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Beautiful ancient family villa, surrounded by a huge park with a private pool close to Tivoli and all its archaeological sites.
It is the perfect accommodation if you want a relaxing holiday with your friend and family and, at the same time, you want to visit wonderful historical and artistic sites.
The house can easily accommodate 11 people. It is very well decorated and comfortable. It is also quite fresh, because Tivoli is higher than Rome and its climate is much cooler. There are 6 bedrooms and 4 bathrooms.
The villa is on 3 levels:
On the ground floor, accessible from the garden, there is the kitchen (equipped with oven, hob, washing machine, dishwasher, refrigerator); a huge dining room with fireplace, with a big rectangular table that can accommodate 11 people; a bedroom with a bunk bed and ensuite bathroom with wc, sink and shower.
On the first floor, accessible from the garden too, there is the entrance, 3 double bedrooms (one with ensuite bathroom), 1 bedroom with 2 beds, 1 bedroom with 1 bed and 2 bathrooms with wc, bidet, sink and shower.
Upstairs there is a huge living room, furnished with antiques and fine furniture, with 2 fireplaces, 5 sofas, many armchairs, the TV; a study room with fireplace and sofa.
The cleaning is made every day and it is included in the rental price. Bed linen, towels for the bathrooms and for the pool are changed every week. A baby sitting service and a cook service can be provide if request.
The garden is equipped with chairs, tables and umbrellas; there is a ping pong table and a barbecue and many toys for children.
Around the pool there are sun loungers for sunbathing and umbrellas, table and chairs.
In the garden there are the remains of an ancient Roman aqueduct.
Near the villa there are:
Villa Adriana, one of the most famous and amazing Roman archeological sites, Adriano emperor's residence;
Villa d'Este, one of the jewels of the Italian Reinassence architecture, it is included in the World Heritage List of humanity;
Villa Gregoriana, a natural area of great historical and landscape value.
A Golf Club is 20 km from the house, the Marco Simone Golf Club.
Moreover, the villa is only 30 minutes by car from Rome.
We stayed at L'Osteriola for one week earlier this month. It is a beautifully maintained property very close to Tivoli.
We were a group of 9 - my fiance and myself plus our 7 adult children (ages 19-30). The villa was tastefully decorated, spacious and immaculate. The pool was fantastic! The caretaker lives in a separate section of the house and provided housekeeping services daily. She was very friendly and helpful in spite of our non-existent Italian and her limited english.
Lisia had recommended that we have a rental car and this was very good advice. Tivoli (and the train station) is an easy 10 minute drive while the grocery store was only a few minutes away.
My fiance and I were in Tivoli to be married and with Lisia's help we were able to have our wedding dinner at L'Osteriola. Lisia arranged all the details: the chef, the server, the outdoor table settings (appetizers with prosecco in one area of the garden and a sit down dinner in another) complete with a beautifully set table, hand printed menus and candlelight. Lisia went above and beyond with special touches that we hadn't even asked for. Thanks to Lisia, it was a truly magical evening.
We thoroughly enjoyed all the heritage sites in Tivoli as well as exploring the old town itself. Whether relaxing with a cappucino, shopping for produce at the local market, or just people watching, Tivoli is a place I would definitely return to.
We also traveled by train into Rome for sightseeing. This allowed everyone in our party to pursue their own interests during their stay. The train service between Tivoli and Rome is frequent and very convenient.
I highly recommend Villa Osteriola. I can't say enough about Lisia - she helped to make our stay truly memorable.
The villa is a very nice place just outside of Tivoli. It's even opposite part of an incredibly old aqueduct which is great to see all lit up at night.
We spent most of our time outside by the pool or the tennis table. The grounds a very beautiful and expansive. The pool was a great temperature to cool you down after being in the sun too long and is a good size. Lots of tables an chairs dotted about to cater for everyone. The villa it's self is nice enough, don't expect 5 star hotel modern styling but it had a nice character to it but its nice and cool and didn't get too hot. Kitchen was simple but did the job. A couple of the rooms were apparently a bit noisy as they were right by the road.
We did day trips into Rome, Hadrian's Palace and Tivoli. It literally feels like your walking history. Looking at a building which is 2000 years old does leaves you dazzled. Really amazing places. We hired a car to get around, go to the shops etc. There's a big supermarket about a 20 min drive the other side of Tivoli. A big CarreFour. But we decided to get a train into Rome which took about 45/60 mins.
All in all a very nice Villa and a really great country with amazing food and history.
Some advice if you book.
- Download Google Translate app on your phone. Not a lot of people speak English outside of central Rome so it's a useful tool.
- Bring mosquito repellent. It's quite bitey.
- Make sure everyone in you party doesn't buy a watermelon. You won't get through it all.
Overall the stay was absolutely wonderful. The grounds of the villa were a sight to behold; stunning. The cleaner lady, svetlana, came around each day and was incredibly friendly and well-mannered, albeit there was a slight language barrier. The villa is very secluded so I would recommend a car since the public transport proved slightly unreliable. Location is ideal for a relaxed holiday and I cannot stress enough quite how beautiful the villa and grounds were. 5/5.
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At the moment of the booking, it is necessary to sign a contract and pay the 30% of the price. The final payment is due 1 month before the arriving. Is required a refundable deposit of 500 euros.
The changeover day and the arrival and departure times are flexible.