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Rural villa with breathtaking view, private garden and swimming pool

Overview

Property

Updated: 28-Sep-2016
Close to Bolsena lake, Rome and Tuscany

Situated in the valley of Civita di Bagnoregio, 'the dying city' and surrounded by the peace and tranquillity of the countryside, it is the perfect place to relax, enjoy good food and local wines and explore the area.

The old farmhouse has been renovated with great attention to its original features and using traditional materials. However, it has everything you may need for a comfortable holiday, including Wi-Fi and Satellite TV. The large living room is an ideal meeting point for meals, creative and cultural activities during rainy or colder days, while the basaltina table seating 8-10 people on the terrace near the garden offer a wonderfull place where to sit till late in hot summer nights. We extended all garden furnitures (top quality from UNOPIU) - a wooden table with wooden seats and a huge umbrella on the terrace - a comfortable hammock to place wherever you want and three deck-chairs next to the already offered sun beds.

We will organize sailing and motorboat, bicycle and E-bike renting for you, too.

From 2017 on you can book also a cookery course in our villa: you assist the local cook and we all have dinner together with excellent wines from our region.

Also new is the airport service - we pick you up and bring you back (max. 8 people) and you'll find a hired car on Portiglione for your holidays.

Not enough - from 2015 on we offer guided tours to some very interesting places in this area with Serena, a licensed tour guide by the Tourism Department of Viterbo's Province.

Natural Tours

The nature tours are ideal for those who love contact with nature, just walking, with two short breaks and explanation of the territory included. There are  two optional nature tours.

 

REF. 1N) Bolsena - Citerno - Vena - Bolsena

This itinerary takes us along a stretch of the Via Francigena and arrive at Turona Park The place of departure and arrival is Bolsena, in Piazza Matteotti where the guide awaits you at the agreed time. The distance is about 12.6 km, round trip, with a medium difficulty, a road partly paved and partly gravel, calculating a travel time of about 2h 40 '

REF. 2N) Bolsena -  Pantanesca - Bolsena

This tour, once the shoulders leaving the village of San Rocco, allows you to get up to 500 meters above sea level, enjoying a dominant view of Lake Bolsena. The place of departure and arrival is Bolsena, in Piazza Matteotti where the guide awaits you at the agreed time. The distance is about 10.5 km round trip, with a medium difficulty, a road partly paved and partly gravel, calculating a travel time of about 2h 40 '

Clothing: comfortable shoes, breathable clothing, sunglasses, hat or bandana, a small backpack or fanny pack.

Religious Tour

 

REF. 1R) Bolsena-  Civitale's hill -Bolsena

This tour allows you to meet many churches until the return, pausing for the Basilica of St. Cristina.

The place of departure and arrival is Bolsena, in Piazza Matteotti where the guide awaits you at the agreed time.

The distance is about 6.00 km there and back, with an easy fix, a road partly paved and partly gravel, and, calculating a journey time of approximately 1h 30.

REF. 2R) Bolsena- Francigena -Bolsena

This tour  pass twice in a road cut into the tufa along the Fosso di Mirabella.

The place of departure and arrival is Bolsena, in Piazza Matteotti where the guide awaits you at the agreed time.

The distance is about 10,00 km round trip, with a medium difficulty, a gravel road, and, calculating a travel time of about 2h 30'.

Clothing: comfortable shoes, breathable clothing, sunglasses, hat or bandana, a small backpack or fanny pack .

Sports Tour

 

RIF.1S) Special ARCHEOTREKKING  Bolsena- Citerno- Civitale- Bolsena

This itinerary allows you to explore the Etruscan excavations at Poggio Moscini, near the Orvietana's road, thus being able to admire the Castle of  Bolsena. The place of departure and arrival is Bolsena, in Matteotti' square where the guide awaits for you at the agreed time. The distance is about 9 km, round trip, with a medium difficulty-easy, a road partly paved and partly gravel, calculating a journey time of approximately 1h 40 '.

