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Magnificent Castle Complex, 4 Tastefully Converted Terraced Cottages & Bedrooms - Firenze



Updated: 27-Oct-2016
Cottages nearby Lake Bolsena, Grotte di Castro, Viterbo, Lazio - Equidistant Between Florence and Rome, Only 8km away from Lake Bolsena

Il Castello di Santa Cristina. A hidden gem in the heart of Italy - a base from which to explore three beautiful regions of Italy - Tuscany, Umbria and Lazio. Santa Cristina Castle is a peaceful heaven set away from the usual tourist routes, yet easily accessible to many places of interest such as Rome, Florence, Sienna and Orvieto. The location also gives guests unique access to great beaches, countryside, regional cooking and culture stretching across central Italy. Santa Cristina is hidden among lush hills in the heart of a country estate. On offer is the best in comfortable accommodation, peace and relaxation – a haven from the outside world. Count Antonello Caterini and his family, the castle estate owners for over 800 years, will help make your holiday truly memorable. Nearby are restaurants and lakes with great beaches and breathtaking views. Mountain biking, tennis, horse-riding, sailing, rambling and other country pursuits are available.

Details for holiday cottage Firenze , 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, 2 Bathrooms

Firenze is a rustic, creeper clad end of terrace cottage that overlooks the pool and the lower terrace which offers an attractive outdoor dining area.

French doors open from the upper terrace into a large, very light living room with a handsome wood-burning fireplace, beamed ceiling and terracotta floor. The furnishings are comfortable and traditional, with attractive lamps, curtains and old prints.

The separate custom-made kitchen of traditional tiles and heavy wooden doors has a dishwasher and the large downstairs shower room houses a washing machine.

Upstairs the double bedroom overlooks the main terrace and garden. Its furnishings are bright and pretty.

A second more traditional twin-bedded room has good antique furniture and the third has charming patchwork covers.

There is plenty of storage space, room to sit and relax, and a second small shower room.

Nearby is the BBQ area.

This is cottage living in some style.

  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Swimming pool
  • Pets considered
  • Internet

About the Owner

Antonio Mancini Caterini, hello. Equestrian guide, sporty person, last generation of the family who own the estate since 1700. After many years spent working in the advertising business, now is dedicating himself since 1998 to manage the castle estate by transforming it into a holiday accommodation for people who want to relax and enjoy the fantastic unspoiled countryside and history of this area. To find an eco friendly, sustainable way of producing an income with the estate is my present commitment. If you like :horse riding, bike riding, swimming\snorkelling (Lake Bolsena), tennis :Then come and join me. Otherwise history and environment are other two interesting subjects here. Thank you and hope to see you here soon..

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Speaks English, Italian

Guestbook comments from the owner

Hi Antonio We had a fantastic holiday and found everything so relaxing. I would appreciate it if when you get back from Italy that you can contact me so that we can book 2 weeks for next year! Martin Bagley

Just a short note to say how much we enjoyed our stay at Santa Christina. A beautiful location, excellent facilities and very comfortable accommodation. The pool was a real plus point especially as we were blessed with such good weather. We had a wonderful time during our stay in Italy.

Bob, I would like to thank you for your help and assistance. I would also be grateful if you would pass on our thanks to Antonello, Christina and Paola Steve Robins

Dear Antonio We had a fantastic time at Santa Christina last year and would really love to return in August 2008. We are trying to sort out our annual leave, provisionally we would be interested in two weeks beginning August 10th. Could you advise on availabilty? Very best regards and Happy New Year.

Dec 2006
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From the Owner

This estate has always been in my family since 1700.

Activity and Interests

Special interest holidays:

painting, photography and cookery holidays. If you are interested in these kind of holiday please call us.

Discover the delights and colours of Autumn in Italy, with camera or paint brush. Be creative and enjoy the taste of your creativity with a cooking course.


There are safe, unspoilt comfortable and attractive beaches very nearby with lakeside restaurants, boating and water sports - just 8 kilometres away - all around the very large freshwater lake Bolsena. If you prefer a beach by the sea then you will find the best beaches about 45 minutes drive through the attractive Tuscan countryside to the very attractive Capalbio beach on the Med where the inhabitants of Rome prefer to spend their leisure time by the sea.


Nearest airports is Rome ( Fumincino) but also Rome Ciampino and Perugia both about an 1.5hrs away by motorway. Although you do not need a car it is strongly recommended that you do hire some form of transport.


The nearest village is about 3 kilometres away. There are so many places to visit in this area you are spoilt for choice. Orvieto and Viterbo are the nearest towns and both are definitely worth a visit .Siena is only 1 hr 15 min away .

Further Details:

There is so much to do and so many places to visit in this area that it would be pointless trying to list them here. However, please visit our website to learn more and find links to places of interest :www.santacristinacastle.com .


Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Rate 1
1 Mar 2017 - 14 Apr 2017
1 night minimum stay
for 1 night
Rate 3
15 Apr 2017 - 10 Jun 2017
1 night minimum stay
for 1 night
Rate 2
11 Jun 2017 - 31 Aug 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Rate 4
1 Sep 2017 - 8 Nov 2017
1 night minimum stay
for 1 night

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Changeover Day:
Preferred changeover day is Saturday. Arrive after 15:00 hours - depart 10:00 hours. However, we are flexible and sometimes we are able to accommodate our guests starting on different days .

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
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Updated: 27-Oct-2016
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Property Type

  • cottage


  • Internet


  • Dining Area

Pool / Spa

  • Outdoor Pool


  • pets considered

Location Type

  • resort
  • rural


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure, Bidet
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure, Bidet


  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1
  • Bedroom 2
  • Bedroom 3


  • Golf ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...


  • Self-catering


  • Notes on accommodation: All cottages have gas central heating for the cold winter nights, although, even in late november it can be warm enough not to need heating. Of course, for the off-season guest, as Santa Cristina is in the heart of the forest, there is plenty of wood to burn to enjoy a cosy fireside evening with a glass of local wine and a good book. Outside: The large pool is shared with other guests and is attended each day by the estate gardienne. The grounds of the castle are well tended and you can play tennis, football, volleyball or badmington. There are stables with 10 horses attended by a qualified riding instructor who will happily give lessons or for experienced riders organize treks for couple of hours or all day with a picnic by the lake. There are many walks and not too far away is a lake that makes for a quiet and peaceful place to while away an hour or two, in the evening sunshine, before dinner.

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