil.

Moreover, the beauty of Sabina goes well beyond its trees and mountains. This region holds an important history and many testimonies of its past. In the southern area lays the picturesque Valle del Farfa, where the famous Farfa Abbey is located. This abbey is a symbol for European monasticism and Christian civilization; also a major outpost of the Church in medieval times. The existence of the estate is already attested in the age of Charlemagne and its origins are legendary. Here, literary and artistic works of inestimable value are conserved.

The historic patrimony of the Sabina Tiberina includes sabino-roman archeological sites, such as Eretum Cures, castles, hermitages, convents, abbeys (besides Farfa, the Santa Maria in Vescovio cathedral), and several smaller old towns.

Roccantica is among these fascinating hidden places. Its existence is documented since the year 792 under the name Fundus Antiguum as a possession of the powerful Abbey of Farfa.

From the year 864, due to the advance of the Saracens, the village was walled and the name changed into Fundo in Rocca (Rocca de Antiquo).

In the 1060, Roccantica was violently attacked by the supporters of Benedict X, the rival of Nicholas II, in the struggle for papacy and was bravely freed by Robert de Hauteville, ally of Nicholas II. The battle was hard and only twelve “Roccolani” survived. The Pope Benedict X rewarded them with the feoffment of the Rock and many privileges were granted to the Rocca de Antiquo.

Today, the lovely climate of Sabina allows tourists to visit all year round: for a long stay or just for weekends. Few areas throughout Italy offer such agreeable landscapes and peaceful sights. It would be a shame to miss the pleasures it has to offer: the intense green of holly oak woods and the round shaped mountains, the tints of the fields, the vineyards, the olive tree groves embellishing the hills, the hidden villages filled with history…

Those who get here would hardly leave. Who would want to leave when sitting on a terrace in front of a nice meal seasoned with the best olive oil, a lovely glass of wine, while enjoying a stunning sunset on the hills?

Roccantica is also the place to be if you want to visit Umbria, Tuscany and Rome. It is conveniently located at 65km north of Rome, 19km from the major A1 motorway, 10km from the train station of Poggio Mirteto (with trains deserving all of the major stations in Rome and Fiumicinoairport every 25mins).

Roccantica is only pedestrian and has a small shop for basics (open only in the morning) and a very good pharmacy. The restau

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday chateau / country house in Roccantica, Europe

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
2018
12 Jul 2018 - 31 Dec 2019
3 night minimum stay
£377
for 3 nights
From
£126
£879
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £51 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
£377
for 3 nights
From
£126
£879
 

Additional pricing information

For long term rentals one full cleaning of the apartments per week is included.

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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