RIF.2S) Special Nordic Walking!  Bolsena-La Vena-Guadetto-Bolsena

This route allows you to live a full tour, including art, history, nature and sports!

Leaving the country to the south of Bolsena starts uphill, going to the church of Madonna del Giglio for a path that ends in descent, finding himself on the Via Cassia, the Stones Throw, and then along the lake, crossing a cane, until reaching the Central Avenue between plane trees and Ortenzie-toned pink and cornflower blue. The place of departure and arrival is Bolsena, in Piazza Matteotti where the guide awaits you at the agreed time. The distance is about 7 km, round trip, with a degree of difficulty easy, a road partly paved and partly gravel, calculating a journey time of approximately 1h 50 '.

Tourism

REF. BB Civita di Bagnoregio - Bolsena (full day)

Meet your guide, walk to the old town of Bagnoregio, the birthplace of St. Bonaventure, and continue with the shuttle bus at Civita di Bagnoregio.Sosta for lunch in Bolsena, visit the catacombs and the Basilica of St. Christina and St. George. Visit the museum's territorial Bolsena or Etruscan archaeological excavations at Poggio Moscini. As an alternative to the monuments, sightseeing tour of the lake by boat.

REF. BM Bolsena - Montefiascone (full day)

Meet your guide, stroll along Lake Bolsena, the birthplace of St. Cristina and sightseeing tour by boat. Hike along the Francigena.Degustazione local products at a mill in the area. Packed sacco.Proseguimento by bus to Montefiascone land of EST EST EST, visit the church of S.Flaviano and tour of the winery.

REF. TT-Tuscania and Tarquinia (full day)

Meet your guide, visit Tarquinia between art and Etruscan painting, National Etruscan Museum Vitelleschi, lunch break, visit the Etruscan necropolis of Monterozzi, or visit the Salina.Proseguimento by bus to visit Tuscania Naturalistic Sugareta.

REF. VB Viterbo - Bagnaia - La Quercia (full day)

Meet your guide, Viterbo program tailored to the needs of the group, break or lunch in a typical local restaurant, visit Villa Lante in Bagnaia, visit the sanctuary Madonna della Quercia.

REF. CV-Caprarola Viterbo (full day)

Meet your guide, employees at the San Pellegrino in Viterbo, visit the Papal Palace where the conclave was born, lunch break, continue by bus to Caprarola, visit the Palazzo Farnese, a great example of late Renaissance architecture.

REF. CV-Caprarola Viterbo (full day)

Meet your guide, employees at the San Pellegrino in Viterbo, visit the Papal Palace where the conclave was born, lunch break, continue by bus to Caprarola, visit the Palazzo Farnese, a great example of late Renaissance architecture.

Visiting wineries is my part because I love the wine! All tours you can book through me in advance or when you are here - sometimes Serena is booked out so I prefer a booking in advance - costs on demand.

Wine tasting 1: a selection of wines are brought to taste at the house.

Wine tasting 2: with local cuisine; a selection of wines are brought to taste at

the house accompanied by regional dishes.

Wine tasting 3: visit to a winery in Civitella d’Agliano and dinner with the owners.

More Details
  • Sleeps 8
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Pets considered
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

We bought the property in 1982 and moved from Germany to Italy two years later 1984. I started working the land and planted more then 120 olive trees, bought another olive grove in the neighbor town and now we proudly present one of the best olive oils in this region.

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Speaks English, German, Italian

12 Reviews

5
based on 12 holidaymaker reviews

5

Absolutely wonderful !

