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Luxury Stunning Villa with Private Pool in Rome Countryside

Bedrooms 8
Space 6,458 sq. ft.
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


About the property

15 persons - 8 bedrooms

Villa Santa Cristina is situated on top of a hill, from where one can admire the breathtaking surrounding landscapes, gradually leading to the vineyards and olive groves.

The villa has an area of 600 square meters and is made up of three floors, all accessed with a lift.

A large terrace with gazebo, furnished with tables and chairs for pleasant outdoor dining, gives easy access to a beautiful lush garden which leads to the pool.

The pool, (14m x 7m and is 1.20m to 3m deep), is only 50m distance from the villa, and is located over an extensive lawn that surrounds the entire terrace area.

Three hours of daily made service included in the price.

Inside the villa: Flat TV, SKY, free Internet broadband, stereo, DVD, iPod speakers, fireplace, billiards, tennis table.

Available free of charge to our guests, is a very beautiful tennis court and five-a-side football with artificial turf. Rackets and balls are also supplied. (These facilities are not at exclusive use)

History of the Villa: The Santa Cristina Estate belongs, for many generations, to one of the most old aristocratic family in the Sabina, the counts Orsolini Cencelli.

The main Villa, Santa Cristina, was built in the second half of the 18th Century. Its ancient walls have been through periods of ancient and recent history. In fact, in the land adjacent to the villa, there are several archaeological finds dating back to the second century BC., the Etruscan period, and which now form part of the collection of the Museum of Magliano Sabina

During World War II it was used as a hospital by German soldiers.

After the War, Count Valentino Orsolini Cencelli retired to his private life there. He was the father of the present owner, and was a famous Italian politician of the '30s, best known for directing the draining of the Pontine Marshes, and for founding the cities of Sabaudia and Latina.

Services available on request: Upon request, Villa Santa Cristina offers a full range of extra services:

- Transfers to and from the Airport (Fiumicino and Ciampino)

- Excursions Service

- Guided tours of Latium, Umbria and Tuscany

- Tickets reservation for Museums and Theatres

- Catering

- Baby-sitter

- Wine and oil tasting

- Mozzarella and local cheeses tasting

- Italian coking lessons

Weddings: There are certain places that seem to be purposely created to make special occasions even more memorable.

A breathtaking view, a lush garden, classy and impeccable surroundings , and an exclusive service catering to every detail. Tenuta Santa Cristina offers all this and more.

The Santa Cristina Estate can place at your disposal the services of Wedding Planning that will cater for and organize all this on your behalf .

You will have nothing else to do but to eagerly await that wonderful celebration day, which we will have prepared for you, to arrive .

We can, on order, provide the following services:

• Council and church preparations and documentation ( even for foreigners ).

• Catering services.

• Flower arrangements.

• Live band, music .

• Child minding and animation.

• Menu printing.

• Photographic sessions.

• Make-up and hairstyling.

• Car / coach transport for the guests.

More Details

Member since: 2001
Speaks English, French, Italian
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
9 July, 2018

Guestbook comments from the owner

Nous avons passé un séjour très agréable dans une villa superbe, ombragée d'arbres centenaires et jouissant d'une vue merveilleuse. L' accueil est très chaleureux, le domaine et la villa sont extrêmement bien tenus, et nous avons pleinement profité de la piscine, du tennis ... Magliano Sabina et Calvi del'Umbria, les deux villages proches sont charmants et leurs habitants d'une grande gentillesse . Connaissant déjà la merveilleuse Orvieto, Nous avons découvert Viterbe, et de nombreux autres villages et lieux et paysages pleins de charme et surprenants, peu connus. Des lieux choisis, peu de touristes (sauf italiens) : grands habitués de la Toscane "doc" et de l'Ombrie très fréquentées, nous avons apprécié notre chance . Nous espérons renouveler l'expérience !. Grazie ancora .
Aug 2011
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Magliano Sabina in Province of Rieti

Property Type:
  • villa (detached)
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 6458 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 15
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
Location Type:
  • rural
  • village
  • Farm Holidays
  • Luxury
  • Activities Guide
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Computer Available
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 15 people
  • 6 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1-1st floor - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bidet
    Bathroom 2-1st floor - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
    Bathroom 3-1st floor - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bidet
    Bathroom 4-2nd floor - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bidet
    Bathroom 5-2nd floor - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bidet
    Bathroom 6-3rd floor - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bidet
  • 8 Bedrooms, Sleeps 15
  • Bedroom 1-1st floor - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 2-1st floor - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 3-1st floor - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 4-1st floor - 1 Single Bed
    Bedroom 5-2nd floor - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 6-2nd floor - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 7-2nd floor - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 8-3rd floor - 2 Single Bed
  • All single beds can be transformed in double beds.
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Patio
  • Tennis Court
  • Terrace
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • forests
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • swimming
  • tennis
Available free of charge to our clients, is a very beautiful tennis court and five-a-side football with artificial turf. Rackets and balls are also supplied. (These facilities are not at exclusive use).


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Luxury Stunning Villa with Private Pool in Rome Countryside
average rating of 5.0 based on 10 reviews


  • 5 of 5

We booked this awesome place the week of June 14, 2014 for a 50th birthday party. Friend and family joined us and it was one of the best places we ever stayed!! We are going to see if there is any available date in 2018!

