Sleeps: 10 + 2
Total bedrooms: 5
Total bathrooms: 6
Outside dining area
Peak season: Euro 4000
High season: Euro 3500
Mid-season: Euro 3150
Low season: Euro 2800
This large luxury villa for rent, built on the remains of a XI century church, has been recently and totally renovated, becoming a comfortable holiday home. It features stunning views, overlooking the natural reserve of Lake Corbara, and far away you can recognize the shape of famous Orvieto Cathedral.
Tenuta del Lago sets in strategic location from which to explore Umbria, Lazio and Tuscany. In the immediate area you can find Bolsena town and its lake with restaurants and shops, Capodimonte, Montefiscone and the Monaldeschi fortress, Civita di Bagnoregio and Orvieto. All of these make for interesting and fun day trips.
Lake Bolsena lies on the border between Lazio and Tuscany, an area famous as being the center of Etruscan settlements until the 7th Century BC. It is the largest volcanic lake in Europe and started forming over 370,000 years ago. After an eruption land collapsed to create the crater which now forms the floor of the lake. The two islands, Bisentina and Martana, were created by two further underwater eruptions that followed the first. The lake is in a beautiful valley that is open from Forello gorges.
Corbara Lake is part of the protected area of the Tiber River Park, where you can spot beautiful specimens of herons and other species of small and rare birds rare to find shelter in the lush vegetation in the park river. Regarding fauna there's the presence of deer and mouflon. In the southern sector there are olive groves and vineyards of great interest.
The most upstream part is full of tall forests, the flora has a large number of precoius species.
For lovers of nature you can stroll along the banks of the lake, visit the Forello Gorge, karst bays carved by the Tiber and the beautiful caves which open on the sides of the lake where you can go caving, among which the Grotta Bella and the Cave of the Plain.
DESCRIPTION OF THE PROPERTY
Tenuta del Lago is provided with all comforts and refined furniture. It will ensure an unforgettable experience for both nature lovers and sophisticated travelers. The country chic interiors moreover provide all comforts and furnishings a guest could wish for. Furthermore this villa has been published among the most prestigious interior design magazines.
The villa spreads across on two levels. On the ground floor there is a large living room (140 sqm) with wood floors and high wood beam ceilings. It also features a large dining table which can sit up to 10 people, ideal for your Italian dinners. A big fireplace moreover dominates the center of the room, where you can relax on a comfortable sofa, watching a movie on the 42″ flat TV. The third area of this large room is also composed of three sofas (one is a double sofa bed) with a tea table. The living room looks out onto the garden through two large glass doors. This area is covered by Wi-Fi access.
The beautiful and fully equipped kitchen of this Umbria swimming pool villa is ideal to cook and to enjoy breakfast all together. There is also a wooden square table in the middle of the room, overlooking an unforgettable panorama. It is moreover equipped with a big fridge/freezer, a 5-burner gas stove, oven, dishwasher, 2 sinks and all the necessary cooking tools.
A long corridor with a service bathroom leads you to the sleeping area. This area is on two levels. On the first level there are two double master bedrooms. In the first bedroom there is an antique king size canopy bed, flat 21″ TV, ensuite bathroom with a large grotto style shower. Furthermore, the second bedroom has an antique super king size wrought iron bed and an ensuite bathroom with a large bathtub made with blue mosaics.
A flight of steps leads you up to the second level, where you can find two bedrooms and a beautiful terrace. From this level there is a breathtaking view. The third bedroom features a king size canopy bed and a Napoleonic copper bathtub in the middle of the room, a 21″ flat TV and it has ensuite bathroom. A desk and an antique Russian stove enrich this beautiful room. The forth bedroom has two large single canopy beds, a desk and chair, a library and an ensuite bathroom. There is a fifth room, with ensuite bathroom and its own private courtyard, close to the living room. It has its own flat 21″ TV and a king size bed.
Tenuta del Lago has 10 hectares of private land, with 1000 secular olive trees. To reach the villa you drive through a charming cypress road leading to a well groomed garden with a pond and an elegant stone swimming pool. Fruit trees beautify the garden and the hen-house will thus provide you fresh eggs every morning. Beside the villa there is also an oak wood, ideal for gathering mushrooms or just for a walk.
From every corner of the garden you can enjoy amazing views of the Umbrian countryside.
Notes: the villa has a caretaker that lives permanently in the property, in a separated dependance. He will welcome guests to stay and will take care of the park and pool during the holiday.
Lake Bolsano area rarely floods with tourists. The town of Bolsena itself is a lakeside town that is very pleasant and moonlights as a resort. The lakeside towns are famous for their beautiful gardens and the lake area holds an annual flower festival that is really quite delightful!
The town of Bolsena is best-known for the legend of The Miracle of Bolsena. In the mid 13th Century a polish priest passed through here on his way back from a pilgrimage to Rome. Saying mass at the Chiesa Santa Christina, blood started to trickle from the holy Host. A year later, the Pope, having heard and verified the facts to his satisfaction, instituted the feat day of Corpus Christi. Today, many visitors to the town still visit the church in remembrance of these events.
Nestled between two regions with different but equally delicious gastronomic cultures, the cuisine of the lake and its surroundings is truly exquisite!
Though there is no train station nearby, buses leave to and from Viterbo. There are also plenty of roads which give you easy access when arriving by car.
Umbria has a green and hilly territory with olive groves and vineyards, rich in art cities and quaint towns.
Placed in Central Italy between Rome and Florence, Umbria is a region rich in history and culture, from the hilly landscape with olive groves and vineyards, and dotted with historic villages and artistic cities such as Perugia (important international University Centre), Spoleto, Orvieto, Todi, Assisi, Spello, Orvieto and others.
Umbria delights its visitors with a stunning natural beauty and a rich cultural heritage. Local truffles, olive oil, asparagus, funghi porcini, and famous Sangiovese wines will ensure food lovers will be in for a treat when visiting one of the region’s many excellent restaurants.
The climate is mild with temperatures in winter rarely fall below zero degrees and summer temperatures around 25 to 35 degrees.
The region is the scene of major cultural events throughout the year (such as the Festival dei Due Mondi in Spoleto and Umbria Jazz) and many other folk events which, especially in summer, enliven small and large centers of the entire territory.
WHAT TO DO DURING THE STAY...
RENTAL RATE - minimum stay 1 week with Saturday changeover day, save exceptions
• Welcome pack and toiletries • Linens and bathrooms change once per week with quick cleanings • Utilities (except for heating) • internet wifi
Does not include
• Final cleanings 100 euros payable locally • Heating, if used, has to be metered and paid locally • extra services (cooking service extra change of linens and towels, extra cleanings) • events, like weddings or birthdays with participants in addition to those that have rented the villa, can take place in the villa and the park. Extra accommodations in the nearby area. Event planner and catering are available on demand, please equiry. For large events an event fee may be asked, that will depend on the number of guests and kind of event.
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