  • 5 of 5

Well, where do I start! We stayed here for 2 weeks, family of 2 adults and 4 kids ageing from 12-16 from Edinburgh and it was absolutely perfect. The villa is beautiful and extremely well equiped and I felt the photos online do not do it justice. The kids just loved the pool which is bigger than it looked and deep enough for jumping etc ( 2 metres). The pizza oven was great ( once we got the hang of it ) and the games area was also great fun. The location is perfect for relaxing and for going out and about, the villa is quite remote however the amazing view and tranquility make it perfect for relaxing. We hired a car for around 8 days and highlights were Rome, Orvieto and Lake Bolsena. Not to mention a visit to the Civita ( the old city accessed by the bridge you can see in the pictures ) Kalle was a perfect host, making sure everything was fine and helping us out with advice on the area etc, and his onions were the best ever ( sorry about eating so many ) We also loved Bagnoregio itself , bigger than we thought and the Monday market is good too. The villa is very spacious and has lots of added things we didnt expect, ( little things like fresh coffee makers, and dvds etc) and if you need it the wifi is good as well. If your thinking about this place you wont be disappointed, we also booked car hire and transfers from Rome airport via Kalle (the owner) and it was a lot cheaper than we could find online and all the arrangements were perfect. We would really love to go back !

  • Review Submitted: Jul 18, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello Susan Thank you very much for your review - the short time we spent together was lovely for me,too. Please give my address to Paul and Paula so that they can introduce me the next time ......... Hope to see you again - all the best Kalle
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5

Fabulous Italian Retreat.

  • 5 of 5

We have just spent a fabulous week at Kalle's beautiful house. It is remotely located just a few minutes from Bagnoregio with stunning views toward Civita (the dying city). There were six of us however there was plenty of room with a self contained annex and three further double bedrooms.

The gardens are very well maintained and the swimming pool very welcoming after a hot day sightseeing. The kitchen is very spacious with all the essential appliances/equipment that you will need to make your stay very pleasurable.

It is ideally located for nearby towns such as Orvieto and Lago di Bolsena, both beautiful and well worth a visit. However what really made our holiday so enjoyable was the host, Kalle, who was so kind and helpful and gave a great deal of his time and advice to make our stay unforgettable. Also we had fresh vegetable from Kalle's garden!!

We can thoroughly recommend this villa, you wont be disappointed.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 5, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for the review - it is always my pleasure to have satisfied guests and to help wherever I can do. Grazie di nuovo Kalle
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5

Wonderful rural Italy

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here for a week at the end of August and had a really wonderful holiday. We were a group of seven: a family of 5 (children aged 6, 4 and 1) and two grandparents. The house is beautifully kept and has all the modern comforts you could wish for, lots of clean linen and towels, lovely spacious kitchen with dining table, instant hot water etc. There are 2 bedrooms in the main part of the house, one further bedroom upstairs but only accessed by an outside staircase and the fourth bedroom is part of an 'annex' with its own little kitchen, bathroom and front door.

The gardens are stunning; landscaped lawn areas, an olive grove, vegetable garden (which supplied us with tomatoes aubergines beans and peppers), shady areas under trees and plenty of sun loungers, sun umbrellas, outside dining tables and chairs, traditional pizza oven and barbecue. And the whole place looks straight across a deep wooded valley to the dying city. It is completely quiet day and night except for cicada song. The photos do not do the place justice!

Although the house is isolated and peaceful it is very easy to reach places of interest. We made two trips to Lake Bolsena, where we sailed, and Orvieto (the caves and underground tunnels there are amazing and even suitable for our 4 year-old). Both are about 25 minutes away. And Bagnoregio is a steep 20-30 minute walk away, where you will find shops, banks, gelateries! We could not recommend this beautiful, rural retreat more.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 15, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello Isabel Thank you for the review - I am glad that you and your family loved the place. Being the last guests for this year I waited for your comment and as all the others you gave a 5 star one and this makes me happy - soon the olive harvest will begin and after that I am starting to do some renovation work - Portiglione must offer the same or better level as this year because I want only 5 stars reviews. This area around Civita di Bagnoregio is not so well known but I think it is one of the nicest parts of Italy with all the possibilities for spending some holidays. All the famous cities around like Rome, Orvieto, Siena, Assisi, Florence and many more are inviting you to do some sightseeing and also the lake Bolsena where you can rent our sailing boat or having sailing lessons (also lessons on a catamaran or surfboard) is worth to be visited - our friend Alessandro will do this job on a small private beach - very nice place as you know Isabel. All the best to you and your lovely family. Kalle
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5

Beautiful villa with amazing views!