  • Review Submitted: 11-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Kelly! Thank you for your kind words! We are really looking forward to see you again in 2018!
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Wonderful villa with exceptional views

  • 5 of 5

Santa Cristina is a magnificent villa on a grand scale. It sits on top of a hill with glorious views in all directions. We enjoyed breakfast on the terrace in the early morning sun followed by a game of tennis. The tennis court is in good condition and just at the end of the garden. The swimming pool is large and offers plenty of space for sunbathing. For lunch we enjoyed excellent food at very reasonable prices in nearby pizzerias and trattorias. Pizzeria Belvedere is 500m away and well worth a visit. In the evenings we spent all our time in the Games Room which provided endless entertainment with a pool table, table tennis and great board games. The villa is filled with interesting historical artefacts. Showers could do with an overhaul but everything is clean and well laid out. We would love to go back!

  • Review Submitted: 06-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We were a group of friends , in our early sixties, wishing to relax in the autumn and visit Latium, away from he madding crowds.

The Villa was exactly what we wanted : comfortable , cosy, with a wonderful terrace overlooking the vineyards .We had diner there every night , surrounded by the silence of the country.

We had hired 2 ladies , who did beds , cleaning and breakfast and it was great.

The Pizzeria next door is fantastic and rural

We also ordered meals and bought food at the Angeli , next door in Berardelli and that was supreme.

When we arrived , everything was clean and ready and we liked the welcome pack.

In short , we all want to return !

  • Review Submitted: 04-Dec-2016
  • Date of Stay: September 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Absolutely Magnificent Holiday Home.

  • 5 of 5

Words cannot express how magnificent this villa is! The villa is absolutely stunning and the grounds beautifully kept. Numerous bedrooms make this an ideal property for larger groups. The pool and BBQ area (with its own kitchen and changing/ toilet rooms) gave us many, many happy hours. Within 50 minutes you can be in Rome or at the coast. The views are simply stunning. The lift was an added bonus for my sister who has mobility problems. The local village has all the facilities you might need, including two very good and reasonably priced supermarkets. There are several reasonably priced restaurants all just a short drive away. The wonderful games room also gave us many hours of entertainment. The daily maid service is also an added bonus, and totally unobtrusive. Fresh towels and bedding replenished frequently, even in the pool house, made life so much easier.This holiday was a slice of Heaven on Earth!!! Every description of this villa is accurate ( in fact so much more was offered than described) The property is lovely and clean and well maintained with numerous interesting facts about the house displayed for your perusal. Daniella is an absolute treasure and Laurentia so lovely and easy to deal with. The response to questions always prompt with excellent customer service. I would definitely recommend this property to family and friends and can't wait to return!

  • Review Submitted: 28-Nov-2016
  • Date of Stay: August 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your kind words, we try to do our best to let our guests spend a pleasant stay. We really hope to welcoming you again!
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Amazing stay!

  • 5 of 5

We had an amazing stay at Santa Cristina. First, the 360-view is just breathtaking. Second, both the house and the garden are really nice and comfortable. The pool is big and perfect for kids. Finally, you have so many activities to do in the area - discover Mozarella factories, visit small towns... Also, whenever you need something, you can always count on the help of the landlords!

We really loved our stay at Santa Cristina!

  • Review Submitted: 19-Nov-2012
  • Date of Stay: May 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Sophie, thank you very much for your kind words. We really hope to see you and your family again in Santa Cristina!
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Great Vacation

  • 5 of 5

We came , our family and some friends

We were desperately seeking sun and rest after a rather busy year

The villa was spotless , as advertised

Our hosts were welcoming

We used Santa Cristina as a base to visit Rome , a mere hour away

We started early and were back for a lazy lunch at about 15,00

Afternoon in the pool and/or visiting places around Magliano

Very good italian food at GLI ANGELI that also has a superb restaurant

Nice Pizzeria close to the villa

I would definitely recommend Santa Cristina to friends & plan to return

I almost forgot : what is striking is the silence , the peace

The view on the olive trees , grapes and surrounding hills is also very nice

  • Review Submitted: 30-Oct-2012
  • Date of Stay: June 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
90 Kilometres
Fiumicino International Airport
Nearest Barpub
2 Kilometres
Pizzeria with local food
Nearest Train
10 Kilometres
Civita Castellana / Magliano Sabina
Nearest Motorway
10 Kilometres
Motorway A1 Rome - Florence
Nearest Restaurant
4 Kilometres
'Ristorante degli Angeli' 5 star restaurant
Car: recommended

Villa Santa Cristina is situated in Lathium, in a very convenient position perfect for sightseeing Rome but also Umbria and Tuscany.

The Estate is at 5 km from the village of Magliano Sabina, in the heart of the enchanting Sabina Region. Thirty miles north-east of Rome and untouched by mass tourism, this territory is still authentic and unspoilt. Its landscape of gentle hills where agriculture is in perfect harmony with the surrounding nature, is scattered with Roman villas, medieval castles, churches and abbeys.

Along pleasant country roads, you can easily reach breathtaking places still little known by tourism.

The motorway A1, at a few miles, gives instead easy and quick access to some of the most important artistic sites of central Italy, such as Viterbo, Orvieto, Spoleto, Perugia and also Arezzo, Florence and Siena.

Rome itself is just a few miles away, and very easy accessible, in less then one hour, by train or car


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday villa in Magliano Sabina, Rome & Lazio

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
High Season
30 Jun 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Mid Season
1 Sep 2018 - 26 Oct 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Low Season
27 Oct 2018 - 21 Dec 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £883.15

- Xmas, New Year, Easter Week = €4000week

Price includes:

- Gas, electricity, bed linens, bath towels, swimming pool towels.
- Use of the tennis court, five-a-side football ground and table tennis
- Wi-Fi (24h)
- Final cleaning
- Welcome Pack (milk, water, wine, oil, bread, butter, eggs, biscuits, salt, sugar, tea, coffee and jam).
- 3 hours daily cleaning (Mon-Fri)
- Cost of heating €50/day

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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