A Medieval defence and a watch tower, then a Franciscan convent and now a beautifully restored country mansion – this is San Francesco, our prestigious property located near Viterbo, the very heart of Tuscia, only a few miles from some of the major Central Italian art cities such as Rome, Florence, Siena, Orvieto, Assisi, Spoleto and more.
Accommodating up to 18 guests in 8 large, bright, comfortable double and triple bedrooms all en-suite (one in an annex - reserved for larger-than-16 groups), a fully furnished kitchen-dining area, a beautiful lounge, a great patio with a bread-baking oven, excellent antique and craft furniture and decoration, timber ceilings, cotto floors, open fireplaces and more, the house sits on top of a hill and is surrounded by several acres of farmland. There we grow organic corn, beans, grain and olives, make pure extra-virgin olive oil and also breed horses, donkeys and Maremmana cattle. Within the boundaries of the property the remains of an Etruscan village – Acquarossa, 5th century b. C. – are interspersed with some Etruscan tombs and grottoes that can be seen as they were excavated by King Gustav Adolf of Sweden back in the 60’s and 70’s. A dramatic view over the valley with several streams surrounding the entire property and the Roman city of Ferento with the Cimini mountains in the background complete San Francesco’s breathtaking landscape.
Thanks to a large, shady patio featuring a barbecue, a wonderful, newly-built swimming pool, chairs and tables and plenty of room both outside and inside our guests can enjoy al-fresco dining, fun and relax at their best. Quiet and pastoral atmosphere, wonderful walking trails and a wide variety of interesting locations with art, antique stores, typical markets, wineries and excellent restaurants in the vicinities make of San Francesco one of the most charming country houses in the area, the ideal headquarters to thoroughly explore one of the most interesting and fascinating regions in Italy.
San Francesco is located 6 kms. north of Viterbo on the Teverina road and is conveniently accessible from the A1 highway – exit Orte – and the Viterbo speedway.