|Minimum Stay||2 - 30 nights|
Almost a Relais. Cozy ground floor apartment with air conditioning and garden 24/24 hot jacuzzi, 2 bedrooms with TV/ sat, free wi-fi and breakfast. Just 45 km off Rome (train st. and bus stop near by), attached to: Bracciano (castle and Lake)Km 4 away; Sea side: Santa Marinella Km 20 and Santa Severa Km 16; Tolfa Km 18; Cerveteri Km 10 (Etruscan tombs and necropolis); Civitavecchia (Commercial, Passenger and major cruise lines port) Km 25; Viterbo Km 30; Stigliano spas Km 3. The area has to be considered located in the heart of Low Maremma and Tuscia.
Car is not vital to commute to Rome due to the transportation facilities nearby the house.(train and bus stations).
The house was commissioned by my parents and the position has been chosen due to the multiplicity of connection to and from Rome (also train, buses) and for the presence of natural Spas and hot mineral water springs which are particular indicated to alleviate asthma symptoms and arthritis, etc. ('Terme di Stigliano' 10 mins. away and 'La Caldara').
The windows have insect/mosquito roller net shields.
Air conditioning is available for the two bedrooms and the living room.
A professional hot spa (Watkin's Hot Spring), for six people with aroma and chrome-therapy is available in the garden to chill out durung the day and under the milky way.
I just wanted to challenge myself experimenting to use the skills and the experience I have achieved during my life working for big companies such as Walt Disney World Co., Sheraton etc. to see if they would work on my 'petit' property. I believe I can let my guests having a relaxing chill out among cultural environment and in a famous area full of natural spas (Stigliano spa facility is only 10 mins. drive away), and Etruscan and Roman vestiges (Cerveteri Necropolis).
Even though I am a discreet host I might be always present to help my guests when they need suggestions and hints.
In case you are afraid to get lost driving around, I may lend you my Garmin and suggest you wonderful places to be seen.
The apartment is at the ground floor of a private property, the parking is inside, the area is very safe, due to the vicinity of the local police station located at the cross road down the street. The presence of sulfuric springs and mines is indicated to people with asthma and Roman spas vestiges. The bus stop to Rome and to Bracciano stops down the street, at 150 yds away from the property. The train to Rome, that takes about 1.20 hr/45 mins, is 1000 yds away with wide free and safe parking lot.
Train tickets to Rome cost €3.00 each way and by reaching Rome "Valle Aurelia Station", as gateaway to all Rome amenities trough Metro A inter-connection. Valle Aurelia Station is just two stops away from S.Peter Metro Station an 10 Mis. from Piazza di Spagna (Spanish Steps).
The sea side is 25 mins. drive: Santa Severa, with its wonderful fairy castle upon the cliffs, as well as the one in Santa Marinella, near by, where you can surf, kiting, windsurfing, snorkeling.
On the way back you can stop by one of the many natural spa facilities (La Ficoncella, Stigliano) and have a energizing hot bath.
Also Bracciano lake shore is very close to the property: less than 10 mins. drive (is reachable by bus too). Also on Bracciano Lake is possible to windsurf (only experts), diving and snorkeling, canoeing, kayaking (there are rental facilities).
If you like history, you may find interesting visiting Monterano Ruins, in Canale Monterano, a ghost city destroyed by the Napoleonic French Army invading Rome in 1779, with its stunning ruins of the Bernini's Altieri Palace and fountains.
At evening, after a meal in the garden, you may stargazing the moon while chilling out in the hot jacuzzi or participating at the many town Patronal Festivals in the vicinity, watching fireworks shows and contests by the lake shore or while dining on the lake cruise boat deck, either in one of the many restaurants and trattorie where you can tasting local wine and the Central Italian typical cuisine.
Het appartement ligt op een prachtige plek aan de rand van Manziana. Door Christian en Claudia werden we heel hartelijk ontvangen en zij hebben er alles aan gedaan om ons een heerlijke vakantie te verzorgen. Het appartement is keurig schoon, goed en zorgvuldig ingericht. Lekker ruim en van alle gemakken voorzien. In de heerlijke grote tuin is het ontspannen genieten van de natuur en de prachtige jacuzzi. Ook voor de BBQ zijn alle middelen voor een geslaagde avond aanwezig.
De regio is heel gemoedelijk, erg leuk centrum met grandioos uitzicht op het meer, waar je overigens lekker kunt zwemmen. Ook de kust is met 20 min te bereiken.
Het is heel eenvoudig om naar Rome te gaan met de auto en/of met openbaar vervoer. Kortom, een prachtige plaats, een heerlijk appartement en de echte Italiaanse gastvrijheid. Nogmaals bedankt Christian & Claudia en wat ons betreft tot volgend jaar! Knuffel van Juliëth.
