Villa La Tartaruga Sabina offers more than a simple vacation. It offers a unique experience: the best of the countryside, the city and the Italian tradition in one location: convenient railway links and easy auto routes to ROME (30 min) make it possible to combine the rustic tranquility of a magical landscape with the excitement of the Eternal City.
The family who owns the villa has always nurtured and shared the pleasure of gathering with friends in the countryside for the family's most important festive occasions. It is in this tradition that the villa was created.
In the Winter of 2015, the villa underwent a major renovation and upgrade. A large new luxurious demonstration kitchen with multiple cook stations and new appliances has been built. The first floor with its 5 bedrooms has been completely renovated and upgraded to a luxury level. New furniture has been added.
EXTRA BEDS: up to 7 extra single beds can be added in the Villa and 25 beds available at b&b next door.
OPTIONAL WEDDING PACKAGES: the villa organizes wedding receptions and offers wedding packages for those looking for a special wedding overseas.
OPTIONAL FULL-INCLUSIVE PACKAGES, COOKING CLASSES & SIDE TRIPS AVAILABLE:
We can make the villa fully catered with cook, daily cleaning, specialty programs itinerary for cooking lessons, including gelato and pizza classes or just pizza parties using our outdoor wood-fired oven, olive oil tours, winery visits, Rome guided tours (either classic/standard or off-the-beaten-track tours), Ferrari rentals etc. all to all to provide a pampered experience, should the guests desire it.
Olive oil tour & tasting:
Visit to an ancient Roman olive grove and a modern olive mill. Learn what the Romans knew about growing olives 2000 years ago. Sample the fine oil lotions and soaps a local artisan produces. We will have a tasting of olive oils and come to understand not just how they are made but what makes an olive oil great.
Cheese tour & tasting:
Visit to a local artisanal buffalo cheese dairy to see and learn how buffalo milk cheese is made and for a delicious tasting of fresh buffalo cheese such as mozzarella, ricotta, stracchino, provolone.
Wine tour & tasting:
Visit to a regional winery that produces some of the best wines of Lazio to see and learn how wine is made, including wine tasting.
Palombara Sabina Medieval castle guided tour:
Private tour of the castle of Palombara Sabina, a medieval town near the villa overlooking the Sabine hills and valley. This is a rare opportunity to visit the castle and museum which is not normally open to the public. The museum hosts two amazing ancient Roman statues. Take time to explore the ancient town.
Tivoli guided tour:
Visit the beautiful and ancient hilltop town of Tivoli for a guided tour of the beautiful gardens of Villa d'Este, where you will be amazed at the ancient villa, gardens and fountains.
Rome guided tour:
We discover the secrets of Ancient Rome. In a special, guided tour of the city, we visit places not normally seen by tourists, making your visit very special and unique. Experience the Rome that the ancients and locals know, with a rare combination of art, culture and history in a very full day experiencing "la dolce vita”. Optional: Dinner at a private luxurious rooftop apartment in the historic center of Rome with breathtaking view of the entire city, including the presidential palace, the Trevi Fountain and many other monuments.
Villa La Tartaruga Sabina is a rare find!
For further details, please visit the villa’s website: www.latartarugasabina.com, our cooking school website www.lacucinasabina.com, or contact the owner.
VILLA GARDEN: Villa La Tartaruga Sabina is situated in a lush 2-hectare garden surrounded by hundred-year-old olive groves, cypresses, cedars, orange, cherry, and lemon trees as well as a wide range of flowers. Outside the fenced garden, there are 24 hectares of open field.
There is a covered terrace with several tables, chairs, and seating arrangements with couches. Within the landscaped garden is a gazebo with a table and chairs as well as a barbecue and wood-burning oven. There is a large swimming pool (20m x 10m) and private pool house with showers and a sauna. The pool is FENCED (photos were taking prior to fencing it).
Access to the villa is via a paved road three kilometers from the main road of Salaria and parking is available within the property grounds.
INTERIORS (800m2): The interior provides an atmosphere of art, culture, and appreciation for the finest that modern design has to offer, both stimulating the intellect and giving pause to reflect and relax in an environment made warm by the richness and elegance of its design details. The spacious living room has couches, a fireplace, satellite TV, and floor-to-ceiling glass windows that look onto the gardens. There is a separate dining room and attached to it a huge new luxurious kitchen with multiple cook stations and new appliances. On the ground floor a beautiful windowed gallery leads to a separate suite of three bedrooms that offers direct access to the garden. Each of the three bedrooms has a 200 cm king--sized bed that can split into twins and en-suite bathroom with sink, toilet, and shower.
A beautiful wooden staircase of 12 steps leads to five newly renovated bedrooms, each with 200 cm king--sized bed that can split into twins and en-suite bathroom with sink, toilet, and shower. Two of the five bedrooms upstairs are suites with en-suite bathroom with sink, toilet, shower and bathtub opening into the bedroom.
All 8 bedrooms are air conditioned and have tv. No need to miss the comforts of home!
COUNTRYSIDE & SABINA REGION: the villa is part of a 20-hectare private estate, with olive groves, cherry grove, a big pond. Staying at the villa is a great way of getting to know Sabina, the wonderful region north of Rome, a land of hills clothed with olive trees and oak woods, embraced by the Apennine Mountains and scattered with small medieval towns, castles and monasteries, rich with history, culture and nature, and only 30 minutes from the Eternal City.