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Sermoneta, Historic Stone Village House with Pool, in a Medieval Hill Town Close – Home 1829067 House

  • 2 bedrooms
  • 5 sleeps
  • 4 nights min stay

Sermoneta, Historic Stone Village House with Pool, in a Medieval Hill Town Close – Home 1829067

  • House
  • 2 bedrooms
  • sleeps 5
  • 4 nights min stay

Key Info

  • Swimming pool
  • Ask about children
  • Car advised
  • No pets allowed

Description from manager

Description

Come to one of the most perfect medieval towns in Italy and enjoy living in a unique 12th century house, available for rent by the week or month. An unforgettable experience in the mild climate of this fairy-tale like town and area, only twenty minutes from great beaches, and a half hour train ride from Rome, awaits you.

Sermoneta is a rare and wonderfully preserved medieval hilltop town, with the ambiance of earlier epochs and a beauty for the ages. Domus Doull is a restored house in the oldest part of the town, near the dramatic "Caetani" castle, and with views over the Pontine Plain to the Mediterranean. Not far from the Via Appia, and countless other historic sites, and with feasible day trips by train to Rome and Naples, this is a great location for sightseeing. The 40 kilometres of beaches in the are make it a great location for summer holidays too.

The house includes a charmingly painted living room/dining room, a fully-equipped kitchen, and two romantic bedrooms, each with modern baths. Its shady garden is deliciously scented by Jasmine and the blossoms of ancient orange and lemon trees. Enjoy cooking Italian style in the garden's own pizza oven and outdoor grill, then settle in and enjoy your meal at the stone outdoor table. Best of all, enjoy sunning and bathing in a your own pool. In May and June the jasmine blossom is positively overwhelming.

The train station of Latina is only ten minutes by car from Sermoneta, and with the train journey to Rome only half an hour, daily sight-seeing visits to Rome are an attractive proposition. However, there is a wealth of tourist possibilities in the environs of Sermoneta; some of them are noted below. The ABBEY of VALVISCIOLO, a few kilometers north of SERMONETA, was established by Basilian monks in the VIIIth century and passed to the Knights Templar who reconstructed it in Gothic style using local stone. The Knights immortalized their ownership by sculpting their cross on the facade. In the XIIIth century, the Cistercians imposed their own style on the interior and in the decoration. Inside, frescoes by Nicola Circignani (*********) and Emilio Savonanzi (*********) can still be seen. Next to the church is the monastery with its cloisters. Not far from SERMONETA (6km) are the ruins of the ancient town of NINFA, the "Pompei of the Middle Ages", destroyed in 1381. The destruction of NINFA was the result of a feud between two branches of the Caetani family, the winners of which exacted this violent revenge. The town had contained within its walls ten churches, four monasteries, a municipal Palace, and a castle with a high tower. The ruins remained untouched for centuries; the crystal waters from the Lepino hills flowing through the lake and streams of the abandoned site. Today, all that remains of old NINFA are the ruins of the castle, the mills, and the churches, reflected in the waters of its lake. In 1920 Gelasio Caetani converted the site into a natural Oasis, a wonderful park of exotic and rare plants that thrive in this world-renowned micro-climate. These extraordinary gardens can be visited on the first Saturday and Sunday of each month from April to October, and on public holidays.

An extraordinary natural site is the NATIONAL PARK OF CIRCEO, host to the Monte Circeo, 20 km of superb sandy beaches, four lakes and a forest in its 8,500 hectares (18,700 acres). Recognised by UNESCO as a "World Heritage Site", the park contains 1,237 species of fauna and 250 species of bird, and wild boar, deer and foxes thrive in the forest. It also contains ruins of Emperor Domitian's Villa and Lucullo's Spring. The 1,700 foot Monte Circeo is believed to be the site of Circe and her Sirens, described in Homer's Iliad. Circe drugged Ulysses' 23 companions and turned them into swine; however, Ulysses avoided this fate with an antidote provided by Hermes, and persuaded Circe to fall in love with him, which helps explain her decision to return his companions. The Roman Emperors had an eye for beauty, and in addition to Emperor Domitian's Villa near Sabaudia, those of Nero at Anzio and Tiberius at Sperlonga are testament to the fact that vacations in this area have an excellent, and lengthy, pedigree!

Additional amenities: Full Kitchen, Games, Private Chef, Sofabed

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Bed & bathroom

  • 2 Unknown types

Amenities

  • Wireless Internet
  • Private outdoor pool (unheated)
  • Shared outdoor pool (unheated)
  • Grill
  • Patio
  • Balcony or terrace
  • Internet access
  • Stove
  • Fridge
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Kettle
  • Dishwasher
  • Washing machine
  • High chair
  • TV
  • DVD player
  • Stereo system
  • Linen provided
  • Towels provided

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Access

  • Not suitable for wheelchair users

Policies

Check in time: 17:00, Check out time: 10:00
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Smoking
No smoking at this property

About the manager

Commendable Rentals Llc
Average reply time:
1 hour 50 minutes
Response rate:
85%
Calendar last updated:
24 Oct 2021
Years listed:
8
Overall rating:

Languages spoken: English, French, Spanish, Italian

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Reviews

Excellent
16 reviews

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“Suggestivo”

Reviewed 25 Oct 2019

Veramente suggestivo, peccato non si è potuto visitare il castello per gli orari troppo limitati 10/12.Comunque per il resto veramente unico.

