Since I have spent the past 53 years living in Italy and writing about special places to visit and stay, I am pleased to help friends and family choose accommodations in castles, farmhouse holiday places and family run hotels located in central Italy, far from the tourist routes. Other sites of interest include the Sacro Bosco of Bomarzo, Civita di Bagnoregio and historic garden centers where fine wines and books are also available.
A lovely new vacation apartment awaits visitors, especially those who love Renaissance gardens. Located a few steps from the entrance of Villa Lante in Bagnaia, just outside Viterbo, La Casa del Vignola is a two bedroom gem perfect for friends or a family. It is located on the first and second levels of a small palazzetto with views to the Renaissance gardens and the nearby local train station. From here a vintage electric train connects Bagnaia with other towns:Rome, Civita Castellana, Vignanello (Castello Ruspoli and gardens ) and Viterbo. A perfect situation for non-driving visitors looking for “slow travel” and a taste of laid back country living. For more photos and contact check out their Instagram and Booking.com page. Direct contact email@example.com (alloggio turistica)
For a romantic getaway or family vacation in a pastoral, quiet area of Italy’s green heart region, we are happy to recommend the magnificent Castello di Giomici.
Dating from the 11th century, the castle includes two medieval towers and a frescoed chapel. It has been carefully restored preserving all its historical and architectural features.
This beautiful Umbrian castle has self-catering apartments for holiday rentals and it can also be rented
entirely for a special event, wedding or family reunion. Your hosts are the Balestra family who produce wine on their large estate. Guests can wander through woodlands, olive groves and vineyards that cover the 160 hectare estate.
Towns close to the castle are Assisi, Gubbio and Perugia while Orvieto, Spoleto Todi and Viterbo are about an hour away.
Check out the website http://www.castello-giomici.com for more information
Historic hunting lodge of the noble Chigi Albani family, now a 4 room luxurious B&B with frescoes by Pietro Paolo Cennini, rooms decorated with stucchi, 1720s views of Rome, painted mirrors and blue Delft tiles. Perfect for lovers of art and history .
Your hostess Maria Luisa prepares magnificent breakfasts eaten on the terrace with views across the Tiber valley or, in winter, in front of the fireplace.
Soriano has been a getaway place for Romans since the popes and cardinals established summer villas in the 16th century and now Casina degli Specchi’s swimming pool makes it even better.
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