  • 5 of 5

Thank you and well done to Kalle for a very well equipped and carefully looked after villa. We had a lovely fortnight there. It is clean and well equipped, with all the things you need for a relaxing self catering break. There are plenty of useful cooking utensils, so you can cook easily. The beds are comfortable, and Kalle provided plenty of towels. There is loads of space so you can relax and spread out around the house. There is table tennis and table football, which along with the TV, DVD player and wifi of course, kept our teenage sons happy!

However the most incredible thing is the amazing setting...the view is incredible, and it is so peaceful. You really can just sit around reading, enjoying the sun, relaxing by the pool and enjoying a glass of local wine, along with the vegetables from Kalle’s garden. We didn’t just sit around however; there is plenty to do in the area. We managed trips to Civita, Lake Bolsena, Orvieto, Assisi, Siena to name a few! There is a good supermarket in Bagnoregio, along with a pharmacy, bank, petrol station, etc.

Overall an amazing holiday in an incredible villa – if you can go I would highly recommend it – Kalle’s villa is lovely and he really looks after his guests. He and Ingrid were helpful and kind to us when we arrived later than planned and hungry, and ensured that we had all we needed. Thank you!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 7, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for this wonderful review Alison. As I want to see my guests always happy I think it is very important that they never feel left alone. It is a fortune that I am living in a small house only a couple of hundred meters far away from Portiglione so that I can always interfere if there is a problem or if guests needs some information or help as my last guest who's car was broken and he needed a lift to the train station in Orvieto. I must say thanks to my guests like you because after 30 years that I am living in this area I "forgot" how beautiful the views around my house are! Tanti saluti e mille grazie ancora Kalle
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5

Idyllic summer holiday

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful setting for a lovely house. The other reviews have expressed it very well... Peaceful countryside, complete relaxation, super town nearby with everything you need. We used the bikes every day to climb the hill to Bagnoregio, rewarding ourselves with a treat from the bakery to go with the garden's produce - and of course the pleasure of the freewheel back to the house. Other super towns nearby and easy train access to Rome if you can bear to be away from the house. When you are at the Civita looking down towards Portiglione you won't quite believe that you are so lucky to be calling it home for your holidays! Enjoy!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 7, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for your review Mark Of course it makes me very proud and happy because the best thing for me is when my guests are satisfied with the choice of their holiday home. Before I started to rent out my villa I bought all things people need to stay well and I bought also (because I don't like the cheap plastic garden equipment) a good quality of garden furnitures - then I went into my own house as a guest to see if there is anything I forgot (and there were a few things in the kitchen missing) to offer to my future clients and that's why there is everything holiday makers needs to spend some wonderful days in Portiglione. Tanti saluti to your whole family! Kalle
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5

Perfect place for family vacation!

  • 5 of 5

We had wonderful holiday at Bagnoregio's idylic town, thanks to our host Kalle who took so good care of us!

The house is big enough for two families with children to have relaxing holiday just 1,5 hours from Rome. House itself was clean and comfortable with all modern equipment available! Mostly we spend our time outside but in the evening it was nice to watch ongoing world cup matches via satellite-tv and use WIFI to catch-up with the world.

Outside activities are just great, mountain bikes to have rides around the region. Perfect pool, deep enough for children to have diving competitions. Fresh apricots straight from the tree and vegetables from the garden. Wonderful barbeque facilities where to grill for instance T-bone steaks freshly bought from the local butcher.

You may also want to invite Francesca, a local lady from the village, to come to cook for you a regional meal. For us, she prepared a full 4 course meal with fresh fish from the Lake Bolsena and tiramisu. In fact we were so pleased that we invited her twice! The second time we ate meat as for main course. Price was very affordable and easily arranged, especially for us with children.

Besides Orvieto and Lake Bolsena, we recommend to visit some local Winery.

Thanks to Kalle, he arranged for us a visit to Trappolini winery where we found wonderful Paterno redwine. Needless to say what we brought home as souvenir. Also we recommend Kalle’s own “homemade” produced olive oil with excellent quality!