Response from the manager Grazie per il review. Spero che to ritornerà di videre il castello.

“The Sermoneta Historic House was more than we hoped for.”

Reviewed 9 Aug 2016

We had only two weeks in Italy and we did not want to overextend ourselves. We wanted to see Rome, go to the beach, and stay in a hilltop village, all three of the quintessential tourist experiences … More

Response from the manager Dear Lynne, We are so happy to read your thoughtful review, and know that you holiday with your family was the source of wonderful future memories. After all, that is what its all about. I should add to all the good things that you said, for those who don't want to drive, there are hourly ( or more) trains to Rome that take only 35 minutes. Very easy.

“Consider yourself fortunate if you get to stay here”

Reviewed 27 Apr 2016

What more can you ask for? A fabulous retreat in a delightful, medieval hilltop town well located close to both Rome and Naples. The beautiful house is perched on top of the hillside with magnificent … More

Response from the manager We are so glad that you enjoyed your stay. Indeed, Sermoneta is one of Italy's most beautiful, best-kept secrets. I am glad that you had a chance to meet Richard and Carol, the owners, who aren't always there. However, we at Commendable Rentals, and I, who lived there, make sure that guests, have 18 pages of suggestions of things to see and do, and are always keen to offer suggestions and advise to our guests there. I am glad that you got to see Tiberius's Grotto. It's one of my favorite outings, too. Susan, Commendable Rentals

“Feel like a local in this amazing hillside town. And the pool! Che bella piscina!”

Reviewed 22 Nov 2015

Visiting Sermoneta is an ideal Italian experience. It's small, not touristy, and exceptionally beautiful. And staying at this house was magical. When we walked in and saw the stone walls and f… More

Response from the manager Dear David, Thank you so much for writing about your stay, I particularly loved that you referred to Marcella Hazan, who was one of my first introductions so many years ago to Italian cooking, before I moved to Italy. But , I am delighted that you also took time to explore some of the many wonders of the area. The Gardens of Ninfa, as a World Heritage site should be on everyone's "bucket list". Thanks again for your eloquent note, and come back soon!

“Comfortable lodgings in updated stone house in hilltop medieval town in striking distance of Rome and magnificent beach.”

Reviewed 11 Nov 2015

I highly recommend this sel-contained apartment in a renovated stone house dating from the 12th century in a historic hilltop town. Sermoneta is free of traffic, with magnificent views over the countr… More

Response from the manager I am so delighted that you enjoyed your stay. I hope that you don't mind if I make a few comments. Perhaps you did not use the kitchen, because of all the great restaurants, but is is certainly a real kitchen and not a kitchennette. It has a dishwasher, a microwave, a large oven, a 4 burner gas stove-top, a clothes washer, and automatic Nespresso espresso machine, lots f dishes, glasses, pots and pans. It is big enough for several people to be cooking together. The pool is far from a wading pool as it is up to 2 meters deep, and 5 meters by 5 meters. But as you were there recently, maybe you just looked at it. I hope that you can come back and enjoy a full immersion swim! Thanks again for writing. All the Best

“Stunning villa in Sermoneta”

Reviewed 23 Oct 2015

This was the perfect weekend getaway - the house is stunning with gorgeous views on the valley. I can't decide what the best part of the house is - the pool, the cacti, the secret garden, the roo… More

Response from the manager This is what we love to hear. Thank you for writing!

“Amazing”

Reviewed 23 Oct 2015

Absolutely wonderful. Can't wait to go back! Was a beautiful home with everything you needed. The town was great and the views stunning. Easy to get to Rome and around the area. Would recommend t… More

Response from the manager We are so glad that you would like to come back. You , like us, most have fallen under Sermoneta's magical spell.

“Bliss”

Reviewed 23 Oct 2015

We had a fantastic time staying at the house in Sermoneta, literally could not fault it. With everything you need a stone's throw away - great local wine, food, markets and sights, you could happ… More

Response from the manager We are so glad that you enjoyed your stay in beautiful Sermoneta, actually voted one of the most beautiful Medieval towns in all of Italy. We do hope that you will return. While planning your trip, do ask us about xschedules for some of the many festivals organized in Sermoneta all year around. For example, there is an Arts festival the entire month of May and a music festival the entire month of July, but also smaller events 12 months of the year!

“A Perfect Holiday Retreat--Close to Rome with Hill-town Views”

Reviewed 15 Jul 2014

Sermoneta offers a fully-accommodating family space to recreate and relax. We spent 10 days here in late June, which included a couple of memorable beach excursions along the historic coastline, hi… More

Response from the manager We are delighted that you enjoyed your time in Sermoneta. It is indeed a special place, as there are few 800 year old towns that are both so well maintained, offer the sense of such an historic past, while having a vibrant community, with a fine life-style and a many cultural events. Sermoneta also has a micro-climate with mild year around weather which offers great a spring or fall holiday as well as delightful summers. We hope to see you back soon.

“Splendid home in a glorious and unique Village!”

Reviewed 19 May 2014

The web site proposed a lovely location and property; the reality well met all of those advance expectations. The owners were most helpful for establishing the arrival processes and the local staff pr… More

Response from the manager We are so glad that you appreciated the exceptional charm and the history of this very special Italian town. We are also please that you liked our house. It was an absolute pleasure to meet you.Thank you for writing.

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