We spent Christmas and New Year's at this lovely place in Manziana. It's close to Rome which makes visiting the eternal city easy; but far enough away to escape the hustle of the city. The apartment was very clean (the maid came twice during our 12 night stay), has two bathrooms and two large bedrooms and tons of storage space. The living room is large, bright and has a big fireplace. We used the hot tub almost every day (crazy Canadians!). Christian, our host, lives upstairs and was always available if we needed anything. The kitchen was well stocked with breakfast items, excellent coffee and all the equipment necessary to cook a big meal. Christian also brought us wine, fruit, chocolates and other Christmas goodies. He is the perfect host.
Manziana and Bracciano (about 5 min. drive) have all the amenties you need. There is an excellent grocery store just a 5 minute walk from the house. The train station is a 15 minute walk and trains to Rome are frequent and cheap (3 euros each way). A car is not 100% necessary but recommended so you can drive around the beautiful Lazio countryside and visit various hill towns. Like all visits to Italy, we simply couldn't see everything in 12 days so we'll just have to come back and stay in Manziana again. I would recommend this place to couples, small families and older travellers too because there are no stairs.
Thanks again to Christian for your wonderful hospitality.
John & Roxanne
I stayed in the rental apartment for three nights, and was met by friendly and English-speaking hosts (who live on the second floor) and a completely clean apartment. The kitchen was fully equipped, including basic groceries, and the bed was very comfortable. Both bathrooms were of great standard, including a bathtub. I came during the winter, but enjoyed both central heating and a big fireplace.
I am also very satisfied with the location. While the house is situated in a rural area, surrounded by a beautiful garden and nature, the local bus stop was only meters away, with easy access to Bracciano, with some really good local restaurants, and Rome.
I would definitely recommend this place, also for groups and families, since the house is safe, clean and fully equipped. Extra points for the English-speaking hosts, who were very helpful during my stay.
Het is een zeer ruime, in de zomer koele villa. Buiten voldoende schaduw en zon. Het ontbijt staat voor een hele week klaar in de koelkast en keukenkastjes (supermarktverpakking). Geef tijdig door aan de schoonmaakster of eigenaar of beheerder als je de samenstelling van het zelf te maken ontbijt wil wijzigen.
Goede supermarkt op loopafstand. Trein (goedkoop en snel) naar centrum Rome iets verder (30 min?) lopen. Auto kan binnen het hek in de schaduw worden geparkeerd.
Schoonmaakster komt 3 keer per week schoonmaken en opruimen.
Televisie met veel kanalen. Op het digitaal deel ook BVN (Nederlands).
De eigenaar woont zelf boven de villa. Wifi valt soms uit en werkt niet overal in de villa goed. Wij vonden het gezelschap van de 1 tot 5 katten wel amusant.
De villa ligt dicht bij een drukke weg in een soort van villawijkje, waarvan enkele villa's nog in aanbouw waren.
De eigenaar is erg service gericht en betrokken.
We waren hier 1 week met 5 volwassenen en 1 week met 3 volwassenen. Fantastisch weer. Prima verblijf.
Kees en Friederike uit Assen (NL)
When you get here, it's not so much a holiday rental, it's like visiting old friends. It is surely the friendliest place we have ever stayed at and spotlessly clean. The welcoming bottles of wine and the well stocked food cupboards were well received. Thank you Christian and Claudia for that and thanks to Adriano for his guidance and help when we needed it.
It is close to so many attractions and beautiful Italian towns and villages and the hot tub is great after a day's sight seeing.
We had a relaxing time in this comfortable and full optional apartment. The jacuzzi is just there when you fancy it. We warmly recommend this property!
By car: Highway 'A 12' (toll), from Fiumicino Airport direction Civitavecchia take the exit to Cerveteri, then turn left to Bracciano to Road 'SP 492 North; please, refer to attached google map.
By Train fm/to Rome: downtown Rome and its historic center(40/45 minutes/trip), main stops: Manziana, Bracciano, Balduina, S.Peter, Trastevere, Ostiense; Balduina and Ostiense are also Metro and bus terminal connection.
by bus from/to Rome: Terminus Rome Saxa Rubra connected to Piazzale Flaminio By 'Rome North Railway'.
Restaurants, wine tasting, local cousine (meat and fish), Bike hire, horse riding, sailing facilities in Bracciano Lake, Vico and Bolsena Lake. Close to the northern Rome sea side (S. Marinella, Santa Severa, Civitavecchia).
Close to natural spas facilities: Ficoncella, Caldara, Stigliano: please refer to our personal site (Google 'personal' map).
The apartment is dedicated to those people who need to rest and chill-out just among nature sport and leisure activities, spas, cultural environment, just a step away from cosmopolitan life.
|Fees||No additional mandatory fees|
|Refundable Damage Deposit||£172|
* Approximate monthly price. Actual pricing will depend on the days of the month you stay.