Portiglione is perfect match for you, if you wish to have some privacy, modern equipment around, wonderful views, activities for you and the children, excellent food and wine and easy access by car to everywhere.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 6, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much Miika - it was a pleasure to see how you and all the other members of your group enjoyed your stay in my house. A word to my olive oil: A long time ago all the farmers picked the olives after the 8th of december but latest studies showed that if you pick them very early (end of october) the oil is much better - wonderful fresh taste. The quantity of oil is less but the quality is much better. And another very important thing is that the olives picked up during the day must be pressed in the following night to have the best result of taste and freshness - I am respecting all these rules to have the best olive oil you can have - of course I am not using chemical fertilizer - all natural and that's why my oil is biological olive oil. I am sure we will meet again - thank you and the rest of the gang for the review. Kalle
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Location

From the Owner

The villa is situated in the wonderful green valley of Civita surrounded by olive trees and it offers a unique view on the dying city - a very peaceful spot not far away from the lake Bolsena and a lot of very nice old towns.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Rome Fiumicino and Ciampino at 120 Kilometres Nearest Golf : Viterbo at 22 Kilometres Nearest Train : Orvieto train station at 20 Kilometres Nearest Motorway : Orvieto A1 at 20 Kilometres Nearest Beach : Bolsena Lake at 15 Kilometres Car: necessary

The villa, situated in the famous Valle dei Calanchi, with the best view on the 'dying city' Civita di Bagnoregio, is the perfect place to relax and because of its unique location can be used as a base to explore Umbria, Tuscany and Lazio. The House is situated 3 km from the quiet, medieval village Bagnoregio, in which there are several shops, petrol stations, supermarkets, Banks with ATM and a Post Office. There are several good restaurants in the area including at the Romantica Pucci where you can taste many good local dishes. There is a pizzeria and several small bars. There are facilities for playing tennis, horse-riding, fishing, walking and cycling, information can be found in the Town Hall (Comune). Bagnoregio is well located in the area where Lazio, Umbria and Toscana meet. In addition to being convenient to cities such as Orvieto (only 15 min by car), Rome, Florence, Siena, Perugia, Todi and Viterbo, Lake Bolsena, with its black sanded beaches and water sports, is less than 10 min drive.

Prices and Availability

Rental rates

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7 night minimum stay
£1,407
for 7 nights
£1,407
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add £29 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £0

•The rental rates are the same from January to December but vary depending on the number of people staying in the house.

There is a minimum price of 1.470€ per week (the price for 6 people), for each extra person the price increases by 35 Euro per person per night. See below for examples.

There is no charge for children under the age of 2

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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Facilities

From the Owner

Well, we fall in love with the land and the whole area around the house - the house itself was a ruin and we needed several years to restore it - moving from one room to another. It was a great adventure and I am happy that we took the decision to leave Germany even if we have had good payed jobs and didn't know how to earn money here in Italy.

Property Type

  • villa

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Farm Holidays

General

  • Activities Guide
  • Basic Soaps
  • Bottled Water
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • ISDN Access
  • Internet
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Shampoo
  • Sunbed
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine

Kitchen

  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Garbage Disposal
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Mini Refrigerator
  • Oven
  • Toaster

Dining

  • Dining Area

Entertainment

  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television

Pool / Spa

  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool

Suitability

  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • rural

Attractions

  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • museums
  • naturist beach
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours

Leisure Activities

  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • sailing
  • bay fishing
  • caving
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing

Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath with Shower, Shower Enclosure, Bidet
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure, Bidet
  • Bathroom 3 - Toilet, Bath with Shower, washing machine is inside here

Bedrooms

  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed, 1 Child Bed
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 Double Bed
  • Bedroom 4 - 2 Child Bed

Outside

  • Deck Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Beach Umbrellas
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Garden
  • Terrace

Meals

  • Self-catering

Partner Offers

Partner Offers

 
Portable wifi hotspot