If you are looking for a sun-drenched and culture-filled holiday, the place to go is Italy. At the same time, there is no better place to taste the delights of the dolce far niente, sweet indolence. Our luxury farmhouse Podere Tina is the ideal place for it.
La Tina is located on a hilltop in the extreme north of the province of Lazio, bordering on Tuscany and close to Umbria. The hilltop where the former farmhouse, the stables and the swimming pool are located offers a glorious panoramic view of the undulating historical landscape, the reservoir at the foot of the hill and the mountains on the horizon.
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Podere Tina marries antique with modern. Wherever possible, traditional building methods and local materials were used for the restoration: terracotta floors, wooden ceiling beams, whitewashed plastered walls and some antique detailing.
The quest for historical authenticity in no way confines comfort and tasteful luxury. This is apparent in the furnishing of all our apartments, which are fitted with central heating and have facilities for telephone, fax and the Internet. They are also equipped with a stereo, video and satellite television.
The farm comprises two separate luxury apartments: Tinaia on the ground floor, with a wine room (Cantina) and veranda (Portico) and Pergola on the top floor. The stable has been converted into the small apartment Vignaiola, and can be extended with a bedroom due to the adjoining multi-use space. Special facilities make this room suitable for people with disabilities.
The downstairs apartment Tinaia is a large living space on the ground floor, suitable for up to five individuals plus an infant or a toddler. It has a living room with a fireplace and a kitchen. There are also two spacious bedrooms for two and a single room. Furthermore, Tinaia also has two large bathrooms with bath, shower and toilet, one bathroom with a shower, two separate toilets, a cantina and a portico.
The kitchen is equipped with an electric oven, a gas stove, a fridge with freezer, a microwave and a dishwasher. A mixer, toaster, juicer and coffee machine are also present. The square dinner table seats eight, and can be converted into a large round table seating twelve.
Two small steps take you from the kitchen into the living room with a fireplace, where you can relax on the sofa, in either of the two easy chairs or at the writing desk. A book case, satellite TV with video, a telephone and Internet access provide plenty of distraction. An extensive list of wines, grappas and olive oils on offer in the cantina may give you some ideas.
Tinaia has two spacious bedrooms with wardrobes and cupboards. One room has a double bed. A door takes you through to the adjoining bathroom with two basins, a bath, a shower and a toilet.
The other bedroom has two single beds, and room for a carrycot. The accompanying bathroom, also having two basins, a bath, a shower and a toilet can be accessed from the corridor.
At the end of the corridor is another separate toilet, and a side corridor which leads to a second single bedroom with a wardrobe, a bathroom with a basin, a shower and a separate toilet. A door leads to the cantina, which was originally used for wine storage. The side corridor can be locked off to create a self-contained unit.
Pergola is a spacious apartment on the first floor with several rooms for up to five people and one infant or toddler. There is a kitchen-diner and a living room, both with a fireplace. The two bedrooms, one for two and one for three people, each have their own bathroom with a bath, shower and toilet. There is also another veranda and a separate toilet.
The kitchen and dining room
The kitchen is equipped with an oven, a stove, a fridge with freezer, a microwave and a dishwasher. A mixer, toaster, juicer and coffee machine are also present. A large antique fireplace gives the spacious kitchen real character. The large dining table with a wooden bench seats a twelve. The kitchen has all possible luxuries, including TV, telephone and Internet access.
In the large, stylish living room, two sofas, an armchair and an antique writing desk create a cosy atmosphere. An extensive list of wines, grappas and olive oils on offer in the cantina may give you some ideas. There is also satellite TV and video, a stereo, telephone and fax, as well as Internet Access.
Pergola has two spacious bedrooms with wardrobes and cupboards. One room has a double bed. A door takes you through to the adjoining bathroom with two basins, a bath, a shower and a toilet. The other bedroom has two single beds and a third trundle bed. A hall gives access to the bathroom and a separate toilet.
The veranda gives an unrestricted view of the surrounding landscape and the pozzo with the swimming pool. A wooden table and benches for eight make it a comfortable place to be. The veranda leads on to the kitchen-diner.
The vignaiolo, a former stable, is now a fine two or four person apartment. A herb garden decorates the main entrance, and on the side of the apartment is a terrace shaded by a pergola, offering a stunning view.
The living room with fireplace has room for up to four people plus one infant or toddler. Satellite TV with video, a stereo, a telephone and Internet access provide plenty of distraction. A carrycot, high chair and infant bath are provided. The living room leads into the kitchen.
The kitchen is equipped with an electric oven, a gas stove, a fridge with freezer, a microwave and a dishwasher. A mixer, toaster, juicer and coffee machine are also present. The dining table seats four.
The apartment can be extended by using the separate-access multi-use space. There is a sofa bed that sleeps two, television with video, a stereo, telephone and Internet access, as well as a bathroom with shower and toilet, adapted for people with disabilities.
Extension of the apartment is possible by making use of the multifunctionel space with it's own entrance. There is a bench which can be turned into a bed for two persons and there is a television, a dvd player, a telephone and an Internet connection. There is also a bathroom with a shower and toilet wich is also arranged for persons with a handicap.
Open-air swimming is a wonderful experience, especially when you get the feeling that you are swimming in the surrounding landscape beneath a Tuscan sky. The oval, 7 metre by 15 metre pool has stairs on one side, with the bottom sloping off to a depth of 2.5 metres. There is a open shower next to the pool. The wide, stone terrace around the pool is ideal for sunbathing on the luxury sunbeds with soft cushions.
And when the sun gets too hot, you can linger in the shade of the pergola, with a cool drink from the small bar, or a snack from the grill barbecue. At night, the swimming pool is atmospherically lit.
A gardener comes twice a week to maintain the garden and clean the pool. Depending on the weather, the pool is open from the middle of May to the first week of October.